Jersey Boys

Here's a test. Try reading the following song names without having at least one of them stick in your brain for the rest of today. ''Big Girls Don’t Cry,'' ''Sherry,'' ''December 1963 (Oh What a Night),'' ''My Eyes Adored You,'' ''Stay'' and ''Can't Take My Eyes Off You.'' Jersey Boys, the Tony®, Grammy® and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons — Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi — is headed back to Houston courtesy of Gexa Energy Broadway. And, yeah, the music — still being covered by other musicians to this day (Lauryn Hill’s recorded ''Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,'' for example) is timeless. But it's not just the music that has staying power, according to Colby Foytik, who plays Tommy DeVito and says Jersey Boys is not a jukebox musical. ''You can take all the music away and still have a brilliant play,'' says Foytik, who has been on the national tour for the last 15 months. Foytik says he loves playing the DeVito character. ''It is incredibly different from me as a person. Tommy is just fearless and brash and says whatever he wants. That's not necessarily me or people I know. It's a lot of fun to go out there and cut loose every night.''

Cut loose and get your falsetto on at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Through March 31. Hobby Center, 800 Bagby. For information, call 713‑315‑2525 or visit www.hobbycenter.org. $29 to $95.
Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Starts: March 13. Continues through March 31, 2013

 
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