The Monterey County Theatre Alliance promotes awareness and appreciation of the quality and diversity of local live theatre by acting as a liaison between venues, artists and the public.
Now Playing This Month

Boxcar (El Vagon)
Apr 5 - Apr 21
 "Boxcar (El Vagon)", by Silvia Gonzalez S.. Directed by Linda Felice. Paper Wing Gallerie Stage
 
This play tells the story of a group of undocumented men who try to come over the Mexican border in a boxcar. They become trapped in the Texas desert and perish, all but one, who is telling their story to two border patrol officers. The play is based on an actual event and has won numerous awards.
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MCTA Producing Member
PAPER WING THEATRE COMPANY
320 Hoffman Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940

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

"Annie, Jr.!" 
Apr 6 - Apr 29 

BASED ON TONY AWARD WINNING BEST MUSICAL / GRAMMY AWARD WINNING BEST SHOW ALBUM
 
A musical for younger actors and family audiences that recounts the story of Little Orphan Annie.

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the seven-time Tony Award-winning musical, Annie Jr. features everyone’s favorite redhead. With an equal mix of pizzazz and positivity, little orphan Annie is easy to fall in love with! Join her fun-filled adventure as she finds a new home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his secretary Grace and a loveable mutt named Sandy.  It may be a “Hard Knock Life” but Annie will never stop believing in “Tomorrow.”
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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
P.O. Box 222035 Carmel CA 93922

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

Our Town
​Apr 6 - 22
 OUR TOWN, the classic American play by Thornton Wilder, is set in the idealized small town of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire in the early years of the 20th century.

Life was simpler then, to be sure. But Wilder's "Our Town" is more, much more, than a nostalgic look at an earlier time, for Grover's Corner is also our own town, our own life.   The play is less about a particular time than about time itself, the passing ephemeral quality of all life.

Now more than ever, amid the fears, turmoil and divisions of our public life, "Our Town" lifts up that larger sense of perspective or context that gives significance and meaning to our individual lives and relationships.  We dwell, as young Rebecca reminds us, in "the United States of America...the Earth... the Universe, and the Mind of God."
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MCTA Producing Member
  
Suzanne Sturn, Producer

www.facebook.com/ourtownsantacruz/
suzansturn@sbcglobal.net;

831-662-2238.
SKIN OF OUR TEETH
​Apr 15, 21, & 22

A wall of ice is moving down from Canada! Atlantic City is hit by a massive flood! There is a war to end all wars. Dinosaurs and Wooly Mammoths run around on the front lawn. How will the intrepid Antrobus family cope with all this? While inventing the wheel, the alphabet and the lever, George Antrobus and his family, along with their maid Lily Sabina, do their level best and escape it all by The Skin of Our Teeth.
 
 The Pulitzer Prize winning play by Thorton Wilder takes us on the journey of humankind with all its ups and downs, good and evil, and in the end great thinking. A sensation when it first appeared on Broadway, it is a timeless epic of survival.
  
"Skin of our Teeth" performances are:

Sundays, April 15 and 22 at 1;30, Monterey Museum of Art, 559 Pacific Street, Monterey
Free to MMA Members, Free to general public with $10 museum admission

Saturday, April 21 at National Steinbeck Center, Salinas at 2:00.  
 
National Steinbeck Center, Performing Arts Series
One Main Street, Salinas, CA
$7 for NSC Members, $10 for non-members
(includes admission to museum)
​For more information call NSC : 831-775-4721

call
(831) 424-6645​-
MCTA Producing Member

The Listening Place Reader Theatre

Linda Hancock, Producer
 831-424-6645 or 831-646-1535
http://www.thelisteningplace.org

The Velveteen Rabbit
April 13 - 28

  
 A cast of young people ages 6-18 bring this adaptation of Margery Williams’ classic children’s story to life on the ARIEL stage. This heartwarming tale follows a stuffed rabbit in his quest to transform into a real rabbit through the love of his owner. Performance dates are April 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, & 28. 
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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)


Solarzar’s Magic and Mystery Show-April 20​​
​Magic…Mystery…It’s Solarzar’s Magic and Mystery Show- an entertaining journey of suspended disbelief! Come and enjoy an evening of magic, mystery and fun. Call and reserve your tickets now, before they disappear right before your eyes.

Ages 16 and Over

call (831) 238-2399 for tickets
MCTA Producing Member
THE PINK FLAMINGO THEATER
2115 N. Fremont Ave.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 238-2399​

 
 Improv at the Wharf Theater
Apr 21
Our next show is Saturday night, 4/21. It’s a fundraiser. Hope you can come. Wine and nibbles 6:30-7:30, so only 21 and over. Laughs and fun 7:30-9:30. $25.

Plus, there’s an Improv Workshop, open to all, 2-4. $20.

Supporting Adam Roach as the Man of the Year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. ALL proceeds will go to the L&L Society.
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MCTA Producing Member
Monterey Comedy Improv
620 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove
(831) 238-2399​
Mailing address:1120 Alameda Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Montereycomedyimprov.com
various venues

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  The Western Stage's SpringFEST is a pre-season series of performance and production opportunities for students and community members.  All projects are designed to provide instruction and to improve technical and performance skills required for success in Theatre Arts areas.  2018 will focus on the work of and opportunities for women as actors, playwrights, choreographers, directors, designers, stage management and crew.
  
Apr 27 - May 5  "Emma! A pop Musical" by Eric Price
Based on Jan Austen's novel, this new musical is set in a Prep High School and features hit songs of legendary girl groups and iconic singers including The Supremes, Sare Bareilles, Avril Lavigan and more!
    
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 Members, 2 tickets for the price of 1,   
any performance (subject to
availability)

 
My Mother's Keeper
 April 27 – May 27
My Mother's Keeper moves fluidly back and forth between 1914 and the present, taking place within the memories of four generations of women in a show business family.  Looking through the lens of the mother-daughter dynamic, My Mother's Keeper is an examination of our matriarchal inheritance, with all its inhearent - and inherited - blessings and curses.  It is a moving, sometimes disturbing, ultimately healing work.

Performances at The Carl Cherry Center For The Performing Arts
4th & Guadalupe Streets,  Carmel

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MCTA Producing Member
Press the Button Productions
Jane Press,  Producer
831-233-1941
janejpress@aol.com

Robin Hood
Apr 26 to May 6 
  This fast moving adaptation by Michele L. Vacca follows the exploits of Robin Hood, the legendary bandit of Sherwood Forest.
 With his band of Merry Men and the help of Maid Marian, the heroic outlaw robs from the rich, gives to the poor, and foils the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham at every turn!
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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

MCTA members, 2 tickets for the price of 1, any day
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
Press the Button Productions
Jane Press,  Producer
831-233-1941
janejpress@aol.com

Mailing Address
316 Van Buren St #1
Monterey, CA 93940

MCTA Producing 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 Producing Member
Paraphrase Productions  
Venues:
The Wharf Theatre, The Outdoor Forest Theatre and Paperwing Theater
Mailing address: 1284 Adobe Ln.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 915-6624
MCTA Producing Member
The Listening Place Reader Theatre
​Linda Hanock
831-424-6645 or 831-646-1535
MCTA Producing Member
Monterey Comedy Improv
620 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove

(831) 238-2399​
Mailing address:
205 Montecito Ave., Monterey 93940
Montereycomedyimprov.com

various venues
MCTA Producing Member
THE PINK FLAMINGO THEATER
2115 N. Fremont Ave.

Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 238-2399​

www.pinkflamingotheater.org
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

California Academy of Performing Arts
Mission St & 8th Ave
Carmel, California​, 93908
(831) 624-3729
http://carmelacademyofperformingarts.com

MCTA  Producer
Living History Company
Carol Marquart

​For further information
(831) 275-2235
email: roca3862@aol.com
MCTA Producing Member
THE WHARF THEATER
95 Old Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey CA 93940
(831) 649-2332

https://www.facebook.com/wharftheater/
MCTA Producing Member
Heritage Theatre Artists' Consortium (HTAC)
(443) 630-5312
Mailing Address: 85 Ocean Pines Lane
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
www.h-tac.com
MCTA Producing Member 
Suzanne Sturn, Producer
suzansturn@sbcglobal.net; 
 

MCTA Producing Member
The Defaria Company
(831) 624-4345
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 4307
Carmel, CA 93921-4307
MCTA Producing Member
Mark Shilstone, Producer
(831) 915-4550
Mailing address:
247 Oak St.
Salinas, CA 93901  
email: mark@medialine.com 
Venue:   : Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel
MCTA Producing Member
ACT-TWO PLAYERS
Fred Bologna, Producer
(831) 625-3408
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1078, Carmel, CA 93921
Venue: Various
MCTA Producing Member
Backyard Productions
(831) 277-2550
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 356
Carmel, CA 93921
MCTA Producing Member
Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church
425 Carmel Ave.
Marina CA 93933
(831) 384-6323

http://www.epiphanymarina.org

MCTA Producing Member
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 Producing Member
Poetry of Spirit
212 Mar Monte Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076
Suzanne Sturn
831-662-2238 ​​
MCTA Affiliate
CHERRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel
www.carlcherrycenter.org
MCTA Producing Member
PAPER WING THEATRE COMPANY
320 Hoffman Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940
www.paperwing.com
MCTA Members, 2 tickets for the price of 1,   
Friday performance (subject to
availability)