Follies

Follies
At a reunion hosted by their former theatre, a parade of ex-showgirls with fractured pasts take the stage one last time.

A true theatrical event, this legendary masterpiece is considered by many to be the greatest musical ever created. Surreal, sophisticated, compelling, heart wrenching and epic in scope, Follies by musical theatre legend Stephen Sondheim and author James Goldman, uses the musical theatre as a metaphor for the collapse of American innocence and naivet in the post-Kennedy years.

In Follies the time is 1971, and theatrical impresario Dimitri Weissmann hosts a reunion of ex-Follies performers in his crumbling theatre, setting the stage for a parade of brilliant pastiche numbers, including "Losing My Mind," "I'm Still Here," and "Broadway Baby." Amid the reminiscing, two middle-aged couples confront some unpleasant truths about their past and present, and come face to face with the future.

Follies is a true showcase for powerful dramatic actors with plenty of opportunities for seasoned, older performers. Spectacular and grand in scale, Follies has also proven ideal for concert presentation and features many of Stephen Sondheim's best-known songs.

Concert Selections for Follies

Concert Selections are original Broadway orchestrations and exciting new symphonic arrangements of select songs for use in concert performances. Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes.

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  • BEAUTIFUL GIRLS
    From
    FOLLIES
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE, CHORUS
    Starting Key
    E
    Estimated duration
    7 min 38 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    2 Reed 1(Flute), 2 Reed 2(Clarinet), 2 Reed 3(Clarinet), 1 Reed 4(Tenor), 1 Reed 5(Baritone), 1 Horn, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 1 Harp, 1 Guitar, 2 Piano Conductor, 25 Chorus books
  • BOWS ("FOLLIES")
    From
    FOLLIES
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    INSTRUMENTAL
    Starting Key
    C
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 1 Reed 4, 1 Reed 5, 1 Horn, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 6 Bass, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 3 Percussion, 1 Guitar, 1 Harp, 2 Piano Conductor
  • BROADWAY BABY (ARR.SEBESKY)
    From
    FOLLIES
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    CONCERT/SYMPHONIC ARRANGEMENT (INSTRUMENTAL)
    Starting Key
    Bb
    Estimated duration
    4 min 10 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Arranged by
    SEBESKY, DON
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute 1, 1 Flute 2, 1 Flute 3(Piccolo), 1 Oboe 1, 1 Oboe 2, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Clarinet 3, 1 Clarinet 3(Soprano Sax), 1 Bassoon 1, 1 Bassoon 2, 1 Horn 1, 1 Horn 2, 1 Horn 3, 1 Horn 4, 1 Trumpet 1, 1 Trumpet 2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Baritone Horn, 1 Trombone 3, 1 Tuba, 9 Violin 1, 8 Violin 2, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Percussion 1, 1 Percussion 2, 1 Percussion 3, 1 Percussion 4, 1 Percussion 5(Jazz drum set), 1 Harp, 1 Jazz bass, 1 Celesta, 1 Conductor score
  • BROADWAY BABY (ARR.TUNICK)
    From
    FOLLIES
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    CONCERT/SYMPHONIC ARRANGEMENT (WITH VOCAL)
    Arranged for
    Female Soloist
    Starting Key
    G
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Lyrics by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Orchestrated by
    Jonathan Tunick
    Instrumentation
    Reed I (Clarinet 1 in Bb, Alto Saxophone 1), Reed II (Clarinet 2 in Bb, Alto Saxophone 2), Reed III (Clarinet 3 in Bb, Tenor Saxophone 1), Reed IV (Clarinet 4 in Bb, Tenor Saxophone 2), Reed V (Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone), 3 Trumpets in Bb, 3 Trombones, (2) Percussion (Timpani, Drums), 1 Acoustic Guitar, 1 Piano, (8) Violin 1, (8) Violin 2, (7) Viola, (6) Violoncello, (5) Contrabass. Your rental materials also include 1 Full Score and 1 Piano Vocal Score.
  • BUDDY'S BLUES
    From
    FOLLIES
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE, 2 FEMALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    Eb
    Estimated duration
    5 min 59 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Clarinet 3, 1 Bass Clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 1 English horn, 1 opt. Alto sax, 1 opt. Alto sax 2, 1 opt.Tenor sax, 1opt. Baritone sax, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 2 Piano Conductor, 1 Guitar, 1 Harp, 3 Chorus books
  • COULD I LEAVE YOU?
    From
    FOLLIES
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    Bb
    Estimated duration
    5 min 3 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1(Flute, Piccolo), 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 1 Bass Clarinet, 1 Oboe, 1 English Horn, 1 Bassoon, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Harp, 3 Percussion(Timpani), 2 Piano Conductor
  • IM STILL HERE
    From
    FOLLIES
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    Eb
    Estimated duration
    9 min 9 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 English horn, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bass Clarinet, 1 Bassoon 1, 1 Bassoon 2, 1 opt.Alto sax, 1 opt.Alto sax 2, 1 opt. Tenor sax, 1 opt, Tenor sax 2, 1 opt.Baritone sax, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 17 Violi, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Guitar, 2 Percussion(Drum set), 2 Piano Conductor(Celesta)
  • IN BUDDY'S EYES
    From
    FOLLIES
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    Am
    Estimated duration
    4 min 19 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute(Alto flute, Alto clarinet), 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 English horn(Clarinet), 1 Reed 5(Bassoon, Bass clarinet), 1 Bass clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Harp, 3 Percussion(Bells, Timp(in G), Bell tree), 2 Piano Conductor
  • LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE
    From
    FOLLIES
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE, CHORUS
    Starting Key
    C
    Estimated duration
    7 min 25 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 1 Reed 4, 1 Reed 5, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 1 Horn, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Harp, 3 Percussion, 1 Guitar, 2 Piano Conductor
  • LOSING MY MIND
    From
    FOLLIES
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    Ab
    Estimated duration
    6 min 57 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1(Alto sax), 1 Reed 2(Clarinet), 1 Reed 3(Bass clarinet), 1 Reed 4(Clarinet), 1 Reed 5(Clarinet), 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Harp, 2 Percussion(Tymp, Cymb, Snare drum, T.T.?s), 2 Piano Conductor
  • LOSING MY MIND ("SYMPHONIC SONDHEIM")
    From
    FOLLIES
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    CONCERT/SYMPHONIC ARRANGEMENT (INSTRUMENTAL)
    Arranged for
    INSTRUMENTAL
    Starting Key
    Bb
    Estimated duration
    6 min 57 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Arranged by
    SEBESKY, DON
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute 1(Bass flute, C flute), 1 Clarinet, 1 Oboe, 1 Horn(in F), 9 Violin 1, 8 Violin 2, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 1 Bass, 1 Jazz bass, 1 Harp, 1 Drum set, 2 Percussion(Vibes, Susp cymb), 1 Harmonica, 1 Piano, 1 Full Score
  • LOSING MY MIND (B-FLAT)
    From
    FOLLIES
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    Female Soloist
    Starting Key
    Bb
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Lyrics by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Orchestrated by
    Jonathan Tunick
    Instrumentation
    Reed I (Alto Saxophone), Reed II (Clarinet 1 in Bb), Reed III (Bass Clarinet), Reed IV (Clarinet 2 in Bb), Reed V (Clarinet 3 in Bb), 1 Horn in F, 3 Trumpets in Bb, 3 Trombones, (3) Percussion, 1 Harp, 1 Celesta, (8) Violin 1, (8) Violin 2, (7) Viola, (6) Violoncello, (5) Contrabass. Your rental materials also include 1 Full Score and 2 Piano-Vocal Scores.
  • LOVELAND
    From
    FOLLIES
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    CHORUS
    Starting Key
    Eb
    Estimated duration
    4 min 8 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 1 Reed 4, 1 Reed 5, 1 Horn, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 5 Bass, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 3 Percussion, 1 Harp, 2 Piano Conductor, 25 Chorus books
  • MONTAGE
    From
    FOLLIES
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE, 3 FEMALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    Eb
    Estimated duration
    10 min 30 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Piccolo, 1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 English horn, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bass clarinet, 1 Bassoon 1, 1 Bassoon 2, 1 Opt.Alto sax 1, 1 Opt.Alto sax 2, 1 Opt.Tenor sax 1, 1Opt.Tenor sax 2, 1 Opt.Baritone sax, 1 Horn, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 1 Harp, 1 Guitar, 2 Piano Conductor, 4 Chorus books
  • ONE MORE KISS
    From
    FOLLIES
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    2 FEMALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    Bb
    Estimated duration
    5 min
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 2 Reed 4, 2 Reed 5, 1 Horn, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 1 Harp, 2 Piano Conductor
  • OVERTURE ("FOLLIES")
    From
    FOLLIES
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    CONCERT/SYMPHONIC ARRANGEMENT (INSTRUMENTAL)
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Orchestrated by
    Jonathan Tunick
    Instrumentation
    Reed I (Clarinet 1 in Bb, Alto Saxophone 1), Reed II (Clarinet 2 in Bb, Alto Saxophone 2), Reed III (Clarinet 3 in Bb, Tenor Saxophone 1), Reed IV (Clarinet 4 in Bb, Tenor Saxophone 2), Reed V (Baritone Sax), 1 Horn in F, 3 Trumpets in Bb, 3 Trombones, (3) Percussion (Timpani, Glockenspiel, Drums), 1 Acoustic Guitar, 1 Harp, 1 Piano, (8) Violin 1, (8) Violin 2, (7) Viola, (6) Violoncello, (5) Contrabass. Your rental materials also include 1 Full Score and 1 Piano-Vocal Score.
  • PROLOGUE
    From
    FOLLIES
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Starting Key
    G
    Estimated duration
    16 min 46 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1(Soprano or Alto sax, Flute), 1 Reed 2(Clarinet ,Alto sax), 1 Reed 3(Bass clarinet ,Clarinet, Tenor sax), 1 Reed 4(Oboe ,Clarinet), 1 Reed 5(Clarinet), 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Harp, 1 Guitar, 3 Percussion(Tymp ,Bells, Drum set, Wood block), 2 Piano Conductor, 2 Chorus books
  • ROAD YOU DIDN'T TAKE
    From
    FOLLIES
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Starting Key
    Eb
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
  • TOO MANY MORNINGS
    From
    FOLLIES
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    CONCERT/SYMPHONIC ARRANGEMENT (WITH VOCAL)
    Arranged for
    1 Female, 1 Male
    Starting Key
    Bb
    Estimated duration
    7 min 32 sec
    Music by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Lyrics by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Orchestrated by
    Jonathan Tunick
    Instrumentation
    Reed I (Flute, Alto Flute), Reed II (Clarinet 1 in Bb), Reed III (Bass Clarinet), Reed IV (Oboe, Cor Anglais), Reed V (Clarinet 2 in Bb, Bassoon), 1 Horn in F, 3 Trumpets in Bb, 3 Trombones, (3) Percussion (Timpani, Glockenspiel, Drums), 1 Harp, (8) Violin 1, (8) Violin 2, (7) Viola, (6) Violoncello, (5) Contrabass. Your rental materials also include 1 Full Score and 2 Piano-Vocal Scores.
  • WAITING FOR THE GIRLS UPSTAIRS
    From
    FOLLIES
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    2 FEMALE VOICES, 2 MALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    6 min 40 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 1 Reed 4, 1 Reed 5, 1 Horn, 2 Tumpet 1&2, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 18 Violin, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 6 Viola, 1 Guitar, 3 Percussion, 1 Harp, 2 Piano Conductor, 1 Fullscore, 4 Chorus books
  • WHO'S THAT WOMAN?
    From
    FOLLIES
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, FEMALE CHORUS
    Starting Key
    A
    Estimated duration
    13 min 38 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1(Bb Clarinet ,Alto Sax, Piccolo), 1 Reed 2(Clarinet ,Alto Sax, Piccolo, Flute or Clarinet) 1 Reed 3(Bass Clarinet, Tenor Sax ,Bb Clarinet, Flute)1 Reed 4(Bb Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Oboe, or Bb Clarinet), 1 Reed 5(Bb Clarinet, Baritone Sax, C Flute, or Bb Clarinet), 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Harp, 1 Guitar, 3 Percussion(Drum set, Bells, Timp), 2 Piano Conductor, 25 Chorus books
  • YOU'RE GONNA LOVE TOMORROW
    From
    FOLLIES
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    2 FEMALE VOICES, 2 MALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    D
    Estimated duration
    7 min 29 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute 1, 1 Flute 2, 1 Oboe, 1 English horn, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bass clarinet, 1 Basson 1, 1 Bassoon 2, 1 Opt.Alto sax 1, 1 Opt.Alto sax 2, 1 Opt.tenor sax 1, 1 Opt.Tenor sax 2, 1 Opt.Baritone sax2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Harp, 1 Guitar, 2 Percussion 1&2(Bells, Xylo, Large T.T, Cymb, Drumset), 4 Chorus books
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