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Follies

Members say: Great acting, Enchanting, Great writing, Masterful, Exquisite
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All of life's might-have-beens take center stage as two couples rehash past times and favorite songs amid the crumbling magnificence of their old theater.

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When former members of the "Weismann's Follies" reunite on the eve of their theater's demolition, two couples remember their glorious past and face the harsher realities of the present. In the crumbling glamour of the theater, the shadows of their younger selves remind them of the complicated steps they've danced - both on the stage and throughout their lives.

 

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Reviews (44)

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80
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if you want a true spectacle. It's a big, bright musical with impressive staging, beautiful costumes, & wonderful acting.

Don't see it if you want a traditional plot. It has the shadows of a plot, but the main focus is on the characters & the passage of time.

99
Absorbing, Exquisite, Masterful, Great singing

See it if NTL (cinema): dark, raw, honest...life. Perfect Sondheim. Being to Broadway as is....V. Beaumont (LCT) would be perfect venue.

Don't see it if See it.

80
Absorbing, Intelligent, Resonant, Great staging, Great songs

See it if you love Sondheim. It's a gift to hear the songs in context. A touching play about life choices. Some grand spectacle, too.

Don't see it if you want perfect casting. BPeters was a disappointment. She couldn't sing the role and I found her acting stiff. Lots of other talent, tho.

Also I'm reviewing shows I saw before S-S. I was thrilled to see Follies (I... Read more Read less

94
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy a perfectly constructed musical executed well; oh and Sondheim

Don't see it if you want a light hearted musical without depth

Also Walking to my seat I had a feeling that something special was about to... Read more Read less

97
Exquisite, Intelligent, Must see, Great writing, Great singing

See it if you want to see a music about life and growing old and how complicated emotions can be.

Don't see it if You want a simple story or do not like musicals.

99
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great acting

See it if you want to see Broadway's finest in their finest hour

Don't see it if you dislike classic broadway or sondheim

94
Enchanting, Great acting, Romantic, Great music, Great singing

See it if you like-romantic musicals-great costume design-new renditions of Broadway standards-incredible ensemble casts-thought provoking musicals

Don't see it if you-don't like Sondheim-want a musical comedy-are looking for a modern avant-garde piece (this is classic/vaudevillian Broadway at its best)

85
Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Slow, Dated

See it if you worship Sondheim’s masterpiece

Don't see it if you need lots of jazz hands

85
Beautiful, Masterful, Nostalgic, Lush

See it if You are a sophisticated theatergoer who can appreciate a rich story of memories and roads not taken.

Don't see it if You want a young, sexy, flashy, fast-moving musical.

92
Exquisite, Masterful, Entertaining, Great writing, acting & staging

See it if you are a fan of Sondheim & enjoy heartfelt stories with wonderful musical numbers. The last Broadway revival cast was absolutely awesome.

Don't see it if you are looking for something light hearted or you are not a fan of Sondheim's work.

84
Ambitious, Great acting, Romantic, Dated, Entertaining

See it if You're a fan of the musical or love Sondheim generally.

Don't see it if You generally dislike Sondheim.

100
Exquisite, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Riveting

See it if you can find a production that lives up to the caliber of the 2011 Broadway revival. This show was exquisite.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of Sondheim. Follies contains some of his best work.

82
Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You love Sondheim and complex scores. A real beauty of a show. Phenomenal performances from Bernadette Peters and Danny Burstein.

Don't see it if Sondheim isn't your thing.

85
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if You love Sondheim; you like contemplative musical theater; you want to be challenged with your own fears.

Don't see it if You want light-and-fluffy entertainment; you aren't in the mood to think hard about your own life.

85
Enchanting, Great acting, Must see, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if Sondheim a his best. Wonderful music and talent. Real human emotions, motives and feelings in the way that only Sondheim can reveal them.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals.

85
Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Resonant, Great writing

See it if you're a fan of sondheim and thoughtful theatre

Don't see it if you prefer comedies or plays

90
Enchanting, Great acting, Confusing

See it if you always wondered where that Broadway Baby song came from.

Don't see it if you have a hard time following a slow-moving plot.

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if 1 of my favorite things I've seen in the last 10 years. Maxwell blew me away. The whole cast - brilliant. The show - amazing. Saw it 2x.

Don't see it if Kick yourself if you missed it.

93
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You worship Sondheim, enjoy great showcases for actresses young and old, and want to think and be entertained at the same time.

Don't see it if You just want to laugh the night away.

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you want to see an amazing, mature ensemble sing and act a masterful work of art. Also, if you love Sondheim.

Don't see it if you want a light piece of fluff.

72
Ambitious, Masterful, Slow, Classic, Great music

See it if you've never seen another staging of this classic show.

Don't see it if you're not familiar with the show or Sondheim, or if you're looking for something exciting (Follies can be a little dull).

52
Great writing

See it if you're a Sondheim fan, you like the music.

Don't see it if you're going for the story. Just give the girl some anti-depressants and get on with it.

77
Enchanting, Great acting, Slow

See it if you want a thoughtful musical.

Don't see it if you are jet-lagged and easily lulled to sleep.

70
Original, Delightful, Slow, Dated, Great singing

See it if You love the music and the story like I do and if you have an open mind to every aspect shown on stage.

Don't see it if You get confused easily. The second act was also a bit slow, a friend of mine fell asleep during it.

87
Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Slow, Great staging

See it if you want to see a great musical with a unique story, amazing music, and amazing performances.

Don't see it if you don't like long musicals.