Ned Startzel and Mark Carroll
Spectacular Dallas Senior Follies opened September 5, 2008 at
the Eisemann in Richardson, Texas under the direction of 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.
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.
Dallas Senior Follies is a Texas 501(c)3 corporation.
Sward Photography has provided photography support for the Senior
Follies since 2008 and annually produces a picture book of the
are links to selected pictures from rehearsals and the shows.