July 8 - September 3
The Phantom of The Melodrama
Now Playing at Gaslight Melodrama
The new owner of The Melodrama, Sir Francis Farmer, is sick and tired of not being considered a "real" theatre. To remedy this dilemma, he decides to stage the most famous musical of all time, "Phantom of the Opera". In his effort to be taken "seriously", he fires their star funny man, George Smith, and hires L.A.'s most famous actor, Stefan Worthington, to play The Phantom. This does not set well with George and he makes it his mission to become the "real" Phantom and teach the new owner the importance of making people laugh. With a colorful cast of characters and a rip-roaring soundtrack, this is one melodrama show your family won't want to miss.
Critics & Guests
"Great fun, talented cast. Went with two other couples on a Saturday night. Place was packed, so clearly a popular destination. The performance was a hoot, great singing, hilarious characterizations, really fun energy in the cast and audience."
- Sheri G., Stockton, CA
"This is a must see whatever is Showing! Been going since 1997! If you want the Best Live Entertainment Ever, Just Go, Seriously Just Go! The Best! Love it!"
- Brian O., Bakersfield, CA
"Excellent theater show where you laugh until your cheeks hurt. Talented actors who really bring the show alive making you feel as though you are part of it with the booing of villains and cheering of heroes."
- Koki & Kane S., Lake Stevens, WA
"Always charming and fun. They get the entire audience involved. This is sufficiently delightful that we plan a weekend around it, renting a room for the night and exploring Bakersfield the next day."
Eva R., Northridge, CA
"Every time I go to the Gaslight Melodrama, it's always a great time! The local actors are amazing. I always enjoy the story line of each of the plays. I would suggest anyone to take their spouse or significant other for a date night. You won't regret it!"
- Jennifer W., Bakersfield, CA