Jersey Boys Tampa – 2014 Concert Schedule
The Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award-winning musical Jersey Boys
is coming to Tampa, and this is not a performance to be missed. With the greatest hits from Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons,
you'll be singing along to tunes like "Sherry" and "Big Girls Don't Cry." To witness one of the most remarkable musicals around,
visit StubHub today to get your Jersey Boys tickets.
About Jersey Boys Tampa
Jersey Boys is the award-winning
musical that takes audiences through the journey of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons' rise from blue collar boys to best-selling
pop sensations. The musical features all of fans' favorite hits, like "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Can't Take My Eyes
Off You," "Dawn," "My Eyes Adored You," and much more. Presented in a documentary style format, the show's unmatched creative
team is comprised of two-time Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff, writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer
Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe, and choreographer Sergio Trujillo.
Director Des McAnuff has directed more than 35 productions,
including Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls, Aaron Sorkin's The Farnsworth Invention, Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays, Dracula
the Musical, The Who's Tommy, A Walk in the Woods, Big River, and more.
Choreographer Sergio Trujillo also brings his
amazing experience to the show, with previous work on Hands on a Hardbody, Memphis, Leap of Faith, The Addams Family, Next
to Normal, All Shook Up, Guys and Dolls, Flashdance, Saved, The Capeman, Romeo and Juliet, Figaro, The Sound of Music, and
much more. He also contributed his expertise toSo You Think You Can Dance: Canada.
After writing his first hit for the
Royal Teens "Who Wears Short Shorts," the Four Seasons'Bob Gaudioshot to fame when he was just 15 years old. He went on to
co-found the Four Seasons and served as the band's principal songwriter. In addition to his work with the Four Seasons, Gaudio
also produced the song "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" for Neil Diamond and Barbara Streisand, which later was nominated for
a Grammy Award for Record of the Year. He also produced tracks for heavy hitters like Diana Ross, Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye,
and Michael Jackson, and even the soundtrack for the film Little Shop of Horrors. Gaudio was inducted into the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame 1990, and in 1995, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame for his multitude of countless hits.
Boys opened on Broadway in 2005 and has since toured around the world. In 2006, the show won four Tony Awards, including Best
Musical, and in 2009 it won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical. After Mamma Mia! and Buddy – The Buddy
Holly Story gained popularity, Bob Gaudio and producer Bob Crewe decided to make a show in a similar format, but this time
telling the story of the Four Seasons. They hired writers Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman, and director Des McAnuff. Prior
to the release of the musical, little was known about the band members' history. Because of the clean-cut image of their competitors
during their heyday, the reality of their rough, blue-collar upbringing was hidden from the public eye, including some members
having previously served time in prison. Once audience members got a chance to see the real truth through the unique narration-style
musical, they were hooked with the rags-to-riches story.
Jersey Boys Tampa Breakthrough
Jersey Boys first
premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse at the University of California, San Diego, and officially opened on Broadway in 2005
at the August Wilson Theater, starring John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli, Christian Hoff as Tommy DeVito, Daniel Reichard
as Bob Gaudio, and J. Robert Spencer asNick Massi. The show went on to begin its first national tour of the United States
in 2006, beginning with the Curran Theater in San Francisco, and eventually played in 38 cities during its first leg. Now
with over 3,000 performances, Jersey Boys is the 14th longest-running show on Broadway. An original cast recording was released
in 2005, winning a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. The album went on to sell over one million copies in the United
States, and was officially certified Platinum.
Jersey Boys Tampa Trivia
Did you know that there was a
special charity performance of Jersey Boys?
The West End cast of Jersey Boys performed a charity show, with profits
going to the Children in Need organization, raising £60,150 for the charity. In addition, Jersey Boys helped to raise
over $40,000 through the VH1 Save the Music Foundation, which ended up restoring the instrumental music education program
at PS 85 in the Bronx.
This "jukebox musical" has captivated audiences worldwide, and the
amazing production is now coming to Tampa's Straz Center. If you're a fan of good-old fashioned American rock and roll, you'll
love this rags-to-riches musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' rise to fame. Visit StubHub today to get your tickets
to see Jersey Boys at Tampa's Straz Center.