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: An Iliad

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - October 20 @ 5:00 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

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 perpetual capacity for violence, while exploring the beauty and kinship to be found even in the midst of war. (Adult language) Show dates and times…

PCPA: Muthaland

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - October 21 @ 5:00 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

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 culture of silence. The familiar and the foreign swap roles in this dark comedy about culture, identity, spirituality, and sexuality. Inspired by true events, Muthaland navigates the…

Santa Maria Civic Theatre Presents: Little Shop of Horrors

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - October 28 @ 4:00 pm
Santa Maria Civic Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93456

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 origins and intent towards global domination! Based on the classic Roger Corman film, Little Shop of Horrors features early 1960’s Doo-wop and Motown style songs…

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…