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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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Six Questions for Cast Member Rachel Sedwick

Six Questions for Cast Member Rachel Sedwick

When was your first Esther’s Follies show? What do remember about it? My first show was the third weekend in January, about two days after I moved to Austin.Mostly I remember not having any panty hose and that being a pretty big deal. What do you do for the group? Your favorite character(s)? While I’ve been at Esther’s I’ve played characters such as Lady Gaga, and one of the lovely ladies in the classic “Director’s Cut”, both of which I very much enjoy. Most of the time I play whatever young, silly girl that gets written into a sketch or...

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Early Esther’s Follies Jake Rachett Short Detective

An early Esther’s Follies piece (1977-78) by Terry Galloway, and Ernest Sharpe. With permission of Gordon Thomas.

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