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

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. 

Wednesday, August 3 – Sunday, August 7

Friday, August 12 – Sunday, August 14

Friday, August 19 – Sunday, August 21

All photos by Erik Maasch

Jason Aycock as Will Rogers

The Rogers Family:  Devon Jones as Mary, Cardier-Princeton Borremeo as Freddy, Quinn Gonzalez as Will Jr., Shannon Playl as Betty, and Jason Aycock as Will.

Alexandra Henderson, Avery Hoederman, Wilker Ballantine, Skylar Vanderhaar, director and choreographer Ron Chisholm, Andi Creech

Abel Zukerman as James Rogers

"Favorite Son" - Emmalee Hutchinson, Alexandra Henderson, Skylar Vanderhaar, Sky Gibbs, Ava Eller, Beth Swindell, Audrey Penneys

Kendall Walker

Ave Eller, Devon Jones, Andi Creech

Custer's Last Stand:  Bradley Barefoot and Blaine Allen Mowrer

Richard Bunting as Clem Rogers

Tammy Sue Daniels as Ziegfeld's Favorite

Quinn Gonzalez as Will Rogers, Jr. and Jason Aycock as Will Rogers

Wilker Ballantine, Tammy Sue Daniels as Ziegfeld's Favorite, Jason Aycock as Will Rogers, Carli Batson

                             Jason Aycock                              Will Rogers

                             Cardier-Princeton Borromeo          Freddy Rogers

                             Richard Bunting                           Clem Rogers

                             Tammy Sue Daniels                      Ziegfeld’s Favorite

                             Quinn Gonzalez                           Will Rogers, Jr.

                             Devon Jones                                Mary Rogers

                             Jeff Phillips                                 Florenz Ziegfeld

                             Shannon Playl                              Betty Blake Rogers

                             Marlon Ramos                              Wiley Post                            

                             Abel Zukerman                            James Rogers


Follies Girls

Wilker Ballantine

Carli Batson

Andi Creech

Ava Eller

Sky Gibbs

Alexandra Henderson

Avery Hoederman

Emmalee Hutchinson

Audrey Penneys

Beth Swindell

Skylar Vanderhaar

Kendall Walker



Bradley Barefoot

Gregory Beddingfield

Blaine Allen Mowrer

Christopher Rickert