The Play's The Thing
An outdoor musical theatre experience like no other
Each May and June, the Mountain Play presents a spectacular production of one of your favorite Broadway musicals featuring professional actors, stunning special and visual effects and a LIVE orchestra. Each season our audiences are treated to a musically, magical experience on Mount Tamalpais.
You're sure to start the day in awe of the view and end your day with your toes tapping, in awe of the talent.
All Performances Start at 2pm
Plan Your Day on the Mountain!
SPECIAL DAYS AND ACTIVITIES
May 18: Kids and Family Day, Preshow Entertainment by
Sharon Boucher's Future Stars of the Mountain Play
General Seating Kids Ages 4-13 Come FREE on Opening Day May 18th!
Select the free ticket in your online shopping cart.
Free Children's Tickets do not count towards group eligibility
May 25: Military Veteran Appreciation Day, Preshow Entertainment by Singers Marin
June 1: OUTdoors/LGBT Appreciation Day, Preshow Entertainment by The Lollipop Guild - An Ensemble from San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, Winetasting with Barefoot Winery
June 7: Singles Saturday, Preshow Entertainment by 'Til Dawn
June 8: GLEEK Day - Musical Theatre Geeks Unite, Preshow Entertainment by Marin Summer Theater
June 15: Luau Day, Preshow Entertainment by Island Vibes Dance Group & Ka Ehu Kai Hawaiian Band, Picnic Contest with Celebrity Judge Anna Haight, food writer for Bread and Butter, Marin Independent Journal
Everyday: Daily Hawaiian Shirt Contest at 12 noon.
The shirt with the most aloha spirit wins!
Face Painting! Puppet Shows! Raffle! Preshow Entertainment at 12:30 pm!
The box office at the front gate opens at 9:00 am.
The first bus from Mill Valley leaves at 10:00 am.
Note: You get up to the theatre easily in the morning because arrivals are spread out over the morning,
but it takes longer for everyone to leave. Please do not bring your dog on the bus or up to the mountain.
Before the Play
The musical isn't the only act at the Mountain Play.
There's puppet shows and facepainting for kids before the show.
We'll keep you entertained all day long.
Just relax and soak in the sights...
Why not enjoy a beautiful hike before the show?
Need some quiet time to enjoy that book you've been waiting to read?
Throw your blanket down and surround yourself with the natural beauty of Mount Tamalpais
2014 PRE SHOW ENTERTAINMENT on the Main Stage at 12:30 pm:
May 18: Sharon Boucher's Future Stars of Marin
May 25: Singers Marin
June 1: The Lollipop Guild - an Ensemble from San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
June 7 (Saturday): 'Til Dawn
June 8: Marin Summer Theater
June 15: Hawaiian Music and Dance
Puppet Shows in PLAYland
FREE childrens' puppet shows for all ages performed by
at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm.
Thank you to our 2014 PLAYland sponsor
Piazza D'Angelo Ristorante
Make sure to buy
your raffle tickets before the show begins!
Purchase 10 for $20,
3 for $10, or
1 ticket for $5
Grand Prize: An Enchanted Vacation to Paradise - One week stay in Maui condo with transportation to and from the Oakland or San Francisco Airport (from Marin)
Watch for the Raffle Ticket Sales Team in the Red Aprons - they are a show of their own!
The closing day Picnic Contest on
Sunday, June 15, 2014 is not to be missed!
This year's contest will be judged by Anna Haight, food writer for Bread and Butter, Marin Independent Journal
Register for the Contest at the Raffle Sales Table from
11:00 am to Noon
Picnic Judging will take place from
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
After the Play
Getting Down the Mountain
Hike Down Directions
For those athletic patrons who want to take the scenic route to or from the theatre,
hiking is a beautiful option.
Most of our hikers choose to take the bus up to the theatre, and then hike down afterwards.
The hike down is an easier one since the Mountain Play transports ice chests and other bulky items to "The Depot" in Mill Valley where you can retrieve your gear and hop on a shuttle back to your parked car. The last of these shuttles from downtown Mill Valley to the parking lots leaves at 9:00pm - so you can enjoy dinner in charming downtown Mill Valley. If you miss the last shuttle for any reason, you can always take a taxi to the parking area.
While easier than the hike up to the theatre, it is still 7 miles and will take 2-2 1/2 hours. Please wear appropriate clothing and bring plenty of water.
CONSIDER A PARTIAL HIKE DOWN TO MOUNTAIN HOME INN: Special Shuttles stop at 6:30, 6:50 and 7:10 pm to transport you back to your vehicle.
Click on the links below to download our directions and basic map for the hike down
HIke Down Map
Take the Free Shuttle
Shuttles back to Tamalpais High School, Shoreline and Manzanita parking lots depart from the front gate following the performance.
Follow the instructions given in the back of your program and by our staff for shuttle loading.