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ABC Players present Stuart Little
October 21 and 22, 2016 at 7:00pm & October 22 and 23, 2016 at 2:00pm


Stuart Little, the musical version of E.B. White's classic tale about a little mouse born into a normal New York family further enhances the charming story of a determined “underdog” trying to survive in a “real people's world.” Adapted by Joseph Robinette. Music by Ronna Frank. Lyrics by Joseph Robinette and Ronna Frank... read more

Fright Night
Friday, October 28, 2016 at 6:00pm

FREE EVENT part of Nelsonville's Final Fridays on the Square!

Join Stuart's Opera House for the FINAL Friday on the Square at Fright Night! ALL EVENTS ARE FREE! Celebrate Halloween weekend at Stuart's Opera House for a night of scary fun for all ages! Events include: Costume Contests with CASH PRIZES (for kids and adults), Costume Parade for the kids, Spooky Storytelling, Fort Street Cemetery Ghost Walk, Magic, Cartoons, Kids Games and Activities, Bobbing for Apples, Photobooth, and more! The Stuart's Opera House bar will be open for the grown ups too! Fun for the whole family at Fright Night! Plus it's Final Fridays on the Square so come down for art openings, vendors, and more... read more

Aoife O'Donovan & Willie Watson
Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8:00pm

Reserved Seats: $22 advance • $27 door  |  Box Seats: $27 advance • $32 door


Stuart's welcomes an Americana double bill with Aoife O'Donovan & Willie Watson! O'Donovan will perform with her band, while Watson will take the stage as a one man band.  O'Donovan released In the Magic Hour earlier this year, a 10-song album full of the singer’s honeyed vocals mixed with gauzy, frictionless sounds: splashing cymbals, airy harmonies, the leisurely baritone musings of an electric guitar... read more

Mandolin Orange
Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 7:00pm

Reserved Seats: $17 advance • $22 door  |  Box Seats: $20 advance • $25 door

MY BUBBA WILL OPEN THE SHOW! Stuart's welcomes duo Mandolin Orange to Nelsonville for a performance on the Stuart's stage! The pair visited before at our own 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival and won crowds over with their mix of folk, country, bluegrass, and fantastic songwriting. Take a listen to their upcoming album "Blindfaller" and you’ll hear the way it magnifies the intimacy at the heart of the North Carolina duo’s music, as if they created their own musical language as they recorded it... read more

A Backstage Evening with Steve Poltz
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 8:00pm

General Admission Backstage Show: $15 advance • $18 door

THIS IS A BACKSTAGE SHOW! Stuart's welcomes Steve Poltz back to Nelsonville! After an opening set at Stuart's some years back, Steve gained even more fans in Southeast Ohio with his wonderful sets at the 2016 Nelsonville Music Festival. Poltz is a one of a kind songwriter, musician, storyteller, and performer and you don't want to miss him at this special backstage show at Stuart's, where the audience will sit right on the stage with the performer in this intimate setting... read more

Mavis Staples
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:30pm

In special partnership with Ohio University Performing Arts and Concert Series
Tickets on sale now! |  Student: $22 •  Senior: $27 • General: $30

In Special Partnership With Ohio University Performing Arts and Concert Series! Mavis Staples is living, breathing history. She is an alchemist of American music, having continuously crossed genre lines like no musician since Ray Charles. Weaving herself into the very fabric of gospel, soul, folk, pop, R&B, blues, rock, and hip hop over the last 60 years, this iconic singer has seen and sung through so many changes, always rising up to meet every road... read more

ABC Players present The Littlest Angel
December 2-3, 2016 at 7:00pm & December 4, 2016 at 2:00pm

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! General Admission: $7

The Littlest Angel, the story about a little shepherd boy, newly arrived in Heaven, struggling to adjust to life in the Hereafter. Adapted and directed by Celeste Parsons. December 2-3, 2016 at 7 p.m., matinee December 4 at 2 p.m. Sponsored by Intelliwave. read more

Backstage Show with Adam Torres
Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 8:00pm

SPECIAL BACKSTAGE SHOW! General Admission: $12 advance • $15 door
Tickets on sale now!

Special backstage show! Adam Remnant and Caitlin Kraus-Torres will open the show.  In 2006, 20-year-old Adam Torres released his debut album Nostra Nova. The album's 11 songs are idiosyncratic and varied - as are many great songs - with each existing as its own little world. It's influenced by the works of visual artist Adolf Wolfli and C... read more

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 3:00pm

Reserved Seats: $25 advance • $30 door  |  Box Seats: $30 advance • $35 door

Stuart's welcomes back the "new Queen of Bluegrass" Rhonda Vincent for another special Sunday matinee! Rhonda always packs the place, so get your tickets right away. If you are a fan of bluegrass it doesn't get better than this. Vincent's career spans 24 albums and she has worked with everyone from Dolly Parton and George Jones to Faith Hill... read more

Dwight Icenhower
Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 7:00pm

Reserved Seats: $25 advance • $30 door  |  Box Seats: $30 advance • $35 door 
Tickets on sale now!

We welcome back nationally recognized, Elvis Tribute Artist, Dwight Icenhower to Stuart's Opera House! Dwight is fresh off a 2016 win for Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist awarded by Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises. Dwight is a crowd favorite so be sure to get those tickets right away! Dwight Icenhower was raised in Pomeroy, Ohio and began his Elvis career by singing karaoke at a local fair when he was just 16 years old... read more

ABC Players present The Addams Family Musical
March 17-18 & 24-25, 2017 at 7:00pm and March 19 & 26, 2017 at 2:00pm

Tickets on sale in Winter 2017!

The Addams Family Musical, Charles Addams' weird and wonderful family's devilishly delightful life shown in a new musical comedy. Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN and RICK ELICE. Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA. Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams. Directed by Chris Parsons with music direction by Devin Sudman. Sponsored by Hocking Valley Bank... read more

ABC Players present The Dixie Swim Club
May 11-13, 2017 at 7:00pm & May 14, 2017 at 2:00pm

Tickets on sale in Spring 2017!

The Dixie Swim Club, a comedy in which five Southern women who met on their college swim team gather every August over a period of 33 years to catch up and share their lives. By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. Directed by Joe Balding. Sponsored by Rocky Outdoor Gear Store. May 11-13, 2017 at 7 p.m., matinee May 14 at 2 p.m. read more

2017 Nelsonville Music Festival
June 1-4, 2017


SAVE THE DATE! The 13th annual Nelsonville Music Festival is June 1-4, 2017 at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College. Presented by Stuart's Opera House, join us for four days of music with over 60 bands on multiple stages plus camping, kids activities, food, beer garden, artisan vendors, and more! Billboard has called Nelsonville Music Festival continues to be one of the best in the region and one of the most unique music festivals in the country... read more