When I was 11 years old, I saw the movie that became one of my enduring favorites of all time — DIRTY DANCING. And in DIRTY DANCING’s amazing soundtrack is the song “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” which as you probably know, is by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Since my mother was a big Frankie Valli fan (she was, after all, 21 when the song came out), I of course knew all of the words. I was mesmerized by what experts have called Frankie’s “unusually powerful falsetto” — a falsetto that still surpasses even contemporary pop crooners like Justin Timberlake, Adam Levine, the Weeknd, etc. So, seeing a musical about Frankie and his pals who hit it big with “Sherry” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and all those other ’60s anthems — it’s a sentimental dream!
Thanks to the generosity of Allied Live, we are giving away two tickets to see JERSEY BOYS at the National Theatre in Washington D.C. next week! You only have a little over one day to enter our giveaway contest, so don’t delay!
More about the show:
APRIL 6 – APRIL 24, 2016
The National Theatre
JERSEY BOYS is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award®, the 2006 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Show Album, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical and the 2010 Helpmann Award for Best Musical (Australia).
Directed by two-time Tony® Award-winner Des McAnuff, JERSEY BOYS 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.
JERSEY BOYS 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 sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were thirty. 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.”
Show Run Time:
2 hours 30 minutes including intermission.
Watch a teaser for the show: