Monday, July 30, 2012

The Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Chick and I took advantage of another Broadway in Portland musical last Thursday night and saw the Broadway smash Jersey Boys.

The musical opened on Broadway in 2005, and has since had a North American National Tour, along with productions in London's West End, Las Vegas, Chicago, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney and Philadelphia. Jersey Boys won four 2006 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

The story dramatizes the forming, rise and eventual break-up of the original four members of The Four Seasons. The musical is separated into four "seasons", each narrated by a different member of the band. Act 1 comprises Spring (Tommy DeVito); Summer (Bob Gaudio); Act 2 comprises Fall (Nick Massi); Winter (Frankie Valli); each member has a different perspective on the band and his contribution to it.

Fabulous stage presentation and music that you can't stop singing along too.

Pre-show cocktails and appetizers at Morton's of Chicago.  A fabulous evening!