‘Jersey Boys’ opens in Dayton

Staff report

DAYTON — Victoria Theatre Association has opened the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical, “Jersey Boys,” the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, in the Schuster Performing Arts Center in downtown Dayton.

It runs through Sunday. Tickets cost $30 and up and are available at 888-228-3630 and www.ticketcenterstage.com.

Directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff, “Jersey Boys” won the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical, the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, the 2010 Helpmann Award for Best Musical (Australia), and continues to break box office records on Broadway and across North America. “Jersey Boys” worldwide has been seen by more than 23 million people (as of January 2016). “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.

It is the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true 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 sound and sold 175 million records worldwide, all before they were 30. The show features all their hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What A Night,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Working My Way Back To You.”


Staff report