August 20, 2012

Jersey Boys 2nd Natl Tour Rocks Rhode Island!

August 20th, 2012

Laurie Higgins of the Cape Cod Times describes the JERSEY BOYS second national tour company performance at the PPAC in Providence as a mesmerizing show, whether you are a fan of The Four Seasons or not. Check out a preview of her rave review:

The first narrator, covering spring, is Tommy DeVito, which is metaphorically appropriate since Tommy was actually responsible for starting the band. As Tommy, Colby Foytik has the perfect blend of bluster and ego and the timing to drop some of the funniest lines in the show with aplomb.

Jason Kappus is wonderfully cast in the role of Bob Gaudio, exuding innocence in the beginning as the youngest member of the band, but also the sage business sense that makes him such a success.

Bass player Nick Massi, played with understated brilliance by Brandon Andrus, narrates autumn and chronicles the band’s fall from glory… Nick’s deep voice and oh-so-perfect facial expressions make him a favorite. Even though he doesn’t have a ton of lines, the ones he does have are delivered impeccably. He is especially memorable as he details the hell it is to share a room with Tommy on the road and then later as he bows out gracefully, without asking for a thing.

Winter is narrated by Frankie, who has matured throughout the show from a kid who sings like an angel to an international superstar. Brad Weinstock has both the incredible range of octave and the Jersey-boy-made-good mentality that brings Frankie to life. While Foytik and Andrus bring a lot of comedy to the stage, Weinstock can be credited for the emotional resonance that makes the musical memorable.

Click HERE to read the entire review.

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