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Stuart's Opera House

52 Public Square
Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
Phone: 740-753-1924
Overview
Stuart's Opera House is an historic theatre that hosts over 75 events a year including concerts, theatre, films, and hosts the annual Nelsonville Music Festival.

The fully restored nineteenth century theater offers a variety of scheduled events; from community theater and art openings to nationally and internationally recognized performers.

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Calendar of Events
Nelsonville Music Festival 2017
Thu Jun 1Fri Jun 2Sat Jun 3Sun Jun 4

SAVE THE DATES. The 13th annual Nelsonville Music Festival takes place at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. Presented by Stuarts Opera House, a non-profit historic theater and performing arts center in Nelsonville, NMF features over 60 musical acts in four days on multiple stages plus on-site camping, kids activities, food, a beer garden, artisan vendors, and much more. Billboard has called Nelsonville Music Festival -one of the best kept secrets of the U.S. music festival circuit-, and Andrew Bird said, -Its the perfect size festival. Any bigger and youd lose something.- The Nelsonville Music Festival continues to be one of the best in the region and one of the most unique music festivals in the country. Set in the beautiful, rolling hills of Southeast Ohio, this small and intimate festival continues to gain fans who want a music festival with a more personal experience. Catch live music on multiple stages including a small -no-fi- cabin and a picturesque -porch- stage in addition to our main stage. We take pride in offering a warm, accepting environment where local artisans can sell and be recognized for their work, where local, regional and national musicians instill their awe-inspiring talents and festival goers can relax and enjoy the fruits of our regional flavor. Past performers have included Wilco, The Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, John Prine, The Avett Brothers, Dinosaur Jr., Cat Power, Iron & Wine, Andrew Bird, Neko Case, Yo La Tengo, George Jones, Gogol Bordello, M.Ward, and many more.

Cost: $30-140 per person

Contact: Stuart's Opera House, Phone: 740-753-1924

Interest Tags: Arts/Music/Film,
D and R Studio presents Together We Stand
Sun Jun 11

3:00 pm. Supporting Friends and Neighbors fighting ALS.

The concert will feature J.W. Smith and Friends, A tribute to Phil Ley and The D and R Studio Band, Kay Carter, Lincoln Mash, Chris Keesey and Valerie Mash.

All ticket sale proceeds will go to those fighting ALS in southeastern Ohio.

Musicians contributing their talents to this event are Robert -Pooze- Martin - Keyboard, Greg Jones - Steel Guitar and Guitar, Edd Scott - Drums, Ron Mash - Guitar, Dave Norris - Baass Guitar, and Norm Shaner - Drums.

Cost: $15 per person

Contact: Stuart's Opera House, Phone: 740-753-1924

Interest Tags: Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
ABC Players present The Trip to Bountiful
Sun Jun 18

2:00 pm.

ABC Players present a stage reading of The Trip to Bountiful, a drama in which an elderly woman escapes from teh care of her son and his controlling wife and returns to her beloved hometown one last time. By Horton Foote. Directed by Karen Chan.

Cost: $15 per person/$25 per couple

Contact: Stuart's Opera House, Phone: 740-753-1924

Interest Tags: Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
James McMurtry at Stuarts with Jonny Burke
Tue Jun 20

8:00 pm.

James McMurtry is the son of Larry McMurtry (author of Lonesome Dove, and Terms of Endearment).

Too Long in the Wasteland - released in 1989 was produced by John Mellencamp.

In 1996, He received a Grammy nomination for his Long Form Music Video of -Where'd You Hide The Body-.

1997s -It Had To Happen- received the American Indie Award for Best Americana Album.

2004 released -Live in Aught-Three-.

2005 and 2006 -Childish Things- was No.1 for six weeks.

2008 -Just Us Kids- received Americana Music Award nominations.

2009 -Live in Europe- was released.

2015 -Complicated Game- released.

Cost: $15 per person/$25 per couple

Contact: Stuart's Opera House, Phone: 740-753-1924

Interest Tags: Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
James McMurtry at Stuarts with Jonny Burke
Tue Jun 20

8:00 pm.

James McMurtry is the son of Larry McMurtry (author of Lonesome Dove, and Terms of Endearment).

Too Long in the Wasteland - released in 1989 was produced by John Mellencamp.

In 1996, He received a Grammy nomination for his Long Form Music Video of -Where'd You Hide The Body-.

1997s -It Had To Happen- received the American Indie Award for Best Americana Album.

2004 released -Live in Aught-Three-.

2005 and 2006 -Childish Things- was No.1 for six weeks.

2008 -Just Us Kids- received Americana Music Award nominations.

2009 -Live in Europe- was released.

2015 -Complicated Game- released.

Cost: $15 per person/$25 per couple

Contact: Stuart's Opera House, Phone: 740-753-1924

Interest Tags: Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Intimate Evening with Graham Nash
Wed Aug 2

7:30 pm.

An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash. A Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted twice into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a Grammy Award winner.

Ticket prices are: Floor $80, Balcony $70, Box Seats $95, all fees included in ticket price.

MEET and GREET VIP PACKAGE $375 includes - One reserved ticket in Front Row, Meet and Greet with Graham Nash during intermission, Visit to pre-show Sound Check with Graham Nash, One autographed Graham Nash laminate, One commemorative Graham Nash ticket, Crowd free merchandise shopping, On site VIP staff. All VIP up-charges go to the artist, not Stuarts Opera House.

Graham Nash Soundcheck Package $275 includes - One reserved floor ticket within first 5 rows, visit to pre-show Sound Check with Graham Nash, One autographed tour poster, One commemorative Graham Nash laminate, One commemorative Graham Nash ticket, Crowd free merchandise shopping, On site VIP staff. All VIP up-charges go to the artist, not Stuarts Opera House.

Guacamole Fund Benefit Ticket $250 includes - In exchange for your payment of $250 to attend the concert, a portion of the net proceeds for each ticket sale will be donated to M.U.S.E. on behalf of Graham Nash. Graham Nashs passionate voice has often been heard in support of peace, and social and environmental justice. During this tour, Graham is partnering with Musicians United for Safe Energy (M.U.S.E.) to raise funds on its behalf by offering you special benefit seating. M.U.S.E. is a non-profit organization that supports organizations worldwide that promote safe, alternative non-nuclear energy.

Cost: $70-$375 per person

Contact: Stuart's Opera House, Phone: 740-753-1924

Interest Tags: Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Galumpha
Thu Sep 14

7:30 pm.

Galumpha combining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography. The three performers create a sensory feast of images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, drawn together into a seamless whole, consistently bringing audiences to their feet. Galumpha is a triumphant mix of art and entertainment, offering world-class, award winning choreography (Edinburgh Festival Critics Choice Award, Moers International Comedy Arts Prize).

Formed in 2002 by Andy Horowitz and Greg OBrien, Galumpha delivers a fast-paced, athletic brand of movement, distinctive for its ingenuity. Highlights include -Velcro- as seen on The Late Show with David Letterman, Crook and Chase (TNN) and the 2002 MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon, and -Clackers- seen on MTV, Showtime, A and E, Just for Laughs in Montreal, and by over one billion television viewers around the globe. Other pieces feature experiments in human architecture set to music by Rachmaninov, Mahler and the virtuoso Czech band Jablkon, making for an exceptionally entertaining program.

Cost: Free Show

Contact: Stuart's Opera House, Phone: 740-753-1924

Interest Tags: Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
The Everly Brothers Experience by The Bird Dogs
Sat Oct 7

7:00 pm

The Bird Dogs come to the Stuarts stage to present a genuine and youthful Everly Brothers experience. The Zmed brothers, Dylan and Zachary, celebrate the genetic intimacy so ever present in the harmonies created by Don and Phil Everly. When the guitar became electric, The Everly Brothers bridged the gap between Country and Rock and Roll. With countless hits and classics, The Everly Brothers inspired bands like The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, The Kinks, Buddy Holly, and many groups that utilize the blend of two part harmony. Their career spanned three decades and continues to influence artists around the world.

Floor: $20 advance $25 door,

Balcony: $17 advance $22 door,

Box: $25 advance $30 door

Cost: $17-30 per person

Contact: Stuart's Opera House, Phone: 740-753-1924

Interest Tags: Arts/Music/Film,
Website: www.stuartsoperahouse.org/
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