The Gold Rush era streets of Columbia State Historic Park is far from the hard-scrabble New Jersey neighborhoods that gave rise to the Four Seasons but that is exactly where residents in the 209 have the opportunity to see the story unfold.
The Sierra Repertory Theatre is staging “Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons” through Aug. 27 at the Fallon House Theatre.
“Jersey Boys” follows the rise of four blue-collar kids who became one of the greatest successes in pop-music history. Winner of Best Musical at both the Tony Awards and Olivier Awards, “Jersey Boys” is presented documentary style with each of the members taking a season to tell a chapter of the 40-year friendship of the foursome as they worked their way from the streets of New Jersey to the heights of stardom. Electrifying performances of chart-topping hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Dawn,” and “My Eyes Adored You,” which brought The Four Seasons the highest honor: induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.
“This has been the number one show on my wish list since I started with Sierra Rep,” says SRT’s Artistic Director Jerry Lee. “As a theatre piece, “Jersey Boys,” perfectly blends the disciplines of acting, singing, and dancing. It is infectiously fun and impossible not to love.”
“Jersey Boys” stars Adam Marino, Matt Michael, Bobby Guenther, and Quinn Corcoran as The Four Seasons. The ensemble includes Camryn Elias, Charlie Munday, Greg Parker, Christopher Michael, Sergio Salinas, Alexandra Shephard, Taylor Tveten, Sebastian Rohn, and Kate Henderson.
“Jersey Boys” has a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe. The production is directed by Jerry Lee, choreographed/associate directed by Ben Bogen, and music directed by Patrick Burns. Scenic design by Rand Enlow, costumes by Austin Blake Conlee, wigs by George Deavours, lighting by Jonnie Painter, sound by Tatiana Covington-Parra, and stage managed by Maggie Braun. The production sponsor is Micro-Tronics. Sierra Rep’s season sponsors are Sonora Area Foundation and John and June Rogers.
Regular performance times are at 12 p.m. Wednesdays, 2 p.m. Thursdays, 7 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets range from $35-$48. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more, students, veterans, and first responders. Tickets are available by calling the box office at 209.532.3120, visiting SierraRep.org, or emailing email@example.com. “Jersey Boys” is recommended for audiences 16 and older, the show contains adult language and situations.
The Historic Fallon House Theatre is located at 11175 Washington St. in Columbia.