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Betsy Wickard


dancer / singer


Musical Productions


Betsy's Backyard Follies - white dress

Betsy's Backyard Follies - a one woman musical revue featuring songs & dances of the 20's 30's, & 40's performed for senior citizens at venues throughout Florida.

Currently: “A Fan Dance for Every Occasion”~ Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day,
Valentine’s Day, Easter, Veteran’s Day, 4th of July, Halloween, Birthday,

2012 – 2013 Pathway to the Stars, Count de Hoernle Amphitheatre, Boca Raton, produced by Floss Keesely

2007 - Golden Follies -
Majestic Theatre, Branson, MO,
produced and directed by Jon Cole

2005 - The Branson Follies -
Follies Theatre, Branson, MO,
starring Patti Page, John Byner, Carol Channing, and, The Four Aces; executive producer, Don Gregory, director and choreographer, Walter Painter.

2004 - 2005 - The Great American Follies,
Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
starring Robert Morse, Michelle Lee, Mickey Rooney, and Kitty Carlsle Hart, director and choreographer, Jean Ann Ryan.

2003 - 2004 - The Florida Follies,
Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
starring Florence Henderson and Carol Lawrence, director and choreographer, Jean Ann Ryan.

1998 - 2003 - Betsy's Backyard Follies - Florida

1998 -The Tropical Critter's Show -
an interactive musical revue for children 3 to 8 with original music and lyrics based on a series of children's books created and published by Betsy. Performed at venues in Florida.

1996-98 - Golden Girls USA -
starring Jimmie Rogers, Greg Thompson Productions, Country Tonite Theatre, Branson, MO; Harrah's, Laughlin, NV; New Palace Casino, Biloxi, MS.

1996 - Silver Sizzles Revue -
Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City

Betsy's Backyard Follies - headshot 1995 - Remembering Hollywood -
Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City

1995 - Murder at Sea - Standing Room Only Productions,
Discovery Cruise Lines, produced and directed by Cathy Rollins.

1993 - 1994 - The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies,
Plaza Theatre, Palm Springs, CA,
produced and directed by Riff Markowitz.

1993 - Golden Girls on Broadway,
Bally's Grand Casino, Atlantic City,
Greg Thompson Productions

1992 - Golden Girl Follies ,
Bally's Grand Casino, Atlantic City,
Greg Thompson Productions

1992 - Hollywood Sweethearts,
The Crystal Palace, Philadelphia,
Jean Ann Ryan Productions

1992 - Rhapsody in Blue,
The Crystal Palace, Philadelphia,
Jean Ann Ryan Productions

1990 - Salute to Irving Berlin,
The Brandywine Theater, Philadelphia,
The Philadelphia Light Opera Company

1980 - 1991:

Feature Films -
Rocky Five starring Sylvester Stallone
Mannequin on the Move Television -
Christmas on Division Street - ABC movie starring Fred Savage & Hume Cronin
Bloopers and Practical Jokes - starring Alex Trebek
People Are Talking - starring Debbie Reynolds
Amazing Eyes - starring Judy Collins
QVC Network - model

Commercials -
Revlon with Linda Evangelista
CBS Sports with John Madden
Resorts International Casino with Telly Savalis
Sands Casino

Industrial Films -
Sun Oil Company

Print -
Avon , Wells Fargo, Dupont, Viva, Reagan Memorial Library, Prudential

Theatrical Training:
1993 - Burt Reynolds Studio, Florida
1987-88 - Three of Us Studios, New York
1986 - Actor's Training Studio, New York
1959-63 - June Taylor School of Dance, New York

Education - Bachelor of Arts, English

1977 -78 - Horse handler for The Riding for Disabled Association, London, England; the Riding School at Buckingham Palace ... Director, HRH The Princess Anne

1959-65 - Choreographer and principal dancer, The Sophisticates, an entertainment group that performed aboard The Ocean Monarch, Cunard Cruise Lines, and at The Princess and St. George Hotels in Bermuda

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