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Follies (APAC)

From 58 member  reviews
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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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. 


Member Reviews (58)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Ambitious, Delightful, Absorbing, Great acting
86
Avg Score

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Resonant

See it if you love Sondheim Musical and you’re over 40 years old.

Don't see it if you are looking for edgy pop rock musicals.

100
Must see, Ambitious, Profound, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you like the greatest story telling through the best acting, singing, dancing and wide range talents!

Don't see it if you are not artistic enough to appreciate the greatest

During previews
70
Entertaining, Funny, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if If you’re a fan of Sondheim and you’re in Astoria enjoy.

Don't see it if If you’re not in Astoria.

During previews
99
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Must see, Great writing

See it if You like amazing acting, wonderful storyline , great cast, beautiful period costumes, wonderful music of Sondheim, abdolute bliss for 2.5 hr

Don't see it if You do no want to go to outer borough, small theather, sondheim music.

Also Omg what an amazing musical. The only reason I gave 99 is because it t... Read more Read less

During previews
79
Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant, Dated

See it if Set in the 1970s yet the problems are still relevant to today’s audience. The dancing & musical numbers were very entertaining. Well casted

Don't see it if You find stories about mature relationships boring. There are moments where it gets slow but quickly picks ups.

During previews
83
Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting

See it if You like Sondheim & want to see a solid musical theater production. Tip top set, lighting and choreography. Glimmering stars in the cast.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or Sondheim. Don't like shows about relationships.

During previews
84
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like Sondheim. If you like seeing great performers, especially those "of a certain age". If you like smart, thought provoking musicals

Don't see it if you DON'T love Sondheim. If you can't use a little imagination to fill in the visual gaps of grandeur.

During previews
75
Entertaining, Clever, Disappointing, Overrated, Dated

See it if You are a fan of the musical. The show is well designed and staged. And Sondheim is always great with lyrics and music.

Don't see it if This isn’t your favorite Sondheim show. It definitely feels the most dated, especially how it portrays gender and relationships.

Also Also, plan ahead. This theater is VERY difficult to get to/find. And t... Read more Read less


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 so...
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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 c...
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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 w...
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May 31st, 2018
"'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 betwee...
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