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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...

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...

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...

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Gulfshore Playhouse proposes partnership with city on new parking garage Gulfshore Playhouse hopes to have a new theater within the next three years and, to go with it, a new parking garage courtesy of the city of Naples. In November 2017, Gulfshore Playhouse closed on 3 acres at the corner of First Avenue South and Goodlette-Frank Road to build a new 56,000-square-foot theater...

Cleveland builder to help oversee construction of $45M theater project
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Cleveland builder to help oversee construction of $45M theater project

Cleveland builder to help oversee construction of $45M theater project Gulfshore Playhouse named a construction industry veteran chairman of the building committee for its Next Stage Capital Campaign. Tony Panzica, a member of the professional regional theater’s board of directors, has overseen a major renovation and expansion of the Cleveland Museum of Art as president...