12 Jersey Moms Reveal Why They Love Jersey Boys This Mother's Day
May 6th, 2016
by BroadwayBox Staff
Mother's Day is hours away and you still don't have a gift for mom yet—no sweat, the Tony Award-winning best musical Jersey Boys has you covered. Moms of all ages absolutely love it.
BroadwayBox asked 12 actual moms from the Garden State what they love about the Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons bio-musical, and here's what the ladies had to say.
Maryanne (55, Bloomfield, NJ)
"Loved…loved…loved it!! The music was fantastic and the energy was felt throughout the entire theatre. Having grown up in Belleville, New Jersey, it was fun to identify with the references they made to people, places and especially the customs of growing up Italian 'in the neighborhood'."
Abby (34, Nutley, NJ)
"Watching Jersey Boys gave me a special reminder of my childhood and that wonderful feeling of home. I felt a special connection to the show as I grew up in a house where this music was played all the time. I also couldn't help but smile as they talked and joked about so many places in Jersey that I spent time in as a kid and still do today!"
Jenny (40, Clifton, NJ)
"One of my favorite Broadway shows is Jersey Boys. I loved the music & the energy of the show."
Norma (82, Belleville, NJ)
"Loved it. Tommy DeVito lived behind me growing up. I can’t wait to see it again."
Lydia (62, North Haledon, NJ)
"I am a Jersey Mom , who has always been a Jersey Girl, so I related to all the great songs—'Rag Doll', 'Walk Like a Man', 'Sherry', and 'Dawn'. Brought back great memories."
Kimberly (29, Union, NJ)
"I absolutely loved Jersey Boys. I love the energy and the music. Every song made me want to get up and sing along. The story was so well told and you truly felt for Frankie Valli."
Patricia (64, Essex Fells, NJ)
"Being raised in that neighborhood during the '60s, it's nostalgic and exciting to see and hear your hometown making it on the Broadway stage."
Debbie (39, Montclair, NJ)
"I (and everyone I was with) loved the energy, the story, the cast, and of course the singing—what’s not to love?!? The whole show was just so much fun!"
Gail (59, Elmwood Park, NJ)
"Loved, Loved, Loved it! Didn’t want it to end."
Janet (61, Edison, NJ)
"LOVE the music! It was great to see how their sound evolved. Loved the references to familiar places, too!"
Dana (35, Wanaque, NJ)
"Love it—even my husband who is not a fan of Frankie Valli and genre of music, loved the show. Certainly would see it again."
Joanne (61, Ramsey, NJ)
"The music is timeless. It is forever embedded in our minds, especially bringing back memories from that time. The show was very entertaining, waiting for the next song to spark a memory, bringing us back to our youth."
See what all the 'Jersey Boys' fuss is about at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre (and bring your mom!).