The Will Rogers Follies starring Larry Gatlin is coming to Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hall, January 17-22, and tickets are on sale now! Tickets are available via Tickets.com as well as by calling (800) 869-1451 or by visiting the Civic Center Music Hall. You can also purchase them at select Homeland Stores.
Also, don't miss my full, in-depth interview with Keleen Snowgren, OU Graduate and Will Rogers Follies co-star and my review of the show.
Broadway Synopsis: "Subtitled "A Life In Revue," the show stands out among musicals because of the magic of its protagonist. Rare is the man who transcends decades and rises to the level of legend. Will Rogers does this not only because of his accomplishments, but because of his philosophy, which espouses respect and confidence in the goodness of his fellowman.
The curtain rises on a Follies-style tribute to the man whose daily newspaper column sent America on its way each morning with a smile on its face. Performing a weekly radio talk show as well as starring in motion pictures, Will entertains the audience with rope tricks while the show girls are changing their costumes for The Follies. The songs Never Met A Man and Give A Man Enough Rope are parables set to music. Will introduces us to the aviator Wiley Post, to his six sisters, and to his father Clem.
Born to parents who were part Cherokee, Will learned early on to be proud of his heritage. When Will turned nineteen, he set off, despite his father's protests, to be a cowboy down in Argentina. It was at the train depot that Will first laid eyes on Betty Blake, the woman who would become his wife. Once married, Will tours the country performing his routine until the day his big break arrives, and he is offered a part in Florenz Ziegfeld's Follies. After six fabulous seasons, Will is called to Hollywood to perform on the silver screen. This musical is an upbeat celebration of this folk hero who made the world a whole lot better place than it was before he entered it."
Ticket Prices: Depending on seating and day of performance, prices range from $17 in the upper balcony to $49 in orchestra seating. Check full details on seating and prices.
- Book by Peter Stone
- Score by Cy Coleman
- Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
- Directer and Choreographed by Steve Minning
- Set Design by Tony Walton
- Costumes by Willia Kim
- Lighting Design by Mike Baldassari
- Sound by Craig Cassidy
Awards: The Will Rogers Follies has been the recipient of a number of awards including the 1991 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Costume Design, Best Lighting Design, Best Choreography and Best Direction of a Musical. It also won the Drama Desk Award and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical.
Tour: The national tour is produced by Phoenix Productions under the direction of producers Stephen Kane and Michael McFadden.
Check out the show Frequently Asked Questions, and then buy your tickets. Don't miss this one!