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!


A production of one of America’s most beloved plays to be performed at the Monticello Opera House opening February 22ndand closing March 3rd. No roles will be pre-cast. If you cannot attend auditions please contact me beforehand. Auditions will be at the Monticello Opera House on Saturday, January 12 from 1pm-4pm, Sunday, January 13th from 6pm-9pm, with callbacks on Monday, January 14th from 6pm-9pm. Audition readings will be from the script; you do not need to prepare a monologue.  Looking for a diverse cast.
Here is a list of the characters:
·     Stage Manager – a narrator, commentator, and guide through Grover's Corners. He joins in the action of the play periodically, as the minister at the wedding, the soda shop owner, a local townsman, etc., and speaks directly to Emily after her death. [This is a leading character in the play.  There will be an actual stage manager in the crew.]  
·     Emily Webb – one of the main characters; a precocious young girl [must be believable as a high school student]
·     George Gibbs – the other main character; the boy next door [must be believable as a high school student]
·     Frank Gibbs – George's father, the town doctor.
·     Julia (Hersey) Gibbs – George's mother. Charles Webb – Emily's father, Editor of the Grover's Corners Sentinel
·     Myrtle Webb – Emily and Wally’s mother.
Secondary characters
·      Joe and Si Crowell – local paperboys. 
·      Simon Stimson – the choir director and church organist. 
·      Howie Newsome – the milkman, a fixture of Grover's Corners.
·      Rebecca Gibbs – George's younger sister. 
·      Wally Webb – Emily's younger brother. 
·      Professor Willard – a rather long-winded lecturer
·      Woman in Auditorium – concerned with temperance
·      Man in Auditorium – concerned with social justice
·      Another Woman in Auditorium – concerned with culture and beauty
·      Mrs. Louella Soames – a gossipy townswoman and member of the choir
·      Constable Bill Warren – the policeman
·      Three Baseball Players – [must be believable as high school students]
·      Joe Stoddard – the undertaker
·      Sam Craig – a nephew of Mrs Gibbs who left town to seek his fortune. He came back after 12 years in Buffalo for Emily's funeral.
·      Dead Man
·      Dead Woman
·      Mr. Carter
·      Farmer McCarty
Jeffrey Mandel
1641 Lake Ella Dr.
Tallahassee FL 32303-5576
850-320-0718 cell phone



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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