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Tickets are for January 10 – evening performance
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Here are the details for the Jeresy Boys season
A Return Season In Melbourne
for a Strictly Limited Season of 14 Weeks Only
15 million people around the world have seen JERSEY BOYS –
now “working our way back” it’s time to return after
nearly four years
Performances from Thursday 10 January 2013, Princess Theatre
Tickets On Sale NOW!
“A Theatrical Triumph!” – Sunday Herald Sun
“Best Night Ever At The Theatre” – Radio 3AW
The world-wide smash hit production of JERSEY BOYS – The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons will return to Melbourne’s Princess Theatre from Thursday 10 January 2013.
JERSEY BOYS opened in Melbourne in July 2009 and played for 13 months before transferring to Sydney’s Theatre Royal opening in September 2010 for a 15 month season. Since then the production has played a record smashing season in Auckland and will soon open in Brisbane, followed by a season in Adelaide. Over 1,000,000 people have seen the show in Melbourne and Sydney and over 15 million around the world. In the history of Broadway JERSEY BOYS has now surpassed My Fair Lady as the 19th longest running show.
In Melbourne JERSEY BOYS played 453 performances and brought $108.3 million into the Melbourne economy. 22% of tickets sold were to visitors from interstate and overseas, and 15% of tickets sold were to visitors from regional Victoria.
JERSEY BOYS – The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons is the story of how four blue collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop sensations of all time. Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi joined forces to become The Four Seasons, writing their own hits and developing their unique sound to sell over 175 million records before they were 30!
Broadway Producer, Michael David, from Dodger Theatricals said “We are thrilled to bring JERSEY BOYS back to Melbourne where our now extraordinary journey down under first began. This story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons has captivated nearly 15 million fans in productions worldwide, and now it is our fondest hope that Melbourne will again embrace JERSEY BOYS as it did during our remarkable visit in 2009."
JERSEY BOYS features 20 Four Seasons hit songs including “Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Rag Doll”, “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”.
Written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, choreography by Sergio Trujillo and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, JERSEY BOYS – The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons won four 2006 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2009.
In Australia JERSEY BOYS won two Helpmann Awards being Best Musical and Best Music Direction of a Musical and seven Victorian Green Room Awards. The JERSEY BOYS Original Cast Recording also received a 2006 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Show Album.
Producer, Rodney Rigby said “Due to overwhelming demand from audiences across Victoria we are coming back to Melbourne for a final 14 week season.”
Producer, Paul Dainty said "JERSEY BOYS is coming home to its' Australiasian birthplace and we are certain that Melbourne residents will embrace the production's return home at the Princess Theatre with much affection."
Bob Gaudio, original member of the Four Seasons said “Our people were the factory workers, the truck drivers. The pretty girls with circles under their eyes behind the counter at the diner. They were the ones who really got us, who pushed us over the top. The Four Seasons hit the emotional nerves in ways that no other group did because the Seasons were as one with their fans. They moved in a tough world, the world of Bruce Springsteen, of The Sopranos, of the young Sinatra, a world where the Mafia controlled the night clubs, those who supplied them with food and drink, those who served in the clubs and those who performed in them. And if you fell out with them – as Tommy DeVito did – you were in trouble.”
JERSEY BOYS will feature the performances of Graham Foote as Frankie Valli, Declan Egan as Bob Gaudio, Anthony Harkin as Tommy DeVito, and Glaston Toft as Nick Massi – The Four Seasons.
Graham Foote is Frankie Valli
Graham was a performer, producer, arranger and Musical Director for the multi-platinum Australian group, The Ten Tenors. Performances included: The Oprah Winfrey Show, Extreme Home Makeover, Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, Melbourne Cup 2008, Channel 7 Telethon (Perth), Carols by Candlelight (Melbourne), Sunrise, and Mornings With Kerri-Anne. Recordings with The Ten Tenors include: Double Platinum, Amigos Para Siempre – Live in Madrid and Nostalgica. Other credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar (Korean Tour), Metro Street (Melbourne), Orchestra Victoria Rocks Queen (Melbourne), Carmen (Melbourne) and Madame Butterfly (Melbourne).
DECLAN EGAN is Bob Gaudio
Declan is thrilled to be making his professional theatre debut as Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys. In 2010 he graduated from the Diploma of Music Theatre course at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). Declan also graduated from the Talent Development Project in 2011 and performed in the TDP-Start Me up Concert at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Since graduating Declan has performed with the corporate act Boys in the Band with SMA productions. Prior to NIDA, Declan studied Voice at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music and performed in the 2010 season of Encore at the Sydney Opera House.
ANTHONY HARKIN is Tommy De Vito
Anthony Harkin graduated from the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts in 1999 and has since gone on to a successful career in Theatre and Television. Anthony’s recent theatre credits include Rock of Ages (Newtheatricals), Avenue Q (Arts Asia), Shane Warne the Musical and Wind in the Willows (Australian Shakespeare Company). Other theatre credits include the A Month in the Country (Sydney Theatre Company), The Last Five Years (Echelon Productions), Cabaret (IMG), and The Internationalist (The Practical Theatre Company). Anthony also toured Australia nationally with Miss Saigon. Television and Film credits include The Alice, Network Seven’s All Saints and Mark Lee’s feature film The Bet. Anthony recently directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Sydney’s Centennial Park for WildRumpuS Productions.
GLASTON TOFT is Nick Massi
Glaston graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2005. Prior to WAAPA, he studied Classical Voice at the Queensland Conservatorium and trained in Commercial Dance and Music Theatre at DLDC Studios. In 2008, he performed in TML Enterprises’ production of SHOUT- the Legend of the Wild One (Peewee understudy- the Delltones’ iconic frontman). Glaston then commenced the national tour of Opera Australia’s My Fair Lady (The Cockney & Servant Quartets). His other performance highlights include Little Me and Camelot for The Production Company.
“Pure Showbiz Genius” – The Australian
“Puts the ‘Joy’ in ‘Joysey’” – Sydney Morning Herald
“Brilliantly funny . . . superb cast . . . hits as sharp as a switch-blade” – NZ Herald
General Public on sale Now
Performances from Thursday 10 January 2013
Opening Night Saturday 12 January 2013
Performance Times* Wednesday 1pm
*Please note On Tuesday 26 March there will be a performance at 7pm
No performance on Good Friday 29 March