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.
Email :  TWScasting@gmail.com to make an audition appointment!
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)


Announcing The Western Stage's 2018 Season Auditions!  JANUARY 20, 2018
 
It Can't Happen Here JUNE 2-23
The Secret Garden JUNE 23-JULY 14
Hair AUGUST 11-SEPTEMBER 1
American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose SEPT 22-OCT 7
Legacy of Light OCT 27-NOV 11
The Drowsy Chaperone NOV 10-DECEMBER 8
 
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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)

Young Frankenstein​
Nov 11  to Dec 9   
  Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks, with a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Mehan  and music and lyrics by Brooks, The Western Stage 
 
A zany  musical by the authors of The Producers.
 
Can a brilliant American doctor find his heart, among other body parts, in Transylvania? This musical sendup of movie horror films unleashes the many talents of America’s favorite funny man, Mel Brooks. A hilarious musical romp full of double entendres. 
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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)

GALA tickets, Nov. 18th are only available at the Hartnell Foundation (831) 755-6810
Our post show talk back series {reActions} will be November 26th.   This is an informal Q & A session where audience members can engage with the cast and creative team directly after the performance.

Hookman
Jul 14-15
​Aug 11 -12​
Driven for attention, millennial and UConn Freshman, Lexi, finds that her desire for publicity may not be the best idea when serial killer, Hookman, sets his eyes on her. Lexi’s evasion of Hookman results in some rather surrealistic events, forcing her to contend with just why he is relentlessly following her.

In this relevant and surprisingly funny slasher, Lexi realizes that growing up doesn’t come so easily when your wrongs come to haunt you.
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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.
Of Thee I Sing
​Feb 10 - 11
  
“Of Thee I Sing,” a dramatized reading from CITIZEN: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
“Of Thee I Sing” was first presented Fall 2017 in partnership with the National Steinbeck Center and the NEA Big Read, and will be presented to honor Black History Month 2018.
  
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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)