Archive: Nov 2022


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    Get ready for a new year of exciting adventures on stage at ARIEL Theatrical! Register early to be part of our award-winning after-school programs. The 2023 programs include:

    • Seussical(PROGRAM CLOSED)– Rehearsals begin January 7, shows March 10, 11, 16, 17, 18

    • The Ugly Duckling(PROGRAM CLOSED)– Rehearsals begin January 9, shows February 17, 18

    • The Fabulous Fable Factory(PROGRAM CLOSED) – Rehearsals begin March 14, shows May 5, 6, 12, 13

    • Stone Soup(PROGRAM CLOSED) Rehearsals April 17, shows in May 26, 27

    • KIDS ON STAGE(PROGRAM CLOSED)– One week summer camp, two sessions (June & July)

    • DISNEY’S The Lion King KIDS (PROGRAM CLOSED)– Two-week summer camp begins June 12, shows June 23, 24

    • Wizard of Oz(PROGRAM CLOSED)Three-week summer camp begins June 10, shows July 14, 15, 20, 21, 22

    • Fiddler on the Roof(PROGRAM CLOSED)– Rehearsals begin June 10, shows August 4, 5, 10, 11, 12

    • Jack and the Beanstalk (PROGRAM CLOSED)– Rehearsals begin August 7 & 15, shows September 15, 16, 22, 23 (Two sessions)

    • Charlotte’s Web(REGISTRATION CLOSED)– Rehearsals begin September 5, shows October 20, 21, 27, 28

    • Narnia(REGISTRATION CLOSED)– Rehearsals begin in October 3, shows December 1, 2, 7, 8, 9


    In addition to the performance programs, ARIEL will offer two sessions of our day-time class (The Play’s the Thing) for home schooled children, grades K-12 along with off-site theatre programs at elementary schools throughout Monterey County.

    Registration forms may be completed online. For detailed program information click on links above, call 831-775-0976, or stop by The Karen Wilson Children’s Theatre at 320 Main Street in Oldtown Salinas.


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    All donations (up to $75,000) will receive a boost with matching funds available through Monterey County Gives!.

    Your generous support will fund our youth-focused theatre programs in an opportunity-filled environment, enabling young participants to have uniquely rewarding experiences that transcend the stage into positive and productive lives.

    Read more about ARIEL and access the simple and secure donation button by visiting the ARIEL page on the Monterey County Gives! site at

    Online giving is easiest, but if you prefer to send a check, scroll down on the FAQ page to “Can I donate through the mail?” by clicking HERE to find a printable donation form and detailed instructions.

    Make your tax-deductible donation before midnight on December 31, 2022 and help launch ARIEL into 2023 and beyond! We are so grateful for your support.

  3. ARIEL Theatrical presents: A Christmas Carol

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    Just in time for the holidays, ARIEL Theatrical presents A Christmas Carol: The Musical


         THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 AT 7:00 PM                                                                                              FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16 AT 7:00 PM


    A Christmas Carol: The Musical, is a heartwarming adaptation of Charles Dickens’ most well-known story. Coming back to the stage are several key players who will reprise roles from the 2020 Radio Drama version that ARIEL streamed as a gift to the community during the pandemic. Audiences will now get a chance to see the story unfold, live on the ARIEL stage!

    An otherworldly wake-up call comes when Scrooge’s life is interrupted by three well-meaning ghosts who reveal pivotal details of the past, present and future. Community cast members of all ages will breathe life into the Dickensian streets and lay the foundation from which the three spirits will teach transformative lessons to a very reluctant student…..and to all of us, every one.

    PERFORMANCES: December 2, 3, 9, 10, 15 & 16; Thursday and Fridays at 7 pm, Saturdays at 2 & 7 pm

    LOCATION: All shows are presented at the home of ARIEL Theatrical, The Karen Wilson Children’s Theatre, 320 Main Street, Oldtown Salinas, CA 93901

    TICKETS: $13-General Admission; $11-Students, Seniors, Military; $9-Children ages 3-12; Children age two and under – FREE

    Tickets may be purchased online, over the phone (831-775-0976), and at the ARIEL box office (advance purchase or at the door until sold out).

    Located in the beautifully renovated Oldtown neighborhood of Salinas, ARIEL Theatrical provides opportunities for children to explore the stage and learn valuable lessons about Accountability, Respect, Integrity, Excellence and Leadership – A-R-I-E-L. ARIEL is a safe and nurturing gathering place for young people where engaging programs and family-friendly entertainment take center stage. ARIEL is honored to acknowledge the Sally Hughes Church Foundation as our 2022 Presenting Partner. ARIEL would also like to thank the following business sponsors for their generous support:  Aladin Properties, Cardinale Moving and Storage, Dataflow Business Systems.
    For more information visit or call 831-775-0976.