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.
 Art
​Jan-Feb 
    
January-February - ART  by Yasmina Reza (director Peter DeBono), The Listening Place

The comedy, which raises questions about art and friendship, concerns three long-time friends, Serge, Marc, and Yvan. Serge, indulging his penchant for modern art, buys a large, expensive, completely white painting. Marc is horrified, and their relationship suffers considerable strain as a result of their differing opinions about what constitutes "art". Yvan, caught in the middle of the conflict, tries to please and mollify both of them.

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(831) 424-6645​-
MCTA Producing Member

The Listening Place Reader Theatre

Linda Hancock, Producer
 831-424-6645 or 831-646-1535
http://www.thelisteningplace.org

Monterey Museum of Art, 559 Pacific Street, Monterey
Free to MMA Members, Free to general public with $10 museum admission
 

National Steinbeck Center, Performing Arts Series
One Main Street, Salinas, CA
$7 for NSC Members, $10 for non-members
(includes admission to museum)
​For more information call NSC : 831-775-4721
  November 18, 2017 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 (hlynn@umbc.edu), 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

THE MEANING OF LIFE AND OTHER STUFF 
March 9 - 25
  
  
THE MEANING OF LIFE AND OTHER STUFF is an evening of five sketches with four talented  actors who have appeared on Peninsula stages for many years. This is a new play of life, love, and laughter by playwright Tom Parks who will also direct.
  
  
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MCTA Affiliate​
CHERRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel
www.carlcherrycenter.org​

The Murder of Rasputin
Staged Reading
February 21, 28 
  THE MURDER OF RASPUTIN By Carol Marquart,  A Staged Reading

This is a story of the murder of Grigori Efimevich Rasputin on December 17, 1916.  A simple Siberian peasant, Rasputin was many things to many people.  To his daughter, Maria, he was a holy but imperfect man.  To his assassin Prince Felix Yusupov, he was an imposter and the Antichrist who crawled out of the dark ages.  To The Tsarina Alexandra, he was Father Grigory, her savior and an envoy from God.  What was the source of Rasputin’s power, and why did his gruesome murder mark the beginning of the end of Tsarist Russia?  This staged{cke_protected}{C}%3C!%2D%2D%5Bif%20gte%20vml%201%5D%3E%3Cv%3Ashapetype%0A%20id%3D%22_x0000_t75%22%20coordsize%3D%2221600%2C21600%22%20o%3Aspt%3D%2275%22%20o%3Apreferrelative%3D%22t%22%0A%20path%3D%22m%404%405l%404%4011%409%4011%409%405xe%22%20filled%3D%22f%22%20stroked%3D%22f%22%3E%0A%20%3Cv%3Astroke%20joinstyle%3D%22miter%22%2F%3E%3Cv%3Aformulas%3E%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22if%20lineDrawn%20pixelLineWidth%200%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22sum%20%400%201%200%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22sum%200%200%20%401%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22prod%20%402%201%202%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22prod%20%403%2021600%20pixelWidth%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22prod%20%403%2021600%20pixelHeight%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22sum%20%400%200%201%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22prod%20%406%201%202%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22prod%20%407%2021600%20pixelWidth%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22sum%20%408%2021600%200%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22prod%20%407%2021600%20pixelHeight%22%2F%3E%0A%20%20%3Cv%3Af%20eqn%3D%22sum%20%4010%2021600%200%22%2F%3E%3C%2Fv%3Aformulas%3E%3Cv%3Apath%20o%3Aextrusionok%3D%22f%22%20gradientshapeok%3D%22t%22%20o%3Aconnecttype%3D%22rect%22%2F%3E%0A%20%3Co%3Alock%20v%3Aext%3D%22edit%22%20aspectratio%3D%22t%22%2F%3E%3C%2Fv%3Ashapetype%3E%3Cv%3Ashape%20id%3D%22officeArt_x0020_object%22%20o%3Aspid%3D%22_x0000_s1026%22%0A%20type%3D%22%23_x0000_t75%22%20style%3D'position%3Aabsolute%3Bmargin-left%3A35pt%3Bmargin-top%3A22pt%3B%0A%20width%3A202pt%3Bheight%3A249pt%3Bz-index%3A1%3Bvisibility%3Avisible%3Bmso-wrap-style%3Asquare%3B%0A%20mso-wrap-distance-left%3A12pt%3Bmso-wrap-distance-top%3A12pt%3B%0A%20mso-wrap-distance-right%3A12pt%3Bmso-wrap-distance-bottom%3A12pt%3B%0A%20mso-position-horizontal%3Aabsolute%3Bmso-position-horizontal-relative%3Apage%3B%0A%20mso-position-vertical%3Aabsolute%3Bmso-position-vertical-relative%3Apage'%0A%20wrapcoords%3D%220%200%200%2021600%2021600%2021600%2021600%200%200%200%22%20strokeweight%3D%221pt%22%3E%0A%20%3Cv%3Astroke%20miterlimit%3D%224%22%2F%3E%0A%20%3Cv%3Aimagedata%20src%3D%22file%3A%2F%2F%2FC%3A%5CUsers%5CANDREA~1%5CAppData%5CLocal%5CTemp%5Cmsohtmlclip1%5C01%5Cclip_image001.jpg%22%0A%20%20o%3Atitle%3D%22%22%2F%3E%0A%20%3Cw%3Awrap%20type%3D%22through%22%20anchorx%3D%22page%22%20anchory%3D%22page%22%2F%3E%3C%2Fv%3Ashape%3E%3C!%5Bendif%5D%2D%2D%3E{cke_protected}{C}%3C!%2D%2D%5Bif%20!vml%5D%2D%2D%3E {cke_protected}{C}%3C!%2D%2D%5Bendif%5D%2D%2D%3E reading is not only about a murder but about the end of an empire!

Public is invited.

Sally Griffin Senior Center, 700 Jewell Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950  (both performances)

For further information contact Carol Marquart, 831-375-2235
MCTA  Producing Member
Living History Company
Carol Marquart
​For further information
(831) 275-2235
email: roca3862@aol.com

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What ever Happened to the Duchess of Windsor
Staged Reading
Jan 17 -Mar 14
   
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DUCHESS OF WINDSOR. A Staged Reading by Carol Marquart
(with very interesting photos)
Starring: Linda Felice, Harriet Lynn, Andrea McDonald
Mrs. Edwina Plunckett and her dear friend, Diana give you the inside scoop of the life of Wallis Simpson Windsor.  They have even written a book, but they can’t figure out how to end their story, because they don’t know WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DUCHESS OF WINDSOR. 
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MCTA Producing Member
Living History Company
Carol Marquart
​For further information
(831) 275-2235
email: roca3862@aol.com

Public is invited.
  
Performance Dates:
January 17, 2018 Wednesday 1:30 pm, MPC Gentrain Society
February 7, Wednesday, 2:30 pm, Carmel Foundation
February 19, Monday, 2:00 pm Carmel Womans Club
March 14, Wednesday, 2:00 pm, Sally Griffin Center
  

For further information contact Carol Marquart, 831-375-2235
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: info@dancekids.or
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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.

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

​​MCTA Producing Member
Mark Shilstone, Producer​
(831) 915-4550
Mailing address:
247 Oak St.
Salinas, CA 93901  
email: mark@medialine.com 
Venue:   : Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel

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
 
 Improv at the Wharf Theater
Mar 17
Monterey Comedy Improv, formerly Mirth-O-Matics,  is currently performing once a month at The Wharf Theater, 95 Old Fisherman's Wharf Monterey CA 93940
 buy tickets

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

Press the Button Productions 
announces Auditions for My Mother's Keeper
MCTA Producing Member
Press the Button Productions
Jane Press,  Producer
831-233-1941
janejpress@aol.com

 MY MOTHER’S KEEPER by Jane Press, Directed by: Robin Mckee
Producers:  Carrie Collier / Karin Morrell / Jane Press 

7 fabulous parts for women  (one pre-cast)
Ages:  Five women, mid-50s – late 60s  /  One woman, late 30s – mid 40s, New York Jewish -
One pre-adolescent girl (character is a young 11 year old) 

Rehearsals  commence March 29th  for four weeks
Tech Week / Opening Week: April 23rd – 29th  (Opening Fri., April 27th)
Five Week Run:  April 27th – May 27th  (Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm and Sun. Matinees 2pm)
 
Stipend For Actors / Crew
Auditions By Appointment: Sat., Jan. 27th    2 - 6pm
Callbacks: Wed.,Jan.31st    6 – 9 pm

Please send resume & headshots to:

janejpress@aol.com 
and Call For Audition Appointment:  (831) 233-1941
Auditions / Performances:  Carl Cherry Center For The Performing Arts
4th & Guadalupe Streets,  Ca
 
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.