Friday, 1 February 2013

Jersey Boys Return Home

Jersey Boys, the smash hit musical making its South African premiere in April 2013!!

The all South African cast, band and crew of the multi award-winning Broadway smash hit Musical, Jersey Boys returns to South Africa this week to premiere in April 2013. They played a highly successful 11 week season to capacity crowds at the Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore ...

From the first curtain call when the show opened on 20 November 2012, the 19-member JERSEY BOYS SA cast sang their way into the hearts of Singapore audiences, immediately establishing itself as one of the most critically-acclaimed productions in Singapore with The Straits Times raving "... tunes so infectious they should be classified as a health hazard. Jersey Boys is a class act … " While TODAY Newspaper hailed the production as one which will “charm you with its generous heart, gentle wisdom and cheeky spunk” and reflected “… made me feel like I was watching Frankie Valli and Four Seasons performing live in shows like the American Bandstand. HerWorld Plus couldn’t get enough of JERSEY BOYS stating it was “Great entertainment, fantastic music and stellar performances.”

Proudly portraying this country’s exceptional talents both on and off stage, the Jersey Boys company proudly flew the flag as they placed South African performers among the world’s best, paving the way for future South African performers, musicians and crew in the East. Audiences clapped, cheered and sang along during performances and at the end of the show they gave the cast rapturous nightly standing ovations. Audience members also expressed their appreciation of this first-rate show on social media platforms that were ablaze with accolades, words of thanks and messages of congratulations. 

Soon you too could be experiencing the electrifying performances of this home-grown cast that got “Singapore singing” as they tell the captivating true story of how four poverty-line kids became Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, one of the greatest successes in pop music history selling 175 million records globally before they were thirty! 

The Four Seasons? Frankie Valli? These names may not be instantly recognisable but as Jersey Boys weaves its way into your heart you’ll be singing along and telling family and friends, “It’s too good to be true, I know that number … and so do you!”

Brought to you by Investec in association with 702 Talk Radio and DSTV, Jersey Boys makes its South African premiere at the Teatro at Montecasino on 3 April, thereafter opening at Artscape, Cape Town on 19 June for a limited season before possibly touring Hong Kong later this year. This world-wide musical phenomenon takes you up the charts, across the seasons of life and behind the music where you’ll discover the secret of a 40-year friendship; the value of a handshake and the inspiring journey from the streets of Newark 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.

Seen by over 16 million people and currently playing in major cities worldwide including New York, Las Vegas, London, Melbourne and soon in Johannesburg and Cape Town, JERSEY BOYS is the hottest ticket in town! Hurry, book now at Computicket! 

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All images via: Jersey Boys SA Website

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