PRINCESS THEATRE - Raising the Curtain: HOW A PRINCESS CAN LEARN FROM A WISE OL' FOX

Monday, June 1, 2009

HOW A PRINCESS CAN LEARN FROM A WISE OL' FOX


Here’s a little personal note from me, the blog master…My wife dragged me to Atlanta this past Sunday to see the “Jersey Boys” and I am sure glad she did.

The show was fantastic…I loved it, although I hated to admit to Judy! We were in the third row, just behind the “pit” area. Great seats (thanks Bill!)!

Anyway, my sister-in-law, Terri Sudderth, was with us and she accompanied me on a tour of the grand Fox Theatre, with our good friend Bill Foreman, who had promised us a look behind the scenes.

Bill has worked there as an usher for years and still helps out on occasion in other capacities. On the rounds, we happened to run into Len Tucker, Director of Operations, of Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. Bill introduced us and Len took us even further behind the scenes and into the main offices, the Grand Salon banquet room, the kitchen, and the famous Egyptian Ballroom. It was a very exciting tour and I was thrilled, to say the least.

Terri is a very talkative lady, just like her sister…my wife! She wanted Les to know that I was working with a group attempting to restore the Princess and how much I was appreciating the privileged “back stage” tour. His ears literally perked up!

It turns out the Fox Theatre helps theaters all around the country (around 150) and they are more than happy to share their knowledge. They even assisted the Tennessee Theater project with "lessons learned" on HVAC issues.

Long story short, Len, a very nice gentleman, wanted us to contact him…Gary did just that today. Len passed Gary’s number on to the Fox department that works on restoration projects…this can only be good for us! Len wants to come see the Princess as she is today, so he can watch her come alive!

It seems destiny has again smiled on the Princess…a pleasure trip turned out to be a “networking connection” that just may help an ol’ Princess learn from a wise ol’ Fox! Fingers crossed everyone!

So, sit back now and CLICK HERE, and take a tour of the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. I had a ball taking the shots, and only wish I could have used my DSLR and flash for some of them. However, the pocket Nikon did a pretty fair job.

I’d like to give my thanks to Bill, Terri, and Len for a very informative and productive trip. Oh yes, thanks dear for “making” me go!

2 comments:

terri said...

Paul, you know what a fan of the Fox I am. Sunday was a great day. I wanted you to go more for the Fox experience than for the show!Glad it worked out like it did. Pix were great. Will continue to spread the work where ever I can.

The Princess Cheerleader

Mushy said...

Welcome Princess Cheerleader (Terri)...I'm so glad you both insisted I go. I also appreciate your gift of gab, 'cause it sure came in handy!

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