Press Release: 2005 Community Spotlight Award



The Colony Theatre Company

 in conjunction with

the City of Burbank

 is pleased to announce the inaugural


2005 Community Spotlight Award Event


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

Barry Burnett 

for his inspiration and commitment to the city! 

June 18, 2005…Burbank...The Colony Theatre Company and the City of Burbank are pleased to announce the second annual Community Spotlight Award Event which recognizes a lasting commitment to the city of Burbank. The 2005 Community Spotlight Award will be presented to Burbank native son, Barry Burnett. A special ceremony will be held on Wednesday, July 20th at 6:00pm at the Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third Street (at Cypress). The event co-chairs are Marsha Ramos, Sunder Ramani and Mary Alvord. There will be a reception catered by Pomodoro Cucina Italiana in the lobby of the theatre prior to the ceremony. The ceremony itself will also feature an exciting program of theatrical entertainment including highlights from the Colony Theatre’s upcoming production of the Jerry Herman musical, THE GRAND TOUR! A coffee and dessert reception will immediately follow the ceremony.

A generation of Burbank residents knows Barry Burnett by his Burbank Park and Rec and Burbank High School name: "Coach." With twelve years coaching five sports, serving on three School Site Councils and being Advisor to Muir's Builders Club, Burnett has invested in our youth. On the Salvation Army Board for 14 years and Providence/St. Joseph's Capital Committees, Kiwanis, Emmanuel Church choir, along with Chamber of Commerce Board and Leadership Burbank, Burnett has "dabbled" a bit in charitable work and local Business. Past President of the Burbank Association of Realtors and retired state leadership in his field, Barry has also kept a hand in the care and feeding of the local real estate market. Burnett is a staunch supporter of local arts, especially The Colony Theatre!

Colony Theatre Artistic Director Barbara Beckley comments, “We are delighted and honored to be presenting this second annual ‘Spotlight’ award to Barry Burnett. His dedication to this community and his courage in the face of personal adversity, is an inspiration to us all. Barry is a hero and true champion to us and to Burbank. We are thrilled to be presenting him with this honor.”

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

Tickets and sponsorship packages are available by calling the Colony Theatre at 818/558-7000 x20.

Event Committee Members:

Barbara Beckley
Todd Campbell
Dr. Chap Clark
J. Kermit Floyd
Dan Humpfreville
Bill Jacot
Dr. Mel Loucks
Jan McElwee

Stacy Murphy
Mary Alice O'Connor
Gary Olson
David Rose
Larry Stamper
Sue Stamper
Yumiko Whitaker


Sponsorship packages are still available!

Call 818-558-7000 for tickets and reservations


Seating is extremely limited!