PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre

PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre

PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre
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For more than 58 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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CUtravelling
Maui, HI74 contributions
Jul 2022
This was my first experience with the theater. The presentation of The Sound of Music was phenomenal. The actors where as good as Broadway performers. Little Gretl stole the show with her acting, singing and dancing. The scenery, stage movement, costumes, props and lighting was perfection. I highly recommend this theater for high quality productions in a beautiful setting. Every seat is a great view of the stage. Enjoy!
Written July 3, 2022
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Bobbi G
Santa Maria, CA5 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
We just saw native gardens this weekend at the theaterfest in Solvang. We thoroughly enjoyed the production but wanted to express these observations and comments. The show was a little difficult to understand in the beginning. There was loud background music that overshadowed the actors voices. I don’t believe the actors were wearing Microphones and it was hard to hear them. This background music I assume was meant to set a tone and ambience from each house but was very distracting. Things got better as the show progressed and we especially appreciated and enjoyed it during the second half after intermission. The storyline is quite timely, quirky and right on cue! We walked away with big smiles on our faces. PCPA always does a fantastic job, no matter what their production. We will come again and again.
Written September 22, 2022
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Kerry M
California1 contribution
Mar 2022
I've been coming to PCPA shows for over 20 years now, and have never been disappointed. I was lucky enough to see Mother Road this weekend, and was blown away by the performances of the whole ensemble, the lighting and the sets. Next up is Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods, and I know this is going to be another Stella show. If you're looking for good quality theatre, comparable to Broadway quality, don't hesitate to book tickets at PCPA. Highly recommended!
Written March 27, 2022
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Janice G
Minden, United States8 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
My husband and I attended the production, "Bright Star" in Santa Maria. We read some of the reviews and expected the show to be very good, but we were amazed at the quality of the performance. We couldn't have been more pleased. The actors' voices were wonderful. After seeing this play, I'm definitely going to buy tickets for other performances.

Written May 9, 2023
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Companion485208
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Feb 2020
We love driving to Santa Maria for plays at PCPA! We live in San Luis Obispo so I try to get to shows in the afternoon. Yesterday saw that a charter bus had come from Santa Barbara, I am glad to know that folks from there come up, that PCPA is recognized there as the premier theater company it is. After the play there was a Talk Back with the cast. While I had known it was part of Hancock College, I had not known how the educational part worked, but three of the cast were teachers, and three were students. Last play I saw was The Little Mermaid - it was spectacular - wonderful for people of all ages. The staging, singing, costumes and acrobatics were unbelievable.
Written March 1, 2020
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Michael G
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May 2023 • Couples
PCPA is a gem! We have never been disappointed with a PCPA production. Great acting, great venue and great shows. Our most recent experience was "Bright Star". We thoroughly enjoyed this production and enthusiastically recommend PCPA productions.
Written May 8, 2023
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Sue L
32 contributions
Feb 2020
This school attracts the best singer and dancers. No musical has ever disappointed. I go with a group. of friends on Preview Night. Seldom have I heard a faltering or stumbling line. The sets, costuming and dance numbers are faultless. Many of the student performers sing and act at a professional level.
Last night we saw "Brighton Beach Memories". Perfect casting, comedy timing was faultless and the staging and costumes were just right.
Written March 11, 2020
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steve mcdermott
Los Osos, CA33 contributions
Feb 2020
Every single cast member was exceptional. Perfectly cast. The staging was top rate, one of the best I've seen at PCPA both in Santa Maria and Solvang. If you want a special evening out in this area, this is it.
Written February 24, 2020
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Linda P
1 contribution
Mar 2020
I took a group of 25 people to see the Brighton Beach Memoirs in Santa Maria. The theater was clean and beautiful, the people working were very helpful. My group rep Kelly was amazing and this production was OUTSTANDING. My group laughed non-stop. The cast was perfection.
Written March 2, 2020
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Retiredtraveller27
Calgary, Canada214 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Outstanding production of Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach. From the set, the theatre to the excellent cast, this was theatre at its very best. Top notch for a very reasonable $38 ticket price. Not a bad seat in the house in my opinion.
Written February 23, 2020
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