Follies


Follies


Book by  James Goldman
Music and Lyrics by  Stephen Sondheim


Two Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG
Original Broadway Version

A true theatrical event, this legendary masterpiece is considered by many to be the greatest musical ever created.

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.

Surreal, sophisticated, compelling, heart-wrenching and epic in scope, FOLLIES uses the musical theatre as a metaphor for the collapse of American innocence and naivete in the post-Kennedy years. It is a showcase for powerful dramatic actors, featuring a large cast rich in character, which provides 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 and a thrilling book by James Goldman, the author of A Lion In Winter.


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Melodies from ALL IN LOVE (composer Jacques Urbont) were occasionally used as background music on the hit TV series, “Mission: Impossible.”

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