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SEPTEMBER 15th-24th


After a two year absence, Tidewater Players is ecstatic to be back home as the resident theatre company of the newly renovated Cultural Center at the Opera House, opening our 2017-2018 season with the encore of this fun-filled 50s-60s musical salute to the girl groups of pop and the pioneering ladies of rock and roll. Premiering as a highly successful touring production through our 2015-2016 hiatus, we are happy to bring Cindy Lou, Betty Jean, Missy, and Suzy (better known as The Marvelous Wonderettes–emphasis on the “marvelous”) home to our family in Havre de Grace.

The Marvelous Wonderettes takes a cotton-candied colored musical trip down memory lane to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet The Wonderettes: four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. The show follows their lives and loves from prom night to their 10-year reunion. The score highlights over 20 chart-topping hits of the era, including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me” and “It’s My Party.”

Don’t miss this festive valentine to the leading ladies of pop music featuring all the best of the era, from the girl groups like the Crystals, the Ronnettes, and the Shirelles, to the distinctive sounds of Lesley Gore, Connie Francis, Dusty Springfield, and Aretha Franklin. Get your tickets through the link in the top corner of the page now!


Tidewater Players is ecstatic to announce as our fall musical, the return of one of most successful productions ever


November 17th-December 3rd

Tale as old as time, tune as old as song, bring the family when we pull out all the usual Tidewater Players flair to bring to life the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a French provincial town, and the Beast, a young, spoiled prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs from the Disney classic written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman including “Belle”, “Gaston”, the iconic title song, and the showstopping “Be Our Guest” (fleshed out by a cast full of live enchanted dinnerware on stage), along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Watch for announcements about ticket availability coming soon, because this run is guaranteed to sell out fast!



Tidewater Players – The Community Theatre of Havre de Grace

Tidewater Players is a community theatre group based in the beautiful and historic town of Havre de Grace, Maryland.  After 35 years performing exclusively in the Havre de Grace Opera House on Union Avenue, we are temporarily homeless while that building is being renovated.  During this transition period, you may find our website and performance schedule a little sparse.  But we hope you will check back periodically to see what’s new, and keep in touch with us via Facebook.

We’ve also added a great new feature, our theater blog, written by board member Mark Briner!

Finally, please take a moment to join our mailing list below, to be sure to receive updates on new shows and auditions as they become available.

Thank you for supporting the arts in Havre de Grace and Harford County!

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