Because You Are Important To Us

We are committed to your safety, so we are rigorously cleaning every surface of our theater and following CDC protocols by adjusting our seating to meet social distancing guidelines.  

To help us protect our patrons and actors, we will be checking temperatures at the door and ask that you please wear a mask. 

Thank you for understanding.  We take these extra precautions to provide the safest environment possible for all who visit and work at The Melon Patch .

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May 7-23, 2021

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Clue: On Stage

Based on the Paramount Pictures motion picture and the board game from Hasbro, Inc.

The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu.

When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by Wadsworth (the butler), Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up.

Clue is the comedy whodunnit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out . . .
WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!

[PG] for some suggestive humor, mild language, scary situations, and thematic elements

Adapted from the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn
Written by Sandy Rustin
Additional material by Hunter Foster & Eric Price

Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery.

Directed by Michael Winternheimer

Produced through special arrangement with BROADWAY LICENSING

$20 Adults
$10 Students w/ID

NO ADDITIONAL FEES for online purchases!

For discounted rates on groups of 15 or more, please call the box office: (352) 787-3013

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October 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2020
October 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2020
October 16th, 17th, and 18th, 2020

Fri & Sat @ 8 p.m. Sun @ 2 p.m.


Written by Neil Simon

Sneden's Landing, 1988. At a large, tastefully-appointed townhouse in Palisades (north of New York City), the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples gathered for a dinner party at his home are about to experience a severe attack . . . of farce!

Having invited a motley crew of familiars together for their tenth wedding anniversary dinner, the Deputy Mayor now lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. The host's lawyer Ken and Ken's wife Chris must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity!

An enjoyable romp that has been staged countless times all over the country, Rumors is one of Neil Simon's most celebrated comedies!

Directed by Jennifer Mendez

[PG-13] for adult humor, some strong language, and thematic elements

Produced through special arrangement with CONCORD THEATRICALS

$20 Adults
$10 Students w/ID

NO ADDITIONAL FEES for online purchases!

For discounted rates on groups of 15 or more, please call the box office: (352) 787-3013

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December 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2020
December 11th, 12th, and 13th, 2020
December 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2020

Fri & Sat @ 8 p.m.
Sun @ 2 p.m.

Enchanted April

England, 1922. The country is still reeling from the effects and collective losses of World War I.

Feeling forgotten and lost in the shadows of marriage, two London housewives pool their savings to rent a villa in Italy for the month of April — an idyllic spot "for those who appreciate wisteria and sunshine" — as a chance to escape their own downtrodden existences on a ladies-only holiday away . . . reluctantly also recruiting a pair of difficult upper-class women to share the cost and the experience.

Together under the Mediterranean sun, the four women clash at first, then begin to bond and bloom as sun-drenched San Salvatore works its magic on each sad and hardened heart, healing grief and bringing hope . . . and with the arrival of two chastened husbands and one attractive young artist, romance begins to bloom once again for all.

Based on Elizabeth Von Arnim’s beloved novel, Matthew Barber’s Enchanted April is a gentle and romantic comedy which offers a necessary balm of sunshine and renewal to both characters and viewers alike.

[PG] for some adult topics and mild thematic elements*

Written by Matthew Barber From the novel by Elizabeth Van Arnim

Directed by Martha Blair

Produced through special arrangement with DRAMATISTS PLAY SERVICE, INC.

$20 Adults
$10 Students w/ID

NO ADDITIONAL FEES for online purchases!

For discounted rates on groups of 15 or more, please call the box office: (352) 787-3013

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January 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2021
January 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, 2021
January 29th, 30th, and 31st, 2021

Fri & Sat @ 8 p.m. Sun @ 2 p.m.


Book, Music & Lyrics by Lionel Bart Based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

"Consider yourself at home" with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist! This Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audiences alike!

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap Oliver back, threatening the orphan's chances of discovering the true love of a family.

[PG] for some physical violence, bawdy humor, mild language, and other thematic elements

Directed by Laney Clark

Produced through special arrangement with MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (MTI)

$20 Adults
$10 Students w/ID

NO ADDITIONAL FEES for online purchases!

For discounted rates on groups of 15 or more, please call the box office: (352) 787-3013

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March 12th, 13th, and 14th, 2021
March 19th, 20th, and 21st, 2021
March 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2021

Fri & Sat @ 8 p.m. Sun @ 2 p.m.

Play It Again, Sam

Written by Woody Allen

Allan Felix has this thing about Humphrey Bogart. If only he had some of Bogart’s technique . . .

The recently-divorced young Allan is bookish and insecure with women. Luckily his hero "Bogey" comes to the rescue with a fantastic bevy of beauties played out in hilarious fantasy sequences.

In the real world, fixed up by friends with gorgeous women, Allan is so awkward that even Bogey's patience is tried. Allan mostly resembles a disheveled, friendly dog . . . and this is what ultimately charms his best friend's wife Linda into bed.

It's a tough life, making it in the world of beautiful people, but if you can't be a hero, it helps to have one!

[PG-13] for suggestive humor, adult situations, and other thematic elements*

Directed by Tom Kline

Produced through special arrangement with CONCORD THEATRICALS

$20 Adults
$10 Students w/ID

NO ADDITIONAL FEES for online purchases!

For discounted rates on groups of 15 or more, please call the box office: (352) 787-3013

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May 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2021
May 14th, 15th, and 16th, 2021
May 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, 2021

Fri & Sat @ 8 p.m. Sun @ 2 p.m.

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Call or email the office for more information. Online options will be available again soon!!!

Flex Pass

With a multi-show Flex Pass to the Melon Patch Players, you can choose your dates, choice of productions, and number of seats as you go . . . all while saving 20% off regular ticketing prices!

Flex Pass credits can even cross over into future seasons!!!

IMPORTANT NOTICES Flex Pass credits expire two (2) years from the time of purchase.

Due to the current formatting provided by Vendini®, more than one Flex Pass at a time cannot be added to a shopping cart.

Please note that if you wish to purchase more than one Flex Pass, no extraneous fees will be incurred for having to perform multiple transactions.

With a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the present COVID-19 pandemic situation, and for the safety consideration of our patrons and talent alike, the Executive Board of the Melon Patch Players have made the difficult decision to CANCEL the rescheduled production of CABARET.

The remainder of our upcoming season has also been adapted following this change, with minimal variation. Final details are being negotiated at present, as we continue to monitor the health crises and updated protocols.

PLEASE NOTE: Online ticket sales are currently suspended while our team works through this process.

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Responsive example Class control

You can tell Responsive what columns to want to be visible on different devices through the use of class names on the columns. The breakpoints are horizontal screen resolutions and the defaults are set for common devices:

  • desktop x >= 1024px
  • tablet-l (landscape) 768 <= x < 1024
  • tablet-p (portrait) 480 <= x < 768
  • mobile-l (landscape) 320 <= x < 480
  • mobile-p (portrait) x < 320

You may leave the -[lp] option from the end if you wish to just target all tablet or mobile devices. Additionally to may add min-, max- or not- as a prefix to the class name to perform logic operations. For example not-mobile would cause a column to appear as visible on desktop and tablet devices, while min-tablet-l would require at least a horizontal width of 768 for the browser window to be shown, and be shown at all sizes larger.

Additionally, there are three special class names:

  • all - Always display
  • none - Don't display as a column, but show in the child row
  • never - Never display