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JERSEY BOYS Based on the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice; Music by Bob Gaudio; Lyrics by Bob Crewe August Wilson Theatre, Broadway - 6 November, 2005 Choreographer: Sergio Trujillo Set designer: Klara Zieglerova Costume designer: Jess Goldstein Lighting designer: Howell Binkley Sound designer: Steve Canyon Kennedy Projection designer: Michael Clark Director: Des McAnuff SYNOPSIS The story relates the rags-to-riches story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, taking care along the way to provide versions of their many chart-topping hits. This generic tale of Jersey boys making good, breaking up and making up becomes an accumulation of incidents. The new musical is billed as "The story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time," according to the production notes. "They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were 30." ORIGINAL CAST: • Tommy DeVito: Christian Hoff • Bob Gaudio: Daniel Reichard • Nick Massi: J. Robert Spencer • Frankie Valli: John Lloyd Young • Bob Crewe, others: Peter Gregus • Gyp DeCarlo, others: Mark Lotito • Hal Miller, others: Tituss Burgess • Hank Majewski, others: Steve Gouveia • Norm Wawman, others: Donnie Kehr • Joey, others: Michael Longoria • Mary Delgado, others: Jennifer Naimo • Lorraine, others: Erica Piccininni • Francine, others: Sara Schmidt MUSICAL NUMBERS Act 1 1. CES SOIREES • LA • Tituss Burgess, Ensemble, featuring Erica Piccininni 2. THE EARLY YEARS: A SCRAPBOOK • Full Company 3. a) SILHOUETTES • Christian Hoff & John Lloyd Young, lead vocals b) YOU'RE THE APPLE OF MY EYE • Christian Hoff lead vocals c) I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE - John Lloyd Young, lead vocals d) EARTH ANGEL • Christian Hoff, lead vocals e) A SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE • John Lloyd Young, lead vocals f) MY MOTHER'S EYES • John Lloyd Young, lead vocals g) SHORT SHORTS • Ensemble h) MOODY'S MOOD FOR LOVE • John Lloyd Young, lead vocals