June 17, 2012

Jersey Boys Returns to Winspear Opera House – Review

Jersey Boys returns to the Winspear Opera House in the current tour and will perform through July 15, 2012. Here is the glimpse of the Musical review by Cheryl Callon at Theaterjones.com

Receiving and quite deserving of the rave reviews around the world, Jersey Boys divulges the tumultuous path of The Four Seasons. The music, of course, is phenomenal; one doesn’t become a Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame legend by merely having a great smile.The subtle genius of the production, however, comes from the book. Instead of going the traditional route of a solidly linear storyline where the action solely conveys the plot, writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice opt for using point-of-view and making the fourth wall a little more transparent.

Each of the four main characters narrates a section, all of which are named after (appropriately) the seasons, and gives his perspective on the events. And it’s not just a typical monologue where the performer stares at the exit sign in the back and delivers his lines. They each intimately address the audience, inviting the crowd to join them on the journey through the smoky lounges of Jersey to major recording studios to performing in front of cameras for a national audience.

Bob Gaudio (Jason Kappus) picks up the story for the second part “Summer,” as the trio checks him out for their fourth member. While the action moves pretty quickly during the group’s struggle to find identity, the subsequent hits which shoot them to stardom then the bombshell of Tommy’s debt that ends the act, Bob’s calmer, methodical thought process shows through, creating an even feel compared to the previous section.

The musical ends with the original Four Seasons being inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and performing together on stage. Each gets his time to do a “Where Are They Now?” segment (like they do in movies with subtitles) and reflect on the impact and greatness of the band.

Read the complete review {Via Theaterjones.com}

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