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Follies @ Cypress College – Review

Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

Ten years ago Cypress College opened their new campus theater with a musical –Stephen Sondheim’s Follies.  To celebrate their 50th anniversary, they’re doing it again.  Follies has returned to Cypress.   It’s a pleasant show to look at.  All of the costumes are colorful and luxurious while all of the sets suit the story.  Every singer is talented and well trained.  The largest problems in Cypress College’s Follies do not stem from lack of effort but from a lack of natural ease.  Too many actors have difficulty delivering their lines, which results in them sounding robotic and disconnected.  The show occasionally switches between being fun and entertaining to being awkward because of uncomfortable line-reading. Continue Reading

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