Archive: Oct 2019


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    Get ready for unforgettable adventures on stage at ARIEL Theatrical! Brand new shows, classic favorites, and opportunities for young people to participate in an award-winning after-school program are right around the corner! The 2020 programs include:

    • Narnia – Rehearsals begin in December, day-time shows in February at Sherwood Hall
    • Go Fish – NEW – Rehearsals begin in January, shows in February
    • Schoolhouse Rock Live Too! – NEW – Rehearsals begin in March, shows in April & May
    • Yee-Haw! – NEW – Rehearsals begin in April, shows in May
    • Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS – Two-week summer camp, shows in June
    • The Hobbit – Three-week summer camp, shows in July
    • Little House on the Prairie – Community Summer Program, rehearsals begin in June, shows in July & August
    • Berenstain Bears On Stage – Rehearsals begin in August, shows in September & October
    • Little Red Riding Hood – Rehearsals begin in September, shows in October
    • A Christmas Carol, The Musical – Rehearsals begin in October, shows in December

    In addition to the performance programs, ARIEL will offer a one-week theater camp (Kids On Stage) and three sessions of our day-time class (The Play’s the Thing) for home schooled children, grades K-12. ARIEL will also continue the REACH Theatre program, a partnership with Special Kids Connect, and several off-site theatre programs throughout Monterey County.

    Registration forms are available in the lobby at ARIEL and online. Many programs offer early-bird discounts so it pays to plan ahead. For more program information and a detailed description of each show visit the ARIEL website at, call 831-775-0976, or stop by the Karen Wilson Children’s Theatre at 320 Main Street, Salinas.


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    Inspired by the Disney Channel smash hit movie, High School Musical is now playing at ARIEL, Fridays and Saturdays, through October 19. When two unsuspecting students discover each other and the talents they have been hiding they rely on their classmates to help them step out of their cliques and step up to new challenges. Join our teen cast as they sing their way from the East High cafeteria to the basketball court and everywhere in between. Whether they are shooting baskets, crunching numbers or standing in the spotlight, the Wildcats learn that they’re “all in this together.” Teens from local schools including Everett Alvarez, Marina, North Monterey County, Ocean Grove, Rancho San Juan, Salinas, Santa Catalina, Soledad and York join forces for this family friendly show.


    Sharpay (Alexis Williams) and Ryan (Alton Reese) warn Troy (Andrew Slorance) and Gabriella (Nancy Rodriguez) to “stick to the status quo” in ARIEL Theatrical’s production of Disney’s High School Musical on October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 at The Karen Wilson Children’s Theatre, 320 Main Street, Oldtown, Salinas. Photo by Stephen Massott.