Follies – In Concert

2000.1 - Follies In ConcertFrankston Cultural Centre : May 2000


Brief Synopsis:

A true theatrical event, this legendary masterpiece is considered by many to be the greatest musical ever created. Surreal, sophisticated, compelling, heart wrenching and epic in scope, Follies by musical theatre legend Stephen Sondheim and author James Goldman, uses the musical theatre as a metaphor for the collapse of American innocence and naivet in the post-Kennedy years. In Follies the time is 1971, and theatrical impresario Dimitri Weissmann hosts a reunion of ex-Follies performers in his crumbling theatre, setting the stage for a parade of brilliant pastiche numbers, including “Losing My Mind,” “I’m Still Here,” and “Broadway Baby.” Amid the reminiscing, two middle-aged couples confront some unpleasant truths about their past and present, and come face to face with the future. Follies is a true showcase for powerful dramatic actors with plenty of opportunities for seasoned, older performers. Spectacular and grand in scale, Follies has also proven ideal for concert presentation and features many of Stephen Sondheim’s best-known songs.








Production Team Director Geoff Harrison
  Musical Director Bev Woodford
  Choreographer Robin Collins
  Production Co-ordinator Brett Wingfield
  Stage Manager Stephanie Langman
Design Team Costume Design Brett Wingfield
  Design Scott Hili
  Lighting Director Martin Karklins
Cast Dimittri Weismann Bruce McBrien
  Phyllis Rogers Stone Sue Allen
  Benjamin Stone David Outtrim
  Roscoe Bill McNeilly
  Sally Durrant Plummer Shirley Bowen
  Buddy Plummer Stephan Bowen
  Stella Deems Dorothy Parker
  Carlotta Campion Kathie Wilson
  Young Buddy David Griffiths
  Young Ben Jason Muir
  Young Sally Nicole Smith
  Young Phyllis Briony Croft
  Emily Whitman Pam McNeilly
  Theodore Whitman Bill McLorinan
  Solange Lafitte Elizabeth Garnsworthy
  Hattie Walker Judith McLorinan
  Heidi Schiller Sue Kawecki
  Meredith Lane Joan Crossland
  Young Heidi Jo-Anne Hillaird
  Margie Amber Rimmer
  Sally Courtney Smyth
  Cavaliers Paul Cooper
  Luke Dawson
  Damien Stevens
  Dancers Amy Anselmi
  Emma Clancy
  Simone Couper
  Sue-Allen Lakasas
  Amelia Macleod
  Amber Rimmer
  Courtney Smyth
  Katie Voigt
  Marni Watson
  Ensemble Debra Byrne
  David Copeland
  Marie Couper
  Paul Couper
  Jessica Crea
  Luke Dawson
  Jane Elvy
  Brandi Galpin
  Monica Dalstead
  Susan Merton
  Lorraine Pearson
  Angela Phillips
  Max Reid
  Robyn Rumbelow
  Courtney Smyth
  Damien Stevens
  Elspeth Vines
  Sarah Watson
Team Props Elaine Hillier
  Linda Beadle
  Kerry Grigg
  Make Up/Hair Judi McCormack
  Jodi Langdon
  Set Co-ordinator Alberto Salvato
  Set Dressing Scott Hili
  Alberto Salvato
  Set Construction Stephan Bowen
  Bill McGowan
  Alberto Salvato
  Cameron Sweatman
  Rehearsal Pianist Charles Rinaudo
  Lighting Assistants Ron Gavin
  John McCormack
  Mike Smith
  Scott Winrow
  Sound Alan Green
  Video Systems Rick Merrin
  Backstage Crew John Langman
  Wayne walker
  Company Tickets Sue Dyer
  Poster/Flyer Michael Fletcher
  Program Design Michael Fletcher
  Program Assistant Brett Wingfield
  Photography Louisa McLorinan
  Front of House John Rumbelow
  Audition Secretary Robyn Rumbelow
  Sponsorship Geoff Harrison
  Publicity/Promotions Norma Evans
  Brett Wingfield
Orchestra Conductor Bev Woodford
  Reeds Ruth Hall
  Andrew Corbel
  Andrew Mathers
  Michael Powell
  Vivienne Tate
  Trumpets John Lucas
  Nathan Post
  John Patti
  Trombones Don Jordan
  Tracey Videon
  Lucas Clayton
  French Horn Stuart Gunn
  Louise Brown
  Violins Margaret Boyle
  Marcello Peterson
  Anne Beruldsen
  Margaret Conyers
  Viola Heather Birrell
  Cello Cassie Wallis
  Double Bass Jeremy Hall
  Piano Charles Rinaudo
  Keyboard Sue Fletcher
  Harp Felicity Owens
  Guitar David Bell
  Percussion Bryn Bowen
Venue Frankston Cultural Centre