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“A total gas!!!”
Review of Esther's Follies

Esther's Follies
Ranked #1 of 39 Concerts & Shows in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Hitchin, UK
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A total gas!!!”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

This is a brilliant up-to-the-minute show, a classic mix of fun, silliness, magic, political satire (including on stuff that was just one week old!). Their clever format for their political satire is to take musical or other standards songs and quickly write new lyrics to them. We booked by phone from the UK to make sure we had reserved seating (in my view a must), and that all went perfectly well. Do NOT miss this place!!

Visited July 2013
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English first
shiner02
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Must See”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

I always take out of town guests here. Esther's changes most of their material about every six months. Some of the skits are Austin-centric, but it's still hilarious for out-of-towners.

Visited July 2013
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Texas
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“It's not New York but it's fun”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Theatergoers from New York will not find this up to standard but it's a fun night of comedy, skits and music. In the heart of Sixth Street, nice to combine with a dinner, and drinks later.

Visited February 2013
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Temple, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Laughter and magic”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

I try to hit Esther's at least 3 or 4 times a year... but could go more often as they are always updating the show to keep it topical and current... while leaving in a few crowd favorites.
Show always has hilarious skits, some set to music, and several acts by the great magician Ray Anderson. People walking down 6th street become part of the show, as do several audience 'volunteers.' Drinks and snacks available, I have found the Friday and Saturday 8:00 shows to have the most engaged audience, and it is a great way to start of your 6th street adventure.

Visited June 2013
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Austin, TX
Level 6 Contributor
241 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Hilarious routines - fast moving”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We have gone to Esther's at least once a year for at least 10 years. Terrific place to visit with out of town guests. They consistently update the material relative to current events. Lots of action throughout. Cast is very entertaining and includes Ray Anderson (magician).

Visited April 2013
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