FOLLIES GALLERY
FOLLIES PROGRAM

WHO’S THAT WOMAN?

Book by JAMES GOLDMAN
Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Directed originally on Broadway by Harold Prince

THE LONG AWAITED LEGENDARY MUSICAL STARRING

JOHN DIEDRICH, ANNE WOOD, PHILIP GOULD, DEBRA BYRNE, MONIQUE BRYNNEL, KENNETH COLLINS, JUDI CONNELLI, NANCYE HAYES, MELISSA LANGTON, PATTI NEWTON, JUDITH ROBERTS AND BUD TINGWELL

To launch our 10th anniversary season is the great musical Follies.

It takes place on the stage of an about-to-be-demolished theatre in 1971. Impresario, Dimitri Weismann is hosting a reunion party for the Weismann Girls who descended his theatre’s staircase in opulence and style in the Follies revues from 1918 to 1941.

This joyously nostalgic party gives each of the guests a chance to step into the limelight and briefly revisit their magical past, On stage for this night of nights will be stars of Australian musical theatre.

Glamorous dance sequences evoke an era of dazzling chorus girls and memorable melodies. These showbiz sequences are the deceptively bright wrapping paper for James Goldman’s dark book in which the former stars, feeling a sense of regret, reflect on times when life was more settled and more optimistic.

Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning score includes the unforgettable songs Beautiful Girls, Waiting for The Girls Upstairs, Broadway Baby, Too Many Mornings, Could I Leave You?, and Losing My Mind.

6 PERFORMANCES • 16 – 20 July, 2008

Director
Roger Hodgman
Costume Designer
Victoria Rowell
Sound Design
Peter Grubb, Shelly Lee & Mark Benson
for System Sound
Musical Director/Conductor
Guy Simpson
Set Designer
Richard Jeziorny
Orchestra Victoria
Ellen Mentiplay, Leader
Choreographer
Dana Jolly
Lighting Designer
Paul Jackson

CAST

Anne Wood
Anne WoodPhyllis Rogers Stone
John Diedrich
John DiedrichBenjamin Stone
Debra Byrne
Debra ByrneSally Durant Plummer
Philip Gould
Philip GouldBuddy Plummer
Monique Brynnel
Monique BrynnelSolange Lafitte
Kenneth Collins
Kenneth CollinsRoscoe
Judi Connelli
Judi ConnelliCarlotta Campion
Margaret Haggart
Margaret HaggartHeidi Schiller
Nancye Hayes
Nancye HayesHattie Walker
Laine Lamont
Laine LamontDeedee West
Melissa Langton
Melissa LangtonStella Deems
Patti Newton
Patti NewtonEmily Whitman
Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell
Charles ‘Bud’ TingwellDimitri Weisman
Jack Webster
Jack WebsterTheodore Whitman

PHOTO GALLERY

PHOTOGRAPHY BY GAVIN D ANDREWS

At performances following the opening night the role of Dimitri Weissman was performed by Grant Smith and

the role of Solange La Fitte was performed by Joanna Fripp