The cast from Jersey Boys the musical from London’s Prince Edward theatre are making their third appearance at The Ideal Home Exhibition Show on Thursday 15 November. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will be appearing on the Bandstand at 2 p.m. Well worth the entrance fee for The Ideal Home exhibition simply to see the sensational cast from the hugely successful West End show, Jersey Boys now it’s fourth year at the Prince Edward theatre.
The Jersey Boys will also be performing again for this year’s BBC Children in Need amongst other smash hit shows of London theatre to launch Pop Goes the Musical 2012. This worthwhile charity project is, for the second year running, challenging a number of well known celebrities to perform a musical number from one of London’s top theatre shows in the lead up to BBC Children in Need Appeal Night on Friday 16th November.
Jersey Boys is a particular favourite with a wealth of major hit songs including Walk Like a Man, Beggin’, Bye Bye Baby, Oh What a Night, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Sherry and Big Girls Don’t Cry. Expect to see some spectacular and not so spectacular interpretations. Maybe we’ll even see the Bay City Rollers and their rendition of Bye Bye Baby!
Jersey Boys is a winner of 54 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2009.
The show tells the true story of Franki Valli and the rest of the Four Seasons and their remarkable rise to international stardom and to become one of the most successful bands in music history. They were inducted in to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and have sold over 100 million records worldwide.
Whilst the cast of Jersey Boys will no doubt give both BBC audiences and The Ideal Home Exhibition attendees a flavour of the show in London through the fantastic songs, there is no doubt that the strength of the show at the theatre, is not only the electrifying tingle of being there and recognising some truly great songs, that maybe you thought were by someone else, but the story is intriguing, powerful and at times sad. Their involvement with the mob, prison, girlfriends and ultimately their success, all under-pinned by a unique deal between Franki Valli and song-writer Bob Gaudio, sealed with a spit and a handshake in true Jersey boys style.
With the sad death last week of Andy Williams, legendary American singer aged 84, we are also reminded through Andy’s massive hit Can’t Take My Eyes Off You just what a classic song this was, originally recorded by Franki Valli and The Four Seasons and written by Bob Gaudio, a brilliant songwriter.