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Review of Esther's Follies

Esther's Follies
Ranked #1 of 41 Concerts & Shows in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 December 2012

My wife and I were in Austin for one night in early December and we made the fortunate decision to see this show. We are lifelong New Yorkers and like to think of ourselves as fairly sophisticated consumers of entertainment. We have seen performances at the various "name" New York, Chicago and Los Angeles comedy and improv clubs, and we assumed that this show in Austin would be a "minor league" version of the shows in the "Big Cities." Boy, were we wrong!!

The show at Esther's Follies is simply GREAT!!!!!!! It is witty, clever, hilarious and very entertaining. In fact, it was the BEST show of its kind that we have ever seen. The show is a mix of topical political humor, comedic skits and magic tricks. It is fast moving and high energy. Tickets are reasonably priced. We had general admission tickets and they were fine, although I recommend that you come early since many of the seats seem to be reserved for groups. Esther's Follies is a must-see.

3  Thank Stewart L
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Reviewed 3 December 2012

My husband and I were walking around after dinner and stumbled upon this show on 6th St. They have an 8 and 10 o'clock performance. We didnt have reservations but had no problem getting seats. Do arrive early if you don't have reservations since it appears to be a place large groups do attend. The show was a wonderful mix of singing, dancing, magic and lots of political humor. Whatever is in the news at the time will be made fun of. There is a little off color humor but no to bad. What really makes the show is the large windows looking onto the street and how the people outside become part of the show. We would definitely go again if we ever return to Austin.

3  Thank Anne4066
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

After visiting 6th street in Austin Texas, Esther's Follies was a great way to end our evening. The show is a magic act, vaudeville and Saturday Night Live rolled into one performance. General Admission suited us just fine. Arrive early enjoy a beverage or nibble on a pre show snack
Don't miss the history of the Follies displayed on the walls of the lobby. The staff was friendly. The best thing about the show the performers greeted you as you exited the building. Definitely worth a visit for a large group or intimate date. If 6th street were a crown of jewels, Esther's Follies would be the diamond.

1  Thank K M
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Reviewed 29 October 2012

What a great surprise to have such an attraction in my home town, and didn't have a clue about it.
Fun, pertinent and currently interesting skits, singing, dancing, magic and much more. Further, you can't beat the price for a very cool night out on 6th street. If you're thinking about going to a happy hour on 6th and then to Esther's, advice would be to go early, as getting in to the more popular places was impossible.

Go.. have a good time.

Thank Ray2k
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

Much more intimate than Second City or SNL, this magic/variety/satire group is just hilarious! We laughed from start to finish, and what's going on onstage is almost upstaged by the goings on OUTSIDE on the street. MUST SEE if you're in Austin.

2  Thank travelmf82
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