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Buddy Holly and the boys let rip in Pacific Repertory Theatre's
production of "The Buddy Holly Story"





January 2006  

OPENING

January 20-February 19
The American Poet Series
Carmel
Tel: 831-624-1531
www.cetstaffplayers.org
Meet some of the greats in American poetry in this new series of one-man shows. Friday-Sunday performances. Subjects include Dorothy Parker, Langston Hughes, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Robinson Jeffers, and Emily Dickinson.

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CONTINUING

through January 29
The Roots of Rock’n’Roll
Carmel
Tel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
From Elvis to Motown and the British Invasion, this fabulous tribute concert features Travis Poelle (PacRep’s own "Buddy Holly"), Lydia Lyons, and more.




February 2006  

OPENING

February 3-March 5
The Odd Couple
Salinas
Tel: 831-675-0521
www.paperwingtheatreco.com
Neil Simon's hilarious play about the consequences of pairing the polar opposites of Mr Neat and The Ultimate Slob is given a rousing treatment by Paper Wing Theatre Company at the old FOX Theater.

February 10-28
Treasure Island
Monterey
Tel: 831-646-4213
www.mpcfaculty.net/drama_dept/sroplays.htm
Not far from the rocky coves that inspired Robert Louis Stevenson's settings for his blockbuster novel, the SRO/Studio Theatre presents a dramatization that should enthrall all ages.

February 11
John Cleese in "Seven Ways to Skin an Ocelot"
Carmel
Tel: 831-620-2048
www.sunsetcenter.org
John Cleese, comedic genius of Monty Python, Fawlty Towers and cinematic fame, brings a new live show to Sunset Center, which "pushes the envelope of acceptable behavior in new and disgusting ways." Or so he says...

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February 18
Forbidden Broadway
Carmel
Tel: 831-620-2048
www.sunsetcenter.org
Sunset Center's dignified rafters are sure to be raised by the hilariously outrageous, wickedly clever, national tour of "Forbidden Broadway," presenting 31 Broadway shows in 97 breathless minutes.

CONTINUING

through February 26
The American Poet Series
Carmel
Tel: 831-624-1531
www.cetstaffplayers.org
Meet some of the greats in American poetry in this new series of one-man shows. Friday-Sunday performances. Subjects include Edna St. Vincent Millay, Robinson Jeffers, and Emily Dickinson, concluding with a special reprise performance of Garland Thompson Jr as Langston Hughes.




March 2006  

OPENING

March 3-19
The American Musical
Monterey
Tel: 831-646-4213
www.mpcfaculty.net/drama_dept/season.htm
Jerry DeBono's broad survey of the American theater's tuneful native art form is brought to the Morgan Stock Stage at MPC.

March 9-April 15
The Full Monty
Carmel
Tel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
Pacific Repertory opens its 24th season with a hilarious and tuneful live stage version of Britain's sleeper comedy film that smashed records and became the most profitable British film ever. At the Golden Bough Playhouse.

March 17
Ain't Misbehavin'
Carmel
Tel: 831-620-2048
www.sunsetcenter.org
Journey to the Cotton Club and Harlem in its heyday via the songbook of Fats Waller. Vivian Jett from the original Broadway production leads the cast, including Martine Allard, Tony Award nominee for "Tap Dance Kid."

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March 21-April 22
Fully Committed
Carmel
Tel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
If you've ever had a hard time getting a table at the hottest restaurant in New York or LA, you'll recognize the harried star of Becky Mode's sparkling comedy: the man who faces the red-hot reservation line every day. At PacRep's Circle Theater.

CONTINUING

through March 5
The Odd Couple
Salinas
Tel: 831-675-0521
www.paperwingtheatreco.com
Neil Simon's hilarious play about the consequences of pairing the polar opposites of Mr Neat and The Ultimate Slob is given a rousing treatment by Paper Wing Theatre Company at the old FOX Theater.




April 2006  

OPENING

April 7-23
The Reluctant Dragon
Monterey
Tel: 831-646-4213
www.mpcfaculty.net/drama_dept/sroplays.htm
The SRO/Studio Theatre presents Mary Hall Surface's adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's beloved story of a dragon who prefers poetry and tea parties to fire-breathing, and the boy who befriends him.

April 7-30
Annie!
Monterey
Tel: 831-372-1373
The sun'll come out... not tomorrow but any weekend in April, as the Bruce Ariss Wharf Theater on Fisherman's Wharf presents Annie!, the sunny musical about America's best-loved orphan.

April 13-May 7
Lolita
Salinas
Tel: 831-675-0521
www.paperwingtheatreco.com
Paper Wing Theatre Co. presents Vladimir Nabokov's strange tale of Humbert Humbert and his desperate, fruitless, effort to recreate his first love with the nubile girl - his own step-daughter - that he comes to call "Lolita." (No children under 17 admitted.)



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CONTINUING

through April 15
The Full Monty
Carmel
Tel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
Pacific Repertory opens its 100th season with a hilarious and tuneful live stage version of Britain's sleeper comedy film that smashed records and became the most profitable British film ever. At the Golden Bough Playhouse.

through April 22
Fully Committed
Carmel
Tel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
If you've ever had a hard time getting a table at the hottest restaurant in New York or LA, you'll recognize the harried star of Becky Mode's sparkling comedy: the man who faces the red-hot reservation line every day. At PacRep's Circle Theater.




May 2006  

OPENINGS

May 12-28
Urinetown
Monterey
Tel: 831-646-4213
www.mpcfaculty.net/drama_dept/season.htm
The Morgan Stock Stage at MPC presents Greg Kotis' and Mark Hollman's triple-Tony Award-winning musical that slyly takes a Brechtian poke at authority while lobbing grenades at the traditions of musical comedy.

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CONTINUING

through May 7
Lolita
Salinas
Tel: 831-675-0521
www.paperwingtheatreco.com
Paper Wing Theatre Co. presents Vladimir Nabokov's strange tale of Humbert Humbert and his desperate, fruitless, effort to recreate his first love with the nubile girl - his own step-daughter - that he comes to call "Lolita." (No children under 17 admitted.)




June 2006  

OPENING

June 2-28
Androcles & the Lion
Monterey
Tel: 831-646-4213
www.mpcfaculty.net/drama_dept/sroplays.htm
Aurand Harris's classic retelling of Aesop's fable about the kind-hearted slave and the lion with a thorn it its paw receives a commedia delle'arte treatment that marries slapstick with Renaissance grace. At MPC's Studio Theatre.

June 9-July 2
A Streetcar Named Desire
Carmel
Tel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
Passion and desperation in equal measures frame the story of Blanche DuBois, her sister, Stella, and her brutish brother-in-law, Stanley, as Pacific Repertory Theater presents Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, at the Golden Bough Theatre.

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June 9-July 2
The Time of Your Life
Salinas
Tel: 831-755-6816
www.westernstage.org
William Saroyan's poignant and optimistic drama debuted on the cusp of World War II, and was made into a classic film with Jimmy Cagney a decade later. The Western Stage brings it to the boards in Salinas to open its Summer 2006 season.

June 21- July 16
Talking with Terrorists
Carmel
Tel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
Robin Soans, the verbatim theater specialist, tackles the question of terrorism through the words of people who commit terrorist acts. The title is drawn from remarks by the late Mo Mowlam, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland; this PacRep performance is the West Coast premiere.




July 2006  

OPENING

July 6-August 27
The Sound of Music
Monterey
Tel: 831-372-1373
The hills ringing Monterey Bay are alive with music, as the Bruce Ariss Wharf Theater on Fisherman's Wharf presents The Sound of Music, the heart-warming true tale of how a young postulant nun brought music and love back to the seven children of widowed Captain Von Trapp.

July 15-August 5
Meet Me In St. Louis
Salinas
Tel: 831-755-6816
www.westernstage.org
As a film, this warm-hearted, period-piece musical consolidated Judy Garland's stardom. Now live at The Western Stage, its brilliant songs also include the Oscar-nominated "Trolley Song" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

CONTINUING

through July 2
A Streetcar Named Desire
Carmel
Tel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
Passion and desperation in equal measures frame the story of Blanche DuBois, her sister, Stella, and her brutish brother-in-law, Stanley, as Pacific Repertory Theater presents Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, at the Golden Bough Theatre.

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also continuing

through July 2
The Time of Your Life
Salinas
Tel: 831-755-6816
www.westernstage.org
William Saroyan's poignant and optimistic drama debuted on the cusp of World War II, and was made into a classic film with Jimmy Cagney a decade later. The Western Stage brings it to the boards in Salinas to open its Summer 2006 season.

through July 16
Talking with Terrorists
Carmel
Tel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
Robin Soans, the verbatim theater specialist, tackles the question of terrorism through the words of people who commit terrorist acts. The title is drawn from remarks by the late Mo Mowlam, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland; this PacRep performance is the West Coast premiere.




August 2006  

OPENING

August 4-27
Shakespeare in Hollywood
Salinas
Tel: 831-755-6816
www.westernstage.org
Playwright Ken Ludwig plays fast and loose with The Bard's A Midsummer Night's Dream as he retells the real-life story of how Warner Brothers made the play into a movie in the 1930s (which starred Jimmy Cagney and Dick Powell).

August 10-October 8
Timon of Athens
Carmel
Tel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
The PacRep Shakespeare Festival opens with one of Shakespeare's more problematic plays, perhaps finished by another author altogether. But the misanthropic Timon trading barbs with the cynical philosopher Apemantus is a marvel of Elizabethan invective.

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August 11-27
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Monterey
Tel: 831-646-4213
www.mpcfaculty.net/drama_dept/season.htm
Stephen Sondheim's songs plus a book by Burt Shevelove and Larry (M*A*S*H) Gelbart: Forum is vintage musical comedy at its finest, from the opening notes of "Comedy Tonight" to the funniest "Funeral" on Broadway. At MPC's Morgan Stock Stage.

August 17-September 24
Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Carmel
Tel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
Pacific Repertory Theater reprises last year's smash hit production of the modern-classic Beauty and the Beast at the Outdoor Forest Theater.

CONTINUING

through August 5
Meet Me In St. Louis
Salinas
Tel: 831-755-6816
www.westernstage.org
As a film, this warm-hearted, period-piece musical consolidated Judy Garland's stardom. Now live at The Western Stage, its brilliant songs also include the Oscar-nominated "Trolley Song" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

through August 27
The Sound of Music
Monterey
Tel: 831-372-1373
The hills ringing Monterey Bay are alive with music, as the Bruce Ariss Wharf Theater on Fisherman's Wharf presents The Sound of Music, the heart-warming true tale of how a young postulant nun brought music and love back to the seven children of widowed Captain Von Trapp.




September 2006  

OPENING

September 7-24
Alicia in Wonder Tierra
Monterey
Tel: 831-646-4213
www.mpcfaculty.net/drama_dept/sroplays.htm
Alice isn't the only young girl to cross the border between reality and another world... In Sylvia Gonzales' play, Alicia rediscovers her Mexican cultural roots after stumbling over enchanted pottery in an old curio shop. At MPC's Studio Theatre.

September 7-October 1
Woman in Black
Carmel
Tel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
The boundaries between reality and fantasy, between the sensible daylight and creeping nighttime horrors, all are blurred in Stephen Mallatratt's gothic adaptation of Susan Hill's suspenseful novel.

September 8-10
Shakespeare in Hollywood
Carmel
Tel: 831-755-6816
www.westernstage.org
Playwright Ken Ludwig plays fast and loose with The Bard's A Midsummer Night's Dream as he retells the real-life story of how Warner Brothers made the play into a movie in the 1930s (which starred Jimmy Cagney and Dick Powell).

September 15-October 8
Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing
Salinas
Tel: 831-755-6816
www.westernstage.org
Stoppard's wry intellectual gymnastics take a backseat to revealing the quality and nature of love, and how inarticulate it can make the most verbally adroit of men. One of his best, performed at The Western Stage.

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September 29-October 15
Measure for Measure
Carmel
Tel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
Shakespeare once again dallies with mistaken identity, subterfuge and double-dealing dukes, but this Measure is more dark than merry, for all it stands among his comedies. Concluding Pacific Repertory's Shakespeare season at the Forest Theater.

CONTINUING

through September 24
Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Carmel
Tel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
Pacific Repertory Theater reprises last year's smash hit production of the modern-classic Beauty and the Beast at the Outdoor Forest Theater.

through October 8
Timon of Athens
Carmel
Tel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
The PacRep Shakespeare Festival opens with one of Shakespeare's more problematic plays, perhaps finished by another author altogether. But the misanthropic Timon trading barbs with the cynical philosopher Apemantus is a marvel of Elizabethan invective.




October 2006  

OPENING

October 7-28
Big River
Salinas
Tel: 831-755-6816
www.westernstage.org
It takes a bold musician to translate Mark Twain's immortal Adventures of Huckleberry Finn into a musical, but the inspired songs of Roger ("King of the Road") Miller do a splendid job.

October 13-29
Our Town
Monterey
Tel: 831-646-4213
www.mpcfaculty.net/drama_dept/season.htm
MPC's Drama Department, directed by Peter DeBono, brings Thornton Wilder's classic play about small-town life, love, and community to the Morgan Stock Stage.

October 27-November 9
Inherit the Wind
Salinas
Tel: 831-755-6816
www.westernstage.org
Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee transformed the real-life Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925 into cutting-edge drama in 1955; the play - and the issues it explores - are as vital 51 years later. Thought-provoking and rivetting.

CONTINUING

through October 1
Woman in Black
Carmel
Tel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
The boundaries between reality and fantasy, between the sensible daylight and creeping nighttime horrors, all are blurred in Stephen Mallatratt's gothic adaptation of Susan Hill's suspenseful novel.

back to top

also continuing

through October 8
Timon of Athens
Carmel
Tel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
The PacRep Shakespeare Festival opens with one of Shakespeare's more problematic plays, perhaps finished by another author altogether. But the misanthropic Timon trading barbs with the cynical philosopher Apemantus is a marvel of Elizabethan invective.

through October 8
Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing
Salinas
Tel: 831-755-6816
www.westernstage.org
Stoppard's wry intellectual gymnastics take a backseat to revealing the quality and nature of love, and how inarticulate it can make the most verbally adroit of men. One of his best, performed at The Western Stage.

through October 15
Measure for Measure
Carmel
Tel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
Shakespeare once again dallies with mistaken identity, subterfuge and double-dealing dukes, but this Measure is more dark than merry, for all it stands among his comedies. Concluding Pacific Repertory's Shakespeare season at the Forest Theater.




November 2006  

OPENING

November 22 - December 31
The Buddy Holly Story
Carmel
Tel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
"Buddy's Back" for the holidays, in Pacific Repertory's most popular musical production. At the Golden Bough Theater.

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CONTINUING

through November 9
Inherit the Wind
Salinas
Tel: 831-755-6816
www.westernstage.org
Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee transformed the real-life Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925 into cutting-edge drama in 1955; the play - and the issues it explores - are as vital 51 years later. Thought-provoking and rivetting.




December 2006  

OPENING

December 1-17
Oliver!
Salinas
Tel: 831-755-6816
www.westernstage.org
The Western Stage puts audiences in joyful holiday spirit with Lionel Bart's award-winning musical production of Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist.

December 7-17
The Nutcracker
Monterey
Tel: 831-646-4213
www.mpcfaculty.net/drama_dept/season.htm
MPC's Drama Department collaborates with Dance Kids of Monterey County to present a sprightly Nutcracker sure to enchant young and old.

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CONTINUING

through December 31
The Buddy Holly Story
Carmel
Tel: 831-622-0100
www.pacrep.org
"Buddy's Back" for the holidays, in Pacific Repertory's most popular musical production. At the Golden Bough Theater.