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  1. NOW OFFERING SPRING IN-PERSON THEATRE CAMPS!

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    PLACES PLEASE!

    SPRING IN-PERSON THEATRE CAMPS!

    After a year, ARIEL is calling “places” for your return to the theatre, featuring live,
    in-person* camps!!

    Beginning the week of April 19 young people ages 5-18 are invited to join the ARIEL artistic team for un-zoomed, live theatre activities and exercises.

    *Space is limited as we observe all necessary health and safety guidelines.

     

    PLACES PLEASE! THEATRE CAMPS OFFERED:

    “IN THE” THEATRE FUN WITH KYLEE: AGES 5-7

    FRONT AND CENTER: AGES 8-12
    REGISTRATION CLOSED

    TEEN SCENE: AGES 13-18
    REGISTRATION CLOSED

     

    *****FOR MORE DETAILS CLICK HERE *****

     

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  2. CHECK OUT THE LATEST VIRTUAL PLAYHOUSE MUSICAL FROM ARIEL THEATRICAL – “COULD YOU HUG A CACTUS?”

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    CLICK HERE TO WATCH “COULD YOU HUG A CACTUS?” 

    Grab the popcorn and settle in for some silliness with ARIEL’s latest online musical production, “Could You Hug a Cactus?” playing on YouTube now. Pandemic or no pandemic, kids are ready to have some fun, and our cast had a ton of fun creating their characters, along with sets, costumes and artwork for this unique online production.

    Be sure to watch “Could You Hug a Cactus?” and imagine your child on screen. In fact, do more than imagine….make it happen! Jump online and register for Virtual Playhouse so your young performer can be part of the next show! See you soon – online!

    REGISTER FOR THE NEXT VIRTUAL PLAYHOUSE PRODUCTION HERE

    Rehearsals for our spring Virtual Playhouse are starting on March 22 and the cast is open to kids ages 10 and older. Our Pandemic-Proof Performance Preparation Programs (aka Virtual Programs) won’t be around forever – don’t miss your chance to be part of ARIEL history!

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  3. Register today for Spring Workshops at ARIEL Theatrical

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    Spring Workshops at ARIEL Theatrical

    Don’t miss your chance to have a virtually awesome theatre experience with ARIEL! Get ready to “Zoom” with friends and ARIEL instructors beginning March 22, 2021. Space is limited so “spring” into action and register today! And for home school kids….come and “play” with us outside for another session of The Play’s the Thing: UnZoomed! Scroll down for class information and registration form link.

    REGISTER HERE!

    Theatre Fun with Kylee [ages 5-7] – $50 

    Mondays, March 22 – May 10, 4-4:45pm

    Singing, dancing, games and more! ARIEL Artist-In-Residence Kylee Sullivan will lead the way with fun and surprises galore!

    Zoomtastic 6 [ages 8-12] – $100 

    REGISTRATION CLOSED

    Mondays and Wednesdays, March 22 – May 12, 6 – 7pm

    The Zoomtastic series has created a vortex of fun that grows more powerful with each installment. Zoomtastic 6 will keep the momentum and creativity going! Jump online and see what all the buzz is about! Register today for a “Zoomtastic” time!

    Virtual Playhouse [ages 10 & up] – $175 

    REGISTRATION CLOSED

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 23 – May 13, 6-7:30pm

    Did someone say “online theatre performance”? Yes, we did! Another installment of Virtual Playhouse is right around the corner and we are looking for kids to join the cast! This is theatre like you’ve never experienced, all online and all from your own home! Be part of our Pandemic-Proof Performance Preparation Program, and when we can get back on stage in person, you won’t miss a beat! Register today!

    The Play’s the Thing: UnZoomed [ages 6 & up] $100

    REGISTRATION CLOSED

    Fridays, April 9 – May 21, 10:00-11:30 am

    If you have questions about The Play’s the Thing or would like information about future class offerings, send an email to ariel@arieltheatrical.org or call us at 831-775-0976.

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    Our home school theatre class, The Play’s the Thing: UnZoomed, will be outside, socially distanced, and is open for registration! Space is limited as we will be carefully following COVID-19 safety protocols. Join us for theatre activities, games, and lessons that will inspire positive action on stage and in life. We look forward to seeing your faces soon! Classes will be held at the Toro Park Estates neighborhood greenbelt.

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  4. ARIEL THEATRICAL FEATURED ON KION NEWS

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    KION 5/46 News visited ARIEL Theatrical for a feature on how ARIEL is navigating the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. Elisha Machado, who is no stranger to musical theatre, did a fabulous job sharing our story with the community. If you missed it live on February 10, you can catch it HERE.

    Thank you to KION 5/46, Elisha Machado, and all those (individuals, foundations, businesses) who have contributed in a variety of ways to keep us going through the pandemic. And we are grateful to all of the young people who have been pioneers in our Pandemic Proof Performance Preparation Programs, a.k.a. our virtual theatre programs. We think you are “ZOOMTASTIC!!”

    Click to see our online performances of:

    To Make the World Right Again

    Super Happy Awesome News

    COMING SOON…..”Could You Hug a Cactus?”

    Stay tuned and stay safe! We miss you!!

     

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  5. ARIEL Theatrical celebrates 20 years on Main Street – February 1, 2021

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    One score, two decades, 240 months, 1040 weeks or 7,300 days…..however you look at it, 20 years on Main Street is quite an accomplishment. ARIEL has become part of the landscape of Oldtown Salinas and has impacted thousands of lives, both on stage and off, by remaining committed to helping young people learn to lead principle-centered lives. Even though programs have been compromised for nearly a year, ARIEL is doing everything possible to stay positive, look for new opportunities, and most importantly, maintain an attitude of gratitude.

    In November and December we celebrated a couple of interesting “firsts” – the first ever totally online musical (Super Happy Awesome News) and the first radio drama broadcast (A Christmas Carol). Both productions were presented at no charge to the public – gifts from ARIEL. It was our hope that these shows would bring joy and inspiration during very challenging times.

    Despite our current inability to throw a proper celebration, you can help us mark this 20 year milestone with a gift that recognizes the important role ARIEL has played in the community. Your $20 contribution will applaud our incredible history on Main Street in the Karen Wilson Children’s Theatre. If you are in a position to share more, your $40 donation will help build a bridge from our past to our future. Thank you for making the last 20 years – and the next 20 years – possible.

    CLICK HERE TO DONATE

    #ARIEL20yearsonmain

    #SailOnWithARIEL

    #alltogetherforARIEL

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  6. ARIEL Theatrical presents: THE GREAT FABRIC SHARING FAIR OF 2021

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    CALLING ALL SEWING ENTHUSIASTS, CRAFTERS AND FABRIC FANATICS!

    ARIEL Theatrical has THOUSANDS of yards of overstock fabric to share with the community! Bring your own bags and “shop” in our theatre! COVID-19 safety regulations will be observed at all times.
    Take a little or a lot…..share if you can.
    Donations are encouraged and gratefully accepted. Every donation makes a difference as we overcome the many challenges caused by COVID-19.
    Call 831.775.0976 to make an appointment to find fabric for your next project! And we’d love to see the beautiful things you create! Send photos to ariel@arieltheatrical.org.
    And…..don’t forget to tell a friend!
    ARIEL Theatrical is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit – EIN#77-0237961
    #alltogetherforARIEL #SailOnWithARIEL #ARIELgreatfabricsharingfair2021
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  7. UPDATE: WINTER 2021 – VIRTUALLY AWESOME AT ARIEL!

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    REGISTER ONLINE HERE

    VIRTUAL PLAYHOUSE AND ZOOMTASTIC HAVE REACHED CAPACITY – WAITING LIST ONLY FOR NEW REGISTRATIONS.

    Get ready! 2021 is here and the ARIEL Theatrical Virtual Playhouse production of Could You Hug A Cactus? begins on January 12!  Based on the book, this laugh-out-loud musical follows a group of young people as they create their own original production. Robots, pillow forts, and ice cream-eating monsters are just the beginning! Rehearsals (for young people ages 10 & up) will be on Zoom Tuesdays through Thursdays from 6-7:30 pm beginning January 12 and running through March 4. The online performance will be captured digitally, edited and will be available to watch online with family and friends. This prickly production is possibly the most perfect way to point yourself in a positive direction! Space is limited so register early and start the new year with ARIEL!

    In addition to Virtual Playhouse, we are also offering the following programs:

    • Theatre Fun with Kylee (ages 5-7) – Theatre fun and games with friends!
    • Zoomtastic 5 (ages 8-12) – It’s back and better than ever! We can’t wait to see what our cast will come up with!

    Please complete the REGISTRATION FORM early to ensure enrollment.

    We can’t wait to see you in 2021!

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  8. BONUS BROADCAST – A CHRISTMAS CAROL – & GIVE TO ARIEL THROUGH MC GIVES!

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    If you haven’t seen it, this is your last chance!! An encore broadcast of A Christmas Carol Radio Drama will be streamed on Saturday, December 26, 2020 @ 7 pm PST.

    Tickets are free but MUST be reserved by the deadline: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26 @ 12 NOON PST. LATE SUBMISSIONS MAY NOT RECEIVE PRIVATE YOUTUBE LINK.

    CLICK HERE FOR TICKET RESERVATION FORM

    And lastly, help ARIEL finish 2020 on a positive note. Donate through MC Gives! and your gift will be amplified by matching funds! Plus, there are no fees for online credit card donations and and contributions are tax deductible! Thank you in advance for sharing your light with ARIEL.

    CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION THROUGH MC GIVES! 

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  9. RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKETS FOR A CHRISTMAS CAROL RADIO DRAMA

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    RESERVE FREE TICKETS HERE

    As a gift to the community we are delighted to present A Christmas Carol Radio Drama this December!

    We will be streaming the production on the following dates/times. Submitting the ticket reservation form will grant access to all three broadcasts – THREE for the price of FREE!

    Saturday, December 5 @ 7 pm PST

    Saturday, December 12 @ 2 pm

    Friday, December 18 @ 7 pm

    Tickets to this production are free but must be reserved in advance to receive the private viewing link which will be emailed approximately 24 hours before showtime. You will receive a new link for each broadcast.

    RESERVE FREE TICKETS HERE

    Performers and production staff observed all COVID-19 physical distancing protocol during filming. Only family members from the same household were together in the same recording “pod.”

    Questions? Email us at ariel@arieltheatrical.org or call the theatre at 831-775-0976.

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