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Jersey Boys coming to Brisbane

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JERSEY Boys will be the latest blockbuster to hit Brisbane.

Following success of other big budget musicals Mary Poppins Doctor Zhivago it will play at Queensland Performing Arts Complex in July of this year.

The rags to riches story follow Frankie Valii and The Four Seasons and the success the four blue collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop sensations of all time.

The musical dramatise the rise and eventual break of the '60s band with each member taking turns to narrate the different chapters of their career.

Jersey Boys features 20 Four Seasons hit songs including "Sherry", "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Rag Doll", "Oh What a Night" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You".

QPAC producer Rodney Rigby of New Theatricals, who brought Rock of Ages to the Lyric Theatre November last year, said he was delighted to announce the local season.

"Brisbane will join Broadway, London, Las Vegas, and the US National tours in hosting this blockbuster hit musical," Rigby said.

"Queensland - have we got a story for you!"

Jersey Boys first opened in Melbourne in July 2009 and played for 13 months before transferring to Sydney's Theatre a 15 month season.

More than 1 million people saw the show in Sydney and Melbourne and more than 14 million around the world.

In Australia the musical won two Helpmann Awards being Best Musical and Best Music Direction of a Musical and seven Victorian Green Room Awards.

It comes to Brisbane via Auckland where it opens in April.

General public ticket sales begin from February 27 via www.qpac.com.au.

Topics:  jersey boys queensland performing arts centre



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