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.
Coming Soon
An Evening with Dorothy Parker
Staged Reading
May 8, 15, 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:


May 8, Wednesday, The Carmel Foundation 8th and Lincoln, Carmel, 2:30 pm
May 15, Wednesday, Sally Griffin Center, 700 Jewel Ave., Pacific Grove, 2:00 pm
May 17 OLLIE, Other Life Long Learning, CSUMP, 8 Upper Ragsdale Dr., 10:00 am 


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!
"Waiting for Godot"
May 16 - Jun 2

Olivier Award for Best Play!

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett,
Directed by Kenneth Kelleher, May 16 - June 2, 2019  Circle Theatre

On a lonely country road, beneath a barren tree, two vagabonds wait for a man named Mr. Godot. As the evening unfolds, a desperate, humorous, and unchanging universe is revealed that has delighted and challenged audiences for decades.

One of the most iconic and significant plays of the 20th Century, Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot is also one of his funniest and most immediate creations. Drawing endless interpretations, it crackles with deadpan wit and linguistic invention, as well as offering compelling glimpses into our existential absurdity.

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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)


The Ugly Duckling 
May 17 & 18 


Celebrate the triumph of a homely little bird who discovers that taunting and teasing do not deter destiny. Children ages 5-11 are invited to participate in this musical tale that uncovers the hidden potential that lies within us all. Rehearsals begin April 8 and shows are on May 17 & 18.
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)

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Comedy Improv in the Forest!
May 25
The Forest Theater Guild presents a guest visit by Monterey Comedy Improv.

Tragedy, comedy, or contemporary culture?  It makes no difference to the Monterey Comedy Improv.
The troupe will take suggestions from the audience on a wide range of subjects to create a series of scenes and skits using whatever props are at hand.


Using 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!. 
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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
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MCTA Members, 2 tickets for the price of 1,   
Friday performance (subject to
availability)

High School Shows Coming Soon
"She Kills Monsters"
May 3 - 10 
 7:30pm in SHS’s Blackbox Theater
"'She Kills Monsters" tells the story of Agnes Evans, a young woman grieving for her deceased sister. The Evans sisters never were especially close, but after Tilly’s death Agnes resolves a notebook containing a game scenario created by her sister. She discovers that Tilly was well-known Dungeons and Dragons player, and that she was passionate about online fantasy gaming. In order to unlock more secrets about her mysterious young sibling, Agnes recruits a “dungeon master” named Chuck to help her understand and grieve Tilly. Chock-full of supermodel elves, dominatrix warrior women, and nasty ogres, She Kills Monsters is a surprisingly sweet tale of friendship, loss, and acceptance.

Performances on May 3, 4, 10, and 11 at 7:30pm in the SHS Blackbox Theater. Admission will be $10-15 donation
Tickets at the door
Seaside High School Theater, 2200 Noche Buena St, Seaside CA
The Monterey High Players  Present   Carrie: The Musical, a musical with a book by Lawrence D. Cohen, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and music by Michael Gore. Adapted from Stephen King's novel Carrie, it focuses on an awkward teenage girl with telekinetic powers whose lonely life is dominated by an oppressive religious fanatic mother. Wikipedia

for more information and reservations, email [email protected]

Note: date changes, no shows on 4 or 5
"Carrie, the Musical"
​May 10- 26
Tickets at the door
Monterey High School
MHS Little Theater 
100 Herrmann Drive, Monterey, CA 93940.

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

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/ 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

Jun 27 - Jul 14    "Hello Dolly" Forest Theatre Guild Outdoor Forest Theatre, Mountain View Avenue and Santa Rita Street, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, 831-626-1681
 
Jul  Emerging Artists Play  Paraphrase Productions, venue TBD
  
Jul  2X4 Bash, "Hand to God" by Robert Askins and "The Wolves" by Sarah Del Lappe Western Stage, 411 Central Ave., Salinas, (831) 375-2111 or (831) 755-6816


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
 
Aug 1 - 18  "A Chorus Line"  MPC Theatre, 980 Fremont St, Monterey CA 93942, 831-646-4213

August 15 - 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 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 8 - 25 "Next to Normal" Paraphrase Productions, in partnership with Paper Wing Theatre, 320 Hoffman, Monterey, (831) 905-5684
 
Sep 5 - 8  "6th Annual Play Reading Series" Paper Wing Gallerie Stage, 320 Hoffman, Monterey, (831) 905-5684, Submission for writers opens May 1st and ends July 1st, 2019
  
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 12 - Nov 3 "The Rocky Horror Show", by Richard O’Brien. PaperWing Main Stage, 320 Hoffman, Monterey, (831) 905-5684 (may have traveling performances)

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 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

Dec 12 - 29 "Rent" Paraphrase Productions, in partnership with Paper Wing Theatre, 320 Hoffman, Monterey, (831) 905-5684

  2019 Monterey County High School Productions
Check back in the fall for school production additions/updates