"Jersey Boys isn't just a cut above most musicals;
it's in a different league"
"It's not phenomenal, it's beyond phenomenal"
Alan Jones - 2GB
"9/10 – loud, tight, strong and note-perfect"
THE SUN HERALD
"Rock solid and hugely entertaining"
"This is easily the best musical ever"
"The hits explode from the stage with verve,
polish and conviction"
Sydney Morning Herald
"If you do one thing this year...
go and see Jersey Boys"
"Without a doubt the most outstanding piece of live entertainment I've ever seen, it's unbelievable!"
Ray Hadley, 2GB
"A fabulous show... one of the best shows
I've ever seen"
"Musical theatre at its very best, it is world class. Brilliant".
"You'll be yelling for more, it's a great night out"
Chris Smith, 2GB
"Terrific, really wonderful"
"You will get up and dance!"
ABC Radio 702
"Backed by great harmonies and a very slick band,
musically Jersey Boys is thrilling"
"This Tony Award winning Broadway hit really is the full package"
Stage Whispers, Neil Litchfield
"Impossible to resist"
"Sheer star appeal"
Alex Lalak The Daily Telegraph
"Jersey Boys – just do it!"
"Whether you are aged 15, 25 or 65,
go and see Jersey Boys!"
Geoff Field – Blog
"A theatrical triumph"
"Oh, what a night!"
"A fascinating storyline, strong choreography and a brilliant script
In a class of its own"
"The show moves at a cracking pace"
SUNDAY HERALD SUN
"A guaranteed good time…top-class theatre
The perfect uplifting show for a special romantic occasion
Audience members jump to their feet mid-show
Gritty and inspiring"
SUNDAY HERALD SUN
"Pitch perfect show"
"JERSEY BOYS has a dramatic range almost as extensive as Valli's three octave voice"
"Full of laugh out loud wisecracks and multi-dimensional characters"
"This rich production gives a depth and power to countless songs"
THE SUNDAY AGE
"The Australian production of JERSEY BOYS
is a winner"
HERALD SUN ONLINE
"Brilliantly realised Smart, economical story telling"
"Des McAnuff's direction is seamless… pure showbiz genius"
"Entertainment with a capitol E, plenty of bang for your buck"
"JERSEY BOYS stormed onto the stage at the Princess Theatre and had the opening night crowd cheering, stomping and dancing."
"What makes this show such a huge success? It's the quality songs, the story, Des McAnuff's production, the script, the versatile industrial design, and the performers. "
"A recipe for first class entertainment"
"Its heart stopping"
THE HERALD SUN
"Puts the Joy into 'Joysey'"
"Non-stop action… JERSEY BOYS will be around for quite a few seasons"
"Delivered with precision and toe-tapping verve…energy and skill carries a slick production"
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
"Here's a musical that's full on from start to finish…great story…great script…stunning music. Best night ever at the theatre"
DENNIS WALTER – 3AW AFTERNOON PROGRAM
"You sing with them, you get up and dance, you laugh, you cry –
it's a true story and it's amazing.
Hit after hit after hit, I can't wait to see it again."
DAVID MANN – 3AW PROMOTIONS AND MARKETING MANAGER
"Jersey Boys is electrifyingly wonderful!"
"I could watch it every night!"
"Better than a night out with Frankie Valli – the original!"
"This show is pure dynamite!"
"3 Cheers for the Four Seasons"
"More explosive than a Korean missile!"
"More catchy than Swine Flu!"
PHILIP BRADY – 3AW NIGHTLINE PRESENTER
"The raw real story of the Four Seasons"
"The Jersey Boys…The Soaring Songs…And the story as funny and gritty as New Jersey soil."
BRUCE MANSFIELD – 3AW NIGHTLINE PRESENTER
"I sat enraptured…a superlatively slick production"
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN
"A Five-Star Blockbuster"
"Moves like a joyride in a stolen Cadillac!"
Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star
"Oh, what a fantastic night!"
Pat Collins, UPN 9-TV
"The energy is unstoppable!"
Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press
"A can't-stop-the-music tidal wave!"
Michael Sommers, The Star-Ledger
"A winner! Splendid actors and elegant strokes of observation. Direct pedal-to-the-metal stuff!"
John Lahr, The New Yorker
"I entered the theatre a skeptic, but promptly turned believer. Overwhelming emotional impact."
John Simon, Bloomberg.com
"The biggest hit on Broadway!"
Joan Hamburg, WOR-AM Radio
"Too good to be true!"
Clive Barnes, New York Post
"I fell for this show in a big way!"
Howard Kissel, Daily News
"The crowd goes wild."
Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"The most exciting musical package Broadway has seen in years!"
Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune
"Will run for centuries!"
Richard Corliss, Time
"One emotional crescendo after another!"
Jess Cagle, WCBS-TV/People Magazine
Jacques le Sourd, The Journal News
"This true life mega-hit story of the Four Seasons is an
utterly wonderful show full of vitality,
pace and power."
Paul Callan, Daily Express
"An utterly infectious hit parade... An unstoppable tidal wave of warm musical memories."
Mark Shenton, Sunday Express
"Oh what a night!"
Benedict Nightingale, The Times
Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph
"This is a big thumper of a show with fantastic
A proper, electric hit!"
Quentin Letts, Daily Mail
"Let's hear it for the boys! Jersey Boys has a quality you rarely find in musicals – gritty honesty – as well as the best collection of pop hits since Mamma Mia!"
Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph
"I'll be working my way back to seeing Jersey Boys
If I can get a ticket!"
Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail
"Standing ovations are a dime a dozen
in the theater these days, though not
many shows can boast of setting one off
through the second act."
Los Angeles Times
"Go! A mega-hit musical!"
"A perfect storm of a musical!
A first-rate piece of Americana as well
as a backstage musical that shines with
intelligence and wit. It's not just about
the music – and this is saying something
in a show that features 33 songs, nearly
all of them guaranteed to have you
in your seat."
"The audience is carried along on a wave of musical and dramatic energy that, if it had its way, would probably go on indefinitely."
The Hollywood Reporter
"Genuine show business magic! Undeniably powerful. When was your last standing ovation? Probably the last time you visited a theater, so routine has that ritual become. But a standing ovation in the middle of the second act?"
audience is happy to go wherever
wants to take it."
Steve Winn, San Francisco Chronicle
"It isn't every musical that gets stopped by three prolonged ovations midway through the first act."
Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle
"Oh, what a night! Every bit as good as you've heard it is! Just too good to be true. In the context of four guys trying to make better lives for themselves, the songs emerge with an added sheen of triumph. This is big, shiny Broadway at its best – but with a little edge. A musical bursting with energy, nostalgia and pop music bliss."
Chad Jones, The Oakland Tribune
"A heartwarming triumph! A stunning opening night that proved, from the second the show started, that the groundbreaking Jersey Boys deserved every single Tony Award it won. The standing ovation emerged from the hairs on the back of your neck standing on end, and tears pricking at the corners of your eyes."
"What the audience had just seen was astounding: a true story of Shakespearean proportion that made poetry of the blue-collar American dream – but always entertaining and energetic, with a pace that slows only to let the audience marvel at how spectacularly well the actors capture the authentic sound."
Pat Craig, Contra Costa Times
"Oh, what a night! Walk like a man … or just run ... to the Curran for this terrific, four hat sensation!"
Jan Wahl, KRON TV/KCBS Radio