The words of the popular Four Seasons song “I’m working my way back to you” ring true as ‘Jersey Boys’ opens at the Teatro on April 3.
The all-South African, 19 member ‘Jersey Boys’ cast and 10-piece band were last seen performing for 11 weeks in Singapore, where the show received critical acclaim, rave reviews and standing ovations.
The cast is waiting to sing their way into the hearts of local audiences when this multi-award winning worldwide smash hit musical makes its South African premiere at the Teatro at Montecasino on April 3. Currently on stage in major cities across the globe and enjoyed by over 16 million people worldwide, ‘Jersey Boys’ is the newest Broadway musical to be staged in this country.
Interestingly, ‘Jersey Boys’ is frequently referred to as “a man’s musical”, owing to its strong male fan-base who often return to see the show, bringing their sons, sons-in-law, golfing buddies and the like, usually with female company in tow to experience the real, true-life story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons and their inspiring journey from the mean streets of Newark, New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that was built on ever-popular hits such as ‘Sherry’, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’, ‘My Eyes Adored You’ and many more.
Although the names of these and other show songs aren’t easily recognised by many, the tunes become more and more familiar as the captivating tale of the four musicians unfolds and the audience can be heard singing along.
The 19-member multi-talented cast introduces The Four Seasons played by Grant Almirall (‘Chicago’, ‘Evita’, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’) as Frankie Valli; Daniel Buys (‘Boys in the Photograph’, ‘Mamma Mia!’) as Tommy DeVito; Kenneth Meyer (‘Boys in the Photograph’, ‘Evita’, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’) as Bob Gaudio and television star Emmanuel Castis (‘Scandal!’, ‘Isidingo’, season 4 winner of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’) as Nick Massi with Jaco van Rensburg (‘Showboat’, ‘Chicago’, ‘Grease’) playing Frankie Valli at certain performances.
Discover the secret of a 40-year friendship, the value of a handshake and an inspiring journey through the seasons of life as told by four poverty stricken musicians who sold over 175 million records before they turned 30.
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