March 7, 2011

Jersey Boys Thrilling Piece of Musical Theater

Christine Dolen on Miami praises Jersey Boys Musical: Jersey Boys, the Broadway smash that traces the path Valli and his pals took from Newark to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has returned to South Florida two years after it turned the box office at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts into the hottest spot in Fort Lauderdale. Expect the same frenzy during the show’s current run at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, and deservedly so. Jersey Boys is an impressively artful, thrilling piece of musical theater.

With a hit-stuffed score of songs written decades ago by the Four Seasons’ wunderkind composer Bob Gaudio and producer-lyricist Bob Crewe, Jersey Boys is the jukebox musical that sets the artistic standard for anyone wanting to build a show around existing songs

The show’s myriad elements – the revealing script by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Klara Zieglerova’s scenic design, Howell Binkley’s lighting and Michael Clark’s projections, Jess Goldstein’s costumes, Sergio Trujillo’s dazzling lockstep choreography and Des McAnuff’s fluidly insightful direction – coalesce into a glorious whole. Jersey Boys isn’t just a great jukebox musical: It’s a great musical, period.

Any Four Seasons or Jersey Boys fans who didn’t get enough of the show in Fort Lauderdale will see some familiar faces if they snag a ticket to catch it again at the Arsht.

Part-musical, part-concert and wholly satisfying, Jersey Boys is both fuel for Baby Boomer nostalgia and great 21st century theater.

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Jersey Boys runs through Sunday, March 20, 2011 at the Adrienne Arsht Center, in Miami FL. Hurry Up for Jersey Boys Miami FL Tickets Online.

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