2023 SEASON

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

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

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

  • Stone Soup  Rehearsals April 17, shows in May 26, 27

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

  • DISNEY’S The Lion King KIDS – Two-week summer camp begins June 10, shows June 23, 24

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

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

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

  • Narnia – 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.

SEUSSICAL 2023

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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.” 

PERFORMANCES:

THURSDAY, MARCH 16 AT 7:00 PM
FRIDAYS, MARCH 10 & 17  AT 7:00 PM
SATURDAYS, MARCH 11 & 18 AT 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

AGES: 12 AND UP
(AGES 8 – 11 at max capacity)
TUITION: $275
BEGINS SATURDAY, JANUARY 7

REHEARSALS:

TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, AND THURSDAYS 
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
SATURDAYS
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

THE UGLY DUCKLING 2023

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Celebrate the triumph of a little bird who discovers that taunting and teasing do not deter destiny!

PERFORMANCES:

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 AT 7:00 PM
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 AT 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

AGES: 5-11 
TUITION: $195
BEGINS MONDAY, JANUARY 9

REHEARSALS:

MONDAYS & THURSDAYS
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
***Due to MLK holiday on January 16, rehearsal will be Tuesday January 17***

THE PLAY’S THE THING SPRING SESSION 2023

REGISTER HERE

GRADES: K – 12 
TUITION: $200
BEGINS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24

ARIEL’s home school enrichment class where students explore all areas of theatre, and grow in their understanding and knowledge of the performing arts. 

CLASS SCHEDULE:

FRIDAYS
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

PERFORMANCE:

FRIDAY, APRIL 28 AT 7:00 PM

THE FABULOUS FABLE FACTORY 2023

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Timeless and timely, a young person discovers a factory where the wisdom of Aesop’s fables come to life!

AGES: 7 and Up 
TUITION: $275
BEGINS TUESDAY, MARCH 14

REHEARSALS:

TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, AND THURSDAYS 
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
SATURDAYS
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

PERFORMANCES:

FRIDAYS, MAY 5 & 12  AT 7:00 PM
SATURDAYS, MAY 6 & 13 AT 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

STONE SOUP 2023

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Cooperation takes on a whole new meaning when making soup – especially stone soup!

AGES: 5-11 
TUITION: $195
BEGINS MONDAY, APRIL 17

REHEARSALS:

MONDAYS & THURSDAYS
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

PERFORMANCES:

FRIDAY, MAY 26 AT 7:00 PM
SATURDAY, MAY 27 AT 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

KIDS ON STAGE 2023

AGES: 5-12
TUITION: $250 (PER SESSION)


SESSION 1: BEGINS MONDAY, JUNE 5
REGISTER HERE FOR SESSION 1

SESSION 2: BEGINS MONDAY, JULY 24
REGISTER HERE FOR SESSION 2

KIDS ON STAGE is a musical theatre summer day-camp for children ages 5 to 12. Participants will receive instruction in singing, acting and movement for stage, learn techniques through creative play and activities, and share in the excitement of performing for friends  and family at an evening recital.

SESSION 1:

CAMP SCHEDULE:
MONDAY – FRIDAY
JUNE 5 – JUNE 9

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

SESSION 1 RECITAL:
FRIDAY, JUNE 9 AT 7:00 PM

SESSION 2:

CAMP SCHEDULE:
MONDAY – FRIDAY
JULY 24 – JULY 28

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

SESSION 2 RECITAL:
FRIDAY, JULY 28 AT 7:00 PM

DISNEY’S THE LION KING KIDS 2023

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Summer campers will lead the audience on a journey through the jungle to Pride Rock as the young lion, Simba, discovers his destiny. Be inspired as spunky lioness Nala, charming meerkat Timon and loveable warthog Pumbaa stand by Simba as he faces his wicked Uncle Scar to claim his rightful place on the throne. With original Broadway songs from Elton John and Tim Rice, colorfully bold costumes, and a story that will inspire young and old, Disney’s The Lion King KIDS is a must-see this summer! The circle of life awaits at ARIEL Theatrical.

AGES: 6-18 
TUITION: $450
PRELIMINARY REHEARSAL/PARENT MEETING
SATURDAY JUNE 10 , 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
PARENT MEETING- 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

FIRST FULL DAY OF CAMP: MONDAY, JUNE 12

CAMP SCHEDULE:

MONDAY – FRIDAY
JUNE 12 – JUNE 23
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

PERFORMANCES:

FRIDAY, JUNE 23 AT 7:00 PM
SATURDAY, JUNE 24 AT 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

WIZARD OF OZ 2023

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Join us for an “Over the Rainbow” adventure with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion  and all of the colorful characters from the Land of Oz.

AGES: 7 and Up 
TUITION: $550
PRELIMINARY REHEARSAL/PARENT MEETING:
SATURDAY JUNE 10, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
PARENT MEETING, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM 

FIRST FULL DAY OF CAMP: MONDAY, JUNE 26

CAMP SCHEDULE:

MONDAY – FRIDAY
JUNE 26 – JULY 14
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
***NO CAMP ON JULY 4

PERFORMANCES:

THURSDAY, JULY 20 AT 7:00PM
FRIDAYS, JULY 14 & 21 AT 7:00 PM

SATURDAYS, JULY 15 & 22 AT 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

 

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK 2023

AGES: 5-11 
TUITION: $195

Get ready for high adventure as Jack climbs the magic beanstalk, encounters a fierce Giant and discovers a Goose that lays golden eggs!

This production of Jack and the Beanstalk will have two separate casts (Fairy Tale Cast and Storybook Cast) Please carefully read the details below and register for the program that best works for you and your participant.

FAIRY TALE CAST:

BEGINS MONDAY, AUGUST 7
REGISTER HERE FOR FAIRY TALE CAST 

FAIRY TALE CAST REHEARSALS:
MONDAYS & THURSDAYS
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

FAIRY TALE CAST PERFORMANCES:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 AT 7:00 PM
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 AT 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

 

STORYBOOK CAST:

BEGINS TUESDAY, AUGUST 15
REGISTER HERE FOR STORYBOOK CAST

STORYBOOK CAST REHEARSALS:
TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

STORYBOOK CAST PERFORMANCES:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 AT 7:00 PM
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 AT 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM