Wanting to find something to do in Nashville where you can also stay out of the cold? Buy your tickets now for one of the performances at TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall between Jan. 9th-14th of the multi award-winning, JERSEY BOYS, as it makes a return engagement after a highly-successful run last time.
We had the pleasure of speaking to castmember, Wade Dooley, recently about the touring production. He performs several roles in the show.
Who is Wade Dooley? From Bob Crewe and others, he has appeared in the film, The Last Five Years. Performed in Off-Broadway productions: NEWSical and Awesome 80s Prom. National tours: The Trip to Bountiful with Cicely Tyson and Vanessa Williams and Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
Dooley even has a Nashville connection. He started singing at the young age of 9 and continued through college with his band landing gigs at such places like the legendary honky tonk, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. He also was once featured on the Crook and Chase show on the now defunct TNN and opened for many country artists during that time, so his background is deeply-rooted here even though it’s been several years since he has been to town.
He’s very much looking forward to returning for the run of the show in Nashville and taking in some of the city’s new offerings while he’s here. Think he will be pleasantly-surprised at the growth of Nashville since much has changed just in the last 5 years.
Jersey Boys is the winner of the 2006 Tony Award® for Best Musical, the 2006 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Show Album, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical and the 2010 Helpmann Award for Best Musical (Australia).
Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Des McAnuff, Jersey Boys is written by Academy Award winner Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.
What’s it all about? Jersey Boys is the behind-the-scenes story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, who were just four guys from New Jersey until they sang their very first note then they took off. They sounded like no one else in that timeperiod, breaking through on radio and listeners just couldn’t get enough of their harmonious sound.
But like lots of well-known artists and celebrities past and present, while their harmonies were perfection on stage, off stage it was a very different story. It’s a behind-the-scenes story being told through music that has managed to make them an international sensation all over again.
The show features all of the legendary Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons’ hits including: “Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Oh, What A Night”, “Walk Like A Man”, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”, and “Working My Way Back To You.”
Watch a sneak peek of Jersey Boys here: www.JerseyBoysTour.com/Watch.
We can’t wait to see it opening night! This will be our first time seeing this production, and we’re certain it will be a treat.
Get your tickets fast before it sells out!
About Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys opened in New York on November 6, 2005 and by the time it closed over 11 years later on January 15, 2017, it was the 12th longest running show in Broadway history, passing such original Broadway productions as 42nd Street, Grease, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Producers. Jersey Boys will return to New York with a new production in November 2017. The Jersey Boys US national tour opened to rave reviews in San Francisco on December 1, 2006, and is still breaking house records in cities across North America. Jersey Boys tours of the United Kingdom and Australia will begin at the end of 2017 and 2018 respectively. Jersey Boys worldwide has been seen by over 25 million people (as of August, 2017).
The Jersey Boys design and production team is comprised of Klara Zieglerova (Scenic Design), Jess Goldstein (Costume Design), Howell Binkley (winner of the 2006 Tony Award® for his Lighting Design), Steve Canyon Kennedy (Sound Design), Michael Clark (Projections Design), Charles LaPointe (Wig and Hair Design), Steve Orich (Orchestrations) and Ron Melrose (Music Supervision, Vocal/Dance Arrangements & Incidental Music).
Jersey Boys is produced by Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner.
The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Jersey Boys, produced by Bob Gaudio, was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The cast recording is available on Rhino Records. Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (Broadway Books) is the official handbook to the smash Broadway hit. Seasons Greetings: A Jersey Boys Christmas, a holiday CD featuring international cast members of Jersey Boys, produced by Bob Gaudio, is available on Rhino Records.
Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. The Broadway season is supported by the HCA Foundation on behalf of HCA and the TriStar Family of Hospitals, and media sponsor NewsChannel 5. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission.
TPAC is an accessible facility that provides a variety of services including wheelchair accommodations, accessible parking, and assistive listening devices. Open captioning, American Sign Language, audio description, and large print and Braille programs are offered at the Sunday matinee performance of each Broadway series and Broadway special engagement. For more information about accessible services, contact email@example.com or 615-782-4087.
TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.
Since 1980, the non-profit Tennessee Performing Arts Center has welcomed more than 12 million audience members and served more than 1.8 million children and adults with performances at TPAC, teacher resources, professional development opportunities, classroom residencies, and enrichment programs. Each year, TPAC serves several hundred thousand audience members with the HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series, a variety of special engagements, and the productions of three resident artistic companies – Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, and Nashville Repertory Theatre. TPAC’s mission is to lead with excellence in the performing arts and arts education, creating meaningful and relevant experiences to enrich lives, strengthen communities, and support economic vitality. For more information, visit TPAC.org.