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Sondheim's "FOLLIES" Includes Expanded 30 pc JOI Jazz Orchestra in Historic Full Production Musical!



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THE BIGGEST LIVE THEATER EVENT IN LAS VEGAS THIS YEAR

WITH OVER 75 AMAZING PERFORMERS AND MUSICIANS ON STAGE


Don’t Miss Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s

Tony Award® winning Broadway musical

FOLLIES

SIX DAZZLING PERFORMANCES ONLY

April 11-14, 2024

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Thursday, April 11 - 6:30 PM - BLACK TIE OPENING NIGHT

Friday, April 12 - 6:30 PM

Saturday, April 13 - 2 PM and 7:30 PM

Sunday, April 14 - 1 PM and 5:30 PM

 

“A huge and impressive cast, even by Vegas standards”

Debbie Hall of BroadwayWorld.com

 

With a mammoth cast and crew of almost 90 talented professionals, FOLLIES includes a mind-blowing collection of 45 incredible performers, a dozen legendary Las Vegas Showgirls, a 30-piece live orchestra and many of Las Vegas’ - and the country’s - best singers, dancers, and performers.

 

Featuring the Remarkable JOI Jazz Orchestra with Strings

Musical Director, Dave Loeb

 

 THE PLOT:

FOLLIES, which features one of Stephen Sondheim’s most brilliant scores, tells the story of a famous impresario – (i.e., Florenz Ziegfeld, or in Las Vegas, Donn Arden or Jerry Jackson) who holds one last reunion of the casts of his annual FOLLIES productions before the theatre bearing his name is to be torn down to make room for a parking garage.

 

On the stage of the old theatre, the performers gather for one more look back at their glory days, the grand music, lavish spectacles, the baggy pants comedians and beautiful showgirls. The theatre is also haunted by ghosts of the past who reappear to watch as these past FOLLIES performers bring the theatre to life again – even if just for this one last night.

 

FOLLIES brings back the glory days of an earlier time through a cornucopia of thrilling music - including classics such as “I’m Still Here,” “Broadway Baby,” “Losing My Mind,” and “Beautiful Girls”, dazzling costumes and electrifying performances.

 

 

Starring*:

Las Vegas’ "First Lady of Jazz” Michelle Johnson

Les Miserables legend Randal Keith

Smith Center favorite Christine Shebeck

Theatre and Cabaret Sensation Sam Holder

 

Featuring Special Appearances by:

Tony Award Nominee and Original Annie Andrea McArdle

Tonight Show Icon Pete Barbutti

Grammy Nominee Clint Holmes

Grammy Winner and First “Pip” Merald “Bubba” Knight

Renowned Opera Sensation Frederica von Stade

Television and Film Star Antonio Fargas

Broadway and Theatre Legend Ted Chapin

Singer/Performer/Comedianne Kelly Clinton-Holmes

Broadway and Cabaret Headliners Nicolas King & Seth Sikes

The Incomparable Skye Dee Miles

And an Introduction by the Legendary Rich Little

 

With Even More Amazing Performers:

Patrick Hogan

Kate Kinhan

Jenny Malcomb

Michelle Marshall

Don Mirault

Tim Molyneux

Madison Morseburg

Katy Monroe

Cynthia Nesbit

Steph Payne

Denise Rose

Gabriella Versace

Linda Woodson

 

Plus, Bringing Back to the Stage a Dozen Legendary Las Vegas Showgirls:

Anna Bailey

Lou Anne Chessik

Cindy Doumani

Marla Gomes

Suzanne Jipson

Sheri Mirault

Terry Ritter

Joni Sailon

Ramona Shaw

Lauri S. Thompson

Teri Thorndike

Diane Michelle Varney

 

And Spotlighting a Cavalcade of the City’s Finest Dancers:

Brooke Brown

Alejandro Domingo

Rebecca O’Hara

Jennifer Jordan

John Marr

Eric Michael Morgan

Alyssa Sims

Avree Walker

 

FOLLIES is produced in partnership with JOI Jazz Orchestra, UNLV College of Fine Arts,The Showgirl Legacy Foundation and The Liberace Mansion

 

Historical Advisor: The Neon Museum

 

Direction by David James Robinson

Musical Direction by Dave Loeb

Featuring the JOI Jazz Orchestra with Strings

Choreography by Sarah LeClear

Production Manager Allen Bracken

Costume Design and Coordination by Lou Anne Chessik & Brandy Erickson

Lighting Design by Catherine M. Pratt

Company Manager Tim Molyneux

Sound Design by Sean Stephenson

Stage Managers Sam Thompson, Sheri Zanger & Rebecca Jacobsen

Producers Tom Michel, David James Robinson, Sean Stephenson

Associate Producer Tim Molyneux

Documentarian Diane Taylor

Photographic Documentarian Isabel Castro Melendez

Additional Photography by Virginia Trudeau

Legal Representation Courtesy of Lauri S. Thompson, Greenberg Traurig LLP

 

This production is dedicated to the memory of Las Vegas music legend Bill Fayne.

 

FOLLIES is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  mtishows.com

 

*Cast subject to change.

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