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Jersey Boys opens to rave reviews

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JERSEY BOYS - the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - has opened in Auckland to rave reviews.

A who's who of New Zealand showbiz, media and society turned out for the official opening of this smash-hit musical at Auckland's Civic Theatre on Saturday night.

Here's what some of them had to say:

"Performances of the Four Seasons' impressive parade of hits are as sharp as a switch-blade." NZ Herald

"To call JERSEY BOYS a successful musical is something of an understatement." Sunday Star Times

"Oh what a night. JERSEY BOYS just left me spellbound. The story. The songs. Brilliant. It has to be on the to do list." Brian Kelly, Coast FM

"Brilliant show, incredibly talented crew, great set, story and music a must see!" Marc Ellis, More FM

"Absolutely fantastic!!Haven't seen a better show in NZ" Julie Christie, Eyeworks

"Terri?c performances from the actors - and beautifully staged and musically directed," Michael Hurst and Jennifer Ward-Lealand

"JERSEY BOYS can't help but smack a smile on even the coldest of hearts." Bridget Jones,

"The show had it all. It was fast paced, easy to follow, brilliant characters, great songs and it was FUNNY!

I wasn't sure what to expect 'cos the songs are a wee bit before my time but what a fantastic show.

I can de?nitely see why JERSEY BOYS has won so many awards because from where I was sitting,

the crowd de?nitely DID go wild." Jason Reeves, Classic Hits

"JERSEY BOYS is Fantastic!!We danced and sang the "Night away". A must see show. Don't miss out NZ." Beatrice Faumuina, Olympic sportswoman

"Outstanding. The music and the sound. Hit after Hit." Peter Montgomery, Newstalk ZB

All seats for remaining shows went on sale this morning. This amazing season must end on June 17. Don't miss it. Ticketing details at

JERSEY BOYS smashed the Civic's previous box office record when it went on sale in November and it has continued to dominate the entertainment landscape in New Zealand. It is on track to become the highest grossing musical of all time, mirroring patterns around the world.

Jersey Boys tells the story of how four blue-collar boys became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were thirty!

"JERSEY BOYS ticks all the boxes: a killer real life story, oodles of talent, and hits song guaranteed to make a welcome home in your head for weeks to come." Theatrescenes

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