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Jersey Boys 228.com.cn 7:30 pm, Nov 9 to Dec 9. Shang­hai Dan­ing The­ater, 1222 Pingx­ing­guanlu,Jing’an dis­trict, Shang­hai. 2:30 pm and 8 pm, Dec 15 to 24. Guangzhou Opera House, 1 Xincheng Zhu­jiangx­ilu, Tianhe dis­trict, Guangzhou. 2:30 pm and 8 pm, Dec 30 to Jan 13. Tian­qiao Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 9 Tian­qiao Nan­da­jie, Xicheng dis­trict, Bei­jing. ative team did re­search on the orig­i­nal ver­sions from Broad­way and West End.

The cast­ing for the show was among the most chal­leng­ing part since the roles are de­mand­ing and they are spe­cific in terms of act­ing and vo­cal qual­ity.

“Frankie Valli has the most ex­traor­di­nary voice and find­ing peo­ple to step into those shoes is not easy. Luck­ily, we man­aged to find two bril­liant peo­ple who ab­so­lutely love the challenge. They share the role, which is so de­mand­ing,” Shep­pard says re­fer­ring to ac­tors Luke Street and Jonathan Vick­ers.

Speak­ing about the chore­og­ra­phy, Cres­sida Carré, who was trained in the North­ern Bal­let School in the United King­dom, says: “The suc­cess of the mu­si­cal is the true story of four guys. My chore­og­ra­phy will be dif­fer­ent from Ser­gio Tru­jillo’s, in a sense, that it comes from a dif­fer­ent per­son.

“We are both cre­at­ing the same world. My an­gle has been in­flu­enced by his chore­og­ra­phy, but just tak­ing a step back to where I can go with a sim­i­lar style in a way that doesn’t repli­cate it, and give my own take. What I am fo­cus­ing on is the phys­i­cal­ity of the guys who were very much guys of the street and be­came a sen­sa­tional group.”

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