Jersey Boys Musical to Make South African Premiere in 2013
The show features the hit songs "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" and more.
The cast will feature Grant Almirall (Frankie Valli), Jaco Van Rensberg (Alternate Frankie Valli), Kenneth Meyer (Bob Gaudio), Daniel Buys (Tommy de Vito), and Emmanuel Castis (Nick Massi).
The cast will also include Carmen Pretorius as Lorraine, Taryn-Lee Hudson as Mary and Kirsten Murphy as Francine, with Duane Alexander, Bjorn Blignault, Charlie Bouguenon, Matt Counihan, Christopher Dudgeon, Ryan Flynn, Stephen Jubber, Lara Adine Lipschitz, Kyle Matthews, Byron Olivato, and Stephan van der Walt.
Jersey Boys is written by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo with music direction, vocal arrangements and incidental music by Ron Melrose. The production design team is Klara Zieglerova (scenic designer;), Jess Goldstein (costume designer), Howell Binkley (lighting designer), and Michael Clark (projection designer).
The South African creative team will include Bryan Schimmel (musical director), Anton Luitingh (resident director), Duane Alexander (resident choreographer and dance captain), Alistair Kilbee (technical director) and Yolanda Kimber (company manager). The visiting New York based global creative team of Ron Melrose (music supervisor), Richard Hester (production supervisor) and Danny Austin (associate dhoreographer) are responsible for staging Jersey Boys globally, and the two creative teams will work closely together.