Sondheim’s grand and rare ‘Follies’ arrives at S.F. Playhouse after earlier postponement.
Book by James Goldman
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Bill English
Music Direction by Dave Dobrusky
Choreography by Nicole Helfer
“ONE OF THE GREATEST MUSICALS EVER WRITTEN.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES
It’s 1971, and theatrical impresario Dimitri Weismann is hosting a reunion of former Follies performers in his crumbling theatre, about to be demolished to make room for a parking lot.
The artists gather for one last time, reminiscing about the past and contemplating their future, before the theater dims its lights for good.
Surreal, sophisticated, compelling, heart wrenching and epic in scope, this legendary masterpiece uses the musical theatre as a metaphor for the collapse of American innocence and naiveté.