Message from the President
The Twin Valley Players
Live Show History
Summary: We have been performing the arts since 1970, and have expanded the organization significantly during that time. We offer an annual summer musical, an annual children's theater camp, a year-round performing "Roadshow", a lobby art gallery, guest speakers, band concerts, bus trips to New York City to see Broadway shows, and more! We fund annual scholarships, as well as contribute financially to local and national charitable organizations.
Details: The Twin Valley Players formed in 1970 for the purpose to promote the dramatic arts and the arts of literature, painting, music, dance, and to promote patronage of these arts in the local community. The theater produced its productions in local facilities empowering performers of all ages and diversity. The organization solidified their ongoing patronage by guarantying the quality of performances and providing a place for all people to volunteer for Community Theater.
The organization became incorporated in 1983. Another dimension became part of the out reach for the theater when the Roadshow formed. This entity became the ambassador for the organization to take novice performers and train them to give small performances to the public. The popular group consists of performers ages 5yrs. to 70yrs. learning all aspects of music. The group received endless bookings that reached 100 performances from 1987-92. The group then reached 501(c) (3) status in 1993. It continues performances throughout the local communities up to the present.
For the last 47 years the Twin Valley Players have contributed to these community organizations: local ambulances groups, Oklahoma City bombing victims, Tall Cedars, local school programs, Popcorn Hat Players, After Hours Band, veterans and senior centers. The group established a scholarship program in 1990, and have presented tens of thousands of dollars to many talented college bound high school students.
The Twin Valley Players is continuing to grow and expand each year. What initially started as a community theater in Halifax, PA, has become known regionally as a first rate Community Theater, providing what many of our patrons have said is on par with professional dinner theater in the region. The annual musical regularly costs more than $25,000 to stage, with additional moneys needed each year for the various other projects with which we are a part. The organization has been moving forward in the public eye, as well as behind the scenes. The volunteer board works to improve its function and effectiveness through on-going revisions and development of policies and procedures, and the organization continues to reach out with cooperative efforts with other non-profit organizations. This is an exciting time in the life of the organization, and we look forward to the growing cultural and educational impact we will have on the region.
Jack Geyer, Jr.
TVP Board President