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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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Ray Anderson's Big Award!

Ray Anderson's Big Award!

Extra Extra Read All About It! We are thrilled for our beloved magician and star of the show Ray Anderson who was recently awarded a prestigious Performing Fellowship from The Academy of Magical Arts. This is the equivalent of an Oscar or Emmy in the magic world. Ray was in Los Angeles last week to receive his big award among the greats- David Copperfield, Larry Wilmore and Dick Van Dyke.  Here is the official release from The Academy of Magical Arts: The Academy of Magical Arts (AMA) is hosting its 50th annual AMA Awards Show, Sunday, April 22, at the historic...

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April Fools Are We!

April Fools Are We!

On April 1st Esther’s Follies turned 41 years young! There is much to celebrate this time of year, what with Easter and Passover, but also our co-founder Shannon Sedwick’s birthday coming up and springtime weather here in Austin, Texas. Let’s be honest though- we are mostly excited about springtime temperatures…the one time of the year we love to soak up sunny, breezy 75 degree days but can’t breathe outside because of the pollen. We are also pretty excited about new material in the show and all the happenings around the theater. There is no end in sight to our Trumpster Saga musical...

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