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“Too Good to Be True!” Raves the New York Post for 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. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! Jersey Boys features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” “The crowd goes wild!” Proclaims The New York Times.
Join us for the 6:40 Series on Tuesday, December 11 at 6:40 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, as Joe Elder will present an informal talk on the history and music of The Four Seasons.
Joe Elder is a native of Phenix City, AL where he began playing guitar for musicals such as “Jesus Christ Superstar”,” Godspell,“ “Hair, ”South Pacific,” and The Sound of Music” as a student at Central High School and as a vocal and instrumental music student at Auburn University. Before entering graduate school as a bass student at Columbus College in Columbus, GA he performed in the chorus of the Springer productions of “Camelot” and Carousel.” Joe played string bass in the national tours of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and “Oliver.” While performing and teaching music in Germany, Joe played string bass in many old churches along the Rhine and Main rivers, and in Frankfurt, Hanau, and Idar-Oberstein. Upon returning to the states in 1997 he returned to the Springer pit playing string bass or guitar for many, many musicals. In 1999 he married his amazing wife, Nichole, who is also a veteran of the Springer pit. They have the luck of having two very astute, kind, and talented sons, Jonah and Aidan!
December 11, 2018
December 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm