The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies; The Last Hurrah!

Holiday Greetings from the cast of the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies 23rd season (Mark Davidson/Palm Springs Follies)
Holiday Greetings from the cast of the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies 23rd season (Mark Davidson/Palm Springs Follies)

By Sarah Waters
Staff Contributor

This is one show you absolutely cannot afford to miss! The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, a Broadway-caliber celebration of music, dance, and comedy of the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s; is currently in its 23rd and final season titled, “The Last Hurrah!”

Since 1992, the Follies have been attracting crowds and stealing the heats of dance and music-lovers everywhere, and have been seen by more than three million patrons to date. An entirely new show is presented each season, and the performances celebrate the music and dance of Mid-Century America with a cast ranging in age from 55 to 84 years “young”. The show features extravagant production numbers dripping in the glamour and style of Broadway; and in 1997, the Palm Springs Follies was even the subject of an Oscar-nominated short documentary entitled “Still Kicking: The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies.”

“Everyone must absolutely see this show at least once,” said local, Michael Martinez, after his experience at “The Last Hurrah!” “One of the highlights of my life!” agreed Donna Leonard. “It was extraordinary! I’m going again on Saturday!”

If you are a committed follower and lover of the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, or merely in the mood for some fun music, great dancing, and amazing energy; then this performance is sure to please.. With guest stars such as Susan Anton, a Follies audience favorite; Maureen McGovern, a Grammy-nominated artist; and Darleen Love, a legendary singer and actress; and with less than 70 shows left until “The Last Hurrah!” has it’s very last hurrah, there is no time to wait.  For full details and information on the cast, crew, show times, and ticket prices; visit http://psfollies.com

The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies 23rd season started on November 1st, 2013, and will run through May 18, 2014. The performances are held five days a week most weeks; and are being held in downtown Palm Springs’ historic Plaza Theatre, located at 128 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California, 92262. Tickets are available online at http://psfollies.com/buy-tickets, or by calling the Box Office at 760-327-0225.

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