Meet Our Talented Des Moines Area Entertainers

At Jest Murder Mystery Co. we pride ourselves on our talented and experienced local Des Moines entertainers who bring our murder mystery shows to life. Our team is made up of skilled performers who are passionate about creating a fun and engaging experience for our audiences. Here’s a little bit about some of our talented actors.

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Carol Palmer

Carol has performed in over 50 productions since the early 1980’s. She has acted in several training videos, commercials, and print work over the years.

Carol also performs a one woman cabaret act featuring Broadway Musical numbers which is a definite crowd pleaser. She and her husband Dan, a fellow performer, enjoy supporting their daughter who is an actress, singer and dancer as well.

Headshot Image of Des Moines Murder Mystery Entertainer Dan Chase

Dan Chase

In the past 40 years, Dan Chase has performed in theaters across the Midwest in such diverse shows as “Wait Until Dark,” “A Man For All Seasons,” and “Marat/Sade,” with musical stops in “The Fantasticks,” “Assassins,” “Damn Yankees,” and “All Shook Up,” to name a few.

Most recently, he polished his Irish accent for “The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” lost a limb for “A Behanding in Spokane,” then hanged a few witches just for fun in Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.” For a change of pace, Dan recently directed “The Music Man” for Urbandale Community Theatre.