Jersey Boys

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4 out of 5 stars
Jersey Boys at Paris Las Vegas
Photograph: Joan Marcus Jersey Boys at Paris Las Vegas

The Broadway blockbuster charts the rise of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, with Valli’s sky-high falsetto helping to spawn more than a dozen ’60s hits including “Sherry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Walk Like a Man.” The narrative of the group’s trajectory is familiar, but compelling: backstabbing, personal conflicts, bad choices and criminal elements, all woven together with a timeless and instantly recognizable musical score (try to not hum as you leave the theater). The fact that the first musical number doesn’t happen until nearly 30 minutes into the production only heightens its status as an original and thrilling piece of musical theater.

By: Todd Peterson


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