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203 Star Starred
Glendale Centre Theatre
between W Lexington and W California 324 N. Orange St. Glendale, CA 91203
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"The Will Rogers Follies"
20 ratings
4.3 average rating
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249 events
72 reviews
34 stars
attended Jun 26 2010

Despite good performance by the two leads, this show is a clunker. Recorded music, some recorded chorus vocals. Typical community theater overacting from the supporting roles. They tried to replicate the grand follies choreography, with lots of...continued

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133 reviews
-438 stars
attended Jun 11 2010

This production wasn't up to the high standards of GCT. The effort was there, certainly from the lead played by Danny Michaels and the lovely voice of his wife, played by Victoria Strong. But overall, the voices were average and the songs bland....continued

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76 events
49 reviews
6 stars
attended May 29 2010

I saw the original production at the Palace Theatre in NYC back in 1991 so I was pleased to see this current run. I did not have great expectations based on the great production I saw with Keith Carradine as Rogers, Dee Hoty as Betty Blake. Wow,...continued

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Will Rogers is famous for saying “I never met a man I didn’t like,” and anyone who has ever seen or performed in Will Rogers Follies will agree that there has never been a man-or woman-who did not like it.

Subtitled “A Life In Revue,” Will Rogers Follies stands out among musicals because of the magic of its protagonist. Rare is the man who transcends decades and rises to the level of legend. Will Rogers does this not only because of his accomplishments, but because of his philosophy, which espouses respect and confidence in the goodness of his fellowman.

Will Rogers was a unique American who, though he died almost sixty years ago, remains a beloved figure remembered for his humor, his wisdom, and his just plain common sense. At the heart of his populist philosophy was his most famous statement: “I never met a man I didn’t like.” Rogers became the biggest, most popular, and highest paid star of every existing medium of his time—stage, screen, radio, newspapers, and public appearances. In fact, it is no exaggeration to say that he was the greatest star this country has ever produced.