Monticello Acting & Dance Co.
The Monticello Acting & Dance Co., (fondly referred to as MadCo) produces a Broadway Series of musical comedy and plays as well as Children’s Theater. Currently, the Company makes it’s theatrical home at the Monticello Opera House, located at 185 W Washington Street in historic downtown Monticello, FL. We specialize in Broadway musicals, children’s theater, musical revues and corporate event shows. In 2013, MadCo added a rehearsal and dance studio where we train theater up-and-comers in the theatrical arts. The Studio is located at 262 N. Cherry Street in Monticello, FL.
MadCo’s Broadway Series produces shows several times a year. We utilize the talents of adults, older teens who have graduated from our Children’s Theater training, and newcomers to our program who perform in the neighboring communities of Tallahassee, Quincy, Thomasville, Madison, and Perry. Past shows at the Opera House include the smash hits Chicago, Into the Woods, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Cabaret; Little Shop of Horrors; Lucky Dollar, Private Eye; The Sound of Music; Oklahoma!; The Fantasticks; and Fiddler on the Roof.
CHILDREN’S THEATER & SPECIAL SHOWS
Our Children’s Company performs annually in June at the Jefferson County Watermelon Festival. Past offerings include original works such as 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 Musical Pirate’s Tale (ARGHHH!); 2014: Space Oddity, SuperKids!; and The Tale of Peter Rabbit (and Benjamin Bunny). Often, members of the company (sometimes adults; sometimes teens) write and compose the book, music, and lyrics for the children’s shows. Not only are the children’s shows a big hit at the local summer festival, but summer camps from Tallahassee book in early January each year to be able to attend the children’s theater. This usually adds an additional week of sold out performances to the schedule. When called upon, MadCo is versatile enough to be able to be able to add specialty shows, such as The Christmas Spectacular and Puttin’ on the Ritz, a New Year’s Eve fundraising event.
CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
MadCo Studio offers classes in dance (ballet, tap, jazz, musical comedy); voice; acting; piano; guitar and Pilates. Visit our website for more information.