Highlights from Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Follies With Brent Barrett, Robert Petkoff, Caroline O'Connor (Video)

PlayBlog   Highlights from Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Follies With Brent Barrett, Robert Petkoff, Caroline O'Connor (Video)
 
Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's Follies opened at Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Courtyard Theater Oct. 12, following previews that began Oct. 4. The limited engagement continues though Nov. 6.

The Chicago production, directed by Gary Griffin, stars Robert Petkoff as Buddy, Caroline O'Connor as Phyllis, Brent Barrett as Ben, Susan Moniz as Sally, Hollis Resnik as Carlotta, Mike Nussbaum as Weismann, Kathy Taylor as Solange, Adrian Aguilar as Young Ben, Bill Chamberlain as Roscoe, Rachel Cantor as Young Phyllis, L.R. Davidson as Young Sally, David Elliott as Max Deems, Andrew Keltz as Young Buddy, Amanda Kroiss as Young Solange, Christina Myers as Young Stella, Kari Sorenson as Young Heidi, Amanda Tanguay as Young Carlotta, showgirls Jen Donohoo and Jenny Guse, and ensemble members Devin Archer, Julius C. Carter, Rhett Guter, Nate Lewellyn and Tanner Smale.
The score, music-directed by Broadway's Brad Haak, includes "Beautiful Girls," "I'm Still Here," "Losing My Mind," "Waiting for the Girls Upstairs," "Could I Leave You?," "The Road You Didn't Take," "In Buddy's Eyes" and "Broadway Baby," among others.


To check out clips from the Chicago production of Follies, click here.


- Michael C. Gioia

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