Follies (APAC)
Closed 2h 30m
Follies (APAC)
86

Follies (APAC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(58 Ratings)
Positive
98%
Mixed
0%
Negative
2%
Members say
Entertaining, Ambitious, Delightful, Absorbing, Great acting

About the Show

Astoria Performing Arts Center presents Stephen Sondheim's classic musical where, before their former theater is demolished, the former "Weismann Follies" showgirls reunite to say goodbye. 


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Show-Score Member Reviews (58)

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205 Reviews | 108 Followers
100
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you love Sondheim and want to experience a fantastic production of this classic musical. APAC creates great theater in their small space.

Don't see it if you don't mind missing a fabulous Sondheim production with classy sets, costumes, and especially classy actors, singing their hearts out.Go!

56 Reviews | 10 Followers
96
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You are a Sondheim fan, or have never seen this show - it's a fantastic rendition of it. And, love seeing a musical fully stages w/out mikes

Don't see it if If you are so narrow that you only like to see big splashy shows on Broadway. Or don't like musicals at all Read more

163 Reviews | 41 Followers
96
Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You want to see an excellent production of Follies- great choreography,-intelligent staging-passionate performances. A delight. Don't miss!

Don't see it if You don't want to shlep to Queens- but I encourage you to do so!!! Great performance and better than most to the crap on Broadway right now.

90 Reviews | 33 Followers
95
Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Resonant, Profound

See it if you love everything Sondheim as this modest production brings so much emotion and entertainment. Cast is superb. Beautiful direction.

Don't see it if you’re a snotty theater goer who only appreciates grandiose musicals. but seriously there are hidden gems beyond broadway. this is a diamond

66 Reviews | 14 Followers
94
Great singing, Great writing, Great staging, Beautiful, Masterful

See it if You love Sondheim, or even if you don't. This is a beautifully realized production of one of the great musicals in an intimate space.

Don't see it if You don't like going to Queens. Oh, just take the ferry! :-)

55 Reviews | 11 Followers
92
Delightful, Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if You love this show. An amazing job of bringing a gorgeous, complicated show to life. One of the most satisfying productions I've seen.

Don't see it if You don't know where Queens is.

235 Reviews | 232 Followers
91
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You enjoy Sondheim, splashy dance numbers, wonderful singing, and supporting off broadway! A delightful revival with quality actors!

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals or think Astoria is a shlep. (It’s not! see this show!)

88 Reviews | 26 Followers
90
Apac hits the ball out of the park with their exhilarating production ...

See it if u want to see Greg Horton(Buddy), Bruce Sabath(Benjamin),Marcie Henderson(Phyllis),Tina Stafford(Sally) and LaDonna Burns(Stella), all great

Don't see it if you don't want to be put on the waiting list (which you should ! ! ) : People met with success the night I was there. The run is sold out

Critic Reviews (5)

Theatre is Easy
May 6th, 2018

“Much of the success of this revival is due to the performers, who all make the effort to explore the full dimensions of their characters. And they're all super talented...Two of the standouts are Henderson's rendition of ‘The Story of Lucy and Jessie’ and Horton's Buddy's Blues’. They blew my socks off. One critique is the sound...This cast is doing such fantastic work, but we can't enjoy everything they bring to the table if we can't hear them...A terrific tribute to an earlier period in theatre history.”
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Show Showdown
May 7th, 2018

"I've already purchased my ticket to see it again...Bondarin is a smart director who eagerly serves the work, and this production is full of her smart decisions. The result is more excellent theatre than we the audience have any right to expect for a ticket price of $18!...The production values could be higher. Some performers aren't quite up to the task (though many others are quite good). But this 'Follies' sings, it dances, it feels...You'll rarely in your life get such value for your money."
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Queens Chronicle
May 10th, 2018

“A thought-provoking book by James Goldman and a monumental score by Stephen Sondheim...Bondarin has done a splendid job with the staging...and clearly delineating the changes in time...The show flows seamlessly...Higgins leads a partially visible six-piece band, which handles the complex score with aplomb...Thanks to the crystal-clear enunciation of the entire cast...not one brilliant syllable is lost.”
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"'Follies' transported me back in time as I enjoyed such Broadway standards as 'I'm Still Here' and 'Could I Leave Her?' The story concerns a reunion of Weismann's Follies in a crumbling Broadway theatre, scheduled for demolition. We wander through the memories of two couples and alternate between two casts playing the characters in different stages of life set thirty years apart. Although the original book's plot is thin, this production of 'Follies' is flawless. You are in for a treat."
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BOAST: Best of Astoria
May 8th, 2018

“The lead actors are all superb in their own right, but it is the choreography by Brians and direction by Bondarin that allows the entire cast to shine...APAC’s understated set allows you to hear, see and feel the cabaret numbers in their pure emotionality. Who among us has not experienced regrets about lost love, how life might have gone if another path had been chosen?...APAC has managed to take a master’s work and breathe fresh life into it.”
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