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.

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MCTA's Technical Theatre Program and MC Gives! through Dec 31st Has Launched

  
MC Gives! is a year-end campaign for Monterey County nonprofits. 

​​MCTA's MC Gives! "Big Idea" is to expand our Tech Theatre Program and help fund transportation for our high school students who want to be involved in the Program.  

Consider submitting a Challenge gift now. 


Now Playing This Month
Terms of Use
Nov 8- Nov 17

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"Terms of Use", by Patrick M Brennan. Directed by Erin Davison,  *Chosen from the 2017 Reading
Series* Paper Wing Gallerie Stage

Martha wants to save her hacker brother from a dangerous obsession with virtual reality.But she discovers that he has learned how to open a door to a realm darker than she couldhave ever imagined. Can she rescue him before she loses him forever?
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)

  
The Three Musketeers
(Ken Ludwig)
​Nov 9 - 18
tickets at the door
The MHS Players Present "The Three Musketeers" by Ken Ludwig directed by Alicia Welch,

Set in 1625–1628, it recounts the adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan (based on Charles de Batz-Castelmore d'Artagnan) after he leaves home to travel to Paris, to join the Musketeers of the Guard. Although d'Artagnan is not able to join this elite corps immediately, he befriends the three most formidable musketeers of the age Athos, Porthos and Aramis—and gets involved in affairs of the state and court.

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Monterey High School
MHS Little Theater 
100 Herrmann Drive, Monterey, CA 93940.

The Drowsy Chaperone

Nov 10 - Dec 8 
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The Drowsy Chaperone,  Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Western Stage  MAINSTAGE MUSICAL, Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score,
 
Hilarious Musical Farce
 
A loving send-up of the frivolously inconsequential stage musicals of the Jazz Age, a fan known only as Man in Chair gives a spin to the original cast recording of one such musical.  The recording comes to life. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight. A bona fide madcap escapist American musical comedy.
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)

Get your tickets NOW for the HOTTEST Gala of the year! The 11th annual Western Stage Gala on Saturday, November 17, 2018 includes:

Reception & Silent Auction from 5:30 – 7:30 pm including delicious catered cuisine and a full bar with local wines and specialty drinks. The performance of  “Drowsy Chaperone” will follow on the main stage. Reserve your tickets today for this musical celebration to benefit The Western Stage! Call the Hartnell Foundation office at (831) 755-6816 for more information about the Gala. We hope to see you there!

Support the work of The Western Stage by sponsoring and attending our Annual Gala and participating in the auction as a sponsor or guest. 2018 Gala Sponsor opportunities are available. Call the Hartnell Foundation office at (831) 755-6810.   
It's a Wonderful Life
Nov 15 - Dec 8 
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  This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
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

Mamma Mia!

Nov 15 - Dec 23 


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Announcing the Return of the SMASH HIT Musical Mamma Mia! by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Nov 15 - Dec 23 • Golden Bough
 
In this smash hit musical based on the hit songs of ABBA, young Sophie is ready to get married to her fiancée Sky, except for one thing - she has never met her father and wants him present for the big day.
 
She invites the three men that she discovers in her mother’s diary, but when they all arrive, Sophie’s mother Donna becomes distressed. As Sophie, Sky, Donna, her friends, and Sophie's three potential fathers prepare for the big day, emotions run high and surprises abound.
MCTA Producing Member
PACIFIC REPERTORY THEATRE
The Golden Bough Theatre - Monte Verde between 8th and 9th - Carmel
(831)622-0100 Fax: (831)622-0703
P.O. Box 222035 Carmel CA 93922

MCTA Members, 2 tickets for the price of 1,   
any performance (subject to
availability)

Almost Like Being in Love
​Nov 16 - 17
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  Critically acclaimed cabaret stars Mark Nadler and KT Sullivan bring their hit New York show to the Cherry stage on November 16th and 17th at 7:00PM.
 
 Nadler and Sullivan's musical partnership has delighting audiences since their first cabaret performance 16 years ago. Their latest show, Almost Like Being in Love, focuses on the lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner, who, along with collaborator Frederick Loewe, created such Broadway classics as My Fair Lady, Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, Camelot, as well as movie classics Gigi, and Royal Wedding (with composer Burton Lane).
 
 Produced by Barbara Brussell, Cabaret by the Sea.
 
 Tickets are $25.00 ($30.00 at the door), available at brownpapertickets.com or by calling (646) 298-4772
 

MCTA Produccing Member
CHERRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
P.O. Box 863, Carmel, CA 93921
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel(
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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

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  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.
 
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.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Nov 30  -Dec 15

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In this hilarious tale a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdmans – probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem, the fun, and the wonder when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! 
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)

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

Mailing Address
316 Van Buren St #1
Monterey, CA 93940

MCTA Producing Member
Backyard Productions
(831) 277-2550
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 356
Carmel, CA 93921
MCTA Producing Member
Poetry of Spirit
212 Mar Monte Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076
Suzanne Sturn
831-662-2238 ​​
MCTA Producing Member
Lynette Winter
[email protected]
(847)-404-4411
Mailing Address
3236 Camino Del Monte
Carmel, CA 93923

MCTA Producing Member
The Defaria Company
(831) 624-4345
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 4307
Carmel, CA 93921-4307
MCTA Producing Member
Tom Parks, Producer
(831) 625-9094
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1304
​Carmel, CA 93921
MCTA Producing Member
PACIFIC REPERTORY THEATRE
The Golden Bough Theatre - Monte Verde between 8th and 9th - Carmel

Venues: The Golden Bough Theatre; The Circle Theatre of the Golden Bough, and Outdoor Forest Theatre, Carmel
(831)622-0100

Fax: (831)622-0703
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 222035 Carmel CA 93922
www.pacrep.org
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

http://www.mpctheatreco.com

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  Producer
Living History Company
Carol Marquart
​For further information
(831) 275-2235
email: [email protected]
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]

http://dancekids.org/
MCTA Producing Member
Monterey Comedy Improv
620 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove

(831) 238-2399​
Mailing address:
205 Montecito Ave., Monterey 93940
Montereycomedyimprov.com

various venues
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
ACT-TWO PLAYERS
Fred Bologna, Producer
(831) 625-3408
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1078, Carmel, CA 93921
Venue: Various
MCTA Producing Member
The Listening Place Reader Theatre
​Linda Hanock
831-424-6645 or 831-646-1535
MCTA Producing Member
THE PINK FLAMINGO THEATER
2115 N. Fremont Ave.

Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 238-2399​

www.pinkflamingotheater.org
MCTA Producing Member
Paraphrase Productions  
Venues:
The Wharf Theatre, The Outdoor Forest Theatre and Paperwing Theater
Mailing address: 1284 Adobe Ln.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 915-6624
MCTA Producing Member
THE WHARF THEATER
95 Old Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey CA 93940
(831) 649-2332

https://www.facebook.com/wharftheater/
MCTA Produccing Member
CHERRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
P.O. Box 863, Carmel, CA 93921
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel​(
831) 624-7491
[email protected]

www.carlcherrycenter.org
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
MCTA Producing Member
PAPER WING THEATRE COMPANY
320 Hoffman Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940
www.paperwing.com
MCTA Members, 2 tickets for the price of 1,   
Friday performance (subject to
availability)

MCTA Producing Member
Actors Collective Media Entertainment
(831) 325-3534 (Cindy Womack ACME Associate)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 384
Aptos, CA 95001
Venues: Carl Cherry Center, The Western Stage

www.carlcherrycenter.org

MCTA Producing Member
California Academy of Performing Arts
Mission St & 8th Ave
Carmel, California​, 93908
(831) 624-3729
http://carmelacademyofperformingarts.com
MCTA Producing Member
Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church
425 Carmel Ave.
Marina CA 93933
(831) 384-6323

http://www.epiphanymarina.org