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Jersey Boys is an internationally celebrated musical. It narrates the story of the 20th century hit rock and roll band; The Four Seasons in comprehensive detail. It is a global sensation, having been performed on Broadway countless times. It has also been performed in numerous other countries apart from the United States, notably among them Australia, England, South Africa. In the United States, the musical has already had two national tours, and fans are still demanding for more. This year, musical fans, as well as the loyal fans of the influential band, The Four Seasons, are eagerly anticipating the Jersey Boys Tour. It truly is something to look forward to, as the cast of the musical has been known to outdo itself time after time. It can only get better.
A History of the Jersey Boys
The Jersey Boys Musical is called so since all the four original members of The Four Seasons Band were born in New Jersey, although on the wrong side of the city. Bob Gaudio is the brains behind the musical, having gotten and pursued the idea of creating a musical not just to honor the memory of the band, but to also to tell the world everything about the popular band. The music in the musical is by Bob Gaudio, while credit for the lyrics goes to Bob Crewe, the remarkably talented songwriter. The book, which is essential to any musical, is a combined effort of Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman.
When Elice and Brickman embarked on writing the book for the musical, they were faced with the daunting task of digging up information about the band, and its members as they were before they joined the band. They were utterly shocked to find that some band members had histories of imprisonment. Their shock can be easily explained away by the fact that the band in its heyday was depicted as one whose members were immune to crime of any kind. In the middle and late 20th century, popular figures in the music industry were trying to woo crowds by exposing their not- so- clean histories. The Four Seasons, who aimed at catching the attention of main- stream listeners, chose to do just the opposite, which worked fairly well for them.
As a band, The Four Seasons got plenty of attention, especially from the media. This was not the case for the individuals. Other attention grabbing groups like The Beatles managed to get everyone’s attention. In any case, The Four Season’s band members didn’t particularly enjoy being in the spotlight, since they had their own personal battles to fight. Additionally, unity wasn’t really valued in the group, which was often caught up in numerous internal scuffles.
Jersey Boys is the 12th longest running show on Broadway, having been performed a staggering 4, 093 times. The show opened in 2005, and since then, it has been hitting peak after peak of popularity. Despite frequent changes in the cast, the directors of the show do a commendable job that keeps the audience longing for more.
A synopsis of the Musical
The musical dramatizes the journey of The Four Seasons, from oblivion, to fame, and to the dissolution of the band. The first member of the band who tells his side of the story is Tommy DeVito. He initially belonged to a musical group that he created, together with his brother, Nick DeVito, and their friend, Nick Massi. The group was known as The Variety Trio. Later on, they stumbled upon Frankie Castellucio, a young boy with huge musical talent and no way to explore it. Nick took to training Frankie how to sing. Despite all their efforts, the group was not making much success in music.
During this time, Tommy would often find himself in a lot of trouble, and he frequented prisons. Frankie changed his second name to Valli, which became his signature name. Together with Tommy, he developed a relationship with the mob boss, Gyp Decarlo. The story goes on to tell about Frankie’s relationship and marriage to Mary Delgado, and how the rest of the group met would- be member Bob Gaudio. Bob proved himself to be a treasured asset to the group. Later on, the members met a remarkably talented song- writer, Bob Crewe, who emphasized that the band gets a permanent name and a permanent voice identity. Crewe gave them their much needed breakthrough to stardom by writing their first hit songs, “Sherry”, “Big girls don’t cry” and “Walk like a Man”. From there, their climb up the ladder of fame became a fairly easy one.
Jersey Boys Musical
The beauty of a musical is defined by three things: its intellectual and sentimental value, and the creativity it portrays. The Jersey Boys Musical score highly on all of these. The story of The Four Seasons is a truly moving one: a story that clearly shows the spirit of determination and blatant defiance at failure. It explores the dark paths that the band members travelled to get to fame and their lives even after they were famous. The paths are dotted with the pain of broken relationships, divorce, grief, debt and even departure of some members. The story also tells of how some members were deeply steeped in debt, and their dangerous interaction with the Mafia.
But the story of The Four Seasons is not all dark and grey; there are happy times too. The band was a booming success in the later part of the 20th century, and many of their songs were hit songs at the time. So popular was their music that decades after it had been produced, it was still used in television commercials.
Crowds love the musical because of the raw emotion that is so well depicted in the show. One also has to admire the creativity and ingenuity of the writers of the book, and of the whole team by extension. The shows are spectacular, which explains why they are so popular the world over.
Lovers of musicals and The Four Seasons fans have something to celebrate. The Jersey Boys in Vegas show is a worthy reason to celebrate, as they wait in anxious excitement for the legendary show to begin. This show surely is a must- attend.