CREATED Jun. 6, 2013
PALM SPRINGS - A staple in the Valley is closing its doors forever. The co-founder of the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies has announced this year will be its final season. The musical show has attracted more than three million people from all over the world since its start in 1992.
"It's a first-class presentation. Next year, I'm going to bring as many people as I can to see it because I'm really sad that it's going away," expresses a long-time Palm Springs resident, Rip Dolley. Like a ritual, he has seen the performance every year.
For Dolley and many other Follies' spectators, their favorite part of the show is the performers. They are anywhere from 50 and 90 years old dancing to music from their era.
"To see them totally energetic and still fit and still able, just having a blast and making people really happy, it's really cool," says a Phoenix visitor, Nicole Pittman.
This year's performance called "The Last Hurrah" will feature some of their greatest hits including three iconic headliners. All of the Follies performances are at the Palm Springs' Historic Plaza Theatre. Tickets will be available online on July 17th and at the box office on September 30th. The show will open November 1 and the final performance will be May 18, 2014.