The smash-hit musical “Jersey Boys” is coming to the Budweiser Gardens on November 9, and you can win a pair of tickets.
If you’ve seen the show, you know it’s worth seeing again.
If you’ve never seen “Jersey Boys,” don’t miss this chance to see the Tony Award-Winning show with two Canadians in key creative positions.
Des McAnuff is the original director of Jersey Boys, but you might remember him as the former artistic director of Canada’s Stratford Festival. His work directing “The Who’s Tommy” on Broadway, and London’s West End earned McAnuff Tony and Olivier Awards for Best Director.
Sergio Trujillo, “Jersey Boys” choreographer, was born in Colombia and raised north of Toronto. After seeing “The Best of Broadway” performance at Canada’s Wonderland Trujillo began studying dance formally and enrolled at the University of Toronto.
Throughout the 1990s, Trujillo danced in many Broadway musicals. In 1999, he danced in the original Broadway cast of “Fosse,” choreographed by Bob Fosse.
Recently Trujillo won a Tony Award for his work on “Ain’t Too Proud.”
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Win tickets to see Jersey Boys at Budwesier Gardens
The winner will be selected on Wed. November 6. Show tickets are non-transferable. Winner will be notified by email and will have 36 hours to reply to the email or the prize will be forfeited and another random draw will occur.
So how did four blue-collar kids become one of the greatest successes in pop music history?
“Jersey Boys” explores the secret of how they worked their way from the streets of Newark, NJ to international success with the hit songs : “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Dawn,” “My Eyes Adored You,” and more.
Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice wrote the play. Brickman had written extensively for television before hooking up with Woody Allen to collaborate on the films “Sleeper,” “Annie Hall” (which won him an Oscar) and Manhattan. But his show business debut was as a musician and vocalist in the folk group The Tarriers.
Co-writer Rick Elice, the playwright behind the stage thriller “Double Double,” had worked as an actor, teacher before he moved to the advertising business. He produced ad campaigns for 300 Broadway shows, including “A Chorus Line” and “The Lion King.”
Both men recognized dramatic promise in stories from two original members of the band Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio. The two writers decided to write about the contrast of the bright, youthful music with the dark underside of poverty and mob connections; what Brickman calls the “Shakespearean” nature of the obstacles that had confronted the young men.
With director Des McAnuff, the writers used these contradictions as the organizing principle of the show, allowing many of the story’s dramatic ironies. The odd-couple alliance between two high school dropouts from Jersey and the two Harvard/Yale types from Manhattan sparked the very genesis of the show.
8:00 pm, November 9.
Details and tickets online.