Monterey High School Theatre
 

2018-2019

 
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The Three Musketeers

Fall 2018

The Three Musketeers

Adapted by Ken Ludwig

from the novel by Alexandre Dumas

Set in 1625 France, Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of this classic novel follows the swashbuckling adventures of aspiring musketeer D’artagnan, and his scrappy little sister Sabine, as they journey from their rural hometown in Gascony to the big city of Paris to realize D’artagnan’s dream of becoming a real musketeer. Above all, D’artagnan wants to protect, honor, and serve King Louis XIII and his lovely Queen Anne. Being naive and inexperienced, the siblings get themselves into many jams and run headlong into a nefarious plot set by the power-hungry Cardinal Richelieu and his murderous henchwoman the beautiful Milady de Winter. Teaming up with the famous three musketeers Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, and becoming embroiled in many dangerous adventures, they finally foil the Cardinal and save the day!


Carrie the Musical

Spring 2019

Carrie: the Musical

by Lawrence D. Cohen, Michael Gore, and Dean Pitchford

from the novel by Stephen King

In the small town of Chamberlain, Maine, a high-school girl named Carrie White has been gifted with powerful telekinetic abilities. A social outcast in school, Carrie deals with malicious bullying from her fellow classmates for differences that she cannot change. Along with that, Carrie must face her abusive mother at home, a devout Christian woman who forces her religious practices onto her daughter. However one day, things seem to be turning up for Carrie when a spontaneous act of kindness is displayed upon her by concerned classmates Sue Snell and her boyfriend Tommy Ross. The path to acceptance seems to be laid out right in front of Carrie, but when bullies Chris Hargensen and Billy Nolan take the harassment too far one night, Carrie White is pushed beyond her limits and is forced to take action herself. What ensues culminates into a night that the entire town of Chamberlain will never forget.


Little Women

Winter 2019

Little Women

Directed by Julia Neal

Adapted by Kenneth M. Cunningham from the novel by Louisa May Alcott

With their father fighting in the American Civil War, sisters Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth are at home with their mother, a very outspoken woman for her time. The story tells of how the four sisters grow up, find love, and find their place in the world. The sisters live at home with their mother, while their father is away fighting in the war.

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Anne of Green Gables

Winter 2019

Anne of Green Gables

Directed by Destiny Sell

Adapted by Peter DeLaurier from the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables takes place at the turn of the 20th century in Avonlea, a small town on Prince Edward Island. An elderly brother and his younger sister—Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert—decide to adopt a young orphan boy to help with chores on their farm. In return, they'll give him a good home and schooling.



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Plaza Suite

Winter 2019

Plaza Suite

By Neil Simon & Directed by Alexa Runas

Plaza Suite is a three act comedy portraying three different events that occurred in room 719 of the Plaza Suite Hotel. The first act depicts the 24th year anniversary of a troubled couple. The second act a meeting between a famous Hollywood producer in Jesse Kiplinger and his high school love interest. The last act follows married couple Roy and Norma Hurley and their troubled daughter just before her wedding.

 

Season 2017-2018

All Photos by GARY BALEY

The Fall and Spring shows directed by Alicia Welch Harkins. The Winter shows student-directed by Maya Aizenman, Phil Wilkerson, and Jonah Spitler.

 
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William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead

Fall 2017

William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead

by John Heimbuch

Shakespeare’s Henry V opens at the Globe Playhouse. But while the actors strut and fret, a terrifying plague is spreading through London. Shakespeare must not only defend his artistic integrity from the onslaughts of the bombastic actor William Kemp, but he must also defend his playhouse from the zombie apocalypse overtaking the populace.

 

Bullets Over Broadway -

The Musical

Spring 2018

Bullets Over Broadway - The Musical

by Woody Allen

Struggling 1920s playwright David Shayne (Nick Bradford), having failed to secure financing for his latest work, reluctantly makes a deal with mob boss Nick Valenti (Braden enter last name here) : a Broadway debut with the chance to direct, as long as Nick's flibbertigibbet girlfriend, Olive (Ella Patel), plays one of the lead roles. As Olive and star Helen Sinclair (Bella Gomez) attempt to upstage each other, Olive's gangland bodyguard Cheech (David enter last name here ) starts suggesting changes to David's script. Filled with music inspired by the 20s, funny script, and amazing actors; Bullets over Broadway was a ton of laughs and time well spent.


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The Innocents

Winter 2018

The Innocents

by William Archibald

A story of unspeakable horror begins when a young governess, Miss Giddens, arrives at an English estate to oversee two orphaned children, along with Mrs. Grose, a motherly housekeeper. But these four aren't alone, they're haunted by fears, phantoms, and ghastly shadows. The governess and housekeeper are terrified, but the children seem to welcome the visitations.

 
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The Bold, The Young, and the murdered

Winter 2018

The Bold, the Young, and the Murdered

by Don Zolidis

The long-running soap opera The Bold and the Young is in its last days: its hunky hero has self-esteem issues, its villainous old man is more interested in soup, and its heroines are slightly psychopathic. The executive producer gives the squabbling cast an ultimatum: Complete one episode overnight or the show dies. But when the director ends up murdered, and other cast members start dropping like flies, it seems like his threat might actually come true. Can these misfits discover the murderer before the show is literally killed off?

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Wait Until Dark

Winter 2018

Wait Until Dark

by Frederick Knott

After a flight back home, Sam Hendrix (Keita Tanabe) returns with a doll he innocently acquired along the way. As it turns out, the doll is actually stuffed with heroin, and a group of criminals led by Roat (Nick Bradford) has followed Hendrix back to his place to retrieve it. When Hendrix leaves for business, the crooks make their move -- and find his blind wife, Susy (Carrie Clausen), alone in the apartment. Soon, a life-threatening game begins between Susy and the thugs.