I was there thanks to my friend having a spare ticket but after too long feeling poorly and not going out as much, this show could not fail to put the feel good factor back into one’s life. The last time I was really impressed by this music was ‘The Jersey Boys’ up in town. This show however with its four talented singers, solos and harmonies, fully captured the magic of the original group. This together with inventive choreography and a few wisecracks in the right places, had the whole audience giving a well deserved standing ovation.
It is easy to forget just how influential Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons were despite the Beatles coming on the scene fairly early on in their career. Hidden partly from fame by their reputation as backing singers and several personal tragedies along the way, it was some time before their own songs such as’Sherry’, ‘Rag Doll’, ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’, Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Silence is Golden’ and [ ‘Oh What a Night’ hit the big time.
They were not my teenage idols, I don’t remember being a ‘teenager’ as I was in show business with my marionettes and I was too busy to idolise anyone. I think I first heard them in the early sixties on the radio as a young mum!
But here tonight the sheer energy of the show made it an absolute winner. If it comes to a theatre near you, don’t wait for a friend to offer you a spare ticket. Get along for a night of bright lights, good songs, talented dancers, backing music and a great quartet.
So thanks to Diane for the ticket and George her husband for the lift home and the wonderful performers who were brill.