Photo Courtesy of Broadway in Boston
Before Jersey Shore put the state of New Jersey on the map, there was a talented group of boys from the Garden State known as The Four Seasons. Jersey Boys, which is playing now at the Citi Emerson Colonial Theater through March 3, tells the often funny, sometimes sad and always entertainingly theatrical tale of how Frankie Valli (played by Nick Cosgrove) and The Four Seasons worked to become one of the most successful pop bands of the 1960's later inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Four Seasons cast is comprised of: Bob Gaudio, played by Miles Jacoby; Tommy DeVito, played by John Gardiner; and Nick Massi, played by Michael Lomenda.
Success didn’t come easy to these blue-collar kids as you will discover during the show’s two-and-a-half hour performance. Throughout their career they wrote their own songs and eventually sold 175 million records worldwide before turning 30-years-old. Actor John Gardiner, who plays the part of Tommy DeVito, starts the show with a comical narration that has the audience rooting for these four Italian-American kids as they listen to the musical tale of their many successes and failures.