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  1. JOIN THE CAST – THE FABULOUS FABLE FACTORY

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    ARIEL Theatrical invites participants ages 7 and up to join the cast of The Fabulous Fable Factory. Timeless and timely, this fantastical musical follows a young person who discovers a factory where the wisdom of Aesop springs to life! Jump on stage and be part of the adventure with some of Aesop’s most well-known creatures including the Tortoise and the Hare, the Ant and the Grasshopper, and many more!

    Rehearsals begin Tuesday, March 14, 2023. Cast size is limited so register today. For complete program information and registration link, click HERE.

  2. ANNOUNCING THE 2023 SEASON!

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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:

     

    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.

  3. MAXIMIZE YOUR DONATION TO ARIEL NOW…MONTEREY COUNTY GIVES! HAS LAUNCHED!

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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 https://www.montereycountygives.com/nonprofit/ariel-theatrical/.

    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.

  4. ARIEL Theatrical presents: A Christmas Carol

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

    DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND WE HAVE ADDED THE FOLLOWING PERFORMANCES TO THE SCHEDULE:

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

    PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

    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 www.arieltheatrical.org or call 831-775-0976.
  5. ARIEL Theatrical presents: A WRINKLE IN TIME

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    One of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is coming to the stage at ARIEL Theatrical — glasses, stubbornness and all. Meg is joining forces with a trio of otherworldly beings, her gifted brother Charles Wallace, the school athlete Calvin O’Keefe, and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. Madeleine L’Engle’s powerful story of family, friendship and courage, even in the darkest of hours, will captivate audiences of all ages. In the end, we know two things for sure: Love CAN overcome evil, and there IS such a thing as a tesseract.

    Performances: October 21, 22, 28 & 29; Fridays at 7 pm and Saturdays at 2 & 7 pm

    Location: The Karen Wilson Children’s Theatre – Home of ARIEL Theatrical, 320 Main Street, 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 (www.arieltheatrical.org), over the phone (831-775-0976), and at the ARIEL box office (advance purchase or at the door until sold out).

  6. ANNOUNCING THE FIRST THREE SHOWS OF 2023!

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    BE THE FIRST TO SIGN UP FOR ONE OF ARIEL’S FIRST THREE SHOWS OF 2023!

    CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS
    AGES 8 and Up
    BEGINS SATURDAY, JANUARY 7

    The Cat in the Hat jumps right off the page, and into the madcap adventures of Horton, Gertrude, Mayzie, JoJo and the Whos as everyone learns that “a person’s a person, no matter how small.” 

     

    CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS
    AGES 5-11
    BEGINS MONDAY, JANUARY 9
    Celebrate the triumph of a little bird who discovers that taunting and teasing do not deter destiny!

     

    CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS
    AGES 7 AND UP
    BEGINS TUESDAY, MARCH 14
    Timeless and timely, a young person discovers a factory where the wisdom of Aesop’s fables come to life!

     

  7. Christmas comes early to ARIEL – $1 registration fee for A Christmas Carol

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    The only “bah humbug” you’ll hear at ARIEL Theatrical will be from the one and only, Ebenezer Scrooge. ARIEL is pleased to announce that an unexpected financial gift recently received will be shared with the community by “paying it forward.” The participation fee for the upcoming production of A Christmas Carol will be reduced from $100 to only $1!  That’s right, only $1! Adults and teens ages 14+ are invited to be part of the cast to tell the classic story of the quintessential miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, and the life-altering lessons he learns from three other-worldly beings. Young people ages 7-13 may participate in the children’s chorus only with an enrolled family member (age 14+).

    Rehearsals begin on Saturday, October 8 and run Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6-8:30 pm and Saturdays from 9 am-1 pm. Please note – not all cast members are called to every rehearsal. Visit the program link HERE for information. Jump on stage at ARIEL with a few extra dollars in your pocket this holiday season!

  8. ARIEL Theatrical announces The Heart of ARIEL Scholarship Program

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    ARIEL Theatrical is pleased to announce a brand new program to benefit teens and young adults in the ARIEL community. The Heart of ARIEL Scholarship, made possible by a generous donation, has been established for current and former ARIEL Youth Leaders who have completed high school and will be or are currently attending full-time college or trade school. This scholarship fund is designed to support the young people who have served at ARIEL in any capacity and are pursuing higher education and/or specialized training. We invite all eligible candidates to submit an application by the deadline on Friday, September 16, 2022. Scholarship awardee will be contacted via email by October 6, 2022. We are so grateful for this opportunity to support our wonderful Youth Leaders as they work toward their educational and career goals. 

    APPLICATIONS CLOSED

  9. ARIEL IS HIRING!

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    ARIEL loves being part of your family….
    How would you like to be part of ours?

    ARIEL is looking for talented team members who want to make a difference in the lives of young people. Whether you play the piano, choreograph and teach dance, or are really great at giving ARIEL-style customer service,
    we’d love to hear from you! 

    Send an email with “I’d like to join the ARIEL team” in the subject line to ariel@arieltheatrical.org.

    Please indicate the job that fits your skill-set and include a brief introduction along with your contact information. We will reply with information about the next steps.

    All jobs are based on the ARIEL production calendar and are paid, part-time positions.

    JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT ARIEL INCLUDE:

    BEGINNING SHOW MUSIC DIRECTOR

    If you enjoy teaching children to sing and are able to play simple musical scores on the piano,
    we’d love to talk to you!

    Previous experience is a plus, but is not required.

     

    INTERMEDIATE SHOW MUSIC DIRECTOR

    If you enjoy teaching children to sing and are able to play intermediate musical scores on the piano, we’d love to discuss possibilities!

    Previous experience is a plus,but is not required. 

     

    CHOREOGRAPHER

    Dance and movement are an important part of every production. If you have dance training and choreography experience and enjoy working with young people on stage, we’ve got the perfect role for you! 

    We look forward to connecting with you soon!