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!
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!
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.
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 831-775-0976.
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.
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!!”
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.
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!
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.
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.