There is always a story to how legends got started. “Jersey Boys” is a story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. I saw the musical on tour in Oklahoma City, Okla., on January 16, 2016. I had never seen the show before and I thought it was amazing.
The show is about four boys named Tommy DeVito (Matthew Dailey), Frankie Valli (Aaron de Jesus), Nick Massi (Keith Hines) and Bob Gaudio (Drew Seeley) who later go on to be known as The Four Seasons. It tells of how they began, met Bob, became a hit and the struggles they all went through on and off the stage.
Matthew Dailey was great as Tommy, he had a great voice and did a good job showing the character’s development. He did a great job showing the struggle the character went through to try and keep the band together, while also keeping secrets of his own.
Arron de Jesus was amazing as Frankie and did the best job showing the character’s development. He hit the high notes perfectly, but at times he sounded a bit drowned out by the other three. He had phenomenal dancing skills and the audience loved him.
Keith Hines was great as Nick Massi, the deep voiced comic relief of the show. He did not have a lot of dialogue compared to the rest of the cast, but whenever he spoke it was either hilarious or serious. He did not have much of a chance to show his singing voice like the other three characters did, but that is most likely because the character was a backup singer and bass player.
Drew Seeley was great as Bob Gaudio. He did a good job showing the struggle the character went through as a songwriter who, unlike the other three boys, did not grow up in the same area as the others. Seeley is widely known for his singing and dancing, specifically on Disney Channel, so it was interesting and exciting to see him in a professional show.
All of the characters were narrators for their own stories at different parts of the musical, which is something I enjoyed a great deal. It gave the audience a chance to hear their side of the story.
I was very impressed with the set and the actors’ ability to play instruments. I loved that they used cameras to record the actors during the performance and put it on a screen in the background.
The music is amazing, including classics such as “Sherry,” “Oh, What A Night,” “My Eyes Adored You” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.” The show is a must see for anyone, it has great music and tells a great story about the band, the struggles they went through and were they are now.