PacRep at the Forest Theater, Carmel

PacRep at the Forest Theater, Carmel

PacRep at the Forest Theater, Carmel
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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PacRep at the Forest Theatre - annual family musical (Beauty & the Beast, Peter Pan, Wizard of Oz, etc.), and traditional Shakespeare Festival under the stars at one of the oldest outdoor theatres on the west coast Historic theatre dating to 1910 and early stage used by the Carmel 'bohemians' that started the city's theatre movement. In 2020, PacRep will present the family musical SHREK, during August and September. The Carmel Shakespeare Festival includes repertory productions at PacRep's Golden Bough Playhouse and the Circle Theatre. In 2020, PacRep will present OTHELLO, in October at the Forest Theater.
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Carmelites
Carmel, CA98 contributions
Surprisingly good production of Mary Poppins on August 11, 2022! With Covid still a menace, we wanted to treat our daughter, son-in-law and two granddaughters to an outdoor theater production. The main character has an amazing singing voice--and is an opera singer for the Monterey Symphony Orchestra, and the chimney sweep, Burt, is an experienced actor and member of the actors equity association. Seriously, they rivaled Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke in the classic movie. The stage design was also quite remarkable with moving cables, magnetic shoes for some "Cirque du Soleil" acrobatic moments. A big shout-out to this small community production!
Written August 20, 2022
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SouthernTrifecta
Dallas, Texas157 contributions
Off Broadway caliber performance of Shakespeare in Love was the fare for the evening and it was done very well. We were amazed the crowd was a little thin, but it was the last day of the Monterey Jazz Festival and that may have had people doing other things. Some of the actors were professionals, others were locals but they all performed very well. Direction and choreography was right on target, the show was entertaining with a few laughs and time for lots of applause.
Written October 7, 2019
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C L
Phoenix506 contributions
Couples
Plenty of parking. Big amphitheater, big stage. Gets chilly at night so bring a jacket or blanket. You can come early and bring your dinner and sit out among the trees and eat before the show starts. Great fun!!
Written July 19, 2019
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Ginger P
Charlottesville, VA140 contributions
Family
Sitting outside amount the stars, with open fires and picnicking all around to see a live show is a treat. It gets chilly though so bring layers and a blanket. The tradition, the casualness and the energy from the extra dancers and actors and the volunteers to keep things going makes it feel comfy and warm. Please don't go into the performances expecting off Broadway caliber performances, you will see some diamonds in the rough, which is fun,yet this is community theatre and many singers, over actors, under acting and sound system goofs remind you of this. Bring some vino, snacks from Trader Joe's or Whole foods, cuddle up sit and enjoy the show and the power of local arts.
Written July 9, 2017
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Donna
Fair Oaks Ranch, TX111 contributions
Business
The Forest Theater was built in 1910 and has been showing wonderful productions throughout the years. They also have movie nights. A definite place to check out ahead of time when you are coming to the Monterey Peninsula for a visit to see what is happening there. You can bring in your own food, drinks and it is children friendly. A treasure inside the forest within Carmel
Written June 23, 2017
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49212Rudiger_r
High Point, NC115 contributions
Family
Wonderful if you can find the darn place and then find a place to park. Seriously I'm pretty good with directions and finding places b it this place is hidden behind a cloaking device. Once found, the performance of the Borrowers was excellent. Set was great. Intimate outdoor theater you will never forget. Picnic lunches encouraged and rightfully so as this just contributes to the magic.
Written July 17, 2016
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Christina D
26 contributions
Family
Well, it has been at least forty years since I have been in the Forest Theater and I understand they are doing a renovation. Here are my memories. The Theater was a place for local folks of all ages to participate in summer theater. As a teenager I was one of the geishas in 'Teahouse of the August Moon', my younger brother was a ladybug in one of the children's plays.. The experience in the audience - here you are sitting under the tree canopy, under the stars on a warm summer evening viewing a classic play or a fun children's story - could anything be better then that?

I cannot imagine that the Theater has lost its outdoor charm. Definitely recommend the experience if you are visiting Carmel.
Written April 6, 2015
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sklapre
Carmel, CA7 contributions
Family
The Forest Theater is a wonderful place to see a show, and now that it's being renovated, let's hope 2015 will see it back in action and better than ever. Make sure to see something produced by Pac Rep, take a picnic and a bottle of wine (and dress warmly) and you're almost guaranteed a perfect evening.
Written August 6, 2014
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Kellie B
2 contributions
Family
Took my daughter to see wizard of oz here when she was 5 years old. Quaint little open air theatre in Carmel. We had such a good time and it was the perfect summer evening. My daughter has fond memories and periodically asks to go back. Will be returning on a future trip.
Written June 14, 2014
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cindylloyd
Carmel, CA28 contributions
Family
The Forest Theater is located within the Monterey Pine Forest of Carmel. Historically, it was the gathering place for summer plays involving the locals. It continues to this day with excellent productions produced and directed under the auspices of Pac Rep, a local theatrical company. Take a picnic supper, wrap up warmly and enjoy Carmel's theater under the stars.
Written April 23, 2014
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