September 17, 2008

Jersey Boys in the Library…

September 17th, 2008

Jersey Boys Poster

It’s amazing how Jersey Boys can make even a student in the library with a tough research project smile!

Yesterday, at the library, a frustrated student came into my office asking for help on a research project. The frustration soon disappeared when she saw my Jersey Boys poster hanging on the wall behind my desk. The student couldn’t quit smiling as she said, “Hey, have you seen Jersey Boys here ALREADY?”

Well, I said, “Yeah, I’ve seen it a couple dozen times–in Vegas, New York, LA, San Francisco, Cleveland,” as I showed her Jersey Boys Blog. I quickly added, “Have you seen Jersey Boys yet?”

The student couldn’t contain herself as she said, “OMG, it was the greatest show I’ve EVER seen! I saw the late show last week! Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect–I didn’t grow up with that kind of music, so I had no idea how great this was going to be! Turns out I knew EVERY song!”

She continued, “Those guys playing The Four Seasons were incredibly talented–so was the whole cast! The guy playing Frankie was having the greatest time on stage! I CAN’T WAIT to go back!”

Next time a stressed out student pops into my office, I plan on having the JB Original Broadway Cast Recording playing in the background and the JERSEY BOYS Study Guide on hand!


  1. Susie is a librarian by day? Who knew?!

    Wo oh oh here I am
    With the librarian
    With her dusty books
    And her sultry looks
    Let’s amuse ourselves
    Deep amid the shelves

    C’mon librarian
    Renew our love once again
    Li-brarian, ‘brarian, ‘brarian…

    Comment by stubbleyou — September 18, 2008 @ 8:52 am

  2. What a great story! You never know the friends you’re going to make because of Jersey Boys.

    I was wearing my red JB sweater in my tiny hometown airport, when a random guy came up to me. He had to tell me that he was surprising his girlfriend with a trip to Chicago to see Jersey Boys.

    And Stubbleyou, you are always so clever!

    Comment by Krystal — September 18, 2008 @ 12:26 pm

  3. Susie, how did the discussion on the research project go? Did you guys ever get to that??

    I recently had lunch with an upcoming guest speaker at one of my company seminars and his admin, an aspiring performer–maybe we spent 15 mins on the seminar material, and the rest of the lunch arguing about the greatest musical ever (her friend’s cousin is Patti LuPone)–I believe I had her convinced–over not only “Gypsy” but “Evita” and “Sweeney Todd” as well, but pls. don’t tell Patti!

    Comment by Howard Tucker — September 18, 2008 @ 5:12 pm

  4. Susie, you were also there when it was all still ahead of us- in La Jolla!

    So glad to see that the hook for her wasn’t a decades-long love affair with ‘that kind’ of music, but a connection with a great show- excuse me ‘the greatest show’ she’s ever seen! Conversations like this are taking place everywhere. It’s amazing how Jersey Boys occasionally comes up more than once a day… of course, that’s on a really good day. :)

    Thanks for sharing this sweet slice of your day!

    Comment by Audrey — September 18, 2008 @ 7:21 pm

  5. Too funny, Stubbleyou! Never has a librarian sounded so interesting!

    Howard–I swear, we talked about “scholarly articles” for her project as well–Jersey Boys, scholarly sources, a little more JB…

    Comment by Susie — September 19, 2008 @ 7:28 am

  6. Susie,

    What a great story. Who knew? Jersey Boys is ubiquitous. And Stubbleyou, you may not have to keep your day job if you continue with your creative mind. You oughtta be in pictures or at least write for pictures. I would definitely buy a ticket, perhaps even more than for Jersey Boys! IE

    Comment by irene eizen — September 19, 2008 @ 4:17 pm

  7. Susie-
    Great story. I had an experience last year with a woman st work. I had given her a CD with some of the JB songs on it, but didn’t tell her what it was. Driving home that night, she had to pull off the road when “Sherry” started, because she and her Dad had
    shared a love of FV4S music before he passed away 16 years earlier. She felt it was a message from Heaven and her Dad was saying hello. I felt so good when she told me the story the next day. JB really does bring people together.

    As for Stubbleyou-

    Wo oh oh Stubbleyou
    We love the things you do-o
    You’ve got us on our knees
    With your parodies
    That make us laugh so hard
    You’re our Four Seasons bard
    C’mon, Stubbleyou
    (You’re rhymin’)
    C’mon, Stubbleyou
    (Such timin’)
    C’mon, Stubbleyou
    (Got me cryin’)
    You’re the best at what you do
    Our Stubbleyou, Stubbleyou, Stubbleyou…

    Best regards,
    George O’Brien

    Comment by George O'Brien — September 27, 2008 @ 8:38 am

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