September 19, 2010

Jersey Boys Shines in Sydney!

September 19th, 2010

JERSEY BOYS officially opened in Sydney on Saturday at Theatre Royal. Check out a sneak peek of John Shand’s rave review in the Sydney Morning Herald:

This is easily the best jukebox musical ever. Yes, best in a dismal field, but immediately setting it apart is a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice that fizzes with snappy dialogue and bullying one-liners. It creates credible characters for not only the four leads but also a supporting cast led by Daniel Scott’s Bob Crewe (the band’s shrewd, amusing lyricist/producer) and Lisa Adam as Valli’s wife, Mary, whose sharp tongue cannot prevent a slide into disillusionment.

The show is defined by its singing. Fox’s remarkably Valli-like falsetto creates truly thrilling moments in the harmonies (Rag Doll being a notable example), and the many Gaudio/Crewe-penned hits such as Big Girls Don’t Cry and Walk Like a Man explode from the stage with verve, polish and conviction.

Visit the Sydney Morning Herald for the full review.

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  1. Went to Show Nov 18th. Seat A18. Was my 60th birthday and a surprise from my son. Fantastic show. Loved every minute of it. Faultless performance. Glad we were up front.
    I’m sure the guys on stage thought I was odd as I think I had a grin from ear to ear the whole time. It was nice that, on a couple of occasions, there was a nod of acknowledgment from one or two of the boys on stage. A nice touch which meant a lot to an old bird.
    Thank you for an amazing night.
    Franki should see this show.

    Comment by Anne — November 21, 2011 @ 1:15 am

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