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.
In one evening, memory and time intermingle as two couples confront the truth about their past and their present in order to face the future. Featuring some of Sondheim's most well-known songs, including "Losing My Mind," "I'm Still Here," and "Broadway Baby," 'Follies' juxtaposes innocence with sophistication, harsh reality with surrealism, and the dreams of what will be with the regrets of what was.
See it if you're ok w/a barebones off-off-Broadway prod'n. Some strong performances, but not all. Poignant exam of life's disappointments & mistakes.
Don't see it if you demand polished works. Script is imperfect, but many good songs. Big cast. As I get older, I like Follies more, but it makes me sad.
See it if A superb production with solid performances and staging. Really enjoyed it. Well staged! Fun! Surprised at how good it was.
Don't see it if You don’t like Sondheim shows or refuse to leave Manhattan to see a show. (But you should! It’s a delight!)
See it if Energetic and eager performers with heart. Ambitious production given the budget.
Don't see it if Everything must be perfect. It’s community theater, so they work within their constraints.
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See it if you find Follies such a rich show. No matter how many times I see it, I'm always entertained. The score, the dancing!
Don't see it if you need a big production with a big orchestra. Only five musicians, but they sounded fine to me.
See it if Enjoy a great production by a small organization that always does great work. Great use of a small space & excellent cast and choreography.
Don't see it if Book of the show is not for everyone as not much happens. If you're looking for a big glossy show then APAC is not for you.
See it if You like Follies and want to see a very good off-off-Broadway production of it
Don't see it if Well, in short, APAC does a great job with a show that is just plain boring.
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!)
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!
See it if you want to see a brilliant show, dazzling staged with distinctive performers.
Don't see it if you expect the same level as the iconic productions on Broadway
See it if you enjoy excellent leads with a fine ensemble, directed and staged superbly - all of the elements come together in a rather ho-hum story.
Don't see it if you do not like Sondheim, you don't like Off-Off Broadway theater even at its best, you desire more contemporary themes.
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.
See it if you love Sondheim and want a fun musical with an incredible ensemble cast
Don't see it if you dont like musicals, Sondheim, or smaller intimate theatres
See it if You can never get enough of Sondheim’s masterpiece. A miraculous production- beautifully cast and staged.
Don't see it if You prefer frivolous light-hearted musical theatre. Plenty of Spongebob and Buffet around in that case.
See it if You love Follies. This is a perfectly respectful production. It has a Community Theatre feel to it,but a lot of heart -sincere performances
Don't see it if Don't understand the history behind what the Follies were. You don't want to maneuver the trains and have a long, long walk to the theatre
See it if you want to see a musical that intelligently and humorously explores topics such as: regret, love, aging, and marriage.
Don't see it if you need all cast members to be polished w/strong voices. There were some great performances but some of the minor roles were weaker,
See it if Ambitious production of a great musical. The director has done an excellent job with the large cast and the show is engaging and moving.
Don't see it if You want a polished Broadway-like production. The performances are uneven (one lead was fairly weak), and the stage can get pretty crowded.
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
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! :-)
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
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.
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