Gulfshore Playhouse - Welcome
Naples' Professional Theatre
Gulfshore Playhouse is Naples’ first and finest self producing-professional theatre company, currently producing exclusively at the Norris Center in downtown Naples. Gulfshore Playhouse is passionately devoted to creating nationally noteworthy professional theatre – from the powerful and inspiring classics, to innovative new works. It is unwaveringly committed to bringing the best theatre professionals in our country to the stages and the classrooms of Southwest Florida.
Through its educational program, ART SMART, which is currently up and running in both Collier and Lee County, theatre-based workshops are brought into classrooms during the school day to teach curriculum content. Correlating with the Sunshine State Standards, these workshops teach literacy and numeracy skills while fostering self-esteem, self-confidence and cooperative learning.
Gulfshore Playhouse - A Letter from the Founder
I'm proud to announce our 2009-2010 season of professional theatre right here in Downtown Naples, which promises more New York-quality productions at affordable prices. With our three shows, "Honour", "Beau Jest" and "A Doll's House" we will be bringing Naples theatre lovers a great blend of comedy, wit, wonderful dialogue, thought-provoking situations, and classic drama. I'm sure you'll be pleased. As always, we'll be bringing the finest professional theatre actors from around the state, here at home, and in New York that we can find. I certainly hope you'll join us.
Due to this challenging economy, we have made the very important decision not to raise our ticket prices. So you will once again see professional theatre in Naples for the same reasonable prices as last year: $30-$38 with $25 tickets for previews. In addition this year, we are delighted to be able to offer Season Subscriptions! Although our tickets are always reasonable, you will be able to enjoy front/center seating for all three shows for the low price of $99. As a subscriber, you'll be able to change your tickets if you run into a conflict. For more information on our season or to order tickets and/or purchase subscriptions.
In addition we're bringing Naples theatre lovers two great weekends of music in our cabaret/jazz - club series. “The Sedaka Show” starring Jim Van Slyke is a magnificent evening of Neil Sedaka favorites, lost gems and a few surprises. Sedaka himself has seen the show and said it “blew him away”. We’re so delighted to welcome Franc D’Ambrosio back to Naples with the Premiere of his new show, “I’ll Be Seeing Youz”, a Bronx Boy’s Musical Perspective of WWII” featuring the lovely and lively music of that era. Tickets for these musical cabaret evenings in a jazz-club setting are $42 and includes wine and snacks. Call 239.213.3049 for tickets.
Don't forget our Annual Golf Tournament is taking place November 8th and 9th. Our pre-tournament cocktail, to which each player and a guest are invited, will be at a local restaurant. Great food, great company and a great silent auction to boot. We hope you'll join us. Again, keeping the economy in mind, we've lowered our price from last year and added some new exciting things as well, so you'll get even more bang for your buck!
Other ways you can support Gulfshore Playhouse: Professional Theatre at its Best include sponsoring a production for this season. You can become an Executive Producer by sponsoring all three shows! You can contribute to our Scholarship Fund which helps us grant scholarships for our ART SMART In-school workshops to needy schools, or you can come play with us in our 5th Annual Charity Golf Classic. If you're not a golfer, you can still attend the Golf Tournament Cocktail Reception on November 8th at 5:30pm at a local restaurant. For just $50 you can enjoy lots of delicious culinary delights, an open bar, and a lively silent auction. Good people and a good cause.
Whether it's a ticket, a sponsorship, or a donation, I hope you'll consider one of these ways to help support Professional Theatre at its Best and Unique Educational Opportunities here in Southwest Florida. During these difficult economic times, I know it can be challenging, but any amount you can spare would help so much. And remember, we're a not-for-profit so your donation would be tax-deductible! As always, thank you so much for your support! See you on Opening Night.
Producing Artistic Director
Gulfshore Playhouse - Mission Statement
To enrich: producing the finest high-quality professional theatre, creating a stimulating cultural environment which is affordable and accessible to all.
To educate: providing first-class in-school educational outreach for students and unique learning opportunities for residents and visitors of all ages.
To entertain: Encouraging all people in our diverse community to explore theatre as an art form, thus contributing to the growth of Southwest Florida as a cultural center.
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