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.
  
As the result of the curse of a once-beautiful witch, a baker ,  and his wife are childless. Three days before the rise of a blue moon, they venture into the forest to find the ingredients that will reverse the spell and restore the witch's beauty: a milk-white cow, hair as yellow as corn, a blood-red cape, and a slipper of gold. During their journey, they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack, each one on a quest to fulfill a wish.
  
Into the Woods
​June 14 - 24
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MCTA Producing Member
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

Sweeney Todd
  
JULY 13, 15, 19, & 21
  
In collaboration with the Forest Theater Guild, Paraphrase Productions is proud to present Sweeney Todd! In this thrilling tale of the infamous demon barber of Fleet Street, he returns to London to hear distressing news about his wife and daughter, then forms an uncanny partnership with Mrs. Lovett at her pie shop as business takes twisted turns for the both of them. According to director Anthony Tringali, this musical proves its enduring relevance as it wrestles with “themes of the morality of those in power and the lengths one man will go to seek justice for himself.”
  
Performances at The Forest Theater
Santa Rita St. & Mountain View Ave., Carmel-By-The-Sea
  
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MCTA Producing Member
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 Producing Member
Paraphrase Productions  
Venues:
The Outdoor Forest Theatre and Paperwing Theater
Mailing address: 1284 Adobe Ln.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 601-9984​
​http://www.paraphrase-productions.com/​​
  
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  
JULY 12, 14, 20, 22

  
In collaboration with the Forest Theater Guild, Paraphrase Productions is proud to present The Hunchback of Notre Dame! Follow the gripping, timeless musical tale of Quasimodo, the bell-ringer of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. After he escapes his captivity, he embarks on an epic journey of love and heroism where hope ultimately prevails. According to director Andrew Marderian, “It is a story that is deeply relevant to our current cultural moment, and yet is completely timeless.”
  
  
Performances at The Forest Theater
Santa Rita St. & Mountain View Ave., Carmel-By-The-Sea


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MCTA Producing Member
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 Producing Member
Paraphrase Productions  
Venues:
The Outdoor Forest Theatre and Paperwing Theater
Mailing address: 1284 Adobe Ln.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 915-6624
​http://www.paraphrase-productions.com/​​
  
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  
JULY 12, 14, 20, 22

  
In collaboration with the Forest Theater Guild, Paraphrase Productions is proud to present The Hunchback of Notre Dame! Follow the gripping, timeless musical tale of Quasimodo, the bell-ringer of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. After he escapes his captivity, he embarks on an epic journey of love and heroism where hope ultimately prevails. According to director Andrew Marderian, “It is a story that is deeply relevant to our current cultural moment, and yet is completely timeless.”
  
  
Performances at The Forest Theater
Santa Rita St. & Mountain View Ave., Carmel-By-The-Sea


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MCTA Producing Member
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 Producing Member
Paraphrase Productions  
Venues:
The Outdoor Forest Theatre and Paperwing Theater
Mailing address: 1284 Adobe Ln.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 915-6624
​http://www.paraphrase-productions.com/​​
  
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Auditions for Rent and other Paraphrase  2019 Shows
  
Aug 25

Schedule Audtion
​Paper Wing Theatre Company and Paraphrase Productions are holding the first round of auditions for their co-produced production of “Rent”, scheduled to play in August and September of 2019.
 
Auditions will be held on August 25th for principal roles. Please note that all actors must be 18 years of age or older. To schedule an audition time and for more information, Schedule your audition today: www.paraphrase-productions.com/audition-information
 
Auditioners must prepare one rock song, one folk song, and one modern dramatic monologue.
 
The second round of principal auditions will be held in late December, with callbacks in early January. Ensemble auditions will be held late spring 2019.
 
Media Contact: Emily Castro ([email protected])
​​MCTA Producing Member
Paraphrase Productions  
Venues:
The Outdoor Forest Theatre and Paperwing Theater
Mailing address: 1284 Adobe Ln.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 601-9984​
​http://www.paraphrase-productions.com/​​
Auditions for  "Into the Woods"
Dec 27th & 28
MCTA Producing Member
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

Audition info for Into the Woods for the Forest Theater Guild. Director Paul Davis, Musical Director Janice Perl

December 27th - 28th from 6pm-10pm
callbacks to be December 30th from 6pm-10pm.

Appointments are encouraged, walk ins will be on an as available basis...so we will fit you in as schedule allows.

Auditioners: Please prepare one classic, one minute monologue from a well known musical or play produced between 1920 and 1980...dramatic or comedic.

"Into the Woods" is mostly vocal music!  Because the melodies, rhythms, and intervals are rather complex, we are asking that you sing a song from the show especially if you're interested in a specific character!!  If you're not interested in a specific character, you may sing any song you wish from a Broadway show, or a song from "Into the Woods."

No accompanist will be provided.  There will be a speaker with the tracks from this show. Please open the drop box link for DEMOS of all songs, as well as TRAX with a MELODY guide played on a flute.  You can use the melody guide version at the audition!


REQUIRED SONGS FOR AUDITIONS

Cinderella/Rapunzel: "On The Steps Of The Palace"
Jack: "Giants in the Sky"
Witch: "Last Midnight" (DEMO starts at 1:35)
Baker's Wife: "Moments in the Woods"
Little Red: "I Know Things Now"
Baker/Mysterious Man: "No More"  (sing both parts)

Any questions regarding the musical portion of the audition please email our musical director at [email protected]
Carmel Pops! 2018
​Oct 20 & Oct 21
  

  
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MCTA Producing Member
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 Producing Member
The Defaria Company
(831) 624-4345
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 4307
Carmel, CA 93921-4307​

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MCTA Producing Member
Paraphrase Productions  
Venues:
The Outdoor Forest Theatre and Paperwing Theater
Mailing address: 1284 Adobe Ln.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 601-9984​
​http://www.paraphrase-productions.com/​​

Summer Mentorship Program
Applications due Jan 19
 Paraphrase Productions' Mentorship Program is accepting applications for its 2018 Season.
 
We are looking for driven young adults wishing to dive into the world of theater. This unique mentorship program not only raises up future theater professionals, it gives them the opportunity to direct, stage manage, produce, and design a show of their very own that will be included as a part of the 2018 season.
 
The goal of the Mentorship Program is to train new Directors, Stage Managers, Producers, and Designers to begin mastering the craft they are interested in pursuing. Through this program we hope to continue encouraging and depicting new visions that will create a more immersive environment of artists.
 
Applications are due January 19.
 
For more information about the Mentorship Program please visit our website ( http://www.paraphrase-productions.com/mentorship-program-1).
 Give & Take
January 5-7
 Venue TBD, Paraphrase Productions
 
Get a comedic look at Paraphrase's past and future productions. This free performance is a benefit concert featuring parodies of Pippin, Man of La Mancha, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Sweeney Todd. All proceeds will go toward Paraphrase Productions' 2018 Season and donors will receive special opportunities to partner with Paraphrase in supporting theater on the Monterey Peninsula. For more information on this unique event please visit our website (www.paraphrase-productions.com)
Tickets sold at the door
​​MCTA Producing Member
Paraphrase Productions  
Venues:
The Outdoor Forest Theatre and Paperwing Theater
Mailing address: 1284 Adobe Ln.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 601-9984​
​http://www.paraphrase-productions.com/​​

"Marina Sings" in partnership with Church of the Epiphany and Forest Theatre Guild presents
"Christmas Ghosts of 1944"
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Proceeds to benefit the Thomas Carmen Food Pantry, a local 501(c ) (3) non profit whose mission is to provide food for needy households and individuals… for more information visit:  Thomascarmentfoodpantry.org
 
A Christmas play with dancing, romancing, and reflection.  Written and directed by local author and playwright Kelly Belistrer
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Christmas Ghosts of 1944
​Dec ??
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MCTA Producing Member
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


"Marina Sings" in partnership with Church of the Epiphany and Forest Theatre Guild presents Christmas Ghosts of 1944
 
A Christmas play with dancing, romancing, and reflection.  Written and directed by local author and playwright Kelly Belistreri


MCTA Producing Member
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

Auditions Sept 16th, 10am to 2 pm, by appointment, 2 to 3pm general auditions
Church of the Epiphany, Marina
 
Sept 17th, 1 to 3 p by appointment, 2 to 3pm general auditions
Carmel Youth Center, Carmel
 
For more information or to make an appointment, email [email protected]
Call (831) 402-1948
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 The Glass Menangerie
​Aug 17 - Aug 24
Directed by Andrew Marderian

The Glass Menagerie is a memory play  by‎ Tennessee Williams , and its action is drawn from the memories of the narrator, Tom Wingfield. Tom is a character in the play, which is set in St. Louis in 1937. He is an aspiring poet who toils in a shoe warehouse to support his mother, Amanda, and sister, Laura.

The Glass Menangerie will be performed at Paper Wing Theatre, 320 Hoffman, Monterey
Tickets sold at the door
MCTA Producing Member
Paraphrase Productions  
Venues:
The Outdoor Forest Theatre and Paperwing Theater
Mailing address: 1284 Adobe Ln.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 601-9984​
​http://www.paraphrase-productions.com/​​
 Aditions for  FTG/Paraphrase Productions Summer Shows
Dec 29 & 30
  The Forest Theater Guild in collaboration with Paraphrase Productions, will be holding auditions for our 2018 Season which includes summer shows: SWEENEY TODD (runs July 12 - 22 ) and HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME.(runs  July 13 - 21) at the Outdoor Forest Theatre, Carmel.


We are looking for actors 14 years and older to join us for this monumental pairing of two fantastic productions.
 
Special note:  Paraphrase Productions is looking to cast a deaf actor for the role of Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
 
The role is for a male 20 to 35 years old.
  
All Auditions will be held December 29 & 30 at the American Tin Cannery. Actors can schedule their audition on our website at


Actors will need to come prepared with one dramatic song from a musical and a one minute dramatic monologue.