Quick Center to screen Stephen Sondheim's Follies at Fairfield University on Dec. 5


Media Contact: Lori N. Jones, ljones@fairfield.edu, 203-254-4000 x2975

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (November 21, 2017) — Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical, Follies, is being staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas, screening at the Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University on Tuesday, December 5 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The scene is 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.

The Guardian calls the production "a stupendous Sondheim revival," and the Independent hails it as "jaw-droppingly great."

Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim has been creating musical masterpieces for over fifty years. Previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter) 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).

Screened in brilliant HD, tickets are $25 and Quick Members: $20. For more information or to reserve your seat, visit www.quickcenter.com or call the box office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

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Fairfield University is a modern Jesuit Catholic university rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from the U.S. and across the globe are pursuing degrees in the University’s five schools. Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values. The University is located on a stunning 200-acre campus on the scenic Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.

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Posted on November 22, 2017

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