About Tidewater Players
Established in 1979, since 1984 we have performed exclusively in the second floor theatre of the historic Havre de Grace Opera House building. After a two year hiatus while that building was undergoing a complete renovation (in the process being transformed into an ADA-compliant, 201 seat multipurpose facility with the refurbished original theatre and a smaller black box on the ground floor), we returned to our original home as the resident theatre to newly renamed Cultural Center at the Opera House as of August, 2017.
Tidewater Players is extremely proud of the fact that we cultivated and kept this historical building open and in good working shape for well over 30 years, as well as the role that we played in helping the town procure the necessary funding to start the restoration. It was actually a Tidewater parent, who happened to be a state delegate, who observed the phenomenal work done for local children in our Tidewater youth programs. She accumulated all of Tidewater’s statistics regarding the numbers of our community serviced through local outreach, artistic provisions, and our very popular and successful children’s programs, and acquired the state funding to help payback Tidewater for their longstanding service and value to the Havre de Grace community.
Tidewater Players is proud to continue our reputation in the arts community for providing not only high quality classic and contemporary theatre, but also our youth educational programs and highly esteemed instructional intensive summer camp programs.
Board of Directors
President – Dickie Mahoney
Vice President – Paul Mauldin
Secretary – Becky Flickinger
Treasurer – Mark Briner
Director of Youth Programs: Dickie Mahoney
Directors: Lilma Huntley, Ken Williamson, Janet Dill, Stephanie Carlock Cvach, Tyler Zeisloft, Steve Flickinger, Becky Flickinger, Barbara Snyder, Larry Hensley, Heidi Pensell, Paula Diggs Smith, Laurie Starkey
Founder – The late Harry Malin