As someone who loves musicals, I’m ashamed to say this was another Broadway show I didn’t know much about. I was thrilled to death to be able to get tickets to see it as I’ve heard good things about it. Not as thrilled as my mom, though, who responded to my text message question on whether she’d like to go see it with me, with “Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!” Needless to say, she was very excited.
If you don’t know much about Jersey Boys, it’s about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and how the group was formed in the beginning and how it changed through out the years. It’s told through the viewpoints on Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. It was very interesting to see the story through each of their eyes. The Four Seasons wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were thirty. They weren’t musicians when they started, they were just blue collar boys growing up on the wrong side of the tracks. They had lots of talent and big dreams.
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There was a scene in the second act, where I just teared up. Other scenes where I just wanted to sing along, I mean, how can you not help but sing to “Big Girls Don’t Cry” or “Walk Like a Man”? But my absolute favorite song was when “Frankie Valli” came out and performed “Can’t Take my Eyes Off of You”. It’s a song that touches my heart everytime I hear it. And to hear it live by such a great singer as Jarrod Spector, it was perfect.
If you want to relive some memories by hearing Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons or create some new memories, Jersey Boys will be playing at the Fox Theatre from now until June 10. The performance schedule is Tuesday-Saturday evenings at 8 p.m.; Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. A special weekday matinee will take place on Thursday, June 7 at 1 p.m.
Tickets for JERSEY BOYS begin at $28 and are available through authorized ticket sellers at the Fox Theatre Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.broadwayinatlanta.com or by phone at 1-800-982-2787. Orders for groups of 10 or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to chance without notice. For more information, visit www.JerseyBoysTour.com or www.broadwayinatlanta.com.
Disclosure: Brave PR provided these tickets to Jersey Boys. As always, the thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.