By Byrne Harrison
Remember when being a celebrity from New Jersey didn't involve wearing a pound of hair gel and having an Oompa Loompa tan?
New Jersey honors its real celebrities at the New Jersey Hall of Fame's Third Annual Induction Ceremony on Sunday, May 2, 2010. Frankie Valli and 14 other legendary New Jerseyans will be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame at at NJPAC in Newark. It will be a star-studded event as New Jersey celebrates: Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Count Basie, Judy Blume, Justice William Brennan, Larry Doby, Michael Graves, Carl Lewis, Alice Paul, Les Paul, Phillip Roth, Susan Sarandon, Wally Schirra, Frankie Valli and President Woodrow Wilson.
Headlining the show is a musical tribute to Frankie Valli performed by Dominic Scaglione Jr., who won everyone’s heart with his remarkable portrayal of Frankie in Jersey Boys. Also appearing will be the popular Jersey Band, the Hubcaps with Robert Randolph and The Rusty Paul Band led by Les Paul’s son in a musical tribute to the legendary guitarist.
A limited number of VIP ticket packages to the event are still available including VIP valet parking, access to walk the red carpet with the celebrities, a special pre-event reception, prime seating for the ceremony and tickets to a private post-ceremony party. To order those tickets log onto www.NJHallofFame.org.
Tickets for just the ceremony itself range from $90.00 to $30.00 and are available through the NJPAC Box Office at www.njpac.org or by calling 1-888-GO-NJPAC.