The Holiday Extravaganza in Oceano

by Terrance McArthur


Not far south of Pismo Beach, in the town of Oceano, there sits a brightly-painted building, (They had to have something to do during the pandemic shutdown, so they painted), The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville. Since it’s holly-eggnog-mistletoe-ho-ho-ho time, it’s time for the Melodrama’s The Holiday Extravaganza, a Christmas-Spirit booster shot in three acts—a brisk version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, a fractured fairy tale opera, and a vaudeville program of song, dance, and comedy.