On Friday night I went to the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa with my mom and dad to see a sold-out performance of Jersey Boys. It’s a musical based on the real-life story of falsetto-voiced Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, an incredible rock band that hit it big in the 1960’s with hits like “Walk Like a Man,” “Sherry,” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry.” Panning the audience, I couldn’t help but notice that there were virtually no young people attending the performance! “Dad, there are, like, ten people here under the age of thirty,” I said. Obviously, it’s a musical that might pull in the baby-boomer demographic, but come on…the Four Seasons’ music is timeless. My dad then said that probably none of my friends could name a single song by the Four Seasons. I begged to differ…I know y’all know them, right?
Jersey Boys won the Tony last year for Best Musical. It was INCREDIBLE! The actors were funny and charismatic. It was so cool to see the journey that these four nobodys from Jersey made to the top of the world—and how they handled fame and fortune. And the music—phenomenal. What an interesting, poignant, funny, feel-good musical. I loved it and hope to see it again!