Dear Friends,

By all accounts, this is a landmark moment for Gulfshore Playhouse.

As we embark on a new season, we are reminded of the generosity, compassion, and vibrant spirit of our patrons. This season finds us in a new home for our annual gala at The Ritz-Carlton on the beach, an ever-growing education program, and of course, plans for our stunning new state-of-the-art theatre and education center in Downtown Naples.

On the heels of an extremely successful season, the summer saw our STAR Academy form the new Teen Conservatory, an audition-only program that culminated in a full-scale production of Into the Woods. We also mounted a 40-student production of Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. featuring 6-14 year olds. We are so grateful to our donors whose generosity made it possible for more than a third of our students to receive scholarship assistance. We’re thrilled to announce that we have created partnerships with the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida and The Naples Philharmonic resulting in several exciting in-school programs that will allow us to reach even more students in our community.

This season would not be complete without our world-class theatre featuring Broadway-quality work that will inspire, entertain, and remind you of the importance of art and education in our community. Our Mainstage season includes two brand new works, several laugh-out-loud comedies, food for thought, venerated classics, hilarious adaptations, and as always, passion for highest-quality professional theatre we can create for you, right in your backyard.

I am grateful for the enormous community support that we have received thus far. With you at our side, the sky is the limit.


My very best,


Kristen Coury

Kristen Coury

Founder and Producing Artistic Director