"Jersey Boys" at the Aronoff Center. Photo by Jeremy Daniel.
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'Jersey Boys' at the Aronoff Center

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By Rick Pender for CityBeat

The show that won the 2006 Tony Award for best musical was a hit with Cincinnati audiences in 2008. Fans have been clamoring for Broadway in Cincinnati to return it to the Aronoff Center, so the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons from the 1960s is here for a two-week run. It's the true story of four blue-collar guys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest Pop music sensations of all time.

They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide before they were 30. Their hits — iconic tunes like "Sherry," "Walk Like a Man" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" — make this show a blast from the past, but their story hits home because it's real. Unlike many jukebox musicals, this one really has heart.

INFO: $28-$103. Wednesday-Sunday. Through Dec. 9. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. 513-621-2787, cincinnatiarts.org .

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