Events in Santa Maria Valley

The Mixtape

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - September 15 @ 7:00 pm
Great American Melodrama, Oceano , CA, 93445

Get ready to party like it’s 1999 in this brand new musical comedy! It’s the late 90’s, pop music rules the airwaves, and reality TV is bringing singing competitions to the masses. Molly is headed off to college and not sure if she’ll fit in. When she arrives she finds all sorts of kooky characters, and a bunch of new friends in her all girls singing group. Can she navigate her freshman year and find fame as a pop idol?…

Gold Fever At The Rough And Ready

July 12 @ 8:00 am - September 16 @ 6:00 pm
Great American Melodrama, Oceano , CA, 93445

This Melodrama original is a blend of comedy and melodrama inspired by characters from the stories of Bret Harte and Mark Twain. This action packed show brings a mining camp roaring to life filled with love, betrayal, deceit and villainy. Set in the Sierras, this sensational show offers loads of opportunities  to boo the villain, cheer the hero, and laugh yourself silly at the colorful characters that inhabit the rough and tumble world of the California Gold Rush. July 12 –…

Mamma Mia!

July 18 @ 1:30 pm - July 21 @ 7:00 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

When: July 18th – 21st Show Dates and Times Vary (see below) Where: Santa Maria Marian Theatre Mamma Mia! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. Writer, Catherine Johnson’s, sunny and funny tale spins and sparkles into the ultimate feel-good show. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. On the eve of her wedding, a Sophie has secretly invited three men from her mother Donna’s past back…

Orcutt Community Theater Presents: Murder At Cafe Noir

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - July 29 @ 10:00 pm
Moxie Cafe, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

A body has been found on the beach of Tobago Cay, and Rich Archer, a P.I. in a trench coat looking for a rich man’s runaway daughter, must solve the case to save her. To do that he must investigate the sleazy regulars at Café Noir, the island’s only nightclub, to find the truth before he’s caught in the murderer’s crosshairs. July 21 & 22, 28 & 29 at 6pm Orcutt Community Theater presents a unique and atmospheric interactive Mystery…

Santa Maria Civic Theatre Presents: Legally Blonde

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - August 26 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Maria Civic Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93456

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal! Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him…

Arcadia By Tom Stoppard

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - August 25 @ 7:00 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

When: August 16th- 25th Show Dates and Times Vary (see below) Where: Santa Maria Marian Theatre Arcadia is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Arcadia moves back and forth between 1809 and the present at the elegant estate owned by the Coverly family. 1809 reveals a household in transition. As the Arcadian landscape is being transformed into picturesque Gothic gardens, complete with a hermitage, thirteen year-old Lady Thomasina and her tutor delve into intellectual and romantic issues. The present…

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…

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…