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Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville

1863 Pacific Blvd. Hwy. 1, Oceano, CA
+1 805-489-2499
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We have been to the Melodrama every year for at least 15 years, all wonderful times with family and friends.

A delightful evening with as many of your family and friends as you can pack into this place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephen J
Fresno, California
Old-time charm and fun!

The melodrama is a family tradition for us , especially at holiday time. The actors are super... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
Cathee B
via mobile
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“snack bar” (16 reviews)
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1863 Pacific Blvd. Hwy. 1, Oceano, CA
+1 805-489-2499
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A delightful evening with as many of your family and friends as you can pack into this place. Always fun and alot of laughs. You can Boo, Hiss, and throw popcorn and just have fun with the rest of the crowd. Be sure to get...More

Thank Stephen J
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

The melodrama is a family tradition for us , especially at holiday time. The actors are super talented and professional and work their tails off putting on a main show and a vaudeville act -as well as serve you food at intermission. The “ phantom...More

Thank Cathee B
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We went to the show that was a spoof on Phantom of the Opera called Phantom of the Melodrama. It had some parallels to the story line of Phantom, but only mildly so. My first time there so I imagined it was similar music, but...More

Thank MySeaBiscuit13
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Get reservations ahead of time. It’s very popular with locals and tourists. Silly, slapstick humor, but what do you expect? It’s melodrama. Very talented. I’m a first timer, but I’ll go back next time I’m in the area. They sell popcorn, candy, hot dogs, pulled...More

Thank TravelLynn2015
Reviewed 18 October 2017

small , overpriced , tourist trap! the plays aren't the caliber they used to be but you sure pay through the nose. No parking, long lines, too crowded and hot inside

Thank RKC69
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This was our first show but it won't be our only one. I found this venue online looking for something to do during our week stay. It will now be on our to-do list anytime we're in the area. The show was great fun and...More

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We have been going to the Melodrama for years and it just keeps getting better and better. The plays are great,yet we many time come out saying it was a great Melodrama but the vaudeville was better. The actors are very talented and work very...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Don't miss this fun theater experience. The troop always gives you a fun filled and entertaining show. The venue is fun, the show is fun and the actors are great, especially Jeff Salsbury who should probably be on Broadway! Go and enjoy the show.

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 6 August 2017

8 of us went to a performance of The Tavern. Just a very fun time. The performers are also ushers & servers before the show and during intermissions. We had seats on the back two rows, not 30 feet from the stage, which are elevated...More

Thank Levon M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I've been to the Great American Melodrama several time & have never been disappointed. $21/seat is a great price for old-fashioned wholesome entertainment. It was humorous, creative & the singing was very good. Great fun for the whole family!

Thank Karen C
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