Chris joined the Follies in 2019. He is a lifelong Dallas resident save his years at the University of Oklahoma earning a degree in Business Administration with minors in statistics and business communications.
Jill L Brooks
Jill joined the cast of the Spectacular Follies in 2010 and has been a part of the “Follies Family” since then. Her extensive theatre experience and vocal skill has served her not only as a performer, but also in leadership rolls as a choral captain and voice teacher.
Don joined the cast of the Follies in 2010 as a vocalist in the chorus and with the Texas Rotary Chorus.
Mary V. Dowling was born tap dancing. She began at age four in Elizabeth, NJ. She was co-captain of the Cheerleaders at Sacred Heart High School for 2 years and was awarded a dance scholarship due to her talent as a tap dancer, assisting at the dance studio and perfect attendance.
Mary has performed in many talent shows in New Jersey and other venues in New York City and has also appeared in dance ensembles. She taught tap to elementary school children at the Dorothy Inderlied dance studio and choreographed routines with the Duncanville and Frisco Chambers of Commerce
preparing for their annual award programs.
She has won numerous awards for volunteering and assisting in other theatrical venues in New Jersey.
Her heartfelt gratitude goes out to the outstanding Class Act Tap Co., the Spectacular Follies and her wonderful family. They have all supplied her with “the oxygen” that keeps her going. This is Mary’s 12th year in the Follies.
Jim has appeared in numerous plays and musicals, amateur and professional. He holds B.F.A. and Master of Fine Arts degrees from TCU, and has produced/directed more than 60 film and video productions.
A recent addition to the Follies family, Scott brings his expertise in information technology to the Follies board and serves on the website, social media and program advertising committees.
Beth is from West Columbia, Texas and a graduate of the American High School, Mexico City.
Rodney is from Coleman, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University on a basketball scholarship and was Most Valuable Player 1953.
Mary Virginia Tuinstra
Mary Virginia was born in Houston, TX. Early in life, her mother recognized her considerable musical talents and at significant sacrifice, provided for piano lessons at age 4, dance lessons at age 10 and voice lessons at age 14.