Artist-in-Residence Carol Neblett to Appear in Follies at the Ahmanson Theatre
March 14, 2012
, Artist-in-Residence at the Conservatory of Music, will be playing the role of Heidi Schiller in
The Kennedy Center’s critically acclaimed Broadway production of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical, which will be transferring to the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles from May 3 through June 9, 2012. When former members of the “Weismann Follies” reunite on the eve of their theatre’s demolition, two couples remember their past and face the harsher realities of the present. Reminiscing about their younger selves and the years gone by, the crumbling theatre brings back memories for both couples of good times and bad. Containing such well-known songs as “Broadway Baby,” “I’m Still Here,” “Too Many Mornings,” “Could I Leave You?” and “Losing My Mind,”
echoes the songs, exuberance and romance of the vaudeville days between the two World Wars.
With an extraordinary 28-piece orchestra,
features one of the largest casts (forty-one) ever to appear on the Ahmanson stage.
stars four-time Tony Award nominee Jan Maxwell as Phyllis Rogers Stone, Tony Award winner Victoria Clark, two-time Tony Award nominee Danny Burstein as Buddy Plummer, three-time Emmy Award nominee Ron Raines as Benjamin Stone and Olivier Award winner Elaine Paige as Carlotta Campion. Ben Brantley of the
New York Times
called the production “White-hot! Vibrant and moving. A vigorous heart beats at the center of The Kennedy Center’s ‘Follies.’”