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Santa Maria Sun / Art

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PCPA cancels 'The Sound of Music,' formerly slated for April

Originally scheduled to run April 23 through May 10 at the Marian Theatre in Santa Maria, the Pacific Conservatory Theatre’s production of The Sound of Music has been canceled, according to a statement from the company’s associate dean and artistic director, Mark Booher. The difficult decision was made in response to CDC guidelines, which recommend cancellation or postponement of gatherings of more than 50 people for the next several weeks.

'The Sound of Music' canceled

“This is terrifically disappointing news to the wonderful team who has been working on the production for months,” Booher said in the statement. “We are lifting our eyes to the horizon and working now toward the summer production of The Sound of Music, beginning in June, in the beautiful Solvang Festival Theater.”

Although PCPA will accommodate any current ticket holder in terms of refunds, Booher asks the public to consider rebooking for the production’s summer run, or donate all or a portion of the ticket price to help support the company.

“This is a very difficult time for so many, and artists and artistic companies are particularly hit hard by this necessary period of social distancing,” Booher said. “We recognize that in this time of uncertainty everyone has different circumstances, but if you are in a position to help PCPA remain a vital part of the community, we would be enormously grateful.”

For more info on PCPA, call (805) 922-8313 or visit

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