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Sarasota, May 25, 2017   The Players Centre for Performing Arts is proud to announce the appointment of two new board members to The Players Board of Trustees and the addition of a new Box Office Manager.


The Board of Trustees at The Players Centre for Performing Arts recently elected Arian Fox and Gayle Logan as members. Fox, Managing Director for BFT International, brings years of experience in marketing to the organization. Much of his career has been working with some of the world’s largest and most prestigious marketers in the world’s largest advertising agencies. In 1992 he launched BFT International, a new agency in London, UK. In 1998 he moved the headquarters to Portland, Maine and then in 2014 to Lakewood Ranch, Florida, the final home for the company. He has been actively involved in many aspects of the theater since 1980 when he joined the London chapter of Variety Club, the international show business charity for handicapped and underprivileged children. Adrian performed in a huge variety of leading and ensemble roles in London’s West End and in regional America with amateur and professional actors. “I am especially pleased to become part of the exciting period of The Players’ development. I’m confident that my association with theater and strategic planning for over 30 years will be valuable to the Board and the whole team. I’m very much looking forward to the opening night of the new theater,” said Fox.


Gayle Logan is a Financial Advisor, Private Wealth Management for Robert W. Baird & Co. Logan provides guidance to individuals to help them achieve the financial freedom and security to make the life choices they have envisioned for themselves and their families. She joined Baird in March of 2012 and provides over 20 years of industry experience to her clients. She started her career with AG Edwards & Sons in 1995 and then joined The Buskey McGinty Group in 2001 where she spent 14 years before transitioning into a solo Financial Advisor within Baird. “My family and I have spent a lot of time laughing, crying, and cheering at The Players Centre over the years,” said Logan. “I’m excited and honored to join the Board and to help introduce new families and friends to this world class group of performers, crew and staff, both in the current location and at the at new facilities that will be in Lakewood Ranch.”


Also joining the team as the new Box Office Manager is Tammy Halsted. Halsted is a native of San Antonio, Texas where she developed her love of theatre, performing in her middle and high school productions and with the Alamo City Theatre Company. Very active in the local business community, Halsted is a member of the Longboat Key Rotary and Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce where she sits on the Board of Directors. She is a volunteer mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters and shares her love of theatre with her “little sister.” Tammy has performed with The Players Centre for Performing Arts since 2003. She has graced our stage in over two dozen shows, play readings and charity events. “I’m very happy to join the team at The Players Centre for Performing Arts.  We are growing and with the development of our new location this is an exciting time for The Players. I look forward to sharing my love of live theatre with our current and future customers.”


Interested in joining the team at The Players Centre? There are currently two full times positions open: Studio Administrator and Assistant Technical Director.  Please visit for details.


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The Players Centre For Performing Arts

838 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota FL 34236, 941-365-2494, Fax: 941-954-0282 Box Office: Mon-Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and one hour prior to curtain time.

The Players Box Office is located on Tamiami Trail between 10th Street and Blvd. of the Arts.

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