Greater Lewisville Community Theatre is proud to announce its first ever Live Music Benefit production, FOLLIES: The Concert. GLCT is committed to providing live accompaniment at its musicals each season rather than the more commonly found pre-recorded tracks. Live music adds an element of excitement to a production for the audience and allows greater freedom of interpretation to the actors.
Because of the expense of live instrumentation for its musicals, GLCT is building a fund specifically targeted to this purpose. FOLLIES: The Concert, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, has drawn a large all-star cast of actor-singers from across the DFW theater community, including leading performers from some of GLCT’s recent musicals, SPAMALOT, THE WHO’S TOMMY, RENT, HAIRSPRAY, JEKYLL & HYDE and SUNSET BOULEVARD. Four stellar musicians, Pam Holcomb-Mclain, M. Shane Hurst (director/music director), Steve Cullen, and Randy Linberg will provide live accompaniment.
GLCT is in its 31st season and refuses to be limited to “small” shows in its intimate 93-seat venue. It seeks to raise the bar with every season and production, which seems to be working. In the past four years GLCT has more than doubled the number of subscribers and its productions earned 22 Column Award nominations this year, winning eight.
FOLLIES: The Concert, runs for six performances only, March 7-16 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. The theater is located at 160 W. Main in Old Town Lewisville. Tickets for this benefit only are $25 and may be reserved by calling 972-221-7469 (SHOW). Additional information is available at www.glct.org. This show is rated PG-13 for mature content.
Photo credit: Michael C Foster Photography