SJ/SEA Melodrama/Olio

Our History

St. James Melodrama began in 1976 in the “little theater” at Notre Dame on 35th and State St. The $300 rent included the full six weeks of rehearsal time and the production ran just three nights. We could seat 225 to 250 with a ticket price of only $3 each. A fourth night was added the following year and soon we had to increase to six shows. Even with two weekends, we needed more space and eventually moved to Notre Dame’s gym where we could accommodate 400+.

In 1997, that space was demolished for the construction of Seven Oaks Retirement facility and we relocated to the old Cathedral High School stage. Displaced again, after only two years, we moved to Sokol Auditorium, which again allowed us to increase the size of the audience.

After part of our group became members of the new St. Elizabeth Ann Parish, in 1982 our name changed to SJ/SEA Melodrama. As we enter our 38th season, participation continues to grow. We’ve had to recognize our organization as the “business” it has become and are now incorporated. No matter how we’ve changed over the years, however, we remain just a big family always ready to welcome new members.

Tickets: $23/person - Beer, soda, and popcorn included with admission

2016 Show Dates: Feb. 19,20,21 & Feb. 25,26,27
    Show Times: 7:30 P.M. (doors open at 6:30 P.M.)
    Sunday Show Time: 6:30 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
Bus Service available from St. James parking lot - $5.00/round trip

Please contact Lil Chatfield for
TICKETS at 402-493-3326