Buy Tickets to Big

The Forest Theater Guild is extremely pleased to welcome back legendary local director and producer Walt deFaria for BIG, The Musical based on the Tom Hanks movie of the same name.

Buy Tickets to Pippin

The Forest Theater Guild, teams up with the youngest new production company on the Monterey Peninsula, Paraphrase Productions, again this year to present a special limited run of the story of Pippin

Buy Tickets to Ma of La Mancha

A remarkable, poignant, moving musical that was one of the first shows to musicalize a piece of historical literature. The multi award winning musical was written by Dale Wasserman with Music by Mitch Leigh and Lyrics by Joe Darion.



Buy tickets for “CARMEL POPS!” Presented by the Forest Theater Guild in association with the Forest Theater Foundation and the deFaria company, in partnership with Carmel Academy of Performing Arts/Dance Kids and Carmel High School, this event, written and directed by legendary local Walt deFaria, includes performances from Carmel High Schools award winning 40 piece orchestra and a Cabaret style presentation of song and dance. From Ballet to Tap, from contemporary to classic, showcasing a variety of local performers with something to please everyone. Hosted by the beautiful and talented Gracie Poletti who is joined by gifted local favorites Reg Huston(philanthropist of the year!) and John Daniels, this is an evening that you can’t help but feel good about as all proceeds benefit the participating organizations youth programs and scholarship funds; these are all local community performing arts groups. If you enjoyed last years Centennial presentation then this is a show you’re sure to enjoy.


Buy tickets for “Pippin” presented by The Forest Theatre Guild and Paraphrase Productions

Buy tickets for “Man of LaMancha” presented by The Forest Theatre Guild and Paraphrase Productions




We now have a way for you to make a secure online contribution :

Working with paypal, we have made it easy and secure for you to make one time or recurring contribution to support our programs and productions. Please see our membership page … the last button is our temporary location for this donation station. Thank you so much for your continuing support throughout the past, during the closure and now. We had a fabulous summer at the theater with the world premiere of a local playwrights work “Pirate Booty” and phenomenal award winning shows like “Big-The Musical” with local directing legend Walt deFaria, “Pippin” and “Man of La Mancha” in collaboration with Paraphrase Productions, Films in the Forests and some fantastic special events in Carmel and around the peninsula!