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Players Circle Performing Arts Center gets a Surprise Donation

Jody Van Cooney | Players Circle Volunteer Published 12:53 p.m. ET Nov 20,2020 Players Circle Theater and Performing Arts Center, in North Lee County received an unexpected surprise donation on its opening weekend as it transformed itself from a 180 theatre to a 76 seat Covid safe Nightclub. It happened on its second night of performances with NYC comic RC Smith. Producers Carrie Lund and Robert Cacioppo got up onstage to greet the audiences in the beginning of the evening and spoke about buying a baby grand piano, so they could present the Danny Sinoff

Players Circle transforms into cabaret club with jazz, comedians and Hee-Haw’s Lulu Roman

Charles Runnells | Fort Myers News-Press Published 12:15 p.m. ET Oct 20,2020 Don’t call Players Circle a theater anymore. At least for now. Co-founders Bob Cacioppo and Carrie Lund Cacioppo have re-imagined the place for the COVID-19 era. Now they see Players Circle Theatre as more of a nightclub or a cabaret club. “We’re reinventing ourselves again,” says producing artistic director Bob Cacioppo. Think smaller shows with just one performer or a handful of performers onstage, such as jazz trios, stand-up comedians and solo tribute acts. And think a smaller audience with nightclub tables and chairs

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