The Monticello Acting & Dance Co. (MadCo)

The Monticello Acting & Dance Co. is the exciting, new musical theatre company on the Perkins' block. We specialize in Broadway musicals, children's theatre and corporate event shows. Past shows at the Opera House include the smash hits The Sound of Music; Little Shop of HorrorsThe FantasticksOklahoma!; Fiddler on the Roof; Three Little Pigs; The Musical; Don't Trash Your Mother Earth; Hot Dogs, Cool Cats; Creepy Crawlies; The Unhappy Hippopotamus; Dragon Breath; High Tide, A Muscical Pirate's Tale (ARGGH!),The Annual Christmas Spectacular; and Puttin' on the Ritz, a New Year's Eve event for the Monticello Opera House. Learn more about us and our classes and workshops at
Creepy Crawlies, June 2010, Children's Theatre, Watermelon Festival Show Sound of Music, Maria & the Von Trapp Children, September 2011 Fiddler on the Roof, September 2009, Tevye and Lazar Wolfe in the tavern

Melanie Mays is the founder of The Monticello Acting & Dance Co. The Monticello Acting & Dance Co. consists of actors, singers and dancers of all ages. Ms. Mays produces, directs and choreographs all of the The Monticello Acting & Dance Co.'s productions from children's theatre to Broadway-style musicals and comedies. Melanie received her degree in music from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Conservatory of Music. Her degree was in instrumental music, majoring in accordion and voice. She also performed professionally while still in college as a professional actor/singer/dancer/choreographer and became a member of Actor's Equity Association (AEA) and The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). She is also a member of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA). Melanie spent the beginning of her career starring in productions in Kansas City, MO and in the MidWest. She later moved to the Big Apple, NYC, and performed in regional theatres and toured across the country. Some of her favorite roles include Denise in Smoke on the Mountain and Sanders Family Christmas; Lilli in Swingtime Canteen;  Sister Leo and Sister Robert Anne in Nunsense, Nunsense II and Nuncrackers; and Ziegfeld Folly Girl in Will Roger's Follies. Melanie loves working with the acting pool in Monticello, FL and is so glad to have found a home amongst such talented aspiring actors! She teaches dance, piano, accordion; gives workshops on auditioning for musical theatre; and does vocal coaching.

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