Xaque Gruber: Follies at the Ahmanson Is Musical Theatre at Its Finest
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Los Angeles, you are in for a treat. Follies, the 1971 landmark musical that collected seven Tony Awards, takes Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre by storm -- direct from Broadway, and bigger and better than ever.
James Goldman's haunting book chronicles a bittersweet reunion of aging showgirls as they make a final pilgrimage to the grand theatre that once gave them wings, now decaying and set for the wrecking ball.
Stunning new life is breathed into Stephen Sondheim's magnificent songs ("Losing My Mind," "Broadway Baby," "I'm Still Here Among Them") thanks to a 28 piece orchestra, and an armada of talent that needs to be seen to be believed including Elaine Paige, Jan Maxwell, Victoria Clark, Ron Raines, Danny Burstein, Mary Beth Peil, Jayne Houdyshell, Susan Watson, Sammy Williams, and Terri White.
I had the exclusive pleasure of chatting with Terri White who plays 1933's Follies girl, Stella Deems, the show's sole African-American female character.
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