HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA

NOVEMBER 17 - DECEMBER 31, 2022

Visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, Ebenezer Scrooge must find it in his heart to change or face a bleak and lonely future. The heartwarming story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s redemption through forgiveness, charity, and love continues to inspire us each holiday season. We cap the night with our fractured fairytale opera parody, Hansel and Gretel, and our Holiday Vaudeville Revue.

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ABOUT THE MELODRAMA

MAKING MERRIMENT SINCE 1975

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!

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DINE WITH US

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!

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THINGS TO DO IN PISMO BEACH

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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A lumberjack walks into an enchanted forest. As he goes to chop down a tree, it calls out: "Wait, don't chop me down. I'm a talking tree!"

The lumberjack says, "And you will dialogue."

Get it?! “Lumberjacks in Love” will kick off our 2023 season!

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A lumberjack walks into an enchanted forest. As he goes to chop down a tree, it calls out: Wait, dont chop me down. Im a talking tree!

The lumberjack says, And you will dialogue.

Get it?! “Lumberjacks in Love” will kick off our 2023 season!

https://americanmelodrama.com/box-office/#2022-season

Exciting News! two tickets have opened up for today's 4pm performance.
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Exciting News! two tickets have opened up for todays 4pm performance.
Call or click now! (805) 489-2499
www.americanmelodrama.com

Guess what? The holidays have come early! Tickets are on sale NOW for the Melodrama's 2023 Season! Tap the link to get yours or to give some to friends and family, because laughter is the best gift one can get!

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Guess what? The holidays have come early! Tickets are on sale NOW for the Melodramas 2023 Season! Tap the link to get yours or to give some to friends and family, because laughter is the best gift one can get!

https://americanmelodrama.com/box-office/

Joy to the World! Our Holiday Extravaganza is almost sold out. To those who have bought tickets, thank you for supporting local, professional theatre!

Still want to see it? Some limited seating is still available Dec. 26 through 31. Ring in the New Year with the Melodrama—tap the link to get your tickets now!

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Loved the show tonight. And the traditions of the “Reindeer rap” and glass “bells”. Always a great show!

Loved the show last night!

Drum roll, please... The Melodrama is thrilled to present its new website! Click the link below to check out our new content and features, including show photos and videos, groups sales and more! 😍Thanks to our friends at Simply Clear Marketing, Inc. for helping us revamp our site!
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Happy Thanksgiving, from our family to yours. We are so grateful for our patrons! What’s your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?
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