Murat Theatre, June 9-July 3.
Jersey Boys touches all the bases for a story about the making of music a generation of us grew up with and a new generation is making its own. It's a musical metamorphosis; fast-paced as it shows how and why the exhilarating Four Seasons sound emerged from a ragtag genesis. Constructed in the form of Greek drama, the crisply faceted point of view grows out of the truism, "You ask four guys, you get four different stories." Shifting from the present into memory, it's like a smart, witty, poignant conversation you're having with the people whose recordings and concerts were a part of your life. The script's multiple settings for "My Eyes Adored You" adroitly shows why (the then youthful) fans could personalize a song, and why now all these years later the connecting memory has meaning in our personal transformation from teen insecurities into functioning adulthood. The ovation is earned by the entire cast and crew who give 200%. Tickets at BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com/Indianapolis or call 800-793-7469.