Theatre Events in Santa Maria Valley

Santa Maria Civic Theatre: One Slight Hitch

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - April 7 @ 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 @ 7:00 pm - March 24 @ 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…

Great American Melodrama – Unnecessary Farce

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - April 28 @ 10:00 pm
Great American Melodrama, Oceano , CA, 93445

March 14 – April 28 ​Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go! In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor meets with his female accountant. In the next room, two cops wait to catch the meeting on video. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s taken the money, and who’s hired the Scottish hit man with anger issues. This laugh-a-minute farce will leave you in stitches. Rated PG Show Times, Dates, and Tickets may be found HERE

PCPA: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - May 12 @ 4:30 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

The knock-’em-dead musical is the hysterical story of low-born Monty Navarro, who finds out that he’s eight-in-line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family. He presumes his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and he sets off down a ridiculously ghastly path to the inheritance. The most-nominated show of the 2014 Broadway season, the show won Best Musical awards from Tony-Awards, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Awards, and Drama League Awards. Show Advisory This musical comedy is…

Great American Melodrama – Treasure Island

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - June 16 @ 10:00 pm
Great American Melodrama, Oceano , CA, 93445

May 2 – June 16 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. Show dates, times, and…

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

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - May 19 @ 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 @ 7:00 pm - June 29 @ 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…

Great American Melodrama – Pappa Pia

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - September 21 @ 11:00 pm
Great American Melodrama, Oceano , CA, 93445

June 20 – September 21 Mamma Mia, here we go again! This hilarious send up one of the world’s most popular musicals is set at the Pismo Pier. It’s the sunny and funny tale of a daughter’s quest to discover her true identity and uncover a secret buried in her family’s past. Featuring some of your favorite pop songs, this is a toe-tapping hit you won’t want to miss. Starting July 20th, Pappa Pia and How The West Was Really…

Great American Melodrama – How The West Was Really Won

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - October 22 @ 10:00 pm
Great American Melodrama, Oceano , CA, 93445

July 18 – September 22 The history of the wild west is filled with outrageous stories, but few are as wacky as this! Our California frontier includes pillow fights, card games, duels, a dirty saloon and modern pop songs. It pairs witty wordplay and physical comedy with musical parodies and great dance numbers. Gather up yer posse to boo and cheer at this rip roarin’ good time.  Starting July 20th, this and Pappa Pia will be playing on alternating nights.…

PCPA: The Addams Family

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - July 27 @ 11:00 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

This new musical, based on the classic Addams’ characters and inspired by the new vintage television series, is an original story of the madcap and macabre Addams family in a satirical comedy about every parent’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family as love triumphs at last on…

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