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.
Classes and Workshops
Youth and Adult Theatre Classes
​​ARIEL Theatrical Conservatory Programs. 
ARIEL Theatrical  registrations for its Conservatory Programs:​  2018 Season​

​​All rehearsals and performances unless otherwise noted are at the Karen Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main Street in Oldtown Salinas. For more information, to register or to purchase tickets go to www.arieltheatrical.org or call the Box Office at 831-775-0976, Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
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WEEK 1 – June 4-8
 
WEEK 2 – July 23-27
 
KIDS ON STAGE is a musical theatre summer day-camp for children ages 4 to 12. Participants will receive instruction in singing, acting and movement for stage, learn techniques through creative play and activities, and share in the excitement of performing for friends and family at an evening recital. Extended hours are available for a small additional fee.
Kids on Stage
Week 1 - June 4-8
Week 2 - July 23-27

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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)

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 The Play’s the Thing is a day time class for home school students. In this session, participants will dive into all things Shakespeare with a trained Shakespearean actor!  Classes are Fridays, 10 am to 12 pm and this session begins September 28th. Eight weeks of class culminate in an evening recital for family and friends. ARIEL is an approved vendor for Ocean Grove Charter and Inspire Charter.
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)

Young people ages six & up are invited to join the cast of this musical blast from the past (Early-Bird Discount if registered and paid in full by July 27). The stage lights up as a teacher, nervous about the first day of school, wins over the class with a special brand of education that rocks! Parents will remember the Saturday morning cartoons from back in the day and kids will discover that learning can be fun! Space is limited so register today! Rehearsals begin on Saturday, August 18 and performances are on October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20.
School House Rock
Oct 5 - 20
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)

Register Now
​​Based on the classic fairy tale,The Three Little Pigs, this musical adaptation will delight young and old. As the Three Little Pigs build their dream homes, they discover that diligence, hard work and generosity are the best protection from the Big Bad Wolf. Children ages 5-12 are invited to register. Rehearsals are on Mondays and Thursdays from 4-5:30 pm beginning on Monday, September 24.

Three Piggy Opera
Nov 2 & 3 
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)

Register Now
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Young people ages 7 and up are invited to register (early bird discount if registered and paid in full by September 21). In this hilarious tale a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdmans – probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem, the fun, and the wonder when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! Rehearsals begin Saturday October 20 and performances are on November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14 & 15.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Dec 1- 15
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)

Register Now

2018 Summer Camps for Children, Young People & Adults

Register for as many classes as you like! SoDA classes offer quality training in theatre skills. Teaching Staff provides a safe and nuturing environment for students to explore and expand their talents, and to express themselves on stage as they build self esteem and confidence.
 
Classes will be held at the Indoor Forest Theatre, Mountain View and Santa Rita, Carmel, CA
Further Info at SchoolofDramaticArts.org , or call 831-622-9175
Click here to register online
Carmel Academy of Performing Arts Summer Class Schedule​​
MCTA Producing Member

California Academy of Performing Arts
Mission St & 8th Ave
Carmel, California
​, 93908
(831) 624-3729

http://carmelacademyofperformingarts.com

Ballet Intensive for Intermediate Students,
June 11-15 
Bravo meets Brava at CAPA!   Join Matthew Dibble and Philip Pegler in an explosive week-long ballet summer intensive, June 11-15, 2018 at the Carmel Academy of Performing Arts, Mission and 8th, Carmel. Kelly Regan joins this dynamic team adding Pilates and body conditioning.
 
Dibble joins the team from his home in St. Louis where he commutes to NYC and he has danced with the Twyla Tharp Company since Ms. Tharp discovered him at the Royal Ballet in 1995. Pegler trained with the Royal Ballet, Harid Conservatory and Vaganova Academy, and teaches at Carmel Academy of Performing Arts. Regan teaches at the Nexus Studio with owner Hiromi Ozawa-Miller and is a certified Pilates Instructor. Age 9-Adult, Tuition $435  per person, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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  Treat your child to a week of fantasy-filled mornings at the Royal Princess Academy!! Throughout the week children will experience a life of royalty as they explore the world of imagination through dance and play. Mornings will include Dramatic Play & Story Time, Crafts, Creative Ballet Dance, an Introduction to Etiquette and more! Princesses may invite their family and friends to a magical tea party with a dance presentation and royal treats on Friday at 11 a.m. Tuition: $250 per Princess. Tuition includes materials fee. Ages 3-6 years, 9:30 - 11:30 am
  Royal Princess Academy
June 18 - 22
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 Join us for this exciting adventure into dance and theatre. Beginning and intermediate students will explore and expand upon the basics of Ballet & Jazz dance in addition to Lyrical, Tap, Modern, Hip-Hop, Voice, Acting, Acrobatics, Arts and Crafts, Musical Theatre, Choreography and more!

CAPA’s remarkable dance and theatre staff know just how to bring out the best in each camper. 51/2-year-olds may register as Juniors with pre- approval. Students present their new skills in Friday’s AWESOME Camp Show for friends and family at 2 p.m. Tuition: $350 per camper.

Junior Camp, ages 6-8
Senior Camp, ages 9 -14
9:30 am- 3:00 pm
   
Dance and Theatre Camp
June 26-30
  
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   CAPA Couture Sewing and Runway Camp
July 9-13
When you are at the mall do you ever think, “too bad this doesn’t come in blue” or “where are the exciting designs”? In this one- week, jam-packed camp, you will learn the basics of the sewing machine and create skirts, hats, scarves and more. In preparation for the Friday fashion show of YOUR garments, you will have daily classes to develop your runway style of walk, attitude and presentation. Cameras ready? This is fashion week in Carmel! Tuition: $300 per camper plus $40 materials fee. ages 9 and up  11:30am - 3:00 pm  
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Super Hero Camp
July 9 - 13
  
  Step into the fantasy of comic book myth, mystery and mayhem, all safely within the strong fortress of the Carmel Academy of Performing Arts. Your super hero will battle to be the best with movement classes designed around saving the world! Starting your week as your favorite costumed hero or heroine, your super- powered, independent young adventurer will develop their powers, learn super stunts and magical dance moves sure to inspire. Having fun is the name of this week while your camper saves the day with their power. This Marvel-ous week of camp promises not to expose your child to radioactive powers, life-size bugs or unnecessary mystical revelations! Ages 3-6, 9:30 am- 11:30 am, Tuition: $250 per dancer.  
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    Circus, Circus Camp
July 16 - 20
 Explore life under the Big Top with tumbling! Spaces fill up quickly so enroll now! Tuition: $250 per camper.
Age 3-6
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    Circus and Silk Camp
July 16 - 20
In this comprehensive circus skills camp, students will learn the fundamentals of aerial silk and aerial hoop. Aerial silk training uses long lengths of fabric for various wrap hangs and drops resulting in a breathtaking combination of strength and beauty. Students will learn basic climbs, locks, poses, and inversions. Along with the aerial skill, students will explore Cirque de Soleil- style makeup techniques. A show-stopping performance at the end of the week allows your students to share what they have learned. Tuition: $300 per camper. age 7 -16  
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     Mini Company Camp and Dane Company Prep
July 23 - 27  
  Mini Company Camp and Dance Company Prep is a special class we are offering to help dancers work on those specific skills and tricks required to try out for Dance Company. Current Mini Company members will take a cue from professional dancers and continue to perfect their technique. Good technique is what separates the good dancers from the best dancers. Our company members will learn new steps with a strong emphasis on the skill of the movement. Jumps, turns and basic technique will be included in the class curriculum. Classes will be designed to help each dancer identify and work on specific techniques and skills needed to improve their understanding and performance of these specific moves. Tuition: $250  
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  CAPA Contemporary and Hip Hop Lab
July 20 - Aug 3
CAPA’s Contemporary and Hip Hop Lab is a one-week intensive designed to expose students to the best instructors from Los Angles to the Bay Area. These educators work around the world with young dancers and professionals and the dancer is encouraged to formulate important industry relationships that will help them with potential career opportunities and strengthen their current technique, improvisational capabilities and choreographic understanding. Tuition: $435, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Adult Theatre Classes
  Monterey Comedy Improv presents Improv Drop-In Classes which are open to anyone and are from 6:30 - 7:30 pm every Wednesday. Held at 205 Montecito Ave., Monterey. Montereycomedyimprov.com. $10 fee
​​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

Adult and College Theatre Classes
  Hartnell College​​
  
Hartnell College's newly renovated A.A. in Theatre & Cinema. The program offers guaranteed transfer to CSU/UC, with new curriculum and exciting opportunities in Theatre and Cinematic Arts. The program offers cutting edge opportunities in academic and professional theatre, collaborating with The Western Stage and participating in exciting extracurricular events. Email [email protected] for more information on the A.A. or A.A.T. programs.


For audition opportunities and annual season, go to the " Auditions " " Playing Now ", and " Coming Soon " respectively, pages of this web site or go to http://westernstage.com
  Monterey Peninsula College Theatre Arts Department

can be your first step to a career in the theatre locally and beyond. You can:

Receive the AA-Transfer degree in Theatre Arts.
Earn certificates and AA degrees in Acting, Directing and Technical theatre.
Experience hands on training in rehearsal and performance techniques and technical production while performing in or crewing productions.

For more information about specific classes and programs go to www.mpc.edu  and click on "Academic Programs" and then "Theatre Arts."

​For audition opportunities and annual season, go to the "Auditions" "Playing Now", and "Coming Soon" respectively, pages of this web site or go to mpctheatreco.org