Honoring Phil Grucci
CEO and Creative Director of Grucci Fireworks

August 3, 2024 6pm
Gateway Playhouse

Food, Fun, Cocktails, Auctions, Dancing and Entertainment!
Special guest performances 

a sneak peek of the most anticipated show of the summer!
  • 6:00 PM - Cocktail Hour
  • 7:00 PM - On-Stage Performances
  • 8:00 PM - Dinner Buffet from Local Favorites
  • 9:15 PM - Dessert and Dancing

The Gateway's 75th Season Celebration is a night to come together to support Long Island’s longest legacy of professional theater. The Gateway strives to enrich a wide range of communities with quality theatrical experiences through diverse arts and entertainment as well as educational and scholarship programs through The Gateway School For The Performing Arts. Please join us for this important night as ticket sales alone do not sustain Gateway's large and important operation.

Purchase information:
  • In Advance after June 15 - $200 per person
  • Day of the event - Aug 3 - $225 per person



Felix James Grucci, otherwise known as Phil Grucci, is the CEO & Creative Director of Fireworks by Grucci, a 6th generation family-owned and operated pyrotechnics company that is world renowned for their spectacular fireworks displays. Phil, as 5th generation of the Grucci Family, has over 40+ years of experience in all aspects of the pyrotechnic industry from research and development, manufacturing, and distribution to the more technical show design, engineering and production.

Phil sits on the Board of Directors for the American Fireworks Standards Laboratory (AFSL) and the American Pyrotechnics Association (APA), where he is also the Treasurer. Along with those organizations, Phil is a member of The Technical Committee on Pyrotechnics and the International Society of Explosive Engineers (ISEE).

Phil, his wife, Debbie and their children, Lauren and Christopher, are all strong supporters of the arts and numerous charities such as the Boys and Girls Club of the Bellport Area, Angels of Long Island, the Long Island Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Boy Scouts of Suffolk County and the Make a Wish Foundation to name a few. Phil and his family love to spend time with their friends and extended family hosting many events at their home in Bellport, New York. Always a tough competitor, Phil puts his heart and soul into everything he does from painting the skies to a little one on one on the basketball court.


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