Wisconsin couple take the stage in ‘Jersey Boys’

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MILWAUKEE—Katie Goffman is getting the kind of homecoming she thought she could only dream of.

Katie Goffman grew up in Greendale, Wisconsin, spending her summers at the Greendale Community Theater. During the school year, she said she was in every show at Greendale High School. She also worked at the Sunset Playhouse.

Katie Goffman

Now she’s taking the stage at the Marcus Performing Arts Center as part of the ‘Jersey Boys’ nationwide tour.

“It feels very complete to finally happen there,” Katie Goffman said. “It’s a dream come true, something I’ve always wanted to do.”

Katie Goffman plays Mary Delgado in ‘Jersey Boys’. She is also a dance captain; she takes on a handful of smaller roles throughout the show, as there are only three other women in the cast.

“I’m not nervous; I’m excited. It’s just good to be home,” she said. “[My mom] will bring like a bus people, friends, to come and see [the show]… Everyone comes. It’s going to be great to have so much support in the audience.

Katie Goffman will also be supported on stage. Her husband, Devon Goffman, plays Tommy DeVito in ‘Jersey Boys’.

“Katie isn’t just the dance captain, she knows every female lead on the show. She’s saved the show many times during the ups and downs of what we’ve been through over the past year” “She’ll do anything to help the show succeed…She’s hilarious on the show, so I’m also proud of her comedic timing because she has incredible comedic timing,” Devon Goffman said.

The admiration the couple has for each other goes both ways.

Amy Gershman, Amy Coelho and Connor Lyon (Joan Marcus)

“Devon is fantastic as Tommy DeVito. I’m so proud that he’s finally playing his dream role,” Katie Goffman said. “When he was in production before, he rocked. own the role and he’s just amazing. I’m so proud to see him do his thing every day, getting the audience to eat out of the palm of his hand…He’s a star.

Devon Goffman’s character, Tommy DeVito is one of the members of The Four Seasons.

Devon Goffman as Tommy DeVito (Joan Marcus)

“Jersey Boys” goes behind the scenes of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. While the 1960s musical group was a hit onstage, offstage the band didn’t always sync up.

“Tommy has to tell his side of the story first, which he loves,” said Devon Goffman. “It’s a real account of how they see their lives.”

Tommy DeVito, admitted Devon Goffman, is a bit of a “wise man”.

“He’s the leader of the group, especially in his mind,” he said. “He’s the guy who brought them all together. He is also the reason why the group is falling apart.

In real life, Tommy DeVito died in 2020 from COVID-19. But Frankie Valli is still performing in London, according to Devon Goffman.

“We’re doing the show in honor of them — those guys who were those music icons,” Devon Goffman said. “It’s a story that I’m really proud to tell every night.”

After the curtain closes, however, the Goffmans will spend time with their family. They said they might even take a trip to Kopp.

The show takes place at the Marcus Center on July 22 and 23. For more information on “Jersey Boys”, Click here.

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