FAREWELL TO OUR MAESTRO – BARNEY HULSE

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[caption id="attachment_4808" align="alignleft" width="625"] The maestro - Barney Hulse - in the glow of the piano light at ARIEL.[/caption] "Sunrise, sunset, swiftly fly the years. One season following another, laden with happiness and tears."   With great sadness we say good-bye to our friend and musical director, the extraordinary and lovely maestro, Barney Hulse. Barney, who passed away Sunday, September 9, brought music to our…

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Big news! ARIEL receives $40,000 grant from the Harden Foundation!

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The Harden Foundation has once again shown their support for ARIEL Theatrical in a big way. In addition to a $5,000 technology upgrade grant, ARIEL will receive dollar-for-dollar matching funds for all donations up to $35,000. As a non-profit that has invested in the young people of Monterey County for more than 30 years, ARIEL understands how providing positive activities…

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame opens in August at ARIEL Theatrical! Travel to medieval Paris without leaving Salinas! A brand new musical, based on Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, will transform the ARIEL stage into the legendary cathedral that serves as the backdrop for this powerful story. The Gothic arches loom as the drama unfolds in this epic musical adventure.…

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ONE WEEKEND ONLY – DISNEY’S WINNIE THE POOH KIDS

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Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. A forest full of colorful creatures offers some helping hands and voices in the quest for a sweet treat. Along the way, he meets his pals, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious…

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ARIEL Theatrical Presents, The Wizard of Oz!

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Press Release For Immediate Release Contact: 831-775-0976 ARIEL Theatrical presents The Wizard of Oz! “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” to ARIEL Theatrical for a classic musical that will take you and your family on an “Over the Rainbow” adventure! Featuring a cast of 65 young people, L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz will bring Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman,…

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GENTRY MAGAZINE FEATURES ARIEL ON THE “A-LIST”

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ARIEL Theatrical’s Founder and Artistic Director, Gail Higginbotham, is featured in the June 2018 issue (p.60) of GENTRY Magazine, a monthly publication about notable people and noteworthy philanthropy. Gail was selected for GENTRY’s “A-List: People to Know” where she shared the focus that makes ARIEL unique in the world of musical theatre for young people – to “imbue area youth…

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THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME – JOIN THE CAST TODAY

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New costumes, new set and an exciting new musical is coming to the ARIEL Theatrical stage this summer! The Hunchback of Notre Dame is open to adults and high school youth and has a "choir only" option if singing is your thing. Join the cast today and create memories that will carry you back to medieval Paris, again and again!…

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THIS WEEKEND – TWO REASONS TO CELEBRATE

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This Friday and Saturday, May 18 & 19, The Three Nanny Goats Gruff will delight audiences as they “trip, trap” their way across the bridge to find greener pastures. Their journey is complicated by a pack of hungry trolls who happen to reside under the very bridge that stands between the goats and the green grass of their dreams. Will the…

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The Play’s the Thing – May 4

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The recital for The Play's the Thing is May 4. The Play’s the Thing is a day time class for home school students. In this session, participants dove into all things Shakespeare with a trained Shakespearean actor!

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FINAL WEEKEND OF THE VELVETEEN RABBIT

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Tickets are on sale now for the remaining three performances: Friday, April 27 at 7 pm and Saturday, April 28 at 2 pm and 7 pm. Join us for a heartwarming tale that follows a stuffed toy in his quest to become “real.” The devoted little rabbit learns that love makes a “real” difference as he discovers the meaning of…

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