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
 "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.
Million Dollar Quartet
Aug 2 - Sept 2, 2018


Regional Premiere!
Million Dollar Quartet
Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
Directed by Stephen Moorer
 
2010 Tony & Drama Desk Awards

Elvis Presley… Johnny Cash… Jerry Lee Lewis… Carl Perkins – a historic quartet brought together by an extraordinary twist of fate. This meeting at Sun Records would become one of the greatest jam sessions ever!

Based on a true story, the hit-sensation brings that momentous occasion to vibrant life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations that are both poignant and funny. Relive the era through      unforgettable numbers including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more!

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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)


Hunchback of Notre Dame

Aug 3 - 18

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score. Be part of an epic adventure that will sweep audiences away to another time and place. 
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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)

Vegas By the Bay

Aug 10 - 26
  
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MCTA Producing Member
THE WHARF THEATER
95 Old Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey CA 93940
(831) 649-2332
https://www.facebook.com/wharftheater


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

Join "The Mistery Machine" as they take you to VEGAS BY THE BAY! with special guests, Dolly, Elvis, Marilyn, Willie, Frank and more! Special guests including Sean and Michelle Boulware. Proceeds fundraise for the Pacific Grove High School Choir and The S.T.A.R Foundation.
Hair

 Aug 11 - Sep 1  
  'Hair" Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni & James Rado, Music by Galt MacDermot Western Stage MAINSTAGE
 
The Western Stage presents the tribal-love rock-musical Hair, during the 50th Anniversary of this social and cultural phenomenon. The story follows a tribe of politically active, free-loving, psychedelic youths, living a bohemian life as they struggle to balance lives, loves, and the sexual revolution with their rebellion against the war and conservative society. Hair is a jubilant assertion of life and freedom, and a cry for peace. 

This event is wheelchair accessible. Those requiring sign language, interpreters, or real-time captioners, please contact the Box Office at least one week prior to the event: 831-755-6816.
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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)

Disney's The Little Mermaid
Aug 16 - Sept 23, 2018

​​The Swimmingly Family Favorite Musical!
  
The Swimmingly Family Favorite Musical!
Disney's The Little Mermaid
Music by Aland Menken • Book by Doug Wright
Lyrics by Glenn Slater, Howard Ashman
Aug 16 - Sept 23 • Outdoor Forest Theater
 
This beautiful love story promises a fantastic assortment of costumes, sets, and flying and 'swimming' effects by ZFX of Las Vegas, as well as song favorites including "Under the Sea," and "Part of Your World."
 
Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order..
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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)


"Triassic Park the Musical"
​Aug 16 - Sep 2
"Triassic Park the Musical", by Bryce Norbitz, Marshall Pailet, & Steve Wargo. Directed by Kate Faber. Paper Wing Gallerie Stage, for mature audience
 
Religion, identity, sex...and raptors! Triassic Parq is a raucous retelling of that famous dinosaur-themed film, this time seen from the dinos' point of view. Chaos is unleashed upon the not-so-prehistoric world when one dinosaur in a clan of females spontaneously turns male. The mutation spawns a chain reaction of identity crises, forcing the dinosaurs to question the very facts of life they've always held as truth. An uproariously funny musical meditation on faith, science, and love.
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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)

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Solarzar’s Magic and Mystery Show-Aug 17
​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
 
 Improv at the The Lab
Aug 18
Using audience suggestions and volunteers, this show is guaranteed to be laugh-out-loud funny.  This is an evening that you're sure to remember for years to come!. 

This month Monterey Comedy Improv, formerly Mirth-O-Matics will be at  The Lab  3728 The Barnyard, Carmel-by-the-Sea, above the Carmel Valley Roasting Company  

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MCTA Producing Member
Monterey Comedy Improv
620 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove
(831) 238-2399​
Mailing address:1120 Alameda Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Montereycomedyimprov.com
various venues

Feleboga will perform a concert of old-time music from the Appalachians on Friday, August 24th, at 7:00 pm at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts in Carmel. Feleboga (fiddle bows) is a band from Norway, composed of  family members Mattias Thedens  (fiddle, banjo, vocals), Elizabeth Gaver (fiddle, vocals), and Hans-Hinrich Thedens (guitar, banjo, vocals). Tickets are $15.00, available through Brown Paper Tickets or by calling (831) 624-7491.​
Feleboga
​Aug 24
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MCTA Produccing Member
CHERRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
P.O. Box 863, Carmel, CA 93921
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel(
After living in Johnson City for several months in 2004, they have returned to the Appalachian area almost every summer to continue their immersion in the music – fiddle tunes, songs, and ballads. The concert will present two new string band CDs featuring the family. Stories and projected photographs will illustrate their journey with the music.

Feleboga Stringband’s “Tugboat to Hamburg” includes two additional American musicians living in Norway. The CD has several songs and fiddle tunes, two with original texts. Feleboga Stringband has performed and played for dancing in Norway, Denmark, and Germany.
True stories told live. In the style of NPR’s Moth Radio Hour, come and hear fascinating , true stories of our guests!  
Have a story you want to tell? Email Chris at [email protected]  and tell me your story. Story tellers are scheduled a week in advance and there will not be sign ups at the door.
Tickets are $10 at the door and include refreshments.
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Life Out Loud
Aug 25, 7:30
call 831-238-2399 for tickets
MCTA Producing Member
THE PINK FLAMINGO THEATER
2115 N. Fremont Ave.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 238-2399​

[email protected] The Pink Flamingo (@pinkflamingotheater)
Aug 30, 7 PM
​(10 pm eastern)
Join us for the first ever Live! At The Pink Flamingo talk show, streamed live over Facebook at 7pm Pacific, 10pm Eastern time. Guests will include Salinas’ own Miguel Higino – comedian,  Nicholas Stoeberl, the man with the longest tongue according to the Guinness Book of World Records, and the musical renderings of Monterey’s own River Navaille.
Come and be a part of the “live studio audience” .  Tickets are free, but reservations are suggested. 831-238-2399

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

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