Dueling Critics: Sondheim's 'Follies' at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater

October 14, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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The Stephen Sondheim classic 'Follies' is currently on stage at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

Take an old theater on the verge of demolition; add some former showgirls who, like the theater, have seen better days; roll out a score by Stephen Sondheim that pays homage to his favorite musical styles from the '30s, '40s and '50s; and it's a show! Follies is currently being performed at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Jonathan Abarbanel and Kelly Kleiman discussed the production with Eight Forty-Eight.

Follies is on stage at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater through Nov. 13. 

Music Button: Carol Burnett performing Stephen Sondheim's "I'm Still Here", from a tribute to Sondheim television broadcast