· NOV. 23-DEC. 23

Pacific Repertory Theatre presents the regional premiere of the Broadway musicalcomedy, "Spamalot," by Eric Idle and John du Prez. Discount preview at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23; opens Saturday, Nov. 24, at 7:30 p.m., followed by a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Nov. 25; continues at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sunday matinees through Dec. 23, in the Golden Bough Theatre, Monte Verde Street between Eighth and Ninth, Carmel. Directed by PacRep Executive Director Stephen Moorer, musical direction by Stephen Tosh, choreography by Jill Miller, "Spamalot" features Scott McQuiston in the lead role of thealternately noble and daffy King Arthur. General admission $16 to $38, discounts available for seniors over 65, students, children, teachers, and active military, available at The Pacific Repertory Theatre Box Office, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, at 622-0100 or online at

· NOV. 24-25

"The Nutcracker" ballet, presented by Jeanne Robinson Dance Arts and the Monterey County Ballet Company. 7p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, and 2p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25 at Sherwood Hall, 940 N. Main St., Salinas. Jeanne Robinson Dance Arts and the Monterey County Ballet Company bring on the holiday family classic "The Nutcracker." $25, $15 for those 11 and under, available 3:30-7p.m. weekdays and 9a.m. to 1p.m.


Saturdays at Jeanne Robinson Dance Arts, 380 Monterey St., Salinas. Also available at the door before each performance. 422-2719 or search for Jeanne Robinson Dance Arts on



Paper Wing Theatre Company presents A.R. Gurney's "Sylvia." Continues at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 8, at the Paper Wing Theatre Company, 320 Hoffman Ave., Monterey. $23/$20, available at or at the door, half-hour before the performance.; 905-5684.


The Western Stage presents "Irving Berlin's White Christmas." Continues at 78:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 8 at the main stage theater, Hartnell College Performing Arts Building, 411 Central Ave., Salinas. The stage version of the holiday classic, with a new libretto by David Ives, directed by TWS Production Manager Jeff McGrath. $20 general, $10 children, available at or at 755-6816.


Magic Circle Theatre presents Ira Levin's "Deathtrap." Continues Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. through Dec. 9 at Magic Circle Theatre, 8 El Caminito, Carmel Valley. $22 general; seniors and students $20 Sundays only, available at or 659-7500.


· DEC. 14-16

Dance Kids of Monterey County presents the 19th annual production of "The Nutcracker." Three performances, at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14; 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Sunset Center, Ninth Avenue and San Carlos Street, Carmel. Gala benefit reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. Tickets are $75 general, $42 children 12 and under. Includes performance with early preferred seating, hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, raffle and silent auction. Sugar Plum Fairy Party from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. $55 general, $48 per children 12 and under. Includes performance with early preferred seating, luncheon & treats, party activities and favors, plus photo opportunities with costumed cast members. $30 general, all seats reserved; $28 seniors, military, students; $24 children 12 and under; $22 group rate, minimum of 12 tickets purchased at same time for one performance, available 620-2048 (Sunset Center Box Office hours: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon-Fri and 12-4 p.m. Sat.) or online at