The Great American Melodrama brings the Old West to vibrant, hysterical life in "Gold Fever at the Rough and Ready" by Neil LaVine. The show is a loving spoof of traditional melodramas, with plenty of opportunities to cheer the hero and boo the villain. "Gold Fever" is loosely based on the true story of Rough and Ready, California. Sheriff Bartley Towsend, tries to maintain law and order in the boom town. One day, an old miner finds the biggest gold nugget anybody in the village has ever seen, then promptly dies. Who will claim his gold? Following each performance of Gold Fever is the Anchors Aweigh Vaudeville Revue. The talented performers at the Melodrama take to the high seas in a half hour comedic romp through all things nautical.