Welcome

 
 
Welcome to the Monticello Opera House. Our organization is a private, self-supporting, 501(c)3, non-profit corporation. Our historic, two-story facility, built in 1890, includes a large banquet hall on the ground floor, which is perfect for weddings, meetings or receptions, a 311 seat theater on the second floor, and a picturesque garden area. We produce year-round entertainment including a variety of concerts, plays, musicals, dinner theater, children's theater, and other events. We are home to two local community theater groups: the Opera House Stage Company and the Monticello Acting and Dance Company. The Opera House is also a popular venue for weddings, parties, conferences, and other events. 
 
Our building serves as a civic center for all of Jefferson County. Glad you are here!

Please visit our How To Help page for ways to become involved or to donate!
 
IF YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY PURCHASING TICKETS THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, PLEASE CALL THE OPERA HOUSE OFFICE AT 850-997-4242.
 

Father of the Bride

Auditions!

At the MONTICELLO OPERA HOUSE

Weekend and Evening Audition Times Available

Email Director@MonticelloOperaHouse.org or

Call 850/997-4242 for more information.

The adorable play first written in 1949 that inspired two classic movies starring Vincent Minelli (1950) and Steve Martin (1991). A comedy in three acts.  Directed by Barbie Nettles.

Performances March 29-April 14. Friday and Saturday performances at 8:00 pm. Sunday performances at 2:00 pm.

Here are the roles that are still available:

Men’s Roles

  • Ben Banks, brother of the bride, 17-18
  • Tommy Banks, brother of the bride, 12-15
  • Buckley Dunston, the groom, 23-28
  • Buzz Taylor, Tommy’s best friend, 12-15

 

Women’s Roles

  • Mrs. Banks, mother of the bride, 40’s-50’s
  • Peggy Swift, Ben’s girlfriend, 16-18
  • Delilah, the Bank’s Housekeeper, any age

 

Male or Female Roles

M/M Massoula, the caterer (the Martin Short role), any age

Joe/Josephine, the foreman, any age

M/M Pulitski, the seamstress, any age

Red/Scarlet, furniture mover, any age

Pete/Petunia, furniture mover, any age

Alex/Alexa, assistant to Tim, the florist, any age

 

 

In Memoriam

The Monticello Opera House is sad to learn of the passing of one of one its most important supporters, George Langford. Langford was a leader in fundraising efforts to save the Opera House from demolition in the 1970's, and was a benefactor to many other organizations including the Seminole Boosters, Leadership Tallahassee, and Tall Timbers.  The Opera House extends its deepest sympathies to his two sons, Lawton Langford and George Robertson Langford Jr., their wives and his five grandchildren.

The Monticello Opera House is sad to learn of the passing of one of one its most important supporters, George Langford. Langford was a leader in fundraising efforts to save the Opera House from demolition in the 1970's, and was a benefactor to many other organizations including the Seminole Boosters, Leadership Tallahassee, and Tall Timbers. The Opera House extends its deepest sympathies to his two sons, Lawton Langford and George Robertson Langford Jr., their wives and his five grandchildren.

The Monticello Opera House is saddened to learn of the passing of Dick and Friedel Bailar. The Bailars were longtime supporters of the Opera House, and wonderful leaders in the community. We extend our deepest sympathy to the entire Bailar family, and we celebrate their lives of generosity, faith, and service. 

Fiercely independent, resourceful, and principled, and yet openly and uncommonly compassionate and warm, Reverend Doctor Richard J. Bailar and Friedel H. Bailar were always active members of the community - Friedel hosting fundraisers and meetings at the homestead and Dick sitting on numerous commissions and community action forums. The Jefferson County R.J. Bailar Library is named in their honor.

They have been stalwart symbols of character and dignity in their communities and will be missed by all including their six children and nine grandchildren.

The Monticello Opera House is saddened to learn of the passing of Dick and Friedel Bailar. The Bailars were longtime supporters of the Opera House, and wonderful leaders in the community. We extend our deepest sympathy to the entire Bailar family, and we celebrate their lives of generosity, faith, and service.

Fiercely independent, resourceful, and principled, and yet openly and uncommonly compassionate and warm, Reverend Doctor Richard J. Bailar and Friedel H. Bailar were always active members of the community - Friedel hosting fundraisers and meetings at the homestead and Dick sitting on numerous commissions and community action forums. The Jefferson County R.J. Bailar Library is named in their honor.

They have been stalwart symbols of character and dignity in their communities and will be missed by all including their six children and nine grandchildren.

Educational Opportunities

Acting for Adults: Intro to Acting

Always wanted to try acting but haven’t had the opportunity— or maybe the courage? This class is a gentle, hands-on introduction to acting. Learn the jargon, apply techniques, explore and enjoy acting on stage. How far you’ll go is up to you.  Brave just that first step on stage or challenge yourself to expand your abilities.

Instructor, Barbie Nettles is a local actor/director with experience in stage and film locally and in Los Angeles. Classes will meet once a week on Saturdays from 2:00-5:00 at the Monticello Opera House. Tuition is $150 for this eight week class which includes a $25 deposit to secure your spot. Payments should be made to the Monticello Opera House.  Classes will begin when participants (8-12 per session) have registered. Be sure to inform us of date conflicts you may have with the class schedule. The Opera House is located on the courthouse circle at 185 West Washington Street, Monticello, Florida.

Questions? Email Barbie with your questions and phone number to InfiniteTalent@hotmail.com. She’ll be happy to give you a call.

Interested in another class? Let us know your interests. Classes are available in:

•Scene Study, 

•Performance Workshop,

•Auditioning for Stage or Screen, 

•Set Design, and

•Stage Directing.

These will be offered upon request.

Classes for self-motivated young actors may also be offered.

 

 

The Monticello Opera House would like to thank each of our season sponsors for their generous and continued support.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

Curt and Beth Blair

The Monticello Opera House is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State,

Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

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