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Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville

Closed Now: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Nice Evening Entertainment

Amazing talent in this coastal hideaway. It's incredible how much they can do with their stage. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lompoc, California
Great Night Out

As usual the production, which this time was "Scary Poppins" was outstanding. The actors were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fresno, California
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  • Average1%
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1863 Pacific Blvd. Hwy. 1, Oceano, CA
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Wow. We had the best time at the Melodrama. From the very beginning you feel like you're someplace special. This vaudeville play production is so much fun at a great price. The actors are not only doing the performance, they are the ushers, the ticket...More

2  Thank hbgirl-forever
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 January 2012

We could not stay through our first and last performance: patrons are jammed together, four or more trying to share a small table, while enthusiastic amateurs chew up the tacky scenery with bad acting of unknown ancient plays. Come on, folks, try the Clark Center...More

2  Thank jonhartz
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing talent in this coastal hideaway. It's incredible how much they can do with their stage. The venue is tight during a full house, but you soon forget about it once the show starts. The acting, dancing and singing are surprisingly good.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As usual the production, which this time was "Scary Poppins" was outstanding. The actors were great and the writing of this parody of "Mary Poppins" was awesome. We took friends that had never been to TGAM before and they truly enjoyed it.

Thank jolundeberg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While spending time in California are earned to do something different. Why not take in a show at the Melodrama! We made sure to get reservations as this place is usually packed. Ample parking is available and get the early so you don't spend a...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

This is a great little melodrama. It would work as a fun date night, or as a place to go with friends. We have been twice, and both times have been enjoyable. If you arrive a little early, you can get some food and drinks...More

1  Thank K1946EFjacobb
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

This is such a great gem in Oceano. The theatre itself has a unique old time ambience and aesthetic to it. (Free parking.) The seating can be a little cramped but you'll be enjoy the show so much you'll forget all about it. Food and...More

2  Thank Dani W
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

The Melodrama is a fun evening out. The actors do a great job performing. It is always an enjoyable time EXCEPT when kids are allowed to be loud and obnoxious. This is not a place to take small kids who are not supervised and allowed...More

2  Thank S2708WZmm
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

We go to the Melodrama in Bakersfield all the time and this show was twice as funny as any we’ve seen. Eb Madson had me laughing so hard my belly hurt. He should be on Studio C.

1  Thank jjirwin56
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Very fun evening and a nice time out of the campground. Conveniently located to Pismo area and nice facility. Well delivered comedic take on a classic and plenty to enjoy.

Thank scubachampton
Reviewed 1 June 2018

The Great American Melodrama is always a fun time. Fun for all ages. WE love going here when we are in town.

Thank Sally J
Reviewed 28 May 2018

If you've never seen something like this, it would be a wonderful experience to try. The cast is professional, the environment "cozy", and a good time is found by all...most of the time. It's right here in our own "backyard" but people travel from all...More

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John C
10 July 2018|
Response from robbiei468 | Reviewed this property |
I am not the Melodrama. You would need to call and ask them. Have fun.