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Preview of Jersey Boys

By • Oct 4th, 2013 • Category: Reviews

Having grown up in New Jersey, this Jersey boy was excited to get an invite to a preview of the show Jersey Boys which will be coming to Richmond in January as a part of the Broadway in Richmond series.

The presentation included a short video on the making of the Jersey Boys and then a talk back with Greg McQuade from WTVR, and three of the cast members from the actual tour which will be coming in January. Matthew Bailey plays the “bad guy”  Tommy Devito in the 2006 Tony Award winning musical about the forming of the Four Seasons. Alayna Gallo plays Frankie Valli’s girl friend Lorraine (among 15 quick change roles) and John Michael Dias plays the famous front man himself, Frankie Valli. Dias, who has been playing Valli since 2006, treated the audience of season ticket holders to a medley of the Four Season’s greatest hits. Having attended “Frankie Boot Camp” to make it into the cast after 6 or 7 auditions, Dias had the voice and the mannerisms down pat.
The event served its purpose, because this Jersey Boy is really looking forward to seeing the full production. There will be 16 performances from January 7-16 at the Landmark Theater. Tickets are on sale now.

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is by day a Special Education teacher, teaching History, Science and drama to Middle and High School students in a private Day School in Stafford. He has degrees in Educational Media and Special Education. He is also a part time Radio News Anchor and occasional actor in the Richmond area. Bruce is a native of New Jersey and spent most of his "adult" life in Upstate New York, where he started and ran a national award winning youth theater and cable television program for over 10 years. He has lived in Virginia since 2002, and in Caroline County since 2005, where he is active in many community groups; including serving on the Board of Caroline's Promise.

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