Originally Published: February 28, 2014 6:01 a.m.
The music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons comes to life in a tribute concert Saturday at the Elks Theater and Performing Arts Center in Prescott.
"December '63 - Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons Concert" showcases all the favorite songs fromValli. Sets will feature popular singles from the musical "The Jersey Boys."
Before the Beatles landed on the shores of the United States, the Four Seasons were the most popular band in the country, said Terry Davies, president of TAD Management, producer of the show. But even after the "British invasion," Valli and The Four Seasons continued to knock out hits. The Four Seasons were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and joined the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999.They are one of the best-selling groups of all time, having sold 175 million records worldwide.
In 1962, the group released its first album, featuring the single "Sherry," which was not only the Four Seasons' first charted hit but also its first number one song. The ensemble followed with several million-selling hits - "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," and "Candy Girl."
Tickets for the show, which starts at 7 p.m., range from $25 to $30 and are available by calling the Elks Theater box office at 777-1370 or visiting its website, www.prescottelkstheater.com.
Davies said the show's stars "come from four very different corners of the industry." Rhys Gilyeat is from New York and played the role of Tarzan on Broadway. Nick Davies is in a number of TAD shows, including "The Big Band Theory." Jesse Berger has appeared in many theatrical productions in Arizona. Matthew Bedsole is a rookie in the band and "a tremendous young talent out of Phoenix," Davies said.