Meet the Cast of Stayin’ Alive, our 2024 Show

  • Audra Wadsworth

    Dancer

    This is Audra’s second year with the Spectacular Follies! Audra attended Booker T. Washington during…

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    Barbara Frank

    Dancer, Class Act Tap Company

    Barbara is a Dallas native and grew up in East Dallas, attending Casa View Elementary,…

  • Berlynne Davis

    Vocalist

    Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, I am a proud mother of two incredible children…

  • Beth Weems Pirtle

    Showgirl

    Beth Weems Pirtle is an original Follies Showgirl from 2008. She is Ms. Texas Senior…

  • Betsy Lee

    Dancer, Showgirl, Dallas Tap Dazzlers

    Betsy Lee is a proud member of The Dallas Dazzler since January 2017. For the…

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    Bettie Roeber

    Showgirl, Dancer

    Bettie Roeber began dance training at the age of three, where it lead her to…

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    Beverly Graham

    Dancer, Dallas Tap Dazzlers

    Beverly Graham, age 86, has been a member of the Dallas Tap Dazzlers for 30…

    Bill Wallace

    Vocalist

    Bill Wallace…..Loving husband, father, not a bad in-law as in-laws go, grandfather regretfully rare reasonable…

  • BJ Anderson

    Vocalist

    BJ is an ex-military paratrooper with the U.S. Army. He was a police officer for…

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    Brigitta Powers

    Dancer, Dallas Tap Dazzlers

    Brigitta has been a member of the Dallas Tap Dazzlers for 14 years. This is…

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    Candy Kelley

    Dancer, Dallas Tap Dazzlers

    A Texas native, Candy was born in Fort Worth. This will be her thirteenth year…

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    Carol Cohen

    Vocalist

    Performed in many local community theater productions. Professionally at retirement venues and senior centers. In…

Audra Wadsworth

Dancer

This is Audra’s second year with the Spectacular Follies! Audra attended Booker T. Washington during high school and majored in dance. In 2018 she had her first ever ballroom lesson and was hooked! She loves to compete and perform and is currently studying contemporary dance. Audra continues to challenge herself and grow by learning new styles of dance. She seeks out adventure and will try almost anything – including flying trapeze!

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Barbara Frank

Dancer, Class Act Tap Company

Barbara is a Dallas native and grew up in East Dallas, attending Casa View Elementary, Robert T. Hill Jr. High and Bryan Adams High School, graduating in 1964. She followed Bill, her high school sweetheart, to ETSU (now A&M Commerce) and she had 3 great years with wonderful Gamma Phi Beta sorority sisters. She and Bill married in 1967 and had two amazing children, Stacie and David, who have filled her life with love and lots of fun!

Barbara has always loved watching all musicals and finally was able to take tap as an adult from Texie Waterman. Ten years later, in 1997, her life became even more fun and exciting when she joined Class Act Tap Company! What a blessing to get to share the joy of tap dancing and wonderful music with audiences all over the metroplex and even on stage in Branson and in Atlantic City.

Barbara loves traveling, entertaining, making Shutterfly books, videos and hanging out with her fabulous family and friends. She is thrilled to be back to live entertainment and hopes you derive tons of joy from our show!

Berlynne Davis

Vocalist

Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, I am a proud mother of two incredible children James and Jalynne. I am a LA teacher with PISD. My passions are writing songs, singing, and interior design. My experience includes: gospel singing choirs and praise teams, performing arts groups, and community theater. I am a former beauty pageant queen, and I once received a phone call from the late legendary Jazz singer Nancy Wilson offering an opportunity to study jazz under her teaching.

Beth Weems Pirtle

Showgirl

Beth Weems Pirtle is an original Follies Showgirl from 2008. She is Ms. Texas Senior America 2003; 1st runner up Ms. Senior America 2003. She is a graduate of the American High School in Mexico City and speaks Spanish. She holds degrees from University of Texas and Southern Methodist University and a certification in counseling. Retired in 1994 after 26 years teaching. She and her husband, Rodney, have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Her family, volunteering, and tennis are her passions!

Betsy Lee

Dancer, Showgirl, Dallas Tap Dazzlers

Betsy Lee is a proud member of The Dallas Dazzler since January 2017. For the last 24 years, she has been working as a Financial Analyst at Fujitsu, a telecommunication company in Richardson. She retired in May, 2019 and is enjoying her free time dancing and performing.
Betsy took her first dance lesson when she was 43 and has not stopped dancing since. She is one of the original founder of USA DANCE DALLAS which is a local chapter of USA DANCE, INC., a national 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) non-profit organization that promotes ballroom dancing. She spent 12 years as its Treasurer and through her many years with the chapter, has learned numerous styles of dance including Ballroom, Argentine Tango, West Coast Swing and Salsa. To this day, she still volunteers on its special committees.
In 2016, Betsy decided to take on a new challenge and began tap dancing. There she met all the wonderful ladies of The Dazzlers and soon after, joined the Follies cast in 2017 and became the newest member of the Follies showgirls and dance ensemble. This will be her 7th year with the Follies and is very excited performing with the entire cast.

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Bettie Roeber

Showgirl, Dancer

Bettie Roeber began dance training at the age of three, where it lead her to The University of Oklahoma, and she graduated with a BFA degree in ballet. She was a soloist of both the Fort Worth and Dallas Civic Ballet and Oklahoma City Ballet Companies. She also taught dance in Georgia, California, Arizona, Maryland, Germany, Belgium and now Texas. Ms. Roeber performed in the Southern Palace Revue at Six Flags Over Texas, the College Capers show for American Airlines, and USO shows in Korea. She is a member of the Texas Association Teachers of Dance and also on the faculty at Miss Persis Studio of Dance in Arlington, the same studio she began her dance career. She is delighted to be a part of the Spectacular Follies this year, as she is celebrating being in the show since 2014!

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Beverly Graham

Dancer, Dallas Tap Dazzlers

Beverly Graham, age 86, has been a member of the Dallas Tap Dazzlers for 30 years and has enjoyed performing in the Spectacular Follies since the beginning. She has lived in Gainesville, Texas for 50 years (in the same home) where she raised her 4 children. She considers it such a pleasure to be involved in the Follies and be surrounded by so many talented singers, dancers and others.

Bill Wallace

Vocalist

Bill Wallace…..Loving husband, father, not a bad in-law as in-laws go, grandfather regretfully rare reasonable Republican, reader, talker, listener, ‘Horn, singer, songwriter, guitarist and friend to many. No one has probably experienced all of these traits from him (except for “talker”), but somewhere among them you have hopefully encountered a flawed man who cares for his flawed World and his Fellow Man. Whatever impact he may have made on this world will have come from this caring, his bizarre sense-of-humor, and music. Bill has an extensive musical history in Dallas, playing professionally as a singer/guitarist since 1960 and as an 18 year featured member of the Junior League Follies and 10 years featured in the Spectacular Follies. Other recent and current musical activity includes his rock band The Neanderthals (Stone Age Rock ‘n’ Roll), which he has also donated to worthy causes such as Wounded Warriors and SPCA, and Timeless, a vocal harmony group featuring Gary, Steve, and Carmen from the Follies. His family includes wife Denise, 2 daughters, 2 sons-in-law, 5 grandkids, 2 grandsons-in-law, and Lily, our precious Chuweenie! (Note to burglars contemplating breaking into our house…don’t worry about Lily, she loves everyone!)

BJ Anderson

Vocalist

BJ is an ex-military paratrooper with the U.S. Army. He was a police officer for 10 years and worked with Homeland Security for 18 years. He retired in Sept 2023.

BJ has been singing since he was 15 and loves music, especially old R&B. He spends his spare time singing karaoke, playing chess and dominoes and is a big 49er fan. He has been singing privately for small groups, but the Follies is his first big show.

He is married and has four daughters and 1 granddaughter.

 

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Brigitta Powers

Dancer, Dallas Tap Dazzlers

Brigitta has been a member of the Dallas Tap Dazzlers for 14 years. This is her fourth year dancing with the Spectacular Follies. She is the current Secretary of the Spectacular Follies Board of Directors. She enjoys fitness and golf and time with her family.

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Candy Kelley

Dancer, Dallas Tap Dazzlers

A Texas native, Candy was born in Fort Worth. This will be her thirteenth year as a cast member of the Follies. Dancing since the age of 3, she has been a member of the Dallas Tap Dazzlers for 26 years.

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Carol Cohen

Vocalist

Performed in many local community theater productions. Professionally at retirement venues and senior centers. In the courtroom reality show, EYE for an EYE. She sings, dances & does funny voices ( Betty Boop!). Studied with celebrity coach Gleni Tai & Broadway legend Betty Buckley. Performs with the Ms.Texas Senior America Cameo Club. In the Follies since it’s FIRST year! The only things which make her happier are her kids, Sally & Eddie Glass. Taught school for 23 years…so nothing scares her

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