Key West Players Inc
Rating: 5 stars 1 1 review 471
Po Box 724 Key West FL 33041 USA
To provide theater performances and educational programs for the residents of key west and the florida keys as well as for the many visitors to the keys. We have been recognized as the "best professional theater in florida" by florida monthly magazines for many years. We also ensure maintenance of our historic playhouse on mallory square in key west.
The waterfront playhouse presents five main stage shows each season supplemented by at least three limited run special performances featuring the best professional entertainers in key west. In addition, the theater supports presentations by visiting shows, special performances by students of the performing arts, and arts education programs for the school children in key west. The theater supports the local economy not only through the use of local talent and merchants, but also by creating an important venue of cultural tourism in the keys.
provide stewardship for the historical building that is the waterfront playhouse. Includes operations and maintenance as well as capital improvements over time.
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Florida Monthly Magazine chose the Waterfront Playhouse (operated by the Key West Players) as the best professional theater in Florida ! The Playhouse does not disappoint. Each season we present a delightful mix of comedy, musical, and drama -- with the major musical in the heart of the Key West winter season! We also present 3 or more one night only special events featuring the best of the talent of Key West -- a remarkable group of talented artists with experience on Broadway and across the other venues of America! If you are going to be in Key West, a show at the Waterfront Playhouse is not to be missed. Check us out on www.waterfrontplayhouse.org
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I attend all productions and am continually amazed at both the artistic quality and the remarkable sets/technical capability. As Treasurer, I also know that this is a remarkable financially viable organization that not only grows annually but also continues a great capital campaign and grows an endowment fund. We've been going for 71 years and getting better all the time.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Find a way to get the word out about the theater to more folks considering travel to Key West and the Florida Keys. We are working actively now to develop a "modernized" marketing plan to meet this goal.
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What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?
Technical improvements were needed to provide sound quality . The theater is in a building from the 1800's -- we needed the best capability to project sound to the audience. With such fabulous productions, the audience experience needs to be the best!
Why did you make your donation at this time?
New technology allows us to do even better.... a little money goes a very long way in Key West. AND, State of Florida supports for the arts is being reduced if not totally eliminated.
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We have been here for over 70 years. We are rated as the best professional theater in Floirda. We are well managed -- artistically, technically and financially. If you come to Key West and don't see a show at the Waterfront Playhouse, you have made a big mistake. All donations to the theater (annual gifts, capital campaign, and endowment) are well managed, used as intended and for a very good purpose!
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