Big Girls Don't Cry Tickets
Big Girls Don't Cry Tickets
From the glamorous era of doo wop and sock hops, Big Girls Don't Cry is a unique tribute to the golden age of rock and roll. Join The Eastcoast Boys as they pay loving tribute to the original Jersey boys, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
The show is currently on a massive UK tour that covers dozens of major cities. If you want to treat yourself to Big Girls Don't Cry tickets, you can head along to The Corn Exchange in Newbury, The Spa in Bridlington, Shanklin Theatre in Isle of Wight, The Civic Hall in Bedworth, Mercury Theatre in Colchester, Grove Theatre in Dunstable or Sheffield City Hall. These are just a selection of stops on their travels, and the tour climaxes in a huge gig at The O2 Arena in London. You've got no excuse to miss out!
The song "Big Girls Don't Cry" has sold over a million copies, which is amazing for a song based on something that didn't happen. Bob Gaudio, The Four Seasons member who wrote the song, fell asleep in a cinema during a showing of the Ronald Reagan movie Tennessee's Partner. He briefly woke up for a scene where one character says the line "big girls don't cry," and thought it sounded good so he wrote it down, and went back to sleep. Based on that note, he wrote the entire lyric and created an enduring rock and roll hit. Only thing is: the movie Tennessee's Partner doesn't actually contain the line "big girls don't cry." Gaudio dreamt the whole thing.
The Eastcoast Boys are all massively talented performers in their own right. Your Frankie Valli for the evening is Harry Neale, a veteran of West End musicals including The Rocky Horror Show, Footloose and Dreamboats and Petticoats. Joining him is Alex Marshall, an experienced opera singer and Shakespearean actor; David Hinton-Gale whose credits range from Rent on the West End to Coronation Street on the telly; and reality TV star Bradley Clarkson whose day-job is as a voice actor on CBeebies' Postman Pat: Special Delivery Service.
Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons had struggled for recognition since the early 1950s, changing names and labels without success. In 1962, they caught a break when they were signed by prestigious blues and jazz label, Vee-Jay records, and released some doo wop singles under the name The Four Seasons. Their first Vee-Jay release, "Sherry," was a smash hit, reaching Number 1 in the US and Number 8 in the UK. The follow-up single "Big Girls Don't Cry" was an even bigger hit, going platinum in the US. Since its release in 1962, the song has been kept in the public eye with iconic appearances in Happy Days and Dirty Dancing.
1963's "Walk Like A Man" confirmed The Four Seasons' status as the most successful pop band prior to The Beatles. In total, they've sold over 100 million records worldwide, with their last Number 1 coming in 1977 when they released the title song for the movie Grease. Their place in the history of rock and roll is assured, and a stage musical about their lives, Jersey Boys, has been a massive hit in its own right, with a movie adaptation directed by Clint Eastwood appearing in 2014.
It takes real talent to fill those shoes. Fortunately, The Eastcoast Boys have talent to burn. As experienced singers and entertainers, they know how to bring the spirit of The Four Seasons to life, alternating between a capella doo wop and big numbers supported by their huge ensemble band. It's a show that will have you jumping out of your seat and twisting and jiving in the aisles.
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