Monterey Symphony Announces Their 7th Annual Mystery Play "Pshaw! on the Hawkshaw Society"

Top Quote Join the Friends of the Monterey Symphony as they present their 7th annual mystery play, "Pshaw! on the Hawkshaw Society". End Quote
  • Salinas, CA (1888PressRelease) November 23, 2015 - This annual fundraiser benefits the Monterey Symphony and its many programs which include "Music for the Schools" programs. Every year the Monterey Symphony presents free youth concerts and in-school demonstrations for thousands of local students.

    This season, get ready for a detective adventure which takes place in the posh New York apartment of Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man) in 1935. Nick and Nora and their famous fellow detectives (Poirot, Columbo, Miss Marple, and more!) are determined to find out who has been stealing certain items from members of the exclusive detective group, the Hawkshaw Society. Enjoy this singing, dancing, detective adventure, and Asta too-you don't want to miss this!

    It is a grand theatrical production with fabulous music, food, and fun! Bring your friends, and help the Mystery Players solve their case while supporting classical music in our community. There will be two productions this season - the first at Hartnell College on The Main Stage in Salinas on January 23rd and the second at Hyatt Regency Monterey on Saturday, January 30th.

    Join in the fun and come in your best "1935" attire or as your favorite detective!!!

    The Details
    Date: January 30, 2016
    Location: Meetings and Conference Center at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course, 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey, California, 93940
    5:00 p.m. - No Host Cocktails
    6:00 p.m. - Dinner and Play

    Ticket Pricing:
    General Ticket Pricing
    Front Row Seating - $200 per person
    Tier 1Seating - $150 per person
    General Seating - $100 per person
    VIP Opportunities
    Red Carpet VIP - $1,000 - Two Front-Row Tickets plus special mention in the Playbill along with a Mystery gift just for you
    Playwright VIP - $500 -Two Tier 1 Tickets plus special mention in the Playbill
    Playbill VIP - $250 - Special mention in the Playbill (no tickets)

    Live Auction
    Enjoy a 3-night weekend stay at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel with the opportunity to extend your time in New York, two tickets each to two different Broadway shows of your choice, ballet tickets, and round-trip coach airfare for two to New York. Included in this package will be a unique piece of jewelry (a necklace) plus the opportunity to tour the design room where it was created.

    Be part of this fun event and RSVP by January 22, 2016, for the Hyatt Regency Monterey show.

    Purchase tickets
    Make reservations online at or call the Monterey Symphony office at 831-646-8511.

    Background on Friends of the Monterey Symphony:
    We are a group of community volunteers who are dedicated supporters of the Monterey Symphony. We are working professionals, parents, grandparents and retirees of all ages who live, work and shop throughout the many communities served by the Symphony. We understand the importance of musical enrichment for our community and music education for our children. We are loyal concert-goers who organize and deliver an array of special events as benefits to support the Symphony.

    If you love classical music, a wonderful way to show appreciation for music in your community is to become a Friend of the Monterey Symphony with your tax-deductible donation and/or to volunteer your time. Your support helps the Symphony continue to bring excellent performances of Great Music, LIVE! to the Monterey Peninsula and Central Coast. We offer a variety of ways to participate and show your support for the Symphony.

    Background on the Monterey Symphony:
    The mission of the Monterey Symphony is to engage, educate and excite our community through the performance and continual discovery of symphonic music.

    The Monterey Symphony, under the artistic leadership of Music Director & Conductor Max Bragado-Darman, is the only fully professional, full-season orchestra serving the communities of the Monterey Bay, Salinas, Salinas Valley, Big Sur, and San Benito County. It provides triple performances of a six-concert subscription series at Carmel's Sunset Theater and Salinas' Sherwood Hall, as well as youth education programs that include visits to classrooms by musicians and full-orchestra concerts for schoolchildren.

    The Monterey Symphony is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation, supported in part through the fundraising efforts of the Friends of the Monterey Symphony, and through grants from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The Harden Foundation, The Robert and Virginia Stanton Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, The Todd Lueders Fund for the Arts of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, The Community Foundation for Monterey County, The Berkshire Foundation, The Monterey Peninsula Foundation, The Pebble Beach Company Foundation, Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, Monterey County Gives! Community Fund, The Arts Council of Monterey County, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, and many other generous foundations and individual donors.

    The Monterey Symphony is also supported by the following partners for each of its concerts during this 2015-2016 Season: Lexus Monterey Peninsula, Taylor Farms, California State University at Monterey Bay (CSUMB), Pacific Gas & Electric Co., Pebble Beach Equestrian Center, and Mt. Wilson FM Broadcasters, Inc. (K-Mozart).

    For additional information, please call the Monterey Symphony at 831-646-8511 or visit our web site

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