August 1, 2009

Jersey Boys in Boston: A Savvy, Toe-Tapping Look at The Four Seasons!

August 1st, 2009

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Nancye Tuttle of The Lowell Sun is the latest critic who has posted another fantastic JERSEY BOYS review! Here’s a preview:

Unlike other so-called “jukebox musicals,” Jersey Boys doesn’t simply churn out tune after tune with minimal plot. It delves into how the Four Seasons came to be, starting with Tommy DeVito’s early group, the Four Lovers, his brushes with the law and how he latched onto young Frankie. The group, which also included Nick Massi, didn’t succeed until Gaudio joined them. A songwriter/performer, he had the musical chops to write the group hits.

The ensemble is strong, notably Joseph Bwarie as Frankie Valli. His voice matches the master’s and his performance is a showstopper. Other standouts are Josh Franklin as the talented, naive Gaudio, Steve Gouveia as fourth-wheel Nick Massi, and Matt Bailey as manipulative Tommy DeVito, the brains behind the Seasons, whose gambling problems signal their demise.

Jersey Boys is a toe-tapping trip back in time, when American Bandstand and Ed Sullivan turned hopefuls into stars and kids rocked to music they could dance to.

Visit for the entire review!


  1. I saw Jersey Boys last year in Houston. Front row Center. I had a hard time sleeping that night. It was the most fun I have had in 20 years and I have had a great time so don;t think it’s the only thing I have done/ Amazing performances. Exhilarating music. I can’t wait to see it again.I talked my sister into going to Vegas to see it and she is watching as I write. I am jealous/

    Comment by Barbara Redden — August 2, 2009 @ 12:17 am

  2. This tour group just gets better and better. I am so glad I caught them in Houston, Dallas and Atlanta. Looking forward to planning another trip to see them somewhere soon.

    Comment by Gladys — August 2, 2009 @ 4:27 pm

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