Former Follies performers (L-R) Hattie Walker (Lucinda Hitchcock Cone*), Phyllis Rogers Stone (Maureen McVerry*), Emily Whitman (Eiko Yamamoto), and Solange LaFitte (Jill Slyter) reminisce during ‘Beautiful Girls,’ accompanied accompanied by ghosts of Follies past (back row, L-R: Catrina Manahan, Ann Warque, and Emily Corbo). Theodore Whitman (Rene Collins) makes his way up the stairs.

Bay Area Critics Praise “Follies”

“Follies,” the James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim musical that opened July 20 has been getting good solid reviews from Bay Area critics.

Lily Janiak, writes in the San Francisco Chronicle’s “Datebook,” that the musical about aging former Follies dancers gathering for their ‘first and last reunion,’ seems tailor-made for this late-pandemic era, when we’re all still climbing out of a gaping hole in our lives, taking stock of its scope, and blundering our way through trying to mend it.”

Tickets ($30 – $100) are now available. 

For tickets or more information, the public may contact the San Francisco Playhouse box office at 415-677-9596, or online at