Castaways Land On “Milligan’s Island” At The All American Melodrama Theater

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Milligan's Island All American Melodrama TheaterMusical Spoof of Classic TV Show Open Melodrama 2011 Season

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip taken by a hapless crew as they wash up on a familiar desert isle and encounter crazy plot twists, evil villains and island gods.

The All American Melodrama Theater kicks off its 2011 Season with the hilarious television parody, “Milligan’s Island.” The melodrama satire for the whole family sets sail at the popular Long Beach attraction, January 21. Written by Michael Prince, directed by Ken Parks, music by Rick Illes, “Milligan’s Island” is filled with nutty characters, clever musical numbers and lots of classic TV nostalgia. First Mate Milligan and the Skipper hope a millionaire, Thurston Powell, and his wife will help finance their dream, of owning a shipping fleet. They invite along for the journey a professor, a movie star, and a corn feed Kansas cutie with a diabolical scheme to rule the world. It’s the classic story of castaways that can make a radio out of coconuts but can’t patch a three foot hole in the side of a boat.

The All American Melodrama’s 2011 season includes 6 hilarious musical, melodrama parodies! Following “Milligan’s Island,” enjoy the time traveling spoof “Back From the Future or Forward to the Pasture.” This is followed by a matrimonial, musical melodrama: “My Big Fat O.C. Wedding.” Don’t miss the side-splitting spy spoof ” James Blonde: Coldfinger”, and the frighteningly funny “Gross Busters.” The 2011 season ends with a merry romp through the holiday season in “It’s A Wonderful Christmas Carol.” Season tickets are still available and may be purchased by calling the box office at (562) 495-5900.

“Milligan’s Island” runs from January 21 to March 6, 2011. The evening also includes one of The Melodrama’s signature musical vaudeville revues following the show. The “TV or Not TV” olio features songs and spoofs of classic television.

Food is available from an á la carte menu. The menu includes hot dogs, chili, spaghetti, pizza, soda, beer and scrumptious desserts.

Tickets: Adults: $20, Students and Seniors $18 and Children $14 (Children 12 and under. Please note: children pay their age with a phone reservation only.)

The All American Melodrama Theater is located at 429 Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802.

Call 562 495 5900 for reservations. For additional information, visit The All American Melodrama Theater website.

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