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‘Jersey Boys’ returns to Civic Center

Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:30 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:52 p.m. CDT

DES MOINES – As the final installment of the 2012-2013 Willis Broadway Series, Des Moines Performing Arts will present a return engagement of “Jersey Boys” from Wednesday, July 24, through Sunday, Aug. 4.

Tickets are available at the Civic Center ticket office, all Ticketmaster locations, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000 and online at www.desmoinesperformingarts.org. Groups of 15 or more should call (515) 246-2340. The performance schedule is 7:30 p.m. July 24-27, July 30-31 and Aug. 1-3; 2 p.m. July 25 and 27 and Aug. 3; and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 4.

They were just four blue-collar kids from New Jersey trying to make a name for themselves with their music. Selling more than 175 million records worldwide, the “Jersey Boys,” better known as Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi, skyrocketed to fame before they ever hit age 30.

“Jersey Boys” the musical takes audiences behind-the-scenes of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons’ meteoric rise to stardom. Experience all the drama, the heartache and the toe-tapping tunes that took these guys all the way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Dawn,” “My Eyes Adored You,” “Rag Doll” and more.

“Jersey Boys” is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award, the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical and the 2010 Helpmann Award for Best Musical (Australia). The premiere engagement of “Jersey Boys” in Des Moines in 2010 was seen by more than 34,000 theatergoers.

Directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff, “Jersey Boys” is written by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

For more information about “Jersey Boys,” visit www.jerseyboystour.com.

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