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Stephen Sondheim's Follies in Concert
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This concern aside, the concert is a great chance to see the likes of Barbara Cook, Lee Remick, George Hearn, Carol Burnett, Elaine Stritch, and Adolph Green and Betty Comden singing and within the frame of a concert performance) acting their way through one of the great musicals of our age.
This DVD is a definite buy!
In the spring of next year, this documentary was aired on PBS, and I saw it, and if one wasn't fortunate enough to attend either of the two performances, this was an excellent substitute. A couple of years ago my wife gave me the DVD as a Christmas present, and it was great to reacquaint myself. If you have any interest in musical theatre I highly recommend this. "Follies" when it opened in 1971 to mixed to rave reviews ran a year, but didn't recoup its cost, and over the years became a cult musical. The Stephen Sondheim score is extensive, and when recorded on the original cast album was truncated so it would fit on just one record when it really needed two. This "Follies in Concert" purpose was to get a complete recording of the score and to justify this a special occasion was needed.Read more ›
But back to the DVD. This is an interesting behind the scenes look at the mad house it took to present a full stage concert of Follies in about a week. It is interesting to watch Thomas Z. Shepherd at work here as the record producer. (An interesting comparison would be to buy the documentary of the recording of Company to see a younger Sheperd at work) There are scenes in the rehearsal halls, the terror of opening night and wonderful scenes on stage.
If you are a theater lover, this DVD is a wonderful documentary of how a show like this is put together. And there are wonderful clips of Carol Burnett singing "I'm Still Here" and Elaine Stritch singing "Broadway Baby". And who can ever resist Barbara Cook?
The packaging may be confusing for die hard theater fans. The DVD cover uses the famous David Byrd logo from the original Broadway cast and not the photograph cover from the recording. But dont let that fool you, this documentary is worthy of any serious theater lovers collection.
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When this was shown on PBS it was the full concert version. Wish I could get a copy of that show. Instead this is the same version that you got when you contributed to PBS... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Zaz
I think..one of the Best- American musicals.... so...VERY- true- to- life in show Biz.. and what goes on- in- the- mind at an reunion.Published 9 months ago by Joel C. Parks
I saw "Follies" in person when it first was onstage. I saw this version on TV. The "concert staging" didn't bother me since the story is sketchy anyway. Read morePublished 10 months ago by James W. Goodenough
I loved reading about how musicals were made in that era -- the era of my 20's..great musical, but the second act gets weird...Published 11 months ago by Yvonne Nelson
If you want to see "Follies"--or, hell, if you want to know what it was like to watch THIS version of "Follies" that appeared for one night with an all-star... Read morePublished 13 months ago by D. E. Dickerson
This is a first rate concert version of the original play. It is a beautiful musical with a first rate concert cast.Published 14 months ago by Bill F.
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