Treasure Island

A scene from the Forest Theater Guilds production of Treasure Island.

Peter and the Wolf

A scene from the Forest Theater Guilds production of Peter and the Wolf in 2011.

Snow White

A scene from the Forest Theater Guilds production of Snow White in 2013.

Alice in Wonderland

The cast and crew of Alice in Wonderland, a Forest Theater Production.

Forest Theater

The Forest Theater - one of the oldest outdoor theaters west of the Mississippi.

 

Auditions Jan 7th 2017 for “Big” and “Pirate Booty”

Announcing Auditions for
BIG and PIRATE BOOTY

Open Auditions for The Forest Theater Guilds productions of Big and Pirate Booty, will take place on Saturday January 7th 10:00am-4:00pm at the Carmel Youth Center on the corner of 4th and Torres. All ages and experiences are welcome.  Please be prepared to have fun… a brief monologue and song would be ideal but, not completely necessary.  Tentative show dates for Pirate Booty: last weekend in May, and first three weekends in June, 2017. Tentative show dates for Big: last weekend in June and first weekend in July.

Roles for adults & children
No previous theatrical experience required!  All ages and skill levels encouraged!

Sign-up for an audition time-slot here, or show-up and we will fit you in.


Cast of Characters for Pirate Booty:

  • Pirate Captain: An idiotic man with a brown beard in his 30s or 40s, a father figure
  • Cabin Boy: A handsome young man in his teens
  • Mermaid Princess: A beautiful young woman in her teens
  • Mermaid Queen: A beautiful woman in her 30s or 40s, a mother figure
  • Sharky: A seasoned pirate sailor man
  • Finny: A flamboyant pirate sailor man
  • Cockswain: A pirate sailor (man or woman)
  • Whaley: A pirate sailor (man or woman)
  • Matchy: A pirate sailor (man or woman)
  • Patchy: A pirate sailor with eye patch
  • Pegleg: A pirate sailor with a peg leg
  • Bones: A pirate sailor skeleton
  • Melody: A mermaid singer
  • Treble: A mermaid or merman
  • Timpani: A mermaid or merman
  • Triangle: A mermaid or merman
  • Trombone: A mermaid or merman
  • Patchwork: A merfolk with an eye patch
  • Peggy: A merfolk with a peg leg
  • Skelly: A merfolk skeleton
  • Parrot: A pirate kid leader
  • Pirate Kids: A group of pirate children
  • Mackerel: A merfolk kid leader
  • Merfolk Kids: A group of merfolk children

Auditions for BIG the Musical TYA December 9th and 11th

Announcing Auditions for

                                      Big the Musical

Open Auditions for The Forest Theater Guilds production of Big the Musical TYA, based on the Tom Hanks movie will take place on Friday December 9th 6:30-9:30pm and Sunday December 11th from 10am-4pm at the Carmel Youth Center on the corner of 4th and Torres. All age and experience are welcome. Please be prepared to have fun with a brief monologue and song that showcases your range. Tentative show dates: two weekends only/ 8 performances …end of June and beginning of July, 2017.

Roles for adults, teens & children. Also looking for singers and dancers. No previous theatrical experience required! All ages and skill levels encouraged!

Additional auditions days to be announced in January and the “Sign up now” button will again be active


Auditions for Pirate Booty Nov 18/20 2016

Announcing Auditions for
PIRATE BOOTY

Open Auditions for The Forest Theater Guilds production of Pirate Booty, a world premiere opening in June 2017 at the Forest Theater, will take place on Friday November 18th 6:30-9:30pm and Sunday November 20th from 10am-4pm at the Carmel Youth Center on the corner of 4th and Torres.  All age and experience are welcome.  Please be prepared to have fun…a brief monologue and song would be ideal but, not completely necessary.  Tentative show dates: four weekends only in June, 2017.

Roles for adults & children
No previous theatrical experience required!  All ages and skill levels encouraged!

Sign-up for an audition time-slot here, or show-up and we will fit you in.


Cast of Characters for Pirate Booty:

  • Pirate Captain: An idiotic man with a brown beard in his 30s or 40s, a father figure
  • Cabin Boy: A handsome young man in his teens
  • Mermaid Princess: A beautiful young woman in her teens
  • Mermaid Queen: A beautiful woman in her 30s or 40s, a mother figure
  • Sharky: A seasoned pirate sailor man
  • Finny: A flamboyant pirate sailor man
  • Cockswain: A pirate sailor (man or woman)
  • Whaley: A pirate sailor (man or woman)
  • Matchy: A pirate sailor (man or woman)
  • Patchy: A pirate sailor with eye patch
  • Pegleg: A pirate sailor with a peg leg
  • Bones: A pirate sailor skeleton
  • Melody: A mermaid singer
  • Treble: A mermaid or merman
  • Timpani: A mermaid or merman
  • Triangle: A mermaid or merman
  • Trombone: A mermaid or merman
  • Patchwork: A merfolk with an eye patch
  • Peggy: A merfolk with a peg leg
  • Skelly: A merfolk skeleton
  • Parrot: A pirate kid leader
  • Pirate Kids: A group of pirate children
  • Mackerel: A merfolk kid leader
  • Merfolk Kids: A group of merfolk children

The Borrowers The Musical – June 23 to July 17, 2016

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOREST THEATER REOPENS WITH FOREST THEATER GUILD PRODUCTION

A Forest Theater Guild Gala reception will herald the reopening of Carmel’s unique Forest Theater on June 25 followed by an opening performance of The Guild’s production of  “The Borrowers-The Musical.”  Based on the classical family novels by British author Mary Norton, the musical was written by Carmel’s Walt deFaria with music by Stephen Tosh and lyrics by deFaria.  With previews on June 23 and 24, the production runs through July 17.

The Borrowers-The Musical tells the story of the little people who live under our floorboards and borrower all those things that go missing like socks , pins and needles.  The books have been the subject of numerous international television and motion picture productions produced by deFaria, winning awards including Emmys.

The musical follows the Forest Theater Guild’s long history of presenting original material that traces back to Hebert Heron , the founder of the Guild. The production features a cast of 45 with Gracie Moore Poletti as Homily,  Jared Hussey as Pod, and Gracie Ballistreri as Arrietty.  Phyllis Davis and Mitchell Davis play the villainous Crampfurls and Arick Arzadon is Spiller.  Choreography is by Gloria Elber and Reed Scott.  Sets are by Nicole Bryant-Stevens with costumes by Yvonne Bowen. DeFaria directs.

For additional information call 831-626-1681 or the website ForestTheaterGuild.org.

Tickets are available online at http://www.foresttheaterguild.org/tickets-2 or at the door.  General admission $20 with children, student and military discounts available.

AUDITIONS

Announcing AUDITIONS for THE BORROWERS-THE MUSICAL, an original musical written by Walt deFaria, based on the famous family novels by British author Mary Norton and featuring music by Stephen Tosh with lyrics by Walt deFaria, who will also direct this production for the Forest Theater Guild at the Outdoor Forest Theater for the 2016 season.

Auditions are by appointment only and will be held at the Carmel Youth Center at the corner of 4th & Torres near the Carmel Police Station, Saturday November 7 from 9:30 to Noon and from 1pm to 3pm, also on Sunday November 8 from 1pm to 4pm. Appointments may be made by calling Stacy Meheen at (831)760-0127 or email meheens@gmail.com.

Please prepare a brief monologue and song. Acting and singing roles range from 16 years to all adult ages. Show dates: four weekends only- June 23 to July 17, 2016. If you need additional information please call deFaria at 831 624-4345.

Ron Josephs Actors Workshop

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE YOUR ACTING TO ANOTHER LEVEL?? The Forest Theater Guild is pleased to announce the upcoming collaboration with EmRon Josephmy Award winning actor, Ronald Joseph. Long time SAG member, Joseph has performed on stage, screen and television…his skill and experience has led him behind the scenes as well. His years of practice in the arts have culminated in a unique teaching style that he has brought to the West Coast to share with all of us. Primarily based on the David Alexander Technique, which he studied extensively, he also notes influence from Sylvana Galardo, who won the Russian Best Approach to Acting techniques. His years of training and experience, both on and off stage, will bring a unique blend of styles together to offer you the best of all worlds … The Forest Theater Guild is pleased to present Ron Joseph’s 2015 Actor’s Workshop – Imagery & Intentions, Featuring D.Alexander techniques
Beginning May 27- Wednesdays 7pm-10pm
Please call for more info & appointment 213-359-5987

Construction Status at the Forest Theater

Things are moving along,  with construction slated to start on the first of June running through the first of October of this year. The city recently awarded Otto Construction the contract that is set to remove the red tag items and re-open the theater in time for the 2016 Season and the Centennial Celebrations of Carmel. Otto, a Sacramento headquartered contractor that maintains a branch office on Garden Road in Monterey,  is no stranger to the Peninsula.  Currently constructing the new VA Building that you will notice when driving north on Hwy 1 near the Dunes Shopping Center, you may have also seen examples of Ottos work at Community Hospital…everything from the parking garage and Cancer Center which began construction in 1997 to the beautiful Forest Pavilion. For more info on Otto Construction, their history and qualifications, or to see some of the wonderful projects they have completed you can visit http://ottoconstruction.com.

Welcome to the Forest Theater Otto and thank you for taking up the challenge!

Status of Forest Theater

The FTG Board would like to announce that their upcoming season including Swiss Family Robinson and Films in the Forest will not be held at the historic Forest Theater due to the city of Carmel’s decision to repair the facility. The FTG Board fully supports the city of Carmel’s decision to repair the Forest Theater. The new location of the live theater performances will be held at the Pacific Grove High School, Student Union. The opening of Swiss Family Robinson is Saturday, May 24 at 8:00pm.  Tickets are now on sale.

FTG is now on Instagram

The Forest Theater Guild is now on Instagram.  Please follow us at: http://instagram.com/foresttheaterguild?ref=badge.  

Follow us on Twitter

The Forest Theater Guild is now on Twitter.  Follow us @Forest_Theater and learn about auditions, Films in the Forest, show times, and more.

Vote for Forest Theater Guild

best-of_bug-survey-banner900px_2014It’s time to vote for “Best of 2014” – annual best of Monterey County.  Please vote for the Forest Theater Guild as the best local theater company.  Go to the Monterey County Weekly’s website and register to vote!