August 26, 2008

Jersey Boys in Toronto–The Coolest Guys on the Planet!

August 26th, 2008

Sun Media’s John Coulbourn gives the Toronto production of Jersey Boys FIVE stars in his review and states that if you’ve always harbored a secret desire to hang out with the coolest guys in the neighborhood, the wait is over. In fact, the Jersey Boys might just be the coolest guys on the planet — at least as portrayed in Des McAnuff’s jubilant Tony Award-winning celebration of the life of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

It’s a story beautifully, if sparingly, told in a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, brought to life with stunning and straightforward genius by Des McAnuff and a hugely talented cast. And frankly, it should play forever, for in transforming the tale into a stage musical, McAnuff and his collaborators have transcended the jukebox musical to such a degree that all that lovely music is actually secondary to the relationship between the characters that unfolds on stage.

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  1. Whoo hoo! Another great review. I am really jealous of all the folks that can attend the Toronto show. Enjoy!

    Comment by GLADYS MARLIN — August 26, 2008 @ 8:17 am

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