Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Visit ThisIsMyStore.com for all your shopping and travel needs.
Shop ThisIsMyIpodStore.com for all your Ipod and mp3 related needs.

Jersey Boys: The Best Musical On Broadway

December 20, 2005

Jersey Boys: The Best Musical On Broadway

By Richard Kuper

The Op Ed Page

On an early summer day back in 1962, I was a young pre-teenager playing ping pong and pool at the" Y" when the radio station that was on played a new song: "Sherry" by "The Four Seasons." Like almost everyone else, I stopped what I was doing to listen to the song. Before that day I did not have a favorite rock group. That changed in an instant. And as anyone who knows me will tell you, not only was I a fan, I also was able to sing those high notes, just like lead singer Frankie Valli.

Those days are long since gone, as are the days that I could hit those high notes, but a new Broadway show, "Jersey Boys," presents the next best thing with actors/singers that are superb. But don't mistake this show as being just another concert show, for it is not. It tells the story of the original Four Seasons, their trials and tribulations, and how they came to be the Four Seasons. I knew a handful of facts, but this was a riveting and at times heartwrenching story.

The performances were amazing, and John Lloyd Young, in his Broadway debut, was outstanding as Frankie Valli. In fact, some in the audience liked his renditions even better than the originals. All the performers sang their hearts out and were amazing. There were many standing ovations throughout the show -- all well deserved.

With the ever increasing price of Broadway tickets, fewer and fewer folks can afford to see a Broadway show these days. If you can only afford to see one show this season, Jersey Boys is the one to see.