In 1979, Barry Hughson came home from school and told his mother he was starting a theater company. Thrilled, she started rummaging for some old blankets he could hang up and use for a set. The 11-year-old gently told his mother that he already had a real theater. “I had gone to the church and asked the priest if we could do shows in the church basement,” Hughson remembers. His father was so impressed with Barry’s ambition, he enlisted an attorney to draw up the 501(c)(3) paperwork, recruited an adult board of directors and Connecticut’s Youth Theatre Ensemble was born. “I cut my teeth on it, and it lasted for 20 years,” Hughson says…
By Kristi Casey Sanders Early on in her career, Susan Anton traded in her pageant crowns (Miss California 1969, second runner-up Miss America 1970) for a chance to shine as an actress/singer, appearing in films alongside actors such as John Malkovich (Making Mr. Right ) and Burt Reynolds (Cannonball Run II ), on Broadway in […]
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By Kristi Casey Sanders Movie mogul William Fox wanted only the best for his flagship Fox Theatre in Atlanta, so he sent his wife to hand-select its décor from the prestigious, Chicago-based design firm Ketcham and Rothschild. Seventy-seven years later, the Fox’s furnishings haven’t tarnished with age, but repeated use and abuse has taken its […]