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Jersey Boys At The National Theatre Parent Review

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This week I took my teen daughter to see Jersey Boys at the National Theatre in Washington, DC. You don’t want to miss this one! Jersey Boys Parent Review at the National Theatre in DC. 

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I love partnering with the National Theatre. This season, I’ve had the opportunity to take my daughter to a few shows and we’re loving the one-on-one time together. 

If you need to reconnect with your teens, live theater is the way to go, my friends! 

Earlier this week we headed into Washington, DC for Jersey Boys at the National Theatre. It’s here for a limited run and if you are looking for a *mostly* family-friendly show to see this week: don’t miss this one!

Jersey Boys At The National Theatre in Washington DC

And it is a perfect addition to your holidays this year. 

Jersey Boys is running from December 17 through Sunday, January 5, 2020. The National Theatre is located at 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in downtown Washington, D.C.

Tickets for the Jersey Boys are on sale. Be sure to grab yours today at

Contains authentic, profane Jersey language.
Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Run time: Approximately 2 hours, 40 minutes, including one intermission

Jersey Boys Parent Review

Jersey Boys is just so much fun. And I’ve never even been to Jersey. 

The dancing, the music, the story of how you always have your friends backs: one of my absolute favorite stories and the cast did a phenomenal job bringing the story of Frankie Valli to life. 

I hadn’t seen this one on stage in a long time, but I was okay taking my daughter to this one, despite the “authentic Jersey language” I knew she’d be exposed to. 

There’s just so much here for multi-generations to enjoy, and I wish the grandparents would have been in town for this one! But they’ve seen the show too- and agree- that the music is classic for all ages. 

I dare you not to fall in love with each of the Four Seasons as they take their turn telling their side. Fabulous voices and actors- every single one.

Jersey Boys parent review

My only negative to the show were the female voices; I’m sure they were lovely, but it was harder to hear them for some reason at my showing. Hoping that was a small tech glitch and that it works out for the rest of the run, however. 

What You Need To Know If You Take Kids To See Jersey Boys

There’s a lot of salty language in this one. A lot.

It’s recommended for 12 and up, but I’d probably push this to high school levels myself, especially if the language is a big concern in your household. 

The language and one sexual coming of age scene that is suggestive enough your younger kiddos probably don’t need to see this on stage- so keep that age recommendation in mind before you buy tickets!

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About Jersey Boys

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story — a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.

Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Grammy Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true.

“Sherry” • “Big Girls Don’t Cry” • “Walk Like A Man” • “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” • “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)”

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