The Follies Affair

Saturday, October 5 - 5:00 PM


New season, new Affair! Join Live Arts on Saturday, October 5, 2019, as we kick off our 29th season with an exclusive performance of FOLLIES. This black-tie optional event is limited to 150 guests and includes cocktails, seated dinner, and live music. Our guests will see a full performance of our season opener—Stephen Sondheim’s FOLLIES! Afterward, we’ll toast the new season with bubbly and sweets with the cast and crew.


Show Info:

Woodard Properties presents


Sponsored by Alexander Nicholson


  • Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
  • Book by James Goldman
  • Directed by Robert Chapel
  • Music Direction by Greg Harris
  • Choreography by Perry Medlin

It’s 1971 and Sally, Ben, Phyllis, and Buddy have returned for a reunion of the Weismann’s Follies in the crumbling theater where long ago the women were showgirls who entertained audiences with a chorus of song, a stampede of dance, and a dash of vaudeville.

Now, their beloved theater is being converted to a parking garage. Time shifts, and the mind plays tricks. Second-guessing may lead to second chances. As memories coalesce and their old show comes to life one more time, the ghosts of who they had been confront the phantoms they will be. In FOLLIES—by musical theater legend Stephen Sondheim and author James Goldman—friends become lovers, lovers become friends, and life, like the show, must go on!


Winner of 7 Tony Awards, including Best Original Score
“A Perfect Show!” —The Telegraph
“The score is so rich that no sooner has a certain number registered as a favorite, another comes along to supersede it.” —The New York Times


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


Live Arts

Date / Time

Saturday, October 5, 2019
5:00 PM - 11:59 PM


(434) 977-4177
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