For as long as she can remember, Ann Isacoff wanted to be on stage, performing. But, as often happens, life pointed her in another direction, raising a family and working in the legal field. However, she never lost her love of the theater and music and, though she always wanted to see a Broadway show, she never had the opportunity.
At last, at the age of 96, Isacoff’s wish to see a Broadway show was granted when she and daughter Marilyn Weinberg attended a matinee performance of “Jersey Boys” on stage in Boston, thanks to national nonprofit Twilight Wish Foundation.
Isacoff and her daughter traveled via a chauffeured limousine to Boston on March 3rd, where they were treated to special seats, courtesy of Parentgiving.com, who generously donated the tickets.
Although unfamiliar with “Jersey Boys,” Isacoff researched it ahead of time and spent the performance clapping along with the songs that she recognized from the 50’s and 60’s.
“What can I say,” said Isacoff, “Except that it was a dream come true. Thank you, Twilight Wish, for a wonderful day.”
Isacoff, a resident of Langdon Place in Dover, New Hampshire, shares her love of the theater with others in her care center. Last year, she began organizing a variety show, “Senior Moments,” at her facility. Many of the other residents also perform, with Isacoff organizing rehearsals for the troupe. According to Isacoff, this year’s production will feature routines from many famous old time comedians such as George Burns, Jack Benny and Abbott and Costello.
A woman of many talents, Isacoff is described by Activities Director at Langdon Place, Linda Jarvis, as a prolific writer. In fact, she has written four books about her memories and life. According to Isacoff, she mostly writes so that her grandchildren will know what life was like before their time, before electricity and other modern conveniences.