October 4

November 13, 2011

in CST's Courtyard Theater

book by James Goldman
music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
directed by Gary Griffin

Highly Recommended! Dazzles at every turn...the show to see

Chicago Sun-Times


The Play

Follies soars in Associate Artistic Director Gary Griffin's exhilarating new production, featuring a company of over 40 actors and musicians. The dynamic setting of CST's intimate Courtyard Theater brings audience members closer than ever into the legendary "Weismann Follies" company—whose reunion uncovers ghostly illusions from the past amidst the startling realities of the present. The Broadway premiere garnered seven Tony Awards, including Best Score, and engendered the classic standards "I'm Still Here," "Losing My Mind" and "Broadway Baby."



Video: Follies Preview


Video: Behind-the-Scenes Video: Choreographing Follies


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Playgoer's Guide

Plot synopsis, historical inspiration and Sondheim's perspective.
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Director's Note

Director Gary Griffin on staging his fifth Sondheim production at CST.
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Open Door Programs

Pre-amble lectures presented by scholars, talk back discussions with the cast and more.
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The Players

Creative Team

Gary Griffin Director/CST Associate Artistic Director

Stephen Sondheim Music and Lyrics

James Goldman Book

Brad Haak Music Director

Alex Sanchez Choregrapher

Kevin Depinet Scenic Designer

Virgil C. Johnson Costume Designer

Christine Binder Lighting Designer

Joshua Horvath  Sound Designer

Ray Nardelli Sound Designer

Melissa Veal Wig and Make-up Designer

David Siegel Orchestral Reductions


Adrian Aguilar Young Ben

Devin Archer Ensemble

Brent Barrett Benjamin Stone

Marilynn Bogetich Hattie Walker

Rachel Cantor Young Phyllis

Julius C. Carter Ensemble

Bill Chamberlain Roscoe

L.R. Davidson Young Sally

Jen Donohoo Ghost Showgirl

David Elliott Max Deems

Jenny Guse Ensemble

Rhett Guter Kevin

Dennis Kelly Theodore Whitman

Andrew Keltz Young Buddy

Amanda Kroiss Young Solange

Nate Lewellyn Ensemble

Susan Moniz Sally Durant Plummer

Christina Myers Young Stella

Mike Nussbaum Dimitri Weismann

Caroline O'Connor Phyllis Rogers Stone

Robert Petkoff Buddy Plummer

Hollis Resnik Carlotta Campion

Ami Silvestre Emily Whitman

Kari Sorenson Young Heidi

Linda Stephens Heidi Schiller

Amanda Tanguay Young Carlotta/Margie

Kathy Taylor Solange LaFitte

Nancy Voigts Stella Deems

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