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ESTHER’S FOLLIES CELEBRATES 36 YEARS

Shannon Sedwick and Shaun Wainwright Brannigan spoke to KVUE about the famous variety show.

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ESTHER’S ON KVUE MIDDAY NEWS!

It just doesn’t get any more “Austin” than checking out an Esther’s Follies show… they’ve been keeping us laughing for over 35 years! Shannon Sedwick and Shaun Wainwright-Branigan stopped by to talk to us about the creative process, and how Texas politics always keeps them supplied with material. See the interview here! http://www.kvue.com/entertainment/more/Esthers-Follies-celebrates-36-years-of-change-218107061.html 

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THE RETURN OF THE FABULOUS NATHALIE HOLMES TO THE ESTHER’S FOLLIES STAGE!

THE RETURN OF THE FABULOUS NATHALIE HOLMES TO THE ESTHER’S FOLLIES STAGE!

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THE STATESMAN FEATURES ESTHER’S CO-FOUNDERS!

THE STATESMAN FEATURES ESTHER’S CO-FOUNDERS!

By Helen Anders American-Statesman Staff The play’s the thing wherein Shannon Sedwick and Michael Shelton caught each other. And it’s the thing that’s kept them together through all the stages of their life. The two were University of Texas freshmen in 1969 when they were both cast in the rock musical “Now the Revolution.” “Shannon was on my shoulders,” Michael recalls. “I kind of became infatuated with her.” Counters the woman who would become his wife: “I saw him do a death scene and fell in love.” The production, which was busted by the campus cops for nudity, created the...

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Q & A WITH MATT HISLOPE

Q & A WITH MATT HISLOPE

When was your first Esther’s Follies show? What do  you remember about it? October, 2004.  I don’t remember very much, as I was very nervous and a little disoriented (I had always been accustomed to longer rehearsal periods). Here is the only particular instance I remember:I had to come down on a rope from the fly system to make an appearance as the Mountain Dew “Do the Dew!” guy, and I was having some sort of trouble getting settled into position to come down.  I came down on cue and  A O K, but I remember making such a nervous...

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