July 9 – 16
The international sensation arrives at The Muny in style! Jersey Boys, winner of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical, is the authentic biographic story of the magic behind the music of worldwide megahit group, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Featuring over 30 chart-topping hits, including fan favorites “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” this Muny premiere is almost too good to be true, and will leave audiences saying, “Oh, What a Night!”
Shows start at 8:15 p.m. CST.
Featuring over 30 chart-topping hits, including fan favorites “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” this Muny premiere is almost too good to be true, and will leave audiences saying, “Oh, What a Night!”
|Ticket Prices||Season*||Single||Season Savings|
|Center Boxes (C-6)||$707||$100||N/A|
|Side Boxes (7-10)||$616||$100||12%|
|Terrace A (A-M)||$469||$77||13%|
|Terrace A (N-Y)||$343||$60||18%|
|Terrace B (A-M)||$238||$46||26%|
|Terrace B (N-Y)||$112||$31||48%|
|* Season Ticket prices include $7 service fee.|
MARK BALLAS (Frankie Valli)
has captivated audiences on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars for 19 seasons, making Ballas a two-time champion, 10-time finalist and 2011 Emmy nominee for his work on the show. Ballas made his Broadway debut in the final cast of Jersey Boys playing Frankie Valli. Additional theatre credits include Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Copacabana (Tony), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and more. Choreography credits include Pepsi’s Super Bowl commercial starring Sofia Vergara and the Oscar commercial for Shonda Rhimes’ The Catch. Ballas is also half of music duo Alexander Jean, alongside his wife BC Jean. Their music has over 7 million Spotify streams and several number one hits. Training: The Italia Conti Performing Arts School, London. @MarkBallas @_alexanderjean
BOBBY CONTE THORNTON (Bob Gaudio)
made his Muny debut in 2013 as Enjolras in Les Misérables. Broadway: A Bronx Tale (directors Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks). Other New York theatre: My Fair Lady (Bay Street Theater), Starting Here, Starting Now (York Theatre Company). Regional: all-male A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Two River Theater), Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors (McCarter Theatre Center/Cleveland Play House, world premiere), Grease (Paper Mill Playhouse). Film/TV: If Beale Street Could Talk, Madam Secretary, The Code (pilot). Training: BFA, University of Michigan; Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
NICOLAS DROMARD (Tommy DeVito)
has been singing, dancing and acting all over the world from Broadway to Norway for the last 20 years! He was last seen in the off-Broadway production of Jersey Boys as Tommy DeVito. Other favorite credits include: Mary Poppins (Bert), Wicked (Fiyero), 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor), White Christmas (Phil Davis), Gypsy (Tulsa), Hairspray, Mamma Mia!; Oklahoma!; West Side Story and The Boy from Oz. For more, visit www.nicolasdromard.com
KEITH HINES (Nick Massi)
Off-Broadway credits: Cougar the Musical (Buck), Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man (Stefan). National tour: Jersey Boys (Nick Massi). Other credits include: Les Misérables (Enjolras) and Urban Cowboy (Bud, West Virginia Public Theatre), Camelot (Lancelot) and 1776 (Thomas Jefferson, Pittsburgh Public Theater) and The Crucible (John Proctor, New Ohio Theatre). Master’s Degree in Music, Oklahoma City University and acting at Jayd McCarty’s The Studio/New York. For more, follow on Instagram @keithhinesjr
NEAL BENARI (Gyp DeCarlo)
has been a performer for over 30 years. For the last seven years, he has been teaching English and music in Taiwan. Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof, Aida, Victor/Victoria starring Julie Andrews, Peter Hall’s The Merchant of Venice, Chess, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Roza and The First. Benari has also worked extensively in regional theatres and on national tours: Lend Me a Tenor (Tito Merelli), The Man of La Mancha (Don Quixote/Cervantes) and My Fair Lady (Henry Higgins). He has toured in Aida (Zoser), The Sound of Music (Captain Georg von Trapp) and Les Misérables (Thenardier). He also appeared with several symphonic orchestras (Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston) as Boris Thomashefsky in Michael Tilson Thomas’s The Thomashefskys. Film/television: The Sopranos, Law & Order, And the Band Played On, Sea of Love with Al Pacino.
NICHOLAS RODRIGUEZ (Bob Crewe)
Muny: The Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast (’10 and ’15), Tarzan, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Muny Magic at the Sheldon. Broadway: Tarzan. Off-Broadway: Toxic Avenger, Almost Heaven, Death for Five Voices, Collette Collage, Bajour. Carnegie Hall: Guys and Dolls. Tours: The Sound of Music, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Hair. Regional: Carousel (Helen Hayes nomination), Mother Courage and Her Children, Oklahoma! (Helen Hayes Award); My Fair Lady (Helen Hayes nomination), Destiny of Desire, The Light in the Piazza (Arena Stage), The Ten Commandments (Kodak Theatre), Mothers and Sons, Les Misérables, Master Class, Love! Valour! Compassion! (ZACH Theatre); Guys and Dolls (Milwaukee Rep), South Pacific and The King and I (Casa Mañana). Film: Sex in the City II (also soundtrack). Television: Madam Secretary, Nick Chavez on ABC’s One Life to Live (GLAAD Award). His debut album The First Time… is available at www.psclassics.com and on iTunes. www.thenickrod.com
JOSH RHODES (Director/Choreographer)
directed Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville (Old Globe Theatre), Guys and Dolls (Asolo Rep and The Old Globe), Evita (Asolo Rep), Spamalot (5th Avenue Theatre), Ebenezer Scrooge’s Big Playhouse Christmas Show (Bucks County Playhouse) and Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. He also choreographed the Broadway productions of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, It Shoulda Been You, First Date and Bright Star. On London’s West End, he choreographed Carousel at the English National Opera and Sweeney Todd starring Emma Thompson. New York City Center Encores!: Zorba and Big River. Other credits include Company starring Neil Patrick Harris and Sondheim: The Birthday Concert (PBS), Broadway: Three Generations (Kennedy Center), Young Frankenstein (Muny). Rhodes is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan.
RICK BERTONE (Music Director)
Broadway/National tour (keyboard and/or conductor) credits: Gotta Dance, If/Then, Porgy and Bess, Next to Normal, Spamalot, Avenue Q, Chicago, Mamma Mia!; Disney’s On The Record. Off-Broadway: Avenue Q (music director), Newsical The Musical, Romantic Poetry (MTC) and Naked Boys Singing. Select others as music director: Shrek, Tarzan (Muny), The Last Five Years, Little Shop of Horrors (BTG) and The Midtown Men. Next up, Rick will be the associate conductor for Jerry Springer: The Opera at New Group. Rick is originally from the Chicagoland area and went to NYU.