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The Players' Cassandra Santiso sets the atmosphere with songs such as "Unforgettable."

Lakewood Ranch smitten with The Players

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 |

The Players' Cassandra Santiso sets the atmosphere with songs such as "Unforgettable."

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The Players' Eve Caballero and Cassandra Santiso handled the vocals and put the love into Smitten.

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 |

The Players' Eve Caballero and Cassandra Santiso handled the vocals and put the love into Smitten.

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Sarasota's Jim and Janet Davies and Diana and Wayne Stoker came to Lakewood Ranch to support The Players Centre.

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 |

Sarasota's Jim and Janet Davies and Diana and Wayne Stoker came to Lakewood Ranch to support The Players Centre.

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Caitlin and Antonio Saviano, director of sports at Premier Sports Campus, are ready to hit the dance floor.

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 |

Caitlin and Antonio Saviano, director of sports at Premier Sports Campus, are ready to hit the dance floor.

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Players board member Donna DeFant, Elliott Raines of Two Chairs Theatre Company and Pam Wiley, a director at The Players, mingle before dinner.

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 |

Players board member Donna DeFant, Elliott Raines of Two Chairs Theatre Company and Pam Wiley, a director at The Players, mingle before dinner.

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Farah Paret and her fiance, Daniel Laggan, of SchenkelShultz Architecture, came from Orlando to support the event.

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 |

Farah Paret and her fiance, Daniel Laggan, of SchenkelShultz Architecture, came from Orlando to support the event.

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Lakewood Ranch's Sonia Williams and Laurel Oaks' Katherine Andersen enjoy a cocktail before dinner.

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 |

Lakewood Ranch's Sonia Williams and Laurel Oaks' Katherine Andersen enjoy a cocktail before dinner.

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Lakewood Ranch Community Activities Director Keith Pandeloglou was working a kids fishing clinic Saturday morning, and dressed to impress on Saturday night with The Players Managing Director Michelle Bianchi.

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 |

Lakewood Ranch Community Activities Director Keith Pandeloglou was working a kids fishing clinic Saturday morning, and dressed to impress on Saturday night with The Players Managing Director Michelle Bianchi.

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Players Managing Director Michelle Bianchi checks out a live auction item at the Smitten Gala.

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 |

Players Managing Director Michelle Bianchi checks out a live auction item at the Smitten Gala.

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Lori Moran and her husband, Sarasota County Commissioner Mike Moran, are excited about The Players' new $30 million theater complex planned for Waterside at Lakewood Ranch.

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 |

Lori Moran and her husband, Sarasota County Commissioner Mike Moran, are excited about The Players' new $30 million theater complex planned for Waterside at Lakewood Ranch.

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Players Managing Director Michelle Bianchi and Artistic Director Jeffery Kin get ready to address the crowd at the Smitten Gala.

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 |

Players Managing Director Michelle Bianchi and Artistic Director Jeffery Kin get ready to address the crowd at the Smitten Gala.

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Silent auction items lined the ballroom at the Smitten Gala.

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 |

Silent auction items lined the ballroom at the Smitten Gala.

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Lakewood Ranch Development's Bob Simons and his wife, Leigh, and John and Kathryn Hart share a laugh before the entertainment begins at Smitten.

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 |

Lakewood Ranch Development's Bob Simons and his wife, Leigh, and John and Kathryn Hart share a laugh before the entertainment begins at Smitten.

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Clint Kasten and his wife, Heather Kasten, the executive director of the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, head to the dance floor at Smitten.

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 |

Clint Kasten and his wife, Heather Kasten, the executive director of the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, head to the dance floor at Smitten.

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Peggy Kronus, Jerry Lamb and Angela Massaro-Fain share a laugh following dinner.

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 |

Peggy Kronus, Jerry Lamb and Angela Massaro-Fain share a laugh following dinner.

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The Players' Teri Booth does a little wailing on the sax.

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 |

The Players' Teri Booth does a little wailing on the sax.

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With The Players Eve Caballero and Cassandra Santiso providing the vocals and Bruce Ensinger, Teri Booth and Tony Martin, the music, the dance floor was packed.

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 |

With The Players Eve Caballero and Cassandra Santiso providing the vocals and Bruce Ensinger, Teri Booth and Tony Martin, the music, the dance floor was packed.

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