Michael D. Jacobs and John Rousseau in Pacific Repertory TheatreÕs production of the two-man, 20-character comedy ÒGreater TunaÓ previewing Tuesday and
Michael D. Jacobs and John Rousseau in Pacific Repertory TheatreÕs production of the two-man, 20-character comedy ÒGreater TunaÓ previewing Tuesday and opening Wednesday at the Circle Theatre in Carmel. (STEPHEN MOORER/Pacific Repertory Theatre)

Carmel

Pacific Repertory Theatre
Golden Bough Playhouse, Monte Verde between Eighth and Ninth
622-0700, www.pacrep.org

Professional theater company presents musicals, dramas, comedies and more at stages including the Golden Bough Theater and Forest Theater. Also has a program for children, School of Dramatic Arts, emphasizing creative and social growth through acting, singing, movement and production.

Staff Players Repertory Company
Indoor Forest Theatre, Santa Rita Street and Mountain View Avenue
624-1531, www.cetstaffplayers.

PacRep Theater brought back its popular "Buddy Ñ The Buddy Holly Story" musical tribute.
PacRep Theater brought back its popular "Buddy Ñ The Buddy Holly Story" musical tribute. (HERALD FILE)
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The company has been offering classical theater for about 40 years in the little theater downstairs from the outdoor Forest Theatre stage in Carmel. Also has a youth program, Children's Experimental Theater, Inc., with training and performance for kindergartners through high school students.

Carmel Valley

Valley Players' Guild
Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula, 4590 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley
626-0514

The players' guild formed in 2006, opening with "The Cat's Revenge," by founders Chuck Scardina and Dodie Barkley.

Monterey

MPC Staff Players
980 Fremont St.
646-4213, www.mpcfaculty.



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Community college theater company presents a range of plays at the Morgan Stock Stage and the main stage at Monterey Peninsula College.

Pioneers of the Future
California First Theater, Scott and Pacific streets
424-2568, www.montereypioneers.com

Children's theater workshop focusing on Monterey's history.

Unicorn Theatre
649-0259
Stages plays that capture "the magical side of life," including original plays, new adaptations and rarely performed works. Performs mainly at Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel. Also has a children's program, Family Fantasy Theatre.

Salinas

ARIEL Theatrical, Inc.
320 Main St.
775-0976 or www.arieltheatrical.org

Children's theater arts program, offering camps and classes and staging plays and performances.

Paper Wing Theatre Company
Fox Theatre, 243 Main St.
675-0521, www.paperwingtheatreco.com

Stages comedy, drama and musicals with non-traditional casting.

Saltshaker Theater Co.
First Baptist Church, 1130 San Vincente Ave.
422-9872

Presents classic and original plays that are family-friendly and life-affirming.

Western Stage at Hartnell College Performing Arts Center
156 Homestead Ave.
755-6816, 375-2111 or www.westernstage.org

Theatrical program at Hartnell College, offering classes in on stage and back-stage skills and a children's division. Stages musicals, dramas and comedies.

Ron Perez as Father Roger with the ensemble cast in the funeral scene of The Western StageÕs production of Mois s Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre
Ron Perez as Father Roger with the ensemble cast in the funeral scene of The Western StageÕs production of Mois s Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Project's ÒThe Laramie Project,Ó which opens Friday in Salinas. (RICHARD GREEN/The Western Stage)