About Tidewater Players

High School MusicalTidewater Players is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to offer aspiring actors, singers, dancers, directors, set designers, lighting designers, stage managers, choreographers and musicians the opportunity to practice their craft in an inviting and encouraging environment, for the purpose of creating near-professional quality live theater productions for the enjoyment of the local community.  Our mission is guided by our Board of Directors, led by President Laurie Sentman Starkey, a Havre de Grace native who developed her own love of theater while performing with Tidewater Players as a young girl near the time of its inception.

For our first 35 years, we performed exclusively in the second floor theatre of the historic Havre de Grace Opera House building.  That building is currently undergoing a complete renovation (click here to view progress and make a donation!), and will be transformed into an ADA-compliant, state-of-the-art multipurpose facility with not just one, but two theatres!  We hope to be back in that space to perform once the building is complete.

In the meantime, we will call all of Harford County our home, performing in venues that are deemed appropriate (and available) for our shows.  Until we have a permanent home again, you may find our schedule (and website) looking a little sparse.

Board of Directors

President – Laurie Sentman Starkey
Vice President – Paul Mauldin
Secretary – Lilma Huntley
Treasurer – Janet Dill

Directors: Carrie Dill, Ken Williamson, Jackie Curry, Todd Starkey, Chad La Fleur

Director of Youth Programs: Dickie Mahoney

Founder – The late Harry Malin