Millennium Centre 23rd January 2019
Book: Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice Director: Des Mcanuff, Composer: Bob Gaudio, Lyrics Bob Crewe, Choreographer: Sergio Trujillo
Cast: Michael Watson ‘Frankie Valli’, Simon Bailey ‘Tommy Devito’, Declan Egan ‘Bob Gaudio’ and Lewis Griffiths ‘Nick Massi’.
This show tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. A group from the late 1950s and early 60s who sold over 175 million records worldwide, and have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
It’s a story of four friends from New Jersey who rose to fame and had hit after hit. It tells of the ups and downs of this time and is a wonderful show. It has humour, pathos, genuinely moving moments and some of THE greatest rock and roll songs of all time. Even if you “don’t like rock and roll” you will know at least a handful of these songs.
For me the best song is ‘Fallen Angel’ but all the classics are here: ‘Sherrie’, ‘Walk Like a Man’, ‘Can’t take my eyes off you’ and many MANY more.
The fact that this is the third time I’ve seen this show should tell you how great it is. I’ve seen it in Las Vegas and twice in the West End. This touring production is equally as good as any of those shows. There is no obvious scaling back of the production or of the cast. It’s a great feel good show that will have you tapping along and wanting to check out all their songs again and again.
Check it out whilst it’s on tour, I would again given a chance!