WILL ROGERS FOLLIES
Approximate running time: 2 hours and 15 minutes
502 Third Avenue West
Bradenton FL 34205
Will Rogers is famous for saying I never met a man I didn't like, and anyone who has ever seen or performed in THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES will agree that there has never been a man - or woman - who did not like THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES.
Subtitled A Life In Revue, WILL ROGERS stands out among musicals because of the magic of its protagonist. Rare is the man who transcends decades and rises to the level of legend. Will Rogers does this, not only because of his accomplishments, but because of his philosophy, which espouses respect and confidence in the goodness of his fellow man.
The curtain rises on a Follies-style tribute to the man whose daily newspaper column sent America on its way each morning with a smile on its face. In fact, Will was a multimedia sensation, performing a weekly radio talk show as well as starring in motion pictures. Between rope tricks which entertain the audience while the show girls are changing their costumes for The Follies, Will soothes us with his old-fashioned common sense. The songs "Never Met A Man" and "Give A Man Enough Rope" are parables set to music.