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“Very good show- a piece of retro- Palm Springs”

The Fabulous Palm Spring Follies
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Owner description: The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies features the music and dance of the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s with a cast old enough to have lived it. Celebrated guest stars and international vaudeville acts join the Follies’ world-renowned line of Long-Legged Lovelies and Follies Gentlemen.
Kelowna
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388 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“Very good show- a piece of retro- Palm Springs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

We saw this show in the old Palm Springs Theatre on short notice! We walked by and asked for discounted tickets,which worked out to our satisfaction.
The show is drawing on tunes from the 50's,60's and 70's, so some of it is somewhat dated, and only a senior audience would be able to relate to everything. The dancers offer a spunky,fun presentation.The costumes are beautiful! Yes, here are seniors,some in their seventies and eighties, and they obviously have fun with this show themselves! We hope to dance up a storm when we are their age!
The MC is funny,but some of his talk could use some serious overhaul: it simply gets way too lengthy which explains the fact, that this show lasts for 2 1/2 hours with an intermission of 15 minutes. Some of the humour is very close to being insulting, and we hope that the subjects that were picked on relentlessly got a discounted ticket! The last act is a somewhat bombastic tribute to patriotism with waving flags, drumroll, march tunes and the national anthem. The show could have done without that, but it's what the arranger likes....take it or leave it! We stayed, as we wanted to be polite, but it was noticeable that a few seats had cleared before the show was over.
You may want to see this show once.It is very much a Palm Springs traditional.But it is beyond me, why some of the audience come back time and again.

Visited February 2013
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Wofford Heights, California, United States
1 review
“What a Show”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

If you have never been to the Follies in Palm Springs, then you are missing a fantastic show. This was my second time and I will definitly go again and again.

Visited January 2013
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Hudson, Ohio
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

The follies are great fun. It is a fast paced, funny, entertaining show. I love the vitality and talent of the women - not going to ruin the surprise by stating their ages, but they are really wonderful. The special act was very good - very talented person; and the featured artist was also great. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Visited January 2013
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Show”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

These ladies put on a show that is so enjoyable. I took friends and we had so much fun. The price is great and the surprise is that these ladies are all senior citizens ( i only pray i look half this good when I am their age). Go see this - it's a gem!

Visited December 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
“the follies!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

The Palm Spring Follies is definitely one of the best shows I've seen, and being retired from
the entertainment business, I've seen quite a few shows. The dancers are truly magnificent
and such an inspiration!! Riff, the MC is very, very funny. He definitely found his true calling!!!
Lou Christie was the headliner & he was absolutely wonderful!!!! I saw him many years ago &
his voice never changes! What a talented & very professional entertainer!!!!! I highly recommend
this show if you are in Palm Springs. You won't be disappointed

Visited January 2013
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