May 27, 2008

Solid Cast in Jersey Boys Rocks Cincinnati!

May 27th, 2008’s Scott Cain says that there’s no doubt that Jersey Boys is a huge hit in New York, where it won the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical and has been playing to sold out audiences ever since. But, how would the show play outside of the shadow of New Jersey and without the bridge and tunnel crowds, where the references and in-jokes wouldn’t make as much sense? “Pretty damn well” is the answer as evidenced by the national tour currently playing Cincinnati.

Jersey Boys has a lot going for it, including instant song recognition from the core theatergoing audience, a smartly constructed story, and perfectly suited direction and choreography. The national tour boasts a solid cast, and it’s easy to see why crowds are quickly on the feet at the final curtain across America just as they are in New York.


  1. The Cincinnati Show was fantastic!!! I took my mom and I am not sure who had more fun!!! The cast was great!! We were front row and saw all the raw emotion that came from the main characters..It was very moving and completely wonderful! We did purchase the soundtrack which was done by the actual Broadway cast and nothing against them, but it wasn’t at all able to be compare to the talent here in Cincinnati…What a show…Can’t wait to see it again!!

    Comment by Christina — May 27, 2008 @ 3:09 pm

  2. I’ve been a fan of Jersey Boys ever since I watched it win Best Musical at the 2006 Tony Awards. Since I live in Cincinnati, however, I was never able to see the show until the touring cast came. I didn’t think it would compare to the original Broadway cast with John Lloyd Young and Christian Hoff, but it turned out to be fantastic! Andrew Rannells, who plays Bob Gaudio, was especially good. I loved the show so much, I’m blowing my birthday money on tickets to see it again next week! I would highly recommend this show to absolutely anyone!

    Comment by Molly — June 4, 2008 @ 3:18 pm

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