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Curtain falls on Palm Springs show

<p>Richard Byron puts on a costume before the start of "The Last Hurrah!" as The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies prepares to close its long-running show in Palm Springs, California, May 13, 2014. The Mid-Century America-style show ends its 23-year run after 5,000 performances before nearly four million patrons with a cast ranging in age from 55 to 84 years performing The Last Hurrah! on May 18. REUTERS/David McNew</p>

Richard Byron puts on a costume before the start of "The Last Hurrah!" as The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies prepares to close its long-running show in Palm Springs, California, May 13, 2014. The Mid-Century America-style show ends its 23-year run...more

Richard Byron puts on a costume before the start of "The Last Hurrah!" as The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies prepares to close its long-running show in Palm Springs, California, May 13, 2014. The Mid-Century America-style show ends its 23-year run after 5,000 performances before nearly four million patrons with a cast ranging in age from 55 to 84 years performing The Last Hurrah! on May 18. REUTERS/David McNew

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<p>Randy Doney (R) and other members of the cast joke around before going onstage May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew</p>

Randy Doney (R) and other members of the cast joke around before going onstage May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

Randy Doney (R) and other members of the cast joke around before going onstage May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

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<p>A theater-goer photographs a feathered costume in a window May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew</p>

A theater-goer photographs a feathered costume in a window May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

A theater-goer photographs a feathered costume in a window May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

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<p>Wayne Albritton marks one of his last performances off his calendar while preparing to go onstage May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew</p>

Wayne Albritton marks one of his last performances off his calendar while preparing to go onstage May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

Wayne Albritton marks one of his last performances off his calendar while preparing to go onstage May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

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<p>Audience members wait for the start of "The Last Hurrah!" May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew</p>

Audience members wait for the start of "The Last Hurrah!" May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

Audience members wait for the start of "The Last Hurrah!" May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

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<p>Steve Owsley (L), Randy Doney and Wayne Albritton (R) joke in the dressing room before the start of "The Last Hurrah!" May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew</p>

Steve Owsley (L), Randy Doney and Wayne Albritton (R) joke in the dressing room before the start of "The Last Hurrah!" May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

Steve Owsley (L), Randy Doney and Wayne Albritton (R) joke in the dressing room before the start of "The Last Hurrah!" May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

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<p>People line up to watch "The Last Hurrah!" May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew</p>

People line up to watch "The Last Hurrah!" May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

People line up to watch "The Last Hurrah!" May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

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<p>Comedian Fran Olivier (L) dances with an audience member during a performance May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew</p>

Comedian Fran Olivier (L) dances with an audience member during a performance May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

Comedian Fran Olivier (L) dances with an audience member during a performance May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

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<p>Audience members react during a performance of "The Last Hurrah!" May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew</p>

Audience members react during a performance of "The Last Hurrah!" May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

Audience members react during a performance of "The Last Hurrah!" May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

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<p>Cast members perform "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" in "The Last Hurrah!" May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew</p>

Cast members perform "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" in "The Last Hurrah!" May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

Cast members perform "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" in "The Last Hurrah!" May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

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<p>A cast member performs in feathers May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew</p>

A cast member performs in feathers May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

A cast member performs in feathers May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

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<p>Cast members perform a God Bless America tribute May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew</p>

Cast members perform a God Bless America tribute May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

Cast members perform a God Bless America tribute May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

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<p>The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies co-founder Riff Markowitz addresses the audience May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew</p>

The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies co-founder Riff Markowitz addresses the audience May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies co-founder Riff Markowitz addresses the audience May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

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<p>Comedian Fran Olivier carries an audience member during a performance May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew</p>

Comedian Fran Olivier carries an audience member during a performance May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

Comedian Fran Olivier carries an audience member during a performance May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

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<p>Cast members sing "Proud Mary" during "The Last Hurrah!" May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew</p>

Cast members sing "Proud Mary" during "The Last Hurrah!" May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

Cast members sing "Proud Mary" during "The Last Hurrah!" May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

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<p>The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies co-founder Riff Markowitz addresses the audience May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew</p>

The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies co-founder Riff Markowitz addresses the audience May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies co-founder Riff Markowitz addresses the audience May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

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<p>Steve Owsley and ensemble sing the Rolling Stones' "I Can't Get No Satisfaction" May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew</p>

Steve Owsley and ensemble sing the Rolling Stones' "I Can't Get No Satisfaction" May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

Steve Owsley and ensemble sing the Rolling Stones' "I Can't Get No Satisfaction" May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

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<p>Audience members react to a balloon drop during a performance May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew</p>

Audience members react to a balloon drop during a performance May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

Audience members react to a balloon drop during a performance May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

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<p>Randy Doney gestures during "The Last Hurrah!" May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew</p>

Randy Doney gestures during "The Last Hurrah!" May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

Randy Doney gestures during "The Last Hurrah!" May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

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<p>The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies co-founder Riff Markowitz waves from behind a balloon drop May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew</p>

The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies co-founder Riff Markowitz waves from behind a balloon drop May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies co-founder Riff Markowitz waves from behind a balloon drop May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

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<p>Richard Byron puts on a costume before the start of "The Last Hurrah!" May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew</p>

Richard Byron puts on a costume before the start of "The Last Hurrah!" May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

Richard Byron puts on a costume before the start of "The Last Hurrah!" May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

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<p>An audience members hugs Randy Doney after his performance May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew</p>

An audience members hugs Randy Doney after his performance May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

An audience members hugs Randy Doney after his performance May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

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<p>A man looks at a collection of previous posters May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew</p>

A man looks at a collection of previous posters May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

A man looks at a collection of previous posters May 13, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew

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