Major Productions

BUS STOP by William Inge

In the middle of a howling snowstorm in March of 1955, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and four or five weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning.

The Guardian wrote that “there is something beguiling about this forlorn slice of Americana, which mediates on the distances between towns and the distances between people, like an Edward Hopper painting with dialogue.”

“…Mr. Inge has put together an uproarious comedy that never strays from the truth.” —NY Times. “William Inge should be a great comfort to all of us…he brings to the theatre a kind of warm-hearted compassion, creative vigor, freshness of approach and appreciation of average humanity that can be wonderfully touching and stimulating.” —NY Post.

APRIL 13 – MAY 6

The Songs of Kander and Ebb

Enter the world of distinguished and celebrated writing team, Kander and Ebb. The World Goes ‘Round is a stunning revue of the songbook from the multi-Tony award-winning team, with the original production winning three Drama Desk Awards.

Filled with humor, romance, drama and nonstop melody, this show is thrilling celebration of life and the fighting spirit that keeps us all going.







HOLIDAY DINNERTAINMENT — the World Premier of an original farce with music by Erik Stein

The cast and crew of the Prime Rib Playhouse Dinner Theatre are rehearsing their annual holiday musical revue while Joel, a fish out of water, has just arrived to join his first dinner theatre show.  Guided through the chaos by the theatre’s leading man, Joel meets the hilarious characters that make up the Prime Rib. Featuring five new, soon to be classic, holiday tunes, Holiday Dinnertainment will tickle your ribs and get you into the holiday spirit!

Author Erik Stein is the Casting Director and Associate Artist at PCPA in Santa Maria.  Erik has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway and for over 30 regional theatre companies including the Great American Melodrama in Oceano.  He is the founder of the Alaska Shakespeare Company and the California Cabaret Theatre.