The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

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In this hilarious Christmas classic by Barbara Robinson, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdmans - six rowdy siblings who showed up for the free snacks. As their shenanigans create chaos on stage, the true meaning of Christmas emerges in a very unexpected way. Create Christmas memories and support ARIEL in…

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AMAZON SMILE WILL DONATE 5% OF YOUR PURCHASES TO ARIEL UNTIL NOVEMBER 2

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    Amazon will donate 5% of the cost of all eligible purchases now until November 2! Get your shopping done AND donate to ARIEL Theatrical in the same step! Sign up through www.smile.amazon.com and select "ARIEL Theatrical" as your charity of choice. Amazon will donate a portion of the cost of all eligible purchases directly to ARIEL (5% through November 2, 2018;…

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ARIEL Theatrical Announces 2019 Season!

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REGISTRATION FORMS AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT HERE ARIEL Theatrical is the place to be in 2019! We are excited to announce several new shows, bring back some favorites from the past and provide more opportunities than ever for young people to participate in musical theatre.  The 2019 performance programs include: The Little Red Hen – Rehearsals begin in January,…

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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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