Getting "Fired up" for the 59th Annual October Melodrama
"Keeping the Doctor away "
"Take two apples and see me in the morning"
This year’s director, Sandi Bennett, is cracking the whip over the all-volunteer local cast, who come from all walks of life to put on the traditional Melodrama and raise money for our local charities. Garnette, who directed the Melodrama the past couple years, will play the instantly recognizable Melodrama music that lets you know if the villain or hero is coming next. Every opening night we salute the late Bobbie Green who was the Melodrama’s zany director for at least 30 years (participant of 35 years) by putting all the proceeds from that night into a scholarship in her name. Lola Barbee has worked tirelessly for 30 plus years to write most of the original scripts for the Triangle Club’s annual Melodrama performances. This year's musical Melodrama (a first!) was written by Julian resident, Steve Bennett. Steve is also co-directing with his wife, Sandy.
There's always trouble when the Villain comes in on the stage coach, and this year is no exception. Will the miners catch on to his dastardly, conniving plan to steal their gold? Will the sweet heroine be duped by him and will the handsome sheriff get there in time to save the day?
To find out the answers to these and other questions and join in the booing and cheering audience participation, and see the variety of Olio performances between acts, be sure to mark your calendars for the 59th annual traditional old time Melodrama in the Julian Town Hall. Every Friday and Saturday night from October 2 - 24 at 7PM, and matinees every Saturday and Sunday afternoon from Oct 3-25 at 2PM. (No performances on Sunday, Oct 4 or Friday and Saturday Oct 30 or 31)
Please gather your friends and family and join us for 90 minutes of family fun and support the Julian Triangle Club's efforts to provide scholarships to graduating seniors and other youth groups that need help with funding throughout the school year.
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 4-12 are $5 (under 4 is free) and a family of 4 with children is $25.
This year's cast includes (in order of appearance):
Marty Emery as the stage coach driver, Miners #1, 2 and 3 and Dr. Kavanaugh Baldwin III;
Kevin O'Connor as the Villain, Willis Winesap;
Stacy Hodo as the Villain's girlfriend, Goldie Jonagold;
Hannah Thom as the heroine, Manzanita MacIntosh;
Anthony Soriano as the Hero, Sheriff Jonathon Pippen;
Barbara Keresztury as Elvinnia "Granny" Smith.
Nancy Kramer is the director of the Triangle Club Chorus Group (AKA “the Floozies”) and they have some fun songs planned for this year, between the acts. Michele and Emily Phillips are in charge of the CanCan girls, ages 8-11. Their dance routine was choreographed by Amber Phillips.
Opening night is Friday, Oct 2nd 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.
More information on the Triangle Club
Thank you for your interest in a Julian Triangle Club Scholarship. Below please find a pdf version of the application form which you can complete on your computer or a Word version of the application which will need to be printed and filled out manually. Please read all the