Wayside Theatre alumnus and past Chicago theatre organizer Chris Markham combined his love of stage, science, and schoolkids to create Impressions Theater. Lately, the childrens' theater troupe he founded has him costumed as Redbeard The Pirate.
The tiny town of Singers Glen proudly proclaims itself The Birthplace of Sacred Music in the South. It celebrates every five years by putting on The Singers Glen Opera. Songs are sung in the historic "shaped note" style.