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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

     

  4. 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

  5. ARIEL RECEIVES GRANT FROM PEBBLE BEACH COMPANY FOUNDATION

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    ARIEL Theatrical has begun the long-awaited shift from COVID-driven virtual and online theatre programs to in-person classes and camps with generous grant support from the Pebble Beach Company Foundation. ARIEL is honored to be recognized as a nonprofit that provides opportunities for young people to learn and develop skills, work to accomplish goals, and aim towards excellence in every endeavor.

    The Pebble Beach Company Foundation believes that all children in Monterey County deserve an exceptional education and the opportunities that come with it. ARIEL has been providing engaging programs for youth for more than 35 years and is committed to helping young people learn to lead principle-centered lives by practicing Accountability, Respect, Integrity, Excellence and Leadership, in life and on stage. As ARIEL returns to live programming after more than a year of pandemic restrictions, the Pebble Beach Company Foundation grant award demonstrates the importance of theatre arts in a well-rounded education.

  6. Generous Two-Year Grant from the Harden Foundation

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    ARIEL Theatrical is honored to announce a generous two-year grant award from the Harden Foundation. In addition to the financial support, the Harden Foundation Executive Director, Joe Grainger, offered these encouraging words: “We know that nonprofit organizations in our community will be faced with unforeseen challenges in the coming year(s) as they struggle to maintain services while dealing with a deadly pandemic and a reduction in funding sources. We are dedicated to doing everything we can to support and promote the nonprofit sector in our communities.” 

    The Harden Foundation is dedicated to supporting organizations and encouraging partnerships that benefit the residents of Monterey County. ARIEL Theatrical has been providing programs for youth for more than 35 years and is committed to helping young people learn to lead principle-centered lives by practicing Accountability, Respect, Integrity, Excellence and Leadership, in life and on stage. As ARIEL rebounds from more than a year of pandemic restrictions, the Harden Foundation has stepped up to champion their efforts and support their return to theatre education, performance and outreach. 

    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

  7. 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 *****

     

  8. 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!

  9. 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.