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.
​​
Click to  donate here.
  
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.  

​​
Coming Soon
Partita Time!
Jan 1
3:00pm - 5:00pm
buy tickets
"PARTITA TIME!"  The Cherry Trio -- Elizabeth Gaver (violin), Penny Hanna (viola da gamba) and Michael Peterson (harpsichord) offers a toast to the new year with “Partita Time” on January 1st, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. After the fireworks, but before the wine! Featuring some of the finest composers of the Baroque era, this year’s concert also highlights some lesser-knowns, including fire-y Vivaces and Arisoso variations by Buxtehude, a sparkling assortment of French dances by Senaillé, a sizzling sonata by Krieger, The The Grape-pickers of Monguichet and the mysterious Le Dalican by Caix d’Herevois, along with the incomparable J.S. Bach’s Partita No. 2

​Tickets are $25.00. Be sure to reserve in advance, as this popular event sells out each year!

Cherry Center For The Arts, 4th and Guadalupe, Carmel , (831) 624-7491
​​MCTA Produccing Member
CHERRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
P.O. Box 863, Carmel, CA 93921
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel(
Legends of Rock'n'Roll Tribute Concert
Dec 29, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019


Peninsula Premiere!
"Legends of Rock'n'Roll Tribute Concert"
Dec 29, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019
Golden Bough Theatre
Directed by Stephen Moorer
Musical Direction by Don Dally

Rockin’ in the holiday!

Audiences will be dancing in the aisles of PacRep's Golden Bough Playhouse! From Elvis and Little Richard to Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, and Sonny and Cher, PacRep's infamous tribute artists present a "Best of" musical concert of over 40 hit songs from yesteryear!

Buy tickets
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)

New Year's Eve Special Show!  December 31, 2018

Legends of Rock 'N' Roll New Year's Bash - Peninsula Premiere! Rockin’ in the holiday!
Audiences will be dancing in the aisles of PacRep's Golden Bough Playhouse! From Elvis and Little Richard to Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, and Sonny and Cher, PacRep's infamous tribute artists present a "Best of" musical concert of over 40 hit songs from yesteryear!

• The New Year's Show Includes: Champagne toast, dessert buffet, Dancing On the Golden Bough stage!

• This event is for patrons Age 21 and Up

• Handicapped seating available upon request.
​​The Pink Flamingo Second Annual Comedy Contest
​Jan 5
Start the New Year off right with the Pink Flamingo Comedy Contest. Come and vote for your favorite.  Tickets are $20 and ballots will be handed out at that time. Ten Comedians will be vying for $110 prize chosen by YOU! Tickets always include refreshments 

If you are interested in competing , text Chris at 831-238-2399 before Dec. 20. If you have not performed at The Pink Flamingo, a short video is required. There is a $15 entry fee if you are chosen.

See http://www.pinkflamingotheater.org
ticketa at the door or call (831) 238-2399
MCTA Producing Member
THE PINK FLAMINGO THEATER
2115 N. Fremont Ave.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 238-2399​

 Let me Entertain You. A Broadway Review
Jan 11- 13
On January 11-13, 2019, join Paraphrase Productions for "Let Me Entertain You," an evening featuring songs from the best of Broadway. You will see many familiar faces return to the Paraphrase stage to bring you music from "Wicked," "West Side Story," "The Last 5 Years," and more!

"Let Me Entertain You" will take place at Paper Wing Theatre 320 Hoffman, Monterey, (949) 441-8518 and will begin at 8 pm. 
Buy Tickets
​​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/​​

An Interview with Lady Di
Jan 16 and Jan 21
"An Interview with Lady Di" Staged Reading By Carol Marquart

Diana, Princess of Wales, is at a turning point in her life.
Not yet officially separated from her husband, Prince
Charles, Diana has invited “downmarket” tabloid writer,
Jayne Morgan, to Kensington Palace for what she calls, “a
girlie talk.” They gossip. They share a few off-colored
jokes. Diana is everything Jayne imagined her to be:
charming, down-to-earth, glamorous and witty. Then things
get serious. At the end of the interview comes an unexpected
revelation.
​​
MCTA Producing Member
Living History Company
Carol Marquart
​For further information
(831) 275-2235
email: [email protected]
​​
Performance dates:
Weds Jan 16, 1:30 Gentrain Society Lecture Series MPC, Lecture Forum 103 980 Fremont St, Monterey CA 93942


Mon Jan 21, 2:00 Carmel Woman's Club, 8th and Mission Carmel, $10 for nonmembers, members Free

For further information contact Carol Marquart, 831-375-2235
"Imagine/Euphoria"
Two Plays on the Edge of Consciousness

"Imagine," an original play by Janice Blaze Rocke and "Euphoria," an original play by Erik Roycraft

In "Euphoria," a resentful daughter confronts her ailing dad as they wait on an oceanside cliff for her young son's departing flight to pass overhead.
 
"Imagine," get a peek inside the dressing room of the Mitchell Bros. Theatre circa 1989 as a disillusioned and drunk stripper contemplates the idea of performing to "Imagine" by John Lennon for an all male audience that isn't at the theatre to hear about world peace.

Cherry Center For The Arts, 4th and Guadalupe, Carmel , (831) 624-7491
Imagine/Euphoria
​Jan 18 - 25
buy tickets
​​MCTA Produccing Member
CHERRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
P.O. Box 863, Carmel, CA 93921
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel(
"Little Women" (student-directed production) 

Under the guidance of their beloved mother, the four young March sisters -- tempestuous Jo, motherly Meg, shy Beth, and spoiled baby Amy -- struggle to keep their family going while Father's away in the Civil War. In this beautifully dramatized adaptation of the classic novel, even as privation, illness, and sibling rivalry cast their shadows, each girl strives to find her true self.

for more information and reservations, email [email protected]
  
Little Women
Jan 25 - 27
Tickets at the door
Monterey High School
MHS Little Theater 
100 Herrmann Drive, Monterey, CA 93940.

​​
"Love Letters" by A.R. Gurney, featuring Jay Devine and Chris Caffrey. A story of love and friendship told through a lifetime of letters.  A unique and imaginative theatre piece which, in the words of the author, "needs no theatre, no lengthy rehearsal, no special set, no memorization of lines, and no commitment from its two actors beyond the night of performance." The piece is comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share confidences. As the actors read the letters aloud, what is created is an evocative, touching, frequently funny but always telling pair of character studies in which what is implied is as revealing and meaningful as what is actually written down. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling 831-238-2399. All tickets include refreshments.
​​
Love Letters
​Jan 25 - Feb 2
ticketa at the door or call (831) 238-2399
MCTA Producing Member
THE PINK FLAMINGO THEATER
2115 N. Fremont Ave.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 238-2399​

Billy Elliot, The Musical
Jan 31 - Feb 24
"Billy Elliot the Musical," Music by Elton John, Book and lyrics by Lee Hall at the Golden Bough Theatre
 
Billy Elliot the Musical has been seen by almost 12 million people across five continents and collected over 80 awards in its lifetime. It has played for over 11 hugely successful years in London's West End and on a spectacular 18-month long UK and Ireland tour.
 
Set in a northern town during the miners' strike of 1984/5, the show follows Billy's journey from boxing ring to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that unites his family, inspires his communtiy and changes his life forever. Brought to life by the award-winning creative team and featuring iconic music by Elton John, Billy Elliot is and extraordinary theatrical experience that has captivated audiences around the world.
Buy tickets
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)

  2019 Monterey County Live Theater
Announced 2019 Theaters' Season, check back for additions/updat

   Feb 1, 2, 3 "Anne of the Green Gables" (student-directed production) Monterey High School, 100 Herrmann Drive, Monterey, CA, email [email protected]
 
Feb 8, 9, 10 "Plaza Suite"  (student-directed production) Monterey High School, 100 Herrmann Drive, Monterey, CA, email [email protected]
  
Feb 8 & 9  "Celebration '69"  SpringFEST 2019 Studio Theater, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816

Feb 15 - 16  Student Directed One Act plays -Performing Arts Center,  Salinas High School, 726 South Main St., Salinas, CA 93901
  
Feb 21 - Mar 10  "Romeo and Juliet"  MPC Theatre, 980 Fremont St, Monterey CA 93942, 831-646-4213
  
Feb 22 & 23  "The Little Red Hen" ARIEL Theatrical, The Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main Street, Salinas (831) 775-0976 or (831) 759-1530
 
Feb 23 & 24  "Ubu Roi"  SpringFEST 2019 Studio Theater, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816
 
Mar 2 & 3  "Legacy Players in Performance"  SpringFEST 2019 Studio Theater, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816

  
Mar 8 - 23 My Name Is....by David Norum Pink Flamingo Theatre, 2115 N. Fremont Ave., Monterey, (831) 238-2399 

Mar 9 & 10  "ReAlisal: Stories from East Salinas"  SpringFEST 2019 Studio Theater, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816
  
Mar/Ap "Willy Wonka, Junior" - Golden Bough, Pacific Repertory Theatre, Forest Theatre, Mountain View Avenue and Santa Rita Street, in Carmel-by-the-Sea. (831)-622-0100
 
Mar 9 "The 24-Hour Show" (pro actors assignment) Monterey High School, 100 Herrmann Drive, Monterey, CA, email [email protected]
 
Mar 11 - 15 " Disney's The Lion King Jr." ARIEL Theatrical, The Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main Street, Salinas (831) 775-0976 or (831) 759-1530
 
Apr 5, 6, 12, 13 " The Phantom Tollbooth" ARIEL Theatrical, The Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main Street, Salinas (831) 775-0976 or (831) 759-1530

  
Apr 5 - 6  "Student Variety Show" - Performing Arts Center,  Salinas High School, 726 South Main St., Salinas, CA 93901

  
Apr 6 & 7  "South: A Nautical Muscial"  SpringFEST 2019 Studio Theater, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816

Apr 20  "Red Altar"  SpringFEST 2019 Main Stage, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816

Apr 20  "Quilters"  SpringFEST 2019 Main Stage, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816

Apr 13 & 14  "Breakfast at Nudlemans"  SpringFEST 2019 Studio Theater, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816
  
May 4, 5,  10, 12, 18, 19, 20 "Carrie, the Musical" Monterey High School, 100 Herrmann Drive, Monterey, CA, email [email protected]

Apr 26 - May 4 Spring Play "Medea" by Robinson Jeffers - Performing Arts Center,  Salinas High School, 726 South Main St., Salinas, CA 93901
 
May 16 - Jun 9  "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett - Circle Theatre, Pacific Repertory Theatre, Forest Theatre, Mountain View Avenue and Santa Rita Street, in Carmel-by-the-Sea. (831)-622-0100
  
May 17 & 18 "The Ugly Duckling " ARIEL Theatrical, The Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main Street, Salinas (831) 775-0976 or (831) 759-1530

Jun 1 - 22 "The Miracle Worker" by William Gibson Western Stage  Main Stage, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816
 
Jun 22 - Jul 13  Little Women, The Broadway Musical",  Book by Allan Knee, Music by Jason Howland, Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott Western Stage  Main Stage, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816
  
Jun  "Bright Star"  Paraphrase Productions, venue TBD

Jun/ 27 -Jul 28 - "Newsies" – Golden Bough, Pacific Repertory Theatre, Forest Theatre, Mountain View Avenue and Santa Rita Street, in Carmel-by-the-Sea. (831)-622-0100

 J ul 11 - 28 "Hello Dolly" Forest Theatre Guild Outdoor Forest Theatre, Mountain View Avenue and Santa Rita Street, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, 831-626-1681

Jun 21 & 22 " Disney's 101 Dalmations Kids" ARIEL Theatrical, The Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main Street, Salinas (831) 775-0976 or (831) 759-1530
 
Jul  Emerging Artists Play  Paraphrase Productions, venue TBD

Jul 12 - 20 " Willy Wonka TVA Version" ARIEL Theatrical, The Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main Street, Salinas (831) 775-0976 or (831) 759-1530
 
August 8 - Sep 22 "Beauty and the Beast"– - Forest Theater, Pacific Repertory Theatre, Forest Theatre, Mountain View Avenue and Santa Rita Street, in Carmel-by-the-Sea. (831)-622-0100
 
Aug 2 - 17 " Tuck Everlasting" ARIEL Theatrical, The Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main Street, Salinas (831) 775-0976 or (831) 759-1530

Aug 1 - 18  "A Chorus Line"  "  MPC Theatre, 980 Fremont St, Monterey CA 93942, 831-646-4213
  
Aug 24 - Sep 14  "Of Mice and Men, the Musical, " Based on the novel by John Steinbeck , Western Stage  Main Stage, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816
  
Aug - Sept "Rent" Paraphrase Productions, in partnership with Paper Wing Theatre, 320 Hoffman, Monterey, (831) 905-5684
 
Sep 5 - 22 "Pericles" Pacific Repertory Theatre, Circle Theatre, Mountain View Avenue and Santa Rita Street, in Carmel-by-the-Sea. (831)-622-0100

Sep 14 - 29  "For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday " by Sarah Ruhl , Western Stage  Main Stage, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816
  
Sep 27 - Oct 13  "Shakespeare in Love"  Pacific Repertory Theatre, Forest Theatre, Mountain View Avenue and Santa Rita Street, in Carmel-by-the-Sea. (831)-622-0100
 
Oct 4 - 19 " Disney's High School Musical On Stage" ARIEL Theatrical, The Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main Street, Salinas (831) 775-0976 or (831) 759-1530
   
Oct 26 - Nov 10  "Men On Boats " by Jaclyn Backhous, Western Stage  Main Stage, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816


Nov 9 - Dec 7  "Evita" lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Weber, Western Stage  Main Stage, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816

 
Nov 1 & 2 " Goldilocks and the Three Bears" ARIEL Theatrical, The Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main Street, Salinas (831) 775-0976 or (831) 759-1530
   
Nov 9 - Dec 7  "Evita" lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Weber, Western Stage  Main Stage, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816
 
Nov 21 - Dec 22 "Chicago" - Golden Bough, Pacific Repertory Theatre, Forest Theatre, Mountain View Avenue and Santa Rita Street, in Carmel-by-the-Sea. (831)-622-0100


Nov 29 - Dec 14 "A Charlie Brown Christmas " ARIEL Theatrical, The Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main Street, Salinas (831) 775-0976 or (831) 759-1530

Dec 7-  9 "Nutcracker A Monterey Peninsula Tradition", Dance Kids of Monterey County, Sunset Center, Carmel, (831) 622-9008