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Gulfshore Playhouse’s Baker Theatre and Education Center breaks ground

Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples celebrated the groundbreaking of its Baker Theatre and Education Center on Dec. 1. More than 300 people attended the event, including donors, city officials and other guests, with speeches and performances from Broadway star Lora Lee Gayer, Nick Duckart — who currently stars in the national tour of “Come From Away” — and music director Michael Hicks. The evening also featured a speech from producing artistic director Kristen Coury. Gulfshore Playhouse has raised 90% of the building’s funding thus far. Entering the home stretch of fundraising, Gulfshore Playhouse announced a new campaign: “We Have a Seat With Your Name on It.” The new Baker Theatre and Education Center, designed by H3/Arquitectonica, is projected to open in fall 2023.

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