The Will Rogers Follies:  A Life In Revue

The Will Rogers Follies: A Life In Revue

Written by: Peter Stone  Lyrics by: Betty Comden , Adolph Green  Music by: Cy Coleman 

Westwego Performing Arts Theatre    5/4/2007 - 5/20/2007 (schedule)
Mandeville High School Theatre    5/25/2007 - 6/3/2007 (schedule)

Category:  Musical

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Will Rogers was a unique American who, though he died almost sixty years ago, remains a beloved figure remembered for his humor, his wisdom, and his plain common sense. At the heart of his populist philosophy was his most famous statement: "I never met a man I didn't like." Rogers became the biggest, most popular, and highest paid star of every existing medium of his time--stage, screen, radio, newspapers, and public appearances.
In fact, it is no exaggeration to say that he was the greatest star this country has ever produced. The musical is based on the life of Will Rogers, popular humorist and performer who died in a plane crash in 1935. His life is viewed through the (opulent) lens of the Ziegfeld Follies, which he often headlined in his heyday.

Total performances: 15

Kris Shaw.... Will Rogers *
Lynne Lawrence.... Ziegfeld's Favorite *
Meredith Lee-Hotard.... Betty Blake *
Aaron Richert.... Freddie Rogers
Alan Payne.... Clem Rogers
Alexis Bruza.... Sister, Follies Girl
Courtney Andersen-Boe.... Sister, Follies Girl
Daniel deShazo.... Pit Singer
Jenna Ibieta.... Mary Rogers
Jody Brooks.... Follies Girl
Katie DelGiorno-Bellerino.... Sister, Follies Girl
Kayla Clemons.... Sister, Follies Girl
Kimberly.... Sister, Follies Girl
Leland Flynn....
Mason Constantin Page....
Nick Wilcox.... Wrangler
Travis Zito.... Wrangler
Will Thomas.... Wrangler
*=featured role

Kris Shaw ....  Director
Lynne Lawrence ....  Choreographer
Alan Payne ....  Musical Director
Shauna Leone ....  Costume Design
Stuart Becnel ....  Sound Design
Tara Hinds ....  Asst. Director
Dennis Assaf ....  Conductor
Becky Hicks ....  String Bass
Lee Hicks ....  Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Flute
Kevin S. Estoque ....  Percussion


Will Rogers Radio Ad
by JPAS 5/01/07
JPAS Brings Follies to Westbank
"JPAS’ last production for the 2006-2007 is a fitting finale for a diverse, well-balanced season."
by Tricia Danflous 5/10/07
There's 'Will,' but where's the 'Follies'?
by David Cuthbert
The Times Picayune 5/11/07

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