Tag Archives: theater

Spend an Evening with Mermaids

Submitted In the late ‘40s, long before the Magic Kingdom, stunt swimmer and attraction promoter Newt Perry spearheaded the development of one of Florida’s oldest and most beloved roadside attractions: Weeki Wachee Springs, the City of Mermaids. Take a trip to the park with award-winning author and historian Dr. Lucinda Vickers on June 6 at 7 PM in Rose History ... Read More »

Art and Afternoon Tea

Submitted  The Local Color Art Gallery hosted an afternoon tea and studio-tour for The Marco Players’ theater’s volunteers, actors, and artists. After being greeted with glasses of champagne and a buffet filled with culinary delights made by the gallery’s own artists, the theater guests were treated to a short talk. Each artist spoke briefly about the processes used in creating ... Read More »

Scholarships Available for Local Arts Majors

Submitted Each year the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts awards scholarships to high school seniors and college students who will be majoring in an area of the arts. Since 2007 the non-profit organization has been awarding scholarships to local students who plan to major in visual arts, literary arts or performing arts. With the cost of a higher education ... Read More »

Honestly Abe? Glimpse into the personal lives of Abe and Mary Todd Lincoln

Submitted For the past several years, the Marco Island Historical Society has celebrated Presidents’ Day by presenting a series of remarkable reenactments, all centered around the lives of presidents as seen through the eyes of their wives. Then, last year, the ladies took a break and the men took on the roles of former presidents. This year’s presentation, “Honestly, Abe?” ... Read More »

Gulfshore Opera presents Speed Dating Tonight!

Gulfshore Opera is proud to present the Southwest Florida premiere of a new American music theatre piece, Speed Dating Tonight!. An immersive, interactive comedy in one act, this extraordinary work tells the story of ordinary people looking for love in a post-millennial world.  Set in a nightclub with jazz ensemble accompaniment, Speed Dating Tonight! provides a perfect fusion of opera, ... Read More »

Karen Raymond Didn’t Miss a Note

By Roger LaLonde At seven, Karen Garriott was already interested in music, playing the piano. In junior high Karen continued with piano, adding the school choir and singing at church in her hometown of Indianapolis. She went on to Ball State University, majoring in music education and minoring in piano, adding musical theater. She was part of the Ball State ... Read More »

Sisbarro Acting School to Open

By Samantha Husted Marco Island resident Gina Sisbarro wears many hats. She’s a playwright, an author, a public speaker, a ghost tour operator, and most recently the creator of Marco’s premiere acting school. Gina’s newest venture, Sisbarro Acting School, is set to open on Marco Island come October. The school will offer five different six-week courses that are geared for ... Read More »

Marco Island’s Top Five Luxury Condo Listings

CONDO REPORT Gary Elliott & Sandy Elliott Last week the top five luxury condo listings on Marco Island by price were all located at the Belize in Cape Marco. Belize is a remarkable 25-story building built in 2004 with fantastic amenities. These first class amenities include a grand lobby, library, social room, billiard room, theater, fitness area, infinity pool, and tennis ... Read More »

The Laughter Starts at Square One

By Don Manley Comedy presented live with a spontaneous, walking-the-knife-edge, hope-the-audience-and-my-castmates follow manner is what it’s all about for improvisational actors. Improvisation, also known as improv, is live theater in which the plot, characters and dialogue are created impromptu, as seen on the TV show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Bringing that experience to live audiences in a spirited, interactive, ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Veterans Park (Dawn Kuhn)

I just read with great interest the proposed building for the Veterans Community Service Center. When the citizens of Marco Island voted to spend $11 million for the Glon property we were given the opportunity to view different proposals for the new park. It wasn’t voted on to be a “Veteran’s” park but a park for the citizens of Marco ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Dawn Kuhn

I just read with great interest the proposed building for the Veterans Community Service Center.  When the citizens of Marco Island voted to spend $11 million for the Glon property we were given the opportunity to view different proposals for the new park. It wasn’t voted on to be a “Veteran’s” park but a park for the citizens of Marco Island.  ... Read More »

MIA Brings Music Teacher on Board

By Barry Gwinn Marco Island Academy (MIA) has recently hired a full-time music teacher in anticipation of expanding its performing arts program. Lianna Fried comes to MIA from Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island, where she has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education. Fried was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Levittown, Long Island, a short commute from Hofstra. Fried has ... Read More »

Artesia Naples

Newly introduced Carriage Homes round out the variety of home designs available at Artesia Naples, WCI Communities’ 261-acre master-planned community centrally located between Marco Island beaches and Fifth Avenue South in Naples. Carriage Homes complement Artesia Naples’ popular collections of multi- and single-family home designs that feature open great room designs and 1,056 to more than 3,000 square feet of ... Read More »

Marco Island’s Beachfront Condos

CONDO REPORT Gary & Sandy Elliott www.marcoislandcondoguy.net www.SandyElliottInteriors.com Thirty four condo buildings were constructed along Marco Island’s beaches between 1967 and 2006. The first one built on the beach is the aptly named and well maintained, 48 residence Emerald Beach and the newest is the luxurious 101 residence called Madeira. Of the 4,091 beachfront apartments only 168 condos are for sale ... Read More »

Sold! for $7.5 Million

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com Cathy Rogers is Marco Island’s most accomplished realtor right now. The reason: After three years of marketing and advertising one of the island’s premier Gulf-front properties — 1549 Heights Court — Rogers recently closed the $7.5 million sale of the sprawling, luxury home. It is the highest priced home sale on Marco since 2008, when ... Read More »

Speed Networking

By Pat Newman There it is — networking in 60 seconds! Marco Island’s Chamber of Commerce recently challenged about 30 members and guests to promote themselves and their businesses during a “speed networking” tutorial led by Gina Sisbarro, local children’s theater director and guide of Marco Island Murder and Mayhem Ghost Tour. Participants sat in one of two lines of ... Read More »

Cultural Alliance of Marco Island & Goodland CAMIG Announces Election of Officers

Last week, twelve leaders from seven not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations met to formalize the structure of their alliance, the foundation needed to meet their mission, “To be a unified voice promoting cultural awareness and activities that enhance the quality of life in Marco Island and Goodland.” The Cultural Alliance of Marco Island & Goodland (CAMIG) was founded in April 2014 after ... Read More »

Audition Call! The Marco Players announces 40th Anniversary Season Shows!

Calling all actors! Be part of The Marco Players’ 40th 2014-2015 Season. Established in 1974, the oldest not-for-profit community theater on Marco Island will kick off the celebration with a 70’s theme. “Can you dig it?” All those interested in auditioning for TMP’s shows are encouraged to contact us at info@themarcoplayers.com or call Beverly Dahlstrom, President/Artistic Director at 239-404-5198 to ... Read More »

‘The 4th Letter of Ponce de Leon’

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com What if the great Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon tried to set up a colony along the shores of Southwest Florida? What if he wrote a letter to the king of Spain about the mysteries he found on the gulf coast shores but the letter was lost in the sands of time? What if ... Read More »

The Island Theater Summer Camp

Summer’s here…. what are the kids going to do???? How about the ITC summer camp?  This exciting and fun three-week theater program will introduce young people to all aspects of the theater, including creating props and costumes, music, choreography, and technical aspects of putting on a show. All activities are designed to develop imagination, creativity, concentration, character, teamwork and professionalism. ... Read More »