SHOWTIMES: Wednesday through Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 6 p.m.
It’s Super-Nanny-Gone-Ballistic-Expialidocious! The Great American Melodrama presents the hilarious musical spoof Scary Poppins, opening September 20.
Scary Poppins tells the story of Jack and Jill Peabody (Ben Abbott and Annali Fuchs-Wackowski) who live in London with their widowed father, Professor Peabody (Jeff Salsbury). He’s a nutty inventor with little time for his children. When he hires a nanny, though, the whole family gets more than they bargained for: instead of Mary Poppins, they get her twin sister, Scary Poppins! This Poppins is a frightening creature who arrives with creepy music, mind control powers, and a host of wacky friends. But when the evil Russian ambassador (Billy Breed) shows up, it’s up to Scary to save the day. Written by Ben Millet, with direction and choreography by Eric Hoit, this show is full of outrageous characters, hilarious song satires and pop culture references. It’s a “practically perfect” parody for the whole family!
Following each performance of Scary Poppins is the Halloween Party Vaudeville Revue. It’s no trick, this new revue is a treat! The talented performers of the Melodrama are hosting a special Halloween costume party. Everyone is invited to hear them sing spooky favorites, tell corny jokes, and dance the night away! The new revue is a hilarious send up the Halloween season. Rachel Tietz directs and Michael Wilkins provides musical direction and accompaniment.
The Melodrama’s in-house snack bar features great food and drinks served before the show and during intermissions. 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 www.americanmelodrama.com. The Great American Melodrama is located on Highway 1 in Oceano, just three miles south of Pismo Beach. The Melodrama has been providing professional family entertainment on the Central Coast since 1975.