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The old Weismann Theater is scheduled for demolition. Several of its former Follies show girls and their husbands – mirrored by the glittering, hopeful ghosts of their younger selves – gather for a reunion amidst the backstage scaffolding. As they reminisce about their former glory, the follies and foibles of their lives begin to unfold creating drama within the drama. The pastiche numbers (throwback style) are intertwined with an ever-increasing tension between the four principals – Buddy, Sally, Ben and Phyllis – who ponder “what might have been?” Rarely performed and ahead of its time, Stephen Sondheim’s poignant and emotionally-charged 1971 opera noir uses the crumbling theater as a metaphor for grand dreams and aging relationships. Follies has garnered Drama Desk, Laurence Olivier, and Tony awards. It features some of his most popular music including Broadway Baby, Too Many Mornings, I’m Still Here, Losing My Mind, and Could I Leave You?