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The Will Rogers Follies

Book by Peter Stone

Music Composed and Arranged by Cy Coleman

Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green

Inspired by the words of Will and Betty Rogers

Wednesday, August 3 – Sunday, August 7

Friday, August 12 – Sunday, August 14

Friday, August 19 – Sunday, August 21

The warmth, wit, charm, and common sense of Will Rogers transformed him from a restless cowboy into the best-loved American of his day.  He dominated every medium of his time – stage, screen, radio, newspapers, and personal appearances – and his homespun wisdom went straight to the nation’s heart.  This dazzling musical casts Will’s story as a Ziegfeld Follies production and cleverly presents Will’s life by means of Ziegfeld’s showmanship , complete with glittering showgirls, rope tricks, show-stopping production numbers, and a paper moon.  The Will Rogers Follies promises a night of pure entertainment with the greatest star this country has ever produced.

To order tickets, contact the Center Box Office:  (910) 632-2285,, or visit the Box Office in the lobby of Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut Street.  It is open Monday – Saturday 2pm-6pm and 2 hours before every performance.

All shows will be performed on the Main Stage of Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 310 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC.


Earlier Event: August 3
The Will Rogers Follies
Later Event: August 5
The Will Rogers Follies