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.
  November 17, 2018 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  Free event.
 
 Harriet Lynn/Heritage Theatre Arts Consortium will be directing a historical play for The Monterey Museums & Cultural Arts Commission. An exciting one-day outdoor re-enactment near the Custom House in Monterey on Saturday, Nov 18.
 
The raid on Monterey by the Argentine revolutionary Captain Bouchard in 1818 is the only land/sea battle in California's history. On 24 November, 1818, before dawn, Bouchard landed in Monterey. The Spanish fort resisted ineffectively, and after an hour of combat the Argentine flag flew over it. The Argentines took the city for six days, during which time they stole the cattle and burned the fort, the artillery headquarters, the governor's residence and the Spanish houses. To round out the living history event, The Lady Washington sailing vessel will be docked at the Monterey docks.
 
Contact: Director, Harriet Lynn/ 443-630-5312 ([email protected]), for more information.
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MCTA Producing Member
Heritage Theatre Artists' Consortium (HTAC)
(443) 630-5312
Mailing Address: 85 Ocean Pines Lane
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
www.h-tac.com



Mark Shilstone-Laurent's A Very Cherry Christmas
​Dec 1 - 10
  For the first time in its history, 
The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts in Carmel will light up with the spirit of Christmas during the first two weekends in December when it presents Mark Shilstone-Laurent’s A Very Cherry Christmas. The first act consists of a performance of David Sedaris’s The Santaland Diaries, a hilarious one-man show chronicling the life of an elf in Macy’s Santaland, and a series of Christmas readings 
  
The show plays December 1,2,3 & 8,9,10, with a 7:30 curtain Fridays and Saturdays, and two o’clock matinees on the Sundays.
Tickets at the door

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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:   :Various

Every Christmas Story Ever Told
Dec 1 - 3 
 “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)” by Michael Carleton, Jim Fitzgerald, & John K. Alvarez 

Instead of performing Charles Dickens beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, our actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told -- plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. Its a fun madcap romp through the holiday season!
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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
  
New MCTA Program, "Hands-On Technical Theatre Workshops"

Looking for something to do? Love theater but would never step on the stage?  How about stepping behind the stage?  Or build sets, sew costumes, or learn how to run the lights?    Our local theaters need tech people before, during , and after a show.
 
Monterey County Theatre Alliance's  Hands-On Technical Theatre Workshops Program  connects people 16 and older with our theaters, to work side by side with experienced technicians.
 
Applications are available on this web site, theatremonterey.org/hands-on-tech-theatre or email [email protected] for more information and an application.​
  
Want to learn more about Technical Theater?  We are holding free Technical Theater Panel Discussion Workshops.  Our next one is Thursday, July 26, 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Carmel Foundation Southeast Corner of 8th and Lincoln Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
  
Nutcracker, a Monterey Pennisula Tradition
Dec 8 - 10 
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MCTA Producing Member
Dance Kids of
Monterey County 
Sunset Center, Cottage #17
San Carlos Street at 10th Ave.,
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6225
Carmel, CA 93921
Phone: (831) 622-9008
Fax: (831) 218-1293

Email: [email protected]
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http://dancekids.org/

  For the first time in its history, Dance Kids of Monterey County will kick off its Silver Anniversary Celebration Year with NUTCRACKER: A MONTEREY PENINSULA TRADITION in December at Carmel's Sunset Center, and feature, along with the cast of the ballet, a complete 39-member symphony orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's familiar holiday score. The 39-member Monterey County Pops!, conducted by Dr. Carl Christensen, will perform in the orchestra pit at Sunset Center with Dance Kids dancers on stage in the annual full-length holiday ballet.

 
My Mother's Keeper
 April 27 – May 27
My Mother's Keeper moves fluidly back and forth between 1914 and the present, taking place within the memories of four generations of women in a show business family.  Looking through the lens of the mother-daughter dynamic, My Mother's Keeper is an examination of our matriarchal inheritance, with all its inhearent - and inherited - blessings and curses.  It is a moving, sometimes disturbing, ultimately healing work. 


Performances at The Carl Cherry Center For The Performing Arts
4th & Guadalupe Streets,  Carmel


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MCTA Producing Member
Press the Button Productions
Jane Press,  Producer
831-233-1941
[email protected]

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 "Lucky Lindy
A conversation with Charles Lindbergh"
May 17 - Jun 2
 It's 1974 and he's in the spotlight again. after 35 years of silence.  Now he's ready to talk --- about everything.

A play by Tom Parks with Keith Decker as Charles Lindbergh and with Lynette Winter.

Friday, Saturday - 7:30pm
Sunday 2:00pm

Performances at The Carl Cherry Center For The Performing Arts
4th & Guadalupe Streets,  Carmel
 

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MCTA Producing Member
Tom Parks, Producer
(831) 625-9094
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1304
​Carmel, CA 93921

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An Evening with Dorothy Parker
Staged Reading
July 17
AN EVENING WITH DOROTHY PARKER
 By Carol Marquart
 
Dorothy Parker - poet, screenwriter, playwright, writer of short stories and fierce drama/literary critic for Vogue and the New Yorker.  She got her start with the Algonquin literary roundtable and was a pivotal player during the Jazz Age of the Roaring Twenties.  Famous for her "black and blue" verse, her razor-wire wit, her rocky romances and her suicide attempts, Dorothy Parker lives on in this three-person staged reading by Carol Marquart
Public is invited.
  
Performance Dates:

​July 17, Gentrain

For further information contact Carol Marquart, 831-375-2235
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MCTA Producing Member
Living History Company
Carol Marquart
​For further information
(831) 275-2235
email: [email protected]
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Carol Marquart, playwright, is fascinated with the lives of famous people and revolutionary thinkers.  Using local actors, she has written and presented her staged readings all over the Monterey Peninsula. Her character studies include Diana, Princess of Wales, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Mark Twain,  The Duchess of Windsor, William Randolph Hearst, J. Paul Getty, Bette Davis, Louella Parsons, Hedda Hopper, Mabel Dodge Luhan and Rasputin!
MCTA Producing Member
Mark Shilstone, Producer
(831) 915-4550
Mailing address:
247 Oak St.
Salinas, CA 93901  
Venue:   : Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel
MCTA Producing Member
  
Suzanne Sturn, Producer
[email protected]; 831-662-2238.
  
MCTA Affiliate
  Eulalia Theatre Company (E.T.C.)
Michael Lojkovic

For further information
  (831)869-2819

Venue: Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel
(831)624-7491
MCTA Affiliate
  Eulalia Theatre Company (E.T.C.)
Michael Lojkovic

For further information
  (831)869-2819

Venue: Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel
(831)624-7491