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Posted September 06, 2012 in Des Moines West, Community Web Exclusives

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 6, 2012) – The Four Bitchin’ Babes bring their brand of musical theater to Hoyt Sherman Place on September 15, 2012, at 7:30 PM with Mid-Life Vices, A Guilt Free Musical Revue! Tickets are still available and cost $32.50. They can be purchased at the Hoyt Sherman Place Box Office (1501 Woodland Avenue), all Ticketmaster locations, via phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at Don’t miss this chance for a fun night out!

The Four Bitchin’ Babes <>  are Sally Fingerett, Debi Smith, Deirdre Flint, and Marcy Marxer, an original tour de force musical comedy theatre troupe with a 20+ year career on-stage and in-studio, releasing nine recordings and a full-length DVD. These four accomplished and seasoned musician-actress-comediennes come together taking turns in the spotlight filling it with whimsical songs and shtick, presenting the hippest and most luxurious girl group harmonies ever!

Playing, piano, guitar and bass, Sally Fingerett ( is one of the founding “Mothers” of The Four Bitchin’ Babes, releasing 5 solo CDs, 9 Bitchin’ Babes CDs and having participated in over 20 compilation recording projects. Sally’s song of compassion and equal rights, “Home Is Where The Heart Is,” has been recorded by Holly Near, Ronnie Gilbert and folk legends, Peter, Paul and Mary, for their CD and PBS special Lifelines. It has also been published in Contemporary Cabaret a song book celebrating composers Stephen Sondheim, Kander & Ebb and Andrew Lloyd Weber.

Playing guitar, piano and Irish bodhran (drum), Debi Smith ( has received many Washington Area Music Awards and nominations (Wammies). She has been a repeat performer on NPR’s Prairie Home Companion, All Things Considered, Mountain Stage and Radio Smithsonian, and she has also appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, Country Music Television (CMT) and the soundtrack of the Ken Burn’s PBS series, The National Parks. Debi has recorded five solo CD’s including her most recent, The Soprano, a double album which includes a Christmas CD and participated in over 20 albums and compilations. Her CDs have been selected as the Year’s Best by the Washington Post and featured in Billboard, The New York Times and USA Today.

Playing guitar, bass and piano, Deirdre Flint ( hangs out at the intersection where folk music and stand-up comedy collide. Lauded by The New York Times and The Christian Science Monitor, Billboard Magazine says, “Flint is a crack-you-up lady who knows how to deliver underdog messages with panache.” With two CD projects to her credit, she has performed at The Kennedy Center, The Philadelphia Folk Festival and has won such premier songwriting contests as The Kerrville Folk Festival and Falcon Ridge. Her wildly popular anthem “The Boob Fairy” has been featured on FX’s Nip/Tuck, while other up to the minute
comedy commentary songs have been included in Ireland’s What Not to Wear, TLC’s A Dating Story, Great Britain’s Spendaholics, and the documentary Always a Bridesmaid.

Formidable multi-instrumentalist, studio musician, performer and songwriter, Marcy Marxer (, is a two-time GRAMMY® winner, having worked with acts ranging from Pete Seeger and Tom Paxton to Mary Chapin Carpenter and Eva Cassidy. Her virtuosity on the acoustic & electric guitar, four-string banjo, mandolin, ukulele and percussion has landed her on The Today Show, NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Performing on stages in Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the US coast to coast, Marcy is a stellar recording “session player” recording on soundtracks such as Emmy Award winning specials for National Geographic, projects for AT&T, McGraw Hill and performances at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

So, with tongue-in-cheek, this Fabulous Female Folkestra brings you a hilarious new stage revue that musically examines the lives of the boomer generation, finding self-acceptance, grace and humor. Sit back and laugh, and sing along, knowing you are not alone on the winding path we call life!

Welcome to Mid-Life Vices, a celebration of “Whine, Women and Song!”

Nestled on the eastern edge of the historic Sherman Hill district in Des Moines, Iowa, Hoyt Sherman Place boasts one of Des Moines’ most magnificent entertainment, banquet and meeting facilities. Built in 1877 by prominent pioneer businessman Hoyt Sherman, the elegant family home is graced with marble fireplaces, parquet floors and a carved mahogany entryway. Expanded over the years, the building also includes an impressive and elegant art gallery as well as grand and historic theater. With the help of The Hoyt Sherman Place Foundation, this historical landmark hosts concerts, art exhibits, tours, weddings, business affairs, and more.

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