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
 "Fun Home" 
Feb 8 - Mar 4 

  "Fun Home"  a musical adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori from Alison Bechdel's 2006 graphic memoir. Pacific Repertory Theatre
 
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
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MCTA Producing Member
PACIFIC REPERTORY THEATRE
The Golden Bough Theatre - Monte Verde between 8th and 9th - Carmel
(831)622-0100 Fax: (831)622-0703
P.O. Box 222035 Carmel CA 93922

MCTA Members, 2 tickets for the price of 1,   
any performance (subject to
availability)

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks
Feb 16 - Mar 4
  "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks," by Richard Alfieri , directed by Deanna Ross, at the   Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
 
What begins as an antagonistic relationship blossoms into an intimate friendship as two people from very different backgrounds reveal their secrets, fears, and joys while dancing the Swing, Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, and Contemporary Dance in Richard Alfieri's poignant two-person play.. A comedy with music and dance, the play
also addresses the serious issues of ageism and intolerance.
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MCTA Producing Member
CHERRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel
www.carlcherrycenter.org​

Since its premiere in 2001, Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks has been translated into 14 languages and has enjoyed tremendous success both nationally and internationally.
 
Starring talented local actors Rosemary Luke and Lewis Rhames, this production marks its debut on the Monterey Peninsula.

For more information or to request reservations by phone, call (831) 644-9613.
What ever Happened to the Duchess of Windsor
Staged Reading
Feb  19 -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. 
Public is invited.
  
Performance Dates:
February 19, Monday, 2:00 pm Carmel Womans Club
March 14, Wednesday, 2:00 pm, Sally Griffin Center, 700 Jewell Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

For further information contact Carol Marquart, 831-375-2235
​​MCTA  Producer
Living History Company

Carol Marquart
​For further information
(831) 275-2235
email: roca3862@aol.com

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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. 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 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 

For further information contact Carol Marquart, 831-375-2235
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MCTA  Producer
Living History Company
Carol Marquart
​For further information
(831) 275-2235
email: roca3862@aol.com

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Tikki Tikki Tembo
Feb 23 & 24
  
Tikki Tikki Tembo.
  
Start the new year with a fun musical tale about “a short little boy with a long name.”


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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)

Jump start your comedy with a one day class and pack in more growth than doing open mics for a year.Learn to create great comedy -· Keys to great joke writing.· Where to look for material.· How to build a relatable comedy persona. Learn to perform like a pro-· How to open strong.· What to do when a joke doesn’t work· How to connect with every crowd no matter what.· Dealing with nervousness.

Intensive One Day Stand Up Class
March 3, 10a-5p
call 831-238-2399 
MCTA Producing Member
THE PINK FLAMINGO THEATER
2115 N. Fremont Ave.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 238-2399​​

www.pinkflamingotheater.org
If you’ve been trying open mics to get into Stand-Up, you know it’s hard to develop as fast as you’d like. And if haven’t mustered the nerve to even try it yet, you know you could use a little help along the way.
Well here’s a secret no one talks about. Everyone has a partner. Comics learn from other comics. They write together, critique their acts together, support each other. That’s why you need a comedy coach.

Cary Odes has been a Stand-Up continuously for over 35 years. For the last 15 years, he’s developed the best course on comedy in Los Angeles, and students come to him from around the country. He’s taught over a thousand students how to jump past the first year of blind flailing that traps so many aspiring comics.  And you don’t need to go to Los Angeles to study with him.

In a one Saturday class, he will give you knowledge that would have taken you 100 shows to even begin to figure out.     Sign up today by calling 831-238-2399- before the class sells out!

Hamlet
Mar 1 - 18
Hamlet, by William Shakespeare

Prince Hamlet is thrust onto a vengeful path upon learning his uncle murdered his beloved father, the King, married Hamlets mother, and usurped the throne. Staged in MPC’s Studio Theatre, this intimate, visceral, and fast-paced production of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy focuses on a decaying family dynasty, torn apart by duplicity, lust, and ambition. Directed by Justin Gordon. 
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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
Wonderland
Mar 9 

One performance only.
ARIEL Theatrical presents WONDERLAND! book by James Devita, music & lyrics by Bill Francoeur,  directed by Gail Higginbotham, musical director Barney Hulse, choreographer Diane Chatwin, 7:00 pm at Sherwood Hall, Salinas.  

Wonderland, a musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass. As Alice traverses the Wonderland chess board she encounters some curious characters including the Red Queen, Humpty Dumpty and Tweedledum and Tweedledee, while learning important lessons in patience, persistence and accountability.

One performance only.  This is the only public performance. Tickets and information:  (831) 775-0976.  http://www.arieltheatrical.org 
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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)

Cry-Baby The Musical
Mar 9- Mar 25
"Cry-Baby the Musical", Book by Mark O'Donnell &Thomas Meehan, Songs by David Javerbaum & AdamSchlesinger. Directed by Kate Faber.Paper Wing Main Stage
 
  This jumping, jiving Tony nominee is a rebellious teen comedy event! Based on the cult classic, 1990 John Waters film, Cry-Baby features a delightfully demented book from the writers of Hairspray and a rockabilly score from the co-founder of Fountains of Wayne and the executive producer of "The Daily Show."
 
It's 1954. Everyone likes Ike, nobody likes communism and Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker is the coolest boy in Baltimore. He's a bad boy with a good cause – truth, justice and the pursuit of rock and roll. Cry-Baby and the square rich girl, Allison, are star-crossed lovers at the center of this world. Fueled by hormones and the new rhythms of rock and roll, she turns her back on her squeaky clean boyfriend, Baldwin, to become a "drape" (a Baltimore juvenile delinquent) and Cry-Baby's moll.
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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 MEANING OF LIFE AND OTHER STUFF 
March 9 - 25
  
  
THE MEANING OF LIFE AND OTHER STUFF is an evening of five sketches with four talented  actors who have appeared on Peninsula stages for many years. This is a new play of life, love, and laughter by playwright Tom Parks who will also direct.

​Performances will be at THE CHERRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 4th and Guadalupe, Carmel
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MCTA Producing Member
Tom Parks, Producer
(831) 625-9094
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1304
​Carmel, CA 93921

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
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.org

http://dancekids.org/
MCTA Producing Member
PAPER WING THEATRE COMPANY
HOFFMAN
320 Hoffman, Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 905-5684


Mailing address:
320 Hoffman Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940

www.paperwing.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 Producing Member
The Listening Place Reader Theatre
​Linda Hanock
831-424-6645 or 831-646-1535
MCTA Producing Member
Press the Button Productions
Jane Press,  Producer
831-233-1941
janejpress@aol.com

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

MCTA Producing Member
The Defaria Company
(831) 624-4345
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 4307
Carmel, CA 93921-4307
MCTA Producing Member
THE PINK FLAMINGO THEATER
2115 N. Fremont Ave.

Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 238-2399​

www.pinkflamingotheater.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
 Layne Littlepage, Producer
(831) 601-3105 
P.O. Box 1572
Carmel, CA 93921 
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
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
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
Backyard Productions
(831) 277-2550
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 356
Carmel, CA 93921
MCTA Producing Member
Mark Shilstone, Producer
(831) 915-4550
Mailing address:
247 Oak St.
Salinas, CA 93901  
email: mark@medialine.com 
Venue:   : Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel
MCTA  Producer
Living History Company
Carol Marquart

​For further information
(831) 275-2235
email: roca3862@aol.com
MCTA Producing Member
Poetry of Spirit
212 Mar Monte Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076
Suzanne Sturn
831-662-2238 ​​
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
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 Affiliate
  Eulalia Theatre Company (E.T.C.)
Michael Lojkovic

For further information
  (831)869-2819

Venue: Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel
(831)624-7491
MCTA Affiliate
CHERRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel
www.carlcherrycenter.org
MCTA Affiliate
Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church
425 Carmel Ave.
Marina CA 93933
(831) 384-6323

http://www.epiphanymarina.org