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.
Coming Soon
The Phantom Tollbooth TYA
Apr 5 - 13

Adapted from Norton Juster’s beloved children’s book, this riveting musical features a melodious score by Arnold Black and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize and three-time Tony-winner, Sheldon Harnick. Young people, ages 6-18, will tell the story of Milo, Tock, Princesses Rhyme and Reason and others from the distant Land of Wisdom as they discover that in the quest for knowledge everything has a purpose.
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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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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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)

 Apr 13 & 14  "Breakfast at Nudlemans" Written by Harvey Landa   
TWS’s resident playwright, Harvey Landa, presents Breakfast at Nudlemans, a kooky story of a young woman and older man whose paths are tied with one another in more than one way.   Free
 Apr 20  "Red Altar"      A  special, one night only presentation by San Francisco’s Eth-Noh-Tec co-directors Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo
 
The Red Altar is a multi-media performance about six teenagers who crossed the ocean from China, crashed in the MontereyBay of California, and began the fishing industry in the Monterey Bay area in 1850. In the face of anti-Chinese legislation, media propaganda with racist caricatures, and outright violence, they persevered with courage and ingenuity in an effort to lay down roots in their volatile new home. Seven generations later, their story is finally being told.   http://www.ethnohtec.org/
 Apr 27 - 28 (Possible School Matinees, March 21st –22nd (10:30AM) * $2 tkts for school groups (831-755-6929) "Quilters"  SpringFEST 2019 Main Stage, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816
 
Written by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek and Lyrics by Barbara Damashek
A musical about the lives of women who settled America, based on the book The Quilters: Women and Domestic Art by Patricia Cooper and Norma Bradley Allen. Presented in a series of short tales and tableaus matched with musical num- bers, “Quilters” is a celebration of women told through their quilts.
"subText" 
Apr 25 - May 12 
"subText" by Tyler Dwiggins

While everyone on the planet is just a text away, getting you message across has never been more complicated.  SubText takes a comedic look at the awkwardness of dating in a digital age, from capturing the perfect selfie to making a relationship Facebook official
 
At its heart, subText is a reminder that "love is a lot of things, but it is rarely a thing of convenience"
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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

MCTA members, 2 tickets for the price of 1, any day
 
 Improv at the The Lab, Carmel Barnyard
Apr 27

PG-13Using 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 join Monterey Comedy Improv at The Lab, 3728 The Barnyard, Suite G-23, Carmel-by-the-Sea, above the Carmel Valley Roasting Company (831) 236-2032
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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

High School Shows Coming Soon
  
Apr 5 - 6  Student Variety Show - 4/5 and 4/6 at 7:00 pm - Tickets $10.00 general; $7.00; Students/seniors $7.00 Performing Arts Center,  Salinas High School, 726 South Main St., Salinas, CA 93901
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Student Variety Show
​Apr 5 - 6
Tickets at the Door
Performing Arts Center
Salinas High School
  726 South Main St., Salinas, CA 93901​​
Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry
  
Spies, murder, love, and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast of the master of suspense's earlier films. With The Lodger, Sabotage and The 39 Steps, Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play is a triple feature, complete with vintage commercials, that recreates a daring train chase, a serial killer's ominous presence, and a devastating explosion through the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring.
  
​April 11-13, 2019 at 7pm in Keck Auditorium. 
Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play
​Apr 11-13
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Stevenson School
3152 Forest Lake Rd, Pebble Beach, CA 93953
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Wit
​Apr 12 -20
             
In "Wit" by Margaret Edison, Vivian Bearing, a brilliant and uncompromising professor of English Literature who has spent years specializing in the Holy Sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. She agrees to undergo an experimental chemotherapy treatment that, although not guaranteed to save her, will provide excellent research data for the future of oncology. Once the teacher, she is now the student, learning everything she can about the disease and constantly at the mercy of the doctors in authority. Over the course of her treatment, she begins to seek the warmth and care that, in her quest for excellence, she denied her students during her many years of teaching.
  
April 12th at 7pm, 13th at 7pm and matinee at 2pm,then we will continue April 19th and 20th, 7pm at Mullins theater
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Alisal High School
777 Williams Rd,
​Salinas, CA 93905
Zanadu
Apr 12 - 20​​
Hosted by Kyle Andrew Richlin ,Walter Colton Middle School continues the Spring Musical tradition with this Tony nominated musical.  Keeping up with tradition, admission is FREE!!!!  If you would like to make a contribution in the form of a donation - please contact [email protected] or there will be collection boxes to accept your donations on the date of the performanc. Reserved seating is available for the FIRST 4 ROWS ONLY!    

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  Walter Colton Middle School
100 Toda Vista,
Monterey, California 93940
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Slap on your roller skates, pump up the glitter, and get hip to the muses in Xanadu, the laugh-out-loud musical stage adaptation of the 1980 film. Xanadu follows Clio, the lovely and precocious Greek muse who decides to put on some rollerskates. legwarmers, and an Australian accent as "Kira" in order to help Sonny Malone, a chalk artist with half a brain and a heart of gold, rediscover his own creativity. With both help and hindrance from the other muses -- and from a claronetist-turned-real estate mogul named Danny Maguire -- Sonny and "Kira" work to rebuild their “apex of the arts”: a roller disco. Xanadu is the rare musical with a big heart, an even bigger funny bone, and a tongue stuck firmly in its cheek
 "Medea" by Euripides, adapted by Robinson Jeffers  

First performed in Athens, 431 B.C., this classic play is one of the most searingly intense of all Greek tragedies. Spurned by the husband whose life she saved, the celebrated sorceress of legend plans a terrible revenge on the man she had loved.
Medea
​Apr 26 -  May 4
Tickets at the Door
Performing Arts Center
Salinas High School
  726 South Main St., Salinas, CA 93901​​
 In the distant future, music is forbidden and free thought is discouraged. A brain-dead dystopian haze has overtaken the world. But not all is lost! We Will Rock You follows Galileo Figaro and Scaramouce, two revolutionary bohemians, as they set out to save rock music and restore individuality and creative expression. Featuring the music of Queen, including “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “We Will Rock You,” this is a rock adventure not to be missed!

​Friday, April 26 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 28 – 2:00 p.m.
Friday, May 3 – 12:45 p.m.
Saturday, May 4 – 7:30 p.m. (Father-Daughter Weekend)

We Will Rock You, school edition
Apr 26 - May 4
Tickets at the door
All performances are held at Santa Catalina School, Performing Arts Center, 1500 Mark Thomas Drive, Monterey, CA 93940
 
Note: The Father-Daughter performance on May 4 is an Upper School event; tickets are automatically reserved with Father-Daughter event reservations.​ If you have any questions, please call Theatre Arts chair Lara Wheeler Devlin '02 at 831.655.9398.Santa Catalina School
 
For group rates, call 831.655.9340.
Santa Catalina School
1500 Mark Thomas Dr, Monterey, CA 93940
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  2019 Monterey County Live Theater
Announced 2019  Monterey County Theaters' Season, check back for additions/updates

Apr 25 - May 4  "Star Wars Burlesque" MCTA Member Preview: March 13th, 2019 ($10 tickets)Paper Wing Main Stage, 320 Hoffman, Monterey, (831) 905-5684

May 8, 15, 17  An Evening with Dorothy Parker, by Carol Marquart Staged Readings

May 16 - Jun 9  "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett - Circle Theatre, Pacific Repertory Theatre, Mountain View Avenue and Santa Rita Street, in Carmel-by-the-Sea. (831)-622-0100
  
May 17 & 18 "The Ugly Duckling " ARIEL Theatrical, The Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main Street, Salinas (831) 775-0976 or (831) 759-1530

May 25 "Monterey County Improv," PG-13 The Outdoor Forest Theater, Mountain View Avenue and Santa Rita Street, in Carmel-by-the-Sea. 320 Hoffman, Monterey, (831) 905-5684 

Jun 1 - 22 "The Miracle Worker" by William Gibson Western Stage  Main Stage, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816
 
Jun 21 & 22 " Disney's 101 Dalmations Kids" ARIEL Theatrical, The Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main Street, Salinas (831) 775-0976 or (831) 759-1530

Jun 22 - Jul 13  Little Women, The Broadway Musical",  Book by Allan Knee, Music by Jason Howland, Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott Western Stage  Main Stage, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816
  
Jun  "Bright Star"  Paraphrase Productions, venue TBD

Jun/ 27 -Jul 28 - "Newsies" – Golden Bough, Pacific Repertory Theatre, Forest Theatre, Mountain View Avenue and Santa Rita Street, in Carmel-by-the-Sea. (831)-622-0100

Jun 27 - Jul 14    "Hello Dolly" Forest Theatre Guild Outdoor Forest Theatre, Mountain View Avenue and Santa Rita Street, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, 831-626-1681
 
Jul  Emerging Artists Play  Paraphrase Productions, venue TBD
  
Jul  2X4 Bash, "Hand to God" by Robert Askins and "The Wolves" by Sarah Del Lappe Western Stage, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816


Jul 12 - 20 " Willy Wonka TVA Version" ARIEL Theatrical, The Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main Street, Salinas (831) 775-0976 or (831) 759-1530
 
Aug 1 - 18  "A Chorus Line"  MPC Theatre, 980 Fremont St, Monterey CA 93942, 831-646-4213

August 15 - Sep 22 "Beauty and the Beast"– - Forest Theater, Pacific Repertory Theatre, Forest Theatre, Mountain View Avenue and Santa Rita Street, in Carmel-by-the-Sea. (831)-622-0100
 
Aug 2 - 17 " Tuck Everlasting" ARIEL Theatrical, The Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main Street, Salinas (831) 775-0976 or (831) 759-1530
  
Aug 24 - Sep 14  "Of Mice and Men, the Musical, " Based on the novel by John Steinbeck , Western Stage  Main Stage, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816  

Aug 8 - 25 "Next to Normal" Paraphrase Productions, in partnership with Paper Wing Theatre, 320 Hoffman, Monterey, (831) 905-5684
 
Sep 5 - 8  "6th Annual Play Reading Series" Paper Wing Gallerie Stage, 320 Hoffman, Monterey, (831) 905-5684, Submission for writers opens May 1st and ends July 1st, 2019
  
Sep 5 - 22 "Pericles" Pacific Repertory Theatre, Circle Theatre, Mountain View Avenue and Santa Rita Street, in Carmel-by-the-Sea. (831)-622-0100

Sep 14 - 29  "For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday " by Sarah Ruhl , Western Stage  Main Stage, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816
  
Sep 27 - Oct 13  "Shakespeare in Love"  Pacific Repertory Theatre, Forest Theatre, Mountain View Avenue and Santa Rita Street, in Carmel-by-the-Sea. (831)-622-0100
 
Oct 4 - 19 " Disney's High School Musical On Stage" ARIEL Theatrical, The Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main Street, Salinas (831) 775-0976 or (831) 759-1530

  Oct 12 - Nov 3 "The Rocky Horror Show", by Richard O’Brien. PaperWing Main Stage, 320 Hoffman, Monterey, (831) 905-5684 (may have traveling performances)

Oct 26 - Nov 10  "Men On Boats " by Jaclyn Backhous, Western Stage  Main Stage, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816


Nov 9 - Dec 7  "Evita" lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Weber, Western Stage  Main Stage, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816

Nov 1 & 2 " Goldilocks and the Three Bears" ARIEL Theatrical, The Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main Street, Salinas (831) 775-0976 or (831) 759-1530
 
Nov 21 - Dec 22 "Chicago" - Golden Bough, Pacific Repertory Theatre, Forest Theatre, Mountain View Avenue and Santa Rita Street, in Carmel-by-the-Sea. (831)-622-0100


Nov 29 - Dec 14 "A Charlie Brown Christmas " ARIEL Theatrical, The Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main Street, Salinas (831) 775-0976 or (831) 759-1530


Dec 7-  9 "Nutcracker A Monterey Peninsula Tradition", Dance Kids of Monterey County, Sunset Center, Carmel, (831) 622-9008

Dec 12 - 29 "Rent" Paraphrase Productions, in partnership with Paper Wing Theatre, 320 Hoffman, Monterey, (831) 905-5684

  2019 Monterey County High School Productions
Check back for school production additions/updates

May 3 - 10, "She Kills Monsters" by Qui Nguyen, SHS Blackbox Theater.Seaside High School Theater, 2200 Noche Buena St, Seaside CA

May 4, 5,  10, 12, 18, 19, 20 "Carrie, the Musical" Monterey High School, 100 Herrmann Drive, Monterey, CA, email [email protected]https://www.mhsplayers.com