STAGE TUBE: JERSEY BOYS Pay Tribute to George Strait
Cast members of JERSEY BOYS paid tribute to the king of country music, GEORGE STRAIT, in the best way they knew how: by covering two of Strait's best-known hits. Check below for the video!
On Friday afternoon at Billy Bob's Texas, five cast members and a musician from the national Broadway tour of JERSEY BOYS, currently running at Bass Hall, recorded a mash-up of two Strait classics, "Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind" and "All My Ex's Live in Texas," then posted a video of the recording to YouTube.
Strait's final concert is today at AT&T Stadium.
"He is a true legend - with over 60 No. 1 hits. A remarkable singer, a fantastic performer, the whole package," says the group that collectively play the Four Seasons in JERSEY BOYS, Nicolas Dromard, Shaun Taylor-Corbett, Quinn Van Antwerp and Adam Zelasko. "We wanted to pay tribute to someone whose work has made such a huge impact on us. In country music, it just doesn't get much better than George Strait."
Performing in the video are Dromard, Van Antwerp and Zelasko, three of the Four Seasons, along with Shaun Taylor-Corbett, who portrays Frankie Valli during some of the weekend performances; orchestra member Ty Simmons on guitar; and cast member John Rochette, tapping on a newspaper.
Presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth, JERSEY BOYS runs through June 15 at Bass Performance Hall. For more information, visit www.basshall.com.