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Broadcast Live Nov. 16th at The Grand:  The National Theatre’s Revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Marvelous “Follies”!

ELLSWORTH- The Grand announces the next in a series of high-definition simulcast performances from The National Theatre of London, digitally projected on the Coastal Eye Care Screen– a revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies, starring the wonderful Imelda Staunton (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Vera Drake, Harry Potter’s “Dolores Umbridge”), along with some of the best actors in Britain today, on Thursday, November 16th at 2 pm. General admission tickets for each screening are $15 for Adults/Seniors, $12 for Grand Members/Military, and $10 for Students/Industry Night, and are available at The Grand Box Office, by phone (207) 667-9500, or online at www.grandonline.org.

 

Staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas, Follies brings to The Grand one of the most thrilling classics of musical theatre.  We are in New York City, 1971. There’s a party onstage at 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 includesA Little Night Music,”Sweeney Todd,andSunday in the Park with George.”

For this or other theater events at The Grand- including a live, locally-produced staging of Executive Director Nick Turner’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice” stories directed by Education Director Jasmine Ireland, “Alice: Down the Rabbit Hole” running the weekend of Friday, November 17th- please call our box office at 207-667-9500. For more information on events at The Grand, visit The Grand website at www.grandonline.org or follow The Grand on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheGrand1938/

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