Storeyboard Entertainment today announced that Bert and Patti Newton will join the all-star cast of FOLLIES IN CONCERT. Bert and Patti will play the roles of Theodore and Emily Whitman, ex-vaudevillians who perform an old routine from their days in the “follies” (“The Rain on the Roof”). Exclusive to Melbourne and for three performances only in May, FOLLIES IN CONCERT will star David Hobson (Buddy), Lisa McCune (Sally), Nancye Hayes (Hattie), Philip Quast (Ben), Anne Wood (Phyllis), Debra Byrne (Carlotta), Cheryl Barker (Heidi), & David Rogers Smith (Roscoe). The celebrated FOLLIES IN CONCERT will play at the Melbourne Recital Centre with tickets on sale now and is set to be a “must see” on this year’s Melbourne events calendar. With 23 musicians playing the full and original Broadway orchestrations, this presentation of the celebrated Broadway musical, with book by James Goldman and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, will be an evening long remembered. Originally produced on Broadway in 1971, directed by Harold Prince (The Phantom of the Opera) and Michael Bennett (A Chorus Line), FOLLIES was nominated for eleven Tony Awards, winning seven including Best Score. The show features the classic hits Broadway Baby, I’m Still Here and Losing My Mind. FOLLIES is set at a reunion of the soon-to-be demolished Weismann Theatre, once the home of the Weismann Follies. Before the wrecking ball demolishes the fated building to make way for a parking lot, the former stars of the follies gather to relive their past experiences, renew old friendships…and lie about themselves a little.

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