Two Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG
Original Broadway Version
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 naiveté 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, 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.
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Originally approached by legendary author/director George Abbott to pen the score for The Pajama Game, Frank Loesser turned it down, but recommended his two protégés Richard Adler and Jerry Ross for the job.