Category Archive: News

  1. 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!

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    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.” 

     

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

     

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    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!

     

  2. 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 registration form and information. Jump on stage at ARIEL with a few extra dollars in your pocket this holiday season!

  3. 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!

     

  4. GO FISH – ARIEL Beginning Program, opens May 27!

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    ARIEL Theatrical presents Go Fish, an underwater musical adventure with a colorful cast of sea creatures. Meet the Tuna Fish who can’t carry a tune, the Clownfish who can’t tell a joke, the Shark who wants to be friends with everyone, and the rest of the gang as they splash and swim through the challenges of ocean life. Go Fish is performed by kids ages 5-11 and is the perfect introduction to musical theatre for young audiences. Tickets are $5 and children under age three are free!
    Dive into the fun at ARIEL!

    SHOW DATES:
    FRIDAY, MAY 27 at 7:00 PM
    SATURDAY, MAY 28 at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

  5. BONUS SHOW! “Miss Nelson is Missing” takes the stage this May!

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    ARIEL Theatrical is pleased to announce Miss Nelson is Missing, a bonus addition to our 2022 Season!

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    After the mysterious disappearance of one of Horace B. Smedley Elementary School’s finest educators, a rowdy group of classmates receives a crash course in accountability and respect when a surprise substitute teacher arrives on the scene. Based on the popular children’s book by Harry Allard, the hilarious Miss Nelson is Missing will bring laughter and learning to the ARIEL stage on May 6, 7, 13 & 14, Fridays at 7 pm and Saturdays at 2 pm & 7 pm. 

  6. GET A FRONT ROW SEAT…..AT OUR NEXT BOARD MEETING!

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    HIT IT OUT OF THE PARK ON THE ARIEL TEAM!

    What will you bring to the table?

    ARIEL Theatrical is actively seeking individuals from our diverse community to serve on its Board of Trustees.

    ARIEL is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a 35+ year history of education, outreach and performance. Utilizing theatre as a vehicle for teaching important life lessons, participants are inspired to make choices that transcend the stage and positively impact the world around them.

    ARIEL is a unique arts organization in Monterey County and is committed to helping young people learn to lead principle-centered lives.

    Please direct your inquiries to ariel@arieltheatrical.org or call 831-775-0976 for more information. For an overview of current programs please visit www.arieltheatrical.org.

    View our Board of Trustees informational flyer HERE.

  7. ARIEL DAY AT SALINAS CITY BBQ – OCTOBER 19

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    Save the cooking for Salinas City BBQ on Tuesday, October 19!

    Visit Salinas City BBQ at 700 W. Market Street in Salinas anytime between 11 am and 9 pm, show this flyer to the cashier when ordering and ARIEL will receive a portion of your purchase. Or if you order online or over the phone, use promo code “ARIEL” to make sure your purchase is included in the fundraiser. Support ARIEL and satisfy your craving for delicious BBQ!

    Visit www.salinascitybbq.com or call 831-758-2227. Show your support for ARIEL and place your orders on October 19!

  8. ARIEL THEATRICAL AND LAUREN WILKINS FEATURED IN CARMEL MAGAZINE

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    “Despite evidence that arts education bolsters the academic and social success of students, public schools continue to cut theater, dance and music programs. Happily, places like ARIEL Theatrical help fill the void.”  ~Larry Harland, Carmel Magazine

    Check out the Fall 2021 issue of Carmel Magazine and the “SHORTCUTS-NEIGHBORS” article featuring ARIEL Theatrical’s newest Artist-in-Residence, Lauren Wilkins (p.80). Link to the article HERE and view the entire magazine digitally HERE.

     

  9. ARIEL NOMINATED FOR “BEST LOCAL THEATRE COMPANY” BY MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY

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    ARIEL Theatrical is pleased to announce their nomination for “Best Local Theatre Company” by the Monterey County Weekly. ARIEL has utilized technology and creativity to tirelessly deliver mission-centered programs during the pandemic. Whether programs are online, outside, or in their Salinas theatre, ARIEL is committed to helping young people learn to lead principle-centered lives. ARIEL is grateful for an incredibly supportive community and for this wonderful opportunity. Online voting runs through September 7 and can be accessed by visiting https://vote.montereycountyweekly.com/.

     

    Located at 320 Main Street in the beautifully renovated Oldtown neighborhood of Salinas, ARIEL is a resource for the entire community. ARIEL is a safe and nurturing gathering place for young people where engaging programs and family-friendly entertainment take center stage. Visit the ARIEL Theatrical website to learn more about ARIEL’s mission, programs, dedicated staff and board of trustees. www.arieltheatrical.org