Joe Pesci / Frankie Valli
Directed by Des McAnuff
Having originated the role of Joe Pesci in the London company of JERSEY BOYS, where he also played the iconic role of Frankie Valli, Jye was thrilled to return to the show once more. Jye joined the Las Vegas company of JERSEY BOYS for a limited engagement, which also marked his American stage debut.
Jersey Boys is a 2005 jukebox musical with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Directed by Des McAnuff the show dramatizes the formation, success and eventual break-up of the 1960s rock 'n roll group The Four Seasons. Songs include "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Sherry", "Walk Like A Man", "December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)", "My Eyes Adored You", "Stay", "Can't Take My Eyes Off You", "Working My Way Back to You" and "Rag Doll", among many others.
"...they could really act the stuffing out of their characters, with wit and conviction and even credible Jersey accents. This was especially true of Jye Frasca, in the role of Frankie Valli, he of the platinum falsetto. He grabbed the spotlight with such gusto that no one was going to deny him his right to it. For me, at least, this added a touch of unexpected drama to show I felt I knew inside-out even before I saw it the first time." - New York Times, Ben Brantley.