September 21, 2009

Jersey Boys Chicago on ‘Oprah’!

September 21st, 2009


  1. I was glad to see the audience get free tickets. This is a smart way to get people who wouldn’t normally go – because it’s just not in their consciousness.

    I wouldn’t normally have been drawn to buy tickets to this, but fortunately fate got me there and then I couldn’t stop (buying tickets AND getting others to, as well). This is a show for people who aren’t necessarily show-goers. It’s for everyone of course, but there’s a huge untapped market out there that needs to be exposed to the magic. I’ll always remember the quote from Brian Estrada in his Fantastic Fan interview when he said:
    “Christopher Kale Jones and Jarrod Spector really inspired me to believe in myself. Although I never have directly talked to them about such issues, they have motivated me to do things I have never done before, and take chances. I will always owe something to them, even though all they did was sing, act, and dance their asses off.”

    I think the military market could be a good one, if they just had some complimentary tickets. What ‘good will’ press as well?! What says service men better than “Jersey boys.” They have a tight family mentality that would spread the word quickly to comrades and family/ friends. Plus they are all over the world…just like Jersey Boys. I’d sure love to be in the audience when they hear the line about the guys shipping overseas!

    I think the investment would be admirable AND profitable. This show is a gift and I’d like to see it given to those who they themselves give so generously. This show goes beyond extraordinary and deserves extraordinary exposure. Besides, this level of success suggests the call to give back a bit.

    It was great to see Oprah endorse the show with her enthusiasm throughout their performance.

    Comment by Audrey — September 22, 2009 @ 8:04 am

  2. Our Dan dresses these guys. How cool is that. We are coming soon. Linda & Gail

    Comment by Linda Wikle — September 22, 2009 @ 11:54 am

  3. I so enjoyed watching this, and as Audrey pointed out, also seeing Oprah’s enthusiastic support and love for the show. I do wish Dominic would come back to Broadway. I miss hearing that voice!

    Comment by Beverley Micciche — September 22, 2009 @ 8:14 pm

  4. Oprah having The Jersey Boys on was a day I was always waiting for and it was a true blast-from-the-past of the sixties,it was such a great theme and a beautiful time in my life watching this group evolve in real life. To see the cast members of Chicago up there singing Sherry,Big girls don’t cry, & Walk like a man and waiting for my dads part Nick Massi played by Michael Ingersoll,(why don’t you come out) was deep & sweet. The cast did a great job,and your right Audrey they are known all over the world I was surpised that there wasn’t a c.d. under each seat of the audience besides the tickets that were given.
    Loved seeing Oprah singing along and the comment she shared at the end of the show when Stedman gets company he brings them to see THE JERSEY BOYS,that’s great “Go Stedman Go”.
    The Jersey Boys/4 Seasons will always be a very special part of me. I love the OPRAH SHOW and she set the stage to perfection. I adore her and to welcome our JERSEY BOYS was AWSOME!!
    The Jersey Boy cd is as close to the real sound that your going to get in my ears. Another good choice is
    Jersey babys cd when you want to listen to the songs played in instrumental or even sing-a-long too!
    Best Wishes to the Chicago Cast.

    “Blessings Always”

    Patti Massi-Candeliere

    Comment by Patti-Massi-Candeliere — September 22, 2009 @ 11:50 pm

  5. I forgot to mention, the first time I saw Jersey Boys in Vegas there was a huge section of military guys in the audience and they actually stayed out on stage after the last curtain call and thanked them and had everyone give them a curtain call. It was touching.


    Comment by Cat — September 23, 2009 @ 8:26 am

  6. I was fortunate to see the Jersey Boys on my 65th birthday as a present from my Love, Donna. Absolutely loved the show. It was great! I echo the comment about the military! Would be nice although most soldiers today are more in tune with the Jonas brothers or Bon Jovi or country than the 60′s music that their grandparents listened to. I’m Vietnam era so it’s right up my alley, I grew up with these guys!
    (Frankie Valli and the 4 seasons). Thank you all!

    Comment by Tom Murphy — October 17, 2009 @ 12:38 am

  7. I have enjoyed the music of The Four Seasons for over 45 years.
    I have been one of their biggest fans since the 60′s and now to see these great songs of The Four Seasons being performed on Broadway is the best. I went to see the show when it opened in 2005. A great Christmas present.
    Now a new generation gets to appreciate the music of The Four Seasons.

    Comment by Joey S from the BX. — October 17, 2009 @ 7:33 pm

  8. In October, on our annual “Ladies weekend” my sisters, sister-in-law, nieces and daughters traveled (Seattle was the greatest distance!) to see Jersey Boys…What a show!..It was a wonderful show full of songs that I KNEW and loved (I could still remember all of the words to almost every song!) Harmonies, dance moves, wardrobe, etc. were so spot on! After the show our “girls” got a chance to take a picture with three of the leads…fun! After listening to the Broadway tunes, I like our “Frankie” the best. Keep up the fabulous work!

    Comment by Faye Davis — November 26, 2009 @ 3:28 am

  9. My husband and I saw Jersey Boys in Chicago earlier this month. We saw a Saturday matinee. John Michael Dias played Frankie. What a talent! He was great! The rest of the cast was very talented as well. Kudos on a great show!

    Comment by Sandy — November 26, 2009 @ 9:06 pm

  10. I saw the Jersey Boys today in DC! It was Awesome, heartwarming, and very entertaining. I always loved Oh What A Night and used to sing it all the time! I swear I never knew what Oh What A Night was about til today! I took my 19 year old daughter with me who had to see a play for a class assignment. She was wowed by the music and was singing along and smiling and laughing. She was also shocked to see so many older folks singing, clapping, laughing and being so free. The actor who played Frankie was excellent and so was the rest of the cast. I thoroughly enjoyed my Jersey Boys experience.

    Comment by Jackie — November 29, 2009 @ 10:44 pm

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