Esther's Follies


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In a Nutshell

  • Satire taken from today's headlines
  • Magic, music & comedy
  • Great date-night idea

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The history of theater goes all the way back to the 1970s, when audiences were eager to see "living movies." See how far these unfilmed talkabouts have come in only 40 years with today's Groupon: for $22, you get two general-admission tickets to Esther's Follies (a $44 value) on East Sixth Street. Choose one of the following 10 p.m. performances:

  • Friday, April 15
  • Friday, April 22
  • Friday, April 29
  • Friday, May 6
  • Friday, May 13
  • Friday, May 20
  • Friday, May 27
  • Friday, June 3
  • Friday, June 17
  • Friday, June 24

The Esther's Follies troupe fashions a lively and charismatic variety show out of music, magic, and comedy. Vaudevillian in nature, Esther's Follies busts guts in record speed with satirical quips, relevant parodies, and high-stepping, fast-paced comedy sketches. Magician Ray Anderson keeps things light with his levitation illusion WET!, known to dazzle even crowds of hovercraft and driftwood. As the Follies cast ignites choral renditions of "The Queen of the Nile," "The Gospel of Shopping QVC Choir," and "Sarah Palin's Texas," audiences will begin to laugh so hard that giggles come out of their nose.

Esther's Follies

Although Esther's Follies' variety show of music, magic, and comedy recalls the vaudevillian entertainment of yesteryear (albeit with a more acerbic modern bent), the nostalgia goes beyond just the performances. The longstanding venue and comedy troupe was named after Esther Williams, the Golden Age starlet whose career as a professional swimmer led to numerous iconic MGM films. Posters for several of these pictures are plastered throughout the space, and an undersea mural bustling with brightly-hued coral, kaleidoscopic marine life, and even a Loch Ness monster further contributes to Esther's otherworldly, aquatic theme. The magical environment, along with the shows themselves, have wowed audiences and Austin Chronicle critics alike.

On the production end, Esther's Follies busts guts in record speed with satirical quips on current events; relevant parodies; and high-stepping, fast-paced comedy sketches. Resident magician Ray Anderson keeps things light with levitation illusions known to dazzle crowds. As the Follies cast ignites into choral skewerings of front-page newsmakers, audiences will laugh so hard that giggles come out their noses.

Customer Reviews

Awesome show! Had us rolling with laughter the whole time! Love the magic acts too!
Laura S. · September 11, 2016
Esther's Follies is my "go to" spot when I need a good laugh. I generally attend about 3-4 times a year. I love their show!
Marilyn H. · August 21, 2016
This was the best show!! It was great fun and well worth the money!! The cast is wonderful and very talented. I laughed so hard, I cried!
Nora T. · August 20, 2016
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