The Jersey Boys Tour opening night in San Francisco was on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006 and it was an amazing experience. Christy and I had an extremely fun time, and we really appreciate all the kind words of encouragement from podcast listeners that we met.
The open night performance was very good. The cast was on fire, the band was rocking, and everyone did an amazingly top notched job. The crowd was extremely enthusiastic and supportive. It was also extremely cool at the end of the show to see the full cast on stage with Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Bob Crewe.
From what I've been able to tell from the reviews, the critics enjoyed it also: MercuryNews, Examiner.com, TalkingBroadway, TheaterMania, ContraCostaTimes, InsideTheBayArea, and San Franciso Chronicle, Several bloggers have also done some must read posts here: Eric Gutman, brooklynknitchick, EmilyStyle, LoveToEatandTravel, & Jersey Boys Blog.
From a super fan's perspective I can safely say that you will not be disappointed seeing this tour production in San Francisco (extension coming?!?), Los Angeles, Chicago, and places yet-to-be-announced.
Christy and I have recorded our review of the show and the wonderful Cast Party afterwards. We also got a last minute interview with Bob Gaudio and Frankie Valli that we recorded before dashing off to catch our plane flight back to San Diego on Monday afternoon.
We will be posting both our 'last night of previews' podcast (preview blog post) and our 'open night' podcast ASAP.