Jersey Boys Preview – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Jersey Boys
Image Source: AT The Theatre

Show: Jersey Boys
Location: Empire Theatre, Liverpool
Dates: Wednesday 26 January – Saturday 5 February 2022
Times: 14.30 & 19.30
Running Time: 165 Minutes
Age Rating: 14+
Performers: Cast Members TBC
Production Company: Dodgers
Writers: Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice
Director: Des McAnuff

The days are counting down to Jersey Boys returning to Liverpool‘s Empire Theatre. This production comes to Liverpool from Wednesday 26 January to Saturday 5 February 2022 and tickets are still available for this exciting show! This will be one of the top theatre shows of 2022 at the Empire Theatre, so let’s take a look at Jersey Boys!

Jersey Boys

Background

Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in Jersey Boys. They begin as just four guys from New Jersey, until they sing their very first note. Jersey Boys have a sound which is all-new and one that the radio just can’t get enough of. But while their harmonies are perfect on-stage, off-stage it’s a very different story. However, it’s a story that would make them an international sensation all over again.

From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s too good to be true. Why? Well, the show has all of their hits, including Beggin’, Walk Like A Man and December, 1963 (Oh What a Night). Also, there’s Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, My Eyes Adored You and Let’s Hang On (To What We’ve Got). Not forgetting Bye Bye Baby, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Working My Way Back to You and Fallen Angel. Oh, and there’s Rag Doll and Who Loves You to round off the exceptional soundtrack for this exceptional production.

Creatives

The entire team responsible for the original Broadway production are behind the upcoming UK tour. This includes two Tony Award-winners in Des McAnuff as director and Sergio Trujillo as choreographer. Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice are writing the show, Bob Gaudio handles music anmd Bob Crewe covers lyrics. Also, there’s Jess Goldstein on costume design, Howell Binkley on lighting and Klara Zieglerova on scenic design. With Steve Canyon Kennedy on sound and Michael Clark on projections design, this production promises excellence. Furthermore, Steve Orich provides the orchestrations, with Ron Melrose providing music supervision and vocal arrangements.

Cast

Jersey Boys displays a big-name cast with Michael Pickering and Lewis Griffiths returning as Frankie Valli and Nick Massi. Blair Gibson performs the role of Bob Gaudio and Dalton Wood as Tommy DeVito. Luke Suri will take on the leading role of Frankie Valli at some performances. The rest of the talent cast includes Dougie Carter (Hank Majewski), Emma Crossley (Mary Delgado), Jordan James (Gyp DeCarlo), Norton James (Norm Waxman), Michael Levi (Bob Crewe), George Salmon (Joe Pesci), Ellie Seaton (Lorraine), Daisy Steere (Francine), Damien Winchester (Barry Belson), Ryan Carter-Wilson (Swing), Tom O’Brien (Swing), Nathan Routledge (Swing) and Amy West (Swing).

Venue

Liverpool’s Empire Theatre is a true mainstay of the city, ever since the venue’s initial opening in 1866. But a demolition of the original Empire would lead to the modern Empire opening in 1924. From there, the Empire would become a focal point for the UK’s top touring theatre shows. Indeed, so many iconic productions regularly come to Liverpool’s Empire Theatre. Furthermore, the list of performers to grace the Empire stage over the years reads like a who’s who. In addition, the Empire’s location is pivotal, with its positioning directly in front of Lime Street Station. The Empire has a total capacity of 2,381, with frequent sell-outs throughout the annual theatre calendar. Simply put, the Empire Theatre is amongst the UK’s top entertainment venues and an ideal backdrop for a classic night of theatre.

Tour Dates


Wednesday 26 January – Saturday 5 February 2022: Empire Theatre, Liverpool
Tuesday 8 February – Saturday 19 February 2022: Stoke Regent Theatre, Stoke
Tuesday 22 February – Saturday 5 March 2022: Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes
Tuesday 8 March – Saturday 19 March 2022: The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
Tuesday 22 March – Saturday 2 April 2022: Sunderland Empire, Sunderland
Tuesday 19 April – Saturday 7 May 2022: Glasgow King’s Theatre, Glasgow
Monday 16 May – Saturday 28 May 2022: Hull New Theatre, Hull
Tuesday 31 May – Saturday 11 June 2022: Venue Cymru, Llandudno
Tuesday 28 June – Saturday 2 July 2022: Eden Court, Inverness
Tuesday 5 July – Saturday 16 July 2022: Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Tuesday 26 July – Saturday 6 August 2022: Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds
Tuesday 16 August – Saturday 27 August 2022: Blackpool Opera House, Blackpool
Tuesday 30 August – Saturday 10 September 2022: Newcastle Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Wednesday 14 September – Saturday 24 September 2022: Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Tuesday 27 September – Saturday 8 October 2022: New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Tuesday 11 October – Saturday 15 October 2022: Princess Theatre, Torquay
Tuesday 18 October – Saturday 29 October 2022: Manchester Opera House, Manchester
Tuesday 1 November – Saturday 12 November 2022: Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin

Future dates and locations are awaiting confirmation.

Jersey Boys Further Links

Jersey Boys runs at the Empire Theatre from Wednesday 26 January to Saturday 5 February 2022. To purchase tickets, please click here.

For more information about this show, click here.

Read our previous review of this show by clicking here.

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