Theatre Events in Santa Maria Valley

Great American Melodrama – Pappa Pia

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - September 21 @ 11:00 pm
Great American Melodrama, Oceano , CA, 93445

June 20 – September 21 Mamma Mia, here we go again! This hilarious send up one of the world’s most popular musicals is set at the Pismo Pier. It’s the sunny and funny tale of a daughter’s quest to discover her true identity and uncover a secret buried in her family’s past. Featuring some of your favorite pop songs, this is a toe-tapping hit you won’t want to miss. Starting July 20th, Pappa Pia and How The West Was Really…

Great American Melodrama – How The West Was Really Won

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - October 22 @ 10:00 pm
Great American Melodrama, Oceano , CA, 93445

July 18 – September 22 The history of the wild west is filled with outrageous stories, but few are as wacky as this! Our California frontier includes pillow fights, card games, duels, a dirty saloon and modern pop songs. It pairs witty wordplay and physical comedy with musical parodies and great dance numbers. Gather up yer posse to boo and cheer at this rip roarin’ good time.  Starting July 20th, this and Pappa Pia will be playing on alternating nights.…

PCPA: The Addams Family

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - July 27 @ 11:00 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

This new musical, based on the classic Addams’ characters and inspired by the new vintage television series, is an original story of the madcap and macabre Addams family in a satirical comedy about every parent’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family as love triumphs at last on…

Santa Maria Civic Theatre Presents August: Osage County

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - August 25 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Maria Civic Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93456

SANTA MARIA CIVIC THEATRE will be presenting “AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY” by Tracy Letts as the opening show for its 61st season. The 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner – a vanished father; a pill-popping, scathingly acidic mother, and three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoma family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Balancing powerful drama and dark comedy, Letts’ play is “Fiercely funny…

PCPA: The Importance of Being Earnest

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - August 24 @ 11:00 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Oscar Wilde’s delectable wordplay is at the forefront of his sublime “trivial comedy for serious people.” It does seem unthinkable but both Jack Worthing and Algernon Montcrief must assume the name “Earnest” in order to win their loves’ hearts. For the ladies are certain they could never be happy married to a man who was named something other the Earnest. But the lads’ matrimonial plans may be thwarted by Jack’s questionable lineage and the formidable Lady Bracknell, who is the…

Great American Melodrama – Drac In The Saddle Again

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - November 17 @ 10:00 pm
Great American Melodrama, Oceano , CA, 93445

September 26 – November 17 A vampire in the dessert? Sure?! One of horror’s favorite villains, the un-dead Dracula of Transylvania, hops on the stagecoach to Tombstone, Arizona where he meets a cast of crazy characters, including the innocent Fannie Farmer. Can he win her heart and take over the town? Find out when the Old West meets the Old Eastern Count. Show dates, times, and tickets may be found HERE

Santa Maria Civic Theatre: Lucky Stiff

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - October 27 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Maria Civic Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93456

Harry Witherspoon, an unassuming English shoe salesman, lives an uneventful life in East Grinstead, England. His life takes a dramatic turn when he learns that his uncle Anthony, a casino manager from Atlantic City, has been killed by his blind lover. Harry learns that he stands to inherit $6,000,000 from his uncle – but only if he agrees to take his Uncle’s corpse on a trip to Monte Carlo. Otherwise, the money will all go to his uncle’s favorite charity,…

Santa Maria Civic Theatre: 12 Angry Men

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - November 10 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Maria Civic Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93456

It is 1957, and twelve men have been led into a jury room of a New York City court of law. They are given final instructions about determining the verdict in a murder case whose defendant faces the death penalty if found guilty. Before deliberations begin, the men take a short break after filing into the hot and stuffy room. They gather around a long table to begin discussions about the case. The defendant, a young man, is accused of…

Great American Melodrama – The Holiday Extravaganza

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - December 31 @ 11:30 pm
Great American Melodrama, Oceano , CA, 93445

November 21 – December 31 See Scrooge find his Christmas spirit in a heart-warming tale of holiday magic, laugh until your sides ache at the zany characters in a fractured fairy tale opera, and celebrate the music of the season in our Holiday Vaudeville Revue. Our holiday triple bill is a very special family tradition designed to bring a year’s worth of smiles to you and your loved ones in a great musical and theatrical experience! For show dates, times, and…

Santa Maria Civic Theatre: Dinner With Friends

December 6 @ 8:00 am - December 8 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Maria Civic Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93456

In this contemporary age when couples befriend other couples to find family companions with common ground, Dinner with Friends seeks to explore what happens when one of these romantic pairs breaks down, and the waves that can make across households. Gabe and Karen, collaborators in the industry of food literature and a husband-and-wife duo that boast a relationship to aspire to, maintain a constant closeness with another couple in their life, Tom and Beth. Tom, who has known Gabe since…

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