Follies in Concert

Frankston Arts Centre

May 2000

It is 1971, and the iconic Weismann Theatre, now a crumbling shell of its former glory, is about to be demolished to provide precious New York City parking space. Broadway impresario Dimitri Weismann arranges a reunion of the actors, singers, dancers, and personalities who peopled his famous Follies in the years between the World Wars, as a farewell tribute to the doomed building. In a shabby yet sparkling atmosphere of bittersweet nostalgia, a wide variety of faded glamour girls — the famous Follies beauties of years gone by — laugh, reminisce, brag, boast, express regret, and perform the musical numbers which made them famous, trailed by the ghostly memories of their younger selves. Against this volatile atmosphere of drunken remembrances, a decades-old love quadrangle receives a revival when Follies dancers Sally and Phyllis, and their respective husbands, Buddy and Ben — who used to hang around backstage, waiting for their girls — meet again. During one night of romance and regret, two crumbling thirty-year-long marriages are put to the test.



Geoff Harrison

Musical Director

Bev Woodford


Robin Collins



Production Co-ordinator

Brett Wingfield



Stage Manager

Stephanie Langman



Costume Design

Brett Wingfield


Scott Hili

Lighting Director

Martin Karklins






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


Alan Green

Video Systems

Rick Merrin

Backstage Crew

John Langman


Wayne walker

Company Tickets

Sue Dyer


Michael Fletcher

Program Design

Michael Fletcher

Program Assistant

Brett Wingfield


Louisa McLorinan

Front of House

John Rumbelow

Audition Secretary

Robyn Rumbelow


Geoff Harrison


Norma Evans


Brett Wingfield




Bev Woodford


Ruth Hall


Andrew Corbel


Andrew Mathers


Michael Powell


Vivienne Tate


John Lucas


Nathan Post


John Patti


Don Jordan


Tracey Videon


Lucas Clayton

French Horn

Stuart Gunn


Louise Brown


Margaret Boyle


Marcello Peterson


Anne Beruldsen


Margaret Conyers


Heather Birrell


Cassie Wallis

Double Bass

Jeremy Hall


Charles Rinaudo


Sue Fletcher


Felicity Owens


David Bell


Bryn Bowen

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