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Casting Call

SVP announces auditions for our children’s summer workshop, Schoolhouse Rock Live!, on April 27 (Sat) at 9am and April 30 (Tue) at 7pm at the Chief Theatre, 25 E. Park Avenue in Chiefland. Enduring musical numbers from the award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series come alive in this musical opening on July 19 and running through July 28! Showtimes are 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00pm on Sundays. For more information, email Rebecca Locklear or call her at 352.578.5509. This play is presented by special arrangements with Music Theatre International.

Talent Show

SVP will host their fifth Annual Tri-County Talent Show on May 4th, 2019. For more information on how to be involved, call Diana Child at 352-210-8792, or email Tickets to the Talent show are $10.00 and can be reserved by calling 352-493-ARTS. Seats are limited so get your tickets early!

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 for over 37 years.

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.

Will Rucker, Vice President

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!

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!

Sasha Bohon, Board Member

Since debuting at SVP with her role as Denise in Smoke on the Mountain, Sasha has brought a lot of laughter and depth to SVP's stage. With her bachelor's degree in theatre and experience with a Shakespeare troupe, her support behind the scenes as well as onstage has been immeasurable. We are looking forward to her role 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!

Krystle Skelly, Board Member

Since her debut as Meg in Little Women, she has won our hearts on and off stage. Since then she has appeared many times onstage including such roles as The Girl in The Seven Year Itch, Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, Alais in The Lion in Winter, Now he steps into SVP leadership, and we welcome her 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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