Final Act Ensemble

dec 15, 2015; 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

 

The Final Act Ensemble is a troupe of performers ages 60 and older that perform classic and original radio plays, including commercials and sound effects. Programs are available for youth, adult, and multi-generational audiences.

Shows are approximately 50 minutes in length and can be performed on-site at retirement communities, banquet facilities, churches, and schools.

Below is a sampling of past performances:

  • The Casablancan Maltese Moroccan Goldfinch
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Dragnet
  • Easy Aces: Jane Thinks Mink
  • Easy Aces: Jane Visits the Psychiatrist
  • The Frumples
  • Gift of the Magi
  • Life of Riley
  • My Friend Irma
  • Mystery Loves Company
  • Party Line
  • The Shadow: The Blind Beggar Dies
  • Sound Effects on Parade
  • WWII Broadcast to the Troops in 1943
  • Fairy Tale Corner youth/multi-generational shows
  • The Red Balloon youth/multi-generational shows
  • The Titanic youth/multi-generational shows
  • The Wizard of Oz youth/multi-generational shows

For more information on joining Final Act Ensemble or to book the group for your school or organization, contact Robin Spahr, education director, at 515-974-5365.

Company Members:
Barbara Alvord
Jim Arthur
Mary Jane Brittain
Katie Brooks
Joanne Brown
Victoria Christian
Al Downey
Ruth Downey
Jerry Eisenhour
Barbara Keck
Molly Ketchum
Elysa Koss
Melinda Leseney
Hu Lundberg
R.J. Lundgren
Susie McCauley
Sharrie Millner
Mark Pullen
Mary Gill Reeves
Ruth Schanke
William Slicker
Lester Small
Marsha Szymczuk
Ed Truslow
Nancy Waldman
John Wetherell
Phyllis Wolfe

Des Moines Playhouse Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kill Date: Dec. 15, 2015

Subject: Des Moines Community Playhouse Final Act Ensemble Presents “Holiday Victory Broadcast, 1945”

Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Public Relations Director, 515-974-5358

 

The Des Moines Community Playhouse’s Final Act Ensemble presents “Holiday Victory Broadcast, 1945,” an evening of nostalgic radio, 7:00 PM, Tuesday, Dec. 15. Tickets are $10 for all ages and available online at dmplayhouse.com and at the Playhouse ticket office, 515-277-6261.

“Holiday Victory Broadcast, 1945” presents a program of nostalgic radio that takes the audience back to the first holiday season after World War II ended. The program includes “sneak previews” of “The Shadow,” “Suspense,” and “My Friend Irma,” along with period songs and full episodes of “Fibber McGee and Molly” and “Easy Aces” (a sort of early “I Love Lucy”). There’ll also be plenty of banter between announcers to keep things lively and to give the show a period flavor.

The Final Act Ensemble is a troupe of performers ages 60 and older that perform classic and original radio plays, including commercials and live and recorded sound effects. Programs are available for youth, adult, and multi-generational audiences.

The Playhouse is one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the US. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information on “Holiday Victory Broadcast 1945” and the Final Act Ensemble, contact the Des Moines Community Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261 or visit dmplayhouse.com.