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Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville

1863 Pacific Blvd. Hwy. 1, Oceano, CA
+1 805-489-2499
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Hidden Secret of Pismo/the Central Coast

I glanced at brochures in the hotel lobby and passed over the "Melodrama" advertisement, dismissing... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Terry B
via mobile
A Fun Evening

Some Great actors (guys and gals). Drama's change regularly so can't really tell you what you are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Missoula, Montana
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  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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1863 Pacific Blvd. Hwy. 1, Oceano, CA
+1 805-489-2499
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I glanced at brochures in the hotel lobby and passed over the "Melodrama" advertisement, dismissing it as being anything significant. But during our time in the Pismo Beach area a friend asked us if we had seen the recent Melodrama presentation. After bringing it to...More

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some Great actors (guys and gals). Drama's change regularly so can't really tell you what you are going to see but acting was good, signing was great, costumes well done, Live Piano music to go with the show was very good. They also sell some...More

1  Thank JohnnieXXXXXXX
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So funny even if it is corney. Great date night with my husband. Good actors and script. Spot on for acting timing and we had good seats in the front row.

Thank Judy J
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Our family has gone to this melodrama several time but the Halloween show was AWESOME!! We laughed so hard at the costume contest and having some of the audience on stage it was priceless! We learned this was one of their biggest shows so it...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

The theater presents plays in the melodrama format complete with the villain, the hero, and the interpreter who tells the audience ‘what’s next’. The melodrama is complete with ‘boos and hisses'! We saw ‘When Butter Churns to Gold’. It’s funky but very fun! Perfect family...More

Thank DebSanDiego
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had a fantastic time. the play was funny, the actors were great, and the snacks were good. I was impressed with the level of talent at a local theatre.

Thank goingplacesfun
Reviewed 2 April 2017

My family took me there for my birthday. We've been several times over the years. For a long time it was great and then seemed to go downhill a bit. Not anymore. Last night was wonderful. The show was When Butter Churns to Gold. The...More

Thank janiceburch
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We were visiting family in Santa Maria and they took us here. They have been several times and love it. We could definitely see why they go often and take visiting family members. The melodrama is very entertaining. The actors were great and funny. We...More

Thank Melikeygoodfood
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We never get tired of going. Is my grandkids favorite thing to do when they come visit us. Great family intertainment.

Thank Lovestodanc
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I have been to the Great American Melodrama in Oceano many times before but this was my first time treating my dad to a show. We told him about the ambiance, the food service, the seating and the atmosphere, in general. He was excited to...More

1  Thank QueenB333
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