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Talented singers and theater actors Nyoy Volante, Christian Bautista, Nino Alejandro, and Markki Stroem relive the music of Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons in the Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group and Ten Bridges Media Corp. production of the Tony, Olivier, and Grammy-award winning musical Jersey Boys.
Jersey Boys is a biographical story of the 40-year friendship of four sons of Italian immigrants in New Jersey. They went from singing on street corners in various housing projects in northern N.J. to singing on national television, as their songs—featuring Frankie Valli's trademark three-octave range and falsetto and a distinctive doo-wop sound—charted 24 Top-30 hits from 1962 to 1968.
Their most popular songs such as “Big Girls Don't Cry,” “Sherry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Working My Way Back to You,” “Can't Take My Eyes Off You,” “My Eyes Adored You,” and “December 1963 (Oh What a Night),” defined the boomer generation who took illegal drugs, sex, rebellion, and rock and roll to a whole new level.
The musical features the music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, the Four Seasons' record producer, and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, who creatively present the story of the Four Seasons' formation, meteoric rise and descent via four symbolic seasons told from different points of view.
Considered as America's most popular singing group before The Beatles, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, alongside the Beach Boys, Motown, and Memphis soul, fought their way to the top of the music charts even during the phenomenal “Beatlemania,” The Rolling Stones, and British Invasion in the mid-60s. In 1990, the Four Seasons were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for selling over 100 million records worldwide.