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.
"Congratulations to Pacific Grove High School senior Luke Herzog, one of only 20 students in the entire country who will be named a 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts." 

Luke and Max Afifi recently wrote and produced a new Musical, "Going Up." which recently played to packed houses at PG High. 

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Now Playing This Month

"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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 "Lucky Lindy
A conversation with Charles Lindbergh"
May 17 - Jun 2
 It's 1974 and he's in the spotlight again. after 35 years of silence.  Now he's ready to talk --- about everything.

A play by Tom Parks with Keith Decker as Charles Lindbergh and with Lynette Winter.

Friday, Saturday - 7:30pm
Sunday 2:00pm

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

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MCTA Producing Member
Tom Parks, Producer
(831) 625-9094
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1304
​Carmel, CA 93921

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Films in the Forest
May 24
Night at the Museum
  
Films in the Forest 
Performances at The Forest Theater
Santa Rita St. & Mountain View Ave., Carmel-By-The-Sea

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MCTA Producing Member
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

 
Comedy Improv in the Forest!
7:30  May 25
 The Forest Theater Guild proudly presents a night of comedy at the Outdoor Forest Theater with Monterey Comedy Improv.
Monterey Comedy Improv will be joined onstage by Laura and Rick Hall from Whose Line Is It Anyway? at the Outdoor Forest Theater in Carmel for a special show of song and laughs.

Original members Rich Westbrook, Maria Dawson and Carrie Gerdes make up the current iteration of Monterey Comedy Improv along with newer members including, Rhonda Navarro, Melody Logan, Nick Villareal, Kimberly Rousseau and Katie Nash. Monterey Comedy Improv now has a permanent home the the Dali Expo Theater in Custom House Plaze, downtown Monterey. 
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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)

Laura Hall is best known as the improvisational pianist and Musical Director on Whose Line is it Anyway?, which ran for eight years on ABC with Drew Carey hosting.  During the hiatus, Laura toured the country with Drew Carey and the Improv All Stars. She has played with many other improv groups around the country, including iO Chicago and iO West, The Groundlings, Theatresports, The Improv Institute and Opening Night: The Improvised Musical! To find out more about Laura, visit www.laurahall.com.
 
Rick Hall was a founding member of Chicago's Improv Institute. At The Second City, he opened two main stage shows, John Paul Sartre & Ringo and Catch 27. Rick was a series regular on the improv-based TV show The Factory. He played Agent Johnson in 28 episodes of the hit Disney show, KC Undercover. He's been on many other television shows including NCIS, Curb Your Enthusiasm, 24, Key & Peele, The Middle, and Seinfeld. He's been seen in commercials for AT&T, Centrum, Sabra Hummus and many more. To find out more about Rick, visit www.therickhall.com.​​
Films in the Forest
May 31
The Sandlot
  
Performances at The Forest Theater
Santa Rita St. & Mountain View Ave., Carmel-By-The-Sea

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MCTA Producing Member
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

High School Productions Playing This Month
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]

Monterey High Little Theatre from May 10, 17, 18, 25 at 7:30 pm & May 12, 19, 26 at 2:00 pm.

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

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 VAN PELT 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  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
Carmel Academy of Performing Arts
Mission St & 8th Ave
Carmel, California​, 93908
(831) 624-3729
http://carmelacademyofperformingarts.com
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
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