Space Trek debuts this weekend at All American Melodrama
2009-07-11 · By Editor
Something intergalactic has landed in the International City and just in time for the Summer Blockbuster Season. The All American Melodrama Theater and Music Hall, Southern California’s newest family entertainment venue will present its next production, “Space Trek”. This hilarious space opera satire opened July 10 and runs through the summer until August 30.
The family friendly, fully interactive comedy Space Trek takes a loving jab at the science fiction genre. Audiences will cheer the hero and boo the villain as they join Captain Smirk, Mr. Schlock and the rest of the crew on their latest galactic quest. Notorious bad guy, Juan Montabaln, is seeking to unleash his wrath upon Space Fleet, and to do that he will need the help of a princess, a farm boy and a henchman with a respiratory problem.
The All American Melodrama Theater is located in the downtown Long Beach waterfront’s Shoreline Village and has just celebrated its first year of operation. From the minute one approaches the mint green, barn-like structure it’s clear that this is the place for an innocent good time. Large cartoon-like faces, reminiscent of Snidely Whiplash and Dudley Do-right, grin down at the passers-by. Peeking in through the front doors one finds a brightly colored, Victorian-era Music Hall, complete with a mounted moose head, placidly surveying the audience. Once inside, the theater is cozy and intimate, seating under 100 people, so that all seats are up close to the action, making it even more inviting to boo, hiss and cheer the characters in the play.
“Our venue is about good, clean, affordable, family entertainment.”, says Ken Parks, the theater’s artistic director. “In these hard financial times, we offer a nice entertainment alternative for the price of going to the movie. Audience members are finding us and realizing there’s nothing like it and what a bargain. What could be more All-American than sitting down at a checkered tablecloth with a hot dog and popcorn to watch a great comedy melodrama where Good always triumphs over Evil?”
The All American Melodrama Theater offers a combination of casual dining with a live show and is now presenting shows four days a week with show times as follows:
- Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 pm.
- Saturdays at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm.
- Sundays at 2:00pm & 7:00 pm.
Doors and concessions open one half-hour before show time. All seating is general. Reservations are recommended by calling the theater at: 562 495-5900. For more information call the theater or purchase tickets online at the theater’s website www.allamericanmelodrama.com. The All American Melodrama Theater and Music Hall is located at 429-E Shoreline Village Drive in Long Beach.