02/13/2013 04:35:44 PM PST
· FEB. 14-MARCH 2
Paper Wing Theatre Co. presents "Ballyhoo Burlesque." Opens at 8p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, and continues at 8p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March 2 at the Paper Wing Theatre, 320 Hoffman Ave., Monterey. Ballyhoo Burlesque features a sexy ensemble of singers, dancers, acrobats and performers and special guest dance troupe the PDC Starlets from San Jose. $20 general, $15 military, students and seniors. 905-5684, PaperWing.com.
· FEB. 15
Sunset Center presents "The Second City: Laughing Matters." At 8p.m. Friday, Feb 15, at the Sunset Center, San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel. The famed Chicago-based comedy troupe whose alumni includes John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers and Tina Fey, perform their latest comedy show. $29-49, available at 620-2048 from the Sunset Center box office 9:30a.m.-5:30p.m Mon-Fri and noon-4p.m. Saturday, or sunsetcenter.org.
· FEB. 15-16
ARIEL Theatrical presents the musical "Stone Soup." At 7p.m. Friday Feb. 15, and 2 and 7p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Karen Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main St., Salinas. "Stone Soup" features 35 children ages 5 to 10, a lucky stone and a large pot of soup! This Spring Conservatory Beginning Program retells the classic tale of compassion and sharing amid hunger and scarcity. 775-0976 or online at
· FEB. 16-23
Monterey High Players presents "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." Opens at 7:30p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, and continues at 7:30p.m. Fri-Sat and 2p.m. Sundays through Feb. 23 at the Wharf Theater, Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey. Written by Graham Chapman and Terry Gilliam, directed by Nichole Cardinelli. Typical of the zany Monty Python series, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" offers a delightfully warped set of humorous encounters, in this case, the search for Camelot and ultimately, due to God's demands, the Holy Grail. $5 children/students. $7 seniors, $10 general, available at the box office. Volunteer staff: 277-8658.
· THROUGH FEB. 16
Stardust Playhouse presents "Parallel Lives" by Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney. Continues at 8p.m. Fri-Sat through Feb. 16 at Stardust Playhouse, 2115 N. Fremont St., Suite C, Monterey. Directed by Judie Swartz and featuring Carolyn Janis and Renee Ladle Infelise. With boundless humor, "Parallel Lives" re-examines the ongoing quest to find parity and love in a contest handicapped by capricious gods — or in this case, goddesses. For mature audiences. $15, available at stardustplayouse.com and 402-8940.
· THROUGH FEB. 17
Stevenson School of Performing Arts presents "Little Shop of Horrors." 7:30p.m.Friday, Feb.15, Saturday, Feb. 16, and 2p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Keck Auditorium, Stevenson School, Pebble Beach Campus, 3152 Forest Lake Road, Pebble Beach. Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken, based on the film by Roger Corman. $12.50 general online, $15 at the door; students, seniors and military $6.50 online, $10 at the door. www.stevensonschool.org/boxoffice, 625-8389 for information and tickets.
· THROUGH MARCH 3
PacRep Theatre's SoDAonStage program presents "Legally Blonde: The Musical." Continues at 7:30p.m. Fri-Sat and 2p.m. Sundays through March 3 at the Golden Bough Theatre, Monte Verde Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues, Carmel. Features Sydney Duncheon as Elle Woods, 40 performers, two canine performers and a live rock band under the direction of guitarist Don Dally. Directed by Stephen Moorer, choreography by Lara Wheeler Devlin. General admission tickets from $7.50 to $28; discounts for seniors over 65, students, children, teachers and active military, available at 622-0100, www.PacRep.org or at the PacRep Box Office 11a.m.-4p.m. Tue-Sat. Two-for-one discount on general admission available for Thursday night performances.
· FEB. 24 and MARCH 3
The Listening Place, Readers' Theatre presents William Luce's "The Belle of Amherst." At 1:30p.m. Sundays, Feb. 24 and March 3, at the Monterey Museum of Art-La Mirada, 720 Via Mirada, Monterey. Directed by Linda Hancock, starring Marlie Avant, Luce wrote the 1976 Broadway stage success for actor Julie Harris, who won a Tony for her portrayal of Emily Dickinson. Free for Monterey Museum of Art members, free for non-members with museum admission. Donations welcome for Listening Place, Readers' Theatre. Linda Hancock at 424-6645.
· FEB. 16
Auditions for Magic Circle Theatre's production of "I'm Not Rappaport." Audition 2-5p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, by appointment only (schedule at 659-7500) at Magic Circle Theatre, 8 El Caminito, Carmel Valley Village. Other times can be arranged by appointment. Run dates Aug. 16-Sept. 15. Rehearsals start early July. Actors needed: one male, Danforth, ages 35-50, overeducated and arrogant; one male, "The Cowboy," age 25- 40, drug dealer, must be able to have Southern drawl; one male, Gilley, age 16- 25, young punk, street smarts; one female, Clara, age 35- late 40s, stylish, intelligent, warm; one female, Laurie, age 18- 25, pretty, graceful and confused. The two leads, Midge and Nat, have been cast. All actors will be paid. Actor stipends have been increased significantly. 659-7500.
· MARCH 19
Registration for the 2013 Spring Conservatory open. Programs within each conservatory vary by minimum age for participation and complexity of material. "Charlotte's Web," with performance opportunities for those 6-17, begins March 19. Registration is open through the first scheduled rehearsal or until programs are full. Rehearsals take place at the Karen Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main St., Oldtown Salinas. For more information call ARIEL Theatrical at 775-0976 or www.arieltheatrical.org.
· APRIL 5
Monterey Recreation Dept. Theater for Kids 3-3:45p.m. Fridays for two six-week sessions, Jan. 11-Feb. 15 and April 5-May 10, for ages 5-7, at the Hilltop Park Center, 871 Jessie St., Monterey. Instructor Maria Dawson. $78, $60 for Monterey residents. Pre-register at the Monterey Recreation Office, 546 Dutra St., Monterey. 646-3866, www.monterey.org/rec.
The Western Stage seeks volunteers in its technical and front-of-house departments. Call 755-6988 or 755-6981, or see wwww.westernstage.com.
PacRep's School of Dramatic Arts (SoDA) after-school theater classes. For ages 4 through high school, offering acting, singing, dance and performance opportunities. Classes held at the Indoor Forest Theater in Carmel. www.SchoolOfDramaticArts.org. Gracie Poletti, SoDA program director, 622-9175.
MPC Theatre Company is seeking volunteers. Needed: ushers, ticket-takers and concessionaires. In addition to performance-night volunteers, the company is seeking people to distribute fliers and promotional materials throughout the Peninsula. All volunteers receive complimentary tickets to MPC Theatre Company productions. 646-4213 or email@example.com. · ONGOING
Paper Wing Theatre looking for actors interested in auditioning. The Paper Wing Theatre Company, located at 320 Hoffman Ave. at Lighthouse in New Monterey, is looking for actors interested in auditioning, with no experience necessary. Call 521-4512 to make an appointment (leave a message if there is no answer). PaperWingTheatreCo.com.
Hartnell College Theatre Arts Department is accepting students for its series of workshops and classes. Whether you are new to theater or a seasoned performer, there are opportunities to develop skills under the guidance of professional actors and directors. For ages 9-13. 755-6987, 755-6988, www.westernstage.org.