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Angel Street


Get your reservations now for the Chief Theatre and Suwannee Valley Players latest production Angel Street, a drama by Patrick Harrison produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc. A Broadway hit first produced under the title Gaslight that later on became a film, Angel Street tells the story of the Manninghams set in 19th century London. The Manningham's relationship is less than ideal as Mr. Manningham tries to convince his wife that she is going insane. This is from where the term "gaslighting" originates. Along with the help of an intuitive Scotland Yard Inspector Rough, Mrs. Manningham is able to regain her confidence. Together they take on her diabolical husband as the story unfolds. Join us to find out how this tale ends!

In addition to a great play, you will also be supporting a great cause. The Suwannee Valley Players will be donating half of their net profits to Another Way domestic violence and rape crisis center. We will also have information available about Another Way as October is domestic violence awareness month. The show dates are October 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 7:30pm and October 22 and 29 at 2:00pm.

You can also reserve seats by calling the Chief Theatre at 352-493-ARTS. We look forward to seeing you there.​

The Golden Gravels

Gravel Award Winners

Well we have closed out our 2016-2017 season. Our Gravel Awards concluded our season with a bang. A great celebration of achievements for the season and a string of successful productions. This season we brought you some great gospel music and comedy with Smoke on the Mountain, a drama of love and intrigue with The Lion in Winter, the classic musical The Wizard of Oz, murder an suspense with And Then There Were None, a great youth production of friendship in Charlotte's Web, and finished it off with an outstanding Talent Show.

We celebrate by giving awards to some outstanding talent in the theatre and we are proud to announce those winners here.

  • Best Actress: Jennifer DeLong for And Then There Were None
  • Best Actor: Valdeen Fletcher for The Wizard of Oz
  • Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Hoke for And Then There Were None
  • Best Supporting Actor: Will Rucker for The Lion in Winter
  • Best Youth Actor: Eowyn Verhaeren for Charlotte's Web
  • Adult Volunteer of the Year: Albert Acevedo
  • Youth Volunteer of the Year: Laci Acevedo
  • And for the first time ever we have had two ties this year. A testament to the outstanding year at the theatre.
  • Best Director: Diana Child for And Then There Were None and Laura Blanton for Smoke on the Mountain
  • Best Show: Smoke on the Mountain" and "And Then There Were None
We at the Chief Theater have one more award and that is for the Best Audience, and that goes to all of you who have continued to support us through your attendance and just the love and appreciation you all show us each and every time we open the doors. We thank you all for everything you have done and we hope to continue to provide outstanding productions for years to come.

Stay tuned for another great season.

Tri-County Talent Show

Talent Show Winners

The Suwannee Valley Players hosted another great Tri-County Talent Show with a lot of outstanding talent! The theme was "Country Jamboree", and we saw the best talent in Levy, Gilchrist, and Dixie counties!

Congratulations to all of our talent show participants. The winners of the Jr. Division were 1st) Sami Johnson-Streit, 2nd) Ashton Weatherford and Isabelle Brodahl, 3rd) Anya Tapia. The winners of the Adult Division were 1st) Nettie Nicole Cooper, 2nd) Reggie Stacey, 3rd) Jade Streit.

Thanks everyone for making it a fabulous event. See you next year!

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!