Naples teen theater virtual, distanced – and hard work

Naples teen theater virtual, distanced – and hard work

Naples teens take the stage in very different ways this month

Harriet Howard Heithaus

Naples Daily News

On the first day of rehearsal for “The Addams Family” musical, administrators at the Gulfshore Playhouse Star Academy were doing what one would expect in the era of coronavirus restrictions: keeping teens apart.

Steven Calakos, new education director for Gulfshore Playhouse, had taken “Social distance, everybody! Remember you need to be six feet apart,” as his mantra for the outdoor lunch hour, as kids nested on the amphitheater stage attached to the Norris Community Center.

Back doors were open and fans sucked fresh air into the theater. They will do that in every rehearsal room while the teens create their production of “The Addams Family” musical July 30 through Aug 8. (See information box for details.)