Jersey Boys will be heading to Adelaide in October 2012!
After playing 13 months in Melbourne and 15 months in Sydney, there was speculation as to whether the hugely successful box office hit would begin the Australian tour circuit. After confirmation of a Brisbane season this week, (officially opening July 15, 2012) it seems the smash hit musical will indeed have a life beyond the major theatre capitals.
Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre will host the two-time Helpmann Award winning production ahead of a much anticipated Adelaide season from October. A waitlist for tickets in Adelaide is currently open, with a commencement date set for October 26 at the Adelaide Festival Centre, according to BroadwayWorld.com.
The cast of Jersey Boys are currently preparing for a season in Auckland, New Zealand, and it is understood that many of the company will continue with the Australian tour.
The Four Seasons — Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi — will be performed by Dion Bilios, newcomer Declan Egan, Rock Of Ages star Anthony Harkin and original Australian cast member Glaston Toft respectively.
DION BILIOS is Frankie Valli.
Dion has been involved in stage and performance since the age of four, training in all aspects of performing arts. His stage credits include the roles of Gavroche in Les Miserable, Sammy in Jolson and Captain in Oliver. In 2008, he toured with the Australian production of Altar Boyz, where he performed the role of Mark and has most recently been part of the award winning Australian production of Mary Poppins. Dion has also featured in numerous television commercials and series including his role as “Bud” in the AFI Award winning film Soft Fruit. He has also had the chance to work with many of Australia’s finest Choreographers including Kelley Abbey, Matt Lee, Leah Howard, Cameron Mitchell, William A Forsythe and The Squared Division.
DECLAN EGAN is Bob Gaudio.
Declan is thrilled to be making his professional theatre debut as Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys. In 2010 he graduated from the Diploma of Music Theatre course at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). Declan also graduated from the Talent Development Project in 2011 and performed in the TDP-Start Me up Concert at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Since graduating Declan has performed with the corporate act Boys in the Band with SMA productions. Prior to NIDA, Declan studied Voice at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music and performed in the 2010 season of Encore at the Sydney Opera House.
ANTHONY HARKIN is Tommy De Vito.
Anthony Harkin graduated from the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts in 1999 and has since gone on to a successful career in Theatre and Television. Anthony’s recent theatre credits include Rock of Ages (Newtheatricals), Avenue Q (Arts Asia), Shane Warne the Musical and Wind in the Willows (Australian Shakespeare Company). Other theatre credits include the A Month in the Country (Sydney Theatre Company), The Last Five Years (Echelon Productions), Cabaret (IMG), and The Internationalist (The Practical Theatre Company). Anthony also toured Australia nationally with Miss Saigon. Television and Film credits include The Alice, Network Seven’s All Saints and Mark Lee’s feature film The Bet. Anthony recently directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Sydney’s Centennial Park for WildRumpuS Productions.
GLASTON TOFT is Nick Massi.
Glaston graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2005. Prior to WAAPA, he studied Classical Voice at the Queensland Conservatorium and trained in Commercial Dance and Music Theatre at DLDC Studios. In 2008, he performed in TML Enterprises’ production of SHOUT– the Legend of the Wild One (Peewee understudy). Glaston then commenced the national tour of Opera Australia’s My Fair Lady (The Cockney & Servant Quartets). His other performance highlights include Little Me and Camelot for The Production Company.