"Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life."
- Mark Twain
Jersey Boys is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The play won the 2006 Tony Award® for Best Musical. This number one rated show in Las Vegas has its own theater at the Palazzo and is in its 4th year there.
The play is staged remarkably and the performers are incredible. Recreating a popular singing group is tough enough, but when you are not only recreating their sound you are also recreating their personalities, it is even more difficult to be convincing. Well, these guys are definitely convincing, with their Jersey accents and mannerisms as well as the music. Listening to the songs is like listening to old record albums. They sound exactly like Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
The play tells the story of how a group of guys from New Jersey became one of the most popular singing groups of the 1960s and their songs continue to be popular today. These kids who grew up in a tough community became one of America's greatest success stories. They proved what hard work and determination can accomplish. Inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, these four guys from Jersey had a remarkable ride to the top, and that is the crux of the play – how they got together, how they got their name, and how they got to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
"Oh, What a Night," "Silhouettes," "You're the Apple of My Eye," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "Earth Angel," "Sunday Kind of Love," "My Mother's Eyes," "I Go Ape," "Short Shorts," "I'm in the Mood for Love," "Cry for Me," "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Oh What a Night," "My Boyfriend's Back," "Dawn," "C'mon Marianne," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," and other songs make up the soundtrack to this incredible experience. It's really a blast from the past and anyone who loves great music and rock and roll will definitely enjoy this show.
While it is not recommended for kids under 12, I saw several children at the performance I attended. Parents need to realize there is a lot of X-rated language (it's really "F"-rated language) and some sexual references.
Jersey Boys is a true delight. While walking out of the theater I heard "incredible," "fabulous," and "wonderful." And yes, it is all of those.