WHO WE ARE
Tavares Theater, Inc. also known as Tavares Community Theater Company (TCTC) was founded in 2014 to bring community theater to the residents of Tavares and Lake County. While we are aware of the other quality community theaters in our area we strongly feel that our company adds to the variety and allows our fair city to join the ranks of the other major cities in this area.
Our short term goal is to produce quality stage presentations for the residents of Tavares (and surrounding communities) with an emphasis on community theater. Our long term goal is to renovate the building we purchase at the corner of Lake and Main. With proper renovation, we hope to provide a permanent home with 125-150 seats. With the growth of the waterfront entertainment district, a community theater is the perfect next step to support community growth to give our residents a reason to frequent the waterfront on a regular basis. Renovations to the "New" Building requires funding. If you can please contribute.
Harold & Noel Miner
Founders of Tavares Comunity Theater Company, Noel is the current Board Chairperson of Tavares Theater, Inc., and Harold is the Executive Director.
Noel's experiences include numerous acting roles since retiring in 2004, including local nominations and awards for her acting skills. She is the recipient of two Sarah Awards for her acting roles. Her role in "Calendar Girls" is one of her favorites. Her friendships in the theatrical community of central Florida will definitely help us meet our goals. When not on stage she is busy online, on the phone, and in person raising money, raising awareness, and working the business aspects of the theater.
Harold's 32 year's teaching Graphic Design formed the foundation for his role as a technician and designer. He also served as the Executive Director for a FL non-profit corporation for over 3 years, which gives him the administrative skills needed to meet government regulations as a non-profit. His working at virtually all of the local community theaters over the past 12 years is an added plus for Tavares Theater. Set design, lighting design, and promotional design are his primary duties.
Peter & Darelle Pallans
Darelle is past president of the Lighthouse Players (LHP) and an active supporter of local theater. Darelle has served as stage manager of nearly every one of the LHP productions over the past 8 years. Darelle currently heads up our Advisory Committee and has been added to our Board of Directors in December 2016. She is a vital part of the advertising and publicity staff as well as House Manager.
Peter is one of those "go to" people who are the foundation of volunteer associations. Peter is always there when work needs to be done. Building sets, setting lighting, hanging curtains, operating spot light, ushering, you name it, Peter can be counted on.
Marni Ann Whitehead
Marni Ann Whitehead rounds out the original small board of directors who founded TCTC. Her expertise and knowledge of live theater made her the obvious choice to chair the Play Selection Committee and the Children's Program Coordinator. She was born and raised in the small town of Forks, Washington. Marni was trained at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy where she earned a degree in Musical Theatre.
Her degrees include a B.A. in Music from Seattle Pacific University and an M.A. in Education from Walden University. While a drama teacher in Lake County, she directed shows such as G2K Rogers Hammerstein's Cinderella, Seussical, Jr., and The Nutcracker. She directs many Tavares Community Theater Shows. She is a resident of Tavares.
Orlando "Tarp" Kreutzer is the newest member of the board of directors. With his years of experience building sets previously, he has been invaluable as a set-builder and assistant set designer. He also recently performed in his very first on-stage role as the mysterious Mr. Grunion in "Love, Sex, and the IRS." He is a perfect example of the volunteers needed to move this theater forward. When something needs done he is almost always there and ready to go to work.
As you can guess, this list needs to grow. We want to add your name to this list. To invited to our board as a member you will need to prove yourself as a vital volunteer over the course of a season. For every actor on the stage there are at least two volunteers needed for the show to come together.