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.

MCTA's Technical Theatre Program and MC Gives! is Active through Dec 31st 

  
MC Gives! is a year-end campaign for Monterey County nonprofits. 

​​MCTA's MC Gives! "Big Idea" is to expand our Tech Theatre Program and help fund transportation for our high school students who want to be involved in the Program.  
Now Playing This Month

"Closed for the Holidays"
Dec 12
One night only ​​
5:00pm
After a blizzard shuts down the roads on Christmas Eve eve, a motley crew of travelers find themselves stranded at the local community center. From the lovelorn drama teacher with a bus full of students, to the quarrelsome couple on the way to their wedding, to the overeager Sheriff ready for some real criminal action, everyone has their own troubles to untangle. But to have a happy holiday, they're going to need a miracle--or seven, to be exact. A spirited and heartwarming comedy with a healthy dash of Christmas magic.
Admission Free
Performing Arts Center
Salinas High School
  726 South Main St., Salinas, CA 93901​​

Mamma Mia!

Nov 15 - Dec 23 


Announcing the Return of the SMASH HIT Musical Mamma Mia! by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Nov 15 - Dec 23 • Golden Bough
 
In this smash hit musical based on the hit songs of ABBA, young Sophie is ready to get married to her fiancée Sky, except for one thing - she has never met her father and wants him present for the big day.
 
She invites the three men that she discovers in her mother’s diary, but when they all arrive, Sophie’s mother Donna becomes distressed. As Sophie, Sky, Donna, her friends, and Sophie's three potential fathers prepare for the big day, emotions run high and surprises abound.
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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 Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Nov 30  -Dec 15

In this hilarious tale a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdmans – probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem, the fun, and the wonder when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! 
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 Members, 2 tickets for the price of 1,   
any performance (subject to
availability)

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"Steel Magnolias", by Robert Harling. Directed by
Kelsey E Posey. Paper Wing MAIN Stage

The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad
Steel Magnolias
Dec 7 - Dec 29

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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 Diary of Anne Frank"
​Dec 7 - 15
Carmel High School Drama presents "The Diary of Anne Frank"

The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most famous and haunting stories to emerge from the 20th Century. The memoirs of this young Jewish girl, forced to hide for nearly two years to escape Nazi persecution, are an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of our human history.
Tickets at the door
​​Carmel High School​​
Carmel, CA, California 93921​​
(831) 624-1821
 
Improv Cheer at the Cherry!
Dec 15, 7:30 pm

Improv Cheer at the Cherry!
 
Come on out and have a wildly good time with the Peninsula's Premier Improv Troupe, Monterey Comedy Improv. 

Everything you see is inspired by audience suggestions and volunteers...never to be seen again. Tickets go fast, buy now!  
 
Saurday, December 15  7:30 - 9pm
Cherry Theater
4th & Guadalupe, Carmel-By-The-Sea
 
PG 13 
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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
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ALONG CAME BETTY - Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
Sunday, December 16th - Doors open at 2:00pm; performance from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm.

We are pleased to welcome back Along Came Betty to our theater stage for another round of rich, harmonized sax and trumpet, backed by the classic piano, bass, and drums rhythm section.

Along Came Betty
Dec 16
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MCTA Produccing Member
CHERRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
P.O. Box 863, Carmel, CA 93921
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel(
 Along Came Betty (Biff Smith, piano; Brian Stock, trumpet and flugelhorn; Paul Tarantino, saxophone; Steve Uccello, bass; Patrick Tregenza, drums) has performed at many local and national jazz venues, including the Monterey Jazz Festival and the Big Sur Jazz Festival. Since 1998, they have been celebrating the spirit of hard-bop, a seminal movement of 50s and 60s jazz. Pianist and prolific composer Biff Smith's sophisticated yet highly accessible compositions blend elements of that era with modern sensibilities. Please join us for some great music, wine, and light fare - all included in the ticket price. 
  A Broadway Songbook with Tom Parks
December 21 @ 7:30 pm - December 22 @ 7:30 pm Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Tom Parks returns to the Cherry stage with A Broadway Songbook on December 21st and 22nd, at 7:30 p.m. Join us for a joyful evening of song and remembrance featuring the music of Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, and many more. Musical direction by George Peterson.
 
Tickets for the evening are $25.00, available by calling (831) 717-7373.
A Broadway Songbook with Tom Parks
December 21 

call for tickets (831) 717-7373. 

MCTA Produccing Member
CHERRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
P.O. Box 863, Carmel, CA 93921
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel(
​​Pink Flamingo Comedy Open Mic Night
Dec 28
Always wanted to try stand up...or have a new set you want to test? The Pink Flamingo Comedy Open Mic is  the night for you! Sign up begins at 7p or call ahead 831-238-2399. Or just come and be a part of the audience for a great night of laughter-Show starts at 8p.
 

Tickets are $10 
* all tickets include refreshments


pm on FaceBook   The Pink Flamingo Theater or text at 831-238-2399 to get on the list.

Tickets for the audience is $10 and includes refreshments. Come and see what maybe the next star of comedy!
ticketa at the door or call (831) 238-2399
MCTA Producing Member
THE PINK FLAMINGO THEATER
2115 N. Fremont Ave.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 238-2399​​

www.pinkflamingotheater.org
Legends of Rock'n'Roll Tribute Concert
Dec 29, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019


  Peninsula Premiere!
Legends of Rock'n'Roll Tribute Concert
Dec 29, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019
Golden Bough Theatre
Directed by Stephen Moorer
Musical Direction by Don Dally

Rockin’ in the holiday!

Audiences will be dancing in the aisles of PacRep's Golden Bough Playhouse! From Elvis and Little Richard to Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, and Sonny and Cher, PacRep's infamous tribute artists present a "Best of" musical concert of over 40 hit songs from yesteryear!

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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)

New Year's Eve Special Show!  December 31, 2018

Legends of Rock 'N' Roll New Year's Bash - Peninsula Premiere! Rockin’ in the holiday!
Audiences will be dancing in the aisles of PacRep's Golden Bough Playhouse! From Elvis and Little Richard to Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, and Sonny and Cher, PacRep's infamous tribute artists present a "Best of" musical concert of over 40 hit songs from yesteryear!

• The New Year's Show Includes: Champagne toast, dessert buffet, Dancing On the Golden Bough stage!

• This event is for patrons Age 21 and Up

• Handicapped seating available upon request.
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
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-Laurent, 
Producer
(831) 915-4550
Mailing address:
247 Oak St.
Salinas, CA 93901  
Venue: Various
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
Poetry of Spirit
212 Mar Monte Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076
Suzanne Sturn
831-662-2238 ​​
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
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