Founder Of Santa Barbara Theater Company Dies

Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 12:56am

A man who brought classic theater to Santa Barbara for decades has died.

Businessman Bill Budd founded the Gilbert & Sullivan Company of Santa Barbara in 1982, directing its productions for more than a decade.

Budd and his wife also created a popular local video production company, which records community and school theatrical productions, to make them available to families.

Budd was 80 years old.

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