Archive: Mar 2015

  1. ARIEL to Present Schoolhouse Rock Live! at Sherwood Hall

    Schoolhouse Rock Live! to Play at Sherwood Hall, Salinas

    One Public Performance – March 27 at 7 pm

    SALINAS, CA  – March 6, 2015 – Learn history, grammar and math with the cast of ARIEL Theatrical as they sing and dance their way across the stage at Sherwood Hall in Salinas in Schoolhouse Rock Live!. This musical adaptation of the Emmy Award winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon celebrates the process of learning through a series of vignettes with upbeat music and catchy lyrics.

    This production, ARIEL’s Spring Conservatory Accelerated program, has a cast of 38 who will also perform 10 shows in five days for more than 8,000 Monterey County schoolchildren the week prior to the public show.

    The only public performance of Schoolhouse Rock Live! will be at Sherwood Hall, Salinas on March 27. Tickets are: $16 for adults; $13 for students, seniors and military; $11 for children 3 to 12. This performance is NOT at ARIEL’s home, The Karen Wilson Children’s Theatre.

    Schoolhouse Rock Live! is sponsored by Taylor Farms and is funded in part by the Ruth L. and Wilbur K. Amonette Fund, the Farrell/Allen Rotary Fund and the Ausonio Family Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, as well as The Arts Council for Monterey County.

    For more information, call 831-775-0976 or email

    ARIEL is celebrating 29 years of serving children in the Monterey County community and 15 years in Oldtown Salinas at the Karen Wilson Children’s Theatre. During this time, more than 4,000 young people enrolled in 200 programs, participating in more than 1,000 performances were seen by more than 300,000 people!

    “ARIEL inspires young people to understand that integrity, respect for others and personal responsibility for choices made are the keys to building a principled and productive life,” said Gail Higginbotham, ARIEL Theatrical’s Artistic Director.