Home  >  Music

Soundcheck

Your backstage pass to the DFW music scene and beyond.

‘Jersey Boys’ goes Texan in Strait tribute

Posted 11:26pm on Saturday, Jun. 07, 2014

Jersey Boys, currently running at Fort Worth’s Bass Hall, is about the Four Seasons, known for harmonies and high notes. But on Friday, cast members shot a video at Billy Bob’s Texas paying tribute to another legend -- and showing their versatility.

In honor of George Strait’s final concert Saturday AT&T Stadium -- which turned out to be a big record-breaker -- five cast members and a musician from Jersey Boys shot a video with a medley of two Strait classics: Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind and All My Exes Live in Texas.

Don’t expect a Four Seasons-style falsetto cover. The singers go, well, straight country with this one. Here’s the video:

Performing in the video are Nicolas Dromard, Quinn Van Antwerp and Adam Zelasko, three of the Four Seasons in the show, along with Shaun Taylor-Corbett, who portrays Frankie Valli during some of the weekend performances; orchestra member Ty Simmons on guitar; and cast member John Rochette, tapping on a newspaper.

“He is a true legend – with over 60 No. 1 hits. A remarkable singer, a fantastic performer, the whole package,” says a joint statement by Dromard, Van Antwerp, Zelasko and Taylor-Corbett. “We wanted to pay tribute to someone whose work has made such a huge impact on us. In country music, it just doesn’t get much better than George Strait.”

Presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth, Jersey Boys runs through June 15 at Bass Performance Hall. For more information, visit http://www.basshall.com.

We welcome your comments on this story, but please be civil. Do not use profanity, hate speech, threats, personal abuse, images, internet links or any device to draw undue attention. Our policy requires those wishing to post here to use their real identity.

Our commenting policy | Facebook commenting FAQ | Why Facebook?


Hey there. or join DFW.com. Your account. Log out.

Remember me




We now have a new, simpler way for you to enter and search for events, at listings.dfw.com. As always, when you submit an event to appear online, it will also be available for us in our print publication. But now you can simply enter your event and provide an email address, rather than creating a separate account and registering. Our new listings tool is still a work in progress, so we appreciate your patience as we fine-tune it. Please contact us at hsvokos@dfw.com if you have any questions or concerns.