June 06, 2009

Jersey Boys Plays Atlanta

What a show! It was pouring rain when we entered the Fox on Thursday night, but I thought to myself, "I am certain it will be worth making it through the rain to see this show."

Jersey Boys was very well written. At the end my son said, "I haven't heard any of this music before." I responded that "all later music is influenced by all previous music in one way or another." Jersey Boys is a well done biography of Frankie Valli. It was fun, entertaining and educational all at the same time. The amazing music included: "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man" and "December, 1963 (Oh, What a night)."

I liked this show as a contrast to Mamma Mia, which features Abba's music, and Movin' Out, which features Billy Joel's music. This was better because it utilizes the singer's music to tell his own story. Don't get me wrong I LOVE Mamma Mia and Billy Joel's music moves me. All of these broadway shows are riveting! But this was special and a nice tribute to Frankie Valli who is still living.

And, one of the best parts of attending this show was seeing the Fox Theater FULL! Perhaps the recession is receding. It's playing all next week... buy tickets!

1 comment:

Cultured Mom said...

Yesterday my son purchased "Sherry' from iTunes on his own, so see we do influence the kids!