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Jersey Boys return to New Zealand theatres in 2021

Monday 28 September 2020

Jersey Boys return to New Zealand theatres in 2021

Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice
Music by Bob Gaudio
Lyrics by Bob Crewe

JERSEY BOYS – The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – will make its long-awaited return to New Zealand theatres in 2021.

The hit musical, seen by more than 26 million people worldwide, returns to Auckland for the first time in nine years, and makes its much-anticipated premiere in Wellington from May through to June. To be first in the queue when tickets go on sale, register today on our Waitlist at the Jersey Boys website.

The internationally acclaimed stage sensation, produced in New Zealand by the same company that delivered the critically acclaimed, sold-out season of Les Miserables in 2019, tells the story of how four blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop sensations of all time.

“Oh, what a night of magical memories…. This is an utterly wonderful show full of vitality, pace and power” - Daily Express

Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi joined forces to become The Four Seasons, writing their own hits and developing their unique sound to sell over 175 million records before they were 30!

They were just four guys from New Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and that radio stations just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story -- a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.

Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. From the streets of New Jersey
to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true.

Having smashed New Zealand box office records when it first visited in 2012, em>JERSEY BOYS is THE most requested musical for a return season by New Zealand theatre audiences. Winner of fifty-seven major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical, their story was so good it was turned into a Hollywood blockbuster produced and directed by Clint Eastwood and grossing $67 million at the box office.

Featuring hit after legendary hit including ‘BEGGIN’’, ‘CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU’, ‘OH WHAT A NIGHT’, ‘SHERRY’, ‘WALK LIKE A MAN’, ‘BYE BYE BAB’Y, ‘BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY’ and many more, JERSEY BOYS is a story full of heart, humour and ‘sheer musical razzamatazz’.

Producer Grant Meese, of G & T Productions, says he’s thrilled to be bringing one of his all-time favourite musicals back to Auckland, and for the first time, to Wellington.

“New Zealand audiences are going to love this production. It’s such a good story about four friends, their run-ins with The Mob, their heartaches, their triumphs, and their music! Jersey Boys has it all.”

This is the musical that’s just too good to be true.

Dates and times:
Auckland, The Civic
17 April – 9 May 2021
Sessions: Saturdays: 2 pm & 7.20 pm; Sundays: 3 pm; Tuesdays: 6.30 pm; Wednesday-Friday: 7.30 pm. Wednesday, 28 April: 1 pm.
Ticket prices: From $29.50 - $140. Producer seats available (including lounge entry) at $185.

Wellington, Opera House
21 May – 6 June 2021
Sessions: Saturdays: 2 pm & 7.30 pm; Sundays: 3 pm; Tuesday: 6.30 pm; Wednesdays: 1 pm & 7.30 pm; Thursday & Friday: 7.30 pm. Wednesday, 26 May: 1 pm.
Ticket prices: From $29.50 - $140. Producer seats available (including lounge entry) at $185