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In Rehearsal

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.

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

Jerry Crawford, President

Jerry has stepped up in our SVP with many ideas to help us grow! We are looking forward to a great year under his leadership!

Elizabeth Phillips, Vice President

Elizabeth has served as photographer and archivist for several years as well as President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Board member. 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 the past few 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.

Stephanie Crawford, Secretary

Stephanie and her family have been involved in SVP over the past season, and we have enjoyed their enthusiasm! Letting her son, Nelson, take his place onstage, Stephanie has stepped in for valuable behind-the-scenes support. Nelson also is quick to step in and get us organized and come up with new ideas.

Laura Blanton, Treasurer

Laura has been a member of SVP since 2012 and has appeared in a variety of roles and productions. Starting as assistant director for Little Shop of Horrors and moving to co-stage manager for Barefoot in the Park. After directing the haunting comedy Blithe Spirit, she appeared in The Haunting of Hill House and Annie Get Your Gun! Recently she returned to directing with The Cemetery Club and headed up our children's summer workshops Pirates of Penzance Jr. and last season's Kids Say the Darndest Things!

Andy Kidd, Board Member

Andy is a resident of Chiefland and a teacher at Chiefland Middle School. He is a veteran of the SVP stage and has been in numerous productions, most notably as Mortimer Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace and Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey. He was most recently seen as Chief Sitting Bull in Annie Get Your Gun! and as Slim in John Steinback's classic Of Mice and Men, which he also directed. He has also directed many plays including the 2012-2013 season's best production: Love, Laughter and Lucci. Andy is married to the lovely Bobbie Kidd and has four wonderful kids, Valissa, Rachel, Matt and Ricky, and a son-in-law Chris.

Angie Acevedo, Board Member

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.

Dawn Coffey, Board Member

Also an ancestor in The Addams Family, Dawn was last seen in The Streetcar Named Desire on the mainstage but has been very active in our dinner theater shows and backstage. We welcome her and her family into our SVP Family and always enjoy working with her on and offstage.

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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