June 30, 2009

Rave Reviews Continue for Jersey Boys in Raleigh!

June 30th, 2009

JB National Tour Raleigh
JB National Tour: Steve Gouveia, Joseph Leo Bwarie, Josh Franklin, and Matt Bailey (Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)

Robert W. McDowell of Classical Voice of North Carolina states, “Oh, what a show!”

When Broadway Series South booked the much-ballyhooed national tour of Jersey Boys for a four-week run at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, expectations were stratospheric — and this explosive backstage musical about Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons exceeded them. Indeed, there are more fireworks onstage than there are in a typical Fourth of July celebration.

According to McDowell, what sets Jersey Boys apart from the typical jukebox musical, with its contrived situations involving fictional characters, is that Jersey Boys is a frank retelling of the long, hard struggle of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons to achieve success as recording artists and live performers.

Triangle theatergoers, who frequently interrupted the June 26 performance with prolonged applause, will not soon forget this rags-to-riches story about the American super-group that provided so much of the soundtrack for Baby Boomers’ teenage years. Don’t miss it.

Read the entire review on CVNC.org.

1 Comment »

  1. His name is JOSEPH LEO BWARIE and he is more than fantastic. I have seen the tour 12 times and each time Joseph, Josh Franklin, Steve Gouveia, and most recently Matt Bailey have thrilled the audience time and time again. I have yet to see a show that is able to set the audience on fire like Jersey Boys does. People are hard pressed to stay in their seats. There are no words to describe the chemistry that this cast has onstage. They enjoy what they do and they enjoy connecting with the audience night after night. What more could anyone ask for?

    Comment by Theresa Black — July 1, 2009 @ 5:34 pm

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