it’s a slow monday. waiting for my agarose gel to solidify so I can run DNA on it.
i know i said in the previous entry that I wasn’t going to talk about the Jersey Boys anymore, but I lied. ^^ i realized that i forgot to talk about the star of the show, as well as the incredible deven may.
Christopher Kale Jones is a beautiful singer – and cute too! I always get chills when he sings “Sunday Kind of Love” in the church, his voice literally soars across the theater. I love his “My Eyes Adore You” as well. His acting is amazing as well – the whole auditorium stops breathing during the table scene when they’re negotiating for Tommy DeVito.
It’s such a difficult part – singing and acting wise. Singing – obvious, due to the high notes and having enough stamina to last through a show (or two) every day. Acting wise – it’s hard b/c you span many decades of Frankie Valli’s life. CKJ handles both aspects effortlessly and believably and always goes beyond expectations every time I see him.
Deven May – he’s an amazing singer! A Broadway veteran for reasons explained by his great stage presence and star-quality voice. My favorite part is watching what he’s going to do with his voice in “Apple of My Eye”.
Bottom line: go see it. Check out the tour schedule to see if it’s coming to your town.
my initial review of the show when it was in previews: here
sort of in the same vein – actually, not really, but jen‘s blog writes about a very important issue. Medical insurance is so important and there are so many people who are uninsured in the U.S. I love how Artist Access really targets a population of people who are often uninsured – artists in all different fields. This program targets people in the local area of NY, but serves as a good model for what other companies in other locales can also do to address this important need in society. This program basically offers medical care for artists, in exchange for their artistic services to the hospital, through performing in the lobby to helping cheer up sick children through puppets. It serves as a great option for artists who couldn’t pay for medical care otherwise.
Get the word out! Educate yourself and others.