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Jersey Boys- Beggin' For a Few Cuts

While I was watching Jersey Boys, I thought the drummer was an actor and scoffed at the way his hits did not match the beat. As it turns out, the drummer onstage was the real drummer of the show. Something is strange about a show where you question the musicality of an actual pit member. Jersey Boys follows the rising success of the 1960’s wonders: The Four Seasons. The narration switches between each of the seasons and as the…

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Added by Lizzie Esposito on April 30, 2015 at 11:21pm — 2 Comments

Oh, What a Show!

    Jersey Boys, the story of the formation, and hardships faced by the members of the Four Seasons is now playing at the Orpheum in Minneapolis Minnesota. These four smooth talking foul mouthed Jersey natives were brought to life on stage, filling the room with energy, and creepily in sync dance moves. The show was dragged down slightly by their ill designed set, but was brought to a whole different level with the…

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Added by Emma Carlson on April 30, 2015 at 11:20pm — 2 Comments

Oh What a Trail of Emotions

As I looked at the darkened, empty stage awaiting the show’s start, I saw nothing. The vanilla set was bland and thought blocking. Although the empty stage instantly disappointed me, the smaller structures making up the different locations gave a plentifully satisfactory visual representation throughout the performance. Each setting was simple but got the message across.

The entirety of Frankie’s (Hayden Milanes) discovery went by far too…

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Added by Lexi Torrez on April 30, 2015 at 10:56pm — 2 Comments

Chasing the Music (and everything else)

Naveh Shavit-Lonstein

Jersey Boys

Chasing the Music (and everything else)

Jersey Boys is a musical like none other. This show is still going strong after being on Broadway for a decade. A production full of 60s Rock/Pop mixed with a rags to riches story that will make almost anyone tear up, the four little guys from Jersey will always bring joy to a theater lover.

This musical phenomenon…

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Added by Naveh Shavit-Lonstein on April 30, 2015 at 10:27pm — 2 Comments

Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys, the musical that makes the audience feel like they are at a Four Seasons concert. Jersey Boys tells the story of Tommy DeVito (Matthew Dailey), Nick Massi (Keith Hines), Frankie Valli (Hayden Milanes), and Bob Gaudio (Drew Seeley) and how they became apart of Four Seasons. The show also takes you through each band members experience in the band and the ups and downs they shared together. Although the vocals in the show in the show were incredible, the show seemed like a toned down… Continue

Added by Maddie on April 30, 2015 at 9:52pm — 2 Comments

Oh, What a Night!

Martha Broadnax



Jersey Boys





Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons are back and they are at the Orpheum! Jersey Boys, the musical following the success and downfall of the well known group from New Jersey made a stop at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis on Tuesday night.



From first impressions, I was very skeptical. From the older crowd filling in the seats, to the setting on the stage. The stage was simply a platform with a walkway and two sets of stairs on… Continue

Added by Martha Broadnax on April 30, 2015 at 9:50pm — 2 Comments

Four Seasons To Love

Silhouetted chain link, back lit by a night sky, and a spotlight on four young men, singing under a lamp post, unknowing of what is in store for their musical careers. One of the stunning images that encompasses the show, “Jersey Boys,” which returned to Minneapolis this Tuesday, much to the delight of many fans of The Four Seasons. This show, a jukebox musical (with all the typical symptoms) may perhaps be worth much of the hype, a show comprised of a stunning balance of…

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Added by Amy Walus on April 30, 2015 at 9:03pm — 3 Comments

"Oh, What a Night" at Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys chronicles the lives of Four Seasons members, Frankie Valli (Hayden Milanes), Tommy DeVito (Matthew Dailey), Nick Massi (Keith Hines) and Bob Gaudio (Drew Seeley).  The show follows the bands journey from the streets of Jersey to the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Each member of the band gets a chance to tell part of their experience. Through Tommy DeVito’s eyes we see the very beginning, how the whole band came together. Bob Gaudio shows us some of the creative…

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Added by Anne Boatman on April 30, 2015 at 8:41pm — 2 Comments

Can Take My Eyes Off of You

I have recently taken the ACT for the second time in my high school career, and one of the most common problems on the math section is a way to measure different combinations. You simply multiply the number of things times the number of combinations are you are on your way to as close to the 36 as your sleep-deprived- hormonal mind will take you. I found myself calculating during Jersey Boys the possible amount of…

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Added by Mary Katherine Fiala on April 30, 2015 at 4:44pm — 2 Comments

Oh, What a Night

George Mulder

Jersey Boys

Oh, What a Night

Oh, what a night indeed. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons had their ups and downs, as did Jersey Boys. See this talented cast at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis April 28-May 3. It tells the true, roller-coaster story of the life of four young musicians who become widely known for 50 years. The first thing on stage we see is a simple, rugged, chain link set which sets the Jersey scene. But then a French…

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Added by George Mulder on April 30, 2015 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Jersey Boys Review

Karina Strom

Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys Review

Jersey Boys is a musical biography of the musical group Four Seasons—the rise, the rough times, the personal clashes, and the eventual success of a group of friends whose music became symbolic of a place in time. For the older generations, people with lots of nostalgia for that time and big fans of the group, I’m sure the show was…

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Added by Karina Strom on April 30, 2015 at 2:45pm — 2 Comments

Jersey Boys are the Best Boys

In complete honesty, I had no idea who or what the Jersey Boys were as I took my seat in the Orpheum theater. I, in my teenage ignorance, had never heard of the Four Seasons or Frankie Valli, giving me no ideas as what to expect. However, from the first moment the show began I realized I was in for a fabulous night of incredible singing and fascinating stories. Jersey Boys, playing at the Orpheum through May 3rd, is a show sure to knock your socks off. 

One thing that…

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Added by Sonya Yermishkin on April 30, 2015 at 1:48am — 2 Comments

"Jersey Boys" Rocks!

If you go see Jersey Boys, which started its run at the Orpheum theatre to a near sold out crowd on Tuesday night, here’s what might happen:

 

You’ll see a set that, when you first take your seat, seems unimpressive, showing a framework of metal, a catwalk, and a blank backdrop. But when the show starts you’ll see that while it might be minimal, it’s not at all lacking. The screen shows pop art true to…

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Added by Jane Pena on April 29, 2015 at 11:18pm — 2 Comments

Two Thumbs Up for Jersey Boys

The only thing I knew before seeing Jersey Boys at the Orpheum Theatre on April 28 was that my math teacher (who is a man around my grandpa’s age), said the show had great music. This made me sceptical, I was worried that I would be bored and surrounded by older people who were there to take a walk down memory lane. While I found the latter to be mostly true, from the upbeat opening song to the last chords of “Who Loves You?” I was certainly not bored. Quite the opposite, I was widely… Continue

Added by Annika Peterson on April 29, 2015 at 10:05pm — 2 Comments

My Eyes (and Ears) Adored this Show

The Four Seasons is one of the most iconic bands of the 50’s and 60’s, and with so many popular songs out there, one is bound to know at least one of them.  Jersey Boys is a musical that illustrates the rise and fall of these four young men in a different light than many would think.  It follows them from the discovery of Frankie Valli all the way through their acceptance into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. …

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Added by Noah Coon on April 29, 2015 at 9:49pm — 2 Comments

All For One and One For All!

Girls Only: The Secret Comedy Of Women is more about the atmosphere and camaraderie it creates than any sort of story that may be taking place on stage.



In Hennepin Theatre Trust’s production of the show, Melanie Werhrmacher and Jen Scott play the two girls. Using their real names in the show, they banter back and forth giving vaguely pre-composed anecdotes about “their own lives” and about society in general.



But first, let’s back up to the pre-show.



Upon…

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Added by Emma Mathews-Lingen on April 22, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Crashin’ into Conrad

                Driving a car is a passage way into adulthood, a mode of independence and a way to feel like you have true power, something that isn’t very common in a teenager’s life. However, a driver’s license is not a guarantee of automotive safety. On my sweet, merrily independent and carefree drive to Holy Angels High School, my rosy-cheeked-all-American-driver mood was dashed when, trying to merge into the left lane, I struck another car. All…

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Added by Mary Katherine Fiala on April 12, 2015 at 8:03pm — No Comments

Little Girls with Big Sass!

    Boy can these kiddos preform! Annie, playing at the Orpheum in Minneapolis is exploding with talent. The girls sassed the audience like only nine year olds can, loud and proud. Pig tails flying they owned the stage and no one, not even the adults in the production, could take it from them. The spunkiest of them all was Molly (Lilly Mae Stewart) who tumbled her way across the stage with ease, and impersonated her…

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Added by Emma Carlson on April 7, 2015 at 10:14pm — 1 Comment

Red: The Color of Power and Hope

                The dog must have been on drugs. Dangling in the human’s arms as it was carried across the stage, although adorable in an innocent puppy kind of way, it looked like a deer with headlights being beamed into its face. It must have been an alien, for the dog was calm like no other dog I’ve ever seen. The dog, although seemingly dead with its stage appearance, did not reflect the Broadway Touring company’s cast of Annie at the Orpheum last Tuesday. Engaging in its…

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Added by Contessa Boorman on April 7, 2015 at 10:59am — 1 Comment

It's Boeing Great!

Anna Young

Boeing Boeing

On March 4th Boeing Boeing closed at the Minneapolis Theatre Garage put on by the Torch Theatre was unbelievable! Boeing Boeing was written by the French playwright Marc Camoletti and adapted into english by Beverley Cross. It was recently playing from March 13th until April 4th at the Minneapolis Theatre Garage. Boeing Boeing is a well written comedy farce that tells the story of a French named Bernard, who…

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Added by Anna Young on April 6, 2015 at 10:02pm — No Comments

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