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SPOTLIGHT THEATRE
Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway Hit Musical

Follies

Follies is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Goldman. The story concerns a 1971 reunion in a crumbling Broadway theatre, scheduled for demolition, of the past performers of the “Weismann’s Follies,” a musical revue (based on the Ziegfeld Follies), 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.

It sets the stage for a parade of brilliant pastiche numbers, including “Losing My Mind,” “I’m Still Here,” and “Broadway Baby.”

Surreal, sophisticated, compelling, heart-wrenching and epic in scope, FOLLIES uses the musical theatre as a metaphor for the collapse of American innocence and naïveté in the post-Kennedy years.


CAST

Sally Durant PlummerStephanie Allen
Phyllis Rogers StoneErin Augis
Buddy PlummerPaul McGrath
Benjamin StoneJim DeBlasi
Young SallyCherokee Pantoja
Young PhyllisJaclyn Riehl
Young BuddyJohn Leonard
Young BenDavid Lowell
Carlotta CampionElaine Helmrich
Stella DeemsMargaret Favilla
Max DeemsJan Dyckman
Hattie WalkerSue Maise
Solange LaFitteMaureen Thaler
Emily WhitmanLillian Fannie Melchner
Theodore WhitmanTom Riehl
Heidi SchillerCathy Jewell
Young HeidiLauren Bimbo
Dimitri WeismannTom Berta
RoscoeMarty Posner
Dee Dee WestMaureen McElheron
Sandra CraneJoanie Varela
MargieVictoria Calamito
Young Dee DeeAranka Vitarius
Young SandraAusilia Grabowiecki
Young SolangeCheryl Wesley
Young StellaDebbie Mellone
Young EmilyMelody Hockley
Kevin/WaiterMichael Santosusso
Waiter/PhotographerDoug Bagnasco
DoormanAlan Calabrese
WaitressKathy Fitzgerald
EnsembleAlan Calabrese
Victoria Calamito
Nancy Carlson
Ausilia Grabowiecki
Kathy Fitzgerald
Melody Hockley
Debbie Mellone
Michael Santosusso
Aranka Vitarius
Cheryl Wesley
Doug Bagnasco

Spotlight Theatre Productions 2015
The North Castle Library, Whippoorwill Hall Theatre | 19 Whippoorwill Road East, Armonk, NY 10504
Box Office Phone: 845-526-3461
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