Events in Santa Maria Valley

Santa Maria Civic Theatre: Ripcord

January 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - February 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Maria Civic Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93456

For 4 years, irritable and sarcastic Abby Binder has kept a room to herself at the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, through sheer force of her rude personality. Nursing disappointment at the direction her life has taken, she has no room for distraction. When bubbly, bright, and unbearably cheerful Marilyn Dunne is placed in her room, Abby tries her usual tricks, but fails to scare her annoying new roommate away. Exercising her taste for competition and her love of pranks,…

PCPA: Brighton Beach Memoirs

February 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - March 1, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

The heart-warming and witty memoir from Neil Simon, Brighton Beach Memoirs is the first of Simon’s autobiographical trilogy of plays (with Biloxi Blues and Broadway Bound). Eugene is dreaming of baseball and girls while coping with life in Depression-era Brooklyn with a formidable mother, an overworked father, and a worldly older brother. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters, and you have the perfect recipe for teenage struggle and family hilarity. Show Times and Tickets may be…

PCPA: Julius Caesar

March 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - March 22, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Friendship, loyalty, and betrayal amidst political upheaval are the timeless concepts probed in William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Julius Caesar. Filled with searing rhetoric and thrilling intrigue, the story exposes the inner regions and outer manifestations of the places where personal ambition and the ideals of noble citizenry diverge, as Brutus and Marc Antony make their stands. A masterpiece on persuasive speech, Artistic Director Mark Booher will lead a language driven, physically kinetic, dynamic audience experience of Julius Caesar. Show Times and…

Santa Maria Civic Theatre: The Red Velvet Cake War

March 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - March 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Maria Civic Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93456

In this riotously funny Southern-fried comedy, the three Verdeen cousins—Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette—could not have picked a worse time to throw their family reunion. Their outrageous antics have delighted local gossips in the small town of Sweetgum (just down the road from Fayro) and the eyes of Texas are upon them, as their self-righteous Aunt LaMerle is quick to point out. But the cousins can’t back out of the reunion now. It’s on, Gaynelle’s hosting it, and Peaches and…

PCPA: The Sound of Music

April 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - May 10, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most glorious score sings its way onto the stage in The Sound of Music. Maria is a high-spirited postulant nun struggling to fit into convent life, and who seeks solace for her lonely heart in the foothills of the Austrian Alps. She is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven precious and precocious children of the widowed, broken, and stoic, Captain von Trapp. Inspired by the true story of the von Trapp family and their escape from…

Santa Maria Civic Theatre: The Full Monty

May 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - May 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Maria Civic Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93456

Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty, a ten-time Tony Award nominee, is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show. While spying on their wives at a “Girls’ Night Out,” a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some…

PCPA: Little Shop of Horrors

June 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - July 3, 2020 @ 10:30 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Riding on the rhythm of the 1960s R&B, Rock, and Doo-Wop, the hilarious Little Shop of Horrors, a musical hit sci-fi homage to B-movies, has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Mushnik’s flower shop on Skid Row is about to go under until meek assistant Seymour happens upon a new breed of plant with an unusual appetite for blood. The plant, whose magical and musical strengths are as powerful as its appetite, promises Seymour unending fame…

PCPA: Something Rotten!

July 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - August 1, 2020 @ 10:30 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Broadway’s hilarious hit – Something Rotten! – is “The funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years.” –Time Out New York. In 1590s London, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play, but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star know as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting, at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL!…

PCPA: A Doll’s House, Part 2

August 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - September 6, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, CA, 93454

At the climax of Henrick Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterwork, A Doll’s House, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband, children, and community, and begin a new life on her own. Nora’s famous door slam ushered in the modern age of world drama. In his award-winning Broadway debut, A Doll’s House, Part 2, playwright Lucas Hnath writes a play for our time, picking up the story 15 years after Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora…

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