John Michael Coppola, from Chicago's long running production of JERSEY BOYS, will bring his solo concert, A JERSEY VOICE: Sinatra to Springsteen...And Everyone In Between to three states. Featuring song selections from the 1940s through present day, the set list includes songs made popular by such artists as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and of course, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Coppola understudied and performed the role of Frankie Valli in the Chicago production of the Broadway hit.
Watch a preview of A JERSEY VOICE below!
Backed by a seven-piece band, Coppola chronicles the journey of moving his family from New Jersey to Chicago to be a part of one of the biggest, worldwide hits playing today. "Since JERSEY BOYS relocated me to the Midwest, and my friends and family are primarily on the East Coast, I kept getting asked, 'When are you going to come back East to perform?'. That set the goal to get my concert out there sooner than later," says Coppola. "On the one year anniversary of the debut of the concert, I was thrilled to confirm my dates in New York and Connecticut and then the New Jersey date just fell into place. More regional dates are being added in the future, but this is going to be a great homecoming!"
A JERSEY VOICE debuted in 2011 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, and toured at Chicago's Mayne Stage, the Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, Michigan, as well as numerous fundraisers for schools and non-profit organizations throughout the Chicagoland area. Subsequent tour dates are scheduled after the East Coast tour.
The New York Tri-State tour dates and locations are:
Monday, July 16, 7:30PM - Bloomfield, NJ
Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield Community College
Saturday, July 21, 8:00PM – Ridgefield, CT
Friday, July 27, 8:00PM – White Plains, NY
Major Bowes Theater at Stepinac High School
During his 17-year career, John Michael Coppola has appeared in some of the top regional theatres in the US and Europe in productions such as She Loves Me, 42nd Street, Flight Of The Lawnchair Man, Hot Shoe Shuffle, Forbidden Broadway and Singin' In The Rain. In addition to his time in Jersey Boys, Coppola's Chicago stage credits include the world premiere of the musical For The Boys, The Original Grease, and Annie Get Your Gun. In 2011, he received the David Award, presented by the Italian Sons & Daughters of America, given to 'an individual of Italian heritage displaying professional leadership in the field of Entertainment.'
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