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
Jan. 25-26: Imagine Euphoria: two plays on the edge of consciousness
Part 1: Erik Roycraft’s play, “Euphoria”
Part 2: A preview of “Imagine,” a short play adapted from the story of the same name by Janice Blaze Rocke from her novel consisting of 13 sequential stories. 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 who aren’t at the theatre to hear about world peace.

Feb. 15-16: Euphoric Reflections: stories through the looking glass and a celebration of the publication of “Bachelor Party,” the first story in Janice Rocke’s novel, “Resurrections in the Dark.”
Part 1: “Imagine” in its full glory
Part 2: “Denuded Reflections,” in which a mirror inside a strippers’ dressing room comes to life to reveal the secrets of the dancers.


Winter Euphoria Series
Jan. 25, 26;
Feb. 14, 15
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​​MCTA Produccing Member
CHERRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
P.O. Box 863, Carmel, CA 93921
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel(
Performances include adult subject matter, strong language: 7:30 p.m. $20 first two weekends; $25 third weekend. For tickets click on “Buy Tickets” or call (831) 521-0375 or (831) 756-5266.

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.
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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)

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Love Letters
​Jan 25 - Feb 2
"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.
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​

 As a tribute to Neil Simon, The Listening Place Readers Theater proudly presents BROADWAY BOUND. Part three of his acclaimed autobiographical trilogy (which included Brighten Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues) finds Eugene and his older brother Stanley trying to break into the world of show business as professional comedy writers. While dealing with complex and sometimes rocky family relationships, they find a job where they can write short comedic skits for the radio.  The reviews from the family are mixed, but their careers are launched.  Ben, the stubborn family patriarch with socialist leanings, provides the play with much warmth and classic Neil Simon humor.
 
Produced by Linda Hancock and directed by Maryann Rousseau. Performed by Richard Boynton, Robert Colter, Susan Keenan, Anne Mitchell, Philip Pearce and Carl Twisselman
Broadway Bound
​Feb 3,  9 & 10

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

​​Sunday Feb 3 and 10th at 1:30p
Monterey Museum of Art, 559 Pacific Street, Monterey
 Free to MMA Members. Free to general public with $10 museum admission
 
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Saturday February 9th at 2pm
Long Valley Theater
National Steinbeck Center
One Main Street, Salinas, CA$7 for NSC Members.  
$10 for general public
No advance reservations for information call 424-6645

  Feb 8 & 9  "Celebration '69"  Western Stage Studio Theater SpringFEST, Conceived and presented by Mark Shilstone-Laurant
2019 marks the Golden Anniversary of 1969, the single most amazing year of the 20th century. CELEBRATION ’69 is a multimedia presentation that tries to capture the essence of that crazy year through a combination of images from the times, a live band playing music released in 1969, and colorful narration. CELEBRATION ’69 focuses on six iconic events from 1969: Nixon becomes president, man walks on the moon, Charles Manson masterminds a series of gruesome murders, The Woodstock Music Festival plays to half a million blissful hipsters, the Beatles record Abbey Road, their final album, and the peace and love sixties die a miserable death at a Rolling Stones concert outside the Altamont Speedway in northern California. As well as a live band playing tunes from the year on stage, CELEBRATION ’69 also looks at the explosion of music that occurred that year - debut albums from Led Zeppelin, Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Allman Brothers, Janis Joplin, Elton John, Chicago, Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five, and, believe it or not, that’s just a partial list!
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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:   : Western Stage

Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel
 
Comedy Improv at the Carl Cherry
Feb 9
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.
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Monterey Comedy Improv is the only troupe on the Central Coast to perform short form improvisational theater.  The show typically features plenty of audience participation, so be sure to leave your inhibitions at the door!
Tickets are $15, available through brownpapertickets.com  or by calling (831) 624-7491.
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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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High School Productions Playing This Month
"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.
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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
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
The Listening Place Reader Theatre
​Linda Hanock
831-424-6645 or 831-646-1535
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 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
MCTA Producing Member
The Defaria Company
(831) 624-4345
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 4307
Carmel, CA 93921-4307
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
California Academy of Performing Arts
Mission St & 8th Ave
Carmel, California​, 93908
(831) 624-3729
http://carmelacademyofperformingarts.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
Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church
425 Carmel Ave.
Marina CA 93933
(831) 384-6323

http://www.epiphanymarina.org

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
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
ACT-TWO PLAYERS
Fred Bologna, Producer
(831) 625-3408
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1078, Carmel, CA 93921
Venue: Various
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
Press the Button Productions
Jane Press,  Producer
831-233-1941
[email protected]

Mailing Address
316 Van Buren St #1
Monterey, CA 93940

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
Poetry of Spirit
212 Mar Monte Avenue
La Selva Beach, CA 95076
Suzanne Sturn
831-662-2238 ​​
MCTA Produccing Member
CHERRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
P.O. Box 863, Carmel, CA 93921
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel​(
831) 624-7491
[email protected]

www.carlcherrycenter.org
MCTA Producing Member
Backyard Productions
(831) 277-2550
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 356
Carmel, CA 93921
MCTA Producing Member
THE WHARF THEATER
95 Old Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey CA 93940
(831) 649-2332

https://www.facebook.com/wharftheater/
MCTA Producing Member
Tom Parks, Producer
(831) 625-9094
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1304
​Carmel, CA 93921
MCTA Producing Member
Lynette Winter
[email protected]
(847)-404-4411
Mailing Address
3236 Camino Del Monte
Carmel, CA 93923