Events in Santa Maria Valley

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: 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…

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…

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…

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…