Category Archive: Ariel News

  1. 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.

  2. 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

    RESERVE TICKETS HERE

    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.

  3. 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

  4. 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 

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

     

     

     

  7. 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

     

  8. ARIEL Theatrical Presents, The Wizard of Oz!

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    Press Release

    For Immediate Release

    Contact: 831-775-0976

    ARIEL Theatrical presents The Wizard of Oz!

    “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” to ARIEL Theatrical for a classic musical that will take you and your family on an “Over the Rainbow” adventure! Featuring a cast of 65 young people, L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz will bring Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion, the Munchkins and other colorful characters to life as they bargain with the Wizard and contend with the menacing Wicked Witch of the West. Take a trip to Oz this summer at ARIEL Theatrical!

    Performances:            Friday, June 29 at 7 pm

    Saturday, June 30 at 2 pm & 7 pm

    Thursday, July 5 at 7 pm

    Friday, July 6 at 7 pm

    Saturday, July 7 at 2 pm & 7 pm

    Location: The Karen Wilson Children’s Theatre – Home of ARIEL, 320 Main Street, Salinas

    Tickets: Adults -$13, Seniors/Students/Military -$11, Children ages 3-12 -$9, Under age 3 -FREE

    Tickets may be purchased online (www.arieltheatrical.org), by phone (831-775-0976), or at the ARIEL box office.

    The Wizard of Oz is generously sponsored by 1st Capital Bank; A&R Fresh; Hastie Financial Group; Noland, Hamerly, Etienne & Hoss; Prunedale Chevron; Silva Farms; Valley Exxon.

    Located in the heart of Salinas City Center, 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’s finest productions are not the plays but the responsible young people who come together in a positive, collaborative spirit to learn, perform and share experiences that they will carry with them for a lifetime. ARIEL 2018 Season Sponsors include: Aladin Properties, Cardinale Moving and Storage and Central Coast Cleaning.

    For more information, visit ARIEL in the Karen Wilson Children’s Theatre, 320 Main Street, online at www.arieltheatrical.org or call 831-775-0976.

  9. The Play’s the Thing – May 4

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    The recital for The Play’s the Thing is May 4.

    The Play’s the Thing is a day time class for home school students. In this session, participants dove into all things Shakespeare with a trained Shakespearean actor!