EAST LANSING (WWJ) – The hit musical “Jersey Boys” is back in Michigan, playing at the Wharton Center in East Lansing.
Joseph Bwarie plays Frankie Valli in the show that’s based on the lives of one of the most successful 1960s rock ‘n roll groups, the Four Seasons.
Bwarie says the musical is not just entertaining, but educational as well.
“It’s like watching a great VH1 ‘Behind the Music’ where you learn the in’s and out’s of the band. And you get to hear all their hit songs at the same time,” said Bwarie.
What makes the musical unique?
“The show actually has 34 songs within the two-and-a-half hour period. So that’s like double the amount of songs you hear in a normal Broadway musical,” said Bwarie.
Bwarie has traveled across the world playing Frankie. He tells WWJ how he got such a big role.
“I didn’t even know what I was getting into exactly. I did know that I could sing a really strong falsetto like Frankie, and I did know that I looked like a short Italian guy, so I knew that, everything else I didn’t know what I was getting into, and it’s been amazing,” said Bwarie.
The show runs through October 16th.