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.
The Listening Place Readers Theatre is pleased to present THE VOICE OF THE PRAIRIE by John Olive.  David Quinn, a gifted story teller and con-man Leon Schwab set out across the mid western prairie during the early days of radio, telling stories and selling radio sets at inflated prices.  David is riffing about a wonderful journey he took in the 1890s with Frankie the Blind Girl.  Through the new medium of radio he finds himself reunited with Frances, a blind school-teacher — and a new adventure ensues.  But while he takes his rural listeners on a ride of romantic dreams and magical journeys,  Leon’s station is operating without a license and the FCC is closing in…
 
Directed by Robin McKee and produced by Linda Hancock
Performed by Richard Boynton, Pat Horsely, Andrew Simpson, Carl Twisselman,
Cambell  Walker and Fred Herro.
  
Voice of the Prairie

Dec 1 - 9
see below for locations​

call
(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

Saturday, Dec 1st at 2pm
The National Steinbeck Center, Performing Arts Series, Main Street, Salinas, CA
$7 for NSC Members.  $10 for general public

Sunday, Dec 2nd and 9th at 1:30pm 
Monterey Museum of Art at 559 Pacific Street, Monterey
Free to MMA Members, Free to general public with $10 museum admission.
 
Saturday,  
Dec 8th at 2pm
York School 9501 York Rd., Monterey
Gatanaga Building.  Students free, adults $5.
 
  No advance reservations for information call 424-6645
  


  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 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 ([email protected]), 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
July 18, 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.

1:30 pm in MPC Lecture Forum (LF) 103.  FREE.  Parking at MPC is $3.00.

For further information contact Carol Marquart, 831-375-2235
MCTA  Producing Member
Living History Company
Carol Marquart
​For further information
(831) 275-2235
email: [email protected]

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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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]
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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.


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

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

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​​MCTA Producing Member
Mark Shilstone-Laurent

Producer​
(831) 915-4550
Mailing address:
247 Oak St.
Salinas, CA 93901  
email: [email protected] 
Venue:   :Various

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
  
New MCTA Program, "Hands-On Technical Theatre Workshops"

Looking for something to do? Love theater but would never step on the stage?  How about stepping behind the stage?  Or build sets, sew costumes, or learn how to run the lights?    Our local theaters need tech people before, during , and after a show.
 
Monterey County Theatre Alliance's  Hands-On Technical Theatre Workshops Program  connects people 16 and older with our theaters, to work side by side with experienced technicians.
 
Applications are available on this web site, theatremonterey.org/hands-on-tech-theatre or email [email protected] for more information and an application.​
  
Want to learn more about Technical Theater?  We are holding free Technical Theater Panel Discussion Workshops.  Our next one is Thursday, July 26, 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Carmel Foundation Southeast Corner of 8th and Lincoln Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
  
 
My Mother's Keeper
 April 27 – May 27
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. 


Performances at The Carl Cherry Center For The Performing Arts
4th & Guadalupe Streets,  Carmel


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


Auditions for "An Interview with Lady Di"
Aug 23 and Aug 31
  
LIVING HISTORY COMPANY AUDITION - Searching for Lady Diana, Princess of Wales! AN INTERVIEW WITH LADY DI, a staged reading by Carol Marquart is scheduled for three afternoon performances on Friday, October 12, Thursday, October 25 and Wednesday, November 7 at three separate locations in Monterey, Pacific Grove and Carmel.

Also auditioning for Jayne Morgan, a "downmarket tabloid reporter." Previous theatre experience desired for both parts. Audition date: August 23 and August 31 at 1:00 - 3:00 pm, both Thursdays in Pacific Grove. Please call for location. 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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An Interview with Lady Di"
Aug 23 and Aug 31
"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.
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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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Performance dates:
Friday, October 12 OLLIE (CSUMB building at Ryan Ranch) 1:30 pm
Thursday, October 25 Sally Griffin Center, Pacific Grove 2:00 pm
Wednesday, November 7, Carmel Foundation, Carmel 2:30 pm

  
For further information contact Carol Marquart, 831-375-2235
 
Comedy Improv in the Forest!
Jun 9
The Forest Theater Guild is excited to welcome Monterey Comedy Improv with special guests Laura and Rick Hall. Laura is the Musical Director of the hit TV show, "Whose Line is it, Anyway?" and Rick is a veteran Second City improviser and screen actor.

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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 Improv at the Wharf Theater
Mar 17
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!. 

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
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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

MCTA Affiliate
  Eulalia Theatre Company (E.T.C.)
Michael Lojkovic

For further information
  (831)869-2819

Venue: Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel
(831)624-7491
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
  
Suzanne Sturn, Producer
[email protected]; 831-662-2238.
  
MCTA Affiliate
  Eulalia Theatre Company (E.T.C.)
Michael Lojkovic

For further information
  (831)869-2819

Venue: Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel
(831)624-7491