People Of WFIT
Wed January 16, 2013
Follies On Coastal Connection
In this edition of Coastal Connection hear about the new play The Follies by writer Stephen Sondheim. Some highlights include:
Terri Wright: Tell us all about the show?
Joan Taddie: This is a difficult show that really features many, many wonderful actors. It went on Broadway in 1971 and it was a very dark show … This show the Follies is about a theater called the Wiseman Theater … Existing in that theater is the memories of each of the ladies that have performed on stage in the theater.
TW: Well this sounds like a great show. There are 35 people in the show correct?
JT: Yes, 35
TW: I imagine it was quite a challenge to get them all up there and get them all up to speed and deal with dual personalities.
JT: One of the things they all had to do was tap and maybe Debbie can talk about all of that.
Deb Crisafulli: Tap is a very forgiving art … I grew up in a dance school family and just to have that joy to put tap shoes back on your feet is awesome; it’s amazing; I wish that for everyone, to experience something like that in their life.