‘Jersey Boys’ @ Kentucky Center

July 28-Aug. 15

Kentucky Center • 584-7777
$40-$70; various times

To be fair, there are a lot of good things Jersey is famous for. It’s not all bar fights, fist pumps and distinct accents. To name four good ones in particular: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. In their prime and as a group, the four were known worldwide as The Four Seasons.

“Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons” delves into their lives pre- and post-stardom. The group has sold more than 175 million records, going beyond what you’d expect for an assemblage of working-class guys. To give perspective: The Beach Boys were the only band to keep pace with them in the early ’60s. The show won a Tony Award for best musical in 2006 and received a flood of recognition after its release on Broadway. The spectacle will be in the city for more than two weeks, giving you plenty of time to get your “Walk Like a Man” on. —Jess Mahanes

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