The internationally acclaimed stage sensation, produced in New Zealand by the same company that delivered the critically acclaimed, sold-out seasons of Mary Poppins in 2020 and Les Miserables in 2019, tells the story of how four blue collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop sensations of all time.
Featuring hit after legendary hit including BEGGIN’, CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU, OH WHAT A NIGHT, SHERRY, WALK LIKE A MAN, BYE BYE BABY, BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY and many more, JERSEY BOYS is a story full of heart, humour and ‘sheer musical razzamatazz’.
Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true.
Frankie Valli will be played by Hayden Milanés, who has played the role for four years on the U.S. tour. He is considered one of the best actors in the world for this character. To land the role of Frankie, the actor needed to be 5’9” (175cm) or shorter, have a strong tenor with sweet and strong falsetto and be able to sing in the style of Frankie Valli; strong tenor to high A or Bb plus strong falsetto up to treble G; charismatic and charming; must be a very strong actor (comfortable with narrative text) and have a gritty side as well as a polished veneer; must be very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies. An exhaustive search was conducted to find a New Zealand performer, but this ultimately was unsuccessful. The remainder of the cast of New Zealanders, many of whom have returned home from international stages during the pandemic. It is unbelievably good! Just too good to be true!