When he received the Hot 25 award nearly 20 years ago, Doug Rankin had become president of the Irvine Barclay Theatre six month earlier. Now, Rankin proudly leads it into its own 20th anniversary season.
Within the past two decades, Rankin has witnessed the theater grow in numerous ways.
“Each year has been different,” he says. Over the years, the audience of the Barclay Theatre has diversified in accordance to the population of Irvine, while maintaining a loyal and growing audience.
The theater’s goal for the coming years is to see a younger crowd drawn to the stage, which will hopefully be achieved with this season’s series of events called “20/20/20.”
Aside from his ongoing involvement with the theater, Rankin has found time to travel on occasions. As for the future, he has “no immediate plans but to keep promoting the theater.”
– Kaysie Ellingson
OC METRO's 2009 Hot 25 honorees:
Toby Bost | Mike Gillespie | Anil Puri | Sean Collins
Kevin Boylan & T.K. Pillan | Dr. Jason Knight | Hugh Hewitt
Luke Allen | Tina Aldatz | Sukhee Kang | Glenn Gray
Amelia & Florent Marneau | Tim McFerran | Tallia Hart
Bill Sanderson | Henrik Fisker | Janet Hamada | Wayne Gross
Julie Miller-Phipps | Michael Ruane | Carl St.Clair
Pretend City | Phil Willms | Sheryl Bourgeois | Steve Nichols
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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of OC METRO's Hot 25 awards, here are our original Hot 25 honorees, who were featured in 1990.
Doug Rankin | Erich Vollmer | Dennis Aigner | Greg Patton
Janice Mittermeier | Carol Stogsdill | Carl St.Clair
Anton Segerstrom | Christopher Cox | Christine (Reed) Iger
Dr. Robert Bade | Thomas Mays | Mike Goode
Richard Gadbois | Rudy Castruita | Debbie Miede
Ernest C. Brown | Mossimo Giannulli | Daniel L. Rasmussen
Cynthia Ellner | Kathryn Braun Lewis | David Wilhelm
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first Hot 25 honorees