Theatre Events in Santa Maria Valley

Great American Melodrama – Pump Boys And Dinettes

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - March 8 @ 11:30 pm
Great American Melodrama, Oceano , CA, 93445

The ‘Pump Boys’ sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the ‘Dinettes’, Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of terrific music comedy that received unanimous raves on and off-Broadway. The talented actors sing, play guitars, piano, bass and, yes, kitchen utensils. January 23rd – March 8th For show dates, times, and tickets, please visit HERE

PCPA: Brighton Beach Memoirs

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - March 1 @ 4:30 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

The heart-warming and witty memoir from Neil Simon, Brighton Beach Memoirs is the first of Simon’s autobiographical trilogy of plays (with Biloxi Blues and Broadway Bound). Eugene is dreaming of baseball and girls while coping with life in Depression-era Brooklyn with a formidable mother, an overworked father, and a worldly older brother. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters, and you have the perfect recipe for teenage struggle and family hilarity. Show Times and Tickets may be…

PCPA: Julius Caesar

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - March 22 @ 4:30 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Friendship, loyalty, and betrayal amidst political upheaval are the timeless concepts probed in William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Julius Caesar. Filled with searing rhetoric and thrilling intrigue, the story exposes the inner regions and outer manifestations of the places where personal ambition and the ideals of noble citizenry diverge, as Brutus and Marc Antony make their stands. A masterpiece on persuasive speech, Artistic Director Mark Booher will lead a language driven, physically kinetic, dynamic audience experience of Julius Caesar. Show Times and…

Great American Melodrama – Sherlock Holmes And The Sign Of The Four

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - April 26 @ 11:30 pm
Great American Melodrama, Oceano , CA, 93445

Holmes and Watson return to the Melodrama for an adventure filled with mystery, hijinks, and hilarity. Can our intrepid adventurers crack the case? What is the mysterious “Sign of the Four” found at the scene of multiple murders? And will Dr. Watson find an unlikely love in their new client? Find out as five gifted actors play dozens of roles in this Arthur Conan Doyle classic. March 12th  – April 26th For show dates, times, and tickets, please visit HERE

Santa Maria Civic Theatre: The Red Velvet Cake War

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - March 29 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Maria Civic Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93456

In this riotously funny Southern-fried comedy, the three Verdeen cousins—Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette—could not have picked a worse time to throw their family reunion. Their outrageous antics have delighted local gossips in the small town of Sweetgum (just down the road from Fayro) and the eyes of Texas are upon them, as their self-righteous Aunt LaMerle is quick to point out. But the cousins can’t back out of the reunion now. It’s on, Gaynelle’s hosting it, and Peaches and…

PCPA: The Sound of Music

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - May 10 @ 4:30 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most glorious score sings its way onto the stage in The Sound of Music. Maria is a high-spirited postulant nun struggling to fit into convent life, and who seeks solace for her lonely heart in the foothills of the Austrian Alps. She is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven precious and precocious children of the widowed, broken, and stoic, Captain von Trapp. Inspired by the true story of the von Trapp family and their escape from…

Great American Melodrama – The Emperor’s New Clothes

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - June 14 @ 11:30 pm
Great American Melodrama, Oceano , CA, 93445

Step into the kingdom of Halfwitania, a faraway land filled with zany characters and big surprises. The Emperor runs the country, but he is so obsessed with clothes that the important affairs of the kingdom are neglected. When he orders a new garment, something goes wrong and the problems with the kingdom are… revealed. The whole family will love this musical re-telling of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic. April 30th – June 14th For show dates, times, and tickets, please visit HERE

Santa Maria Civic Theatre: The Full Monty

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - May 24 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Maria Civic Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93456

Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty, a ten-time Tony Award nominee, is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show. While spying on their wives at a “Girls’ Night Out,” a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some…

Great American Melodrama – Butch Cassidy And The Sunburnt Kid

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - September 20 @ 11:30 pm
Great American Melodrama, Oceano , CA, 93445

Yee haw! This gut-busting parody follows the adventures of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid as they change the course of history in Old West. En route to Bolivia, the two outlaws find the perfect hideout in a town where nothing ever happens: Oceano! Here they encounter a host of wacky locals including Dr. Quack, Medicine Woman and one of Butch’s old rivals, saloon owner Deadeye Dawson. Come boo the villain and cheer the hero! June 18th  – September 20th…

PCPA: Little Shop of Horrors

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - July 3 @ 10:30 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Riding on the rhythm of the 1960s R&B, Rock, and Doo-Wop, the hilarious Little Shop of Horrors, a musical hit sci-fi homage to B-movies, has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Mushnik’s flower shop on Skid Row is about to go under until meek assistant Seymour happens upon a new breed of plant with an unusual appetite for blood. The plant, whose magical and musical strengths are as powerful as its appetite, promises Seymour unending fame…

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