FOLLIES--Short North Stage's premiere production. For lovers of great musicals.Featuring an unforgettable score by Stephen Sondheim.
Hats off, Here They Come...Those Beautiful Girls! What better way to initiate the new Short North Stage and its residence at Columbus's historic Garden Theater than a concert version of the magnificent musical, Follies. We at Short North Stage have dedicated ourselves to bringing first-rate professional musical theater to Columbus's Short North, the city's arts and entertainment hub. Follies tells the story of a group of former showgirls who gather for a last reunion in the once-grand Broadway palace where they had performed as Follies girls. That theater, now dilapidated, is about to be torn down. As they return, we learn about the ghosts of the past who still inhabit the theater as well as the lives of the erstwhile performers.
We chose Follies in part for its music and in part because our own new home, the Garden Theater, began life as a vaudeville house and is itself in a state of dilapidation. We are about to start renovations, but before we do, we want to breathe in one more time, like the former Follies girls, the atmosphere of the Garden in the 1920s and 30s. Follies also lets us showcase some of the extraordinary musical theater talent in Columbus and nearby cities. It's a pledge to our community of the quality and dedication it can expect from us.
Follies is a huge undertaking for a fledgling company. A cast of more than twenty professional actors with a live orchestra means we need support to make this first production everything we want it to be. Sponsorships, grants, and ticket sales won't cover all our costs, so we call on those who want to see ambitious musical theater in the heart of Ohio, who want to support artists who are passionate about their work, or want to help get the Garden back in the business of fabulous entertainment, to consider donating. It doesn't matter how much. Even $1. By doing so, you cast a vote that live theater and live performance matter. It will inspire us to work ever harder to create great art.
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