Visit Amelia Musical Playhouse (AMP) to see a variety of musicals, plays and revues throughout the year produced by a community of dedicated and talented volunteers on Amelia Island, FL.
AMP is dedicated to providing performance opportunites for all ages and experience levels. Through the art of theater, we provide cultural enrichment, foster social connectivity, and promote live vocal and instrumental musical performances. We seek to celebrate diversity and contribute to the artistic fabric of our region.
Shows typically begin at 7:30 pm Thursday-Saturday, with Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm.
AMP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered with the State of Florida, EIN 92-1827015. Owners Jill and Gregg Dillingham will be delighted to welcome you.
The Story of AMP
Calling AMP “a dream come true” isn’t quite accurate, because Gregg and I never dreamed that our casual glee nights around the piano at our home would turn into this creative endeavor. As our group of singers grew, it became clear that we would need a larger space to accommodate our talent. We rehearsed at various churches, and even in the waiting room of the DMV, but we knew we needed more!
Despite its rundown appearance, when we saw “The Octagon,” we knew we had found a new home for our theatre company. What was once the old Midtown / Schrooners Bar would become a cozy and lively home for theater people across Nassau County. The night we made our announcement, our team of singers and actors showed up with champagne, folding chairs, and garbage bags. An army of volunteers spent months cleaning, painting, building, and planning. While the building was being transformed, we performed several shows at the Peck Center and in tents in the AMP parking lot. Since 2013, we have produced over 140 shows, over 60 of them full-scale musicals, all with live music.
We weathered the Covid storm by building an outdoor stage and producing our series of “Under the Stars” revues and musicals. We gradually moved back indoors and are now once again filling our house and grateful for the sounds of laughter and applause.
We practice “organic scheduling” – our strength lies in planning our productions through the creative input of volunteers ready to bring their vision to life. Our pool of company members, directors, crews, and musicians grows every day.
We are a 100% volunteer organization. We welcome new members in all aspects of production. We feel very fortunate to live in a community with such enthusiasm for live theatre. Thank you for your support!
- Jill and Gregg Dillingham