Theatre Events in Santa Maria Valley

Scary Poppins

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - November 11 @ 6:00 pm
Great American Melodrama, Oceano , CA, 93445

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 her bizarre twin sister, Scary Poppins. And when an evil Russian ambassador shows up desperate to get his hands on one of Professor Peabody’s inventions,…

PCPA: Peter Pan

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - December 23 @ 5:00 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

The season opens with an innovative new production of the high flying musical, Peter Pan, based on the J.M. Barrie classic tale. Audiences will find themselves surrounded by magic as Peter whisks the Darling children away to swashbuckling adventures in Neverland in this beloved family favorite. The musical features an unforgettable score including the iconic “I’m Flying,” “I Won’t Grow Up” and “Never Never Land.” Show Advisory This classic musical is appropriate for all ages – a great show to see…

Santa Maria Civic Theatre: Dancing Lessons

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - November 17 @ 10:00 pm
Santa Maria Civic Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93456

The play centers on Ever, a young man with Asperger’s syndrome, who seeks the instruction of a Broadway dancer to learn enough dancing to survive an awards dinner. The dancer, Senga, however, is recovering from an injury that may stop her dancing career permanently. Doors open 1/2 hour before show time Show dates and times are as followed: Dancing Lessons Friday, November 9th 7:00pm Dancing Lessons Sunday, November 11th 1:30pm Dancing Lessons Saturday, November 17th 7:00pm

The Holiday Extravaganza

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - December 31 @ 8:30 pm
Great American Melodrama, Oceano , CA, 93445

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 fairytale 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! November 15 – December 31 Show times and tickets can…

Santa Maria Civic Theatre: Streetcar Named Desire

January 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Maria Civic Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93456

Set in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the restless years following World War Two, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is the story of Blanche DuBois, a fragile and neurotic woman on a desperate prowl for someplace in the world to call her own. This 1948 Pulitzer Prize for Drama award winning play, opened on Broadway on December 3, 1947. Show runs from January 25th – February 10th Show Times are as follows: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm Sundays at…

PCPA: Shakespeare in Love

February 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - March 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

This romantic comedy is a whimsical homage to playmaking and a glimpse into the kind of passion that may have inspired one of the greatest love stories of all time. Suffering from a bad case of writer’s block, young Will Shakespeare falls in love with Viola, the daughter of a wealthy merchant. Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming, and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for her inspires him to write his masterpiece, Romeo and Juliet. How it all turns…

Santa Maria Civic Theatre: One Slight Hitch

March 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - April 7, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Santa Maria Civic Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93456

It’s Courtney’s wedding day, and her mom, Delia, is making sure that everything is perfect. The groom is perfect, the dress is perfect, and the decorations (assuming they arrive) will be perfect. Then, like in any good farce the doorbell rings. And all hell breaks loose. So much for perfect! “If you think of Lewis Black solely as a curmudgeonly comedian whose default setting is a state of apoplexy at the imbecility of his fellow man, you might be surprised…

PCPA: The Wolves

March 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - March 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

This 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist will play in the electrifying intimacy of the Severson Theatre. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, a girl’s indoor soccer team of distinct personalities navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with the fervent exuberance of a pack of adolescent warriors. The New York Times exclaims, “The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assured first play by Sarah DeLappe.” Show Advisory This play about a girl’s high school…

Santa Maria Civic Theatre: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

May 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - May 19, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Santa Maria Civic Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93456

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. A riotous ride, complete with audience participation on, and off, the stage, this two time Tony-Award winning musical with fantastic musical numbers, is a D-E-L-I-G-H-T-F-U-L den of comedic…

PCPA: Million Dollar Quartet

June 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - June 29, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

The Tony Award Winning musical is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought young Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Carl Perkins together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary December night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal, and celebrations that is both poignant and funny. Relive the era with the smash-hit sensation featuring an…