The sheriff requests
your appearance at our
58th Annual Julian Melodrama

2014 Melodrama Season
Our 58th Year

This year's melodrama
will be:
"The Villain Wore a
Dirty Shirt "

"Always Wash your Long Johns
'Cause it Makes a Lotta "Cents"

Getting "Fired up" for the 58th Annual October Melodrama

The Julian Triangle Club is "fired up" for an all new Melodrama with Garnette Welch at the helm as director. The play, The Villain Wore a Dirty Shirt or Always Wash your Long Johns 'Cause it Makes a Lotta "Cents" is one that has never been performed in Julian before. It was written by Tim Kelly of Pioneer Drama Services, Inc.  

Here is a synopsis:
With so many miners in Julian during the gold rush, the laundries are doing a good business. Our hero, the young sheriff, Jack B Nimble, is in love with the orphan heroine, Sweet Sally, but every time he gets close he turns into a babbling fool. The villain, Phineas Flatworm, finds out that Sweet Sally's boss, the owner of the Tub & Scrub, has amassed a tidy sum by rinsing gold flecks out of the miners’ clothing.  If he could become the owner the one-and-only laundry in Julian, he’d have more than Midas! With the aid of his equally villainous mother and his ditsy dancehall girlfriend, Lola-Lola, he carries out his dastardly plot to get control of the "Tub and Scrub" as the other laundries "mysteriously" burn down. Will Jack be able to cleanse the town of its dirty deeds? Does he even have a "ghost" of a chance? Will he ever conquer his shyness and propose to Sweet Sally? 

To find out the answers to these and other questions and join in the booing and cheering audience participation, be sure to mark your calendars for the 58th annual traditional old time Melodrama in the Julian Town Hall. Every Friday and Saturday night in October at 7PM, and matinees every Saturday afternoon and the two middle Sundays at 2PM. 
This year's cast includes Sandi Bennett, Marty Emery, Stacy Hodo, Barbara Keresztury, Stephen Gannon, Richard Liggett, Mickayla McDowel, Kevin O'Connor, and Ali and Nikki Arias.

The evening performances will include the full 15 minute old fashioned sing-along and a variety of entertaining Olio acts by local talent, as usual, in between the acts of the play. Tickets are $10 for everyone over 12, children are $5 but a family of 4 is $25. 

Nancy Kramer and Sunday Dutro are the co-directors of the Triangle Club Chorus Group (AKA “the Floozies”) and they have some fun songs planned for this year, between the acts. They are also in charge of the CanCan girls, ages 8-11. Their dance routine was choreographed by Gwen Hernandez of the Ramona Julian Academy of Dance.  

Opening night is Friday, Oct 3rd and proceeds will go to the late Bobbi Green Scholarship Fund for the Arts or Nursing.  Bobbie played an active roll in the production of the Melodrama, first as the Heroine and much longer as the director, for a total of almost 40 years. Funds from the closing Saturday night performance will go to the Town Hall downstairs restoration project. Proceeds from all other performances go into the general Triangle Club's Julian Scholarship and Youth Programs fund.

Tickets are for sale at the Town Hall Chamber Office and at the door. Advance reservations can also be taken by phone with a credit card. Please see our website for more information or group sales.


Dates: Oct. 3-25, 2014
  Friday & Saturday Evenings -  7:00 p.m.

Saturday afternoon Matinees - 2 p.m.
Sunday afternoon Matinees (Oct. 12 and Oct. 19) - 2 p.m.
Calendar Page

Location: Julian’s historic Town Hall, corner of Main Street and Washington
2129 Main Street, Julian, CA  92036

All shows are $10 for Adults and Teens, 
$5 for Children 12 and under, 
Families of 4 discount, $25

How to purchase tickets:

In person at Julian Chamber of Commerce office in the Julian Town Hall,
90 minutes before each performance or by Mail.  


Mail a check to the
Julian Triangle Club, 
P.O. Box 115, 
Julian, CA 
with the date, performance, and number of adults & children
Call  Gina at 760-518-4142  (leave a message).  



Julian Triangle Club Floozies
in the Town of Julian's 4th of JUly Parade

NOW Online
The Highlight Video Gallery
of the 2007 and 2008 Melodrama



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