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.
Now Playing This Month
including our High School Shows

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)

 Apr 26 - 27 "Quilters"  SpringFEST 2019 Main Stage, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816   
 
Written by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek and Lyrics by Barbara Damashek
A musical about the lives of women who settled America, based on the book The Quilters: Women and Domestic Art by Patricia Cooper and Norma Bradley Allen. Presented in a series of short tales and tableaus matched with musical num- bers, “Quilters” is a celebration of women told through their quilts.
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"subText" 
Apr 25 - May 12 
"subText" by Tyler Dwiggins

While everyone on the planet is just a text away, getting you message across has never been more complicated.  SubText takes a comedic look at the awkwardness of dating in a digital age, from capturing the perfect selfie to making a relationship Facebook official
 
At its heart, subText is a reminder that "love is a lot of things, but it is rarely a thing of convenience"
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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
"Star Wars Burlesque" 
Apr 25 - May 4
Star Wars a Parody! Burlesque: The Empire Strokes Back
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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)

 
 Improv at the The Lab, Carmel Barnyard
Apr 27

PG-13Using audience suggestions and volunteers, this show is guaranteed to be laugh-out-loud funny.  This is an evening that you're sure to remember for years to come!. 

This month join Monterey Comedy Improv at The Lab, 3728 The Barnyard, Suite G-23, Carmel-by-the-Sea, above the Carmel Valley Roasting Company (831) 236-2032
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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

 The Listening Place Readers Theater presents FOXFIRE, a play with music.  Based on the short story written by Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn, it was produced on Broadway and then made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame feature presentation.  The setting is Raburn County, Georgia.    Annie Nations has spent her whole life in the Blue Ridge mountains with her husband, Hector.   Gone 5 years now and buried back in the orchard, he’s never far away…slipping into her thoughts, watching her do her chores and still thinking he knows best.  With her youngest son and a local developer urging her to sell, Annie is caught between the traditions of the past and pressures of modern life. 
"Foxfire"
Apr 27, 28, May 5

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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

Directed by Linda Hancock and Performed by Richard Boynton, Philip Pearce, Susan Keenan, Kalyn Schubnell and Robert Colter.    ​

Two Sundays:  April 28th and May 5th at 1:30 pm
Monterey Museum of Art,
559 Pacific Street.
Free to MMA members, free to non members with $10 Museum Admission at door

One Saturday: April 27th at 2pm
Long Valley Theater,  
National Steinbeck Center,
One Main Street, Salinas

No advance reservation.  For further information call Linda Hancock 831-424-6645 

  
Carmel, CA – As part of our ongoing Jazz At The Cherry series.  Dick Whittington will be joined by Jim Payne on drums and Kenoa Mendenhall on bass. Tickets are $25, available through brownpapertickets.com or by calling (831) 624-7491. Savory fare, champagne and wine are included in the ticket price. Doors open at 2:00pm.

Pianist, Dick Whittington, a long-time Big Sur resident, made his first major contribution to the Bay Area jazz scene in the late 1960s.  He has worked with several generations of musical visionaries on the art of improvisation including Peter Apfelbaum, Rodney Franklin, Steven Bernstein, Jessica Jones, Joshua Redman and Benny Green.

Over the last five decades, DIck has performed with many jazz greats, including Stan Getz, James Moody, Lee Konitz, Art Pepper, Eddie Harris, and Chet Baker.
 
Kanoa Mendenhall has worked on the faculty of Jazz Camp West and Stanford Jazz Workshop for the past three years. She has performed at venues throughout the United States and Japan, such as the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Davies Symphony Hall, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Akasaka B Flat, the Jazz Gallery, and the Monterey Jazz Festival.

Labeled the "Buddy Rich or Billy Cobham of funk drumming" by Jazz Times Magazine, Jim Payne has a long career as a drummer, educator, producer, and collaborator with the best musicians in jazz and funk.
  Dick Whittington Trio Continues Cherry Center's Jazz Series
Saturday, April 27th  3 – 5 P.M.

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​​MCTA Produccing Member
CHERRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
P.O. Box 863, Carmel, CA 93921
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel(
High School Productions Playing This Month
  
"Going Up"
​Apr 25-May 4

Buy Tickets at the door
 World Premier!
"Going Up"  - an original musical written by Max Afifi and Luke Herzog
 
Max has written 13 original songs and Luke has written the script and together they have written this amazing musical about...well about life and being stuck in an elevator. This will be performed in the C Wing Theater opening April 25 at 7 pm. It runs for 6 shows...4/25,26 and 27 and May 2,3 and 4. Don't miss it! 
Pacific Grove High School
615 Sunset Ave, Pacific Grove CA 93950
831-646-6590
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 In the distant future, music is forbidden and free thought is discouraged. A brain-dead dystopian haze has overtaken the world. But not all is lost! We Will Rock You follows Galileo Figaro and Scaramouce, two revolutionary bohemians, as they set out to save rock music and restore individuality and creative expression. Featuring the music of Queen, including “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “We Will Rock You,” this is a rock adventure not to be missed!

​Friday, April 26 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 28 – 2:00 p.m.
Friday, May 3 – 12:45 p.m.
Saturday, May 4 – 7:30 p.m. (Father-Daughter Weekend)

We Will Rock You, school edition
Apr 26 - May 4
Tickets at the door
​​Santa Catalina School
1500 Mark Thomas Dr, Monterey, CA 93940
​​
All performances are held at Santa Catalina School, Performing Arts Center, 1500 Mark Thomas Drive, Monterey, CA 93940
 
Note: The Father-Daughter performance on May 4 is an Upper School event; tickets are automatically reserved with Father-Daughter event reservations.​ If you have any questions, please call Theatre Arts chair Lara Wheeler Devlin '02 at 831.655.9398.Santa Catalina School
 
For group rates, call 831.655.9340.
 "Medea" by Euripides, adapted by Robinson Jeffers  

First performed in Athens, 431 B.C., this classic play is one of the most searingly intense of all Greek tragedies. Spurned by the husband whose life she saved, the celebrated sorceress of legend plans a terrible revenge on the man she had loved.
Medea
​Apr 26 -  May 4
Tickets at the Door
Performing Arts Center
Salinas High School
  726 South Main St., Salinas, CA 93901​​
Producing Members
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 Producing Member
BEVERLY AND PATRICK GOLDEN:
Production & Artistic Direction
[email protected], (831) 236-0903

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
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
The Listening Place Reader Theatre
​Linda Hanock
831-424-6645 or 831-646-1535
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
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  Producer
Living History Company
Carol Marquart
​For further information
(831) 275-2235
email: [email protected]
MCTA Producing Member
Mark Shilstone-Laurent, 
Producer
(831) 915-4550
Mailing address:
247 Oak St.
Salinas, CA 93901  
Venue: Various
MCTA Producing Member
Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church
425 Carmel Ave.
Marina CA 93933
(831) 384-6323

http://www.epiphanymarina.org

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

MCTA Producing Member
California Academy of Performing Arts
Mission St & 8th Ave
Carmel, California​, 93908
(831) 624-3729
http://carmelacademyofperformingarts.com
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
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
Paraphrase Productions  
Venues:
The Outdoor Forest Theatre and Paperwing Theater
Mailing address: 1284 Adobe Ln.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 915-6624
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
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
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
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
THE PINK FLAMINGO THEATER
2115 N. Fremont Ave.

Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 238-2399​

www.pinkflamingotheater.org