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    Random Society 3 presents...

    Follies
    By Stephen Sondheim, James Goldman

    20:30, Thu 5th September 2019 - Mon 9th September 2019 at London Palladium
    23:00, Thu 12th September 2019 - Mon 16th September 2019 at London Palladium
    13:45, Thu 19th September 2019 - Mon 23rd September 2019 at London Palladium
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    Follies is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Goldman. The story concerns a reunion in a crumbling Broadway theatre, scheduled for demolition, of the past performers of the "Weismann's Follies," a musical revue, that played in that theatre between the World Wars. It focuses on two couples, Buddy and Sally Durant Plummer and Benjamin and Phyllis Rogers Stone, who are attending the reunion. Sally and Phyllis were showgirls in the Follies. Both couples are deeply unhappy with their marriages. Buddy, a traveling salesman, is having an affair with a girl on the road; Sally is still as much in love with Ben as she was years ago; and Ben is so self-absorbed that Phyllis feels emotionally abandoned. Several of the former showgirls perform their old numbers, sometimes accompanied by the ghosts of their former selves.
    The Broadway production opened on April 4, 1971, directed by Harold Prince and Michael Bennett, and with choreography by Bennett. The musical was nominated for eleven Tony Awards and won seven. The original production, which ultimately lost its entire investment, ran for 522 performances. The piece has enjoyed a number of major revivals, and several of its songs have become standards, including "Broadway Baby", "I'm Still Here", "Too Many Mornings", "Could I Leave You?", and "Losing My Mind".

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    Auditions are being held at the times below – more details

    • Thu 18th Apr, 17:30–20:30, Random Location 43

    We are looking for: Producer – more details

    Cast

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    Phyllis Rogers Stone -
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