'Jersey Boys' Visit Toronto Aug 21 - Oct 5, 2008

By: Dec. 03, 2007
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Dates have been announced for the Toronto engagement of Jersey Boys, playing the Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street. The musical will make its Canadian premiere on Thursday, August 21, 2008 through October 5, 2008.

Directed by two-time Tony Award winner and Toronto native Des McAnuff, Jersey Boys won four 2006 Tony Awards including Best Musical and continues to break box office records since opening on Broadway in November 2005. 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, another Toronto native.

"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 thirty," explain press notes.

Jersey Boys will be presented in Toronto as part of Dancap Productions Inc.'s inaugural launch. "We are excited to be bringing this smash hit to the Greater Toronto Area," says Aubrey Dan, president Dancap Productions Inc. "In fact, our spirits are as high as Frankie Valli's falsetto!" Tickets will range in price from $55.00 to $125.00, with select VIP seating starting at $145.00. Preferred rates are available for groups of 20 or more until February 1, 2008. To purchase and/or to find out more, call the CAP Centre at 416-644-3665 or 1-866-950-7469 during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST) or visit www.dancaptickets.com anytime for details.

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 & Incidental Music).

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Jersey Boys, produced by Bob Gaudio, won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. 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.

For more information on Jersey Boys, go to www.dancaptickets.com or www.JerseyBoysInfo.com.


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