Message from the President

Live Show History

The Twin Valley Players

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.

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Jack Geyer, Jr.

TVP Board President

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.

  • 1970 - Mame - William H. (Blake) Blackway
  • 1971 - Cabaret -William H. (Blake) Blackway
  • 1972 - Hello Dolly - William H.(Blake) Blackway 
  • 1973 - Fantasticks - Joe Bello 
  • 1974 - Plain & Fancy - William H. (Blake) Blackway 
  • 1975 - Pajama Game - William H. (Blake) Blackway 
  • 1976 - Fiddler on the Roof - William H. (Blake) Blackway
  • 1977 - Damn Yankees - William H. (Blake) Blackway
  • 1978 - Take Me Along - William H. (Blake) Blackway
  • 1979 - Shennandoah - William H. (Blake) Blackway 
  • 1980 - Gypsy - William H. (Blake) Blackway
  • 1981 - Man of LaMancha - William H. (Blake) Blackway
  • 1982 - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - William H. (Blake) Blackway
  • 1983 - South Pacific - William H. (Blake) Blackway 
  • 1984 - Two by Two - William H. (Blake) Blackway 
  • 1985 - Sound of Music. - William H. (Blake) Blackway
  • 1986 - Guys & Dolls - William H. (Blake) Blackway 
  • 1987 - Camelot - William H. (Blake) Blackway
  • 1988 - You're a Good Man Charlie Brown -William H. (Blake) Blackway
  • 1989 - Oklahoma - William H. (Blake) Blackway 
  • 1990 - Annie - Raymond Enders
  • 1991 - The Music Man - Raymond Enders
  • 1992 - Oliver - Rick Shoop
  • 1993 - Grease - Raymond Enders
  • 1994 - 'Round the River's Bend - Clint Funk & Todd Hoover
  • 1995 - The Will Rogers' Follies - Raymond Enders 
  • 1996 - Peter Pan - Chantel Hassinger
  • 1997 - Brigadoon - Nathan Hart
  • 1998 - She Loves Me - Ray N. Myers
  • 1999 - Cole (based on the life and music of Cole Porter - "The Cast of Cole" 
  • 1999 - Annie - Rick Ansel
  • 2000 - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - Raymond Enders
  • 2001 - You're a Good Man Charlie Brown - Jennifer Keefer 
  • 2002 - The Music Man - Raymond Enders
  • 2003 - The Wizard of Oz - Jared Williams
  • 2004 - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Aaron White
  • 2005 - Guys and Dolls - Jim Slemmer
  • 2006 - Footloose - Maren Kepler
  • 2007 - Annie Get Your Gun - Todd Hoover & Jaime Lyter
  • 2008 - Beauty and the Beast - Todd Hoover & Daniel Sites
  • 2009 - The Pajama Game - Todd Hoover & Rick Anderson
  • 2010 - All Shook Up - Jamie Lyter & Jim Herb
  • 2011 - Little Shop of Horrors - Daniel Sites
  • 2012 - Oliver - Vicki Hoover
  • 2013 - The Sound of Music - Vicki Hoover
  • 2014 - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee -  Daniel Sites
  • 2015 - Nunsense - Todd Hoover
  • 2016 - "1776" The Musical - Todd Hoover
  • 2017 - Damn Yankees - Brandi Geyer-Wilbert (Assistant: Angela Grassmyer)
  • 2018 - Man of LaMancha - Lora Kobel
  • 2019 - The Drowsy Chaperone - Mandi Hurley & Robert Zaccano