Will Rogers wore many hats in his lifetime. He was an accomplished vaudeville performer, a popular silent film actor, a syndicated newspaper columnist, a radio personality, a comedian, a social commentator and the list goes on.
When his small-engine plane crashed in 1935, the nation mourned his untimely passing. Rogers was only 55. Rogers' life and art, however, lives on in Glendale Centre Theatre's "The Will Rogers Follies," an engrossing spectacle of colorful costumes and fabulous song-and-dance numbers, that's a treat for anyone unfamiliar with one of the country's most enduring talents.
Rogers' life is the focus of "The Will Rogers Follies," and everything from his childhood in rural Oklahoma all the way through his success as a headliner for the lavish Ziegfeld Follies are chronicled in big musical numbers.