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The Lion in Winter

Lion in Winter

Director: Leo Verhaeren

Angie Assistant Director: Angie Acevedo

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.

Box Office
November   4 6pm - 8pm
November   8 6pm - 8pm
November 17 7pm - 9pm
November 22 6pm - 8pm
November 29 6pm - 8pm

Show Dates
December   2 8pm
December   3 8pm
December   4 2pm
December   9 8pm
December 10 8pm
December 11 2pm

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.

Tri-County Talent Show

The Suwannee Valley Players will host the 2nd Annual Tri-County Talent Show on January 7th, 2017. Auditions will be held on Thursday, December 15th and Saturday, December 17th, at the Chief Theater, in Chiefland, Florida. This year the theme is "Back to the Eighties," there will be two divisions, Junior - ages 7-17 ($10 per act entry fee) and Adult - ages 18 and up ($20 per act entry fee). This is open to people who live or work in Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie Counties. We all know there's a lot of hidden talent in our area. It's time to showcase it for everyone to see. Send us your comedians, your magicians, and your musicians. Have that prima ballerina dance her way into our hearts. Applications due December 11th.

Need an Audition Packet? Click here to download one.

If you have any further questions, call Diana Child at 352-210-8792, email Tickets to the Talent show are $7.00 and can be reserved by calling Becky Gill at 352-443-9096.

Dinner Theatre

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, at the Lodge at Otter Springs RV Park and Campground beginning at 7pm on 12/13/2016. When a diamond Tiffany necklace scheduled to be auctioned off at the event mysteriously disappears, it becomes cleat that someone present isn’t quite what or who they appear to be. But things take a decidedly sinister turn as member of the entourage turn up quite indubitably irrevocably dead. Could one of the remaining blue-bloods be responsible? Could someone in the audience help solve these heinous crimes? Can the crime be solved, or will the entire evening be "Eclipsed?" For more information, click here.


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!

Click here to see our calendar for upcoming events.

The SVP Experience

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.

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!