Hey everyone! Last weekend I went to see Jersey Boys, the Broadway show. Thanks to my friend and fellow Berkeley student Haliun for the invite! We had a great time, and this is an exciting and fun show to go see. Let me show you a small clip of the musical.
2006 Tony Award® Winner for Best Musical. “It’s just too good to be true!” (Clive Barnes, New York Post) Broadway’s biggest success story takes you behind the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons-and, as The New York Times says, “the crowd goes wild!” Follow the rags-to-rock-to-riches tale of four blue-collar kids working their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom. Featuring such hits as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Oh, What a Night” and more. Jersey Boys is directed by Des McAnuff, with book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice , music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe. jerseyboysinfo.com
While the tickets are usually pretty expensive, there are great deals for students. The student tickets are called “rush tickets” and can be purchased for only $27 on the same day of the show (this is a great deal!!) Here are the rules:
Jersey Boys offers a limited number of Student Rush tickets per performance. Rush tickets are $27 each, cash only, and available at the box office on the day of the performance beginning at 10:00 AM. Two kinds of photo ID must be shown: a non-expired full time student ID, as well as a government issued photo ID, drivers license or passport. Limit 2 tickets per person per 30 day period. Tickets are subject to availability and may not be offered at all performances. Locations may be partial view. (Find more information here.)
You usually get seats towards the back, and even though we couldn’t see the top part of the stage (because it’s really tall!) we didn’t miss anything.
The cast of the show is amazing. They are truly talented, and you can feel how everyone in the audience gets excited after every number. It really is like going to a concert 50 years back in time.
One thing that made the show exciting was knowing the songs. Whether you like the Four Seasons or not, I’m sure you’ve heard their songs a million times. It is really cool to see what’s the story behind them.
You can see the show at the August Wilson Theater near Times Square. Thanks for reading and see you soon.