The Karaoke Kid is the story of Daniel Mancuso (Mike Fiore). After he and his mom relocate to Pismo Beach from the East Coast, poor Daniel just doesn’t fit in. He has no friends, no car, and he’s bullied by the cool kids at school. And it seems that in Pismo, rather than fighting to solve problems, the kids battle… karaoke battle. There’s just one problem, Daniel can’t sing. But then he meets a mysterious old master, Mrs. Muskogee (Sierra Wells), who trains him in the ancient art of karaoke. Along the way, Daniel falls in love with the popular girl (Rachel Tietz) and starts finding his voice. Can he overcome his fears and win the Five Cities Karaoke Contest? Find out in this loving tribute to 80’s and ‘90s music that’s fun for the whole family. The show is directed and written by Dan Schultz, lyrics by Colleen Perry, choreography by Zach Johnson, and musical direction by Kevin Lawson.
Following each performance of The Karaoke Kid is the Melodrama’s new vaudeville revue, The Great Outdoors. The revue features comedy sketches and songs all about camping, hiking, and making your way in the natural world. From bug bites, to songs around the campfire, The Great Outdoors Vaudeville Revue is a perfect way to end an evening full of laughs. The revue is directed by Suzy Newman with musical direction by Kevin Lawson.
The Karaoke Kid and the Great Outdoors Vaudeville Revue perform June 15 – September 16. Performances are Wednesday through Fridays at 7 pm, Saturdays at 3 and 7 pm, and Sundays at 6 pm. Beginning July 13, these shows will run in repertory with The Tavern and begin playing on alternate nights. The Melodrama’s in-house snack bar features great food and drinks served before the show and during intermissions. Tickets are $20 to $27, 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.