Thursday, July 21, 2005
Links to theater and stage organizations within this section: | CET & Indoor Forest Theater | MPC Drama Dept. | MoCo Theatre Alliance | Pacfic Rep | Unicorn Theatre
| theater opening |
Warring Absence Opens Thu 8pm; continues Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm. The Unicorn Theater presents the second half of their two play tribute, “A Feast for the Years: The Life and Words of Dylan Thomas.” Following Dylan’s Under Milk Wood is the winner of the prestigious American College Theatre Festival, A Warring Absence, Jody Duncan’s portrayal of the brilliant modern poet’s tumultuous marriage and its equally rocky unraveling. $18; $15/students and seniors. Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Guadalupe and 4th, Carmel. 649-0259 or www.unicorntheatreinc.org. Ends 8/14.
Peter Pan Opens Fri 7pm; continues Sat 2pm and 7pm. Even as it laments the inevitability of growing older, this full-scale musical quietly reverses the aging process, delighting children of all ages. $8/adults; $5/children 3 to 12; free/under 3. Wilson Children’s Theatre, 320 Main St., Oldtown Salinas. 775-0976. Ends 7/29.
| theater ongoing
Anything Goes Fri-Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm. As the song says, “There’s no cure like travel/To help you unravel/The worries of living today,” and that is just what Cole Porter and his crew deliver with Anything Goes, a madcap musical farce that has helped thousands of audiences leave their everyday worries in the lobby for the past 70 years and escape into a world of rollicking laughter and toe-tapping music on the high seas. $25/reserved seating; $17/seniors, juniors, and military. Hartnell College Performing Arts Center, 156 Homestead Ave., Salinas. 755-6816 or www.westernstage.com. Ends 8/6.
Cabaret Fri-Sat 8:30pm; Sun 3:30pm. The Wharf Theater presents Kander and Ebb’s classic musical tale of decadence and dissolution in the shadow of the Third Reich. Featuring direction by Gina Welch-Hagen and Desma Johnson with choreography by Gloria Elber, this production of Cabaret is the latest chapter in the theater’s 29-year tradition. $20; $10/children 12 and under. Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey. 649-2332. Ends 8/28.
The King and I Fri-Sun 8pm. East versus west makes for a dramatic, uplifting tale of two people from very different cultures who find common ground and even love. It is the story of an English widow who arrives in 19th Century Siam with her young son to tutor the many wives and children of the King of Siam. Anna and the King grow to understand and eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story. $20/general admission; $12/seniors, students and children. The Outdoor Forest Theater, Mountain View and Santa Rita, Carmel. 626-1681 or www.TicketGuys.com. Ends 7/24.
My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra Thu-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm. Four talented singers and an onstage jazz combo perform 57 classics celebrating the mystique of Old Blue Eyes and the music he made famous. Hailed for its powerful music, superb arrangements, gracious style and easygoing comedy, My Way has become the most produced musical revue in America for the last two years. $20-$35/general; $6/children under 12; $9-$20/students, teachers and military; $15-$25/seniors (65+). Golden Bough Theatre, Monte Verde between 8th and 9th, Carmel. 622-0700 or www.pacrep.org. Ends 7/24.
The Retreat From Moscow Thu-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm. In this recent Broadway hit, the adult son of a “happy” couple arrives home to find two strangers—mom’s passion is poetry and dad’s passion is gone. Like Napoleon’s brutal retreat from Moscow, their journey leaves no winners, only wounded survivors. $20-$35 (discounts available for students, seniors, teachers and military). Circle Theater of the Golden Bough, Monte Verde between 8th and 9th, Carmel. 622-0100 or www.pacrep.org. Ends 8/7.
“Stupid Is As Stupid Does” or “Only You, Dick Tickle, Only You” Fri-Sat 8pm. A classic melodramatic tale of love, lust and chicken barbecue in the South. Don’t wait another cotton-pickin’ minute to escape reality. $14/general; $13/seniors; $8/students; $6/active military. The Barbary Coast Theater, 320 Hoffman at Lighthouse Avenue, Monterey. 655-4992. Ends 8/31.