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.
  Mar 10 & 11, 2:00 performance  "Alma" by Harvey Landa
Presented by TWS' LegacyPlayers, "Alma" chronicles the adventures of Alma deBrettville Spreckels, known both as "Big Alma" and "The Great Grandmother of San Francisco." She was a wealthy socialite and philanthropist who, persuaded her first husband, sugar magnate Adolph B. Spreckels to donate the California Palace of the Legion of Honor to the city of San Francisco.
  Mar 17 - 18  "The Princess Who Lost Her Hair" by Jeremy Kisling (presented with special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois)
Based on an Akimba legend translated by Tanzanian children's author Tolowa Mollel, this is a beautiful story of Princess Kalinad who refuses a magical Weaver Bird's request for a strand of her beautiful hair, and her selfishness causes her to not only lose all of her precious hair, but also bring hard times and famine to her village.  A wise and generous beggar named Muoma transforms the princess and teaches her kindness and compassion.
  Apr 7 - 8  "Live: A Musical Showcase 2018"

  A showcase is an introduction of a new singer and an opportunity for an established actor to present new material.
Apr 14 - 15 (dates subject to change) "Solo Flights"
Based on a concept from TWS' past, first-time and veteran women writers/playwrights will start creating new and original stageworks that focus on women's stories told from the woman's point of view.  Taught by playwright and actor Cheryl Rodam Lilko-Games, the group will present their works-in-progress in whatever stage it is (concept proposal, story research, storyboard, first monologue, first dialogue, first scene, etc.)

  
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
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)

What ever Happened to the Duchess of Windsor
Staged Reading
Mar 14
   
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DUCHESS OF WINDSOR. A Staged Reading by Carol Marquart
(with very interesting photos)
Starring: Linda Felice, Harriet Lynn, Andrea McDonald
Mrs. Edwina Plunckett and her dear friend, Diana give you the inside scoop of the life of Wallis Simpson Windsor.  They have even written a book, but they can’t figure out how to end their story, because they don’t know WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DUCHESS OF WINDSOR. 
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MCTA Producing Member
Living History Company
Carol Marquart
​For further information
(831) 275-2235
email: roca3862@aol.com
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Public is invited.
  
Performance Date:
​March 14, Wednesday, 2:00 pm, Sally Griffin Center
  

For further information contact Carol Marquart, 831-375-2235
 
 Improv at the Wharf Theater
Mar 17
Monterey Comedy Improv, formerly Mirth-O-Matics,  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


Boxcar (El Vagon)
Apr 5 - Apr 21
 "Boxcar (El Vagon)", by Silvia Gonzalez S.. Directed by Linda Felice. Paper Wing Gallerie Stage
 
This play tells the story of a group of undocumented men who try to come over the Mexican border in a boxcar. They become trapped in the Texas desert and perish, all but one, who is telling their story to two border patrol officers. The play is based on an actual event and has won numerous awards.
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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)

  
2018 Monterey County Theatre Shows

April

April 15, 22, 26 - The Skin Of Our Teeth, by Thornton Wilder The Listening Place

Apr 6 - Apr 29 , "Annie, Jr.!" PacRep's  SoDA on Stage Pacific Repertory Theatre

Apr 7 - 8  "Live: A Musical Showcase 2018," Western Stage's SpringFEST

Apr 13 Monterey Comedy Improv, The  Cherry Theatre, Carmel

Apr 16 - 22 "Our Town", Center Stage, 1001 Center St., Santa Cruz

Apr 20 - May 5  "Velveteen Rabbit."   Ariel Theatrical

Apr 27 - May 27  "My Mother’s Keeper" by Jane Press, performed at the Carl Cherry Theatre

Apr 27 - May 6  "Robin Hood" MPC Theatre

Apr 27 - May 5  "Emma! A pop Musical" by Eric Price, Western Stage's SpringFEST

May

May 3 - May 12 "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

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 9     Monterey Comedy Improv, The  Outdoor Forest Theater

Jun  7 - Jun 16 "The Mercy Seat" by Neil LaBute, Paper Wing  GallierieTheatre

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

July

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

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 - 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

August - Mentorship Program Production TBD Paraphrase Productions, venue TBD

Aug 3 - 18  "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."   ArielTheatrical

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 - Sep 2 "Triassic Parq the Musical", by Bryce Norbitz, Marshall Pailet, & Steve Wargo. Paper Wing Gallerie Stage (for Mature audiences)

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


September
 
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
 
October
 
Oct 5 - 20  "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" .   Ariel Theatrical
 
Oct 12 - Nov 3 "The Rocky Horror Show", by Richard O’Brien. Paper 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
 
November
 
Nov 8 - Nov 24 "Terms of Use", by Patrick M Brennan. Chosen from the 2017 Reading Series* Directed by Erin Davison, 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 TBA Winter Musical Pacific Repertory Theatre
 
Nov 30 - Dec 15  "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever."   Ariel Theatrical
 
December
 
Dec 7 - 29 "Steel Magnolias", by Robert Harling. Paper Wing Main Stage
 
Nov 2 - 3  "Three Piggy Opera."  Ariel Theatrical