By Tania Phillips
THE music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons was one of the soundtracks of the ’60s and still resonates today, according to performer Rick Morgan.
Rick forms one quarter of the performers of “Oh What A Night” a tribute to the group and their timeless songs which is coming to the Cube on 7 March.
But unlike other Four Seasons shows, this is not one man standing out front and the others harmonising.
The show’s writer George Solomon (who performs in the show) deciding that all four should share the lead throughout.
This means that George, choreographer/performer Paul Holmquist, Rick and fellow performer James Bullard all get to step to the front of the stage.
“It’s a bit different,” he said.
“I love it, I get to perform my favourite song – My Eyes Adore You.”
He said the music was still infectious and whether you grew up listening to them or had only just realised that all those songs you loved on the radio were by them, people were moved – literally.
“We always have people dancing in the audience,” Rick laughed.
He said the fully scripted and choreographed production was the perfect way to re-live the magic of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, or to enjoy it for the very first time.
During the show audiences get the chance to re-live hit tunes including “Walk Like A Man”, “Oh What A Night”, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You”, “My Eyes Adored You”, “Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Grease” and so many others.
And people must love them in Australia because they have previously played every state and territory down under and have sold out more than 100 shows here.
“We love playing here,” Rick laughed.
“We have played so many towns, from Perth to Alice Springs down around Adelaide.
“The thing that amazes me is how every town seems to have a wonderful community centre. The Cube is a great complex.”
Oh What A Night comes to The Cube on Tuesday 7 March – bookings: (02) 6022 9311.