PCPA returns with live performances in the outdoor Solvang Festival Theater with a brand new musical concert written by Erik Stein July 21 through August 7. All performances are at 8 p.m.

Together: A Musical Journey with musical direction by Michael Wilkins is directed by Katie Fuchs-Wackowski and features PCPA’s Resident Artists Kitty Balay, Andrew Philpot, Yusef Seevers, Erik Stein, Emily Trask, George Walker, and guest artist Annali Fuchs-Wackowski.

After more than a year apart, Together is a celebration of being able to share experiences – through story and song – again in the same room. It is a new live and in-person concert that revels in the simple fact that life is better when we live it together. Seven actors and musicians will take you on a musical journey that celebrates our shared experiences and the stories that have yet to be told – tales of the like-minded and adventures of those that dance to a different beat. This concert was created exclusively for PCPA’s audiences to rejoice as a community, and to relish being together.

The show’s music ranges from Irving Berlin and Gershwin to Justin Timberlake and Carole King along with Broadway tuners from Crazy for You, Beautiful, and Company.

The theme of the live connection was the inspiration for Stein’s new piece.

“I read an article that outlined an experiment that showed that when people are in a room together sharing an experience, their hearts start to beat in the same rhythm,” said Stein. “If our hearts can overcome differences and actually beat together, our brains should be able to as well. All of us in a room together sharing an experience is truly essential.”

Director Fuchs-Wackowski feels privileged to be at the helm of this original piece.

“It is a piece created for the here and now and highlights the creative skills of both our local designers and performers,” said Fuchs-Wackowski.

She said the show follows a theme that celebrates the common threads that link humanity together through a tapestry of individual voices and songs we know and love.

“The piece explores how, through our connection with one another, we find the ability and strength to prevail and overcome,” said Fuchs-Wackowski.

For more information visit https://www.pcpa.org/plays/Together/.

Tickets for Together start at $35.00. Visit www.pcpa.org or call the box office (805) 922-8313. Box Office hours are Wednesday through Sunday 12:30–7 p.m. The Solvang Box Office will open July 14 with hours from 4–7 p.m. on non-show days and 4-8 p.m. on show days.

Performances subject to change. The latest COVID guidelines will be posted on the web site as we near performance dates. Currently no masks are required and picnicking and concessions are available.