Wednesday, 16 July 2008
Follies, July 16, 2008 ****
Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Goldman, The Production Company
State Theatre, July 16 to 20, 2008
Reviewer: Kate Herbert on July 16, 2008
This concert production of Sondheim’s Follies stars some big guns of musical theatre giving memorable performances.
Follies depicts a reunion of ex-showgirls 30 years after the close of the Follies. Judi Connelli almost steals the show with I’m Still Here.
Anne Wood shines as the jaded Phyllis and Debra Byrne, as her anxious former pal, Sally, delivers with passion the beautiful and melancholy tune, Losing My Mind.