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 Theatre Classes
   Pac Rep's School of Dramatic Arts announces 2016 Fall Theatre Classes  
   PacRep Theatre's School of Dramatic Arts 2016 Fall Theatre Classes Fall Session will begin September 12th with many great options for your young performer. Classes do not overlap, so register today for as many as you are interested in! Visit the SoDA website - www.Schoolofdramaticarts. org - to download the fall registration form today. Preregistration is required by September 1st. Please mail in your completed registration form with payment, or bring it to the Golden Bough Box Office, open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Classes will be held at the Indoor Forest Theatre at Mountain View and Santa Rita Carmel.
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  Treasure Trunk Theater - Ages 6-7

Open the trunk to discover the spark that inspires that day's interactive adventure. Each day's adventure builds into a story that we create and act out. Students learn to join together and use their voices, bodies, and imaginations to overcome many dramatic challenges. SoDA Instructor: Susanne Burns

This 10-week session will be offered Mondays, Sept. 12 - Nov. 14 from 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Storybook Theater Adventures - Ages 4-5 

Exercising their natural creativity through movement, vocal work, games, and improvisation, students will portray beloved STORYBOOK characters while gaining confidence and presence on stage. SoDA Instructor: Susanne Burns
This 10-week session will be offered Mondays, Sept. 12 - Nov. 14 from 3:15 - 4:15 pm
    Comedy Improvisational Theatre for Teens

Students will learn improvisational skills that are applicable to all areas of theatre, including active listening, quick thinking, and making strong choices. Raise self-confidence both on stage and off. An Improv Showcase in the same framework used by professional improv troupes will be presented on the last day of class. SoDA Instructor: Susanne Burns
This 10-week session will be offered Tuesdays, Sept. 12 - Nov. 15 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm
  Play Production Class - THE PIED PIPER OF
HAMELIN - Ages 8-16
Work together producing this magical musical based on the classic story. Comical characters are just waiting for your creative acting! Songs, movement and Life-Size Rapping Rats bring this story to life. Experience every part of putting on a play: From auditioning to performing in a safe and supportive environment. Come join the fun! A Showcase will be at the session’s end. SoDA Instructor: Diane Goyette

This 10-week session will be offered Wednesdays, Sept. 14 - Nov.16 from 3:45 - 5:30 pm  

  Acting Skills - Ages 9-12

This class teaches basic acting theory, including stage technique, projection, diction, and imagination exploration. Special attention is paid to performance skills: memorization, stage movement, vocal production, and interpretation of text. Students will rehearse and perform scenes and monologues. Theater games and improvisation are included in this class. SoDA Instructor: Laura Cote
This 10-week session will be offered Thursdays, Sept. 15 - Nov. 17 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Sing Dance Act Musical Theatre  
Middle and High School
Musical Theatre involves singing, dancing and acting. In this three week workshop we will explore the process of putting together a song and dance number from start to finish. By studying examples of great musical theatre performances from the past and present, learn how to create your own show stopper. SoDA Instructor: Janice Perl

September 24, October 1 and 8 from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon     
  Vocal Workshop - for Middle and High School

Discover your true voice! Students will begin by learning the backbone of good singing technique to help unlock their best sound in a healthy, sustainable way. By starting with vocal exercises to explore technical basics such as breath support, mask resonance, and proper alignment, students will then incorporate their technique into songs they wish to work on as audition or performance material, or just for fun. The final class will conclude with a showcase for students to demonstrate their growth. Perfect for any singer ready to expand their range and their repertoire! SoDA instructor: Gracie Navaille​.    Oct 15 - Nov 19
​​ARIEL Theatrical continues registration for its 2016 Spring Conservatory.  Programs vary by minimum age and complexity of material   
Join the ARIEL Cast
Register now for The Berenstain Bears on Stage, Five great stories come together in one fun, entertaining and heart-warming production that features everyone’s favorite family of bears. Rehearsals beginning August 27 and performances to be presented on Oct 7 - 22
 Additional information is available by checking the ARIEL website at or calling (831) 775.0976.
  ​Register now for Little Red Riding Hood.  In this lively retelling of a classic Grimm Bros. tale, Little Red Riding Hood discovers the correct path through the woods.. Rehearsals beginning September and performances to be presented on Oct 18 -19
Summer Theatre Camps at The Western Stage!

(ages 14-17) is intense "boot camp" training for the student exploring the theatre career track in both Musical Theatre and Technical Theatre. Meets 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Tuesday - Saturday, June 27 - August 6. Boot Camp participants will have the opportunity to join running crews for CARRIE THE MUSICAL with parental permission. Click here for more information
(ages 9 - 13) is a fast-paced experience in performance and technical theater. Three sessions available: June 13 - 2, July 5 - 15, July 18 - 29. Meets 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday. Click here for more information
Adult and College Theatre Classes
Interim Theatre Department Chair David Kersnar. 
Hartnell College

has a newly renovated A.A. curriculum in Theatre & Cinema. You can:

Receive training in all areas of performance and technical theater,
Participate in the Western Stage's Annual 2 x 4 Bash.
Obtain guaranteed transfer to CSU/UC
Participate in exciting extracurricular events, such as:
The  Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, most recently in Honolulu Hawaii
Perform in a production at The International College Theatre Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, in August, 2016
The CSU Summer Arts Festivals and programs.
Summer offerings include a new Introductory Film course.

For more information on the A.A. or A.A.T. programs, email [email protected]
For audition opportunities and annual season, go to the " Auditions" " Playing Now", and " Coming Soon" respectively, pages of this web site or go to
For more information on 2 x 4 bash email [email protected]
  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 main stage and studio theatre productions.

For more information about specific classes and programs go to and click on "Academic Programs" and then "Theatre Arts." You can also check the Theatre website at or contact Gary Bolen at [email protected]