February 28-March 8, 2020

Created by Roger Bean

Directed and Choreographed by Dickie Mahoney

Our most popular franchise is back for their farewell tour! It’s 1969 and The Marvelous Wonderettes return to Springfield High (Go Chipmunks!) to throw a retirement party for their favorite homeroom teacher. As the girls sing their way through the greatest girl-group hits of the 60s and bid Ms. McPherson a happy start to a new beginning, one of the Wonderettes reveals she’ll also be saying goodbye. It looks like the group will be breaking up, bidding farewell to the decade and the end of an era. But never fear, Act Two finds the girls back together as the class of 1958 celebrates their 20-year reunion. The classic pop/rock hits of the 70s provide the perfect soundtrack for these old friends to catch up on the places life has led them, in the ultimate reunion concert! Come hear the girls sing the songs you used to party to, as Petula Clark, Diana Ross, and all the classic girl groups make way for the new sounds of Linda Ronstadt, Karen Carpenter, Kiki Dee, Helen Reddy, The Captain & Tennille, Thelma Houston, and Gloria Gaynor. Don’t miss the final installment. It may be farewell but you really Never Can Say Goodbye to everyone’s favorite girl group, the Marvelous Wonderettes!

Our Season Finale: Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5!

9 to 5

May 8-24, 2020

Music & Lyrics by Dolly Parton

Book by Patricia Resnick

Based on the iconic 1980 movie, three female coworkers at odds with each other form an unlikely friendship and, through a series of unplanned catastrophes, exact revenge on their vile boss. Resnick’s screenplay was ahead of its time as she defined the working conditions of 1970s women stuck in a proverbial “pink collar ghetto”. Confined to secretarial and menial mid-level management positions, supervisor Violet, hapless trainee Judy, and the boss’s secretary Doralee, pushed to their collective limits, define their own course as they fantasize about getting even with their bane of a boss, the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot Franklin Hart. When their frustration-fueled fantasies accidentally begin coming true, the trio realize they have the power in their midst to change everything necessary to improve the horrific work conditions for themselves and their put-upon coworkers. From the instance the curtain rises on Dolly Parton’s classic toe-tapping theme song, sit back and watch these girls–make that women!–charge a new future for working women everywhere, all to a flashy new score of the music you’ve come to expect from Parton.                                                                                                                                                                       

Tidewater Players, The Resident 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. For 35 years we performed exclusively in the Havre de Grace Opera House on Union Avenue. After two years of performing pop up theatre in various venues throughout Harford County due to the extensive renovations at the building, we are happy to be back home in our position as resident theatrical company in the expanded and refurbished new Cultural Center at the Opera House at 121 N. Union Avenue in Havre de Grace. No longer exclusively the home of Tidewater Players, there will be many other cultural events and even other theatrical companies passing through. Because of this, and to make sure you receive the quality you have come to expect from Tidewater Players productions, we recommend you follow all our news and information on productions here or on our Facebook page linked below (and shown at right), as well as purchase your tickets through the link above.

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Current Season


September 2019

A Few Good Men at Tidewater Players in Havre de Grace MD

November - December 2019

Starts February 28, 2020

May 8 - 24, 2020

9 to 5

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