Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms the classic The Hound of the Baskervillesinto a murderously funny adventure featuring 5 actors playing dozens of roles. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their killer, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.

Following each show is our brand new vaudeville review "HGTVaudeville." It's a send up of our need to spruce up our spaces and redesign our lives. Featuring song, dance, and comedy, the HGTVaudeville is a perfect caper to an evening filled with laughs.

Performances are Thursdays and Friday at 7pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 7pm and Sunday at 6pm.  The Melodrama's in-house snack bar features great food and drinks served before the show and during two intermissions.

January 18 – March 4

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  • Starting Thursday, January 18th, 2018, repeated every 4 days until Sunday, March 04, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm


great american melodrama

1863 Front Street
Oceano, CA 93445