Director: Des McAnuff; Written by: Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Cast: (the cast may change on different dates) Matt Corner, Simon Bailey, Declan Egan, Matt Hunt, Dayle Hodge, Nicola Brazil, Stuart Dawes, Mark Dugdale, Leanne Garretty, Lucinda Gill, Nicky Griffiths, Will Haswell, Mark Heenehan, Mark Isherwood, Ben Jennings, Joe Maxwell, Nathaniel Morrison, Dan O’brien, Chris Stoddart, Helen Ternent, Ben Wheeler; Music and lyrics: Bob Gaudio, Bob Crewe
The Olivier Award winning "Jersey Boys" tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
It begins in 1962 when the boys were still gigging around New York, mixing with the mob, and waiting for their big break. Then they meet Bob Gaudio with his clutch of classic songs and off they go... on the road to fame and fortune and a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
But will their mob associations come back to haunt them?
Craig has been to see this musical himself and enjoyed it very much (check out his review). If you're a fan of 60s pop songs then you will love it too -- songs like "Sherry" and "Bye Bye Baby" are classics! And then it moves onto stuff like "December 1963, (Oh What a Night)", "Can't Take My Eyes Off You".
The good thing about this show is that they actually play the songs properly, not just little snippets. Craig actually went out and bought their Best-Of CD the very next day -- that's how good the tunes are!
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