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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 and leave a message, or email and someone will get back to you.

Board of Directors

President            Lori Staley   
Treasurer           Angie Vann                    
Secretary           Carrie Kraemer
                               At Large: 
Suzanne Montgomery     David Edelman
   Carrie Kraemer             Benjamin Edelman
    Tammi Hopkins           Kobie Hullihen 
 Brittany McCombs             Kristi Zirkle

Lori Staley,

President and

Artistic Director



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".

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.

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.






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 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



Beth Westbrook has been involved and helped with this theatre for many years and currently lives in Fort Valley, Virginia. She currently works as the Senior Director of Outreach for the Vasculitis Foundation and is also responsible for public policy initiatives in the rare, autoimmune disease space.  She is a passionate patient advocate and dedicated fundraiser. In 2015, she worked for the Shenandoah Community Health Clinic serving the needs of rural, low-income residents.  She now uses her spare time to participate as a committee member for the Shenandoah County Library's capital campaign and at Theatre Shenandoah. 

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