Rolling the Dice and Clinking the Ice

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Jersey Boys (and some Yacht-y boys too....)

Readers, first let me please apologize that our usual Friday post is two days late.  I have been experiencing some technical difficulties with my home computer and have just been plain busy as a bee too.  Excuses aside, please know I'm giving myself 37 lashes - and at least a few days without Bunco - as punishment. ;o)

However, in this post I would like to give y'all the scoop on two reasons why I was so busy this weekend.  Both reasons just so happen to be groups of handsome and musically talented men.  No, my hubs has no reason to be jealous, I'm talking about Jersey Boys and Yacht Rock. 

Friday night, our club had a lovely dinner and pool party featuring none other than the original YRR (Yacht Rock Revue, dontcha know).  It was, as usual, a blast.  If those of you in Atlanta haven't had the pleasure of seeing this show, then you are missing out.  Here's how their own website describes them, and quite accurately.

"The Yacht Rock Revue is the Greatest Show on Surf and the finest tribute to ‘70s light rock to ever perform anywhere. Ever. Their spot-on renditions of Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Steely Dan, and the rest of the Time-Life Infomercial Catalog have enthralled fans across the United States....

By blurring the lines between a tribute, an original act, and a comedic troupe, the Yacht Rock Revue has forged a unique niche market and a special bond with their fans. The band attacks each song as if it were their own, and the energy exchanged between the band and the crowd has more in common with a stadium U2 show than that of a typical bar band."

My husband and I first saw YRR a few years ago at East Andrew's in Buckhead and were immediately hooked.  They are doing their usual summer series at Park Tavern this summer and all Atlantans should definitely check them out.  You can find all their show dates on their website.

And last night, my husband, father and stepmother and I enjoyed amazing seats at the Fox Theatre watching the latest Atlanta tour of Jersey Boys.  Y'all, this musical might be the Tony award-winning production about four boys from the wrong side of the tracks in Jersey making it big, but this Southern gal cannot.get.enough of this show.  I don't know if it's the music (yes), the story (probably), or the nostalgia (for sure), but I could watch this play a dozen times.

As one theatrical website puts it:

"This Broadway sensation goes behind the music with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, following the rags-to-rock riches story of the four blue-collar kids who worked their way up from the tough streets of Newark, New Jersey, to the dizzying heights of pop stardom. And although Valli and his cohorts Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi are famed for their legendary harmonies, things didn't always go so smoothly between them off stage. This acclaimed show spotlights the ground-breaking group's hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" and more."

Aren't they all just adorable??

I kinda wish I had been a teenager in the '60's, listening to the likes of Frankie and his gang on The Ed Sullivan Show.
And of course, you just can't go wrong seeing a play at the Fabulous Fox Theatre.

And to top the evening off yesterday, we stopped off at the original location of Krispy Kreme on the way home and got a dozen hot glazed.  Yum.

I hope y'all will understand and overlook my tardiness.  I think I had some pretty good distractions going on, don't you?



P.S. Oh, and we haven't abandoned sharing party and entertaining ideas with you.... in fact, Catherine threw a block party today and I cohosted a baby shower that we'll have to tell you all about soon. I just had to discuss the musical men that have been on my schedule here lately. Lucky me.

1 comment:

Catherine & Lindsay said...

JP that is so awesome! Thanks for posting. :)