Theatre Events in Santa Maria Valley

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 desert? 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

PCPA: The Little Mermaid

November 7 @ 8:00 am - December 22 @ 5:00 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a spectacular holiday production that will amaze families. PCPA will collaborate with director Melissa Rain Anderson (Always…Patsy Cline) and New York City’s 2 Ring Circus to bring breathtaking aerial feats and imaginative theatrical magic to tell the story of Ariel, the beautiful young mermaid who longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved story and the Disney animated film, The Little Mermaid tells the tale of longing, love, and…

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…

Santa Maria Civic Theatre: Ripcord

January 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - February 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Maria Civic Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93456

For 4 years, irritable and sarcastic Abby Binder has kept a room to herself at the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, through sheer force of her rude personality. Nursing disappointment at the direction her life has taken, she has no room for distraction. When bubbly, bright, and unbearably cheerful Marilyn Dunne is placed in her room, Abby tries her usual tricks, but fails to scare her annoying new roommate away. Exercising her taste for competition and her love of pranks,…

PCPA: Brighton Beach Memoirs

February 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - March 1, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - March 22, 2020 @ 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…

Santa Maria Civic Theatre: The Red Velvet Cake War

March 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - March 29, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - May 10, 2020 @ 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…

Santa Maria Civic Theatre: The Full Monty

May 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - May 24, 2020 @ 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…

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