Chronology of Past Performances

(*Indicates Genie Award Winners for Best Show of the Season)

2019 - 2020

Cats, A Bench in the Sun, Camelot, Always a Bridesmaid, Jesus Christ Superstar

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,

Forty Carats*

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

1965- 1966

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 musical 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.

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Vero Beach FL, 32960
Our box office is currently closed until the start up of the new season. For the quickest response to any questions or concerns you may have, please email us at 
verobeachtheatreguild@gmail.com
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