Presentation on theme: "A Presentation by: Mallory Koehler. “You ask four guys, you get four different versions.” How did four blue-collar kids become one of the greatest successes."— Presentation transcript:
“You ask four guys, you get four different versions.” How did four blue-collar kids become one of the greatest successes in pop music history?
On Broadway! Jersey Boys premiered on Broadway on November 6, 2005 at the August Wilson Theatre. Music by: Bob Gaudio Lyrics by: Bob Crewe Book by: Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice Rick Elice, interviewed Valli, Gaudio, and DeVito in writing the play, and pieced together Nick Massi's point of view based on those interviews.
Directed by: Des McAnuff Choreographed by: Sergio Trujillo Scenic Design: Klara Zieglerova Lighting Design: Howell Binkley Orchestrations by: Steve Orich Set of Jersey Boys on Broadway
The Rise of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Jersey Boys uses the original music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons to depict their turbulent rise to the top! “Sherry” “Walk Like A Man” “December 1963 (Oh! What a Night)” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”
Originally Starring… Christian Hoff as Tommy DeVito John Llyod Young as Frankie Valli Daniel Reichard as Bob Gaudio J. Robert Spencer as Nick Massi
Musical Numbers! Act I Ces Soirées-Là (Oh What a Night)-Paris, 2000 - French Rap Star Yannick and Backup Group Silhouettes - Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi, Nick DeVito and Frankie Castelluccio You're the Apple of My Eye - Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi and Nick DeVito I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Frankie Castelluccio Earth Angel - Tommy DeVito and Full Company Sunday Kind of Love - Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi and Nick's Date My Mother's Eyes - Frankie Valli I Go Ape - The Four Lovers (Who Wears) Short Shorts - The Royal Teens I'm in the Mood for Love/Moody's Mood for Love - Frankie Valli Cry for Me - Bob Gaudio, Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi An Angel Cried - Hal Miller and The Rays I Still Care - Miss Frankie Nolan and The Romans Trance - Billy Dixon and The Topix
More of the Music! Sherry - The Four Seasons Big Girls Don't Cry - The Four Seasons Walk Like a Man - The Four Seasons December 1963 (Oh, What A Night) - Bob Gaudio and Full Company My Boyfriend's Back - The Angels My Eyes Adored You - Frankie Valli, Mary Delgado and The Four Seasons Dawn (Go Away) - The Four Seasons Walk Like a Man (reprise) - Full Company
And Finally… Act II Big Man in Town - The Four Seasons Beggin' - The Four Seasons Stay - Bob Gaudio, Frankie Valli and Nick Massi Let's Hang On! (To What We've Got) - Bob Gaudio and Frankie Valli Opus 17 (Don't You Worry 'Bout Me) - Bob Gaudio, Frankie Valli and The New Seasons Bye Bye Baby - Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons C'mon Marianne - Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli Working My Way Back to You - Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Fallen Angel - Frankie Valli Rag Doll - The Four Seasons Who Loves You - The Four Seasons and Full Company
“It’s Just Too Good To Be True!” (Clive Barns, New York Post) “The rags-to-rock-to-riches tale of four blue-collar kids working their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom.” Benedict Nightingale from The Times said, “Oh What a Night. There were times when I felt that the performers were making even the Beatles sound somewhat lacking in musical texture."
The Story Behind the Music… Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi, and Frankie Valli played as the Four Lovers until they hooked up with keyboardist-songwriter, Bob Gaudio, and producer-songwriter, Bob Crewe. They then became The Four Seasons and worked as back-up singers for Crewe’s other artists. In 1962, with their first number one hit song “Sherry” the Four Seasons took off. The Four Seasons were able to hold their ground against the “British Invasion” of the ‘60’s. The Four Seasons had 14 top-ten hits between 1962-67.
Jersey Boys chronicles all the up’s and down’s that went along with the Four Seasons rise to the top. In the 70’s, after tension between members, Valli became a solo act with Gaudio writing and Crewe producing. The Original Four Seasons didn’t play together again until 1990. The Four Seasons were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. Jersey Boys gives you a behind the scenes look as to the reasons that the band broke up.
The Real Life Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Three of the members of the original Four Seasons are still alive today. Nick Massi (left) passed away on December 24, 2000 due to cancer.
Awards Tony Award for Best Musical Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical – John Lloyd Young Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical – Christian Hoff Tony Award for Best Lighting Design Grammy Award for Best Show Album Theatre World Award – John Lloyd Young Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical – John Lloyd Young Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Sound Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical
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