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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...

‘Wonderful Life’ goes back to radio days in Gulfshore Playhouse by Harriet Heithaus
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‘Wonderful Life’ goes back to radio days in Gulfshore Playhouse by Harriet Heithaus

“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” stokes a Yule log on the fire for Gulfshore Playhouse with a hearty crackle — a cellophane crackle, to be exact. That artificial escort into an audial landscape drives this bundled tale taken from the feel-good Frank Capra holiday film. The Gulfshore Playhouse production has picked up Joe Landry’s 1996 re-interpretation of...

Bedlam’s ‘Saint Joan’ production wins its halo at Gulfshore Playhouse
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Bedlam’s ‘Saint Joan’ production wins its halo at Gulfshore Playhouse

Two things to know about “St. Joan,” the current production at Gulfshore Playhouse: It heats UP a bit slowly. The first act has to rake up the stray elements of scene setting. But long before Joan’s dire sentencing, the fire is blazing, thanks to Bedlam theater company. When the actors and ushers invite you up onstage for...

Gulfshore Playhouse Adds Three Leading Fundraisers To Support Future Growth
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Gulfshore Playhouse Adds Three Leading Fundraisers To Support Future Growth

Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples’ premier professional regional theater, has its eye on the future as it works toward the creation of a cultural landmark facility in downtown Naples. The theater recently reached a pivotal $20 million fundraising milestone in its Next Stage Capital Campaign to build a new Theatre and Education Center at Goodlette-Frank Road and...

Naples, Bonita give new plays their first stages
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Naples, Bonita give new plays their first stages

Playwrights plumb weaknesses and quirks in the human condition to illuminate new perspectives on our own lives and society through theater. Southwest Florida will get a chance to experience their most contemporary insights, and even see just how plays bake into a finished product, in two new-theater festivals: The Gulfshore Playhouse New Works Festival, in its seventh...

Gulfshore Playhouse announces first corporate gift for regional theater
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Gulfshore Playhouse announces first corporate gift for regional theater

Gulfshore Playhouse is one step closer to building its premier professional theater with its first corporate gift. The regional theater’s founder and producing artistic director Kristen Coury announced the donation of $250,000 from Bank of America on Tuesday at a breakfast that drew a crowd of nearly 100 to its home at The Norris Center. The...