Worldwide, more than 13 million people have seen Jersey Boys. And now, the show that made critics and audiences cheer is “Workin’ Its Way Back” to Tampa and Orlando! Jersey Boys will perform at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa until April 13 and then at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre in Orlando for a limited two week engagement, April 15 – 27. Tickets are on sale now.
Tickets for Jersey Boys start at $41 in Orlando and $48 in Tampa. They are available online at www.OrlandoBroadway.com (Orlando) and www.StrazCenter.org (Tampa). Tickets can be purchased in Orlando at the FAIRWINDS Broadway Across America box office located at 100 South Eola Drive, Suite 101, or by calling 1-800-982-2787. Tickets can be purchased in Tampa at the Straz Center ticket office, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, or by calling (813) 229-7827.
Jersey Boys is the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “ Oh What A Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” “IT WILL RUN FOR CENTURIES!!” proclaims Time Magazine.
Jersey Boys is a musical biography of the Four Seasons—the rise, the tough times and personal clashes, and the ultimate triumph of a group of friends whose music became symbolic of a generation. Far from a mere tribute concert (though it does include numbers from the popular Four Seasons songbook), Jersey Boys gets to the heart of the relationships at the center of the group—with a special focus on frontman Frankie Valli, the small kid with the big falsetto. In addition to following the quartet’s coming of age as performers, the core of the show is how an allegiance to a code of honor learned in the streets of their native New Jersey got them through a multitude of challenges: gambling debts, Mafia threats and family disasters. Jersey Boys is a glimpse at the people behind a sound that has managed to endure for over four decades in the hearts of the public.
Upbeat, slickly produced and fast-paced, Jersey Boys appeals to diehard fans of the Four Seasons and audience members less familiar with the group’s extensive catalogue of hits. Unlike most jukebox musicals, the show boasts heavy emphasis on storytelling, which adds to its universal appeal.
The Jersey Boys creative team comprises two-time Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.
Florida Theatrical Association – the non-profit presenter of Broadway in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Miami – was founded with the charge of educating and developing new theater audiences and encouraging and preserving the presentation of touring Broadway Theater. Since 1989 Florida Theatrical Association has presented over 1000 Broadway performances and distributed over $1 million in scholarships and grants to arts organizations across the state of Florida.
Broadway Across America is a leading Broadway producer and the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America. BAA operates in 40 cities, bringing first-class touring musicals and plays to audiences across the US and Canada in markets such as Costa Mesa, Fort Lauderdale, Tempe, Boston, Minneapolis and New Orleans. As a producer, current and upcoming productions include Million Dollar Quartet, Pippin, Big Fish, Betrayal, Bullets Over Broadway, Little Miss Sunshine and Bull Durham. BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com