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PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre

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Address: 800 S College Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Phone Number: +1 805-922-8313
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For more than 50 years PCPA - Pacific conservatory Theatre has been...

For more than 50 years PCPA - Pacific conservatory Theatre has been presenting exemplary theatre and providing excellent training with a resident company of theatre professionals. Begun in the summer of 1964, founder Donovan Marley laid the ground work for a year-round professional theatre company. PCPA remains the only resident professional company on the Central Coast producing consistent quality entertainment for the community while training thousands of actors and theatre technicians for a career in theatre.

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Cinderella December 2015

PCPA's plays never cease feeling too-good-to-be-true. Once again, Cinderella (now over) was flawless top-to-bottom: music, choreography, acting and vocal talent- had nowhere to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

PCPA's plays never cease feeling too-good-to-be-true. Once again, Cinderella (now over) was flawless top-to-bottom: music, choreography, acting and vocal talent- had nowhere to hide in that intimate venue. It's like watching a miracle. Every time. My wife and I see the big plays at the big auditoriums in LA, and they're great. But for us, the PCPA theater is where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These are professionals and it shows! The acting, singing, sets, choreography, stage management--and all those things I am not aware of that go into putting together such productions--are always stellar. I am so glad they are hear on the central coast to enjoy.

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Thank Tybeegeorgia
Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

PCPA is good entertainment. Actors are great, plays are entertaining. Seating is comfortable and the venue is not very large.

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Thank Yolanda M
Central Coast, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

For decades we have enjoyed the productions here and they just keep getting better! They have a corps of talented professionals who work alongside students in acting as well as behind-the-scenes activities and the result is a top notch performance every time. The theater itself isn't huge so visibility is always excellent; plenty of parking and amenities make it easy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Really well done play. Professional acting and singing, beautifully choreographed, gorgeous costumes...just excellent. Hard to believe you're not in Broadway.

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Thank nocostcritique
Costa Mesa, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Not a bad seat in the house. We saw Cinderella and it was a bit of a different story but was very captivating for adults and 8 and 9 year olds alike. Affordable and easy to get there.

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Thank Pauline H
Santa Maria, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

PCPA continues it's excellent directing, choreography, costuming, acting and singing with Cinderella. The show was humorous (oh, that stepsister!), had a point which I don't ever remember any other Cinderella bringing out, and magical (oh that twirl!!) Every voice was pure joy for my listening pleasure.

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Cast, designers, stage designers, wonderful theater! Thanks PCPA for another great evening! Actors are really great. I have seen productions in NY, LA and London and these young people hold their own with the best. A really fun evening!

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

My husband was in one of the first plays that was produced at PCPA. We have enjoyed going to their productions now for about 50 years. I love the musicals the best, but all are worth seeing. If you go to their productions at the Theaterfest in Solvang, be sure to dress warm and take a blanket. But it is... More 

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Orcutt, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great performances, well worth the price in spite of the uncomfortable seating. The actors are all very good.

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