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My Fair Lady

2016-17 SEASON: We take a close look at what is coming soon to theaters near you in SWFL Much has been made of the fact that Gulfshore Playhouse and The Naples Players, only a handful of blocks apart in downtown Naples, have both announced “My Fair Lady” for 2016-17. The Lerner and Loewe musical about...


Jay Baker

GIVING BIG: Philanthropist Jay Baker got rich growing Kohl’s stores – now he’s sharing the wealth and his time with Naples “I don’t understand why more people don’t donate to the community where they live,” said Baker, emphasizing that he and his wife don’t just write checks but get involved with the charities and causes...


The Next Stage $10 Million to Gulfshore Playhouse

Gifts Roundup: $10 Million From Ex-Kohl’s Chief to Gulfshore Playhouse Jay Baker, the former president of retail company Kohl’s, and his wife, Patty, pledged $10 million to help pay for a new theater complex in Naples, Fla. The Bakers stipulated that Gulfshore officials must raise an additional $10 million from other donors to receive the...


The Next Stage Gulfshore Playhouse $10 Million

Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples Receives $10 Million Gift Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples, Florida, has received a $10 million matching gift from Patty and Jay Baker toward construction of a new regional theater complex, the Naples Herald reports. The gift form the Bakers will support construction of a 56,000-square-foot complex with two state-of-the-art theaters, one of...


The Next Stage – $10 Million Donation to Spearhead New Gulfshore Playhouse

$10 Million Donation to Spearhead New Gulfshore Playhouse The Gulfshore Playhouse is known for being Southwest Florida’s premiere professional theatre, bringing in thousands of local and international visitors to its performances each year. In a show of incredible generosity, patrons Patty and Jay Baker announced their plans to provide a $10 million matching donation to...


Joe A. Callaway Award

Actors Kelley Curran and Thomas Jay Ryan Honored with 2015 Joe A. Callaway Award Kelley Curran and Thomas Jay Ryan have been selected to receive the 2015 Joe A. Callaway Award presented by the Actors Equity Foundation. The award, honoring the best performance in a professional production of a classic play (one written prior to...


Gulfshore Playhouse Education

Gulfshore Playhouse educating folks while also entertaining them Coury said that she is “pleased to have grown to a seven-show season of professional theatre spanning October to May.” But she’s proudest of what Gulfshore Playhouse Education provides in the way of after-school acting classes and summer camps for students through its STAR Academy, which stands...


Neapolitan Family Magazine

Neapolitan Family Magazine Features Gulfshore Playhouse in “30 Days of Giving: 2015 Directory” November is not just a month for gratitude; it is a month for giving. In recognition of Nonprofit Awareness Month, we have compiled our third annual Nonprofit Directory to help make you aware of the many opportunities to give in Southwest Florida.

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