Thursday, June 21, 2012

Jersey Boys







Jersey Boys

TONY, GRAMMY AND OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING BEST MUSICAL



The AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Winspear Opera House


Tuesday, June 12 – Sunday, July 25, 2012



I have seen Jersey Boys several times. Once at the Dallas Summer Musicals. Once in Las Vegas. And I am not sure I even remember all the performances I have seen. Because if I am anywhere near where the show is playing I try to see it.

We are all so lucky that hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, is playing the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Winspear Opera House June 12 through July 25, 2012.

The cast of JERSEY BOYS is led by Brandon Andrus (Nick Massi), Colby Foytik (Tommy DeVito), Jason Kappus (Bob Gaudio) and Brad Weinstock (Frankie Valli) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella. JERSEY BOYS is a presentation of the Lexus Broadway Series.

The ensemble of JERSEY BOYS includes Stephen Cerf, E. Clayton Cornelious, Kaleigh Cronin, Brent DiRoma, Larry Esparza, Natalie Gallo, Devon Goffman, Wes Hart, Dave Hiltebrand, Ruby Lewis, Christopher Messina, Hayden Milanes, Michelle Pruiett, Skye Scott and Carlos Valdes.

JERSEY BOYS is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award®, the 2006 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Show Album, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical and the 2010 Helpmann Award for Best Musical (Australia). JERSEY BOYS worldwide has been seen by approximately 14 million people (as of January, 2012).

Catch a sneak peek of Jersey Boys! Log on to www.JerseyBoysTour.com/watch.

Directed by two-time Tony® Award-winner Des McAnuff, JERSEY BOYS is written by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

JERSEY BOYS is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how a group of 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 they were thirty.

JERSEY BOYS opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005. The JERSEY BOYS First National Tour opened to rave reviews in San Francisco on December 1, 2006, played a record-breaking run in Los Angeles and is still breaking house records in cities across North America. There are six current productions of JERSEY BOYS worldwide: New York; London; Las Vegas; Auckland, New Zealand (begins April 2012); and two US National tours.

The JERSEY BOYS design and production team comprises Klara Zieglerova (Scenic Design), Jess Goldstein (Costume Design), Howell Binkley (winner of the 2006 Tony® Award for his Lighting Design of JERSEY BOYS), Steve Canyon Kennedy (Sound Design), Michael Clark (Projections Design), Charles LaPointe (Wig and Hair Design), Steve Orich (Orchestrations) and Ron Melrose (Music Direction, Vocal Arrangements & Incidental Music).

JERSEY BOYS is produced by Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of JERSEY BOYS, produced by Bob Gaudio, was recently certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The cast recording is now available on Rhino Records. JERSEY BOYS: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (Broadway Books) is the official handbook to the smash Broadway hit. Seasons Greetings: A JERSEY BOYS Christmas, a new holiday CD featuring international cast members of JERSEY BOYS and produced by Bob Gaudio, is now available on Rhino Records.

Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased online at www.attpac.org/jerseyboys, by phone at 214.880.0202, or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Box Office at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora Street (Monday through Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday 11 am – 4 pm), or at the remote Box Office at Park Place Lexus Plano at 1025 Preston Road.
Performances of JERSEY BOYS will be at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturdays; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Sundays and a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Thursday, July 12.

CAST BIOGRAPHIES
The Four Seasons

BRANDON ANDRUS (Nick Massi) Previously: Oklahoma! (Curly, 1st National Tour); Xanadu (Sonny); All Shook Up (Chad, MSMT); Damn Yankees (Rocky); Annie Get Your Gun (Frank u/s); Camelot (Sir Lionel, Goodspeed); Illyria (Duke Orsino, Prospect Theater Co.); Romeo & Juliet: The Musical (Capulet); Snow White an Enchanting Musical (The Prince); Guiding Light (Officer Tucker, CBS Television). Ithaca College graduate.

COLBY FOYTIK (Tommy DeVito) Colby launches the second national tour of Jersey Boys following a ten month run in the Las Vegas production. Fiddler On The Roof (Perchik) opposite Topol, Harvey Fierstein and Theodore Bikel. Proud Ithaca graduate and member of Actors’ Equity.

JASON KAPPUS (Bob Gaudio) Seattle native. Broadway: American Idiot. National Tour: Legally Blonde. Regional: Catch Me if You Can, West Side Story (5th Avenue Theatre), Hairspray (North Carolina Theatre), High School Musical (Seattle Children’s Theatre).

BRAD WEINSTOCK (Frankie Valli). Born and raised in Jersey, Brad is thrilled to be part of the Jersey Boys family. Brad comes directly from the Las Vegas production of Jersey Boys. 1st National Tour: Wicked (Boq). Original Chicago Cast: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Chip). Regional favorites: Toby in Sweeney Todd (Geva Theatre), Shenandoah (Marriott Theatre) and Tina Landau’s WAS. Proud Northwestern graduate.

About the AT&T Performing Arts Center

Open since October 2009, the AT&T Performing Arts Center is a vibrant destination for entertainment in the heart of the downtown Dallas Arts District. The Center presents a variety of programs, including its Lexus Broadway Series, Brinker International Forum and, in association with TITAS, contemporary dance and music, and other performances. The Center also provides performance space for The Dallas Opera, Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, in unparalleled venues set within a 10-acre urban park.

1 comment:

mya said...

Everyone I've talked to who has seen the show loves it too and said it was worth paying the regular price to see it, so $20 is a steal. Guess I'll plan on going if I am still able to get those jersey boys tickets next week.