January 29, 2012

Reflections from Jersey Boys Director Des McAnuff in DCP

January 29th, 2012

Brian P. Sharp has posted a recent interview with JERSEY BOYS director extraordinaire, Des McAnuff. Along with McAnuff sharing some interesting tidbits about his early days, he reflects on what a great privilege it has been to direct JB. Here’s a preview:

Some of McAnuff’s career highlights have been the role he played in developing the LaJolla Playhouse, his position as Artistic Director at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, and now, of course, the smash hit Jersey Boys.

This show proves that the electric musical is comfortable on the stage. It tells a great story and uses rock and roll to do just that. The show “sings effortlessly and brilliantly.”

McAnuff points out what a great privilege it has been to direct this show.

And for the men reading this … Jersey Boys is a great way to take a girl out and still enjoy a show!

McAnuff says that the songs in Act I demonstrate the group’s rise to success, and then in Act II the show develops thematically through the songs. This show draws people in … you are taken in by the story … and then suddenly you are watching the Four Seasons!

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