Original ‘Jersey Boys’ Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons sing at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on June 2
From a press release:
The F.M. Kirby Center has announced that Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons are working their way back to Wilkes-Barre and will visit the theater for a one-night-only performance on Friday, June 2 at 8 p.m.
Tickets, which are $66, $86, and $122, plus fees, go on sale next Friday, March 17 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at kirbycenter.org, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A special Kirby Member pre-sale begins Wednesday, March 15 at 10 a.m.
Oh, what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical “Jersey Boys,” which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage all over again.
With the musical now in its seventh blockbuster year on Broadway, and five other casts performing “Jersey Boys” nightly from Las Vegas to London, the real Frankie Valli is also packing venues around the world.
Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons had 71 chart hits, including 40 in the Top 40, 19 in the Top 10, and eight No. 1s. Even amid the disco era, the Seasons hit it big as “Who Loves You” which reached No. 3 in 1975, and “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)” became a No. 1 record in 1976.
Their songs have been omnipresent in such movies as “The Deer Hunter,” “Dirty Dancing,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Conspiracy Theory,” and “The Wanderers.” As many as 200 artists have done cover versions of Valli’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” from Nancy Wilson’s jazz treatment to Lauryn Hill’s hip-hop makeover.
In 1990, Frankie and the other original Seasons were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, only five years after the Hall opened for business.