MAY 17 - JULY 6, 2024

The Melodrama’s adaptation of The Pirates of Penzance, set in Pismo Beach in the 1960s. Frederic, who has spent his formative years as a junior pirate, plans to mark his 21st birthday by breaking free from the Pirate King and beginning his courtship of Mabel. But because he was born on Feb. 29, a date that only arrives every fourth year, Frederic isn't technically 21 -- and the Pirate King is still his master. Unless something gives, Frederic will soon be on a collision course with the Pirate King's new nemesis: Mabel's father.




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The Great American Melodrama is fun for all ages, producing top-notch musicals, comedies, and melodramas in a lively cabaret setting at prices affordable for the whole family. The Melodrama provides a unique live theatre experience in which costumed actors usher guests to their seats, take orders at the snack bar, and serve grub in addition to performing.

Some fans have called it a cross between a Saturday Night Live and Disneyland. And every show is followed by a vaudeville revue packed with song, dance, and comedy, so you get two shows for the price of one!

Between acts, the snack bar serves hot dogs, popcorn, desserts, beer, wine, and more. Be sure to leave a tip for the actors serving your fare―they’ll sing you a mini-rendition of a popular song in gratitude!



No visit to the Melodrama is complete without a trip—or two—to our snack bar! Stop by before the show and during intermissions to get a drink, snack, or full meal. We’re famous for our popcorn, baked potatoes, and the best jumbo hot dogs around! Plus, you might recognize the friendly faces serving the food and singing to you. Unlike any other theater around, our snack bar is staffed by our hard-working actors!



Pismo Beach’s gorgeous setting means that there are all sorts of ways to connect to nature. Saddle up for horseback through the dunes just south of town and all the way to the surf on guided outings with Pacific Dunes Riding Ranch. Tours with Central Coast Kayaks take paddlers into dramatic sea caves tucked into the craggy coastline north of downtown. Or, rent a “dune buggy” or an ATV to ride the dunes at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area.


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$5 off all adult tickets June 12th through June 16th!
coupon code: DADDYO
The best dance party in the 805!
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The I Do Vaudeville Review was better than the actual show. I was really disappointed with the show — didn’t like the “opera” musical style — can’t hear well enough to understand a lot of what they were singing. Could have been so much better with different music. Sorry….. I’m a season ticket holder or I would not come back. That’s 2 shows in a row that have been a disappointment. I have hopes that it will get better because I know Melodrama is better than that. A couple of cast members need to be replaced.

We are celebrating Father's Day all week long with $5 off adult tickets to all shows 6/12 through 6/16!!
Use code: DADDYO at check out; online, by phone or in the Box Office!
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We are celebrating with $24 tickets to this Saturday's 7pm performance of PIRATES OF PISMO-A-GO-GO!!!
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Get ready to soak up those lovey-dovey vibes at The Melodrama this summer! The "I DO" Vaudeville Revue squeezes all the wedding fun into a 20-minute extravaganza of song, dance, and a massive celebration! Let's cheers to love!🫶🥂💌 ... See MoreSee Less

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It's Sunday Fun-Day!!! We have the perfect way to end your weekend!
Join us tonight for PIRATES OF PISMO-A-GO-GO!!!!
Tickets are selling fast, there are still some good seats left for tonight's 6pm performance.

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We're going to the chapel....
The "I do Vaudeville Revue" follows each performance of PIRATES OF PISMO-A-GO-GO!
This one is a party you don't want to miss, and you don't even have to get a gift for the happy couple!
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This was one of the best revues I've ever seen there...we loved it!!! 💞

Can hardly wait to see and enjoy!

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