Jersey Boys

On Tuesday night, I saw Jersey Boys (musical) at the Curran Theater in San Francisco. It was packed for a Tuesday night — who in the world would go see a show about some old boy band from the 60s? Well, as it turns out, that boy band is Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Anyone aged 40+ will have heard of them.

As it turns out the show was fun but yet another example of a producer’s dream: all money, no creativity. It’s really just pure cash, hire a smallish cast to sing 25 Frankie Valli songs tied together with minimal plot line on a big bare stage. Still, Jersey Boys is a good cash cow because it is entertaining. Even for a 20 year old, I knew at least a few songs and the rest are melodic enough to keep your foot tapping and spirits up.