Thursday, May 28, 2009

Jersey Boys

I ventured out of my neck of the woods (downtown) up to North York yesterday to take advantage of $20 rush seats for this Tony award winning show. I couldn't believe what a great seat I got for the price...row P. The box office person said it was likely because of the weather...
I wandered around indoors as much as possible, had lunch in a food court (Lebanese food) with eggplant, cauliflower, rice and lentils, hummous and tabouli. Initially I thought the server had put MEAT into my container so I opened it...causing concern. I was relieved it was just the eggplant. After a Green Tea Latte with Soy...a Grande Soy Green Tea Latte....I never get the order of the drink right...and reading my Wayne Dyer for inspiration it was showtime...
For a rainy day matinee it was still pretty crowded. Loved the show - I had forgotten how many hits the Four Seasons had to their credit. It's been a while since I've been to the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts - last time in the big theatre was "Ragtime"...which was a loooong time ago.
I really enjoyed the show...my only complaint, as usual was the volume level - hence why I carry earplugs in all my purses/pockets.
Aaron MacKenzie made a wonderful Frankie Valli with great support from Grant Tilly as Tommy DeVito - the bad boy/wiseguy of the group. The cast was all quite good and of course, the music! "Sherry", "Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Walk Like a Man" and one of the best tunes ever (that almost didn't make it to a record) "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You".
The only sour note was a screechy version of "My Boyfriend's Back" by the ladies playing girl group The Angels...obviously they didn't listen to the laid back original...
A good way to spend a rainy afternoon, though. I hope to check out Terra Hazelton's CD release at the Rex on Saturday and even partake of the delectable (for mouth and ears) Bluegrass Brunch at the Dakota on Sunday.
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