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Renowned ‘Jersey Boys’ Returns To East Lansing

By | 2015-09-03T09:00:00-04:00 September 3rd, 2015|Entertainment, Theater|

“Jersey Boys”
Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13-18
Location: Wharton Center, Cobb Great Hall, East Lansing
Tickets: From $35
Ticket Office: 517-432-2000 or 1-800-Wharton

EAST LANSING — Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award winning hit musical, “Jersey Boys,” the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, is returning to East Lansing this fall. Part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway Series at the Wharton Center, the musical will be featured Tuesday, Oct. 13-Sunday, Oct. 18 in the Cobb Great Hall. Tickets to see “Jersey Boys” went on sale Friday, Aug. 7; they will be available at the official source to purchase Wharton Center tickets online, www.whartoncenter.com, at the Auto Owners Insurance Ticket Office or by calling 1-800-WHARTON.
Directed by two time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, “Jersey Boys” won the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical, the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, the 2010 Helpmann Award for Best Musical (Australia), and continues to break box office records on Broadway and across North America.
“Jersey Boys” worldwide has been seen by over 22 million people (as of January 2015) and is written by Academy Award winner Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo. The work is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi.
This is the true story of how a group of blue collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sound and sold 175 million records worldwide all before they were 30.
The show features all their hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What A Night,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Working My Way Back To You.” “Jersey Boys” originally opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway to critical acclaim on Nov. 6, 2005. The U.S. National Tour opened to rave reviews in San Francisco on Dec. 1, 2006, and is still breaking house records in cities across North America. The musical is currently playing in New York; Las Vegas; London; and in cities across North America and the U.K. on National Tours.
The design and production team comprises Klara Zieglerova (Scenic Design), Jess Goldstein (Costume Design), Howell Binkley (winner of the 2006 Tony Award for his Lighting Design of “Jersey Boys”), Steve Canyon Kennedy (Sound Design), Michael Clark (Projections Design), Charles LaPointe (Wig and Hair Design), Steve Orich (Orchestrations) and Ron Melrose (Music Supervision, Vocal/Dance Arrangements & Incidental Music).
“Jersey Boys” is produced by Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner. The Wharton Center production is generously sponsored by Auto Owners Insurance, The Christman Company, Delta Dental of Michigan, Mayberry Homes and Plante Moran, PLLC.

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