The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies can’t say good-bye quite yet because there’s one last thing Follies fans have been asking for almost a year: “When’s the sale?”
The answer is June 13-14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Oasis Room 4 of the Palm Springs Convention Center, where everything in the Follies’ warehouses, offices and theater will be sold.
A $5 admission donation will go to Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. The admission price entitles shoppers to a $5 credit toward any purchase of $25 or more, according to Follies Co-Founder and Director of Marketing Mary Jardin.
“I think our fans will appreciate knowing that they’re not only buying a treasured Follies remembrance but are also helping a worthwhile organization in the process,” Jardin says.
Items include costumes, shoes, fabrics, wigs, computers, hats, lighting and sound equipment, memorabilia, and Follies’ souvenirs. The Follies Wardrobe Department is renowned for not only spectacular design work, but for the exquisite workmanship of its talented cutters, drapers and stitchers. Photographs and descriptions of many sale items can be found at www.squareup.com/market/the-fabulous-palm-springs-follies
According to Friends’ Vice President and Treasurer Stephen Boyd, “We are thrilled with the Follies’ offer to again support our shelter. While the show’s closure is a huge loss for our community, our board and volunteers are so appreciative that they decided to make us the beneficiary of their warehouse sale. What a wonderful way for the community to say good-bye while raising much-needed funds for our shelter.”
Follies Man Riff Markowitz adds in closing, “If you’re sad our beloved show has closed forever and you want a piece of Follies history to have as your very own, this is your final opportunity. We hope to see you there, as it will be so lonely without you.”