Friday, 4 November 2016

Oh What a Night!

Back on a rainy day in September I went on a bus trip with my friend Ms VS to the Walters Dinner Theatre in Bright, near Woodstock, Ontario. After a yummy buffet lunch of roast turkey and dressing and spuds and veg and cranberry sauce, with apple crisp to follow, we saw "Oh What a Night", a tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, supposedly direct from Las Vegas. 
I'm never quite sure about those tribute shows. It seems they are trying to make a buck copying performers from the past, and never quite replicate the original, but this show was really good. An assortment of different performers present this show in many locations, but the cast featured here were talented and acted and sounded just as amazing as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons back in the 60s and 70s.
Do you remember Walk Like a Man, Oh What a Night, Can't Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry.....

And of course, we both took advantage of the inevitable photo op after the show.




The youngest member of the group was awesome... he was the son of the tall chap on the right..... the one who reminds me so much of Donny Osmond.

BTW, in case you need to know, Frankie Valli was born Francesco Stephen Castelluccio in New Jersey in 1934, and is still touring with the Four Seasons. Tommy DeVito, Frankie Valli, Nick Massi and Bob Gaudio were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

12 comments:

ann @ studiohyde said...

Looks like a good time was had by all :)

&

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHAMMICKITE. HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GREAT DAY.

Elephant's Child said...

It looks like a heap of fun.
And if ann is right - A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you.

Marie Smith said...

Happy birthday! The show looked like fun!

LL Cool Joe said...

Oh blimey he does look like Donny Osmond!

I love the fact that you look more into having the photo taken than your friend. Some of these shows can be a great tribute to the original artists, if they are done well.

Lowell said...

I was in my first year of college in Chicago in 1954-55. My friends and I would go downtown to watch a movie and a show. Back in the day, movie theaters included live performances by the current stars. One of those was Frankie Valli. Fun times!

These are wonderful photographs! Fantastic memory jerkers!

stardust said...

The delicious lunch, fun performance, and the photo - perfectly lovely! I only know Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You.

Yoko

Angela said...

What a fun night!!! Love those songs! You got a great meal and a great time. Great photos!!

Jono said...

My younger brother still has all the 45s. They were an amazing group.

photowannabe said...

Love it and I do remember all those great songs.

photowannabe said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog, Shammie.
I did forget and it is an important day. I truly am grateful for those who gave their lives that we could be free...Canada and the U.S.

madretz said...

It sounds like you had a great day! That gent does look like Donny Osmond!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! (I did not know that is your Birthday) Wishing you all the best and lots of hugs!!!

Sounds you had a fun and great night!
Lote the photo too!