Courtesy Jim Sciarello

Lemon Bay Playhouse Presents “A Tribute To Andy Williams”

For the second Showcase Performance of our season Lemon Bay Playhouse will present “A Tribute To Andy Williams.”  The one performance of this show will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm.

Singer-Actor-Entertainer Chuck Gillespie will perform his personal “Tribute To Andy Williams.” This unique, intimate, romantic presentation of the music, the life, and times of American music icon Andy Williams, spans his amazing life from Depression-era Iowa to radio, television, motion pictures, nightclubs, and millions of records sold. The stories from his life through the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond, weaved through 20 classic songs including; Moon River, Days of Wine and Roses, Charade, Hawaiian Wedding Song, Theme from Love Story, and many, many more. Chuck is a song stylist with a decades-long career that includes years of Musical Theater. He will be bringing these memories to us at our theater. This tribute is an entertaining 90-minute look at the music that The Greatest Generation and their Baby Boomer offspring could enjoy. For more information about the performance visit his website at


What: Chuck Gillespie – “A Tribute To Andy Williams”

When:   Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Where: Lemon Bay Playhouse

              96 W. Dearborn St.

              Englewood, FL 34223

Cost: Reserved seat tickets are $20 each

Tickets: Available by visiting or calling the box office at 941-475-6756 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm Monday through Friday or going online to


Lemon Bay Playhouse presents “Men Are Dogs” Playwright In Englewood For Three nights

To start off the new year, Lemon Bay Playhouse has chosen “Men Are Dogs” to entertain you. The play was written by Joe Simonelli and will be directed by Ric Goodwin. The show will run from January 16 through February 10, 2019.

We welcome Joe Simonelli, the playwright, who will be attending three performances of his play with a post-show discussion. The performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, January 17, 18 and 19, 2019. This is your chance to meet a New York City playwright and actor right here at Lemon Bay Playhouse in Englewood, Florida. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the author and discuss the performance, with the director and actors, at a talk back after one of these select performances.

Mr. Simonelli’s plays have been delighting audiences since the year 2000!  His titles range from dark comedies, light musicals, ghost stories and Christmas plays to dramas. He has been writing and performing in plays at the Jersey Shore, Staten Island and Manhattan since 2000. His plays get performed around the United States and Canada on a regular basis. He currently resides in Staten Island, New York. Visit his website at for more information.

In this comedy being performed at Lemon Bay Playhouse we find out that Dr. Cecelia Monahan has a serious problem. As a therapist who runs a support group for single and divorced women, she must listen to a number of relationship problems from her unusual cadre of patients as well as deal with the unsolicited advice of her live-in mother on subjects ranging from dating to cooking recipes. The doctor, however, is not above using some unorthodox methods of her own such as hiring out of work actors to role play with her patients. It is only when Cecelia meets the new substitute package delivery man that the doctor must learn to practice what she preaches!


What: Talk back with the “Men Are Dogs” playwright Joe Simonelli

When: Thursday, January 17 through Saturday, January 19, 2019. Curtain is at 7:30 pm with a talk back after each performance.

Where: Lemon Bay Playhouse

            96 W. Dearborn Street

            Englewood, FL 34223

Cost: Reserved seat tickets are $20 each; Students (with proper ID) are $14.


Lemon Bay Playhouse

96 W. Dearborn Street

Englewood, FL 34223

941-475-6756 (Box Office)