‘The Hit Men’ offer unique behind-the-scenes look at rock ‘n’ roll golden era

An unforgettable look back through rock ‘n’ roll history with the guys who lived and breathed the experience, "The Hit Men," featuring former stars of  Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons will perform on Saturday, March 28 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

An unforgettable look back through rock ‘n’ roll history with the guys who lived and breathed the experience, “The Hit Men,” featuring former stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons will perform in Scottsdale.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present The Hit Men featuring Former Stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons on Saturday, March 28, at 8 p.m. in the Virginia G. Piper Theater.

Tickets start at $29 and are available through www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or 480-499-8587.

“The Hit Men” are an amazing group of musicians, vocalists, arrangers and composers who performed and recorded with the superstars of the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s, including Franki Valli & The Four Seasons, Tommy James and The Shondells, Carly Simon, Barry Manilow and Elton John, among many others.

The golden era of songwriting produced beloved hits that have been heard for generations and are woven into the fabric of American culture.

“The Hit Men” relive the magic they created on world stages and in recording studios years ago, bringing audiences a night of solid-gold hits, from everyone’s favorite Four Seasons songs (“Oh What a Night,” “Who Loves You”) to classics like “Mony, Mony” and “Hanky Panky.” In between the great music, “The Hit Men” share behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes from their extraordinary careers.

“This show is a chance for everyone to relive the glory days of rock ‘n’ roll with a great group of guys who actually lived and breathed the experience,” said Lee Shapiro, music director and a former Four Seasons member. “You’ll walk out of the theater exhilarated, excited and wanting more.”

The nonprofit Scottsdale Cultural Council is contracted by the City of Scottsdale, Ariz., to manage Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue.

Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street.

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