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Mission

To promote the creation, performance, and appreciation of all aspects of theatre.

Definition

Theatre is a form of entertainment where a story, theme, or sensation, is expressed through a combination of acting, song, sounds, movement, dance, and physical objects. Theatre usually implies a live event (in constrast to recorded performances such as film), usually involves humans (in constrast to circus acts), and is almost always intended to be displayed before an audience.

Sub-genres

  • Musical theatre has its origins in operetta and vaudeville, and shares some characteristics from both these genres.
  • Musical Revue is light entertainment comprising a patchwork of sketches and songs often based on a theme, but without a strong story line.
  • A play with music usually has more spoken dialogue than song and dance.
  • Jukebox Musicals are a compilation of individual songs already made famous by a songwriter or band, strung together by a (usually weak) story.
  • Rock Opera is a through-sung musical using pop music.
  • Pantomime is theatrical entertainment for the family, usually a farce or burlesque, where songs and dance feature prominently.

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The Naples Players

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The Naples Players (TNP) are a Community Theatre company located in Naples, Florida. The company was founded in 1953, and performs in the Sugden Community Theatre in downtown Naples at 701 5th Avenue South. As of 2007, It has been named "Best Live Theatre" (including professional theatres) in Southwest Florida five times by the readers poll of the Naples Daily News,and is ranked as one of the top ten Community Theatres in the United States.

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