(L TO R) COREY GREENAN, TOMMASO ANTICO, JONNY WEXLER AND CHRIS STEVENS IN THE BROADWAY SACRAMENTO PRESENTATION OF “JERSEY BOYS” AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER THEATER JAN. 30--FEB. 4, 2018. PHOTO BY JOAN MARCUS.
Compiled By Lana K. Wilson-Combs
The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical “Jersey Boys,” the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, will make its much-anticipated return to Sacramento to play the Community Center Theater on Jan. 30 through Feb. 4.
“Jersey Boys” is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award, the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical and the 2010 Helpmann Award for Best Musical (Australia). “Jersey Boys” worldwide has been seen by over 25 million people (as of August, 2017).
Directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff, “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.
“Jersey Boys” is the behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note.
They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story--a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. 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.”
“Jersey Boys” opened in New York on November 6, 2005 and by the time it closed over 11 years later on January 15, 2017, it was the 12th longest running show in Broadway history, passing such original Broadway productions as “42nd Street,” “Grease,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” and “The Producers.”
“Jersey Boys” returned to New York with a new production in November 2017. The “Jersey Boys” US National Tour opened to rave reviews in San Francisco on December 1, 2006, and is still breaking house records in cities across North America.
“Jersey Boys” Tours of the United Kingdom and Australia will begin at the end of 2017 and 2018 respectively.
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 Supervision, Vocal/Dance Arrangements & Incidental Music).
“Jersey Boys” is produced by Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner.
The Original Broadway Cast Recording of “Jersey Boys,” produced by Bob Gaudio, was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
The cast recording is 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.
Photo: (L to R) Corey Greenan, Tommaso Antico, Jonny Wexler and Chris Stevens in the Broadway Sacramento presentation of “Jersey Boys” at the Community Center Theater Jan. 30 – Feb. 4, 2018. Photo by Joan Marcus.
.Tickets for “Jersey Boys” start at $30 and are available now at the Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office, 1419 H Street, Sacramento, or by calling (916) 557-1999. They are also available at the Community Center Theater Box Office, 1301 L Street, Sacramento, or by calling (916) 808-5181, or online at Tickets.com.
Groups of 12 or more can reserve tickets by calling (916) 557-1198. Evening performances are Tuesday, Jan. 30 through Saturday, Feb. 3 at 8:00 PM. Matinees are Thursday, Feb. 1, Saturday, Feb. 3, and Sunday, Feb. 4, at 2:00 PM. For more information call (916) 557-1999 or visit BroadwaySacramento.com.
“Jersey Boys” is part of the Broadway Sacramento series at Sacramento Community Center Theater.
For more information on “Jersey Boys”, go to www.JerseyBoysTour.com or www.BroadwaySacramento.com.