Thursday, August 18, 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
Beauty and the Beast Discount previews Thu-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 7pm. Disney’s musical extravaganza tells the classic fable of an angry cursed prince, transformed into a snarling beast, who lives in an enchanted palace. With the help of a spirited young woman and her eccentric father, the prince gradually learns the meaning of friendship and how to open his heart to love. Special preview performance prices: $20/general; $15/seniors; $10/students, teachers, military; $6/children 12 and under. Outdoor Forest Theatre, Mountain View and Santa Rita Street, Carmel. 622-0100 or www.pacrep.org. Ends 9/25.
| theater ongoing
Annie Fri-Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm. (Reviewed this issue.) $33/adults; $25/seniors; $15/youth; $13/students; $12/children (adult and senior tickets $18 if ordered 24 hours or more in advance). Morgan Stock Stage at the MPC Theatre Company, 980 Fremont St., Monterey. 646-4213 or www.Ticketguys.com. Ends 8/28.
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.
Cannery Row Fri-Sat 8pm; Sat-Sun 2pm. In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Cannery Row’s publication and the 25th National Steinbeck Festival, the Western Stage remounts J.R. Hall’s adaptation of Steinbeck’s classic bawdy novel. $17; $14/juniors, seniors, military. The Studio Theater at Western Stage, 156 Homestead Ave., Salinas. www.westernstage.org or 755-6816. Ends 8/27.
“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.