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All over the country schools are in their final push to ensure students have met standards and learned important life lessons.  The summer season will soon be upon us!  At ARIEL Theatrical Miss Nelson, Principal Blandsworth, Viola Swamp and the kids of Room 309 are pushing forward to learn their own life lessons. Tonight at 7:00 and tomorrow at 2:00…

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There is a “Hall of Heroes” lining the walls of the lower lobby at the Wilson Theatre in Old Town Salinas – not individual portraits of important ARIEL Theatrical alumni, but cast photos of children and adults who have participated in dozens of productions that changed lives and influenced generations. At first glance this collection of pictures is a pleasant…

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If you were to be passing by the Wilson Children’s Theatre on the 300 block of Old Town Salinas any day this week you might hear tiny voices from the lower rehearsal halls of ARIEL Theatrical.  “We are here!  We are here! We are here! WE ARE HERE!” they intone. Young people and a host of adult volunteers are here,…

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Once again common sense, hard work and wholesome entertainment are being presented by ARIEL Theatrical at the Wilson Children’s Theater in Old Town Salinas.  On Friday and Saturday, February 12th and 13th, THE LITTLE RED HEN, a barnyard extravaganza featuring 40 enthusiastic young thespians in colorful and imaginative costumes, will fill the theater with song, laughter and lighthearted fun. The…

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By the time you read this column the curtain will have closed for the final performance of NARNIA, the last show of the 2009 ARIEL Theatrical season, but the Wilson Children’s Theatre is buzzing with activity as new productions  are set in motion and set construction commences for an exciting new year. Rehearsals have begun for ARIEL’s production of SEUSSICAL,…

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Big Five Arts Column

ARIEL Theatrical has announced another exciting and ambitious season. But before rehearsals begin on the new season, the theatrical company is deep in preparation for the final two offerings of 2009.  First on the boards is a contemporary and humorous “Doo-Wop Musical” version of Little Red Riding Hood to be presented at the Wilson Children’s Theatre by a very confident…

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