‘Jersey Boys’ works its way back to you

March 19, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK—Tickets are on sale for the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State return engagement of the multiple award-winning jukebox musical “Jersey Boys.” The nationally touring Broadway production, a behind-the-scenes story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, will be at Eisenhower Auditorium for two performances, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 17 and 18.

Directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff, “Jersey Boys” won the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical, the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical (London) and the 2010 Helpmann Award for Best Musical (Australia). “Jersey Boys” was written by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons were just four guys from Jersey — until they sang their first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a different story — a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. The show features all their hits, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “December ’63 (Oh What a Night),” “Walk Like a Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Working My Way Back to You.”

The “Jersey Boys” U.S. national tour opened to rave reviews in San Francisco on Dec. 1, 2006, and is still breaking house records in cities throughout North America. The production is touring the United Kingdom this spring and will tour Australia starting in September. “Jersey Boys” has been seen by more than 25 million people worldwide.

Visit Center for the Performing Arts online for more information about the production, or call 814-863-0255.

Please note: “Jersey Boys” contains authentic “profane Jersey language” and is recommended for ages 12 and older.

Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring a visiting artist or artists, is offered in Eisenhower one hour before each performance and is free for ticket holders. Artistic Viewpoints regularly fills to capacity, so seating is available on a first-arrival basis.

The Village at Penn State sponsors the performance.

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  • Four men dressed in identical suits and all facing to their left perform their instruments while one performer sings.

    “Jersey Boys” features a variety of the group’s hit songs, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”

    IMAGE: © 2017 Joan Marcus

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Last Updated March 20, 2018