Category Archive: News

  1. MAXIMIZE YOUR DONATION TO ARIEL NOW…MONTEREY COUNTY GIVES! HAS LAUNCHED!

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    All donations (up to $75,000) will receive a boost with matching funds available through Monterey County Gives!.

    Your generous support will fund our youth-focused theatre programs in an opportunity-filled environment, enabling young participants to have uniquely rewarding experiences that transcend the stage into positive and productive lives.

    Read more about ARIEL and access the simple and secure donation button by visiting the ARIEL page on the Monterey County Gives! site at https://www.montereycountygives.com/nonprofit/ariel-theatrical/.

    Online giving is easiest, but if you prefer to send a check, scroll down on the FAQ page to “Can I donate through the mail?” by clicking HERE to find a printable donation form and detailed instructions.

    Make your tax-deductible donation before midnight on December 31, 2022 and help launch ARIEL into 2023 and beyond! We are so grateful for your support.

  2. ARIEL Theatrical presents: A WRINKLE IN TIME

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    One of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is coming to the stage at ARIEL Theatrical — glasses, stubbornness and all. Meg is joining forces with a trio of otherworldly beings, her gifted brother Charles Wallace, the school athlete Calvin O’Keefe, and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. Madeleine L’Engle’s powerful story of family, friendship and courage, even in the darkest of hours, will captivate audiences of all ages. In the end, we know two things for sure: Love CAN overcome evil, and there IS such a thing as a tesseract.

    Performances: October 21, 22, 28 & 29; Fridays at 7 pm and Saturdays at 2 & 7 pm

    Location: The Karen Wilson Children’s Theatre – Home of ARIEL Theatrical, 320 Main Street, Salinas, CA 93901

    Tickets: $13-General Admission; $11-Students, Seniors, Military; $9-Children ages 3-12; Children age two and under – FREE

    Tickets may be purchased online (www.arieltheatrical.org), over the phone (831-775-0976), and at the ARIEL box office (advance purchase or at the door until sold out).

  3. 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.” 

     

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

     

    CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS
    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!

     

  4. 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 information. Jump on stage at ARIEL with a few extra dollars in your pocket this holiday season!

  5. 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!

     

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

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    GET TICKETS HERE

    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

  7. 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. 

  8. 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.

  9. 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!