This month, the Historic Georgetown Palace Theatre steps back in time to revisit an old friend in “The Will Roger’s Follies,” playing now through Aug. 4.
The show is a meta-theatrical romp, featuring Will Rogers (Clifford Butler) speaking directly to the audience in a re-staging of his “original” Ziegfeld Follies act from the 1920s. A bridge between the Vaudeville shows of the turn of the century and the emerging Broadway musical genre of the 1930s, Ziegfeld’s Follies combined variety acts with leggy chorus girls in lavish costumes, dancing up and down a grand staircase. And the Palace Theatre’s production takes full advantage of the opportunity to put on a spectacle.
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“The Will Roger’s Follies”
When: 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 4
Where: Georgetown Palace Theater, 810 S. Austin Ave in Georgetown.
Cost: $24, $22 for seniors, $14 for active military and students, $10 for children 9 and younger.