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.
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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
411 Central Ave., Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816
Mailing address:
411 Central Ave. Salinas, CA 93901
MCTA Members, 2 tickets for the price of 1,   
any performance (subject to

​Apr 15, 21, & 22

 The play is a three-part allegory about the life of mankind, centering on the Antrobus family of the fictional town of Excelsior, New Jersey.
 performance dates are April 15, 21 & 22.
"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

(831) 424-6645​-
MCTA Producing Member

The Listening Place Reader Theatre

Linda Hancock, Producer
 831-424-6645 or 831-646-1535

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

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
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
"of Mice & Men" a musical adaptation
May 4, 5, 6  
The Western Stage & The National Steinbeck Center present a rare musical adaptation of Steinbeck’s "Of Mice & Men," by Ira Bilowit; a work that had Steinbeck's earnest support throughout its creation and premiered on Broadway in 1958. Despite positive reviews, a newspaper strike hit New York City, preventing the production from building up an audience, and was forced to close. The work has been archived for 60 years.
In partnership with The National Steinbeck Center, which recently acquired a treasure trove of original scripts, scores, and photos from the 1958 NYC debut, The Western Stage was given permission by the Steinbeck family estate to re-introduce the public to this little-known work. The hope is that TWS will be able to present a full-scale production of this resurrected masterpiece in the near future.
Free Admission
The reading will be presented as a FREE event for the community in conjunction with the NSC’s Steinbeck Festival).    Just one performance will be held in Hartnell’s 500-seat Mainstage Theater on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
General seating is on a first-come basis. This event is wheelchair accessible. Individuals requiring sign-language interpreters, real-time captioners, or other accommodations should contact Melissa Chin-Parker at (831)770-7088 or a week prior to the event.

MCTA Producing Member
411 Central Ave., Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816
Mailing address:
411 Central Ave. Salinas, CA 93901
MCTA Members, 2 tickets for the price of 1,   
any performance (subject to

2018 Monterey County Theatre Shows

Apr Pink Flamingo Open Mic Night –Pink Flamingo Theatre, 2115 N. Fremont Ave., Monterey, (831) 238-2399

Apr Pink Flamingo Smack Down, improv story telling Pink Flamingo Theatre, 2115 N. Fremont Ave., Monterey,  (831) 238-2399


May 3 - 5 "Star Wars Burlesque". Paper Wing Main Stage  

May 6 MPC Reunion Cabaret Fundraiser MPC Theatre

May 18 - 19 "Three Nanny Goats Gruff."   Ariel Theatrical

May 19     Monterey Comedy Improv, The  Wharf Theatre

May 10 - May 27 "Blackbird," Pacific Repertory Theatre

June 2 - 23 "It Can’t Happen Here" By Tony Taccone and Bennett S. Cohen, Based Upon the Novel by Sinclair Lewis Western Stage Studio Theatre
Jun  7 - Jun 16 "The Mercy Seat" by Neil LaBute Directed by Kristen Clapp Paper Wing Gallerie Theatre

Jun 9     Monterey Comedy Improv, The  Outdoor Forest Theater​​

June 14 - 24 "Into the Woods" Forest Theatre Guild Outdoor Forest Theatre

June 21 - Jul 8 "Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night," Pacific Repertory Theatre

Jun 23 - Jul 14 "The Secret Garden" Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman, Music by Lucy Simon,  Western Stage Main Stage

Jun 29 - Jul 7 "Wizard of Oz."   Ariel Theatrical


Jul 20 - 21  "Disney’s Winnie-the-Pooh ."   Ariel Theatrical

July 12 - 22 "Sweeney Todd" The Forest Theater Guild in collaboration with Paraphrase Productions, Outdoor Forest Theater

Jul 13 - Aug 4 "The Velveteen Rabbit", an original adaptation of the book by Margery Williams Paper Wing Main Stage

Jul 13 - 21 "Hunchback Of Notre Dame" The Forest Theater Guild in collaboration with Paraphrase Productions, Outdoor Forest Theater

Jul 26 - August 12  "Fantasticks" MPC Theatre


August - Mentorship Program Production TBD Paraphrase Productions, venue TBD

Aug 3 - 18  "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."   Ariel Theatrical

Aug 2 - Sep 2  "Million Dollar Quartet", Tony award-winning Broadway Musical,  Pacific Repertory Theatre

Aug 11 - Sep 1 "Hair" Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni & James Rado, Music by Galt MacDermot Western Stage Main Stage

Aug 16 - Sept 23 "Little Mermaid"  Pacific Repertory Theatre, Forest Theatre

Aug 16 - Sep 2 "Triassic Parq the Musical", by Bryce
Norbitz, Marshall Pailet, & Steve Wargo  Paper Wing Gallerie Stage 

Sep 20 - Sep 23 "The 5th Annual Play Reading Series." Coordinated by Erik Røycraft. Paper Wing Gallerie Stage
Sep 22 - Oct 7 "American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose" By Richard Montoya of Culture Clash, Western Stage Studio Theatre
Sept 28 - Oct 14 "The Adventures of Tom Jones" Pacific Repertory Theatre
Oct 5 - 20  "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" .   Ariel Theatrical
Oct 12 - Nov 3 "The Rocky Horror Show", by Richard O’Brien. Paper, Directed by Koly McBride Wing Main Stage
Oct 18 -  Nov 4 "Coriolanus" Pacific Repertory Theatre
Oct 27 - Nov 11 "Legacy of Light" By Karen Zacarias Western Stage Studio Theatre
Nov 8 - Nov 24 "Terms of Use", by Patrick M Brennan. Chosen from the 2017 Reading Series* Paper Wing Gallerie Stage
Nov 10 - Dec 8 "The Drowsy Chaperone" Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar Western Stage  Main Stage, Nov 17 {GALA}
Nov 15 -  Dec 23 "Mama Mia"  Pacific Repertory Theatre
Nov 30 - Dec 15  "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever."   Ariel Theatrical
Dec 2 - 3  "Three Piggy Opera."  Ariel Theatrical

Dec 7 - 29 "Steel Magnolias", by Robert Harling. Paper Wing Main Stage