Mission Statement:  The Monterey County Theatre Alliance is dedicated to promoting the quality, diversity and community of local live theatre and of the theatre artists in Monterey County.
 MCTA SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE APRIL 30, 2017
Applications are now being accepted for the Monterey County Theatre Alliance Theatre Arts Schoolarship for 2017.  Up to two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school graduates or community college students who plan to study Theatre Arts.  MCTA encourages young actors to pursue theatre education. Information and application can be found at theatremonterey.org/scholarships
  
Fund Raiser "A Life in the Theatre" was a great success!  Thanks to all who attended this wonderful show.  Thanks to you, we reached our goal, and will be able to give two $1000 scholarships this year.

And thanks to Mark Shilstone for bringing it to the Monterey County Theatre Alliance!  

Now Playing This Month

  
Dreamworks
Madagascar A Musical Adventure - Live On Stage!
  
​Feb 2 - 26
  Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar follows the journey of crack-a-lackin’ friends Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria, as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves in the madcap world of King Julien! Alex the Lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, and Gloria the Hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape to paradise– with the help of some prodigious penguins!
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MCTA Producing Member
PACIFIC REPERTORY THEATRE
The Golden Bough Theatre - Monte Verde between 8th and 9th - Carmel
(831)622-0100 Fax: (831)622-0703
Mailing address

P.O. Box 222035 Carmel CA 93922

​MCTA Members, 2 tickets for the price of 1,   
any performance (subject to
availability)

Janka
Feb 17 - 25
  "JANKA" is a production of one woman’s journey of survival and hope, from the beautiful Romanian town of Sighet, through two of history’s most notorious death camps—Auschwitz and Dachau—to the shores of the United States and the embrace of the American Dream. JANKA, adapted from Janka Festinger’s sixty page hand-written letter to her uncle of the events following the Nazis’ internment of Romanian Jews in 1944, provides a deeply personal, moving and often humorous account of her courageous life. ​​

Written by her son, award-winning producer, director and writer, Oscar Speace, and performed by her daughter-in-law, nationally acclaimed actress and singer, Janice Noga. This 1 and 1/2 hour show will illuminate and enlighten.

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MCTA Producing Member

Pink Flamingo Theatre
2115 N. Fremont Ave.

Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 238-2399​
Performance dates: Friday Feb 17 & 24. Sat Feb 18 & 25 at 7:30 pm with Sun Matinee at 2:30. At the Pink Flamingo Theatre in Monterey.

"JANKA" has been performed in California, London, Romania, Australia and theInternational Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland and New York.
MCTA Affiliate
  
Heart 'A Fire Productions
Linda Dryden
ArtbySea@icloud.com
Dear Liar

Feb 26 & Mar 5
"Dear Liar" A comedy of letters based on the correspondence of George Bernard Shaw and Mrs. Patrick Campbell by Jerome Kilty

 A bewitching repartee between two great wits, “Dear Liar” is a masterful compendium of badinage between George Bernard Shaw and Mrs. Patrick Campbell. Here is Shaw in all his contradictions; he adores the actress, Mrs. Patrick Campbell (born Beatrice Stella Tanner), and persuades her to play in his “Pygmalion.” He frets with her when she leaves for America, and yet he refuses permission to publish their letters which would save her from bankruptcy. Mrs. Campbell is his match; she publishes the letters anyway.

Featured performers: Robert Colter & Suzanne Sturn, Produced by Linda Hancock
  
Performed at the Monterey Museum of Art, Pacific Street, Montery
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MCTA Producing Member

The Listening Place Reader Theatre
 
831-424-6645 or 831-646-1535

http://www.thelisteningplace.org

WesternStage SpringFEST 2017

See "Coming Soon" page for more SpringFEST events

  Feb 24 - 26  Dear Elizabeth by Sarah Ruhl Performed in Studio

Featuring Rosemary Luke and John Newkirk, Dear Elizabeth is based on a 35-year conversation between poets Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop through the 400 letters they shared.  The play illuminates some of the finest poems of the twentieth century and the minds that produced them.  Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm/Sunday at 2:00 pm  $5 suggested donation at the door
  Mar 4 & 5  LegacyPlayers in Performance, Performed in  Studio

Western Stage's most veteran actors present readings of original works from the Fifth-Age Playwrights Collective.  Titles TBA  Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm Free of charge
  Mar 10 & 11  Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues, Studio

Harnell College's Theatre & Cinema program presents this iconic V-Day event, which in 2017 will shine a spotlight on violence against women in the workplace.  Harnell's Men's monologues will also be presented.  Saturday at 7:30pm/Sunday at 2:00 pm  $10 at the door benefits the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center

Chicken Little
​Feb 24 & 25
 One little chicken who thinks the sky is falling causes quite a stir.
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MCTA Producing Member
ARIEL THEATRICAL, INC.
The Wilson Children's Theatre
320 Main Street, Salinas, CA
(831) 775-0976 or (831) 759-1530
Mailing address:
182 San Benancio Rd. Salinas, CA 93908
http://www.arieltheatrical.org

MCTA Members, 2 tickets for the price of 1,   
any performance (subject to
availability)

The Vagina Monologues
​Mar 24 - Apr 2
An Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who “liked to look at it.”  Winner of the Obie Award
  
The Pink Flamingo Theater 2115 North Fremont, Monterey, CA

Innovative Theater in an Intimate Setting.Seats are limited and expected to sell out!
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MCTAAffiliate Member

A CAFFREY GIRL PRODUCTION
620 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove

(831) 238-2399​

Seussical the Musical
Mar 9 - 10
 The Cat in the Hat jumps right off the page, and into the madcap adventures of Horton, Gertrude, Mayzie, JoJo and the Whos as everyone learns that “a person’s a person, no matter how small.”

Theatrical Performances: Monday - Friday, March 6 - 10, 9:30 am and 11:15 am & Friday, March 10, 7:00pm All performances take place at Sherwood Hall.
  
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MCTA Producing Member
ARIEL THEATRICAL, INC.
The Wilson Children's Theatre
320 Main Street, Salinas, CA
(831) 775-0976 or (831) 759-1530
Mailing address:
182 San Benancio Rd. Salinas, CA 93908
http://www.arieltheatrical.org

MCTA Members, 2 tickets for the price of 1,   
any performance (subject to
availability)

 
Godspell
Mar 10 - Apr 1
Directed by Kate Bradley Faber. Based on the Gospel according to Matthew, Godspell is the first musical theatre offering from composer Stephen Schwartz who went on to write such well-known hits as Wicked, Pippin, and Children of Eden. The show features a comedic troupe of eccentric players who team up with Jesus to teach his lessons in a new age through parables, games, and tomfoolery.
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MCTA Producing Member
PAPER WING THEATRE COMPANY, HOFFMAN

320 Hoffman Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940


MCTA Members, 2 tickets for the price of 1,   
Friday performance (subject to
availability)

 
The Mirror Left Behind
Mar 10 -  11
The Mirror Left Behind, is a sensitive and dramatic solo performance by Len Perry. All proceeds will benefit the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts in Carmel, California.  The presentation chronicles Perry’s life from age twelve to the present; taking the audience on his odyssey into making music, making love, and making life a dream come true.
“Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, What have you to say as my face begins to Fall? Let your innermost light shine, Love, and dust off The Mirror Left Behind”


Only 2 Performances, staring Len Perry, multifacted actor, with powerful and delightful discoveries

​Tickets $20
Held at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel, CA
Phone (831) 277-7072

A Benefit for the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

tickets at the door
MCTA Affiliate
CHERRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel
Producing Members
MCTA Producing Member
ARIEL THEATRICAL, INC.
The Wilson Children's Theatre
320 Main Street, Salinas, CA
(831) 775-0976 or (831) 759-1530

Mailing address:
182 San Benancio Rd. Salinas, CA 93908​
http://www.arieltheatrical.org
MCTA Producing Member
PACIFIC REPERTORY THEATRE
The Golden Bough Theatre - Monte Verde between 8th and 9th - Carmel

Venues: The Golden Bough Theatre; The Circle Theatre of the Golden Bough, and Outdoor Forest Theatre, Carmel
(831)622-0100

Fax: (831)622-0703
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 222035 Carmel CA 93922
www.pacrep.org
MCTA Producing Member
THE WESTERN STAGE
411 Central Ave., Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816

Mailing address:
411 Central Ave. Salinas, CA 93901
http://www.westernstage.com
MCTA Producing Member
MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE THEATRE CO.
980 Fremont St. Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 646-4213

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 761, Monterey CA 93942
http://www.mpctheatreco.com​

MCTA Producing Member
Tom Parks, Producer
(831) 625-9094
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1304
​Carmel, CA 93921
MCTA Producing Member
PAPER WING THEATRE COMPANY
HOFFMAN
320 Hoffman, Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 905-5684


Mailing address:
320 Hoffman Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940

www.paperwing.com
MCTA Producing Member
Backyard Productions
(831) 277-2550

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 256
Carmel, CA 93921
MCTA Producing Member
Forest Theatre Guild
Monterey YMCA and Outdoor Forest Theater
(831) 626-1681
Mailing address: P.O. Box 2325 Carmel, CA 93921​

www.foresttheaterguild.org
MCTA Producing Member
The Listening Place Reader Theatre
 

831-424-6645 or 831-646-1535
MCTA Producing Member
The Defaria Company
(831) 624-4345
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 4307
Carmel, CA 93921-4307
MCTA Producing Member
THE PINK FLAMINGO THEATER
2115 N. Fremont Ave.

Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 238-2399​
www.pinkflamingotheater.org
MCTA Producing Member
A CAFFREY GIRL PRODUCTION
620 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove
(831) 238-2399​
http://www.acaffreygirlproduction.com
Affilates

MCTA Affiate Member

Dance Kids of
Monterey County 
Sunset Center, Cottage #17
San Carlos Street at 10th Ave.,
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6225
Carmel, CA 93921
Phone: (831) 622-9008
Fax: (831) 218-1293
Email: info@dancekids.org

http://dancekids.org/
MCTA Affiliate
CHERRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel
www.carlcherrycenter.org
MCTA Affiliate
Actors Collective Media Entertainment
(831) 325-3534 (Cindy Womack ACME Associate)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 384
Aptos, CA 95001
Venues: Carl Cherry Center, The Western Stage

www.carlcherrycenter.org
MCTA Affiliate
  Eulalia Theatre Company (E.T.C.)
Michael Lojkovic

For further information
  (831)869-2819

Plays presented at Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel
(831)624-7491
MCTA Affiliate
Carmel Bay Players
Venue: The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel
(831) 626-6796
MCTA Affiliate
Heritage Theatre Artists' Consortium (HTAC)
(443) 630-5312
Mailing Address: 85 Ocean Pines Lane
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
www.h-tac.com
MCTA Affiliate

Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church
425 Carmel Ave.
Marina CA 93933
(831) 384-6323
http://www.epiphanymarina.org

MCTA Affiliate
Rider McDowell

​For further information
(831) 915-9888
email: ridermc@sbcglobal.net
MCTA Affiliate
History Theatre Presents by
Carol Marquart

​For further information
(831) 275-2235
email: roca3862@aol.com
MCTA Affiliate
  
Heart 'A Fire Productions
Linda Dryden
ArtbySea@icloud.com