Performing Since 2008
When the curtain goes up on September 20, 2018, The Spectacular Follies will be presenting its special anniversary production, “Encore! Everything Old Is New Again.” A tribute to the longevity of the Follies, the show will highlight its best of the first 10 years by presenting many of the favorite songs, dances and comedy acts that entertained the audiences over the years.
The Follies opened its first show on the stage of the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in 2008 and nobody could have predicted the success the show would have that year and nobody dreamed that the Follies would be celebrating a decade of entertaining the Dallas area with a musical revue featuring entertainers over the age of 55. But, here we are, bigger and better than ever imagined
In 2005, the late businessman, Ned Startzel and Dallas showman, Mark Carroll, came up with an idea to stage a Ziegfeld/Las Vegas type of senior showcase with singers, dancers and a line of beautiful showgirls to highlight the talents of local seniors who love live theater and wanted to continue to perform. After 3 years of planning, the Follies opened and has been a huge draw ever since. Themes have varied over the years and have presented shows featuring the music of great composers such as Gershwin, Porter, and Berlin, as well as country, rock, and well-known entertainers as Sinatra, Astaire, and Marilyn. Tributes to Broadway, the ’50s, the ’60s and other genres, such as the patriotic finale honoring our military, have shown the scope of talent the cast has to offer.