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.
Classes and Workshops
Do you love to sing?  Have you been too shy or judgmental to allow yourself to sing in public? Or, have you always wanted to put on a nightclub act, and didn’t know where to start?  Come to a safe place to express yourself. The Art of Cabaret is about singing great songs, telling your story and singing your truth.  Acting, singing, and personal expression are all part of song interpretation. Come have some fun. Class culminates in a performance for invited guests and friends. 

SoDA Instructor:  Barbara Brussell
This 8-week session will be offered Sundays,  
MAR 26 - MAY 21 (No class on Easter) from 5:00P-6:30P.  $240.00

For information and registration form, click here:    Cabaret Class Info
Youth Theatre Classes
   Pac Rep's School of Dramatic Arts
2017 Spring Classes
Register Now
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
Exercising their natural creativity through movement, vocal work,games and improvisation, students will portray beloved STORYBOOK characters, while gaining confidence and presence on stage. SoDA Instructor: Susanne Burns MONDAYS, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM, JAN 9 - MAR 27: $240 
Open the trunk to discover the spark that inspires an interactive adventure which builds into a story that we create and act out. Students learn to join together and use their voices, bodies, and imaginations to overcome many dramatic challenges.  SoDA Instructor: Susanne BurnsMONDAYS, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, JAN 9 - MAR 27:$240     
Middle School/High SchoolDiscover your true voice!  Students will learn the backbone of good singing technique to help unlock their best sound in a healthy, sustainable way.  Voice exercises explore the technical basics of breath support, masks resonate, and proper alignment. Techniques will be applied to audition or performance materials. A showcase performance will be presented at session's end. SoDA Instructor: Gracie Navaille (PacRep's Mary Poppins!)
Learn improvisational skills that are applicable to all areas of theatre, including active listening, quick thinking, and making strong choices.  Gain self-confidence on stage and off.  A showcase,
in the same framework used by professional improv troupes, will be presented on the last day of class. SoDA Instructor: Christopher Sullinger TUESDAYS, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, JAN 10 - MAR 28: $360
"The Princess and the Pea" Ages 8-16
Work as a team producing this comic version of the classic tale. Bring the story to life creating characters, songs and movement, with solo opportunities.  Experiencing every part of putting on a play from auditioning to performing.  Our team will also create all the scenery for the show!  Join the fun! A showcase will be presented on the last day of class.SoDA Instructor: Diane GoyetteWEDNESDAYS, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, JAN 11 - MAR 29: $360
Learn to play the violin, viola, or cello and how to read music. If you already play, improve your skills.  Join together and play as an ensemble, getting a glimpse of what it is like to be in an orchestra.  (_Local music stores have instruments for rent, for 3 month periods_) SoDA Instructor: Don DallyTHURSDAYS, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, JAN 12 - MAR 30: $360
FRIDAYS, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, JAN 13 - MAR 31: $360 + $15 sword rental fee = $375

The art of Cabaret is a basic combination of Acting, Singing and Personal Expression - all the while engaging the audiences. Explore and develop these 3 elements to make choices that are personal, while maintaining the musicality and integrity of any song. Discover what a song means to you, and how you wish to tell the story from your own Singing, Memorization, Basic use of microphones, and Basic Movement. Please bring 2 copies of the songs you would like to work on. SoDA Insructor: Barbara BrussellSUNDAYS, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, JAN 15 - APR 2: $360
​​ARIEL Theatrical Conservatory Programs. 
ARIEL Theatrical is now accepting registrations for its Conservatory Programs:​  2017 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.
Join the ARIEL Cast
REGISTER NOW  One little chicken who thinks the sky is falling causes quite a stir in this beginning program. Ages 5-12 are welcome to register. Rehearsals begin January 16 and performances are on February 24 & 25. Start the new year with ARIEL and Chicken Little!
REGISTER NOW  This session will be taught as two, side-by-side segments. Combat Choreography 1 will offer an introduction to stage combat for students without prior experience while Combat Choreography 2 will offer intermediate level skills for students who have taken last year’s class. Students will be separated by experience level and both segments will be offered during the same class sessions.​

REGISTER NOW  (Kindergarten) –  We are happy to announce the addition of a Kindergarten class to our The Play’s The Thing! program. Kindergarten students will enjoy a class all their own as they explore movement and music for the stage. Kindergarten classes are scheduled on the same days and times as other The Play’s The Thing! classes and we are looking forward to their contributions to our future recitals!

Class Schedule: Fridays, January 20 - February 17 ♦ 9:30 - 11:30 am
Showcase: Friday, February 17 at 7:00 pm

REGISTER NOW – 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

.”.​ ​Rehearsals: January 14 - March 2 at ARIEL Theatrical
Performances: Monday - Friday, March 6 - 10, 9:30 am and 11:15 am & Friday, March 10, 7:00pm

REGISTER NOW – Raised by Fern, befriended by Charlotte and the animals of Zuckerman’s farm, everyone’s favorite pig, Wilbur, learns lessons of loyalty, friendship and responsibility.  Youth ages 6-18 are invited to register. Early bird tuition deadline is February 10, 2017.

Rehearsal Schedule: Tuesdays - Thursdays 4:00 - 6:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  Performance Dates: April 21, 22, 28, 29, May 5 & 6 
Adult and College Theatre Classes
Interim Theatre Department Chair David Kersnar. 
  Hartnell College
A.A. curriculum in Theatre & Cinema includes

Receive training in all areas of performance and technical theater,
Participate in the Western Stage's Annual 2 x 4 Bash, contact Jmcgrath@hartnell.edu. .
Guaranteed transfer to CSU/UC
Participate in exciting extracurricular events, such as:
The  Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
The CSU Summer Arts Festivals and programs.

For more information on the A.A. or A.A.T. programs, email mglazier@hartnell.edu

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 main stage and studio theatre productions.

For more information about specific classes and programs go to www.mpc.edu and click on "Academic Programs" and then "Theatre Arts." You can also check the Theatre website at www.mpctheatre.com