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
Caaret Sundays
Nov 26 to Dec 17
  Pacific Repertory Theatre and Cabaret-by-the-Sea debut a new program, CABARET SUNDAYS: Six Short Stories, at the Indoor Forest Theater, located at the corner of Mountain View Ave and Santa Rita Street, Carmel-By-The-Sea. The series is hosted by well-known Cabaret artist and director, Barbara Brussell, and will run Sundays November 26, December 3, 10, and 17 at 7:00 p.m. The accompanist will be Musical Director, George Peterson.
 
Barbara Brussell is an award-winning cabaret singer, actress, coach and producer, and has relocated back to the Monterey Peninsula, bringing with her 32 years of the world of Cabaret she’s known and loves. “I will sing anything that allows me to express myself and tell my story.”
 
CABARET SUNDAYS will present songs from the Great American Songbook, Broadway, and contemporary songwriters known (and un-known). Joining Barbara onstage are singers Christiana Meeks, Jolie Kobrinsky, Paul Griffiths, Sally Burns, Diane Goyette, and some special surprise guests.  
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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)

Young Frankenstein​
Nov 11  to Dec 9   
  Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks, with a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Mehan  and music and lyrics by Brooks, The Western Stage 
 
A zany  musical by the authors of The Producers.
 
Can a brilliant American doctor find his heart, among other body parts, in Transylvania? This musical sendup of movie horror films unleashes the many talents of America’s favorite funny man, Mel Brooks. A hilarious musical romp full of double entendres.
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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)


  
The Pink Flamingo Theater presents PARALLEL LIVES, Eight women play men and women struggling thru the common rituals of life: teenagers watching Westside Story for the first time, sisters at their grandmother’s funeral, a man and woman together in a country western bar, two senior women on a quest to broaden their horizons and much more! With boundless humor, Parallel Lives reexamines the quest to find parity and love with some of Monterey's best actors.

Call 831-238-2399 for questions and reservations
Parallel Lives
​Nov 17 - 25
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call 831-238-2399 for tickets
MCTA Producing Member
THE PINK FLAMINGO THEATER
2115 N. Fremont Ave.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 238-2399​
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www.pinkflamingotheater.org
Mama Mia!
Nov 16 to Dec 23
  
Announcing the SMASH HIT Musical
Mamma Mia!
by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus

In this smash hit musical based on the hit songs of ABBA, young Sophie is ready to get married to her fiancée Sky, except for one thing - she has never met her father and wants him present for the big day. She invites three men that she discovers in her mother’s diary and believes to be candidates, but when they all arrive, Sophie’s mother Donna becomes distressed. As Sophie, Sky, Donna, her friends, and the three potential fathers prepare for the big day, emotions run high and surprises abound. 
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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)

  
The Christmas Carol
Nov 17  to Dec 16 

 A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas By Charles Dickens, Adaptation by Christopher Scott Sullinger, Directed by Amanda Platsis.

Charles Dickens’ timeless ghost story A Christmas Carol, as it’s commonly known, is the tale of hard-hearted businessman Ebenezer Scrooge, whose charity and good will have long since been replaced by selfish cynicism. 
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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)

​​That is, until one Christmas Eve when, in an effort to save his damned soul, his long-dead business partner sends three spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future to show him the man he once was, in hopes he will find redemption before it is too late. Published on December 19, 1843 and sold out by that Christmas, Dickens’ story of charity and Christmas has been a beloved classic ever since.
 A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas By Charles Dickens, Adaptation by Christopher Scott Sullinger, Directed by Amanda Platsis.

Charles Dickens’ timeless ghost story A Christmas Carol, as it’s commonly known, is the tale of hard-hearted businessman Ebenezer Scrooge, whose charity and good will have long since been replaced by selfish cynicism. 
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MCTA Affiliate
Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church
425 Carmel Ave.
Marina CA 93933
(831) 384-6323

http://www.epiphanymarina.org

​​That is, until one Christmas Eve when, in an effort to save his damned soul, his long-dead business partner sends three spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future to show him the man he once was, in hopes he will find redemption before it is too late. Published on December 19, 1843 and sold out by that Christmas, Dickens’ story of charity and Christmas has been a beloved classic ever since.
  For the first time in its history, 
The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts in Carmel will light up with the spirit of Christmas during the first two weekends in December when it presents Mark Shilstone-Laurent’s A Very Cherry Christmas. The first act consists of a performance of David Sedaris’s The Santaland Diaries, a hilarious one-man show chronicling the life of an elf in Macy’s Santaland, and a series of Christmas readings 

  
The second act, performed by local favorites MaryAnn Schaupp-Rousseau, John Newkirk and Julie Hughett are pieces from the works of Truman Capote and O’Henry provide the comfy sentimentality Christmas traditions call for, but a reading about a doomed Christmas pageant from Rita Mae Brown’s Rubyfruit Jungle goes straight for the funny bone. Poems of the season round out the evening.​
Mark Shilstone-Laurent's A Very Cherry Christmas
​Dec 1 - 10
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​​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

The show plays December 1,2,3 & 8,9,10, with a 7:30 curtain Fridays and Saturdays, and two o’clock matinees on the Sundays.
  
The Emmy® and Peabody award-winning story by Charles M. Schulz has warmed the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television over fifty years ago. Now the classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation featuring all of your favorite characters and classic Vince Guaraldi score. Join, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they mount a play, save a tree and uncover the true meaning of Christmas.
 Charlie Brown Christmas Dec 1-10

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MCTA Producing Member
THE WHARF THEATER
95 Old Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey CA 93940
(831) 649-2332
https://www.facebook.com/wharftheater/

Every Christmas Story Ever Told
Dec 1 - 3 
 “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)” by Michael Carleton, Jim Fitzgerald, & John K. Alvarez 

Instead of performing Charles Dickens beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, our actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told -- plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. Its a fun madcap romp through the holiday season!
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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
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
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
The Listening Place Reader Theatre
 

831-424-6645 or 831-646-1535
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
A CAFFREY GIRL PRODUCTION
620 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove
(831) 238-2399
http://www.acaffreygirlproduction.com
MCTA Producing Member
THE PINK FLAMINGO THEATER
2115 N. Fremont Ave.

Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 238-2399​

www.pinkflamingotheater.org
MCTA Producing Member
Paraphrase Productions  
Venues:
The Outdoor Forest Theatre and Paperwing Theater
Mailing address: 1284 Adobe Ln.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 915-6624
MCTA Producing Member
The Defaria Company
(831) 624-4345
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 4307
Carmel, CA 93921-4307
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 WHARF THEATER
95 Old Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey CA 93940
(831) 649-2332

https://www.facebook.com/wharftheater/
MCTA Producing Member
 Layne Littlepage, Producer
(831) 601-3105 
P.O. Box 1572
Carmel, CA 93921 
MCTA Producing Member
Backyard Productions
(831) 277-2550
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 356
Carmel, CA 93921
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
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
Press the Button Productions
Jane Press,  Producer
831-233-1941
janejpress@aol.com

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

Affilates
MCTA Affiliate
History Theatre Presents by
Carol Marquart

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

email: remod66@hotmail.com
MCTA Affiliate
Rider McDowell
​For further information
(831) 915-9888
email: ridermc@sbcglobal.net