Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper

Jersey Boys

So by the good offices of samwinolj who was kind enough to babysit Katie and Julie, daisy_knotwise and I were able to get downtown to see the Chicago company of Jersey Boys before the show closes. And it turns out that this is a really good musical.

Well, yes, I suppose I should have guessed that, but there occasionally is no accounting for the taste of the public. But Gretchen and I had an absolutely wonderful time.

If you're waiting to see the filmed version of this, as with The Producers and Mamma Mia, you may be waiting a very long time. The show relies heavily on stage conceits with a lot of speeches directed to the audience, something that simply won't film well. So if there is a movie version, it won't be nearly the same show.

And if you write music or ever wanted to write music, this is a good show to go see.
Tags: home, kids, musings, theater

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