“A MAGICAL MELODRAMA”
A comedy-spoof-magical adventure
fracturing for fun the conventions
of the classic melodrama!
May 3rd to 19th, 2013
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Tickets go on sale right here April 15th!
The perfect family theater outing, “A Magical Melodrama” was a big hit in all of it’s previous presentations and now you can create a family-friendly event that will give you “memories that will last a lifetime!” Clean enough for kids, clever enough for adults, bring everyone to this hilarious spoof and
“laugh ‘til your cheeks hurt!”
~ Our Recent Hilarious Production of “twi-lite” was a BIG HIT
Our previous productions…
Fantastic News! “twi-lite” had its world-premiere in
fracturing for fun the popular cultural
icons “Harry Potter” and “High School Musical”
Imagine the musical kids of “High School Musical” cross-pollinating with the magical cast of “Harry Potter” and that’s what “Potter School Musical” is…a hilarious hodge-podge of magical-musical merriment and mayhem.
“Laugh ‘til your cheeks hurt”
as the boy wizard “Perry Hotter” attempts to save Hagworts and get the girl,
Gabby-Ella, by starring in the all-school musical! Can the sorcerer sing and
dance? Will Perry succeed or will he crash and burn? Will Ron Weasel get his
“Digditch” team to play basketball or will he crash and burn? Will the evil
Volvo-Mart jinx the musical and close down Hagworts or will he crash and
burn? Will Hermini outsmart Gaby-Ella and win the Scholastic Tournament or
will she crash and burn? All these questions and more are answered in our
clean family comedy musical extravaganza…Potter School Musical!
Potter School Musical & A Magical Melodrama returned for
nine performances at The Venetian Theatre in
Breaking Attendance Records from 2008-2010! Spend an evening of fun-filled villainy “booing” the villain and
“cheering” the hero! Bring the whole family and create a vacation memory that
will last a lifetime. Appropriate for everyone from ages 4 to 104, A Magical Melodrama at The Golden Garter
Theatre will make you to “laugh ‘til your cheeks hurt.” The Pacific Northwest’s newest “old”
theatre will take you back in time to the edge of the wild frontier, 1908,
and let you experience the most popular entertainment of the time; the
melodrama – with a twenty-first century spin on it of course!
Following intermission, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll roll on your belly like a reptile…at the comedy hijinks of our old-fashioned “Olio.” Our wonderful cast returns to make sure your evening ends on a high note as they sing, dance, do magic and turn the show over to you, the audience! A much shorter version of our full evening “Magic, Music & Merriment Revue” (see below), our Olio features the individual talents of the same cast you came to love during our melodrama! Come for the “boos” and “hisses” and stay for the light-hearted laughs!
evenings, our pre-show begins with an age-old tradition called the
“Sing-Along,” so start warming up your voice now. Our handsome and
trustworthy MC will lead you in recreating the songs popular at the turn of last
century (Beware: Anyone caught not singing will be made to sweep the theatre
floors after the show). During your first hour, our GGVAP will sink you neck
deep into our comedy drama, “A Magical Melodrama – Or – Is a Dead Magician an
Abra-cadaver?” Then, in order to give your sides a rest from laughing for a
spell, you’ll enjoy a short intermission where you can enjoy the best popcorn
Still can’t picture it? Click on the below picture to watch a
highlight video of
Check out this page of pictures taken by our guests for a “preview of coming attractions.” FOR PICTURES, CLICK HERE
The Magic, Music & Merriment Revue –
GOOD NEWS! Our “Magic, Music & Merriment Revue” was a big hit at its recent encore run. Check back here for future performance dates!
This comedy, music and magic revue is guaranteed to make you “laugh ‘til your cheeks hurt!” Our Great Gorge Variety Arts Players take the stage for a hilarious live vaudeville-style comedy variety show. You’ll witness sensational songs, veracious ventriloquism, marvelous magic, calamitous comedy, delightful dance and humor “so clean” you can grill a ham-bone on it! And grill you will, because the best news of all is that you, the audience, once again becomes the star of the show! More than one unsuspecting attendee will be asked up on the stage and everyone present will witness the birth of vaudeville’s newest star…You! Since every show depends so heavily on audience participation, every show becomes different because every audience is different. So, we hope you’ll come back and give us the honor of your presence and participation time and time again. We can’t do The Golden Garter without you…and performing for an empty theater is no fun whatsoever…so we hope to see you again and again!
Our parents wouldn’t have it any other way! At The Golden Garter, we pick up after ourselves, say grace before meals and tip our hats to ladies! We don’t put up with any of that cursin’, cussin’ or spittin’! You can trust we’re a “class” act, genteel and refined too. So, don’t come alone (unless you have no choice). Bring the whole family! Kids, teens, parents and grandparents all LOVE the zany antics of “A Magical Melodrama.”
So, don’t delay, get your tickets today. A Magical Melodrama at The Golden Garter has been known to sell-out a show or two, so don’t be left in the dust, don’t end up high and dry, don’t miss the “Show” Boat, and “don’t wait ‘til the sun shines, Nellie”!, write or call to reserve your seats in our historically-hysterical evening of comedy immediately (that means right now, today! Why are you still reading this? Stop and pick up the phone…that’s what it’s there for! You won’t be sorry you did. There, now don’t you feel better?) The Golden Garter will become the highlight of your vacation, I guarantee it, or my name isn’t Phineas T. Pendergast! (Come to think of it, my name isn’t Phineas T. Pendergast! But come anyway, you know you want to! That’s Phineas T. on the right).
The Golden Garter Theatre’s next location and dates are announced on our “Schedule” page (see exact dates that aren’t sold out on our “Schedule” page). So, all you have to do is buy your tickets and show up – doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance! (But warm up your funny bone before you come – we don’t want you to strain anything!) We’ll do our job by making sure you leave the evening looking younger, feeling lighter, lifting your IQ and even going home in a more stylish & valuable horse and buggy! (not really).
“I laughed ‘til my cheeks hurt!”
(notice Sue didn’t tell us which cheeks!)
“What a blessing it was to have clean, fun humor…it was a
“My friends and I had a terrific time with all of you…it was like we were at a party!! It was the end of a fun
weekend. Thanks again for the great laughs.”
“…simply good, clean fun…the whole family will enjoy the magic and vaudeville atmosphere.”
-Jack & Marge Mace, Brush Prairie, WA
“For months we’ve been traveling throughout the
“Thank you for a delightful show!!! We laughed
uncontrollably all the way home and found ourselves cracking up over it days
after! In fact, months later we still refer to that night as one of our most
enjoyable outings. Your show has a wonderful combination of music, magic and
comedy. Great for all ages. Your ‘dummy’ skit was our favorite and extra
funny knowing the ‘dummy’ under the mask!! It was fun meeting you all after
the show!! Thanks again for a most memorable experience.” -Sandy &
“I loved the show because of its’ wholesome humor. I would
definitely recommend the show, it was a great
evening of entertainment.” –Gary Boe,
“I found myself watching my
grandson (age 6) laughing so hard that I thought he was going to fall
off his chair! Then I noticed my son sitting next to me laughing so hard
at his son that I just couldn’t stop laughing at them laughing so hard! There
we were, three generations having good clean fun; total hilarity
and total enjoyment...does it get any better than that? I couldn't
have had a better evening!” -Mary Lou Nordstrom,
“I really enjoyed the show. It was a great evening of entertainment. The ‘human ventriloquist dummy’ was a real hoot. It takes a lot of talent to pull off a show like this and they did it with apparent ease. Thank you.”
“It was fantastic! My kids loved interacting with the cast,
and the actors had a blast playing with the audience. It was a terrific show. If you are looking for a family-friendly
activity, head to The Golden Garter.”
“…bring the kids… wholesome humor built for a family audience and getting everyone to laugh together…tickling intended to get people all laughing simultaneously…”
-The Columbian Newspaper,
“…hysterical! Thanks for an evening of much laughter.”
“We had a wonderful time! The show
at the Golden Garter was a hoot! It was both entertaining and hilarious and
never let up. They have a real touch for drawing from the crowd and
keeping everyone engaged!” –Warren Rust,
“Wholesome entertainment for the entire family, well worth
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