Jacci Florence, Terrace Plaza Playhouse
Jacci Olsen Florence, along with her husband Kim are the owners of Beverly’s Terrace Plaza Playhouse. Jacci’s mother, Beverly had a profound love of theatre and the arts in general. Because of this, Jacci grew up performing on stage beginning at the young age of 3 ½ years and has performed many roles in productions over the years. Jacci loves directing, but because she now produces all the shows at the Playhouse along with taking care of the demanding business affairs, it doesn’t leave time to do much directing with the exception of the yearly production of Scrooge, A Christmas Carol.
All this came to be because as far back as Jacci can remember, her mom was putting on a play somewhere. Jacci’s dad Blaine loved Beverly so much, he agreed to build a theatre so Beverly’s love of theatre could have a place to happen and that was basically why Beverly’s Terrace Plaza Playhouse came to be.
Jacci retired after 35 years at Hill Air Force Base in a career she loved. Early in her career she had the opportunity to be part of the team to install the first email system on the base and supported it and the Information Technology arena for many years making lifelong friends.
Jacci and Kim are the proud parents of 5 amazing children, one son and four daughters. They have 17 wonderful grandchildren and feel so blessed to have 3 great grandchildren. They are both retired from their regular careers, but they spend their days – and nights – very busy running Beverly’s Terrace Plaza Playhouse and thoroughly loving giving the community a place to enjoy the arts.
Maresha Bosgieter, Catholic Community Services