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What is Esther's Follies?

For over 40 years, Esther’s Follies in Austin Texas has been entertaining sold-out audiences with political satire, comedy sketches, Vegas- style magic and hilarious musical numbers. Esther’s has been hailed as “Austin’s answer to Saturday Night Live”, with sharp insightful comedy performed by talented actors, entertainers, and musicians. A Must-See Austin Experience Often topping the lists of “Must-See” Austin experiences for tourists and locals alike, Esther’s provides a one-of-a-kind theatrical show. The back wall of the theater is wall-to-wall windows facing the infamous 6th St, allowing the stage performers to play with (and sometimes poke fun at) the wild party that is 6th St. Nowhere else...

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Esther's Follies Featured at the Harry Ransom Center!

Esther's Follies Featured at the Harry Ransom Center!

Esther's Follies is excited to be featured in the Harry Ransom Center's "Vaudeville" exhibit running now through July 15, 2018 at their location on the University of Texas Campus. It includes much of the history and legacy of vaudeville performance in American and has photographs featuring Esther's as a theater continuing the tradition of this style of theater. The Harry Ransom Center provides this description of the exhibit: Vaudeville!JANUARY 29, 2018–JULY 15, 2018 For more than a century, vaudeville was the most popular form of American entertainment and one of the country's largest cultural exports. Performances on the vaudeville stage...

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Esther's Alumnus Releases New Book!

Esther's Alumnus Releases New Book!

Esther's former cast member George Wilkerson presents his new book with a reading and signing event at the theater this Sunday. We are proud to host the talented author here at the Follies. Pictured above left to right are De Lewellen, Ric Sternberg, Shannon Sedwick and George Wilkerson performing with the Follies. ESTHER'S FOLLIES INVITES YOU TOA Reading by George Wilkersonof excerpts from his memoir (You Don't Know) The Half of ItWritten by Bobbi Williams SUNDAY, JUNE 3 / 2pm at ESTHER'S POOL [525 E. Sixth Street]   George was one of the original writers and performers with the Follies and was...

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Shannon Sedwick Wins "I Am Austin Woman" Award!

Shannon Sedwick Wins "I Am Austin Woman" Award!

Esther’s Follies co-founder and leading lady, Shannon Sedwick wins the highest honor “I Am Austin Woman” award from Austin Woman magazine 3rd annual Woman’s Way Business Awards! The awards took place at JW Marriot hotel on Thursday May 17 with keynote speaker Kendra Scott. We are so proud and happy for Shannon Sedwick. Here is a little bit of information about the award: I Am Austin Woman: This woman is beloved in the Austin community for her innate ability to foster engaging and empowering conversation and inspire those around her. Throughout her lengthy career and avid community involvement, she has led...

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