In May, the last living cast member in the stage version of the Ziegfeld Follies died at age 106. The death is poignant in light of the Caldwell Theatres mounting of The Follies, Steven Sondheims seven-Tony-Award-winning musical, in which he imagines a fraught reunion of the old cast from the Weismann Follies a takeoff of the Ziegfeld Follies. They gather, riven by marital tensions and unease, at a Broadway theatre full of memories thats about to be bulldozed for a parking lot.
The Follies performs at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Caldwell Theatre (7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton). Tickets cost $30 to $35, depending on seating. Students pay $10. Call 561-241-7432, or visit caldwelltheatre.com.
Fri., Oct. 1, 8 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 2, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 3, 2 p.m., 2010