Jersey Boy hits stage at Performing Arts Center

Posted at 5:08 PM, May 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-24 18:08:40-04

Jersey Boys, the hit Broadway musical, will take the stage at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center and crews have been working to help turn the show into a major production.

Winning four Tony Awards, Jersey Boys is known for it's lively recreation of songs and dance originally performed by the 60's rock 'n roll group The Four Seasons, however the production aspect of the show has been praised by many cities on the tour.

Assistant stage manager, Lauren Pennington, says dealing with different floor plans can be a challenge, but it's the pace of the show and the that keeps the crew busy.

“We go through their greatest hits so fast, and of course there are a few things that are left out because if not we'd be here for six hours the full song of every one of the Season's greatest hits. We go through them so fast and in such a fun fluid way that the show moves really quickly,” Pennington said.

Traveling with only 52 crew members, the Jersey Boys' production staff employs nearly 60 local production workers in each tour city and trains the workers throughout the week.

With shows scheduled weekly until the summer of 2017, staff members have little time off. However, Pennington says how each crowd responds and the people she works with makes the experience worth the hard work.

“Everybody here really loves what they do. I think to recognize that takes everyone of us to do the show every night, whether it's the actors or the wardrobe crew or sound crew, I mean it takes every single one of us to be doing the same thing every single show,” Pennington said.

To learn more about the Jersey Boys tour click here.

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