Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Jersey Boys

I recently went to Melbourne to see my Grandma and attend her 90th birthday!! Impressive. But being a massive musical fan I took the opportunity to see a musical while I was there. And when I say I took the opportunity, it was actually my sister's idea and she will most likely inflict a serious tongue lashing upon me if I don't acknowledge this. So we went and saw Jersey Boys. I desperately want to see Mary Poppins only that opened 2 days after we left. Typical.

So as the picture indicates it is the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, an apparently very famous singing group. Now I will admit that I only heard of them for the first time a few years ago when Colin Firth mentions them in Love Actually as he is driving his maid home. So I was very surprised to find that I knew most of the songs. Who knew they were so famous? Lots of people I guess!!

The boys who starred in the Aussie production were Bobby Fox as Frankie Valli, Scott Johnson as Tommy De Vito, Stephen Mahy as Bob Gaudio and Glaston Toft as Nick Massi. Wowzers, they were just incredible. There harmonies were simply perfect and the Bobby Fox's falsetto was perfect. It was such an awesome production and I loved every minute of it.

Awesome yes?


Aimee said...

my mum desperately wants me to see this with her. I love the four seasons (pretty much all music from that era) s i'd say based on your review I'll enjoy it immensely!

Amused said...

Oh man this was playing in SF for awhile and I totally missed it. Looks like it was fun!

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Sounds like a great time! Congratulations to your Grandma on reaching 90!


Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

I've always thought this musical looked like fun. I'm glad you loved it!

Elise said...

Aimee - you absolutely should see it if at all possible!

Leah - it was fabulous, maybe you'll get to see it somewhere else some time!

Amy - thanks, it certainly is a big milestone!!

Kim - it was just so much fun!