Thursday, June 18, 2009

Jersey Boys – The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

A Musical Performance
Toronto Centre for the Arts

I’ve had the privileged to watch a musical performance of the Jersey Boys yesterday and I should say it’s one of a kind experience. It’s a total entertainment. My two aunts and I were seated right in front of the balcony level which is not so bad at all considering the distance. We can still see the faces of the singers and audio is no problem at all. It’s just so sad that they won’t allow any camera during the show.

“The smash hit JERSEY BOYS is a candid and powerful story of how four blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before the age 30.

Previews of Jersey Boys in Toronto started on August 21, 2008 with the North American touring production. Audiences and reviews alike raved about this Tony Award-winning musical, and a Canadian production seemessly continued performances in Toronto, playing to more than 300,000 people and growing.”

Audrey Dan, President
DanCap Productions

The musical number consisted of two acts with a 15 minute intermission. The first act includes popular songs like “Oh, what a Night”, “Silhouettes”, “You’re the Apple of my Eyes”, “Earth Angel”, “Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Walk Like a Man”. It’s so nice to see all the retro fashions they are wearing. I feel like dancing with them but I don’t want to embarrass my aunts..hehe. The audience are mostly senior people who were probably in their teens during the groups time in the limelight. I am not complaining but if there were more younger people ...they would probably be standing and dancing and screaming with the band. The second act includes the songs “Bye Bye Baby”, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”, “Fallen Angel” and “Rag Doll”.

The story line is very good, the jokes were hilarious, there was a bit of drama at the end, the props are very good ( coming like me who is a first timer in this kind of shows), and the choreography is superb. I wish I could watch more musical shows in the future.

I found the video below in youtube. It’s pretty much how the musical went except that the one we saw has different singers.


juleste said...

Musical pala yun akala ko boyband haha Kase last year I saw the Jersey Boys performed I think in AI tapos naka all-white pa silang lahat.

I bet you and your aunts enjoyed the show. Okay kaseng sabayan ang mga songs nila diva! Big girls, they don't cry, yai-yai!

juleste said...

ay sa 2007 Emmys ko pala sila napanood and they're wearing black suits kaya akala ko boyband haha

EM said...

hehe...we did enjoyed the show Juleste! I hope we could watch more of those kinds. But the ticket is a bit pricy.

Did you hear how high the voice of their vocalist? wow, I definitely can't do that. amazing.

Lawstude said...

glad u had a great time there.

EM said...

thanks Lawstude! It's nice to treat onself once in a while. Lalo na kung libre diba? hehe