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SVP presents Angel Street, a Victorian Thriller by by Patrick Harrison. In addition to a great play, you will also be supporting a great cause as half of our net profits will go to Another Way domestic violence and rape crisis center. Show dates are October 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 7:30pm and October 22 and 29 at 2:00pm. Call to reserve your tickets today at 352-493-ARTS or 352-443-9096. We look forward to seeing you there.


SVP announces auditions for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee to be held on Friday, Nov 10, at 6:30 pm and Saturday, Nov 11th, at 9:00 am at the Chief Theater. For more information, please e-mail the director at: or go to our home page.

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.

2016-2017 Season

Smoke on the Mountain

Musical Comedy

Book by Connie Ray
Conceived by Alan Bailey
Music arrangements by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick

Director: Laura Blanton
Show Dates: September 30 - October 16, 2016

Smoke on the Mountain takes the audience into the 1930's Southern Gospel music scene through the lives of the Sanders Family at a Gospel sing in a little church in the Smoky Mountains. Comedy and inspiration come together in this musical presented by special arrangement with Samuel French.

The Lion in Winter

Dramatic Comedy by James Goldman

Director: Leo Verhaeren
Show Dates: December 2-4 & 9-11, 2016

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.

The Wizard of Oz

Classic Musical by L. Frank Baum,
adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company

Director: Janice Grant
Show Dates: March 3-5, 10-12, & 17-19, 2017

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Special Saturday Matinees on March 11 & 18 at 2pm

Oz awaits! Join us for the beloved classic music filled with much heartwarming adventure and many new friends that Dorothy meets along the way! Originally written by L. Frank Baum with Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg, this version based upon the Classic Motion Picture was adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company with Background Music by Herbert Stothart, Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard, Orchestration by Larry Wilcox, owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros. This play is presented by special arrangements with Tams Witmark.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors/students/military/law enforcement/first responders. You can also reserve your seats by calling 352-493-2787.

And Then There Were None

Drama by Agatha Christie

Director: Diana Child
Show Dates: May 5-7 & 12-14, 2017

In one of Agatha Christie’s most renowned mysteries, ten people are invited to an exclusive island and die one by one in the same manner as a well-known nursery rhyme "Ten Little Indians." Join us for a suspenseful play with many plot twists that will have you at the edge of your seat! This play is presented by special arrangements with Samuel French.

Charlotte’s Web

Children’s Summer Workshop
Based on the book by E.B. White
Adapted by Joseph Robinette

Audition Dates: April 29, 2017 at 9am

Director: Laura Blanton
Show Dates: July 21-23 & 28-30, 2017

Wilbur is an irresistible young pig whose wide–eyed wonder at the world around him endears him to any audience and his new friend, Charlotte, a spider who spins her messages to save him from the butcher. This classic tale of friendship is sure to influence you and your children in their relationships for years to come. "The best American children’s book of the past two hundred years" — The Children’s Literature Association. This play is presented by special arrangements with Dramatic Publishing.

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