Monday, August 3, 2015

Jersey Boys In Vegas


Picture it...Jersey....a thousand years ago...Eisenhower, Rocky Marciano...and 4 guys under a streetlamp singing somebody else's latest hit...

I recently had the opportunity to attend a showing of Jersey Boys at the Paris Casino. This was my third time seeing the show, second time here in Las Vegas. As usual, the show was simply amazing. Of course I laughed, cried and cheered throughout the show. 

For those that have never seen this performance, or the movie of the same name, Jersey Boys goes through the backstory of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. From pre Frankie to what happens when a band falls apart. 

This is a wonderful depiction of the groups rise to success, leading to their entry into the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame. 

It starts with Tommy DeVito telling the audience about the first band members then proceeds to how he intoriduced Frankie Catellicuio (later Valli). The story is told by all 4 members of the group as they go through different group names, each members triumphs and tragedies. We see Tommy as he makes bad decisions that ultimately ended the group, Frankie's major loss and his side deal with Bob Gaudio, Nick Massey's finally having enough of the blunders of Tommy and everything in between. 

The music was amazing and the cast sounds very authentic to the real thing. The acting was phenomenal and everyone made the audience feel like they were really a part of the show. 

This is one show that I would consider going to again and again.  





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