The 'Jersey Boys' are back in town

PHILADELPHIA - December 9, 2011 The music of Frankie Valli and the four seasons echoed along Walnut Street in Center City Friday night.

It was the official premier of the second touring production of the hit Broadway musical.

And oh, what a run it has been for 32-year-old Brandon Andrus, who was born in Willingboro, N.J. and raised in Langhorne.

The Neshaminy High school graduate is back home in a big way.

"It's great for me, because this is our first city that we are in together, and I get to show off Philadelphia!" said Brandon.

And the Jersey Boy landed a lead role as Nick Massi, one of the original Four Seasons.

"My favorite moment was last night after we sang a song, one woman said Bu-tee-ful, it was so Philadelphia," Brandon said.

The show's composer, Bob Gaudio, is also an original member of the Four Seasons, and the man credited with discovering the angelic voice of Frankie Valli.

"It was such a moment for me," said Gaudio. "I was looking for someone to write for that had a voice and I found one."

And they sealed the deal on their partnership with a simple handshake; a pact that remainsl iron clad to this day.

"The handshake should be the favorite part of my life," said Bob Gaudio. "I have been able to pull myself back from being in the show and watching it from time to time, which is not an easy thing to do."

Jersey Boys will be at the Forrest Theatre until January 12th, and then it heads to Ohio.

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