I remember in 1971, Frankie Valli, who had been singing on his own, had just reunited with the Four Seasons and they were touring the country.
On a warm Saturday in June, a friend and I went to Carowinds, an amusement park located in South Carolina, and joined 5,000 other devoted fans and sat through one of the most enjoyable concerts I had ever attended. During the middle of the concert, a horrific summer rain storm struck, and for 15 minutes, it rained so hard that you could barely see the covered stage and not one person left.
That is why Molly and I were excited last week to drive to Atlanta to enjoy the Broadway play, "Jersey Boys."
We weren't disappointed; the excitement and enthusiasm felt from the large crowd was almost as infectious as watching the group in person in that hot summer of 1971.
The only disappointment we had, although mild, was Brad Weinstocks interpretation of a young Frankie Valli. It didn't affect our enjoyment of the show.
I was wondering how you could do a whole Broadway play on such an iconic group.
It was done well - the personal history was entertaining, and the interspacing of the Seasons' major hits was
We had an enjoyable evening reliving the past and understanding that the music of the Four Seasons and Frankie Valli still resonates today.
The Fox is a great venue for this type of entertainment.
If you want a great evening that will have you clapping your hands and tapping your feet, I would recommend you make the drive up to Atlanta and catch the show.
The Jersey Boys will be in town until June 10.
A ticket you might want to order now, will be for the live performance of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on November 1 at the Fox.
"Oh, What a Night" that will be. For tickets go to FoxAtTix.com
Pat Cavanaugh is the General Manager for The Covington News. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.