Prescott F. GriffithConsulting ProducerE-mail: email@example.com
Actor, dancer, singer, musician, accountant, management information systems specialist and gourmet cook - Prescott F. Griffith
brought many talents to his
role as former Owner/ Executive Producer and now as Consulting Producer of the Carousel
A native of Fort Dodge, Iowa Griffith
first interest in theatre during high school, acting in, then producing, shows.In fact, he left such a mark on the school that its annual award to the outstanding student in theatre is named "The Scotty Award" in his honor.As a student at Drake University while completing a B.S. in accounting, he assembled a theatre company to perform Broadway musicals during the winter in restaurants throughout Iowa and during summers at the Tabor Opera House in Leadville, Colorado.He
also was chosen as the first Director of Student and Faculty Computing at the then new Dial Computer Center
.Upon graduation, he
received the Alumni Award and the Outstanding Student in Accounting Award from Haskins and Sells.Griffith earned a Master's Degree in Management Information Systems at the University of Minnesota.He continued to operate his theatrical company and was an MIS consultant with Target Stores.Griffith was then appointed an Instructor in Computer Science at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.
The Carousel Dinner Theatre
began operations in 1973 in a converted Ravenna, Ohio supermarket
and experienced some difficulties with consistency of production and service.Griffith
assumed management control of the Carousel
in 1978 and slowly established the continuity necessary to turn the operation around.Griffith
purchased all remaining shares of the theatre from David C. Fulford in 1986 and relocated the Carousel
to the current Akron location, making it America's Largest Professional Dinner Theatre.
became increasingly profitable under Griffith
, gaining a reputation of strength and integrity.Motorcoach tour groups, the backbone of the Carousel business, also increased under Griffith's reign. In January of 2003, and after 25 years at the helm, Prescott F. Griffith sold the theatre to Carousel General Manager David Slaght and financial colleague Joe Palmer, formerly of Moore Stephens Apple.
will remain on with the Carousel
for the next several years as Consulting Producer, and looks forward to exploring other activities such as traveling.Prescott F. Griffith
remains one of the most recognizable figures both in the Akron community and at the theatre.