Atlanta Art Reviews by Susan K Asher
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‘Jersey Boys’ Returns to the Fox Theatre

2012 February 20


Take it from Late Night With David Letterman band leader Paul Shaffer, who had seen “Jersey Boys” three times in its first year alone on Broadway, this is a show not to be missed. Out of all the shows I’ve seen in the past couple of years, there are less than a handful I’d see again this year. But I could not be more thrilled that “Jersey Boys” is coming back to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre.

Originally I was reluctant about seeing this show when I went a couple of years ago. I imagined a sappy, flat, dull script about Frankie Valli and corny songs. But from the moment the lights went up on the cast, I knew it was going to be terrific. The stage and the cast had that rare energy that was electrifying. The play floated seamlessly as it moved from scene to scene with more drama and more obstacles, enveloping me each step of the way. I don’t know when I have cared so much for so many characters.

Whether this cast is going to be as stellar as the one here in Atlanta in 2009, remains to be seen. But I’m getting my tickets now.

You can see my earlier review here.

“Jersey Boys” will play in Atlanta at the Fox Theatre May 22-June 10.
On sale now, ticket prices start at $28 and are available through the Fox Theatre Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, online at BroadwayinAtlanta or by phone at 1-800-982-2787.

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