Friday, August 04, 2006

Follies

I had a nice talk with Janine Russo earlier this week (who was in “The Full Monty” and is set to star in “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” at the Mill), which caused me to reflect on how many theater couples there are in Richmond. There’s Janine and David Bridgewater, Scott Wichmann and Jen Meharg, Joy and Eric Williams, Richard Koch and Vicki MacLoed, etc. etc. The list goes on forever. (And that’s not even mentioning the recently absconded duo, Susan Sanford and Foster Solomon.)

“Follies” at the Dell features two halves of a couple of familiar theater couples in town: it’s directed by Joe Pabst (whose better half is Debra Waggoner) and stars Lauren Leinhaas-Cook, whose hubby Larry Cook was recently chased around the Hanover Tavern stage in “No Sex Please, We’re British” by Jan Guarino, wife of playwright/actor Bo Wilson. It boggles the mind a little when you start to connect all of the dots…

The “Follies” cast also includes two of my most favorite local stage veterans: Fernando Rivadeniera and Lynn West. They may be just enough of an inspiration to get me to bear the heat and check this one out…

3 comments:

LuvDusty said...

I hope you come to see FOLLIES! Joe Pabst has done a wonderful job and the cast is incredibily talented! Don't miss out on the opportunity to see a wonderful production of a show that is not often produced! It's worth it, trust me! :)

Dave T said...

If the heat holds off a bit this weekend, I'm hoping I can come see the show. If you read my blog, I'm pretty much obligated to trust you so I hope it's as good as you say!

Caroline Sumner said...

I hope you came to see it. I was in it as Young Phyllis and it was a blast to perform! The weather couldn't have been better!