Global Hit Musical Returns to Australia
Jersey Boys Opens in Sydney in September
The international blockbuster musical Jersey Boys will open its Australian tour in September 2018 at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre for a strictly limited season.
Jersey Boys tells the true-life story and the rise to stardom of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons who were one of the most successful bands in pop music history from the 1950s. The band sold over 175 million records and were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for their worldwide hits including Can’t Take My Eyes off You, Walk Like a Man, Bye Bye Baby, Sherry and Big Girls Don’t Cry, which all feature in the musical.
After auditioning 450 artists nationwide, the dynamic cast is a combination of exciting and emerging Australian talent. Stepping into the illustrious shoes of the charismatic singer Frankie Valli is BERNARD ANGEL who played Joe Pesci in the original Australian production. He will be joined by CAMERON MACDONALD as Tommy DeVito, THOMAS MCGUANE as Bob Gaudio making his career debut after graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts and GLASTON TOFT, reprising his celebrated portrayal of the band’s musical marvel Nick Massi.
The dynamic line-up of ensemble artists includes RYAN GONZALEZ (Broadway World Sydney Award winner), MIA DABKOWSKI-CHANDLER (Aladdin), CRISTINA D’AGOSTINO (Guys and Dolls), SAGE DOUGLAS (The Wizard of Oz), MACKENZIE DUNN (2017 WAAPA Graduate making her professional debut), GLENN HILL (Matilda the Musical), LUIGI LUCENTE (Muriel’s Wedding), ENRICO MAMMARELLA (recreating his role as ‘Gyp DeCarlo’ from the original production), SCOTT MCCONNELL (Jesus Christ Superstar), JOSH MULHERAN (The Book of Mormon), JACK O’RILEY (Rent at the Hayes Theatre), MATTHEW PRIME (Victorian College of the Arts grad making his professional debut), DANIEL RASO (Matilda the Musical) and RUTENE SPOONER (making his debut).
The original Australian production opened to rave reviews in July 2009 playing four years later having played to 1.6 million people throughout Australia and New Zealand! Jersey Boys is the 12th longest-running musical in Broadway history and has played to over 25 million worldwide. It has won 64 honours and awards worldwide including the 2010 Helpmann Award, 2006 Tony Award and Olivier Award for Best Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.
Jersey Boys is currently playing in New York City, and touring the United Kingdom. Jersey Boys continues to break box office records, both at New World Stages in New York, and recently in Birmingham’s New England Theatre, breaking records held previously by the first engagement of the Jersey Boys UK Tour. Jersey Boys also has a new production on Norwegian Cruise Line’s, in a built-to-suit theatre cruising to Alaska and the Caribbean that premiered in June 2018.
Jersey Boys is produced in Australia by Dodger Theatricals, Rodney Rigby and TEG-Dainty.