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Coming Soon

William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy,Much Ado about Nothing, will open at the Chief Theater will run August 31 through September 9. Showtimes are 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00pm on Sundays. For ticket info, call 352-493-2787.
For more information on how to help with this production, contact Director Lanette Six or call (304) 480-1157.

In Rehearsal

William McNulty’s Dracula will run October 19 - 28, 2018. Showtimes are 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00pm on Sundays. For ticket info, call 352-493-2787.
For more information on helping with this production, contact Director Brad Six or Assistant Director Stephanie Crawford or call (256) 682-3231.

Chief Seats

The Chief Theater has gone through a great transformation. You can be part of history by helping us fill the house with new seats. For $120 donation, you can have a seat with your name on it to commemorate this occasion. For more information, please email us, or call us at (352) 493-ARTS.

Our Mission

Suwannee Valley Players is the oldest community theatre serving Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties (Florida, USA), providing a variety of live theatrical productions for our audiences and participants.

The mission of the Suwannee Valley Players is twofold:

To Bring Quality Live Entertainment to the Tri-County Area

We are committed to providing our community with cultural opportunities. With plays like 1776, Annie, and Oklahoma!, we learn more about our country's history. Plays such as The Wizard of Oz, Twelve Angry Men, The Crucible, Little Women, and The Secret Garden explore great works of literature.

To Educate the Community in the Area of the Fine Arts of the Theatre

We teach many aspects of theatre craft and welcome any member of the community to join, learn and help in our shows. Over the years, we have watched "our kids" develop confidence, poise, and social skills even beyond those of their peers.

Members of the Board

Elizabeth Phillips, President

Elizabeth has served as photographer and archivist for several years as well as a member of the Executive Board. She enjoys music, song writing, creative writing, graphic arts, photography, and traveling to new places. She debuted with SVP in The Sound of Music in 1989 and has enjoyed being involved in many shows since then including her favorite productions Godspell and The Fiddler on the Roof. In recent years, she has ventured into administrative matters including assistant/music director with Godspell and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and even actually directing with the beloved classic Little Women and high-energy favorite musical Grease.

Jennifer Verhaeren, Vice President

Rumors has it that we first saw Jennifer on SVP's stage in a Neil Simon comedy. Since then, we have enjoyed her roles ranging from side-splitting comedies to intense drama such as Eleanor in The Lion in Winter. As director, she has also brought us such outstanding classic productions as Annie Get Your Gun!. We are thrilled to have her on our leadership team!

Angie Acevedo, Secretary

Beginning as an ancestor in The Addams Family, Angie was last seen as the navigationally challenged attorney in The Rednecks Bite Back. She and her family have been a valuable addition to our SVP Family onstage as well as behind the scenes. We look forward to many more years as part of SVP's family!

Jerry Crawford, Treasurer

Jerry and his family have become an integral part of our SVP family whether it's onstage to portray Uncle Henry in The Wizard of Oz or behind the scenes in the Boutique or in the operations of SVP. We are looking forward to another great year with the Crawfords!

Diana Child, Board Member

By day Diana is an administrative assistant at First United Methodist Church in Chiefland. By night (or afternoon matinee), you will often find her onstage for such roles as Ethel Banks in Barefoot in the Park and Slightly in Peter Pan or as director in Rednecks Bite Back or our upcoming comedy Noises Off. We are looking forward to her energy and new ideas in SVP leadership this year!

Matt Lunsford, Board Member

Matt is a local singer/songwriter and private voice and piano instructor. His favorite roles include Jinx from Forever Plaid and Moose in Crazy for You. Beginning as one of SVP's youths years ago, he now takes on such roles as King Henry in The Lion in Winter and Uncle Fester in The Addams Family and behind the scenes in musical directing. We look forward to another year forward with Matt!

Will Rucker, Board Member

Making his debut as Stanley in A Street Car Named Desire, Will has us on the edge of our seats with his intense Gravel-winning roles. He followed with such roles as Prince Richard in The Lion in Winter and Philip in And Then There Were None. Now he steps into SVP leadership, and we welcome him aboard for a new year of growth!

Becky Gill, Emeritus Board Member

Becky is a retired Navy physician. Since Becky adopted SVP as her family, SVP has never been the same. She has been our greatest fan and supporter, even joining us onstage as Kirby Plank in The Night We Knocked the Critic Dead and the Scarecrow in A Murder of Scarecrows. She was last seen onstage as Queen Victoria in Annie Get Your Gun! When you see the extraordinary renovations at the Chief Theater, be sure and thank her. We are grateful beyond words.

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