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The Dallas Sr Follies

Ned Startzel and Mark Carroll

The Spectacular Dallas Senior Follies opened September 5, 2008 at the Eisemann in Richardson, Texas under the direction of Mark Carroll.

Mark has said, " The Metroplex is full of talented and creative people age 55 and over. At long last, this will showcase all those amazing talents who may have thought their chance to be a star had passed." The annual productions feature the classics from the 30s, 40s and 50s and are reminiscent of the legendary Ziegfield Follies highlighting variety acts, singers, dancers and, keeping with tradition, showgirls in stunning costumes with a backdrop of professionally-designed sets rivaling Broadway.

In the spring of 2007 Ned Startzel approached Mark to discuss the possibility of producing a professional-level Senior Follies similar to that produced by the Palm Springs, California entertainment community. Mark and Ned met again early in 2008, which led to Ned recruiting Frank A. Frazier III and then organizing a board of directors. As they say, the rest is history.

The Dallas Senior Follies is a Texas 501(c)3 corporation.

Ed Sward Photography has provided photography support for the Senior Follies since 2008 and annually produces a picture book of the show.

Below are links to selected pictures from rehearsals and the shows.



Ed Sward Photography
2203 Glen Forest Lane
Plano, TX 75023
Ph: 982-985-0882 Fx: 972-985-3252