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Ahmanson Theatre
at the Music Center 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 514 members
Review from CookiePuss
Red Velvet 96 events 35 reviews

Absolutely top-notch New York-caliber production chock full of talent. The sets, costumes, and lighting play an opulent co-starring role. The Ahmanson has brought New York to you - Go see it!

reviewed May 04 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from John P.
Red Velvet 37 events 12 reviews

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...continued

reviewed May 23 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from ArrDee
27 events 11 reviews

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...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“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.**


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