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.
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Billy Elliot, The Musical
Jan 31 - Feb 24
"Billy Elliot the Musical," Music by Elton John, Book and lyrics by Lee Hall at the Golden Bough Theatre
 
Billy Elliot the Musical has been seen by almost 12 million people across five continents and collected over 80 awards in its lifetime. It has played for over 11 hugely successful years in London's West End and on a spectacular 18-month long UK and Ireland tour.
 
Set in a northern town during the miners' strike of 1984/5, the show follows Billy's journey from boxing ring to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that unites his family, inspires his communtiy and changes his life forever. Brought to life by the award-winning creative team and featuring iconic music by Elton John, Billy Elliot is and extraordinary theatrical experience that has captivated audiences around the world.
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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)

The Western Stage’s SpringFEST is an annual, pre-season series of performance and production projects for students and community members, designed to provide instruction and to  improve technical and performance skills.

​ Season 2019's theme is "Quest" - the journeys, the pursuits, and the missions we embark upon, searching for something beyond ourselves. It highlights some of the people who have defied odds, found courage when they had none, and who broke incredible barriers. It is about quests chosen and those luring us forward. It is about the human desire to seek out and obtain what we hold most dear: truth, justice, knowledge, love, meaning.
 
For more information, visit https://westernstage.com/season/springfest

SpringFEST 2019 Studio Theater, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816
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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)

 Feb 23 & 24  "Ubu Roi"   
As part of The Western Stage's SpringFEST 2019 Open Studio Program, Hartnell Theatre & Cinema students will be holding spotlight performances of scenes from their fall, all-student production of "Ubu Roi," entered into the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region VIII. The evening's production will also feature spotlight performances and presentations from student participants in the KCACTF Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Contest, Directing, Theatre Journalism, and Stage Management Fellowships. Come support our student theatre scholars and get a glimpse of this year's Hartnell presence in KCACTF Region VIII in Los Angeles.

Mid-February of this year, sixteen Hartnell Theatre & Cinema students will make their way to Los Angeles, this year's destination for the annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). The program invites theatre departments and students from colleges and universities nationwide to showcase their work for assessment and scholarships. Participants range from the arenas of acting and performance, stage management, design, playwriting, directing, theatre journalism, and dramaturgy; with the intent of recognizing and celebrating the finest and most diverse work produced in university and college theatre programs.
  See the "Coming Soon" page for the list of theater productions for March and April SpringFEST performances
Romeo & Juliet
​Feb 21 - Mar 10
Romeo & Juliet, by William Shakespeare
 
 
The MPC Theatre Company presents an exciting new adaptation of William Shakespeare's tale of teenage romance, passion and violence. Juxtaposed between Elizabethan and modern times, this bold new rendition explores gender politics and identity, sexual agency, familial loyalty, and the intoxicating, dangerous beauty of love at first sight. Directed by professional director and MPC Theatre Arts faculty member Justin Matthew Gordon, the cast features LGBQT+ actors in prominent roles, and is made up of professionals, community members, and MPC Theatre Arts students. This exciting production aims to celebrate Shakespeare's intent, while embracing the universality of this classic, timeless tragedy.
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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
Little Red Hen
Feb 22 & 23
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ARIEL THEATRICAL, INC.
The Wilson Children's Theatre
320 Main Street, Salinas, CA
(831) 775-0976 or (831) 759-1530
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1268, Salinas, CA 93902​​
http://www.arieltheatrical.org
​​ MCTA Members, 2 tickets for the price of 1,   
any performance (subject to
availability)

Local guitarist, pianist, poet, story-teller and singer-songwriter Robert Book will perform a special concert, Journey Through Love, Saturday, February 23, at 2:00pm, at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel.  Reception will start at 1:15 with light appetizers and wine.
During the performance, Robert will take you through the many sides of love, while sharing personal stories from his life and those around him.
All proceeds will go to the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts and Carmel’s WW1 Memorial Arch restoration project.  Tickets are $25, available on brownpapertickets.com or by calling (831) 624-7491.

Cherry Center For The Arts, 4th and Guadalupe, Carmel , (831) 624-7491
Roger Book – Journey Through Love
February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


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​​MCTA Produccing Member
CHERRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
P.O. Box 863, Carmel, CA 93921
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel(
High School Productions Playing This Month
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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:
P.O. Box 1268, Salinas, CA 93902​

http://www.arieltheatrical.org
MCTA Producing Member
BEVERLY AND PATRICK GOLDEN:
Production & Artistic Direction
[email protected], (831) 236-0903

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
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 Listening Place Reader Theatre
​Linda Hanock
831-424-6645 or 831-646-1535
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
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  Producer
Living History Company
Carol Marquart
​For further information
(831) 275-2235
email: [email protected]
MCTA Producing Member
The Defaria Company
(831) 624-4345
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 4307
Carmel, CA 93921-4307
MCTA Producing Member
Mark Shilstone-Laurent, 
Producer
(831) 915-4550
Mailing address:
247 Oak St.
Salinas, CA 93901  
Venue: Various

MCTA Producing Member
California Academy of Performing Arts
Mission St & 8th Ave
Carmel, California​, 93908
(831) 624-3729
http://carmelacademyofperformingarts.com
MCTA Producing Member
Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church
425 Carmel Ave.
Marina CA 93933
(831) 384-6323

http://www.epiphanymarina.org

MCTA Producing Member
Paraphrase Productions  
Venues:
The Outdoor Forest Theatre and Paperwing Theater
Mailing address: 1284 Adobe Ln.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 915-6624
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
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
ACT-TWO PLAYERS
Fred Bologna, Producer
(831) 625-3408
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1078, Carmel, CA 93921
Venue: Various
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
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 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