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.
  
When Tom Hanks played that extra large floor piano in the motion picture BIG, it was a moment that movie goers still remember.  Audiences can relieve that moment at Carmel’s outdoor Forest Theater June 29 through July 9 in The Forest Theater Guild production,  BIG The Musical.
 
Directed by Walt deFaria and Gracie Poletti, the story centers around 13 year old Josh who puts a coin in a Carnival machine and gets his wish to be BIG.   The adventures that follow this little boy in a man’s  body are the perfect example of why we should be careful what we wish for. John Weidman, wrote the book, David Shire the music and Richard Maltby, Jr. the lyrics.
big, the musical
​Jun 29 - jul 9
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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

Pippin 
July 13 - 23
  The oldest producing community theater group in Carmel, The Forest Theater Guild, teams up with the youngest new production company on the Monterey Peninsula, Paraphrase Productions, to present a special limited run of story of Pippin, a young prince who longs to find passion and adventure in his life. 

To prove his loyalty to his distracted father, King Charles, Pippin goes to war. But when the Leading Player convinces the prince to fight tyranny, Pippin kills Charles and takes over the throne. Realizing his mistake, Pippin begs the Leading Player to bring his father back to life, and she obliges. The prince falls in love with Catherine, a widow with a young son, Pippin struggles to decide whether he should settle down and pursue a peaceful life or continue to make magic with the dazzling troupe of performers.
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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


 Give & Take
January 5-7
 Venue TBD, Paraphrase Productions
 
Get a comedic look at Paraphrase's past and future productions. This free performance is a benefit concert featuring parodies of Pippin, Man of La Mancha, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Sweeney Todd. All proceeds will go toward Paraphrase Productions' 2018 Season and donors will receive special opportunities to partner with Paraphrase in supporting theater on the Monterey Peninsula. For more information on this unique event please visit our website (www.paraphrase-productions.com)
Tickets sold at the door
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
​http://www.paraphrase-productions.com/​​

Auditions for  "Into the Woods"
Dec 27th & 28
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

Audition info for Into the Woods for the Forest Theater Guild. Director Paul Davis, Musical Director Janice Perl

December 27th - 28th from 6pm-10pm
callbacks to be December 30th from 6pm-10pm.

Appointments are encouraged, walk ins will be on an as available basis...so we will fit you in as schedule allows.

Auditioners: Please prepare one classic, one minute monologue from a well known musical or play produced between 1920 and 1980...dramatic or comedic.

"Into the Woods" is mostly vocal music!  Because the melodies, rhythms, and intervals are rather complex, we are asking that you sing a song from the show especially if you're interested in a specific character!!  If you're not interested in a specific character, you may sing any song you wish from a Broadway show, or a song from "Into the Woods."

No accompanist will be provided.  There will be a speaker with the tracks from this show. Please open the drop box link for DEMOS of all songs, as well as TRAX with a MELODY guide played on a flute.  You can use the melody guide version at the audition!


REQUIRED SONGS FOR AUDITIONS

Cinderella/Rapunzel: "On The Steps Of The Palace"
Jack: "Giants in the Sky"
Witch: "Last Midnight" (DEMO starts at 1:35)
Baker's Wife: "Moments in the Woods"
Little Red: "I Know Things Now"
Baker/Mysterious Man: "No More"  (sing both parts)

Any questions regarding the musical portion of the audition please email our musical director at janice@jaccobperl.com
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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
​http://www.paraphrase-productions.com/​​

Summer Mentorship Program
Applications due Jan 19
 Paraphrase Productions' Mentorship Program is accepting applications for its 2018 Season.
 
We are looking for driven young adults wishing to dive into the world of theater. This unique mentorship program not only raises up future theater professionals, it gives them the opportunity to direct, stage manage, produce, and design a show of their very own that will be included as a part of the 2018 season.
 
The goal of the Mentorship Program is to train new Directors, Stage Managers, Producers, and Designers to begin mastering the craft they are interested in pursuing. Through this program we hope to continue encouraging and depicting new visions that will create a more immersive environment of artists.
 
Applications are due January 19.
 
For more information about the Mentorship Program please visit our website ( http://www.paraphrase-productions.com/mentorship-program-1).
"Marina Sings" in partnership with Church of the Epiphany and Forest Theatre Guild presents
"Christmas Ghosts of 1944"
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Proceeds to benefit the Thomas Carmen Food Pantry, a local 501(c ) (3) non profit whose mission is to provide food for needy households and individuals… for more information visit:  Thomascarmentfoodpantry.org
 
A Christmas play with dancing, romancing, and reflection.  Written and directed by local author and playwright Kelly Belistrer
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Christmas Ghosts of 1944
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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


"Marina Sings" in partnership with Church of the Epiphany and Forest Theatre Guild presents Christmas Ghosts of 1944
 
A Christmas play with dancing, romancing, and reflection.  Written and directed by local author and playwright Kelly Belistreri


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

Auditions Sept 16th, 10am to 2 pm, by appointment, 2 to 3pm general auditions
Church of the Epiphany, Marina
 
Sept 17th, 1 to 3 p by appointment, 2 to 3pm general auditions
Carmel Youth Center, Carmel
 
For more information or to make an appointment, email tiffanytorrez@yahoo.com
Call (831) 402-1948
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 The Glass Menangerie
​Aug 17 - Aug 24
Directed by Andrew Marderian

The Glass Menagerie is a memory play  by‎ Tennessee Williams , and its action is drawn from the memories of the narrator, Tom Wingfield. Tom is a character in the play, which is set in St. Louis in 1937. He is an aspiring poet who toils in a shoe warehouse to support his mother, Amanda, and sister, Laura.

The Glass Menangerie will be performed at Paper Wing Theatre, 320 Hoffman, Monterey
Tickets sold at the door
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
​http://www.paraphrase-productions.com/​​
 Aditions for  FTG/Paraphrase Productions Summer Shows
Dec 29 & 30
  The Forest Theater Guild in collaboration with Paraphrase Productions, will be holding auditions for our 2018 Season which includes summer shows: SWEENEY TODD (runs July 12 - 22 ) and HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME.(runs  July 13 - 21) at the Outdoor Forest Theatre, Carmel.


We are looking for actors 14 years and older to join us for this monumental pairing of two fantastic productions.
 
Special note:  Paraphrase Productions is looking to cast a deaf actor for the role of Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
 
The role is for a male 20 to 35 years old.
  
All Auditions will be held December 29 & 30 at the American Tin Cannery. Actors can schedule their audition on our website at


Actors will need to come prepared with one dramatic song from a musical and a one minute dramatic monologue.