December 21, 2010

Four Seasons’ Story Shines in Its Return to Boston!

December 21st, 2010

Another thumbs-up review for JERSEY BOYS national tour’s return performance in Boston. Here’s a preview to Don Aucoin’s review in the Boston Globe:

Bwarie’s performance as Frankie Valli (a role he also played last year when “Jersey Boys’’ came to Boston) goes beyond mere mimicry. The Emerson College grad doesn’t simply channel Valli; he inscribes the role with a breath-catching artistry of his own as he soars, without seeming effort, into the upper reaches of the human voice.

Bailey gives swaggering, ne’er-do-well Tommy an itchy, loose-cannon restlessness that makes it entirely plausible that Tommy would — at least in this version of events — spearhead the formation of the group but later nearly tear it apart by running up huge debts to the mob and the IRS (not to mention hitting on Frankie’s girlfriend).

As Nick, Gouveia delivers an understated, deadpan performance that seems fitting for a guy who ruefully (and correctly) describes himself as the Ringo of the group. VanAntwerp brings an easy self-confidence, even a hint of arrogance, to his portrayal of Gaudio, a character who clearly knows how talented he is.

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