Jersey Boys national tour is currently performing at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and continue through Sunday July 15, 2012. The review of Jersey Boys musical by Louis Hobson at Calgary Sun is presented below:

It’s a big, brassy, crowd-pleaser of a musical about the rags-to-riches story of Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi who, as The Four Seasons, were the chart-topping sensation of the 1960s.

From the nightly standing ovations this musical is receiving at the Jubilee Auditorium, their music is every bit as infectious today as it was when it first made history.

The moment Joseph Leo Bwarie (Valli), Preston Truman Boyd (Gaudio), John Gardiner (DeVito) and Michael Lomenda (Massi) belt out such Four Seasons anthems as Sherry, Walk Like a Man and Big Girls Don’t Cry, you can feel the electric charge that surges through the audience.

It takes almost 40 minutes of the first act for this to happen because it took years for DeVito, Valli and Massi to find Gaudio, who was to write the songs that exploited Valli’s incredible falsetto.

Before that they covered other people’s music, but once Gaudio joined the group, the magic happened for The Four Seasons, as it does again for Jersey Boys.

As far as this Jersey Boys goes, Boyd brings as much magic and electricity to the show as Gaudio brought to the music. He is a mesmerizing quadruple threat of a performer who can act, sing, dance and play keyboard. He gives Jersey Boys the boost it needs and his part of the storyline brings some genuine tension and pathos to the musical.

Then there’s Bwarie. Without a ticking time bomb of a performer like Bwarie you simply can’t have a Jersey Boys. Valli had a distinctive sound and an amazing falsetto and Bwarie goes beyond just replicating it. He doesn’t just sing from his diaphragm and voice box. Bwarie’s sound comes from his heart and soul.

Jersey Boys works a bit like a concert inside a musical. When the quartet sings The Four Seasons’ hits and the audience goes wild, it’s near impossible to tell whether Bwarie, Boyd, Gardiner and Lomenda are accepting the applause as their characters or themselves. Either way, it is a love affair between performers and audience.

Jersey Boys is not the kind of musical you analyze. You just sit back and revel in its flash, glitz and pulsating energy.

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Jersey Boys, the Tony-winning musical sensation rolls into the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Thursday June 28, 2012 night, giving Calgarians – and a few Stampeded-out visitors – the unique opportunity to sample cowboy culture and Jersey culture on the same vacation.

Jersey Boys tells the story of Frankie Valli and the other members of the Four Seasons and their struggles to emerge from their rough-and-tumble New Jersey origins. 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.

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Jersey Boys musical is coming to Calgary, Alberta Canada next year June 2012. Jersey Boys Canadian production starts performances at Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium from June 28 to July 16, 2012.

Jersey Boys is presented in Canada by Dancap Productions Inc., a Toronto based company dedicated to producing and presenting the best of Broadway-style theatre in Canada.

Jersey Boys tells the rags-to-riches story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, who overcame tremendous odds to make it big in the early days of rock and roll. On Thursday night, four actors who have starred in various productions of Jersey Boys hit the stage at the Jubilee Auditorium to give invited guests a taste of the production. Along with the musical interlude, there was a Q&A session with the actors, some yummy appetizers and a brief talk from Aubrey Dan, founder of Dancap Productions. Aubrey and his wife Marla (who is from Alberta) have also left their marks on the country as philanthropists, donating more than $20 million to a variety of health and education charities. (Read more about Aubrey by clicking here.)

It was great to hear the passion in Aubrey’s voice Thursday night, as he talked about his desire to bring more theatre offerings to Canadians. That passion led Aubrey to start Dancap Productions in 2007, which resulted in a successful two-year run of Jersey Boys in Toronto (along with a variety of other plays along the way.) Now, he’s taking the show on the road and that means Calgary will host a touring production of Jersey Boys next summer. Info on the Calgary show and tickets.

Ticket dates are not still announced, Keep watching this blog for updates on Jersey Boys Western Canada Tour.

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