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Casting Call

Suwannee Valley Players announces open auditions for The Lion in Winter, a Dramatic Comedy by James Goldman, to be held on Saturday, June 25, at 6pm and Saturday, July 9, at 6pm at the Chief Theater. This classic tells the story of Queen Eleanor who is let out of prison only for holidays and plays an active role in the Plantagenet Family conflict during the Christmas of 1183. The cast consists of 5 males (3 of which are young adults) and 2 females (one older, one young adult). Show Dates will be on December 2-4 & 9-11, 2016. For more information, contact Leo Verhaeren at or (352)278-1380. This play is presented by special arrangements with Samuel French.

Coming Soon!

Director: Laura Blanton

Assistant Director: Rebecca Locklear

Suwannee Valley Players presents Oliver!, Lionel Bart’s musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the orphanage and joins a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor. This is our children’s summer workshop production. Show Dates are July 22-24 & 29-31, 2016. For more information, contact Laura Blanton at (352) 221-3976. This play is presented by special arrangements with Oliver Productions, Ltd and Oliver Promotions Ltd.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors, students and military with ID. 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. You may also stop by the box office at the Chief Theater. Dates and times for the open box office for Oliver! are: Monday 6/20 7pm-9pm, Saturday 6/25 9am-11am, Saturday 7/2 9am-11am, Tuesday 7/5 6pm-8pm, Saturday 7/16 9am-11am, Thursday 7/21 6pm-8pm. Get your tickets early to avoid the long lines at the ticket counter.

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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.

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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!