Monticello Opera House

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DINNERS AT MOH SHOWS: Many of our events have pre-show dinners. Dinners include salad, main course, side dishes and a dessert. Cash Bar with a full array of beers wine and specialty drinks is also standard when dinner is offered. See our MOH Lounge section for more information. Special Dietary needs for pre-show dinners may be accommodated when requested in advance including Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free, food-allergies and others. Dinner reservations are closed two days (48 hours) before the show. Limited dinner reservations may be available on day of show but please call to check first. Day of show online sales are closed. 



MOH 2016-17 Season

The Telltale Heart & Other Stories

By Edgar Allan Poe
October 28, 29, 30th
Dramatized by Javier Betancourt, Produced by New Horizons     

Edgar Allan Poe was an American author known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in American literature.The play will include dramatizations of several short stories including Ligeia and the Fall of the House of Usher. 

This play will include original dance choreography by Ircamar Garcia Rodriguez. 

Ircamar Garcia Rodriguez is a Puerto Rican dancer, choreographer, performer, and teacher. Her training background ranges from classical ballet, modern and contemporary technique to jazz and latin dances. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from Florida State University. Ircamar has worked with Hincapie Contemporary Dance Company under the artistic direction of Petra Bravo, Dramadanza Company directed by Waldo Gonzalez and Ballet Brio under Rodney Rivera's direction. Ircamar has performed internationally in Italy, Sicily, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. 

Original Music composed by Isaac Barzo. 
Isaac Barzso is a composer from St. Augustine, Florida. He is pursuing his BM in Composition at the Florida State University College of Music, and is currently in the studio of Ladislav Kubik. While at FSU he has attended composition masterclasses with Michael Cuthbert, Christopher Theofanidis, Carlisle Floyd, and Pulitzer Prize winner Ellen Taafe Zwilich. He has had select recordings of his works produced by international recording engineer John Hadden, and has recorded with funk legend George Clinton.

The Telltale Heart & Other Stories

By Edgar Allan Poe
October 28, 29, 30th
Dinner provided by Carrie Ann & Co.
Meat Lasagna
Sauteed Whole Green Beans
Rolls with Butter


Several of Poe’s most famous short works of fiction will be transcribed for our infamous October shows full of thrills and chills and perhaps a few spills!
An exciting and mildly scary romp through great literature.



Nov. 4th, 5th and 6th 

Southern Shakespeare Co. (SSC) returns to the MOH to provide a thrilling look at Shakespeare! Zombies welcome! Dress up as your favorite undead! 

Fri & Sat:
Doors 6:30
Dinner 7
Show 8pm

Dinner provided by Carrie Ann & Co.
Arroz Con Pollo
Yeast Rolls with Butter

Sunday Matinee:
Doors 1:30
Show 2pm


"Taoist, Buddhist and Shinto
Talismans of the Far East"

explores the beauty and symbology of pieces from
East Asia.

The exhibit will be open to visitors on Wednesdays and Saturdays for the month of October during regular gallery hours.

On Saturday, October 22, Jim Kemp will host a print making workshop, sharing his collection of woodblocks and demonstrating their use for prints. Participants will be able to create their own wood block prints.

Enlightened Piano
November 12, Live Music & Dinner

Our world today is busy enough-listen to music that will restore you. Our playlist features today's best in soothing piano recordings, at If you're a fan of George Winston, Jim Brickman and the like, you're going to love this radio station. Check it out today, it's music for today's fast paced world.

Dinner provided by Carrie Ann & Co.
Apricot Roasted Chicken
Lemon Parsley Rice
Sauteed Vegetables
Yeast Rolls with Butter

Community Classical With Boyan Bonev  &
Students from Chiles High School
Sunday November 13, Live Music & Lunch

Come join us for a unique community classical concert with Award-winning cellist Boyan Bonev, a native of Bulgaria. He holds Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Florida State University. Bonev will be joined by local students from Chiles High. 

Lunch provided by Carrie Ann & Co.
Chicken Stroganoff
Sauteed Vegetables
Yeast Rolls with Butter

The Winter Wonderettes
Produced by MadCo
Monticello Acting & Dance Co.
Musical—Dinner & Show

Nov. 18, 20, 25, 26, 27
Dec 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 and 16
Created by Roger Bean

The Wonderettes are back! This seasonal celebration finds the girls entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party. When Santa turns up missing, the girls use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the holiday party! Featuring great ’60s versions of holiday classics such as “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Run, Rudolph, Run,” and “Winter Wonderland,” the result is, of course, marvelous! This energetic and glittering holiday package is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.

Menu provided by Carrie Ann & Co.
Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole
Sauteed Whole Green Beans
Yeast Rolls with Butter

 Blackwood Gospel Quartet
November 20, Live Music & Dinner

The year was 1934. Brothers Roy, Doyle and James Blackwood, along with Roy’s son R.W., formed what was to become the most beloved and respected gospel group of all time, The Blackwood Brothers Quartet.  Come join us as the legendary Blackwood quartet delivers a powerful holiday concert at the Monticello Opera House.  Do not miss this powerhouse quartet as they perform for the second time at the MOH!

Dinner provided by Carrie Ann & Co.
Chicken Pot Pie
Sliced Tomatoes
Yeast Rolls with Butter

The Tallahassee Ballet
performs Selections from The Nutcracker

Saturday, December 17th 
Matinee Performance

Treat yourself to one of the holiday season’s most treasured performances, The Tallahassee Ballet’s Selections from The Nutcracker at The Monticello Opera House. Share the excitement and magic with your family and friends while trees grow larger than life right before your very eyes and snowflakes delicately fall on dancers twirling and leaping across the stage.


Sarah Mac Band Christmas Show
December 17
Live Music & Dinner

Claire, Charlie and Sarah Mac joined together in early 2005 aspiring to create original music that blended these unique styles that each brought to the group. From this emerged the Sarah Mac Band; an engaging combination of blues, jazz, and acoustic rock that has been classified as both Americana and Alternative. The band simply describes the sound as ‘jazzy, bluesy, rock with a dose of soul’.

Dinner provided by Carrie Ann & Co.
Seasoned, Sliced Sirloin
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Sauteed Vegetable Medley
Yeast Rolls with Butter


Voces Angelorum Christmas Show
December 18

Live Holiday Music & Dinner   In the Fall of 2000, Charles Witmer founded Voces Angelorum, a volunteer women's chamber choir, to give singers throughout the Tallahassee metro area the opportunity to sing in a small and intimate community choir. Ranks include music teachers, students, political advocates, state workers, and a variety of other professions. Voces Angelorum is dedicated to masterfully performing choral music of excellence.
Come hear these extraordinary voices back at the Monticello Opera House with a holiday extravaganza!
They will be joined by several local church choirs to magnify the fun.

Lunch provided by Carrie Ann & Co.
Tuscan Chicken
Rice Pilaf
Sauteed Vegetables
Yeast Rolls with Butter



 New Year’s Eve Celebration
Special Musical Guest Tallahassee Swing Band
Featuring Jazz vocalist Avis Berry
December 31, 2016

Join your friends at the MOH to ring in 2016 in style at our New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance! Each year we have a unique new theme! This year we will have music from the Tallahassee Swing band with special musical guest Avis Berry! With this fabulous entertainment in mind we will be dancing to music and jamming all night. We will also have a costume contest and a dance contest! Don’t feel as though you have to wear a costume. It’s all black tie optional, formal wear for ladies so just plan to dress to impress! 



Lend Me A Tenor
Produced by MadCo
Monticello Acting & Dance Co.

By Ken Ludwig
Rights from Samuel French
Directed by Melanie Mays
Monticello Acting & Dance Co. Production
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
January 13, 14, 15, 20,21,22,27,28,29th

Winner! 3 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards. Lend Me A Tenor is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. This sets the stage for a hilarious romp of a play with lovely musical elements and raucous laughs throughout!


RUNA Music
Innovative and Award-winning Celtic Roots Music
February 4th,
Live Music & Dinner

Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music's new "super-groups", RUNA has been enchanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music, since their formation in 2008. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of bluegrass, flamenco, blues, jazz, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music. The performance will include a Celtic music festival and arts festival with participation from local artists. The band includes Shannon Lambert-Ryan: vocals, bodhrán, step-dancing; Fionán de Barra: guitar, vocals, bodhrán; Cheryl Prashker: percussion; Maggie Estes: fiddle; and Dave Curley: mandolin, banjo, vocals, step-dancing.

Del Suggs Spring Concert
February 11th, 2017—Live Music & Dinner

Del Suggs is a singer/songwriter and guitarist from the beaches of North Florida. He appears in concert across the United States and the Caribbean. Del has appeared at over 500 colleges and universities across the US.  He's also performed  at such prestigious venues as the World Music Festa (Shirahama, Japan), Kerrville Folk Festival (TX), Spirit Square (NC), Lyric Theatre (FL), Sarasota Opera House (FL).  Del has appeared at the Florida Folk Festival every year since 1983. Del is considered by many to be one of the founders and pioneers of "Trop Rock" (tropical rock) music.  This popular genre is credited to Jimmy Buffett.  Del began to perform in a similar style which he called "Saltwater Music," drawing on his experiences growing up along the gulf coast in Panama City, Florida.

The Odd Couple
by Neil Simon         Produced by OHSC   
March 24th—April 8th, 2017
Winner! 1965 Tony Award, Best Author of a Play. This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assembled for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it's no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born.

Triple-Crown Gala
May 5th, 2017

Come join us for our annual gala which will be full of fun, music and surprises including this year’s entertainment from none other than the original SAUCE BOSS, BILL WHARTON. Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton brings his own hot sauce to every gig, and he cooks a big pot of gumbo, while smoking his slide guitar. At the end of the Show, everyone gets a bowl. Sauce Boss not only plays slide, sings his tamales off, makes gumbo, and feeds everybody… he also plays a drum kit with his feet. “You take that 53 Telecaster, pump it through that 48 Fender amp, add a bass rig, mix in some drums, all simmered down over some funky swamp blues, and smothered with gumbo, and you got a recipe for a good time.  This event will include a silent auction and participation from local celebrities! Plus a dance party after the main event!

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
Murder is in the Air

May 12th-June 3rd, 2017
Opera House Stage Co.
Rights provided by Best Mystery Scripts—Written by Julia McDowell, Michael J. McKay, Mignonne Profant—Music by Julia McDowell & Dale Leaman
Stocks are flying high and so are you as you’re about to depart for New York City  from Tangier, Morocco. Set New Year's Eve, 1928, this murder mystery party immediately gives guests a reason to celebrate any time of year. Everyone is immersed in witty dialogue, intricate plots, and carefree countdowns to the New Year's celebration! The play takes place in New Years Eve 1928 in the elegant dining and gaming room of the "Colossus," the largest and most luxurious dirigible ever built.
For over 12 years, the OHSC has transformed the Opera House into a cruise ship, a dirigible, a TV game show and a medieval castle to name a few exotic locations as part of the Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Dinner & Show (MMDT). It’s anybody’s guess what this year may bring! This theater night is intended to be fun and interactive since you engage with actors and help solve the crimes at the end. Prizes are given for costumes and winning sleuths.



THE Kids Show!! Theatrical Production
Monticello Acting & Dance Co.
June 10-17 2017
Summer Camp matinees June 12,13,14 2017
This popular Kid’s show is held during the Annual Watermelon Festival with several public showings as well as special performances for Tallahassee Summer Camps, Jefferson Elementary, and Boys Town.
This year MadCo presents Alice in Wonderland. This version of the well-loved tale is a musical/operetta based on Lewis Carroll's well known dream-adventure novella, and, with a few alterations and abridgements, it is true to Lewis Carroll's original story line and characterizations. Great for audiences of all ages. "Hmm...curioser and curioser!"



Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
By Ken Ludwig     Produced by Jane & Co. and New Horizons Stage Co.
Play rights from Samuel French                Shows: July 14,15,21,22,28,29,30
Get your deerstalker cap on—the play’s afoot! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” before a family curse dooms its newest heir.  
Great summer entertainment!










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