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.  With a focus on community outreach, the MCTA addresses issues of administration, media, education, accessibility, audience development and other concerns related to the theatre.
Now Playing This Month
  Cyrano
Sep 28 to Oct 15
  Cyrano  by Edmond Rostand • Translated and Adapted by Michael Hollinger and Aaron Posner 
 
With its original setting and the glorious costumes of 17th century France, this classic romantic comedy has been given a 21st century snappy modern adaptation. Cyrano tells the story of a great swordsman with a beautiful soul, who is hampered by a huge nose that makes him believe he is incapable of being loved by the beautiful Roxane. When he learns that Roxane and a handsome young soldier named Christian are infatuated with each other, he writes beautiful love letters for her suitor that lead to a calamitous love triangle. An ensemble cast of nine actors brings a rollicking theatricality to this epic tale. Filled with swordplay, romance and amped-up humor, this is the funniest Cyrano you will ever see! 
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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)

Wharf Theatre is having Halloween costume making camps October 2-6 and October 9-13, 9:00-3:00. Each child will design and get help creating his/her own costume, and will culminate in early trick-or-treating at the Wharf and a fun Halloween fashion show! Ages 6-14.

Questions? Contact Stacy Meheen at (831) 760-0127 or email wharftheater@gmail.com
   

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

    YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN,
October 6 - 21
  You're a Good Man Charlie Brown.at the Ariel Theatrical.  Join Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts Gang as they discover the importance of friendship and respect, with a bit of fun along the way.
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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)

Rocky Horror Show
Oct 5- 31
   
Rocky Horror Show (directed by LJ Brewer) - October 5th through the 28th, and Oct 31st on the Main Stage

Let's do the TIME WARP again! Directed by legendary "Franknfurter" actor, Lj Brewer

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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)

 
Monterey Comedy Improv at the Wharf Theater
Oct 14
Monterey Comedy. Improv was established in 2008 as the "Mirth-O-Matics" by founder, Gerry Orton. Running as a breeding ground for original and spontaneous comedy scenes, the Mirth-O-Matics have performed at numerous theaters, and charity events, corporate functions and private parties. In 2014 troupe member Rich Westbrook as director, brought his own style of creativity and energy to the mix leading the troupe into the next generation by changing the name to Monterey Comedy Improv. Monterey Comedy Improv is currently performing once a month at The Wharf Theater, 95 Old Fisherman's Wharf Monterey CA 93940
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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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   ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
Oct 19 - Nov 5  
  Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare, Directed by Ken Kelleher
Circle Theatre
 
One fateful meeting reshapes the ancient world when the great Roman warrior Mark Antony, like Caesar before him, falls in love with the incomparable Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile. His devotion to desire rather than duty is the beginning of a downward spiral for him, the Republic and Cleopatra, the last in her bloodline. Shakespeare’s epic love story, set in modern day by director Kenneth Kelleher, presents history as a breathtaking pageant full of passion, intrigue, exotic locales and the larger-than-life characters that brought about the death of an Egyptian dynasty and the birth of the Roman Empire. 
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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)

CARMEL POPS!, presented by the Forest Theater Guild in association with The Forest Theater Foundation and The deFaria Company, an evening of music, song and dance under the stars at Carmel's outdoor Forest Theater. Written, produced, and directed byWalt deFaria, and  hosted by Gracie Poletti, the show features the renowned Carmel High School 40 piece String Orchestra under the direction of Brian Handley, Carmel Academy of Performing Arts Ballet excerpts choreographed by Philip Pegler and Gary Franco plus a mini-cabaret with singers Reg Huston, John Daniel and Poletti.

Proceeds from Carmel Pops! will support scholarship and educational programs of the Forest Theater Guild, The Forest Theater Foundation, Carmel Academy of Performing Arts and Carmel High School's orchestra.
Carmel Pops!
Oct 21 & Oct 22
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MCTA Producing Member
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

  
 CARMEL POPS!, an evening of music, song and dance under the stars at Carmel's outdoor Forest Theater needs ushers, ticket takers and parking attendants for the event.  For more information, contact Yvonne Hildebrand-Bowen at yvonnedavida@aol.com.
  Come and enjoy a night of laughter and hilarity with the American Improv Theater Players! Based in San Jose.

The AIT Players are American Improv Theatre’s premier house team made up of very talented improvisors who have trained and performed in comedy theaters across the country. Their full-length shows entertain audiences with a wide range of styles of improvisational comedy ranging from fun, quick-moving improv games (similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway?) to scenes that are longer and more connected. The second half of AIT Players’ shows are long-form improvised pieces that make audiences feel as if they are watching a scripted play, but they aren’t – everything that occurs throughout the evening is completely made up and based on audience suggestions. The AIT Players can be seen Friday nights at American Improv Theatre in San Jose as well as improv festivals throughout the state.
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 American Improv Players
​Oct 21
ticket at the door or call (831) 238-2399
MCTA Producing Member
THE PINK FLAMINGO THEATER
2115 N. Fremont Ave.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 238-2399​

​​Pink Flamingo Comedy Open Mic Night​​
Oct 27
  Comedians of all levels are invited to our Comedy Open Mic Nite.. This is a great opportunity if you have always wanted to try Stand Up-No experience necessary, but being funny is a plus! Each comedian gets 7 minutes to showcase their talent. Sign up begins at 6:45p and fills up fast.
$10 at the door for audience only, Comedians are free
 
For more information call 831-238-2399
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MCTA Producing Member
THE PINK FLAMINGO THEATER
2115 N. Fremont Ave.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 238-2399​​

www.pinkflamingotheater.org
  Picasso at the Lapine Agile
Oct 28  to  Nov 18 
 Picasso at the Lapin Agile  by Steve Martin

  The incredibly funny Steve Martin brings us a charming and silly play.
 
Two young men, Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso, walk into a bar in Paris in 1904. An absurd exchange of laughable ideas ensues as they ponder the utter preposterousness of art and life. Winner of the best Off-Broadway Play Award.  

 Our post show talk back series {reActions} will be November 12th.   This is an informal Q & A session where audience members can engage with the cast and creative team directly after the performance.

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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)


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
The Defaria Company
(831) 624-4345
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 4307
Carmel, CA 93921-4307
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
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 256
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
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
Rider McDowell
​For further information
(831) 915-9888
email: ridermc@sbcglobal.net
MCTA Affiliate
Shane Dallmann
CGP Productions
​For further information

email: remod66@hotmail.com