One of the great things about living in Metrowest Massachusetts is the fact that it's only a 30 minute ride into Boston and a stone's throw from some of the best culture and entertainment in the country.
Last night's performance of the award winning "Jersey Boys" was a step back into the 60's and well worth the short trek.
The rags-to-riches show about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, the Four Seasons hit the mark with outstanding performances from stars- Matt Bailey, Joseph Leo Bwarie, Josh Franklin and Steve Gouveia. All four deserving of the awards they have received.
The moving story chronicles how four blue-collar kids from New Jersey wrote their own songs, invented a unique sound and became one of the biggest successes in music history - and did it all before the age of 30. The show features 33 original songs and cleverly recreates their television appearances on American Bandstand and The Ed Sullivan Show.
Jersey Boys was the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony, the 2006 Grammy for Best Musical Show Album, and also the 2009 Olivier Award.
With songs like "Sherry, "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Rag Doll" "Walk Like a Man" "Can't Take My Eyes off You" and the harmonies re-created by these performers it was like being at a concert featuring the original Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
The reviews I read before going last night were right on. The Jersey Boys rock!
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