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PCPA Theaterfest

800 S College Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93454
805-922-8313
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: For more than 48 years PCPA Theaterfest has been presenting exemplary theatre and providing excellent training with a resident company of theatre... more » Owner description: For more than 48 years PCPA Theaterfest 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. « less
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Sylmar, Ca
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We went to the show in Solvang, which is part of the theaterfest, and it was very good. The theater is outdoors, so bring a blanket and a sweater. Actors were believable and good. Would definitely go to another show.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

You can NEVER go wrong with a PCPA play and their current production of "Noises Off" is a complete delight. I had heard such good things about how funny it was, that I expected to be disappointed. No chance. I laughed so hard at one point my face ached. The actors are fantastic - their timing, their physicality, their awareness... More

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This NOT a community college "let's put on a show" acting-class project: the plays and musicals at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts feature professional actors who are members of Actors Equity, and graduates of PCPA's Conservatory in addition to full-time students and interns. The PCPA is celebrating the 50th anniversary this year of bringing professional live theater to... More

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Santa Maria, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

With the new renovations, they enhanced an already excellent venue for plays. Add that to the high quality actors, this equates to a great cultural experience within almost everyone's budget!!!

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We spent a wonderful evening at PCPA's production of "Mary Poppins". It was every bit as good as the Broadway production. My eleven year old grandchild was enchanted! Worth the money!We may even go again during the Christmas Vacation.

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This small and intimate theater presents as fine a production as anything on Broadway! We've been attending PCPA theaterfest for over 30 years, and it's still the biggest treat ever.

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Every production at PCPA is high quality entertainment. They also have an outdoor theatre in Solvang that is especially fun during the summer. Their holiday show (November and December) is always a favorite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We took our family to see the latest PCPA holiday production of Mary Poppins. Stellar cast, truly professional. Many of the shows are already sold out through Christmas. It was truly wonderful.

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Solvang, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I have been taking my nephew to PCPA every holiday season since he was 5 (and he's turning 12 this year). We go to In & Out and then a Saturday or Sunday matinee. The local talent we have in SM is top notch and amazing. He is beginning to recognize the actors and which parts they played the previous... More

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Lompoc, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great show, so much fun. Great actors and wonderful seating. Great selection of snacks and they had blankets for rent.

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