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The Perfect Venue for ‘Follies’

Theater: 'Follies'
The “Follies” cast is dazzling on the Warner Theatre stage. Photo by Mandi Martini

The orchestra plays, the lights come up and a bevy of elegant ladies begins descending the stairs. But these women aren’t lovely young chorus girls. They are aging, watching each step carefully. Some clutch at the rail, some are off the beat, but they still know how to show off their star quality. They wear frumpy gowns and banners emblazoned with the year they were a Follies girl — 1940, 1930, 1918. Now it’s 1971, and the theater is about to be torn down for a parking lot.

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