A to Z Musicals ~ ♬ “J” is for JERSEY BOYS

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Jersey Boys is a “jukebox musical” (defined as a musical that uses previously released popular songs as its score) that ran on Broadway from 2005 to 2017. Since its debut, it’s had two North American tours, productions in London, Las Vegas, Chicago, Toronto, Melbourne, Singapore, and South Africa. It won the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical.

The musical dramatized the formation, success, and break-up of The Four Seasons (also known as Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons) in the 1960s and 1970s. The show features such memorable hits as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “December 1963 (Oh, What a Night),” and “My Eyes Adored You.”

Here is the official trailer for Jersey Boys

 

BONUS! This montage is dedicated to Peter, Jane, Kate, Joe, Danny, Wally, Peter, Judy, Lisa, Martina, John, Mary, Kassie, Carl. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s first musical to be performed publicly.

Joseph was first presented as a 15-minute pop cantata in London in 1968, and received stage productions after the success of Jesus Christ Superstar, but it didn’t open on Broadway until 1982 (two years after the famous Providence College production). 😉

 

 

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13 Comments

What a fun musical. Your selections were perfect.

I saw the movie of Jersey Boys and even though I wasn’t a huge fan I admit to enjoying the music. I saw Joseph with Donny Osmund a gazillion years ago it seems.

Thanks for choosing two brilliant musicals for “J”, Martha. I love both of them!

Jersey Boys!!! It’s been here through Broadway Across American, but I didn’t have the opportunity to see it. I LOVE The Four Seasons…

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Connie Ciampanelli April 12, 2017 at 8:20 am

I thought I’d like “Jersey Boys.” I had no idea how great it would be. Of course, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons was always in the musical background of my adolescence and teen years, no small reason. The other is that the music is flat-out great.

I really enjoyed this one, Martha, when I first saw it not that long ago. I then saw Beautiful about Carole King. Great shows, both. Cheers, Denise

Loved Jersey Boys – helps that the songs are so well known to me.
I used to sing Any Dream will Do to my niece to stop her from crying. Worked a trick for some reason.

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