Auditions for FOLLIES at Live Arts

Monday, July 15 - 6:30 PM


  • Audition Dates: Sunday, July 14 and Monday, July 15
  • Sign up at volunteer@livearts.org
    • Sunday, July 14 6- 10 pm: Singing/Acting Auditions. (Sign up for a reserved slot.)
    • Monday, July 15 6:30-8 pm: Group Dance Auditions for all auditionees.**
      8:15-10 pm: Singing/Acting Auditions. (Sign up for a reserved slot.)
    • Callbacks, Thurs. July 18, 7-10 pm: (After auditions, those who are called back will be notified by the director.)
    • Audition Details Below
  • Rehearsals Begin: Sunday, August 4, with rehearsals Sundays through Thursdays

Description: It is 1971, and the iconic Weismann Theater, now a crumbling shell of its former glory, is about to be demolished. As a farewell tribute to the doomed building, Broadway impresario Dimitri Weismann arranges a reunion of the actors, singers, dancers, and personalities that made up his famous Follies during the years between the World Wars. In an atmosphere of bittersweet nostalgia, a wide variety of faded glamour girls — the famous Follies beauties of years gone by — laugh, reminisce, brag, boast, express regret, and perform the musical numbers which made them famous, trailed by the ghostly memories of their younger selves. With the endless variety of Stephen Sondheim’s score, a loving and brilliant pastiche of show music from the ‘20s, ‘30s, and ‘40s, and the time-travel trickery of James Goldman’s book, FOLLIES is a glamorous and fascinating peek into a bygone era, and a clear-eyed look at the transformation of relationships over time. This show features the wistful torch song “Losing My Mind,” the wry showstopper “I’m Still Here,” and, of course, “Broadway Baby,” that determined ode to making it in show business.

 

 



Location

123 East Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Event Type
Theatre / Dance

Organization

Live Arts

Date / Time

Monday, July 15, 2019
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Contact

Name:
Ray
Phone:
(434) 977-4177
Email:
marketing@livearts.org