Gulfshore Playhouse Raises More Than $1 Million At Annual Gala
Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples’ premier professional regional theater, recently celebrated its 9th annual gala “Bubbles, Baubles and Broadway” with a record-breaking $1 million raised for the Annual Fund for Artistic Excellence.
Kicking off the evening’s fundraising efforts was another crowning achievement: More than 85 individuals responded to the call “What Part Will You Play” and donated $564,000.
The evening continued with top bids for experiential auction lots that included an exclusive package for two to the London production of “Hamilton;” four tickets with a behind-the-scenes tour of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two,” a resort-ski experience for eight at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe; and a personalized guided tour to Havana, Cuba.
Two lots captured multiple bids, including a private four-course dinner for eight prepared by renowned Chef Brian Roland, and a walk-on role in the 2019-20 Gulfshore Playhouse production of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.”