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Reflections of Season 26

To mark the close of the 2023-2024 Season, we invite you to take a trip down
memory lane. We also wish to thank everyone who offered their support through-
out the season as an audience member, a donor, a sponsor, a Playbill advertiser, a
trade partner, a technician, an artist, or all of the above. We greatly appreciate you
and wish to offer a very sincere thank you!


A SEASON OF LEGENDS!
We kicked off the season with iconic music by a legendary writing team, Richard
Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in BEGUILED AGAIN. The ArtStage came alive with
incredibly talented performers and beautiful music.


From there audiences had a rip-roaring fun time with THE LEGEND OF \GEORGIA
McBRIDE! Legendary performances continued with THE MOUNTAINTOP,  a power-
ful drama about Martin Luther King, Jr.

 
Country music legend HANK WILLIAMS was the focus of our spring musical LOST
HIGHWAY. Audiences were treated to an impressive group of actor-musicians who
brought Hank’s story to life on stage.

 
A HOLIDAY TWIST and a BUZZING MUSICAL fill the theatre!
The Historic Arcade saw packed houses during our runs of A SHERLOCK CAROL
and BEEHIVE: THE 60s MUSICAL. The new holiday mystery was a feast for who-
dunnit and classic story lovers. In the new year, the ladies of BEEHIVE rocked the
stage and had audiences on their feet singing along to popular, iconic tunes.

 
DARING DRAMAS and a COMEDY TREAT! Drama reigned in the productions
of THE GIN GAME and OLEANNA, both were fueled by powerful performances
plus bittersweet and jarring storylines.  The surprise hit, Ken Ludwig’s A COMEDY
OF TENORS, not only treated audiences to hilarious comedic moments, but our per-
formers also stunned crowds with their impressive operatic voices! 

    SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SEASON 26 SHOW SPONSORS:

BEGUILED AGAIN
Sam Galloway Ford-Lincoln

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE
Noreen Raney

A SHERLOCK CAROL
Naomi Bloom | The Luminary Hotel & Co.

THE MOUNTAINTOP
Bruce & Janet Bunch
 
BEEHIVE: THE 60s MUSICAL
Northern Trust | Louis G. & Patricia A. Dunning
 
THE GIN GAME
Shelley Wilson & Terry Kelley

A COMEDY OF TENORS
Offshore Sailing School: Doris & Steve Colgate

HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY
Ellie Fox – Exclusive Sponsor

OLEANNA
Mary Ann & Martin McLaughlin

Media Sponsors: Florida Weekly, Gulfshore Life Magazine, Lee Pitts Live,  
NBC-2 WBBH Television, and WGCU Public Media

Conservatory Sponsor – Lynne Birdt

Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) Program Sponsor – The Dexter F. and
Dorothy H. Baker Foundation

TYA “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs” Sponsor – LCEC

PlayLab Sponsors – Lee Moore and Dee Whited (Grand Sponsors), Darlene
Arnold, Naomi Bloom, Susan B Herbel, Gail D. McClure, Noreen Raney, &
Judy Weiner   


PLAYLAB, CONSERVATORY, TYA, GALA, and more!

 
 

Season 26 also included an invigorating PlayLab and local young artists taking the
stage in our Conservatory productions of Little Shop of Horrors and Disney’s Beauty
and the Beast! Our education department offered classes for youth, two junior
theatre tech sessions, and toured our Theatre for Young Audience productions of 
The True Story of The Three Little Pigs, Alexander and the No Good, Very Bad Day,
and Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors. Our troupe of acting interns visited dozens of
schools and performed for thousands of students throughout Southwest Florida! The
education department also delighted audiences with seasonal cabaret performances
held in the Space to Bloom courtyard.




ALL BETS WERE ON FUN at Florida Rep’s annual fundraising extravaganza.
The “Old Vegas” theme offered fun photo ops, faux gaming, and fabulous musical
entertainment including performances by the cast of HANK WILLIAMS: LOST
HIGHWAY!

 

SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR 2023-2024
GRAND SEASON SPONSORS!
City of Fort Myers
Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency
Fort Myers Islands, Beaches & Neighborhoods – Tourist Development Council
The Shubert Foundation
State of Florida – Division of Arts & Culture
Grampy’s Charities  


THANK YOU FOR SHARING THE JOURNEY WITH US!

 
TIME TO AIM THE SPOTLIGHT ON OUR 2024-2025 SEASON!

Planning, designing, and casting for Season 27 is already underway. Subscription
orders are breaking records during our advance sale campaign, and single tickets
are now on sale!  LEARN MORE.  

Subscriptions for Season 27 start as low as $246. Single tickets start at $67 each
(Arcade musicals start at $71). Don’t miss your opportunity to secure the best seats
in the house at significant savings.  LEARN MORE HERE!    


SPONSOR a show or ADVERTISE in our
PLAYBILL during 2024-2025

Show sponsorship and playbill advertising opportunities are available.
Contact
Lucy Walters or Emily Yorgey in our development department for
sponsorship details.


Contact [email protected] for Playbill advertising details.



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Pictured: The cast of BEGUILED AGAIN, Sam Given, Michael Liebhauser,
Kraig Swartz, Daniel Morgan Shelley, Hope Ward, Sam Sherwood and the
cast of HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY, The cast of A SHERLOCK
CAROL, The cast of BEEHIVE, Sara Morsey, Mujahid Abdul-Rashid, Denis
Lambert, Ella Olesen, Jeremy Sevelovitz, Bradley Dean, Jesse Corbin, David
Breitbarth, Jorge Valero, Carolyn Messina, PlayLab 2024 playwright panelists.

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