The Santa Maria Civic Theater is another outlet at which passionate, live community theater may be enjoyed throughout the year. The theater group is the oldest and longest-running one of its kind between Ventura and Monterey, making it a fine-tuned favorite for any visitor to the Santa Maria Valley.
Andrew Murray Vineyards
Featuring two gorgeous tasting rooms, Andrew Murray Vineyards focuses on Rhône varieties and has consistently crafted highly acclaimed red and white wines in the Santa Ynez Valley for 20 years. The Viogniers, single-vineyard Syrahs, and blends led Robert Parker, Jr. to refer to Andrew Murray Vineyards as, “…one of the shining stars in the Santa […]
Gina’s Piece of Cake
Offering everything from cookies to eclairs to custom-designed cakes for any occasion, Gina’s offers one-of-a-kind baked goods. Conveniently located right in the mall at the center of Santa Maria, guests can stop by to pick up a quick bite while they peruse the shops.
Monarch Butterfly Grove
At North Beach located off of Highway 1 in nearby Pismo Beach is in high season from November through February and highlights the millions of monarch butterflies that make their way to this area each year. Just 20 minutes from the heart of Santa Maria, this is an attraction that nature-lovers will want to enjoy.
A winery for the adventurous that seek the uncommon, value authenticity, and are captivated by character. Along with barrel fermented Chardonnays and signature Syrahs, there is always the surprise of lesser known varietals such as Mourvèdre, Cabernet Franc, or a dry Gewürztraminer to ponder. Take the path less traveled and enjoy the ultimate wine experience […]
The Melodrama favorite returns! Young Jack and Jill Peabody live in Victorian London with their widowed father, a nutty inventor with little time to pay attention to his children. But when the children write to their favorite Super Nanny, they get more than they bargained for — instead of Mary Poppins they end up with […]
PCPA: An Iliad
An Iliad is a modern rendering of Homer’s classic story, adapted for the stage by Lisa Peterson and Dennis O’Hare. In a virtuoso performance, Tarah Flanagan inhabits over fifty characters. With the addition of live music (Eva Scholz-Carlson on the cello), and language that ranges from contemporary realism to epic poetry, An Iliad grapples with humankind’s […]
Muthaland, written and performed by Minita Gandhi, takes us on the epic coming-of-age journey of a first-generation Indian-American woman. The life of a young woman is forever changed on a trip to India during which she unearths family secrets, encounters a prophet, is the victim of an assault, and ultimately discovers her voice within a […]
Santa Maria Civic Theatre Presents: Little Shop of Horrors
The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world […]