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In Rehearsal

The Lion in Winter


Director: Leo Verhaeren

Suwannee Valley Players presents The Lion in Winter, a Dramatic Comedy by James Goldman. This classic tells the story of Queen Eleanor who is let out of prison only for holidays and plays an active role in the royal family conflict during the Christmas of 1183. This Christmas, return to the Middle Ages with the Plantagenet Family and their rival ambitions to lead the kingdom. "Marvelously articulate language, with humor that bristles and burns" — The Los Angeles Times. This play is presented by special arrangements with Samuel French. Join us December 2-4 & 9-11, 2016 in this classic presented by special arrangement with Samuel French.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, students and military with ID. We will have an open box office available at the Chief Theatre to reserve, pick up or purchase tickets for our upcoming shows.

Call Becky Gill at 352-443-9096 to reserve your tickets or you can purchase at The Gathering Table in Chiefland or Point of View Antiques in Fanning Springs. Click to see our seating layout.

Dinner Theatre

Suwannee Valley Players will be performing Polterheist at the Putnam Lodge on October 22, 2016. This show is a dinner theatre, for reservations please call Putnam Lodge at 352-440-0414.

We will be performing Polterheist also at The Gathering Table in Chiefland on November 6. For reservations, please call The Gathering Table at 352-493-1590.

SVP invites you to become celebrated guests of Lord and Lady Moon at the coveted Annual Moonlight Masquerade Charity Gala in the mystery/comedy Eclipsed. Reservation information will be available soon.

Stage Fright

Halloween Event


Chiefland Christmas Festival

SVP will be performing at the Chiefland Christmas Festival on December 10 at 11am - 1pm. Look for us at the mainstage delivering monologues and skits, singing our favorite songs of the season, reading classic Christmas tales.

Old Fashioned Caroling

You will find SVP at the Putnam Lodge on December 17. Rumor has it that Santa will be visiting the Lodge at 6pm, and there will be hot chocolate, hot cider, cookies and snacks. Christmas music will follow at 7pm. Visit Putnam Lodge for a nostalgic Christmastime evening with sparkling lights and beautiful renditions of your favorite carols!

Open House

Thank you to everyone who helped with Open House! We had a great time together showing the community our home and what we do behind the scenes.

Open house
Back Row L to R: Andy Kidd, Matt Lunsford, John Waldrop, Nelson Crawford
Middle Row L to R: Angie Acevedo, Elizabeth Phillips, Janice Grant, Rebecca Locklear, Leo Verhaeren, Becky Gill, Misti Waldrop, Diana Child, Jerry Crawford
Seated L to R: Stephanie Crawford, Will Rucker



Once upon a Time... There Was a Theater

Check out our interview with the Dixie Gilchrist Levy Counties Board of Realtors discussing the history of Suwannee Valley Players and the Chief Theater! The conversation is between Dr. Eugene R Gibbins of the DGLC Board of Realtors and SVP long-time members Elizabeth Philips and Linda Hagan. Join us on a delightful journey through time.

The SVP Experience

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Meet Our Contributors

The financial support SVP receives from individuals and businesses is essential to our future. Revenues from ticket sales do not cover our expenses. Please help us continue to be a able to offer affordable entertainment and to be a viable part of our community in making our area a great place to visit and to live. We are especially grateful for Becky Gill and for Luther Drummond of Drummond Community Bank for their amazing and generous support!

Buy a Seat for the Chief!

The Chief Theater has been going through a great transformation. You can be part of history by helping us fill the house with new seats. For a $120 donation, you can have a seat with your name on it to commomorate this occasion. Join our growing family of support!