Esther’s Follies, now in our 36th season, presents musical comedy, magic, and a political satirical revue with the bustling backdrop of Sixth Street, Austin’s historical entertainment district on view in its stagefront window! Get a Texas-size view of the world through song and dance routines, material pulled from the nation’s headlines and large-scale illusions by the extraordinary magician Ray Anderson.
In “Sequestered Follies," Esther’s lampoons the budget-cutting crisis with the military, teachers and seniors weighing in for their piece of the pie. It’s time to tighten our belts with a nod to Macklemore’s “Thriftshop!”
We're Goin' Postal! Esther's musical take on the recent problems with the US Post Office-- with FedEx and UPS joining the fray, as the “War of the Mail Carriers” heats up...
Hilary Clinton channels Broadway’s Rose Lee in "Hilary's Turn," the “Boys of Sixth Street” get a case of Spring Fever on Sixth Street and the Supreme Court comes out about gay marriage.
In “The King of D.C.”, Washington is rocking and Barack shakes, rattles and rolls the White House with Esther’s Follies' new musical send-ups of Elvis songs.
Annie get yer gun! “Guns and Texas” proves nothing comes between a Texan and her guns, as Mabel & Pearl talk about their rights as gun-totin' citizens of the Lone Star State.
Plus: Ray Anderson's magic continues to amaze with his large-scale illusions, “Eclipse” and pays homage of the golden-era of film in “The Magic Ticket Booth.”
Photo credit: Kirk Tuck, Billy Brooks shakes it up as Barack Obama singing Elvis