SEPTEMBER 5 2018 Jersey Boys Returns to Walton Arts Center

Jersey Boys Returns to Walton Arts Center

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, September 5, 2018 – The Tony®, Grammy® and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys, the behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons,kicks off the 2018-19 P&G Broadway Series at Walton Arts Center Oct. 5-7 for a limited five-show engagement. Tickets start at $38.

Walton Arts Center will host a Craft Cocktail Class at 6 pm on Saturday that can be an add-on experience to either performance that day. Led by Steven Idlet, master mixologist from Maxine's Tap Room, patrons will learn how to mix two classic craft cocktails from the 1960s.

Tickets for the class are $30 and include a history of the cocktails, tips and tricks on how to make them, light appetizers and two cocktails that you will mix yourself. The class will end in plenty of time for patrons to make the 8 pm curtain of Jersey Boys. You must be 21 or older to participate in this class.

Show tickets, reserved parking and Craft Cocktail Class tickets and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org. If purchasing online, select your seats for Saturday night, add them to you cart and then you’ll be able to add the cocktail class or reserved parking.

Jersey Boys opened in New York on Nov. 6, 2005 and by the time it closed over 11 years later on Jan. 15, 2017, it was the 12th longest running show in Broadway history, surpassing other original Broadway productions including 42nd Street, Grease, Fiddler on the Roof and The Producers. Jersey Boys has been seen by more than 25 million people worldwide.

The show features all the hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What A Night,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Working My Way Back To You.”

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

The cast of Jersey Boys will be led by Jonny Wexler in the role of Frankie Valli, Tommaso Antico as Bob Gaudio, Corey Greenan as Tommy DeVito and Chris Stevens as Nick Massi making up The Four Seasons.

Show Times:  

  • Friday, Oct. 5 at 8 pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 6 at 2 and 8 pm
  • Sunday, Oct. 7 at 2 and 7:30 pm

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors who help bring world-class arts experiences to Northwest Arkansas. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.

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