Tony-winning ‘Jersey Boys’ musical comes to Tucson for weekend run | entertainment

From left, Corey Greenan, Eric Chambliss, Jon Hacker and Michael Milton in “Jersey Boys,” which comes to Centennial Hall this weekend.

From left, Michael Milton, Jon Hacker, Eric Chambliss and Corey Greenan in a scene from “Jersey Boys,” the musical that is at Centennial Hall March 18-20.

On stage, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons harmonized with perfection, from Valli’s stunning high-arching falsetto that stopped you in your tracks to their catalog of catchy tunes from “Big Girls Don’t Cry” to the swoonable “Can’t Take My Eyes off you.”

Off stage, however, life was anything but harmonious for Valli and the band — Bob Gaudio on keyboard and tenor vocals, Tommy DeVito on lead guitar and baritone and Nick Massi on electric bass and bass vocals.

That’s the story you see in “Jersey Boys,” which Broadway in Tucson is bringing to the Centennial Hall stage this weekend for five performances. The show runs Friday, March 18, through Sunday, March 20.

“Jersey Boys” is a rags-to-riches-back-to-rags tale of four Jersey guys, several with minor criminal records, who became rock stars with a sound like nothing anyone had heard coming from a 1960s radio.

Valli’s arching falsetto separated the band from other 1960s superstars including the Beach Boys and the Beatles. When they took the stage, the girls swooned and screamed, but once they left the glare of the spotlight, all was not good with the band.


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