Jersey Boys

Rated 4.0

This musical pays tribute to the story and songs of the Four Seasons—four local punks who took one (or maybe two) of the three ways out of New Jersey—“join the Army, get mobbed up, or become a star.” The music itself is fun and captivating, and surprising when you start to tally all the familiar ’60s hits associated with the four talented lads led by three-octave falsetto singer Frankie Valli. From their first hit, “Sherry,” through the long list including “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” and “Oh, What a Night.” In this current Broadway road show, the cast is full of energy and talent, the live band is tight, the set is simple-yet-effective, and the four stars are a gift of harmony and footwork.
Community Center Theater, 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. matinees Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, $17-$80. 1301 L Street; (916) 557-1999; Through September 22.