February 20, 2024

ANYTHING GOES, SWEET CHARITY & More Set for Gulfshore Playhouse 2024-2025 Season

Gulfshore Playhouse has unveiled its complete 2024-2025 season, the first in the new Baker Theatre and Education Center. Performances begin October 27, 2024. As the only fully professional LORT (League of Resident Theatres) theatre company in Naples, Gulfshore Playhouse will welcome casts and creative teams from Broadway and beyond to grace both the Broadway-sized Moran ... News & Updates

July 7, 2020

Naples teens take the stage in very different ways this month

In a summertime of coronavirus restrictions, when there are few opportunities for teens, two productions feature them in a very different approach to theater.  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 ... Naples teens take the stage in very different ways this month

May 28, 2020

Naples couple gives $1M gift to Gulfshore Playhouse for new theater

A Naples couple has given $1 million toward a planned downtown Naples theater. Mary and Stephen Byron Smith bestowed the gift to Gulfshore Playhouse to support the creation of the new Gulfshore Playhouse Theatre and Education Center.  “We are extremely grateful, not only for this generous gift from the Smiths, but for their belief in our vision,” said Kristen ... Naples couple gives $1M gift to Gulfshore Playhouse for new theater

April 15, 2020

The University of Us: Naples area organizations forge a virtual arts school

Kristen Coury, founder and artistic director of Gulfshore Playhouse, said its weekly free workshops are pulling in registrations from around the country. It didn’t hurt to open the series with a Zoom talk by the former director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, Gail Kern Paster, who is on the playhouse’s board of directors. Two actors traded frames ... The University of Us: Naples area organizations forge a virtual arts school

March 21, 2020

Gulfshore Playhouse cuts season short

Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples recently had to lay off 21 employees, send its nine education interns home, and cancel the last two productions of its current season. Now a group of eight core staff members representing various departments at the theater are working from home at reduced pay to keep things afloat.  “It’s generally devastating ... Gulfshore Playhouse cuts season short

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