Press Release: 2004 Community Spotlight Award



The Colony Theatre Company

 in conjunction with

the City of Burbank

 is pleased to announce the inaugural


2004 Community Spotlight Award


The City Of Burbank and The Colony Theatre will honor one of Burbank’s most distinguished leaders

Former Mayor of Burbank – Council Member Stacey Murphy

for her lasting commitment to the city and her vision for its future


June 16, 2004…Burbank...The Colony Theatre Company and the City of Burbank are pleased to announce the inaugural 2004 Community Spotlight Awards which recognizes a lasting commitment to the city.  The first-ever award will be presented to former Mayor of Burbank, Council Member Stacey Murphy.  A special ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 30th at 6:00pm at the Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third St. in the heart of Burbank.  The event will be hosted by The Cusumano Real Estate group.  There will be a reception catered by P.F. Chang’s in the lobby of the theatre prior to the ceremony, which will also feature a performance of scenes from the Colony Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of the classic AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS.  A coffee and dessert reception will immediately follow the ceremony.   

Colony Theatre Producing Director Barbara Beckley hopes the Spotlight Award will become a community tradition. “Stacey and I dedicated this building (the Colony Theatre) together in 2000.  Coming to Burbank and finding the warmth and support of a real community has meant the world to us, and we want to continue, on an annual basis, to honor those who’ve made this such a special place.  I can think of no better person to present this award to than Stacey Murphy.”


The Colony Theatre and the City of Burbank are producing the evening.

Tickets are available by calling the Colony Theatre at 818/558-7000 or by visiting




Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at 6pm

The Colony Theatre

555 North Third Street, in Burbank, CA 91502

The 2004 Spotlight Award will honor

Former Mayor of Burbank, Council Member Stacey Murphy

 Event Hosted by The Cusumano Real Estate Group

The evening will feature an exclusive performance of selected scenes from

The Colony’s Los Angeles premiere production of

Around the World in 80 Days


A reception catered by P.F. Chang’s will be enjoyed in the theatre lobby prior to the ceremony. With the Spotlight Award presentation taking place onstage immediately following the performance Coffee and dessert will be served afterwards

Event Host

Cusumano Real Estate Group

Event Committee Members:

Mayor of Burbank, Marsha R. Ramos

Crown Realty

Sunder Ramani

J. Kermit Floyd

Barbara Beckley

Barry Burnett

Jared K. Wyrick

City Manager, Mary J. Alvord

Jan McElwee

David Rose

Mary Alice O’Connor

Todd Campbell

Jim O'Neil

P.F. Chang's


Sponsorship packages are still available!

Call 818-558-7000 for tickets and reservations


Seating is extremely limited!