A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of seeing Jersey Boys at the Prince Edward Theatre. Having never seen the show and having heard such good things about it, I was excited to see it for the first time. I was brought up with the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, so to hear the songs live was a treat.
One of the things I liked about this show was the fact that it had a lot more substance to it than a lot of other jukebox musicals. It told a story that had brains and a heart and the songs moved the story along well.
The staging for this show surprised me in how minimalist it was. When you think of a big musical like Jersey Boys you imagine it to have a very razzle dazzly set, but it doesn’t. Because, quite frankly, it doesn’t need it! The well known songs and the snappy script make for a very entertaining evening with tinges of emotion throughout.
This show will run and run. Infectious, fabulous, everyone should see it!