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The following article was posted on June 6th, 2018, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 19, Issue 14 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 19, Issue 14

Melodrama rolls out 'The Mix Tape'

By REBECCA ROSE

The Great American Melodrama in Oceano will present a new new musical comedy, The Mix Tape, from June 14 through Sept. 15.

Set on the Central Coast, The Mix Tape takes place in the 1990s and features parody versions of classic pop songs. The comedy script is penned by Colleen Perry and Melodrama Artistic Director Dan Schultz.

In the musical, Molly McGinnis (Graham Galloway) has earned a full scholarship to study music at the famous Pacific Coast University. She quickly meets her new best friend (Randa Meierhenry), her goth roommate (Anna Wentworth), and a new love interest (Steve Makropoulos). Things get complicated when the evil dean (Ashley Whiting) cancels Molly's scholarship; Molly must choose between leaving school or working as an unpaid assistant. Perry directs the production, with musical direction by Thomas Buckley and choreography by Sydni Abenido.

Following each performance of The Mix Tape is the Melodrama's Blue Collar Vaudeville Revue, which features comedy sketches and songs that celebrate the working men and women in the United States. Performances are Wednesday through Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 7 p.m., and Sundays at 6 p.m. Tickets are $21 to $28, with discounts available for groups, seniors, students, active military, and children.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call the Melodrama Box Office, at (805) 489-2499, or visit americanmelodrama.com. The Great American Melodrama is located on Highway 1 in Oceano.




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