Cast Announced for Dutch JERSEY BOYS - Tim Driesen, Dieter Spileers and More!

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Tim Driesen, Dieter Spileers, Robbert van den Bergh and René van Kooten will be portraying Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons in the Dutch version of JERSEY BOYS, due to open on September 22nd in Utrecht.

Valli will be played by Belgian-born Tim Driesen, who is mostly known for his roles in the UK and on the West End. He played Mark Owen in the Take That musical NEVER FORGET and is currently part of the cast of ROCK OF AGES at the Garrick Theatre.

Dieter Spileers will portray Bob Gaudio. Spileers, like Driesen, is Belgian and recently understudied Fiyero in the Dutch WICKED.

Robbert van den Bergh (Nick Massi) is currently alternating the title role in the hit musical SOLDAAT VAN ORANJE.

Tommy DeVito will be played by René van Kooten who has been playing leading roles in the Netherlands for the past few years, such as Jean Valjean in the LES MISERABLES revival, Alex in ASPECTS OF LOVE, Dr. Fine/Dr. Madden in NEXT TO NORMAL, Gaston in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and Radames in AIDA.

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, 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. It is currently playing in New York; London; Las Vegas; Brisbane, Australia; and across the U.S. on its 2nd National Tour.

In the Dutch version of the show, the songs will remain in English while all dialogue will be translated into Dutch. JERSEY BOYS will play the Beatrix Theatre in Utrecht.




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