National Theatre Live: Follies

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National Theatre Live: Follies
National Theatre Live: Follies

December 17, 3:00 pm

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Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical, staged for the first time at the National Theatre.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

This screening will take place in the Humanities Theatre, located in the Humanities Building on the Purchase College campus.

In order to make getting to the theatre easier, we have secured a bus to shuttle guests from The Performing Arts Center’s W1 Parking Lot to an access point just steps from the Humanities Building.

The bus will run on a continuous loop until all audience members have been transported. Departures from the W1 Parking Lot will begin at 30 minutes prior to curtain.

Of course, you are still welcome to walk if you prefer, and ushers will be on hand in the W1 Parking Lot to help direct you. You can download a map here. Please allow 10 – 15 minutes for the walk.

There will be no cafe service in the Humanities Theatre today. if you would like to grab a bite before the film, The Cafe in The PAC lobby will be open. There are also vending machines in the Humanities building lobby.

Experience the best in British theatre on the big screen, right here at Purchase College! National Theatre Live productions are filmed in front of a live audience, with cameras carefully positioned to ensure that cinema audiences get the ‘best seat in the house’ view. They are rebroadcast throughout the world.