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A Night with the Legends
Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 7:00pm

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ROWS A-F: $100  |  Remaining Floor Seats: $60  |  Balcony: $35 

It's that time of year again! Stuart's Opera House plays hosts to an evening full of some of music's biggest stars at A Night with the Legends! This show is always a blast, featuring local Athens and Nelsonville area celebrities playing tribute to some of music's biggest stars with performances on the Stuart's stage. This is not karaoke, we have a full band! Organized by Alex Couladis, this event packs the Opera House each summer, and all proceeds benefit Stuart's Opera House! More information coming soon including performers and ticket prices, check back for details... read more

Summer Wine Express
Friday, August 12, 2016 at 7:00pm

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First Class: $40 advance 
$45 door  |  Coach: $30 advance $35 door

Join us for the Summer Wine Express on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway! Take a ride on a historic train through the Hocking Valley while enjoying wine, cheese, and snacks and all proceeds benefit Stuart's Opera House. Don't miss a great evening out! read more

Ohio State Fiddling Contest
Friday, August 19, 2016 at 6:00pm

General Admission: $8  |  Part of Nelsonville's Parade of the Hills

Part of Nelsonville's Parade of the Hills, come join us for one of the premier fiddling events in Ohio! Whether you're a fiddler, or someone who enjoys fiddling, this contest offers something for you. Held in historic Stuart's Opera House, this event will put a smile on your face, and have you tapping your toes in no time! The first round of competition decides the winner of each age group, who then continue on to the championship round, and compete for the title of "Grand Champion," as well as and additional $300 and a plaque... read more

FREE Summer Concert Series w/ Aaron Lee Tasjan
Friday, August 26, 2016 at 7:00pm

FREE SHOW, PART OF FINAL FRIDAYS ON THE SQUARE!

The weather is warming up, that means that it is time for the Stuart's Free Summer Concert Series on Final Fridays from June-September! FREE Summer Concert Series continues on August 26 with East Nashville songwriter Aaron Lee Tajsan, join us for free, live music on Nelsonville's Public Square and a beer garden too! Stylistically, Tasjan's newest release, In the Blazes, runs the gamut of American roots music, from folk, country and blues to rock & roll... read more
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Southern Culture on the Skids
Friday, September 9, 2016 at 8:00pm

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General Admission: $15 advance • $18 door  |  Box Seats (reserved): $20 advance

The Chapel Hill, NC trio Southern Culture On The Skids has been spreading the rock and roll gospel since 1983. Rick Miller – guitar/vox, Mary Huff – bass/vox and Dave Hartman – drums, play a greasy mix of surf, rockabilly, R&B and country fried garage with a side of psych. It's a musical gumbo Miller calls, "Americana from the wrong side of the tracks... read more

FREE Summer Concert Series w/ The Wild Honeybees
Friday, September 30, 2016 at 7:00pm

FREE SHOW, PART OF FINAL FRIDAYS ON THE SQUARE!

The Stuart's Free Summer Concert Series on Final Fridays wraps up for the season with a high energy show from Athens' own The Wild Honeybeees! Free music right outside on the Square presented by Stuart's, and a beer garden too! Plus it's Final Fridays on the Square, so join us for art openings and exhibits, vendors, and more! Based in Athens, Ohio, The Wild Honeybees are a 9-piece, New Orleans style R&B dance band, dedicated to bringing the power of a live horn section back to the dance stage. read more
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Paul Thorn
Friday, October 7, 2016 at 8:00pm

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Reserved Seats: $20 advance • $25 door  |  Box Seats: $25 advance • $30 door

Paul Thorn has been pleasing crowds for years with his muscular brand of roots music - bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern, yet also speaking universal truths. The Tupelo, Mississippi native worked in a furniture factory, jumped out of airplanes, and was a professional boxer before sharing his experiences with the world as a singer-songwriter... read more

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

Tickets on sale soon!

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

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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

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

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

TICKETS ON SALE NOW TO MEMBERS OF STUART'S OPERA HOUSE at (740) 753-1924
TICKETS ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 4th at NOON
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
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Mavis Staples
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:30pm

AT TEMPLETON-BLACKBURN ALUMNI MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM IN ATHENS, OHIO
In special partnership with Ohio University Performing Arts and Concert Series
Tickets on sale August 24th  |  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
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ABC Players present The Littlest Angel
December 2-3, 2016 at 7:00pm & December 4, 2016 at 2:00pm

Tickets on sale in Fall 2016!

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
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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
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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
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