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About Us

Theatre Shenandoah is a 501(c)3 non-profit community theater located in Edinburg, Virginia.

We are dedicated to producing and performing plays, musical theater, workshops, and readings.  We conduct theater classes and foster educational, inspirational, entertaining events covering a wide spectrum of performing arts in cooperation with other artistic groups in the Shenandoah Valley. If you have questions or comments, please call 540-984-3972, leave a message, and someone will get back to you.

Board of Directors

President            Lori Staley
Vice-President   Teresa Tanner
Treasurer           Bobbi Bliss
Secretary           Carrie Kraemer
 
At Large:
Suzanne Montgomery
Carrie Kraemer
Deborah Tangren
Tammi Hopkins
Laura Bennett
 

Lori Staley,

President and

Artistic Director

Teresa Tanner,

Vice President

Lori has been involved in theatre for almost 40 years, working both professionally and non- professionally throughout Virginia and Maryland, as well as appearing in numerous commercials and several independent films.

 

Shenandoah audiences will remember her in the title role in 2012’s Sylvia and as Eva Peron in Evita.  Other favorite roles include Annie in The Miracle Worker, Roxie in Chicago, Amneris in Aida, Nancy in Oliver, Peter in Peter Pan, Eve in Children of Eden, Sister Aloysius in Doubt, Martha in The Secret Garden, beggar woman in Sweeney Todd, Truvy in Steel Magnolias, Agnes in I Do, I Do, and Sonya in They're Playing Our Song. 
 

She has also directed a number of shows at Theatre Shenandoah including "Jesus Christ Superstar", "The Miracle Worker", "Guys and Dolls", "The Crucible", "Evita" and "A Christmas Carol".

Bobbi Bliss,

Treasurer

Bobbi has been with the Theatre since early 2016 and was voted to the Board later that year.   Soon after, she was elected Treasurer.   When not on stage, she can be seen, or unseen, helping with the many backstage and administrative tasks required to maintain the Theatre and to produce its plays.  . 

 

Bobbi started in this life singing anything and everything she could learn from her grandfather’s memory and from his record collection.   Over the years, she gradually started performing.  Throughout high school and in college she expanded her performances to theater, especially musicals.  However, soon real life intervened and so she spent many, many years raising children and the funds needed to do so, mostly as an accountant, but sometimes as a teacher, with no time for performing or singing.  Fortunately, she joined a group later in life and spent almost a decade songwriting and performing in the D.C. area.  After retiring to the Valley, her husband Bruno encouraged her back to the stage and into Theatre Shenandoah, for which she is, and will be, forever grateful as Theatre Shenandoah has become a second home.

Suzanne

Montgomery

Teresa has been in the Valley for 13 years now, and resides in Maurertown. She iis going into her 5th year at Theatre Shenandoah and her 3rd year on the board.

 

She has been involved in some way with many of the shows you have seen here. Some of her favorites including: apostle in Jesus Christ Superstar, M'Lynn in Steel Magnolias, Widow Corney in Oliver and Adelaide in Guys and Dolls. She also Directed The Odd Couple and Bad Seed.

 

She looks forward to more opportunities onstage and off at Theatre Shenandoah.

Carrie Kraemer,

Youth Director and

Secretary

Carrie has been volunteering at Theatre Shenandoah since 2014, and has loved every second of it! She is so excited to teach the young actors and actresses, many of whom have gone on to perform in leading roles at the theatre.

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You may have seen her in past productions as the Mistress in "Evita", Pheobe in "A Christmas Carol", as well as working behind the scenes on almost every production.

Deborah

Tangren

Costumer

Deborah Tangren: Costumer.  

Mrs. Tangren learned to sew in junior high school, honing her skills in a 4-H sewing club.  She eventually sewed her wedding dress, her husband’s suit, and five bridesmaid dresses with color-coordinated ties for the groomsmen. Her costuming interests peaked as her children grew. Over the years she created numerous outfits, such as a two-person dragon outfit, a realistic Ewok, Bugs Bunny, a six-foot white rabbit, and various princess dresses.  Because many high schools no longer offer home economics classes, she provided sewing and costume construction assistance for her daughter’s theater department. (Note: Her daughter’s interest in theater eventually turned to the tech side, as “actors were not allowed to use the power tools.”) Following Mrs. Tangren’s retirement from 30+ years of U.S. Government service, she taught sewing to theater students in the Fine Arts Department at an Arlington, Virginia, high school.  When Mrs. Tangren and her husband relocated to the Shenandoah Valley, she began sharing her sewing skills with Theatre Shenandoah and thoroughly enjoys working with the many actors, directors and tech volunteers there. She continues to sew non-costume clothing and entertains thoughts of a business creating bridal veils.

Suzanne Montgomery is a writer/editor by profession, having worked for a number of private publications, as well as the federal government.  A resident of Woodstock, she is an ardent supporter of all forms of theater, but leaves the stage to other more talented singer, dancers and actors. Her goal for Theatre Shenandoah is to make it instantly recognizable to young and old throughout the county.

Tammi

Hopkins

Tammi has been involved with the theatre over the past 4 years with her daughters Piper and Madeline.  Although never on the stage herself, she enjoys helping to manage some of the behind the scenes aspects of theatre life. In her spare time, Tammi works for Shenandoah County Public Schools as the Coordinator in Special Education.  Tammi hopes to help support the wonderful talent that is brought to the stage at Theatre Shenandoah

Laura

Bennett

Laura grew up in Shenandoah County. She has a B.S. in Business Administration from George Mason University. She has worked in both the private and public sectors in the administration, financial and event fields. She and her family have lived abroad in Germany and South Korea for the last several years and were excited to return to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Laura, her husband Jeff, daughter Kattalin and son Jeff now call Woodstock home. 

 

Kattalin’s passion for theater and music lead Laura to the Theatre Shenandoah. Laura quickly realized what a treasure the Theatre is to the community. “Theatre Shenandoah is a family that works hard to offer culture to the community. It’s an organization that supports the arts in our area and encourages our talented youth to grow.”