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