It is with sad regret, that SLOC announces the passing of Thomas D. Bambury. Thomas served in many capacities with SLOC, ranging from backstage activities to principle acting roles to director to chorographer. Thomas’s last directing stint for SLOC was Side by Side(2010). Thomas also directed among others, the spellbinding, Jekyll and Hyde(2004). His acting roles included Rooster in Annie(1990) and Hewes in 1776 (1989), John Wilkes Booth inAssassins (2009). Thomas, at the age of 49 has left us way too soon. We will remember you, Thomas
Thomas lived a short life (49 years), yet he lived life to the fullest. An actor, director, and choreographer, Thomas for almost 3 decades was a very active participate in the community theatre scene. From Classic Theatre Guild to Family Players to SLOC, he posessed a treasure of theatrical experience and knowledge. His range as an actor was enormous…over 80 roles. From Rooster in Annie(1990), John Wilkes Booth in SLOC’s Assassins(2009), and Willie Conklin in Ragtime (2011). His skill as an actor was enormous. A talent!
Thomas was a “people person.” As a director or a counselor or as a caretaker for his mother Jean, this trait shined through. Thomas was close to his family, and the Dalton Family were heavily involved with SLOC. Jean Dalton was an usher for SLOC, and who could ever forget, Mr. Dalton “Duffy” Bambury…an actor and who manned the “bar” at the State Street Opera house. In his bio for, Jekyll andHyde, Thomas ended it with a personal message of thanks to his father, ‘“This the moment.”’ Thomas will be remembered as a kind and understanding person.
Directed: How to Succeed in Business(1994)
Jekyll and Hyde(2004)
Side by Side (2010)
Acting: Benjamin (Amahl and the Night Visitors1987
Bundles (Annie 1990)
Hewes (1776 1989)
John Wilkes Booth (Assassins2009) TANYS Award
Willie Conklin (Ragtime2011)
Adminstration: Board member, VP Public Relations, along with Dave Dixon published online newsletter