Peck’s Follies CHF

From Dec ’10 Spotlight:

Fall festivals are over. Many special guests have come and gone. Now it’s time to replenish our shelves before the winter snows begin.


Frances Parker High School hosted Doug Peck for The Music of Sondheim’s Follies in their newly upgraded auditorium.

After hearing all the great Chicago voices personally assembled by Peck for this one-time only event (E. Faye Butler, Rebecca Finnegan, Kevin Gudahl, Iris Lieberman, Holly Resnick, Peggy Roeder, Barbara Robertson, and more!), recommending the Original Broadway Cast Album feels like a betrayal, so I suggest following up instead with Ted Chapin’s 2003 book Everything Was Possible: The Birth of the Musical Follies.

Since Follies is rarely performed anywhere these days, this Chicago Humanities Festival extravaganza was a special treat!

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