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.
 Present Laughter
Nov 2 - Nov 12 
This classic Noel Coward comedy, recently revived on Broadway, revolves around famed comedic actor Gary Essendine. Preparing for a tour in Africa, the self-obsessed bon vivant must contend with his long suffering secretary, his estranged wife, a crazed young playwright, and various women trying to seduce him...along with his own looming mid-life crisis! 
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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
 Yuletide Jewels
Dec 3, 9, and 10 
Yuletide Jewels. Produced and Directed by Linda Hancock
A collection of stories that joyfully celebrate the spirit of the holiday season! "A few of our featured gems are:  "Star Mother's Favorite Child" and "A Bum's Christmas".
Featuring Rosemary Luke, Carl Twisselman, Kalyn Shubnell, Robert Colter, Fred Herro, Susan Keenan, and Philip Pearce

(831) 424-6645​-
Only Three Performances!
2 Sundays: December 3 & 10 at 1:30pm
Monterey Museum of Art, 559 Pacific Street, Monterey
Free to MMA Members, Free to general public with $10 museum admission
1 Saturday: December 9 at 2pm
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
MCTA Producing Member

The Listening Place Reader Theatre
 831-424-6645 or 831-646-1535

  November 18, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  Free event.
 Harriet Lynn/Heritage Theatre Arts Consortium will be directing a historical play for The Monterey Museums & Cultural Arts Commission. An exciting one-day outdoor re-enactment near the Custom House in Monterey on Saturday, Nov 18.
The raid on Monterey by the Argentine revolutionary Captain Bouchard in 1818 is the only land/sea battle in California's history. On 24 November, 1818, before dawn, Bouchard landed in Monterey. The Spanish fort resisted ineffectively, and after an hour of combat the Argentine flag flew over it. The Argentines took the city for six days, during which time they stole the cattle and burned the fort, the artillery headquarters, the governor's residence and the Spanish houses. To round out the living history event, The Lady Washington sailing vessel will be docked at the Monterey docks.
Contact: Director, Harriet Lynn/ 443-630-5312 (, for more information.
MCTA Affiliate
Heritage Theatre Artists' Consortium (HTAC)
(443) 630-5312
Mailing Address: 85 Ocean Pines Lane
Pebble Beach, CA 93953

  Male Actor sought for 2-person straight play opening February 2018 at the Carl Cherry Center in Carmel.
Role: Michael Minetti, age 30-45, witty, sarcastic, funny, lonely, gay, ex-Broadway dancer. (Ballroom dance training will be provided, but a confident mover is required.)

Play: “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks” by Richard Alfieri. 

AUDITIONS will be held on Friday, September 1st and Saturday, September 2nd at Move Studios in Monterey. Please contact director Deanna Ross at (831) 402-2329 or to schedule a 30-minute audition.
Stipend: Competitive.

Rehearsal/Performance Timeline: 6-8 Private Ballroom Dance Lessons in December. 4x/weekly rehearsals in January and early February 2018.

Opening mid-February for 3-weekend run w/Fri/Sat/Sun performances.

Synopsis: Lily Harrison is a self-described "tight-arsed old biddy" living alone in St. Petersburg Beach on the gulf coast of Florida. As the play opens, she is waiting for her first of six weekly in-home dance lessons. Her tutor is Michael Minetti. Each lies to the other, Lily claiming her husband is soon coming home (in fact, she is a widow whose life was cramped by her Southern Baptist Minister husband), and Michael claiming to be married to hide both his homosexuality and the pain of his lover's death. As the lessons continue, an improbable friendship develops out of their shared testiness and solitude.
Nutcracker, a Monterey Pennisula Tradition
Dec 8 - 10 
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MCTA Producing Member
Dance Kids of
Monterey County 
Sunset Center, Cottage #17
San Carlos Street at 10th Ave.,
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6225
Carmel, CA 93921
Phone: (831) 622-9008
Fax: (831) 218-1293

Email: info@dancekids.or

  For the first time in its history, Dance Kids of Monterey County will kick off its Silver Anniversary Celebration Year with NUTCRACKER: A MONTEREY PENINSULA TRADITION in December at Carmel's Sunset Center, and feature, along with the cast of the ballet, a complete 39-member symphony orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's familiar holiday score. The 39-member Monterey County Pops!, conducted by Dr. Carl Christensen, will perform in the orchestra pit at Sunset Center with Dance Kids dancers on stage in the annual full-length holiday ballet.

Mark Shilstone-Laurent's A Very Cherry Christmas
​Dec 1 - 10
  For the first time in its history, 
The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts in Carmel will light up with the spirit of Christmas during the first two weekends in December when it presents Mark Shilstone-Laurent’s A Very Cherry Christmas. The first act consists of a performance of David Sedaris’s The Santaland Diaries, a hilarious one-man show chronicling the life of an elf in Macy’s Santaland, and a series of Christmas readings 

The second act, performed by local favorites MaryAnn Schaupp-Rousseau, John Newkirk and Julie Hughett are pieces from the works of Truman Capote and O’Henry provide the comfy sentimentality Christmas traditions call for, but a reading about a doomed Christmas pageant from Rita Mae Brown’s Rubyfruit Jungle goes straight for the funny bone. Poems of the season round out the evening.
The show plays December 1,2,3 & 8,9,10, with a 7:30 curtain Fridays and Saturdays, and two o’clock matinees on the Sundays.
Tickets at the door

​​MCTA Producing Member
Mark Shilstone, Producer​
(831) 915-4550
Mailing address:
247 Oak St.
Salinas, CA 93901  
Venue:   : Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel

The Murder of Rasputin
Staged Reading
February 21, 28 
  THE MURDER OF RASPUTIN By Carol Marquart,  A Staged Reading

This is a story of the murder of Grigori Efimevich Rasputin on December 17, 1916.  A simple Siberian peasant, Rasputin was many things to many people.  To his daughter, Maria, he was a holy but imperfect man.  To his assassin Prince Felix Yusupov, he was an imposter and the Antichrist who crawled out of the dark ages.  To The Tsarina Alexandra, he was Father Grigory, her savior and an envoy from God.  What was the source of Rasputin’s power, and why did his gruesome murder mark the beginning of the end of Tsarist Russia?  This staged{cke_protected}{C}%3C!%2D%2D%5Bif%20gte%20vml%201%5D%3E%3Cv%3Ashapetype%0A%20id%3D%22_x0000_t75%22%20coordsize%3D%2221600%2C21600%22%20o%3Aspt%3D%2275%22%20o%3Apreferrelative%3D%22t%22%0A%20path%3D%22m%404%405l%404%4011%409%4011%409%405xe%22%20filled%3D%22f%22%20stroked%3D%22f%22%3E%0A%20%3Cv%3Astroke%20joinstyle%3D%22miter%22%2F%3E%3Cv%3Aformulas%3E%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22if%20lineDrawn%20pixelLineWidth%200%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22sum%20%400%201%200%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22sum%200%200%20%401%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22prod%20%402%201%202%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22prod%20%403%2021600%20pixelWidth%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22prod%20%403%2021600%20pixelHeight%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22sum%20%400%200%201%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22prod%20%406%201%202%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22prod%20%407%2021600%20pixelWidth%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22sum%20%408%2021600%200%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22prod%20%407%2021600%20pixelHeight%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22sum%20%4010%2021600%200%22%2F%3E%3C%2Fv%3Aformulas%3E%3Cv%3Apath%20o%3Aextrusionok%3D%22f%22%20gradientshapeok%3D%22t%22%20o%3Aconnecttype%3D%22rect%22%2F%3E%0A%20%3Co%3Alock%20v%3Aext%3D%22edit%22%20aspectratio%3D%22t%22%2F%3E%3C%2Fv%3Ashapetype%3E%3Cv%3Ashape%20id%3D%22officeArt_x0020_object%22%20o%3Aspid%3D%22_x0000_s1026%22%0A%20type%3D%22%23_x0000_t75%22%20style%3D'position%3Aabsolute%3Bmargin-left%3A35pt%3Bmargin-top%3A22pt%3B%0A%20width%3A202pt%3Bheight%3A249pt%3Bz-index%3A1%3Bvisibility%3Avisible%3Bmso-wrap-style%3Asquare%3B%0A%20mso-wrap-distance-left%3A12pt%3Bmso-wrap-distance-top%3A12pt%3B%0A%20mso-wrap-distance-right%3A12pt%3Bmso-wrap-distance-bottom%3A12pt%3B%0A%20mso-position-horizontal%3Aabsolute%3Bmso-position-horizontal-relative%3Apage%3B%0A%20mso-position-vertical%3Aabsolute%3Bmso-position-vertical-relative%3Apage'%0A%20wrapcoords%3D%220%200%200%2021600%2021600%2021600%2021600%200%200%200%22%20strokeweight%3D%221pt%22%3E%0A%20%3Cv%3Astroke%20miterlimit%3D%224%22%2F%3E%0A%20%3Cv%3Aimagedata%20src%3D%22file%3A%2F%2F%2FC%3A%5CUsers%5CANDREA~1%5CAppData%5CLocal%5CTemp%5Cmsohtmlclip1%5C01%5Cclip_image001.jpg%22%0A%20%20o%3Atitle%3D%22%22%2F%3E%0A%20%3Cw%3Awrap%20type%3D%22through%22%20anchorx%3D%22page%22%20anchory%3D%22page%22%2F%3E%3C%2Fv%3Ashape%3E%3C!%5Bendif%5D%2D%2D%3E{cke_protected}{C}%3C!%2D%2D%5Bif%20!vml%5D%2D%2D%3E {cke_protected}{C}%3C!%2D%2D%5Bendif%5D%2D%2D%3E reading is not only about a murder but about the end of an empire!

Public is invited.

Sally Griffin Senior Center, 700 Jewell Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950  (both performances)

For further information contact Carol Marquart, 831-375-2235
MCTA Affiliate
History Theatre Presents by
Carol Marquart
​For further information
(831) 275-2235

Every Christmas Story Ever Told
Dec 1 - 3 
 “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)” by Michael Carleton, Jim Fitzgerald, & John K. Alvarez 

Instead of performing Charles Dickens beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, our actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told -- plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. Its a fun madcap romp through the holiday season!
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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
MPC Theatre announces Open Auditions for Brigadoon:
Dec 9 & Dec 10
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
 MPC Theatre announces Open Auditions for Brigadoon:
Saturday December 9, 2017 -  from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sunday December 10, 2017  -  from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
If neither audition time works, please email Laura Coté  about setting up an individual appointment:
Please bring your music & be prepared  to sing a song (no more than 16 bars)An accompanist will be provided.
Sides from the show will be available to read.
Be prepared to dance & have fun!
Call Backs will be by appointment, as necessary.
•Brigadoon will be in July/August 2018 - Exact Performance Dates still TBA
 Morgan Stock Main Stage
MPC College Campus
980 Fremont ST
Monterey CA 93940
For additional information and to make sure you are on our email audition list

Press the Button Productions 
announces Auditions for My Mother's Keeper
MCTA Producing Member
Press the Button Productions
Jane Press,  Producer

 MY MOTHER’S KEEPER by Jane Press, Directed by: Robin Mckee
Producers:  Carrie Collier / Karin Morrell / Jane Press 

7 fabulous parts for women  (one pre-cast)
Ages:  Five women, mid-50s – late 60s  /  One woman, late 30s – mid 40s, New York Jewish -
One pre-adolescent girl (character is a young 11 year old) 

Rehearsals  commence March 29th  for four weeks
Tech Week / Opening Week: April 23rd – 29th  (Opening Fri., April 27th)
Five Week Run:  April 27th – May 27th  (Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm and Sun. Matinees 2pm)
Stipend For Actors / Crew
Auditions By Appointment: Sat., Jan. 27th    2 - 6pm
Callbacks: Wed.,Jan.31st    6 – 9 pm

Please send resume & headshots to: 
and Call For Audition Appointment:  (831) 233-1941
Auditions / Performances:  Carl Cherry Center For The Performing Arts
4th & Guadalupe Streets,  Ca
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.