Wednesday 19 - Saturday 22 October 2022
7.30pm, 2.30pm Saturday Matinee
ALEXANDRA THEATRE, BOGNOR REGIS
Book by JAMES GOLDMAN
Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Produced Originally on Broadway by Harold Prince
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
By special arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh
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 naivete 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.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International