"Whether you’ve seen the musical, the movie or neither one, you’re going to love the TGAM twist on this Victor Hugo classic. Why sit for three hours when we can pare down this epic show to 80 minutes with way more comedy plus give you a vaudeville revue too! With song parodies and tons of laughs you’re bound to leave the theater with a whole new “take” on this classic story."
Les Miserables, or A Whole Lot Less Miserable, is a musical comedy based loosely on the plot line of the famous book, musical, and movie. Featuring hilarious song parodies, outrageous characters, and references to everything under the sun, this show is a wonderful example of everything that makes The Great American Melodrama a Central Coast treasure. It simultaneously spoofs theatre's traditions and cliches while at the same time celebrating them. Written in collaboration between TGAM and Desert Star Theatre in Utah, the end result is a delight for the whole family, featuring Philip David Black as the dastardly Javert, an alternately French (and somehow German) villain in the classic melodrama tradition. Reviews to follow.
The latest performance at the Great American Melodrama in Oceano, “The Fox on the Fairway” comes from a prolific playwright, Ken Ludwig. Writer of the Tony nominated “Lend Me A Tenor” in 1989 and best musical Tony winner, “Crazy For You” in 1992, Ludwig pays tribute to the old English farces from the 1920s and 30, with “The Fox on the Fairway.”
After 12 farcical days of rehearsal, TGAM's The Fox on the Fairway is finally open! In a significant leap from his previous Melodrama roles (regret-filled ghosts, western gunslingers, British detectives, mustachioed villains) PDB is now portraying Justin Hicks, the hyperventilating young lover of this new Ken Ludwig comedy. For a complete show description, courtesy of the Samuel French company, click HERE. To order tickets, or simply to check out TGAM's website, click HERE. Local reviews pending. Please check for future updates soon!