The Three Little Bakers, entertainment icons
My father used to say, “What a blessing it is to get up every day and make a living by making people happy.” They (Hugo Sr., Al and Nick Immediato) touched many people from all walks of life, everyone from little kids to 90-year-olds. You’d see buses pull up to their theater with all kinds of people—groups from churches to every kind of fraternal and social organization—and everyone was laughing and bonding. At the theater, Dad, Uncle Al and Uncle Nick, along with incredible theater casts, entertained 1,000 people a day, five days a week for 34 years—at least 250,000 a year for a good 20 years. I used to introduce them on stage. Everywhere I go, people say, “Aren’t you that guy?” It was like New Year’s Eve every night. People who normally couldn’t afford theater and non theatergoers would visit and have a great meal and see a great show like “The Sound of Music” or “Oklahoma!” They used to tell us, “Now I love it, and it never would have happened if I hadn’t gone to Three Little Bakers.” It brought a lot of business to Delaware. They just had an ability to keep up with the times. They really had the pulse of what people wanted in entertainment.