Events in Santa Maria Valley

Santa Maria Civic Theatre Presents Kimberly Akimbo

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

Directed by Lynda Mondragon Set in the wilds of suburban New Jersey, KIMBERLY AKIMBO is a hilarious and heartrending play about a teenager with a rare condition causing her body to age faster than it should. When she and her family flee Secaucus under dubious circumstances, Kimberly is forced to reevaluate her life while contending with a hypochondriac mother, a rarely sober father, a scam-artist aunt, her own mortality and, most terrifying of all, the possibility of first love.  …

Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - March 4 @ 7:00 pm
Great American Melodrama, Oceano , CA, 93445

Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms the classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure featuring 5 actors playing dozens of roles. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their killer, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire?…

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - March 4 @ 2:00 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Generously sponsored by Judge & Mrs. Jed Q. Beebe Nancy K. Johnson Franca Bongi-Lockard Ron & Mary Nanning The Crucible is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York Arthur Miller’s thrilling dramatic masterpiece about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem, Massachusetts is both a gripping historical play and a strikingly timely social parable for today. Inspired by real events, the story centers on a farmer, his wife, and a former servant-girl who maliciously causes…

A.R. Gurney’s: Sylvia

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - April 22 @ 6:00 pm
Great American Melodrama, Oceano , CA, 93445

Greg and Kate live a seaming happy life in New York City. Then Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia…

The (Curious Case Of The) Watson Intelligence

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - March 25 @ 2:00 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Generously sponsored by Linda Stafford Burrows The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Mature Themes/Adult Language Madeleine George’s witty, time-jumping play spins in the orbit of four Watsons. Watson the trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes. Watson the loyal engineer who built Bell’s first telephone. Watson the unstoppable super-computer that became reigning Jeopardy! champ. And Watson an amiable techno-dweeb who, in the present day, is just looking for love. These four constant companions…

Less Miserable By Mike Todd

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - June 10 @ 6:00 pm
Great American Melodrama, Oceano , CA, 93445

Whether or not you’ve seen the musical, the movie, or read the book, you’ll love our twist on the Victor Hugo classic. Why sit for three hours when we can pare down this epic to just 80 minutes, add way more comedy, and give you a vaudeville revue too? With song parodies and tons of laughs, you’re bound to leave the theatre with a whole new take on this classic story. April 26 – June 10 Show times and tickets…

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - May 13 @ 1:30 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz Book by Peter Parnell Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film Generously sponsored by Joan Gellert-Sargen Sandy & Albert Mills Linda Stafford Burrows The Hunchback of Notre Dame is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com Based on the Victor Hugo’s gothic novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, the musical begins as the…