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.
Classes and Workshops
Youth and Adult Theatre Classes
​​ARIEL Theatrical Conservatory Programs. 
ARIEL Theatrical  registrations for its Conservatory Programs:​  2018 Season​

​​All rehearsals and performances unless otherwise noted are at the Karen Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main Street in Oldtown Salinas. For more information, to register or to purchase tickets go to www.arieltheatrical.org or call the Box Office at 831-775-0976, Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
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 The Play’s the Thing is a day time class for home school students. In this session, participants will dive into all things Shakespeare with a trained Shakespearean actor!  Classes are Fridays, 10 am to 12 pm and this session begins September 28th. Eight weeks of class culminate in an evening recital for family and friends. ARIEL is an approved vendor for Ocean Grove Charter and Inspire Charter.
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)

​​Based on the classic fairy tale,The Three Little Pigs, this musical adaptation will delight young and old. As the Three Little Pigs build their dream homes, they discover that diligence, hard work and generosity are the best protection from the Big Bad Wolf. Children ages 5-12 are invited to register. Rehearsals are on Mondays and Thursdays from 4-5:30 pm beginning on Monday, September 24.

Three Piggy Opera
Nov 2 & 3 
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)

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Young people ages 7 and up are invited to register (early bird discount if registered and paid in full by September 21). 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! Rehearsals begin Saturday October 20 and performances are on November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14 & 15.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Dec 1- 15
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)

Register Now
MCTA Producing Member
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


2018 Fall Camps for Children, Young People & Adults

Register for as many classes as you like! SoDA classes offer quality training in theatre skills. Teaching Staff provides a safe and nuturing environment for students to explore and expand their talents, and to express themselves on stage as they build self esteem and confidence.
 
Classes will be held at the Indoor Forest Theatre, Mountain View and Santa Rita, Carmel, CA
Further Info at SchoolofDramaticArts.org , or call 831-622-9175
Click here to register online
Carmel Academy of Performing Arts
Check back for the Next Series Schedule​​
MCTA Producing Member

California Academy of Performing Arts
Mission St & 8th Ave
Carmel, California
​, 93908
(831) 624-3729

http://carmelacademyofperformingarts.com

Adult Theatre Classes
  
COMEDY IMPROV WORKSHOP AT THE PINK FLAMINGO THEATER - October 23, 30,  November.6, 13, 27, and December.4 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.Class Show - December 8, 7:30 pm.

 New  and Experienced welcome-Play fun, easy, theater games based on audience suggestion. Start with the basics and end with a final Class Show for friends and family!  Fee is $125 (scholarships available). No Experience necessary!

Info and registration : 585-259-2621 or [email protected] Taught by Carol Roberts who has performed with Robin Williams, Paula Poundstone and Ellen Degeneres. Prepare to laugh!

www.carolrobertscomedy.net
  
Standup Comedy Workshop-
Oct\ 23 - Dec 8 
MCTA Producing Member
THE PINK FLAMINGO THEATER
2115 N. Fremont Ave.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 238-2399​​

www.pinkflamingotheater.org
  Monterey Comedy Improv presents Improv Drop-In Classes which are open to anyone and are from 6:30 - 7:30 pm every Wednesday. Held at 205 Montecito Ave., Monterey. Montereycomedyimprov.com. $10 fee
​​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

Adult and College Theatre Classes
  Hartnell College​​
  
Hartnell College's newly renovated A.A. in Theatre & Cinema. The program offers guaranteed transfer to CSU/UC, with new curriculum and exciting opportunities in Theatre and Cinematic Arts. The program offers cutting edge opportunities in academic and professional theatre, collaborating with The Western Stage and participating in exciting extracurricular events. Email [email protected] for more information on the A.A. or A.A.T. programs.


For audition opportunities and annual season, go to the " Auditions " " Playing Now ", and " Coming Soon " respectively, pages of this web site or go to http://westernstage.com
  Monterey Peninsula College Theatre Arts Department

can be your first step to a career in the theatre locally and beyond. You can:

Receive the AA-Transfer degree in Theatre Arts.
Earn certificates and AA degrees in Acting, Directing and Technical theatre.
Experience hands on training in rehearsal and performance techniques and technical production while performing in or crewing productions.

For more information about specific classes and programs go to www.mpc.edu  and click on "Academic Programs" and then "Theatre Arts."

​For audition opportunities and annual season, go to the "Auditions" "Playing Now", and "Coming Soon" respectively, pages of this web site or go to mpctheatreco.org