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Preview of Jersey Boys

By • Oct 4th, 2013 • Category: Reviews, Virginia

Having grown up in New Jersey, this Jersey boy was excited to get an invite to a preview of the show Jersey Boys which will be coming to Richmond in January as a part of the Broadway in Richmond series.

The presentation included a short video on the making of the Jersey Boys and then a talk back with Greg McQuade from WTVR, and three of the cast members from the actual tour which will be coming in January. Matthew Bailey plays the “bad guy”  Tommy Devito in the 2006 Tony Award winning musical about the forming of the Four Seasons. Alayna Gallo plays Frankie Valli’s girl friend Lorraine (among 15 quick change roles) and John Michael Dias plays the famous front man himself, Frankie Valli. Dias, who has been playing Valli since 2006, treated the audience of season ticket holders to a medley of the Four Season’s greatest hits. Having attended “Frankie Boot Camp” to make it into the cast after 6 or 7 auditions, Dias had the voice and the mannerisms down pat.
The event served its purpose, because this Jersey Boy is really looking forward to seeing the full production. There will be 16 performances from January 7-16 at the Landmark Theater. Tickets are on sale now.

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