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Full Cast Announced for Ahmanson's Follies, Starring Victoria Clark, Ron Raines

By Los Angeles
Ron Raines in Follies
(© Joan Marcus)
Ron Raines in Follies
(© Joan Marcus)
Full casting has been announced for the Center Theatre Group presentation of Follies, to perform at the Ahmanson Theatre May 3-June 9, with an opening on May 9. The production, directed by Eric Schaeffer, features a large number of performers who are reprising their roles from its recent Broadway engagement.

As previously reported, Victoria Clark will be playing the role of Sally Durant Plummer -- played by Bernadette Peters on Broadway -- for the L.A. engagement. She joins returning cast members Jan Maxwell as Phyllis Rogers Stone, Danny Burstein as Buddy Plummer, Ron Raines as Benjamin Stone, Elaine Paige as Carlotta Campion.

Also returning to their roles are Christian Delcroix as Young Buddy, Colleen Fitzpatrick as Dee Dee West, Lora Lee Gayer as Young Sally, Michael Hayes as Roscoe, Leah Horowitz as Young Heidi, Jayne Houdyshell as Hattie Walker, Florence Lacey as Sandra Crane, Mary Beth Peil as Solange LaFitte, David Sabin as Dimitri Weismann, Kirsten Scott as Young Phyllis, Frederick Strother as Max Deems, Nick Verina as Young Ben, Susan Watson as Emily Whitman, and Terri White as Stella Deems.

New to the cast for Los Angeles are Grammy Award winner Carol Neblett as Heidi Schiller and Tony Award winner Sammy Williams as Theodore Whitman.

Rounding out the ensemble are John Carroll, Mathew deGuzman, Sara Edwards, Nathaniel Flatt, Leslie Donna Flesner, Jenifer Foote, Danielle Jordan, Amanda Kloots-Larsen, Joseph Kolinski, Joe Komara, Brittany Marcin, Erin N. Moore, Jessica Pariseau, Andrew Pirozzi, Pamela Otterson, Angel Reda, Clifton Samuels, Jessica Sheridan, Becky Elizabeth Stout and Sam Strasfeld.

The production features choreography by Warren Carlyle, music direction by James Moore, scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Kai Harada and the original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick.

In James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's musical, when former members of the "Weismann Follies" reunite on the eve of their theater's demolition, two couples remember their past and face the harsher realities of the present.

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