MOH 2016-17 Season
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER
OCTOBER 14,15,16 ONLY
BE THE DETECTIVE!
PRIZES FOR BEST SLEUTHING!
EDGAR ALLAN POE'S
"MURDER IN THE RUE MORGUE"
BANQUET HALL -- RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
THREE NIGHTS OF SHOW ONLY!
DINNER & SHOW - $35
SHOW ONLY $15
Magnifique Fashion Show
Sunday, October 16th, 4:00pm
About the event: Models from across the US will be wearing theatrical and Halloween themed collections for designers and retailers from Atlanta, NY, Chicago, Dallas, AL, Pensacola and more. If interested in being involved as a model, designer, photographer or boutique, please contact show producer, Victoria Henley (America's Next Top Model) directly by calling (229) 416-7108 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
HALLOWEEN PLAY- MAINSTAGE
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.
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!
MIPSO - Kids Show
FSU Opening Nights
The renegade traditionalists of Mipso are doing their part to take three-part harmony and Appalachian influences into new territory. Formed in 2010, these four North Carolinians will be playing a kids show as part of our educational program in partnership with FSU Opening Nights.
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 www.enlightenedpiano.com. 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.
Community Classical With Boyan Bonev &
Students from Chiles High School
Sunday November 13, Live Music & Dinner
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.
The Winter Wonderettes
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.
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!
Sarah Mac Band Christmas Show
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’.
Voces Angelorum Christmas Show
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.
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
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!
Innovative and Award-winning Celtic Roots Music
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.
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!