Category Archive: Ariel News

  1. 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. 

    Click here to download The Heart of ARIEL Scholarship Application

  2. SPEND YOUR SUMMER AT ARIEL!

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    Summer at ARIEL Theatrical!

    KIDS ON STAGE – One-week Theatre Camp – $250

    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: June 6-10
    REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR SESSION 1

    SESSION 2: July 25-29
    REGISTER HERE FOR SESSION 2 – WAIT LIST ONLY

    Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS – $450

    REGISTRATION CLOSED

    Adapted from Disney’s beloved animated film and the works of Rudyard Kipling, the “man cub” Mowgli dodges peril and leaps from one adventure to another with his animal allies as they work together to restore peace in the jungle. Space is limited and camps fill up early so plan ahead! Kids ages 6-18 are invited to register.

    CAMP DATES: June 13-24, Monday-Friday from 9 am-3 pm

    PERFORMANCES: June 24 & 25

    The Hobbit – $550

    REGISTRATION CLOSED

    Young people ages 7-18 are invited to share the epic adventure of Bilbo Baggins and the Thirteen Mighty Dwarves as they encounter Elves, Goblins, and Trolls in their quest to recover the precious Arkenstone and allow goodness to triumph over evil. Space is limited so register early for an adventure of a lifetime!

    CAMP DATES: June 27-July 15, Monday-Friday from 9 am-3 pm

    PERFORMANCES: July 15, 16, 21, 22 & 23

  3. ANNOUNCING THE 2022 SEASON!

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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 2022 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.

  4. The Play’s the Thing presents “A Tree Called Aesop”

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    For the first-time-ever-in-the-history-of- the-world, our home school class, “The Play’s the Thing,” will be performing  a full-length production!

     

     

    Come meet A Tree Called Aesop! Planted by the storyteller himself, this mystical tree helps his fables come to life! Witness the magic as an unsuspecting group of children discover its power one day at the park. Mark your calendar and join us as Aesop’s stories unfold on stage at ARIEL Theatrical.

    PERFORMANCES: NOVEMBER 19 & 20 at 7:00 PM

    DONATIONS GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF TICKET COST

    PLEASE NOTE: FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL THOSE WHO ENTER THE THEATRE, REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS.

  5. ARIEL COVID-19 COMPLIANCE POLICY

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    ARIEL COVID-19 COMPLIANCE POLICY 

    August 20, 2021

    Dear ARIEL families,

    We are thrilled to have you back in our building!  We are so grateful to once again be with the children, helping them to learn and grow.  As always, their health and safety is of paramount importance. 

     

    ARIEL is committed to observing all relevant state and local requirements. Therefore, to comply with the State Public Health Officer Order of August 11, 2021 for facilities serving children in transitional kindergarten through grade 12, all on-site staff and volunteers must be fully vaccinated.  Asymptomatic unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated staff and volunteers are required to be tested at least once weekly with either PCR testing or antigen testing.  ARIEL must verify proof of vaccination status or negative test results.

     

    Vaccinations/testing are not required of children and youth registered for our programs. However, the universal masking requirement is in place for all staff, volunteers, participants, patrons, and visitors.

     

    We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we navigate these difficult times. Our “I can do hard things” ARIEL motto has taken on dimensions we could never have imagined.

     

    Sincerely,

    Gail Higginbotham

    Gail Higginbotham

    Artistic Director

    Mike DiFranco

    Mike DiFranco

    Chair, ARIEL Board of Trustees

  6. ARIEL Theatrical featured on KCBX Radio

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    ARIEL Theatrical’s Executive Director, Heather Kirk, and
    Artist-In-Residence, Lauren Wilkins, were interviewed on KCBX fm Central Coast Public Radio. They discuss ARIEL’s mission and the return to in-person programs!

    Click HERE to listen 

  7. SPARKLING CIDER & COOKIE GIFT SETS!

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    LIVE PERFORMANCES MAY NOT BE BACK BUT YOUR FAVORITE INTERMISSION COOKIES ARE!

    Celebrate SPRING – or Mother’s Day, or friendship, or a job well done, or just about anything – with a bottle of Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Cider and a half-dozen iced sugar cookies from Royal Bakery.

    CLICK HERE TO ORDER

    $35 for one set
    $60 for two sets ($30 more for each additional set)
    Supplies are limited so order early!

  8. THE UGLY DUCKLING COMING SOON – TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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    Gather your flock and make your way to ARIEL Theatrical for a classic story with a musical twist. Celebrate the triumph of a little bird who discovers that taunting and teasing do not deter destiny. Our youngest actors (ages 5-11) take to the stage to present this heartwarming story about hidden potential that lies within us all. Shows are on May 17 & 18, Friday at 7 pm and Saturday at 2 pm & 7 pm. ONLINE TICKETS HERE

    And we are so grateful for our generous sponsors whose donations make this and many other programs at ARIEL Theatrical possible.

     

     

     

  9. FIRST ANNUAL ARIEL SING-A-THON

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    Another fun way to support ARIEL is just around the corner! The first ever ARIEL Sing-a-Thonariel-theatrical-sing-a-thon will happen on Friday, March 29 from 5-8 pm at The Karen Wilson Children’s Theatre. With karaoke performances, group sing-a-longs, food, door prizes and more, this will be a fun family event for all ages. Tickets are just $5 and will be on sale at ARIEL beginning March 18. Karaoke songs are available to perform for a $300 donation (collecting pledges is encouraged) and business sponsors (donations of $150+) will be acknowledged in the event program and on custom ARIEL Sing-a-Thon t-shirts. Click on the links below for more information. We hope to see you there!

    PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

    PLEDGE SHEET

    BUSINESS SPONSOR PACKET