Discover how four New Jersey boys from the wrong side of the tracks invented their own unique sound, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and sold 100 million records worldwide. With spectacular performances of all their hits, JERSEY BOYS is the electrifying true life story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons; the mob, the heartaches, the triumphs and the music.
This sensational production features many of the bands worldwide hits, including: BEGGIN', CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU, OH WHAT A NIGHT, WALK LIKE A MAN, BYE BYE BABY (BABY GOODBYE), SHERRY, BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY and many more.
Easily one of the best shows in London
I recently bought tickets to go and see The Jersey Boys through Booze Free London and thought it was worth writing a review.
I was unsure what significance an American 60's musical would have on a young adult bought up in the UK suburbs' and my feet were itchy knowing I hadn't heard of The Four Seasons, but these feet were soon tapping after the opening number of Fame like version of Ces soirees-la which was more than unexpected. I have since learnt this is a cover version of The Four Seasons original "Oh What A Night"
Surprisingly to myself I knew most the songs (even though one from a modern day Adidas advert rather than in its original form) It was astonishing how many huge hits this band had and yet to me, remained unheard of.
The acting was superb, Ryan Molloy who plays Franki Valli was exceptional, I couldn't take my eyes off him and as "cool" as I am, I had the urge to stand outside the stage door to try and meet him after the show.
Most the time, I find musical narrative is a mechanical link for the songs but this time I felt we went on a authentic and bone fide journey with the band through their trials & tribulations, I shed a genuine tear when Franki Valli goes through heartache and laughed out load at the awkward character of Nick Massi.
Without a doubt this is one of the best shows on the West End. I left the theatre feeling inspired by its rags to riches storyline, affected by its musical memories and ashamed that I haven't given The Four Seasons a ITunes download before today.
The Prince Edward theatre is impeccable, even though it oozes tradition, it must have been refurbished recently as it has the most spacious and comfortable seats I have sat on in a theatre.
This is musical theatre at its best.