They had a look, an attitude, and a sound like no other.
Sure, they were born in Jersey.
But they were made in America.
JERSEY BOYS is the international musical phenomenon that takes you behind the scenes — and behind the music — of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Fresh off its 17 year New York run, this Tony-winning smash makes its Weathervane debut this June.
Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice Music by Bob Gaudio
Lyrics by Bob Crewe
JERSEY BOYS is produced through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.
Run Time: 2 hour and 30 minutes including one 15 minute intermission. Contains adult language and content. Recommended for ages 12+.
Group rates available! Contact [email protected] for more information.
Friday, June 9 at 7:30PM
Saturday, June 10 at 2PM
Sunday, June 11 at 2PM
Monday, June 12 at 7:30PM
Tuesday, June 13 at 7:30PM
Wednesday, June 14 at 7:30PM
Thursday, June 15 at 2PM & 7:30PM
Saturday, June 17 at 2PM & 7:30PM
Sunday, June 18 at 2PM
Ethan Paulini (he/him)
In addition to being the Producing Artistic Director of the Weathervane Theatre, Ethan is also the Associate Artist Director of New York City’s Out of the Box Theatrics. He has national credits as a director, choreographer, actor, writer, and educator. Proud member of Society of Directors and Choreographers (SDC) and Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Actors (SAG/AFTRA) and a member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA). More info at ethanpaulini.com and ethancoaches.com.
Jessica Chen (she/her)
Jessica Chen is a choreographer and Artistic Director of J CHEN PROJECT. Credits: The Portal (Minetta Lane Theater), New York Fashion Week (MoMA), Restart Stages (Lincoln Center), Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, MACY’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, TEDxSemesteratSea, and World Expo-USA Pavilion in Shanghai. Current: AAPI Heroes: Myths and Legends at MOCA, R&H Cinderella at Geva, and The Messenger at PBD. She is thrilled to be choreographing Jersey Boys for Weathervane! www.jessicachen.co
Andrew Morrissey (he/him)
Andrew Morrissey is a NYC based pianist, music director, vocal coach and composer. Experience includes educational, community and semi-professional theatre in NH, NYC and the DMV area. A NH native, regional credits include Interlakes, Jean’s Playhouse, Winnipesaukee Playhouse and Plymouth State University, where he received a BA in Music. He has a MM in stage music composition from CUA, and his thesis project grew into a fully fledged staging of Lost In Wonderland with DC’s Pallas Theatre Collective. Current projects include a new musical based on Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray and another on the life of Rasputin. IG: @Andrewmorrisseymusic
Film (as coauthor): Sleeper, Annie Hall (Academy Award), Manhattan, Manhattan, Murder Mystery; (as writer/director): Simon, Lovesick, The Manhattan Project, Sister Mary Explains it All. Television: “The Johnny Carson Show”, “The Dick Cavett Show” (head writer and producer). His first venture into musical theatre, Jersey Boys, won an Olivier and four Tony awards including Best Musical. In addition to his film, theatre and television work, Mr. Brickman has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Playboy and other periodicals. He is the 2006 recipient of the Writers Guild of America Ian McKellan Hunter Award for lifetime achievement in writing. He lives and works in New York and hopes to die in his bed, surrounded by his loving family and their accountants.
Co-wrote Jersey Boys (winner 2006 Tony Award, 2007 Grammy Award and 2009 Olivier Award for Best Musical) with Marshall Brickman. His play, Peter and the Starcatcher, received nine 2012 Tony Award nominations (including two for Rick) and won five, more than any play of the season. In 2014, the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego presented the world premiere of his new musical, Dog and Pony (music and lyrics by Michael Patrick Walker). Rick is currently writing a musical for Disney Theatricals with Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, based on the film Make Believe, and Super Fly (co-written with Seth Zvi Rosenfeld), directed and choreographed by modern dance legend, Bill T. Jones. Heartfelt thanks to those whose work in the theatre makes him grateful for the day he was born: Sondheim, Stoppard, Bennett, Prince, Fosse, Robbins, Nichols, Tune, Nunn, Laurents, Stone, Kushner, Taymor, Papp, Schumacher, Schneider, Coyne, Brickman, Timbers and Rees. Rick thinks about them a lot. He never thought about Jersey much. He does now.
Wrote his first hit, “Who Wears Short Shorts,” at 15, for the Royal Teens, and then went on to become a founding member of the Four Seasons and the band’s principal songwriter. He also produced the hit “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” for Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand (Grammy nomination, Record of the Year) as well as six albums for Diamond, including The Jazz Singer. Other producing credits include albums for Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and the soundtrack for the film Little Shop of Horrors. Several songs co-written with Bob Crewe have been cover hits for such artists as the Tremeloes (“Silence is Golden”), the Walker Brothers (“The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore”) and Lauryn Hill (“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”). With his wife, Judy Parker, Gaudio produced and co-wrote the Who Loves You album for the Four Seasons and one of Billboard’s longest-charted singles (54 weeks), “Oh, What a Night.” A high point in his career came in 1990 when, as a member of the original Four Seasons, Gaudio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1995, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, which hailed him as “a quintessential music-maker.” To this day, Bob Gaudio and Frankie Valli still maintain their partnership…on a handshake.
“New York was pregnant in the fifties,” says Bob Crewe, “gestating with possibilities.” Crewe and music partner Frank Slay became independent writer-producers when the category hadn’t yet been invented. In 1957 they wrote and produced “Silhouettes” for The Rays, which skyrocketed to #1. Suddenly, producers in demand, they launched Freddie Cannon’s “Tallahassee Lassie” and Billy & Lillie’s “Lah Dee Da.” Crewe’s 1960’s unprecedented producing success with The Four Seasons birthed a new sound, striking a major chord in American pop. “Sherry, “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Candy Girl,” “Ronnie” – all smashes! When lead Frankie Valli demanded a solo turn, Crewe and Bob Gaudio wrote (and Crewe produced) ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” which eventually became the century’s fifth most-played song. Crewe ran hot with artists from Vicki Carr, Oliver and Lesly Gore to Mitch Ryder, co-writing with Charles Fox the soundtrack for Jane Fonda’s film, “Barbarella.” Then his own Bob Crewe Generation exploded with Music to Watch Girls By. In 1972 Bob was in L.A., where he revived Frankie Valli with “My Eyes Adored You” by Crewe and Kenny Nolan. They also co-wrote Patti LaBelle’s “Lady Marmalade” (#1, July ’75), which was a hit again on the soundtrack of Moulin Rouge (#1, June ’01)…David Ritz
CAMDEN DALIE KEECH (he/him)
Camden hails from Central Arkansas where he graduated with a BA with an emphasis in Theatre Arts. He began acting as a freshman in high school. In college he spent
time acting, designing, building and directing. He hopes you enjoy the show!
SCOUT HOUGH (she/her)
Scout is an Orono, Maine based designer and technician, but always looks forward to summers in the White Mountains! She earned her BFA at the North Carolina School of the Arts and is
currently working toward her Master’s at UMaine, building her own program of study centered on ethics in collaborative art-making. When not at Weathervane, she works predominantly in Maine; credits include work with Penobscot Theatre Company, True North Theatre, and the University of Maine. Other credits include programming work at New York Live Arts and Lighting Design for Out of the Box Theatrics’ production of Baby.
RIEN SCHLECHT (she/her)
After graduating with degrees in Criminal Profiling and Costume Design, Rien started working at Weathervane Theatre and is always so happy to return to the mountains. Her favorite Weathervane designs include Blood Brothers (set/costume), Eurydice (set/costume), Buyer & Cellar (set design), A Man of No Importance, Sweeney Todd (NH Theatre Award), Once on this Island, Memphis (NHTA nom), The King and I (NHTA nom), Seussical, Bright Star, Little Shop of Horrors, and Amadeus (set/costumes). Her New York theatre credits include multiple shows with Out of the Box Theatrics including the Drama Desk nominated Baby, several seasons with Theatre For A New Audience, Radio City, Mark Morris Ballet, and TV commercials. She designed The Mysteries at The Flea (Drama Desk nom), The Jinx for HBO, worked on The Woodsman at New World Stages, and the stage and film productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Julie Taymor. Thank you for supporting live theatre!
ROBERT SALERNO (he/him)
Robert is excited to return to the Weathervane for a second season (Sound Design – MDQ, Eurydice, Gentleman’s Guide, JCS, A Class Act, Blood Brothers, ACL). Most recently he has worked on La Cage Aux Folles at The Studio Theater and Miss Saigon at WPPAC.
BILLY SMITH (he/him)
Billy is grateful to return this season. He has fallen in love with Weathervane and is proud to be a part of this exciting season. Billy holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Limestone University.
MAKENNA ALLEN (she/her)
Makenna is thrilled to be welcomed back for her second season. As a local who grew up coming to the Weathervane, she is excited to now be part of the crew who makes the magic happen.
KRISTINE SCHLACHTER* (she/her)
Kristine is excited to be doing her first show at Weathervane Theatre. Recent: Off-Broadway: Avenue Q, Emperor’s Nightingale (Nom. Off-Broadway Alliance Award), The Brothers Paranormal (World Premiere), Memorial (NY Times Critics’ Pick) Regional: The Wizard of Oz, Holiday Inn, The Glass Menagerie, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Singing In The Rain, Big River, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, The
Magic Flute, It’s A Wonderful Life, The 39 Steps, Shakespeare’s Will; Sheepdog NYC: As You Like It, The Marriage of Figaro, Raisin in the Sun, The Great Society, FAME!, Cyrano De Bergerac, Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Roaring Girl, Her Portmanteau, Tartuffe, Allegro, The Secret Garden. BFA Syracuse University. Special thanks to my family for all your support.
EMMA ALDRICH JORDAN (she/her)
Emma has been a White Mountain local for the past three years and spent summers in Bethlehem growing up. Her first experience with theater was with the Windsock Camp in the late 2000s! Emma
studied theater in high school and took a break from theater during the pandemic shutdown. After this hiatus from theater, Emma is exalted to be a part of Weathervane’s 2023 summer season.
SYDNEI WILLIAMS* (she/they)
“I’m overjoyed to be at Weathervane for the first time. As a freelance stage manager, it is my job to bring theatre to as many people in the world. Thank you for all the love and support in my life.”
Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW)
Working on behalf of authors, TRW exclusively grants live stage production rights to the plays and musicals in our catalogue. Representing Broadway (Tony Award ® winners), West End (Olivier Award winners) and a wide variety of Off-Broadway, regional and Theatre for Young Audiences plays and musicals, we provide the authorized performance script and music materials required to rehearse and present our shows, in addition to innovative products aimed at helping the artistic and commercial value of theatrical presentations.
Conductor/Keyboard: Andrew Morrissey
Drums: Mitch Perrins
Bass: AC Muench
Guitar: Ben Natti
Reeds: Brandon Teixeira
Trumpet: Cort Baussmann