THE. CROWD. WENT. WILD! Jersey Boys at the Ogunquit Playhouse.
The stage is set.
It’s a full house at the Ogunquit Playhouse – the opening night of Jersey Boys.
The lights dim and everything is silent until the cast bursts onto the stage – rapping. Wait. I thought this was a show about a singing group from the 60’s — the glory days of rock and roll??
Turns out, Jersey Boys IS all about Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons – the story of four Italian boys brought up in a rough section of New Jersey who came together in their teens to create a unique sound that won the hearts of America and, with talents so incredible, were later inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
As a history nerd, biography enthusiast, AND a lover of music from this era, I was hooked from the very beginning. Apparently, the audience felt the same way, because at the end of one popular number, the crowd immediately leapt to their feet with genuine cheer and endless applause. It wasn’t intermission, and the show was far from over. The talent just brought down the house, and the
Pretty telling of an incredible “must-see” performance!
Jersey Boys will show at the Ogunquit Playhouse through October 28, 2018.
Tickets available here.