Jersey Boys are Working Their Way Back to You at theREP this Summer
Jersey Boys, the journey of the Four Seasons’ rise and fall through the eyes of a group of friends who became the icons of their generation, will open at Capital Repertory Theatre for previews Friday, July 15. The production will run through Sunday, August 21. The show is written by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, Producing Artistic Director at theREP.
Told through first-hand accounts of each of the band members, the audience learns of the trials and tribulations that went along with all their success. See how the group was almost ripped apart through personal and professional problems yet managed to become one of the greatest-known acts of all time. The show features popular hits like “Sherry,” “Earth Angel,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “December ’63 (Oh, What a Night)” and more!
Starring as the Four Seasons are Justin Scott Brown as Tommy DeVito, returning to theREP having appeared in Smokey Joe’s Café in 2014, a veteran on and off-Broadway. Brian Michael Henry as Nick Massi is making his debut at theREP, most recently seen as Monsieur Martine in Stephen Schwartz’s The Baker’s Wife. Jeffrey Kringer as Bob Gaudio is making his first appearance at theREP with previous appearances Off-Broadway in About Love and the National Tour of Cruel Intentions, to name a few. Evan Jay Newman as Frankie Valli is joining theREP family with this production having previously performed on Broadway in Les Miserables, Paul Simon’s The Capeman and more. Rounding out the Four Seasons is Nick Anastasia playing Frankie Valli 2 and Joey Pesci making his debut at theREP straight from a run of Laughing Matters, Vol. 6 at Florida Studio Theatre.
theREP is excited to welcome a number of local actors to this production, including Madalyn “Maddy” Montgomery, who was last seen on theREP’s stage in A Christmas Story, The Musical!; Shannon Rafferty, who is excited to be returning after performances in Man of La Mancha, The Crucibles, and more; Nicole Zelka, who just finished the National Tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is thrilled to be back after previously being seen in MAMMA MIA! and The Full Monty; and Morgan Smith, an Albany native, is making her debut on theREP’s mainstage after participating in the first iteration of the theatre’s Summer Stage Young Acting Company program (in 2015). The cast also includes three veterans of theREP, including Shayne David Cameris who will be playing powerhouse songwriter Bob Crewe after previously performing in Camelot and Blue-Sky Boys on theREP’s mainstage, as well as several of the theatre’s On-The-Go! in-School touring shows. Josh DeMarco will also be returning after last performing in The Full Monty, Shakespeare in Love (as Juliet) and MAMMA MIA!. Finally, rounding out the list of local cast members is Jake Goodman who has performed in Your Best One, Camelot and A Christmas Story, The Musical!
Previews for Jersey Boys take place July 15-17. Opening night is Tuesday, July 19. Regular performances continue through Sunday, August 21. Performance times: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday – with matinees 3 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; and 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 27. Capital Repertory Theatre, 251 N. Pearl St., Albany. Tickets range from $27–$69.50. For tickets and information, call the Box Office 10 am-6 pm Monday-Friday at 518.346.6204 or visit capitalrep.org.