Thursday, December 2, 2004
| theater opening
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Fri 7pm. Continues Sat 2pm and 7pm. An unruly group of children collide head on with the Christmas story and discover, to their own delight, the real meaning of Christmas. $8/adults; $5/children. The Wilson Children’s Theatre, 320 Main St., Salinas. 775-0976.
Into the Woods Jr. Sat 8pm. Continues Sun 2pm. Sondheim and Lapine’s tale of multiple fairy-tale characters crossing paths in the woods. This slimmed down adaptation is designed for young performers. Grand Opening (Sat) tickets are $42 for three, and $10 for additional children ages 5-14. Regular prices: $25/adults, $16/seniors, juniors and military. Main Stage, Hartnell College Performing Arts Center, 156 Homestead Ave., Salinas. 755-6816 or www.westernstage.com.
Little Angel’s Rest and Angels in Flight Sat 8pm. Continues Sun 2:30pm. Set in mid-nineteenth century England, Little Angel’s Rest and Angels in Flight are based on the plight of two generations of orphan children. $16; $12/students and seniors; $6/children 12 and under. Indoor Forest Theatre, Mountain View and Santa Rita, Carmel. 624-1531 or www.cetplayers.org.
The Man Who Came To Dinner Thurs 7pm; Fri-Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm. Sheridan Whiteside accepts an invitation to dine with the Stanleys. However, as he’s walking toward the house he slips, hurting his leg. He threatens a lawsuit, so the Stanleys accommodate Whiteside’s outlandish wishes. $15/advance; $25/at the door; $20/seniors and young adults. Morgan Stock Stage, Monterey Peninsula College, 980 Fremont, Monterey. 646-4213 or www.ticketguys.com. Ends 12/19.
| theater now
Buddy: The Tribute Concert Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm and 7pm. PacRep’s hit returns in concert form. $35/adults; $25/seniors; $20/students, teachers, military, children. Golden Bough Playhouse, Monte Verde between 8th and 9th, Carmel. 622-0100 or www.ticketguys.com. Ends 12/31.
Meadow Muffin Mafia Fri-Sat 8pm. Western vaudeville hijinks from the Barbary Players. A villain, Osama Bendover, rolls into the town of Meadow Muffin and disrupts life for the colorful community. Barbary Coast Theater, 320 Hoffman Ave., Monterey. $14; $13/seniors; $8/students; $6/active military. 655-4992. Ends 12/18.
Mixed Nutz!-The Nutcracker Remixed Fri and Sat, 2pm and 7:30pm; Sunday 2pm. An interesting new twist on the ballet, with a cappella renditions of Tchaikovsky’s classic music by SoVoSó, plus over 30 dancers and circus artists. $15-30. The Mello Center, E. Beach and Lincoln, Watsonville. 763-4047.
Stage Mother Fri-Sat 8 pm; Sun 2pm. (Reviewed this page). The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, 4th and Guadalupe, Carmel. $15; $12/students and seniors. 624-7491 or www.unicorntheatreinc.org. Ends 12/12.
La Virgen Del Tepeyac Fri-Sat 8pm; Sun 4pm and 8pm. This special Christmas offering is a reenactment of the miraculous events that inspired the religious rebirth of the indigenous Mexico, a mere ten years after the Spanish Conquest. $20; $16/seniors and students; $12/children. El Teatro Campesino Playhouse, 705 Fourth Street, San Juan Bautista. 623-2444 or www.elteatrocampesino.com.
MPC Theater Company MPC is casting for roles in Noises Off; The Magicians Nephew, and The Velveteen Rabbit. 1-4pm, 12/11 and 12/12. Monterey Peninsula College. Contact Gary Bolen at 646-4085 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PacRep Theatre PacRep is casting for roles in M. Butterfly; Stones in His Pockets, and Retreat from Moscow. Prepare two contrasting monologues, not to exceed three minutes. 12/11 and 12/13. Golden Bough Playhouse, Monte Verde between 8th and 9th, Carmel. 622-0100 or 622-0700.
The Wharf Theater The Wharf Theater is casting for Cabaret. 7:30pm, 12/12 and 12/13. 649-2332.