August 22, 2011

Jersey Boys Tells A Compelling Story in Columbus!

August 22nd, 2011

Another rave review for the JERSEY BOYS first national tour in Columbus! Check out the preview from

Joseph Leo Bwarie as Frankie Valli is clearly the stand-out as his charisma and soaring falsetto make up For his small stature compared to his partners. As Tommy DeVito put it, “a kid from the neighborhood with a voice like an angel.”

Matt Bailey creates an accurate portrait of a rough-edged Tommy DeVito, who brought the band together but his gambling debts with the mob and unpaid taxes lead to his eventual break up and the beginning of the group’s demise.

As Bob Gaudio, Quinn VanAntwerp exudes confidence, charm and wit as the singer/songwriter genius who remains well grounded despite the group’s fame. The self-professed “Ringo” of the group, Nick Massi (played by Steve Gouveia) adds style and truth as the group’s bassist.

Director Des McAnuff provides a swift pace with shifting narratives, smooth set transitions and Roy Lichtenstein style art pieces which move the show along while adding class to the ’60′s time period. Sergio Trujillo’s stylish choreography captures the movements of the 60′s with a theatrical precision and flair, while the orchestrations by Steve Orich are extremely sharp and well executed under the direction of John Samorian.

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