May 25, 2016

Jersey Boys Natl Tour Terrific in Tulsa!

May 25th, 2016

JERSEY BOYS is playing at the Tulsa PAC through Sunday with critics & crowds going wild! Check out a sneak peek of the rave review on

What’s most intriguing about this production is how De Jesus gets across the development, the maturation of Valli’s voice. In his first scenes, De Jesus plays up a nasal tone — it sounds young and uncontrolled — but when the Four Seasons don the red jackets to perform “Sherry” for the first time, the change in De Jesus’ voice is startling.

Frankie Valli is a marathon of a role, and De Jesus is excellent in it. He makes one see this character truly grow up — when he finally explodes at DeVito over the mess he’s put the band in, De Jesus gives the moment such energy that it’s electrifying.

Dailey plays DeVito as a guy who doesn’t quite have enough oily charm to cover his thuggish personality, whose need for control points out his deep insecurities. Seeley’s Gaudio, on the other hand, is a clear-sighted pragmatist, with just enough innocence to sell “December 1963 (Oh What a Night).”

Oklahoma native Keith Hines takes the “man of few words” qualities of Nick Massi to the extreme — he makes Massi’s terse lines sound as if speaking is something Massi’s mouth isn’t quite comfortable doing. But that also makes the moment when Massi unloads a decade’s worth of grievances about DeVito’s personal habits that much more a comic highlight.

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