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.
Now Playing This Month
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  
July 12 - 22

  
In collaboration with the Forest Theater Guild, Paraphrase Productions is proud to present The Hunchback of Notre Dame! Follow the gripping, timeless musical tale of Quasimodo, the bell-ringer of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. After he escapes his captivity, he embarks on an epic journey of love and heroism where hope ultimately prevails. According to director Andrew Marderian, “It is a story that is deeply relevant to our current cultural moment, and yet is completely timeless.”
  
  
Performances at The Forest Theater
Santa Rita St. & Mountain View Ave., Carmel-By-The-Sea


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MCTA Producing Member
MCTA Producing Member
Forest Theatre Guild
Monterey YMCA and Outdoor Forest Theater
(831) 601-9984
Mailing address: P.O. Box 2325 Carmel, CA 93921
www.foresttheaterguild.org


​​MCTA Producing Member
Paraphrase Productions  
Venues:
The Outdoor Forest Theatre and Paperwing Theater
Mailing address: 1284 Adobe Ln.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 601-9984​
​http://www.paraphrase-productions.com/​​
  
"Just Like Us" By Karen Zacarías, Directed by Nina Capriola
 
 “What makes us American?”
 
Based on Helen Thorpe’s bestselling book, this documentary-style play follows four Latina teenage girls in Denver—two of whom are documented and two who are not—through young adulthood. Their close-knit friendships begin to unravel when immigration status dictates the girls’ opportunities, or lack thereof. When a political firestorm arises, each girl’s future becomes increasingly complicated. Just Like Us poses difficult, yet essential questions about what makes us American.
 
Runs: July 13- August 11(July, 13, 14, 20, 21, Aug 10, 11 – 6 performances total)

Just Like Us
Jul 13 - ​Aug 11
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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)


​ABOUT 2X4 BASH: THEATRE ON THE EDGE 2X4 BASH: Theatre on the Edge, a theatre arts program for burgeoning artists between the ages of 18-29, was created in 2011 by The Western Stage’s Artistic Director, Jon Selover. The program provides an opportunity for the next generation of theatre artists to collaborate, innovate, and educate through provocative contemporary works. We challenge artists and audiences alike to approach theatre from new perspectives and invite all to connect their own life experience with the work.

"The Velveteen Rabbit"Jul 13 - Aug 4
  
"The Velveteen Rabbit, an original adaptation of the book by Margery Williams. Directed by Amanda Platsis. Paper Wing MAIN Stage
  
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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)

The Murder of Rasputin
Staged Reading
July 18, 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.

1:30 pm in MPC Lecture Forum (LF) 103.  FREE.  Parking at MPC is $3.00.

For further information contact Carol Marquart, 831-375-2235
MCTA  Producing Member
Living History Company
Carol Marquart
​For further information
(831) 275-2235
email: [email protected]

Winnie the Pooh

July 20 & 21

  
Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship and, of course… sharing snacks.
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MCTA Producing Member
ARIEL THEATRICAL, INC.
The Wilson Children's Theatre
320 Main Street, Salinas, CA
(831) 775-0976 or (831) 759-1530
Mailing address:
182 San Benancio Rd. Salinas, CA 93908
http://www.arieltheatrical.org
​​ MCTA Members, 2 tickets for the price of 1,   
any performance (subject to
availability)

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Solarzar’s Magic and Mystery Show-July 20​​
​Magic…Mystery…It’s Solarzar’s Magic and Mystery Show- an entertaining journey of suspended disbelief! Come and enjoy an evening of magic, mystery and fun. Call and reserve your tickets now, before they disappear right before your eyes.

Ages 16 and Over

call (831) 238-2399 for tickets
MCTA Producing Member
THE PINK FLAMINGO THEATER
2115 N. Fremont Ave.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 238-2399​​

www.pinkflamingotheater.org
The Fantasticks
Jul 26 - August 12   
"The Fantasticks" tells an allegorical story, loosely based on the play The Romancers (Les Romanesques) by Edmond Rostand, concerning two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud.
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MCTA Producing Member
MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE THEATRE CO.
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
The New Wharf is proud to present Sweeney Todd, directed by Anthony Tringali.  An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun! What happens then? Well, that’s the play—and Sweeney wouldn’t want us to give it away…
Sweeney Todd
  Jul 26 -Aug 5
  
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THE WHARF THEATER
95 Old Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey CA 93940
(831) 649-2332
https://www.facebook.com/wharftheater

Our local theater community has lost a great deal of talented people to cancer related illnesses over the years. Today, many individuals are still fighting cancer and undergoing treatment—even actors in our own show. All profits from this production at the Wharf Theater will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
  
New MCTA Program, "Hands-On Technical Theatre Workshops"

Looking for something to do? Love theater but would never step on the stage?  How about stepping behind the stage?  Or build sets, sew costumes, or learn how to run the lights?    Our local theaters need tech people before, during , and after a show.
 
Monterey County Theatre Alliance's  Hands-On Technical Theatre Workshops Program  connects people 16 and older with our theaters, to work side by side with experienced technicians.
 
Applications are available on this web site, theatremonterey.org/hands-on-tech-theatre or email [email protected] for more information and an application.​
  
Want to learn more about Technical Theater?  We are holding free Technical Theater Panel Discussion Workshops.  Our next one is Thursday, July 26, 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Carmel Foundation Southeast Corner of 8th and Lincoln Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
  
 "The Flick" By Annie Baker, Directed by Mark Englehorn
 
In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world..
 
Runs: July 27th-August 18th (July 27th, 28th; August 3rd, 4th, 17th, 18th – 6 performances total)

The Flick
Jul 27 - ​Aug 18
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)


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​ABOUT 2X4 BASH: THEATRE ON THE EDGE 2X4 BASH: Theatre on the Edge, a theatre arts program for burgeoning artists between the ages of 18-29, was created in 2011 by The Western Stage’s Artistic Director, Jon Selover. The program provides an opportunity for the next generation of theatre artists to collaborate, innovate, and educate through provocative contemporary works. We challenge artists and audiences alike to approach theatre from new perspectives and invite all to connect their own life experience with the work.
In the Family of Things, a poetry reading and conversation with George Lober, Kathryn Petruccelli and Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts, will be presented in the Cherry Theater on July 27th, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation for the evening is $15.00.
 
In her poem “Wild Geese,” Mary Oliver writes that the world calls to us like wild geese, announcing our place “in the family of things.”   Poets George Lober, Kathryn Petruccelli and Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts will explore the ways in which poetry shows us our place “in the family of things” through readings and discussions of their own poems and the poems of others.
*In the Family of Things
​July 27
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MCTA Produccing Member
CHERRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
P.O. Box 863, Carmel, CA 93921
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel(
Producing Members
MCTA Producing Member
ARIEL THEATRICAL, INC.
The Wilson Children's Theatre
320 Main Street, Salinas, CA
(831) 775-0976 or (831) 759-1530

Mailing address:
182 San Benancio Rd. Salinas, CA 93908​

http://www.arieltheatrical.org
MCTA Producing Member
PACIFIC REPERTORY THEATRE
The Golden Bough Theatre - Monte Verde between 8th and 9th - Carmel

Venues: The Golden Bough Theatre; The Circle Theatre of the Golden Bough, and Outdoor Forest Theatre, Carmel
(831)622-0100

Fax: (831)622-0703
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 222035 Carmel CA 93922
www.pacrep.org
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 Producing Member
MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE THEATRE CO.
980 Fremont St. Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 646-4213

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 761, Monterey CA 93942

http://www.mpctheatreco.com

MCTA Producing Member
Tom Parks, Producer
(831) 625-9094
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1304
​Carmel, CA 93921
MCTA Producing Member
Press the Button Productions
Jane Press,  Producer
831-233-1941
[email protected]

Mailing Address
316 Van Buren St #1
Monterey, CA 93940

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: [email protected]

http://dancekids.org/
MCTA Producing Member
Paraphrase Productions  
Venues:
The Wharf Theatre, The Outdoor Forest Theatre and Paperwing Theater
Mailing address: 1284 Adobe Ln.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 915-6624
MCTA Producing Member
The Listening Place Reader Theatre
​Linda Hanock
831-424-6645 or 831-646-1535
MCTA Producing Member
Monterey Comedy Improv
620 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove

(831) 238-2399​
Mailing address:
205 Montecito Ave., Monterey 93940
Montereycomedyimprov.com

various venues
MCTA Producing Member
THE PINK FLAMINGO THEATER
2115 N. Fremont Ave.

Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 238-2399​

www.pinkflamingotheater.org

MCTA Producing Member
California Academy of Performing Arts
Mission St & 8th Ave
Carmel, California​, 93908
(831) 624-3729
http://carmelacademyofperformingarts.com
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
MCTA  Producer
Living History Company
Carol Marquart
​For further information
(831) 275-2235
email: [email protected]
MCTA Producing Member
THE WHARF THEATER
95 Old Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey CA 93940
(831) 649-2332

https://www.facebook.com/wharftheater/
MCTA Producing Member
The Defaria Company
(831) 624-4345
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 4307
Carmel, CA 93921-4307
MCTA Producing Member
Heritage Theatre Artists' Consortium (HTAC)
(443) 630-5312
Mailing Address: 85 Ocean Pines Lane
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
www.h-tac.com
MCTA Producing Member
Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church
425 Carmel Ave.
Marina CA 93933
(831) 384-6323

http://www.epiphanymarina.org

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
MCTA Producing Member
Backyard Productions
(831) 277-2550
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 356
Carmel, CA 93921
MCTA Producing Member
ACT-TWO PLAYERS
Fred Bologna, Producer
(831) 625-3408
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1078, Carmel, CA 93921
Venue: Various
MCTA Producing Member
PAPER WING THEATRE COMPANY
320 Hoffman Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940
www.paperwing.com
MCTA Members, 2 tickets for the price of 1,   
Friday performance (subject to
availability)

MCTA Producing Member
Poetry of Spirit
212 Mar Monte Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076
Suzanne Sturn
831-662-2238 ​​
MCTA Producing Member
Actors Collective Media Entertainment
(831) 325-3534 (Cindy Womack ACME Associate)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 384
Aptos, CA 95001
Venues: Carl Cherry Center, The Western Stage

www.carlcherrycenter.org
MCTA Producing Member
Lynette Winter
[email protected]
(847)-404-4411
Mailing Address
3236 Camino Del Monte
Carmel, CA 93923

MCTA Produccing Member
CHERRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
P.O. Box 863, Carmel, CA 93921
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel​(
831) 624-7491
[email protected]

www.carlcherrycenter.org