June 9-July 3
If you had asked me a couple of years ago to name a singing group whose story I’d like to see brought to life on the musical theater stage, I don’t think The Four Seasons would have been high on the list.
But through some sort of theatrical alchemy, director Des McAnuff, book writers Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman, solid casting (at least the two times I’ve seen it elsewhere) and, yes, terrific song after song after song have turned what could have been just a glorified, live episode of VH1’s “Behind the Music” into infectious, hurt-your-hands clapping entertainment. It’s not just a hit machine, though. This is a show about people you care about.