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‘Jersey Boys’ makes Penn State debut with 8 shows Nov. 3–8; tickets on sale now

Dates have been announced for the Penn State engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical “Jersey Boys,” the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing at Eisenhower Auditorium for eight performances. The musical will make its State College premiere on Tuesday, Nov. 3, and play through Sunday, Nov. 8.

“Jersey Boys” is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award, the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical and the 2010 Helpmann Award for Best Musical (Australia).

Directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff, “Jersey Boys” is written by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

“Jersey Boys” is presented in State College by the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State.

Tickets for “Jersey Boys” begin at $35. Purchase tickets online or by phone at 814-863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX. Tickets are also available at three State College locations: Eisenhower Auditorium (weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Penn State Downtown Theatre Center (weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and Bryce Jordan Center (weekdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Catch a sneak peek of “Jersey Boys.”  

“Jersey Boys” is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide—all before they were 30. The show features all the hits, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What a Night,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Working My Way Back to You.”

“Jersey Boys” opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway to critical acclaim on Nov. 6, 2005. The “Jersey Boys” U.S. National Tour opened to rave reviews in San Francisco on Dec. 1, 2006, and is still breaking house records in cities across North America. Jersey Boys is currently playing in New York, Las Vegas and London, plus in cities across North America and the U.K. on National Tours. “Jersey Boys” worldwide has been seen by more than 22 million people (as of January 2015).

The “Jersey Boys” design and production team comprises Klara Zieglerova (Scenic Design), Jess Goldstein (Costume Design), Howell Binkley (winner of the 2006 Tony Award for his Lighting Design of Jersey Boys), Steve Canyon Kennedy (Sound Design), Michael Clark (Projections Design), Charles LaPointe (Wig and Hair Design), Steve Orich (Orchestrations) and Ron Melrose (Music Supervision, Vocal/Dance Arrangements and Incidental Music).

“Jersey Boys” is produced by Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner.

The “Jersey Boys” performance schedule is 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3–8 and 2 p.m. Nov. 7 and 8. Audio description, which is particularly helpful to patrons with sight loss, will be available for the 2 p.m. Nov. 8 performance at no extra charge to ticket holders.

Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change. For more information, please visit the “Jersey Boys” website or the Center for the Performing Arts website.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of “Jersey Boys,” produced by Bob Gaudio, was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The cast recording is available on Rhino Records. “Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons” (Broadway Books) is the official handbook to the smash Broadway hit. “Seasons Greetings: A Jersey Boys Christmas,” a holiday CD featuring international cast members of “Jersey Boys,” produced by Bob Gaudio, is available on Rhino Records.