Tuesday, December 8, 2009

"Jersey Boys" at D.C.'s National Theatre


I saw Jersey Boys this past weekend in Washington, D.C. at the National Theatre, and now I know what everyone has been raving about since opening on Broadway in 2005. The play tells the fascinating story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The music alone will blow you away.
The Four Seasons (originally known as The Four Lovers, glad they changed that!) was comprised of talented musicians from where else, New Jersey - Valli, Tommy DeVito, Bob Gaudio and Nick Massi. Legendary songs like "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)," and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" are all hits of the 1960s group.

The play spans the formation of the group to their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and where they are today. The costumes are amazing. I wish that men still wore suits all the time like they used to.
This photo of Frankie Valli and John Lloyd Young (the original actor who played Valli on Broadway) is from the Tony Awards red carpet ceremony from early fall. Jersey Boys runs at the National Theatre until December 12.

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