JERSEY BOYS Are coming to Brisbane in January 2019! Performing at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre, Brisbane, this is a show you won't want to miss out on.
JERSEY BOYS tells the true-life story of four guys from the wrong side of the tracks, and the rise to stardom of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons who became one of the most successful bands in pop music history. The band sold over 175 million records and were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for their worldwide hits including Can’t Take My Eyes off You, Walk Like a Man, Bye Bye Baby, Sherry and Big Girls Don’t Cry, which all feature in the musical. The enduring story and songs of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons continue to resonate with audiences worldwide while finding new legions of fans through the acclaimed musical JERSEY BOYS. After auditioning 450 artists nationwide, the dynamic cast is a combination of exciting and emerging Australian talent.
Stepping into the illustrious shoes of the charismatic singer Frankie Valli is BERNARD ANGEL, who played Joe Pesci in the original Australian production. He will be joined by CAMERON MACDONALD as Tommy DeVito, THOMAS MCGUANE as Bob Gaudio making his career debut after graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts and GLASTON TOFT, reprising his celebrated portrayal of the band’s musical marvel Nick Massi. JERSEY BOYS director, DES MCANUFF said: “I’m thrilled to be coming back next year with our glistening new production. We have now taken The Four Seasons around the world but all of us involved in the show regard Australia as our favourite destination. The new company is nonpareil…”. The success of JERSEY BOYS is due to the unforgettable, timeless songs and compelling story. Co-writer of the book, MARSHALL BRICKMAN, said: “The songs that are part of the world’s soundtrack and the story that moved millions to laughter and tears, is more alive than ever. A wildly-talented new cast will take you back to the first time you saw JERSEY BOYS and had to go back a second time, and a third, to make sure you weren’t hallucinating…”.
The dynamic line-up of ensemble artists includes RYAN GONZALEZ (Broadway World Sydney Award winner), MIA DABKOWSKI-CHANDLER (Aladdin the Musical), CRISTINA D’AGOSTINO (Green Room Award winner for Guys and Dolls), SAGE DOUGLAS (The Wizard of Oz), MACKENZIE DUNN (2017 WAAPA Graduate and making her professional debut in Jersey Boys), GLENN HILL (recently in Matilda the Musical), LUIGI LUCENTE (Muriel’s Wedding), ENRICO MAMMARELLA (recreating his role as ‘Gyp DeCarlo’ from the original company of Jersey Boys), SCOTT McCONNELL (Production Company’s Jesus Christ Superstar), JOSH MULHERAN (The Book of Mormon), JACK O’RILEY (Rent at the Hayes Theatre), MATTHEW PRIME (currently in his graduating year at the Victorian College of the Arts and making his professional debut in Jersey Boys), DANIEL RASO (Matilda the Musical) and RUTENE SPOONER (making his Australian musical theatre debut).
The original Australian production opened to rave reviews on 4 July 2009 playing four years, having played to 1.6 million people throughout Australia and New Zealand. JERSEY BOYS is the 12th longest musical in Broadway history and has played to over 25 million worldwide. It has won 64 honours and awards worldwide including the 2010 Helpmann Award, 2006 Tony Award and Olivier Award for Best Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.