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COUPLE PLAYS A COUPLE
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COUPLE PLAYS A COUPLE

Actors Maureen Silliman and William Parry have been a couple in real life for almost three decades, but they rarely get to play one together onstage. The two are so beloved by Southwest Florida audiences that Kristen Courey, founder and producing artistic director of Gulfshore Playhouse, had to find a play for them. “She thought...

Naples couple pledges $1.5M for new Gulfshore Playhouse theater
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Naples couple pledges $1.5M for new Gulfshore Playhouse theater

An effort to build a new downtown Naples theater received a big boost Tuesday. Sandi and Tom Moran of Naples have pledged $1.5 million toward the Gulfshore Playhouse Theatre and Education Center, expected to be built near Goodlette-Frank Road and First Avenue South. Sandi Moran is a member of its board of directors. Gulfshore Playhouse — which for...

Gulfshore Playhouse Adds Regional Culinary Leader Brian Roland To Consultant Team
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Gulfshore Playhouse Adds Regional Culinary Leader Brian Roland To Consultant Team

Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples’ premier professional theatre, has announced Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire/Venue Naples has joined the consultant team designing the Food and Beverage program for the new Theatre and Education Center. Currently in the design development phase, the Next Stage Capital Campaign is rounding the corner on $25 million raised toward the construction goal...

Gulfshore Playhouse parking garage proposal advances, could spur redevelopment in Naples downtown area
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Gulfshore Playhouse parking garage proposal advances, could spur redevelopment in Naples downtown area

A Naples public-private partnership to build a new downtown parking garage would bring value to the area and spur redevelopment, city officials and community stakeholders said Monday. The Naples City Council, meeting as the Community Redevelopment Agency board, voted unanimously Monday to advance the proposal. The council directed staff to write up an agreement among the involved parties, include a...

Opinion: Arts key to vibrant communities in Southwest Florida
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Opinion: Arts key to vibrant communities in Southwest Florida

What drives economic growth and personal prosperity in Southwest Florida? If you ask most people, they’ll answer by discussing the new and dynamic businesses in our region. They will talk about the importance of tourism and the role of good schools and housing. While these are critical factors, and they’ve helped put Naples and our...