Sondheim's Follies: Tony-Winning Broadway Hit at the AhmansonAhmanson Theatre, at the Music Center (135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012)
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The last date listed for Follies was Saturday June 9, 2012 / 2:00pm.
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The final musical collaboration by the legendary theater team of John Kander and Fred Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret and Kiss of the Spider Woman) comes to Los Angeles for a run at the Ahmanson Theatre. This surprising and inspiring story is based on the Scottsboro case from the '30s concerning nine young African-American men who were unjustly accused of a shocking crime and whose story would eventually contribute to the Civil Rights Movement. The Scottsboro Boys is told through a mix of innovative staging and piercing songs, and garnered 12 Tony Award nominations. This production is directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (The Producers). Learn More
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Featured review from John P.
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We're Sondheim fans, but this is not his best. Some numbers were terrific, others pretty much of a bust because we couldn't understand the lyrics. Even as to the dialogue, there were many apparent jokes or zinger exit lines that we didn't get because they weren't spoken clearly enough.
Our Goldstar seats were fine, 5th row Mezzanine, so that was not the problem. Overall, I felt let down.
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Wonderful show. Great venue. Seats assigned in the mezzanine were perfect. We like a to see shows from the view a bit higher than the main floor so we can better see the staging.
The people in front of us were from Portland and thought the stage was their TV set and their seats were in their living room. As a result they had no problem in commenting on the show as it moved along. Parking a problem. The Pavillion had the opera. The Taper had on opening night and the underground parking was full.
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- “Blissful ... bejeweled ... ingenious ... Follies appears to be the heavy favorite to win the Tony for best revival this year. If you head to the Ahmanson, you’ll understand why.” --Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times
- "A magnificent cast. Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece ... now works on all four cylinders, Victoria Clark being joined by the deservedly Tony-nominated Jan Maxwell, Ron Raines and Danny Burstein." --Variety
- "A pitch-perfect production ... a unique opportunity for Angelenos to see some of the most talented women of the Great White Way." --Entertainment Weekly
“We are tremendously proud to bring Follies to the Ahmanson,” said Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director. “It is a coup for Center Theatre Group to get it and a gift for Los Angeles audiences to receive it.”
With an extraordinarily 28-piece orchestra, Follies features one of the largest casts (forty-one) ever to appear on the Ahmanson stage. Follies stars four-time Tony Award nominee Jan Maxwell as Phyllis Rogers Stone, Tony Award winner Victoria Clark as Sally Durant Plummer, two-time Tony Award nominee Danny Burstein as Buddy Plummer, three-time Emmy Award nominee Ron Raines as Benjamin Stone and Olivier Award winner Elaine Paige as Carlotta Campion. Maxwell, Burstein, Raines and Paige are all returning to the roles they originated on Broadway.
Also returning to their roles are Christian Delcroix as Young Buddy, Colleen Fitzpatrick as Dee Dee West, Lora Lee Gayer as Young Sally, Michael Hayes as Roscoe, Leah Horowitz as Young Heidi, Tony Award nominee Jayne Houdyshell as Hattie Walker, Florence Lacey as Sandra Crane, Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Peil as Solange LaFitte, David Sabin as Dimitri Weismann, Kirsten Scott as Young Phyllis, Frederick Strother as Max Deems, Nick Verina as Young Ben, Tony Award nominee Susan Watson as Emily Whitman, and Terri White as Stella Deems. They are joined by Grammy Award winner Carol Neblett as Heidi Schiller and Tony Award winner Sammy Williams as Theodore Whitman, plus a 20-member song and dance ensemble.
Containing such well-known songs as “Broadway Baby,” “I’m Still Here,” “Too Many Mornings,” “Could I Leave You?” and “Losing My Mind,” Follies echoes the songs, exuberance and romance of the vaudeville days between the two World Wars.