BWW Feature: 7 Valentine's Day Theatre Date Ideas in Southwest Florida!

BWW Feature: 7 Valentine's Day Theatre Date Ideas in Southwest Florida!

Southwest Florida offers many options for Valentine's day theatre dates; whether you want to take a significant other, friend, or even just yourself out for a nice afternoon or evening of live theatre on Valentine's Day, you have plenty of wonderful options to choose from. Check out 7 of them below!

1. GUYS AND DOLLS at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre (Matinee and Evening Performances, limited availability)

"The story of the unlikely romance between Miss Sarah Brown, a pure-at-heart urban missionary, and a slick Broadway gambler, Sky Masterson."

Broadway Palm is a fantastic place to take your Valentine on a date; you can choose to have dinner there before the show or simply see the show, and either way, you'll have a great time. Valentine's Day is also the very first show day of GUYS AND DOLLS at Broadway Palm.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here: https://broadwaypalm.com

2. TENDERLY at Florida Repertory Theatre (Matinee and Evening Performances)

"Tenderly is a moving musical portrait of Rosemary Clooney, whose unparalleled talent and personality made her a legend."

Florida Rep is a perfect place to head to for Valentine's Day, as it is located in the river district of Downtown Fort Myers, which has many options as far as having dinner, drinks, and/or dessert before or after the show. TENDERLY is playing in Florida Rep's ArtStage Studio Theatre, which offers a more intimate theatre experience.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here: https://www.floridarep.org

3. HAY FEVER at Florida Repertory Theatre (Evening Performance, limited availability)

"Set in the glamour of the 1920s, this comedy of bad manners is razor-sharp and dry as a martini! The Bohemian Bliss family is gathered for a relaxing weekend in the English countryside - at least that's what their unsuspecting house guests are looking forward to. But instead, the tranquil retreat spirals into mayhem."

Florida Rep also will have a preview performance of HAY FEVER playing just down the hall from TENDERLY in their Historic Arcade Theatre, so if you're looking for a fun comedy to see this Valentine's Day, HAY FEVER is definitely worth checking out.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here: https://www.floridarep.org

4. MARIAN, OR THE TRUE TALE OF ROBIN HOOD at Theatre Conspiracy (Evening Performance)

"Only the arrows fly straight in this gender-bending, hilarious new take on the classic legend where Robin Hood is, and always has been, Maid Marian in disguise."

Theatre Conspiracy at Alliance for The Arts offers a gender-bent twist on the classic Robin Hood tale this Valentine's Day, and I have no doubt you and your Valentine will have a very fun time laughing at this clever retelling.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here: https://artinlee.org/theatre/

5. MARJORIE PRIME at The Naples Players (Evening Performance)

"In the future, the inevitable pain of losing a loved one is mitigated through Artificial Intelligence. As 85-year-old Marjorie loses the ability to recall memories at will, her daughter and son-in-law provide her with a 'prime,' an A.I. hologram of her late husband Walter."

If you're looking for a more serious and unique play in the Naples area, check out MARJORIE PRIME at The Naples Players. The Naples Players is also located on 5th Avenue in Naples, one of the best local areas to have an upscale meal before or after the show.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here: https://naplesplayers.org

6. IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY at Gulfshore Playhouse (Evening Performance)

"In a well-to-do Victorian home, a doctor innocently invents a new machine to treat female 'hysteria.' While his young and lively wife tends to their newborn baby, she begins to wonder what her husband is up to in the next room."

Gulfshore Playhouse will have a preview performance of IN THE NEXT ROOM on Valentine's Day; Gulfshore Playhouse is very close to 5thAvenue as well, so you can enjoy a nice dinner before or after you see what all the buzz is about in this comedy.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here: https://www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org

7. AIDA at TheatreZone (Evening Performance)

"An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh's daughter, Amneris."

TheatreZone offers the Tony Award-winning musical AIDA on Valentine's Day, if you're looking for something dramatic, emotional, and musical in the Naples area.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here: https://theatre.zone

Happy theatergoing and Happy Valentine's Day, Southwest Florida!

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