Regardless of when you were born chances are you’ve rocked out to the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. For the next two weeks those songs will invade The Mahalia Jackson Theater as four men relive the drama, and the excitement in the musical Jersey Boys.
Colby Foytik who plays Tommy DeVito says, “It’s a fascinating story. As we always say a rags to riches story. It’s four guys from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey that become one of the biggest rock groups of all time.”
It’s a fun experience for the actors and the audience.
“We’re facing right out at the audience like we’re in a concert so the audience becomes that concert audience or they become the audience at a night club,” says Jason Kappus who plays Bob Guadio.
Brad Weinstock who plays Frankie Valli says, “We can kind of see like a general swaying. Certainly people are clapping along with us, but you can see the first few rows. We absolutely feed off the audience, and that’s what keeps us going on the road I think.”
The show opened on Broadway for the first time in 2005 and has been touring ever since. It’s a 2.5 hour long performance jam packed with 33 songs, and they’re in New Orleans until the 27th.
Brandon Andrus who plays Nick Massi says, “I remember growing up I was like if I want to be an actor I want to play a cowboy and an astronaut, and of course everyone wants to be a rock and roll star so it’s awesome!”
For a schedule of shows and tickets click here.