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The Second Coming of “Jersey Boys” Lights Up the Durham Performing Arts Center Like July Fourth

It may be pumpkin weather, but Tour 2 of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons’ magnificent warts-and-all musical bio, “Jersey Boys,” lights up the Durham Performing Arts Center like the Fourth of July. Broadway Series South first brought this Broadway hit to Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in June 2009, but the stellar cast for the second coming of “Jersey Boys” may boast even more candle power.

The "Jersey Boys" are (from left) Jason Kappus as Bob Gaudio, Colby Foytik as Tommy DeVito, Brad Weinstock as Frankie Valli, and Brandon Andrus as Nick Massi (photo by Joan Marcus)

Oh, What a Show: “Jersey Boys” Will Rock Durham Performing Arts Center for 24 Shows Oct. 30-Nov. 18

On Oct. 30-Nov. 4 and Nov. 6-11 and 13-18, the Durham Performing Arts Center will present “Jersey Boys,” a rousing backstage musical based on the meteoric rise of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons from the mean streets of Mafia-infested neighborhoods of Newark, NJ, to international stardom. “Jersey Boys” is not just another jukebox musical; it is an unflinching look at the origins of the American super-group The Four Seasons, and it is R-rated for language.