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Jersey Boys


On my last visit to New York City in 2006, I watched the Tony Award winning musical Jersey Boys and LOVED IT!!! OMG I cannot rave enough about this musical. Its perhaps the only musical that by the end of the show, I was actually swaying my legs and arms to the encore numbers. I'm asian and repressed, this does not happen often.

Jersey Boys is actually an semi-autobiographical story of the Four Seasons told from the perspective of all 4 members.

Well it finally came to the Twin Cities and I of course had tickets to the first night of the musical and its still wonderful. Having been fortunate to watch the original broadway cast, I of course made comparisons some favorable and some not so favorable. But by the end of the show I was again, swaying my arms and legs. The music really is that good.

I will admit however that while Christopher Kale Jones who plays Frankie Valli on the National Tour of Jersey Boys is good, John Lloyd Young the original Frankie Valli on Broadway was Phenomenal.

I was also impressed with Andrew Rannells' performance, who plays the part of Bob Gaudio. He's definitely an upcoming actor to watch out for.

If you've never seen Jersey Boys I highly recommend it, especially if you like the music of The Four Seasons. You'll have an amazing blast.

And you know what? This also reminds me, it just might be time to take another trip to New York City for another Musical/Theater weekend.

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