‘The Frankie Valli Story’ - a one-man Jersey Boys-style show - is more than just another Frankie Valli tribute act. The star, writer, producer, choreographer and only member of the show is the super talented Stephen James.
He really is the nearest to Frankie Valli as you are ever likely to hear, re-creating Valli’s trademark falsetto and New Jersey accent with absolute perfection.
The show spans three decades of music, telling the story of the struggle Frankie Valli faced before his sudden rise to fame in 1962 with The Four Seasons. It is brilliantly sewn together and aided cleverly by video projection which forms a back drop to the whole show. The picture slides are expertly narrated in way that takes the audience on an historical journey that plots the rise to fame of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons that goes above and beyond what most tribute acts achieve.
Frankie Valli’s songs are instantly recognizable across generations and there are dozens of hits you probably did not realize were his. With iconic classics such as ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’, ‘My Eyes Adored You’, ‘December 63 (Oh What A Night)’ and ‘Grease (Is The Word)’.
Whether you are a hard-core Frankie Valli fan, like to be thoroughly entertained or just appreciate a superb vocalist when you hear one The Frankie Valli Story is guaranteed to leave you dancing your way home.
‘The Frankie Valli Story’ features at The Source on Friday, November 22nd (8pm) - tickets: €20 (€18 concession).
Call the box office on 0504 90204 or visit thesourceartscentre.ie.
The Lambert Puppet Theatre presents ‘Cinderella’ at The Source Arts Centre in Thurles on Sunday, November 17th (2pm & 4pm) - tickets: €8. For bookings please call the box office on 0504 90204 or visit thesourceartscentre.ie.
The Lambert Puppet Theatre is widely recognized as the premier touring puppet Theatre Company in Ireland.