The international hit show New Jersey Nights came to Manchester’s Opera House Theatre this week as part of their World Tour. The show takes you on a musical journey celebrating the greatest hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
The four doo-wop boys began singing on the streets of New Jersey and came to top the charts repeatedly on both sides of the Atlantic over the decades. However, the group faced many difficulties over time, tragedy, family divisions and the Mob all played a part in the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
This production is lead by four outstanding male singers and supported by six dancers and a superb live band that expertly delivers the Four Seasons’ hits, such as, Beggin’, December 1963 (Oh What a Night), Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry and Walk Like a Man.
All four singers (Jon Hawkins, Duncan Heather, Ricky Rojas and Damion Scarcella) tell the story of how the Four Seasons took the charts by storm. They talk directly to the audience providing facts and anecdotes about how the group shot to fame. All four are very entertaining and get the whole audience involved and participating in the story. The lead singers are excellent vocalists separately but combined as a quartet they excel at delivering the Four Seasons’ iconic songs.
The set design for this production is very simple and unadorned, focusing the audience’s attention completely onto the vocals.
This show is fun and entertaining from start to finish and will certainly have you out of your seat dancing by the final act. If you like the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, you will love this show!
New Jersey Nights
Tuesday 19th March- Saturday 23 March 2013