JERSEY BOYS Opens Tonight at Ohio Theatre
Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, will make its much-anticipated return to Columbus to play the Ohio Theatre tonight, September 17-29.
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). The premiere engagement of JERSEY BOYS inColumbus was an overwhelming success, seen by more than 50,000 theatergoers and praised by the Columbus Dispatch-"The singing and acting is superb while the staging, orchestrations and design are top-notch." As of September 2012, JERSEY BOYS has been seen by more than 16 million people worldwide.
"The entire community benefits when JERSEY BOYS tours," said Bill Conner, President and CEO of CAPA. "Having a production that well-loved and well-attended creates far-reaching, positive financial benefits for the local economy."
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.
Catch a sneak peek of JERSEY BOYS by logging onto www.JerseyBoysTour.com/watch.
Tickets begin at $28 and are available at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000. Orders for groups of 20 or more may be placed by calling (614) 719-6900. Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice.
The performance schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, September 17, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, September 18, 7:30 pm
Thursday, September 19, 7:30 pm
Friday, September 20, 8 pm
Saturday, September 21, 2 pm & 8 pm
Sunday, September 22, 1 pm & 6:30 pm
Tuesday, September 24, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, September 25, 7:30 pm
Thursday, September 26, 7:30 pm
Friday, September 27, 8 pm
Saturday, September 28, 2 pm & 8 pm
Sunday, September 29, 1 pm & 6:30 pm
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 30.
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. JERSEY BOYS is currently playing in New York, London, Las Vegas, Brisbane (Australia), and across the US on two national tours. JERSEY BOYS is coming soon to Adelaide, Australia; Singapore; and Johannesburg, South Africa.
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, and incidental music).
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, produced by Bob Gaudio, is now available on Rhino Records.
Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel