Jersey Boys

Musical

Writers: Marshall Brickman Rick Elice Bob Gaudio Bob Crewe

Overview

Show Information

Music
Lyrics
Conceived By
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
Tony Award®
Best Musical 2006
First Produced
2005
Genres
Historical/Biographical, Jukebox/Revue
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
1950s to early 2000s, Various locations, especially around New Jersey
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Rock Combo
Dancing
Musical Staging
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Mostly Male Cast, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Star Vehicle Male
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, late teen, young adult characters

Synopsis

Jersey Boys is the inspiring rags-to-riches tale of The Four Seasons. When Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi met, they were just four New Jersey teens singing together under street lamps, scraping for gigs and money in their working-class neighborhood. As the quartet rises to international stardom, they celebrate the highs and endure the lows that come hand-in-hand with fame. Each member of the group takes a turn narrating events, illustrating how a ragtag group of guys from New Jersey -- and their decades-long friendships -- became music history. Jersey Boys is a smash hit that showcases The Four Seasons most iconic hits and reveals the inspiring tale behind the music.

Lead Characters