The Great American Melodrama & Vaudeville is fun for the whole family! We produce top-notch musicals, comedies, and classic melodramas in a lively cabaret setting at prices affordable for the whole family. And every show is followed by a vaudeville revue full of song, dance, and comedy. You get two shows for the price of one!
Located in Oceano, California, just three miles south of Pismo Beach. We first opened our doors in the summer of 1975, and have been operating year round since 1976.
Performances at the Melodrama are fun for ages 4 to 104. When guests arrive they're ushered to their seats as live, honky-tonk style piano plays. Our snack bar is open prior to the show and during intermissions. It serves stadium-style fare such as soda, beer, wine, nachos, hot dogs, popcorn, and the like. The snack bar is staffed by the actors performing that night, adding to the lively, interactive feel.
As the theatre’s name suggests, many shows are performed in a classic melodramatic style, with patrons encouraged to cheer the hero and boo the villain. An evening at the Melodrama promises affordable fun and laughs for all ages.
What do people say about the melodrama?
An excellent year-round company
The acting ensemble is top-notch
The energy and talent on stage was non-stop amazing!
Kathee B. from Facebook
Laughter and fun is never a roll of the dice at the Great American Melodrama
Santa Maria Sun
It's an absolute institution.
It was my 1st time and wasn't ready for it at all. I haven't laughed that much in years.
John M. from Facebook