I previously wrote about Biddy and I going to see the original New York City production of the Tony award winning Broadway show
“Jersey Boys”, the story and songs of legendary musical group Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
With two of Frankie Valli’s great front and center seats he was kind enough to let us inhabit for the night (August 22, 2006), it was an amazing trip to see this fantastic show in which (with an incredible line-up of songs that include three of mine) part of my life was played back to me from the stage, a feeling like no other and one that former collaborator -and producer of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons- Bob Crewe (who felt it too) later described to me as an “Out Of Body Experience” – about as close a description as you can get.
After the show Biddy and I were invited up on the stage where we met the 4 amazing actor/singers who play the original Four Seasons (Frankie, Bobby, Tommy and Nicky), hung out, took some pics, and had a great time.
And on June 3rd, ‘07 just several week ago, with the Broadway production still going strong (advance bookings running thru ’09 and considered one of the biggest hits of all time), and now a big hit in San Francisco as well, this wonderful show opened at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, where Biddy and I, at the invitation of The Four Seasons and the Jersey Boys production company, attended the opening performance and media party which followed.
We remember that evening well, as our video “Alice In Wonderland” (by Randell & Schippers), our national dance hit recording, had just hit the Top 10 on Yahoo Music’s Electronica/Dance Video Chart.
With the Jersey Boys Broadway production still going strong (advance bookings running thru ’09 and considered one of the biggest hits of all time), and now a big hit in San Francisco as well, this wonderful show opened at the Ahmanson to a thrilled audience and rave reviews.
The packed house, which stood and cheered during as well as after the performance, also included original Four Seasons members Frankie Valli and Tommy Devito and award winning actor and movie star Joe Pesci (who originally introduced the first 3 Four Seasons members to the latter, creating the soon to be legendary quartet), and it was great to see and hang for another cosmic minute with the likes of such greatly talented people who played such a Karmic and memorable part in my life at a time when we when all went for the high notes and made beautiful music together.
And For Biddy and me, it was a special and memorable day in what has been an incredible year with many blessings and much success for us, and for which we are eternally grateful to the source, the force and all of our wonderful friends and fans who have supported us and our creative endeavors.