December 7, 2008

Two Real Jersey Boys and Girls–Bob Gaudio and Renee Marino!

December 7th, 2008

JERSEY BOYS national tour opens Thursday at the Buell Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex and plays through January 3. Denver Post Theater Critic John Moore has a terrific interview with two real Jerseyites–the legendary Bob Gaudio and Jersey Boys national tour cast member, Renee Marino, the only cast member from New Jersey. Garden Staters Gaudio and Marino talk about the place that made them.

“Our scrappiness comes from living in the street,” Gaudio said. “We came from the kind of areas most people strive to get out of, so that you can make something of yourself.”

Marino says The Four Seasons’ street-corner symphony was a way of life in Jersey neighborhoods. “Hanging out on the corner singing under street lamps is absolutely how a lot of groups in the ’50s and ’60s got started,” she said. “These guys didn’t have playgrounds and after-school programs. They had corners and card games.”

Read the full interview and check out photos on

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