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Esther's Follies

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Address: 525 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
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+1 512-320-0198
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Fun Time in Austin!

I was in Austin for some meetings and our group went to Esther Follies. We had so much fun with the political satire, great humor and the magician was incredible. I really liked... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 May 2016
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York, United States
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York, United States
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

I was in Austin for some meetings and our group went to Esther Follies. We had so much fun with the political satire, great humor and the magician was incredible. I really liked how they pulled the audience in and used people on the street as well. I will definitely return on my next trip to Austin.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Always a pleasure to see people who love their work. Esther's is a unique blend of comedy, satire, and magic. It's like 2nd City Meets, Zigfried (sans Roy)-- and a whole lot more. Fun, kitschy, catchy, thoughtful and memorable. This is a show that can entertain multiple generations at once-- (PG13). You wonder how they're able to do two shows... More 

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

My daughter took me to this show, I was laughing the minute they started. Hilarious many variety topics. The magic show was very interesting, very entertaining. I would recommend this show to anyone that is going to Austin or whoever lives there.

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Thank Patti419
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Lampoon everything going on in the world especially the politics of the day. Magican does a wonderful job. Fast paced hour and a half. Worth the trip for an evening.

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Thank Doug F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Located on the popular 6th street in Austin. Esters Follies is always fun and funny as heck! Current humor with old favorites mixed in. Not for kids so don't bring 'em.

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Thank Joe P
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Always fun, and the uniquely talented cast of Esther's never fails to make me even more proud of Austin. I've been going for over 35 years, and some of the acts are still the same, and incredibly, still make me laugh til I cry! Should currently be wonderful, given the wealth of material a national election provides. Ray Anderson (magician)... More 

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Thank Axemom
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I loved the show so much that I bought two tickets for my two friends who visited Austin. They loved it as well and had a great time. It is important to know that you need to have high tolerance for sarcasm and sort of self-criticism of Texan culture.

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Thank 288cat1982
Austin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I am way overdue for a show. It is a true Austin original. A great way to get the true flavor of what made Austin the well rounded entertainment city it is!

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Thank PeacefulDrifter
Louisville, Kentucky
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This show is so much fun and high energy! You have to pay attention, because the clever humor is non-stop! It is very much geared toward locals, and the passersby on the street even get to play a part in the show. Better than SNL!

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Thank ElaineAus2013
Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Esther's Follies has been an icon site on 6th street for many years. Shannon Sedgwick hosts an incredible cast of performers who could not be more current with their biting humor and their satire. Do not miss this.

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