Show Credits: Book by James Goldman Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Description: 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.
Accolades/ Awards: The original Follies was nominated for an incredible 11 Tonys. It won seven including Music and Lyrics, Direction, Choreography and Leading Actress Alexis Smith. It also claimed the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award and won the Drama Desk Award. The 1