Boys in the Band - Jukebox Revolution
Reviewed at The Concourse Chatswood
Reviewed by Ron Lee, CSP
Just as Don Kirshner brought together four talented performers to form The Monkees forty-three years ago, Dale Burridge and Dave Malek have assembled four experienced double threats to create Boys in the Band. Their latest show, Jukebox Revolution, is on a national tour.
The four singers are Hugh Barrington, Keane Fletcher, Damon Grebert Wade and Justin Rynne, and each brings their unique style, and the band, The Players, is outstanding. At one point, I could have been listening to Chuck Berry live on stage.
When the show opened with "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)”, I knew that we were in for an enjoyable night. Following the Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons medley came medleys of The Beatles songs, The Jackson Five, Simon and Garfunkel, Queen, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, ACDC, Johnny O’Keefe, a Motown set and more. The only one that was out of place was a song by The Backstreet Boys.
The choreography is amazing; it does justice to The Temptations, The Four Seasons, The Four Tops and The Five Satins. There’s something about those moves that strikingly enhance the overall performance.
Boys in the Band - Jukebox Revolution will provide you with an uplifting, feel-good experience, and don’t be surprised if you find yourself uncontrollably leaping to your feet and dancing like they (we) did in the 1950s and ‘60s.
Do yourself a favour by looking at the Boys in the Band website and book. Even if you need to travel a distance to enjoy this experience, it will be worth it.