Chronology of Past Performances
(*Indicates Genie Award Winners for Best Show of the Season)
2021 - 2022 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Dracula, Sleuth, Calendar Girls, I Do! I Do!, See How They Run, Native Gardens
2020 - 2021 Jesus Christ Superstar, Over the Tavern, Almost, Maine, A Shot in the Dark, Sister Act, Moonlight & Magnolias
2019 - 2020
Cats, A Bench in the Sun, Camelot, Always a Bridesmaid
2018 - 2019
Dixie Swim Club, Yankee Tavern, The Game's Afoot, Miracle on South Division Street, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum*, The Savannah Sipping Society
2017 - 2018
The Lady with All the Answers, Little Shop of Horrors, Lend Me a Tenor, To Kill a Mockingbird*, The Fantasticks
2016 – 2017
Sylvia*, Evita, The Pajama Game, Cash on Delivery, Making God Laugh
2015 – 2016
Run for Your Wife, Hairspray, Social Security, The King and I*, Deathtrap
2014 – 2015
No Sex Please We’re British, Sweet Charity, Whose Wives Are They Anyway, You Can’t Take It with You, Gypsy*
2013 – 2014
Don’t Dress for Dinner, Into The Woods, Harvey, Kiss Me Kate, The Miracle Worker*
2012 – 2013
Hot Bed Hotel*, Oklahoma!, The Odd Couple, Beauty and the Beast, The Importance of Being Earnest
2011 – 2012
All My Sons*, 1940’s Radio Hour, Born Yesterday, Titanic, the Musical, Bell, Book & Candle
2010 – 2011
The Unexpected Guest, Fiddler on the Roof*, On Golden Pond, Annie, Leading Ladies
2009 – 2010
Second Time Around, Cabaret*, Sin, Sex and the CIA, The Sound of Music, It Runs in the Family
2008 - 2009
The Cemetery Club, Broadway Showstoppers 3, The Perfect Wedding, My Fair Lady*, Opal is a Diamond
2007 – 2008
Never Too Late, Oliver!, Enchanted April, Hello, Dolly!*, Barefoot in the Park
2006 – 2007
Monkey Business, Over the River and Through the Woods, Proposals*, Tenderloin, The Cocktail Hour
2005 - 2006
Something’s Afoot, The Amorous Ambassador, Murder Among Friends, Annie Get Your Gun*, Funny Money
2004 – 2005
The Sensuous Senator*, Wait Until Dark, Guys and Dolls, Moon over Buffalo
2003 – 2004
No Sex Please We’re British, Picnic, Catch Me If You Can*, Once Upon A Mattress, The Foreigner
2002 – 2003
Don’t Drink the Water, Bye-Bye Birdie, Rumors*, Broadway Showstoppers 2, Everybody Loves Opal
2001 – 2002
Lend Me a Tenor*, The Teahouse of the August Moon, Arsenic and Old Lace, Gypsy*, Deathtrap
2000 – 2001
The Curious Savage, The Heiress*, Steel Magnolias, I Remember Mama, Ready When You Are CB
1999 – 2000
Rodgers & Hart; a Musical Celebration, Speaking of Murder, You Can’t Take it With You, Mame*, Jest a Second!
1998 – 1999
Send Me No Flowers, Sylvia*, Nunsense III; Sister Amnesia’s Country Western Jamboree*, Night Watch, Breakfast with Les & Bes
1997 – 1998
Broadway Showstoppers, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, The King & I*, Witness for the Prosecution
1996 – 1997
The Sugar Bean Sisters, Blithe Spirit, Barefoot in the Park, The Music Man*, Beau Jest, Company
1995 – 1996
The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Mousetrap, The Sunshine Boys, The Secret Garden, Come Blow Your Horn*, 317 Sullivan Street
1994 – 1995
Dracula, Noises Off, Lost in Yonkers*, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Voice of the Turtle, Baby
1993 – 1994
I Hate Hamlet, Arsenic & Old Lace*, The Odd Couple (Female Version), Carnival!, A Streetcar Named Desire, Nunsense II; The Second Coming
1992 – 1993
Romance, Romance, Prelude to a Kiss, Rumors*, Into the Woods, The Innocents, Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
1991 – 1992
At the Paradise, Never Too Late, The Night of January 16th, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum*, Crossing Delancey, Picnic
1990 – 1991
Born Yesterday, The Miss Firecracker Contest, The Nerd, Oklahoma!*, Wait Until Dark, The Women
1989 – 1990
Pools Paradise, My 3 Angels, Social Security, The King and I*, The Little Foxes, A Thousand Clowns
1988 – 1989
Mr. Roberts, Anything Goes, Mary, Mary, The Corn is Green, Kiss Me Kate, See How They Run*
1987 – 1988
Something’s Afoot, Play It Again Sam, The Man with the Plastic Sandwich, My Fair Lady*, Move Over Mrs. Markham, Visit to a Small Planet
1986 – 1987
Murder at the Howard Johnson’s, Once More with Feeling, I Ought to be In Pictures, Call Me Madam, The 13th Chair,
1985 – 1986
John Loves Mary, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Ten Little Indians, Damn Yankees*, Charley’s Aunt
1984 – 1985
The Fantasticks, Death of a Salesman, The Dining Room, Brigadoon, The Diviners, Frankenstein; A Love Story*
1983 – 1984
Deathtrap, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial*, The Silver Whistle, The Music Man, The Odd Couple
1982 – 1983
Inherit the Wind*, Bell, Book & Candle, Chapter Two, Oliver!, Speaking of Murder, The Pleasure of His Company
1981 – 1982
Three Men on a Horse, The Cactus Flower, The Chase, On Golden Pond*, South Pacific, You Can’t Take it With You
1980 – 1981
Bus Stop, You Know I Can’t Hear You When the Water’s Running, The Sunshine Boys, The Mousetrap, The Sound of Music, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest*
1979 – 1980
Hot Turkey at Midnight, Count Dracula*,
6 Rms Riv Vu, I Do! I Do!, An Inspector Calls, Harvey
1978 – 1979
Seven Keys to Baldpate, The Rainmaker, Little Mary Sunshine, God’s Favorite*, Critic’s Choice, Bye Bye Birdie
1977 – 1978
Arsenic & Old Lace, A Shot in the Dark, Ten Nights in a Barroom*, Come Blow Your Horn, Blithe Spirit, Once Upon a Mattress
1976 – 1977
Life With Father, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Finishing Touches, The Solid Gold Cadillac, The Man Who Came to Dinner*, Guys & Dolls
1975 – 1976
Opal’s Baby, Joan of Lorraine, There’s a Girl in My Soup, Night Watch, Nature’s Way, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (No Genie Awards that season.)
1974 – 1975
The Philadelphia Story, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, Play it Again Sam, The Night of the Iguana, The Absence of a Cello, Hello, Dolly!*
1973 – 1974
Tom Jones, Dr. Cook’s Garden, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Generation, The Subject Was Roses, Fiddler on the Roof*
1972 – 1973
Forty Carats, The Tunnel of Love, I Never Sang for My Father, Butterflies Are Free, The Price, Camelot*
1971 – 1972
Harvey, Janus, Plaza Suite*, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Man of La Mancha
1970 – 1971
The Cactus Flower*, The Lion in Winter, Oliver!, Picnic, Don’t Drink the Water
1969 – 1970
The Impossible Years, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Star Spangled Girl, My Fair Lady*, Dial M for Murder
1968 – 1969
Wait Until Dark, The Odd Couple, Kiss Me Kate, The Little Foxes*, Everybody Loves Opal
1967 – 1968
Barefoot in the Park, A Streetcar Named Desire, A Man for All Season, Born Yesterday*, The Music Man
1966 – 1967
Catch Me If You Can, A Case of Libel, South Pacific*, Never Too Late
Mary Mary, Death of a Salesman, Oklahoma!*, A Thousand Clowns
1964 – 1965
See How They Run, Inherit the Wind, The Sound of Music*, Auntie Mame
1963 – 1964
My 3 Angels, The Willow and I, Take Her, She’s Mine, The Laughmaker*
1962 - 1963
Come Blow Your Horn, The Gazebo, Sabrina Fair, The Miracle Worker*
1961 – 1962
The Solid Gold Cadilac, Ten Little Indians, You Can’t Take it With You
1960 – 1961
The Night of January 16th, The Heiress, The Teahouse of the August Moon
1959 – 1960
Lo & Behold, Anastasia, The Happiest Millionaire
1958 – 1959
Father’s Been to Mars, The Curious Savage, John Loves Mary
Evolution of The Guild
1958 - The Vero Beach Theatre Guild was formed after earlier forays into the theatre by the Business and Professional Women and other groups.
1959 and onward - Plays were presented at the old naval base, junior high school and high school. Props and costumes were kept, and sets built, in people’s garages.
1962 - The Genie Awards were begun, named in honor of Eugene C. Davis, the Guild’s first director, and honoring excellence in theatre.
1964 - Following the City of Vero Beach plan for cultural activities in Riverside Park, the Guild signed a 99-year lease with the city and built its own first small building in the park. There sets were built, props and costumes stored, rehearsals held; but the high school stage was still used.
1965 - The Vero Beach Community Theatre Trust was founded to raise money to build a new, 600-seat theatre for Indian River County. Funds were raised and construction started.
1973 - The new Vero Beach Community Theatre opened with the comedy Tom Jones. The name was later changed to Riverside Theatre.
For the next 12 years, the Guild was the resident acting company there.
1985 - New Trust leadership decided to bring professional theatre to Vero Beach. Sticking with its basic mission of theatre involving the community, the Guild left Riverside and moved across the river to a new home on San Juan Avenue, where it has thrived. After 16,000 volunteer hours turned a former church into a theatre, the new Guild opened its season in December with John Loves Mary, a sentimental choice from its first season. Riverside Road Show became Guild on the Go.
1992 - With significant fundraising, foundation grants and state grants, the Guild underwent major renovations, and opened to great acclaim in January 1993 with Rumors.
2008 - The Guild celebrated its 50th anniversary season.
When hurricanes Frances and Jeanne visited the Treasure Coast, one show was canceled and the big winds led to a new metal roof, soundboard and soffits.
2011 - A cooperative relationship with the Vero Beach Charter High School provided the school with use of our stage for two spring productions. The costume department moved to a nearby annex and our off-site storage greatly increased.
2013 - Having outgrown our space, as well as rented storage units off campus, a capital campaign was begun to raise funds for the East Wing Expansion; a three story complex designed to house new dressing rooms, rehearsal space and costume storage.
2015 - Construction on the addition began and the summer of 2016 was spent preparing the interior of the new building and moving in. The Guild once again had a mortgage.
2017 - The main stage season introduced some challenging, large scale musicals on our modest stage. At the Annual Membership Meeting in June, five new candidates were elected to the Board of Directors. Their leadership is focused on exploring new, contemporary, and exciting works of the American Theatre to be presented at the Guild in the coming seasons.
2018 - Many physical changes took place around the Guild, both inside and out. Off campus storage was vacated and costumes, props and furnishings were all moved to the 3rd floor of the campus.
2019 - The theatre became a year round operation presenting 7 main stage productions and 3 staged readings in the Apron Series.
2020 - The coronavirus caused great disruption in theatre operations around the world and the Guild's season was suspended indefinitely one week after the fourth production had opened.