Follies

Book by James Goldman
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Bruce Saathoff

Venue
Stars Theatre Restaurant
1931 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301

Show Times
September 23, 24, 30, 1, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 2022 - Doors at 6 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m.
September 25, October 2, 2022 - Doors at 12:30 p.m. Lunch at 1 p.m. Show at 2 p.m.

Tickets
Dinner + Show: $75
Show Only: $47
Dinner + Show (Student): $55
Show Only (Student): $27

Menu
Rock Cornish Game Hen: Baked game hen. Served with mashed potatoes, country gravy, and fresh steamed vegetables.
Lemon Pepper Chicken: Bone-in chicken marinated in lemon juice, garlic, and seasonings. Served with rice pilaf and fresh steamed vegetables.
Penne Pasta Bake: Penne pasta, spinach, mushrooms, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, and marinara sauce. Served with fresh steamed vegetables.
Chinese Chicken Salad: Iceberg lettuce topped with grilled chicken, Mandarin oranges, pineapples, water chestnuts, green onion, and wonton noodles. Served with sesame
dressing.

About the Show
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 naivete 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, coming face-to-face with the future.