WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, THE

Original titleWILL ROGERS FOLLIES, THE
CategoryPlay
AgegroupAdults
Cast18 total (8 F and 10 M)
Variable cast sizeNo
RepresentationNordic representation
LyricistAdolph Green
LyricistBetty Comden
ComposerCy Coleman
The ‘Follies’ created by Ziegfeld, was revues of endless female dancers walking up and down a set of steps with a variety of shows and celebrity names. This show THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES is equally rich on dancers performing on steps and from the rooftops the phantom voice of Florenz Ziegfeld is heard. Additionally, there is also a whole number performed with dogs. Will Rogers was one of the celebrity names in ‘Follies’ and so in this show he descends from heaven in order to set up a new show, greatly assisted by Ziegfeld. The spectacular dance performances are based on the original choreographies by Tommy Tune, and therefore most of the atmosphere from the jolly ‘Follies’ revues is recreated. Orchestration: Keyboards I Keyboards II Percussion Drums Bass 2 Guitars Harmonica 3 Trumpets 3 Trombones French Horn 5 Reeds Violin Viola Cello