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
 "Anne of the Green Gables" by  Alice Chadwicke,  L.M. Montgomery (student-directed production)

A refreshing, contemporary telling of the classic story. Stern Marilla and her warm-hearted brother Matthew hoped to adopt a boy to work on their farm. But the orphanage sends young, befreckled Anne by mistake, and their lives will never be the same. Her warmth and wit affect everyone around her - even, eventually, the cold Marilla. We follow Anne through her rebellious years, her transformation into a young woman, and her romantic pairing with Gilbert. This play has been charming audiences around the world.
"Anne of the Green Gables"
​Feb 1-3
Tickets at the door
Monterey High School
100 Herrmann Drive, Monterey, CA 93940.

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For more information, [email protected] 
"Plaza Suite" by Neil Simon (student-directed production
Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. A suburban couple take the suite while their house is being painted and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before and was yesterday the anniversary, or is it today? This wry tale of marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields. He calls a childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife, for a little sexual diversion. Over the years she has idolized him from afar and is now more than the match he bargained for. The last couple is a mother and father fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom where guests await her or as Mother yells, "I want you to come out of that bathroom and get married!"
 "Plaza Suite" Feb 8, 9, 10
Tickets at the door
Monterey High School
100 Herrmann Drive, Monterey, CA 93940.

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For more information, [email protected] 
  Feb 8 & 9  "Celebration '69"  Western Stage Studio Theater SpringFEST, Conceived and presented by Mark Shilstone-Laurant
2019 marks the Golden Anniversary of 1969, the single most amazing year of the 20th century. CELEBRATION ’69 is a multimedia presentation that tries to capture the essence of that crazy year through a combination of images from the times, a live band playing music released in 1969, and colorful narration. CELEBRATION ’69 focuses on six iconic events from 1969: Nixon becomes president, man walks on the moon, Charles Manson masterminds a series of gruesome murders, The Woodstock Music Festival plays to half a million blissful hipsters, the Beatles record Abbey Road, their final album, and the peace and love sixties die a miserable death at a Rolling Stones concert outside the Altamont Speedway in northern California. As well as a live band playing tunes from the year on stage, CELEBRATION ’69 also looks at the explosion of music that occurred that year - debut albums from Led Zeppelin, Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Allman Brothers, Janis Joplin, Elton John, Chicago, Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five, and, believe it or not, that’s just a partial list!
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​​MCTA Producing Member
Mark Shilstone-Laurent

Producer​
(831) 915-4550
Mailing address:
247 Oak St.
Salinas, CA 93901  
email: [email protected] 
Venue:   : Western Stage

Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel
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)

  Feb 8 & 9  "Celebration '69"  Studio Theater, Conceived and presented by Mark Shilstone-Laurant
2019 marks the Golden Anniversary of 1969, the single most amazing year of the 20th century. CELEBRATION ’69 is a multimedia presentation that tries to capture the essence of that crazy year through a combination of images from the times, a live band playing music released in 1969, and colorful narration. 
 Feb 23 & 24  "Ubu Roi"   Written by Alfred Jarry, presented by Hartnell’s Theatre Arts & Cinema Department Hartnell College Theatre & Cinema Program’s 2018 adaptation of Alfred Jarry’s 1896 absurdist adaptation of Shakespeare’s    Macbeth. This all-student production is sponsored by the HC Theatre & Cinema Team, and features a talented group of student writers, designers, actors, and producers.
  See Monterey County Live Theatre list below for March and April SpringFEST performances

 
Comedy Improv at the Carl Cherry
Feb 9
Tragedy, comedy, or contemporary culture?  It makes no difference to the Monterey Comedy Improv.

The troupe will take suggestions from the audience on a wide range of subjects to create a series of scenes and skits using whatever props are at hand.
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Monterey Comedy Improv is the only troupe on the Central Coast to perform short form improvisational theater.  The show typically features plenty of audience participation, so be sure to leave your inhibitions at the door!
Tickets are $15, available through brownpapertickets.com  or by calling (831) 624-7491.
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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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"Valentine's Burlesque" 
​Feb 14 -16 

Valentine's Burlesque
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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)

  
Feb 15 - 16 Student Directed One Act plays - 2/15/18 at 7pm; 2/16/18 at 2;00pm and 7:00 pm,
Student Directed One Act plays Feb 15 - 16 ​
Tickets at the Door
Performing Arts Center
Salinas High School
  726 South Main St., Salinas, CA 93901​​
Romeo & Juliet
​Feb 21 - Mar 10

Romeo & Juliet, by William Shakespeare,  Directed by Justin Gordon
 
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A tragedy written by William Shakespeare about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families.
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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)

  2019 Monterey County Live Theater
Announced 2019  Monterey County Theaters' Season, check back for additions/updates

Mar 2 & 3  "Legacy Players in Performance"  SpringFEST 2019 Studio Theater, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816

Mar 8 - 23 My Name Is....by David Norum Pink Flamingo Theatre, 2115 N. Fremont Ave., Monterey, (831) 238-2399 

Mar 9 & 10  "ReAlisal: Stories from East Salinas"  SpringFEST 2019 Studio Theater, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816
  
Mar/Ap "Willy Wonka, Junior" - Golden Bough, Pacific Repertory Theatre, Forest Theatre, Mountain View Avenue and Santa Rita Street, in Carmel-by-the-Sea. (831)-622-0100
 
Mar 9 "The 24-Hour Show" (pro actors assignment) Monterey High School, 100 Herrmann Drive, Monterey, CA, email [email protected]
 
Mar 11 - 15 " Disney's The Lion King Jr." ARIEL Theatrical, The Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main Street, Salinas (831) 775-0976 or (831) 759-1530
 
Mar 14 - 30  "Reefer Madness" MCTA Member Preview: March 13th, 2019 ($10 tickets)Paper Wing Main Stage, 320 Hoffman, Monterey, (831) 905-5684

Mar 30 Monterey County Improv,"PG-13 The Lab, 3728 The Barnyard, Suite G-23, Carmel-by-the-Sea, above the Carmel Valley Roasting Company (831) 236-2032

Apr 5, 6, 12, 13 " The Phantom Tollbooth" ARIEL Theatrical, The Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main Street, Salinas (831) 775-0976 or (831) 759-1530

Apr 5 - 6  "Student Variety Show" - Performing Arts Center,  Salinas High School, 726 South Main St., Salinas, CA 93901

Apr 6 & 7  "South: A Nautical Muscial"  SpringFEST 2019 Studio Theater, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816

Apr 20  "Red Altar"  SpringFEST 2019 Main Stage, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816

Apr 13 & 14  "Breakfast at Nudlemans"  SpringFEST 2019 Studio Theater, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816

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

Apr 25 - May 12 "subText" MPC Theatre, 980 Fremont St, Monterey CA 93942, 831-646-4213
  
Apr 26 - May 4  "Medea" by Euripides adapted by Robinson Jeffers - Performing Arts Center,  Salinas High School, 726 South Main St., Salinas, CA 93901
 
Apr 27- 28  "Quilters"  SpringFEST 2019 Main Stage, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816

Apr 27  Monterey County Improv,"PG-13 The Lab, 3728 The Barnyard, Suite G-23, Carmel-by-the-Sea, above the Carmel Valley Roasting Company (831) 236-2032

May 4, 5,  10, 12, 18, 19, 20 "Carrie, the Musical" Monterey High School, 100 Herrmann Drive, Monterey, CA, email [email protected]

May 16 - Jun 9  "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett - Circle Theatre, Pacific Repertory Theatre, Forest 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 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 8 - 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 - Sept "Rent" 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 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 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 5 - 21 "Bob's Holiday Office Party" PaperWing Main Stage, 320 Hoffman, Monterey, (831) 905-5684


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