Once upon a time, in the 1960s, there was a famous rock and roll band called the Four Seasons whose members had started their lives being very poor. They rose to fame over the years with their dedication and hard work. This real life rags to riches story has been brought onto the Broadway stage as the Jersey Boys. Since its opening night in 2005, it has been a runaway success.
The story of the Jersey Boys is based on the life of the band members of the Four Seasons. Each band member is portrayed individually and you learn about the intimate details of their lives. The fact that this musical is based on a true story makes it even more appealing, especially to those who grew up listening to the music of the Four Seasons.
All the four band members, Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi came from poor families. Their common passion for music brought them together and their lack of funds did not deter them from their goal. They wrote and recorded their own music, produced and marketed their own songs. Their songs were well received by the public and soon they had the funds to sign up with a recording label. Very soon, the Four Seasons became one of the most successful rock and roll bands and were churning out hit after hit. They sold a record breaking 178 million albums in their career.
Jersey Boys shows the rise of the band to fame and the troubles that the band members faced in their lives in order to make it big. With sheer determination and dedication, they achieved success from being nobodies in the music business.
The play showcases most of the greatest hits of the Four Seasons interwoven into the plot as the story unfolds. Its a musical extravaganza told in a documentary style, and has become one of the greatest musicals of all time. The play includes hits like Sherry, Walk Like A Man and Big Girls Dont Cry. Directed by Des McAnuff, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe, Jersey Boys won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2006, their greatest achievement yet.
The show opened to a huge audience in 2005 at the August Wilson Theater and the musical has been going strong ever since. It appeals to music and theater lovers alike because of the brilliant portrayals on stage by the actors as well as performances of popular songs that the audience can sing along with.
Given its huge success, you should get your hands on Jersey Boys theater tickets as soon as you possibly can to avoid disappointment. In order to get Jersey Boys at the best price, you can contact the box office at the time of ticket sales. You also have the option of buying your theater tickets from various online ticket sales sites available. If you want the best tickets for Jersey Boys, you will need to keep your eyes and ears open for news of the start of ticket sales.