February 3, 2009

Toronto’s ‘New’ Jersey Boys ROCK!

February 3rd, 2009

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Mary Alderson of GrandBendStrip.com notes that back in August 2008, Aubrey Dan of Dancap Productions proudly brought the Broadway tour of the Tony-award-winning Jersey Boys to Toronto. He talked about the Canadian connection – the director was Des McAnuff (now artistic director of the Stratford Festival) and the choreographer was Sergio Trujillo, both of Toronto. Plus, Jeremy Kushnier of Winnipeg was playing one of the lead roles.

And indeed, the touring company put on a very good show, proving popular with Ontario audiences. But on January 20, Jersey Boys reopened, this time with a Canadian cast that is going to stay here – probably for a very long time, if the enthusiasm on opening night is any indication. The energetic Canadian cast brings even more passion to this New Jersey story.

According to Alderson, if you saw Jersey Boys in 2008, come on back and see the Canadian cast – it just gets better! You get an interesting story, cleverly strung together by narrators who were there, plus good old pop rock, sung by amazing voices. If you’re a fan of the stage version of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story or shows like Drayton’s Twist and Shout: The British Invasion and Legends, then you’ll love Jersey Boys. It’s the best of the jukebox musicals.

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