‘Jersey Boys’ returns to New Haven

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NEW HAVEN - Four well-dressed guys from Jersey. They get together, sing a little, dance a little, and the rest is musical history.

The Jersey Boys, one of Broadway’s most successful hits in the last decade, has worked its way back to the Shubert Theater in New Haven.

The show isn’t new to the Shubert, In fact, before it hit Broadway, it was built there, with technical run-throughs back in 2007.

Playing Frankie Valli is Aaron De Jesus. Alongside Drew Seeley, Matthew Dailey, and Keith Hines, the four have been touring for eight months. The real Four Seasons played for 60 years, but that's still a lot of pressure.

They sing Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, and Walk Like a Man, all in a row - the first hits for the band.

“Boom! It’s like a 1-2-3 punch," said Dejesus. "We hit the audience and they go crazy. It's exciting and it's fun and it's real.”

Jersey Boys plays at the Shubert through Sunday.