Why See Follies?
All of life's might-have-beens take center stage as two couples rehash past times and favorite songs amid the crumbling magnificence of their old theater.
When former members of the "Weismann's Follies" reunite on the eve of their theater's demolition, two couples remember their glorious past and face the harsher realities of the present. In the crumbling glamour of the theater, the shadows of their younger selves remind them of the complicated steps they've danced - both on the stage and throughout their lives.
Winner of seven Tony Awards, Follies echoes the songs, exuberance, and romance of the lively vaudevillian days between the two World Wars. With such well-known songs like "Broadway Baby", "I'm Still Here", "Too Many Mornings", "Could I Leave You?" and "Losing My Mind", Follies gives words to the ghosts that haunt the stages of Broadway's great old theaters. The Washington Post calls them some of Sondheim's "wittiest, most luminous songs".
Previews from: 7 August 2011
Opening night: 12 September 2011
Follies is suitable for audiences aged 6 and upwards.
2 hours and 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.
And before you stop reading
Beginning September 13: Tuesday @7pm
Cast and Creative
CastBernadette Peters as Sally Durant Plummer
Jan Maxwell as Phyllis Rogers Stone
Danny Burstein as Buddy Plummer
Ron Raines as Benjamin Stone
Elaine Paige as Carlotta Campion
Terrence Currier as Theodore Whitman
Christian Delcroix as Young Buddy
Rosalind Elias as Heidi Schiller
Colleen Fitzpatrick as Dee Dee West
Lora Lee Gayer as Young Sally
Michael Hayes as Roscoe
Florence Lacey as Sandra Crane
Linda Lavin as Hattie Walker
Régine as Solange LaFitte
David Sabin as Dimitri Weismann
Kirsten Scott as Young Phyllis
Frederick Strother as Max Deems
Nick Verina as Young Ben
Susan Watson as Emily Whitman
Terri White as Stella Deems
Leslie Flesner as Young Dee Dee
Jenifer Foote as Young Hattie
Leah Horowitz as Young Heidi
Suzanne Hylenski as Young Solange
Erin Moore as Young Stella
Pamela Otterson as Young Carlotta
Kiira Schmidt as Young Sandra
CreativeMusic & Lyrics - Stephen Sondheim
Book - James Goldman
Directed - Eric Schaeffer
Choreography - Warren Carlyle
Musical Direction - James Moore
Scenic Design - Derek McLane
Costume Design - Gregg Barnes
Lighting Design - Natasha Katz
Sound Design - Kai Harada
Original Orchestrations - Jonathan Tunick's
2012 TONY AWARDS
Best Costume Design of a Musical: Gregg Barnes
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