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Algonquin Arts Theatre
Performing Arts | Education | Film
A New Jersey Non-Profit Organization
Box Office: 732-528-9211
Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 12-6pm | Saturday 12-4pm
173 Main Street | Manasquan, New Jersey 08736
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Algonquin Glee Singers
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DANCE, MUSIC-VOCAL, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate
September 22 - December 1 • Classes begin September 22, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
Ages 9 and up • Cost: $300.00 (10 weeks)

(9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17 and 12/1)
Glee, unlike many vocal genres emphasizes a complete artistic expression on stage that involves singing, dancing, and acting. Glee performers will learn to sing and perform rhythmically. Music will be selected from popular songs of today.
Final performance onstage.
Instructors: Michael Olender & Dora Santiago

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Sketch-Writing & Acting
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ACTING, IMPROV, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, WRITING
Experience Level: Intermediate-Advance
September 22 - December 1 • Classes begin September 22, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
Ages 12 and up • Cost: $290.00 (10 weeks)

This class builds on the skills of acting and improvisation and adds writing as students will write, rehearse, revise and ultimately perform a short comedic sketch. Students will analyze sketches from the greats such as Monty Python, Christopher Guest, Saturday Night Live and Upright Citizen's Brigade, and then create original sketches with ideas developed through both writing and improvisation. Appropriate for intermediate to advanced level actors and writers, Sketch Comedy is one of the tools that can be applied to future acting and play-writing experiences. Family and friend will be invited to laugh along at a final performance at the end of the ten week session.
Instructor: Cat London

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Creative Dramatics
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ACTING, IMPROV, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
Experience Level: Beginner
September 23 - December 2 • Classes begin September 23, 2014 from 4:15-5:15pm
Ages 6-8 • Cost: $285.00 (10 weeks)

Discover role-playing and the world of make-believe by using theatre games and improvisation techniques to enhance creativity and foster positive self-expression. Final performance onstage.
Instructor: Kristine Gianna–Sliwoski

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Acting For Young Actors
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ACTING, IMPROV, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, WRITING
Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate
September 23 - December 2 • Classes begin September 23, 2014 from 5:30-7:00pm
Ages: 9-11 • Cost: $285.00 (10 weeks)

(9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18 and 12/2)
Young actors will strengthen their skills through improvisation, movement, voice, character, and story creation. Final performance of a scripted play onstage.
Instructor: Kristine Gianna–Sliwoski

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TV & Film from A to Z
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ACTING, IMPROV, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, WRITING, AUDITION, BEHIND THE SCENES
Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate
September 23 - December 2 • Classes begin September 23, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
Ages 9 and up • Cost: $300.00 (10 weeks)

(9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18 and 12/2)
Lights, Camera, Action! Explore the skills of being in front of and behind the camera. Aspiring actors and film makers welcome. Final performance will be a film viewing of students work on the big screen.
STUDENTS HAVE THE OPTION TO BRING THEIR OWN VIDEO CAMERAS.
Instructors: Pen & P.J. Bracco

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Musical Theatre I & II
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ACTING, IMPROV, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, DANCE, MUSIC-VOCAL
Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate
September 25 - December 4 • Classes begin September 25, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
Ages 6 and Up • Cost: $315.00 (10 weeks)

(9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20 and 12/4)
* Students will be divided into groups on the first day of class.
If you’re headed to Broadway, or just looking to have fun, this class is perfect for you! Learn vocal, dance and acting techniques. Students will learn scenes, songs and chorography by learning essentials of performance through participation in a final musical presentation. No experience necessary. Final performance onstage.
Instructors: Cat London, Dora Santiago & David Shirley

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AYE Workshop
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ACTING, IMPROV, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, AUDITION
Experience Level: Advanced
September 25 - December 4 • Classes begin September 25, 2014 from 5:00-7:00pm
Ages 9 and Up • Cost: $290.00 (10 weeks)

(9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20 and 12/4)
This class is an extension of our Algonquin Youth Ensembles studies, offering students an opportunity to sharpen specific areas of training. Students will practice individualized and ensemble based development in areas including monologue, scene work, auditioning, character creation, script analysis, physical detail in acting, and more. This class is designed to give the young actor a toolbox filled with a variety of options to take their performance ability to a more mature and polished place. Throughout the semester actors will be given specific feedback from their instructors as well as special guests, to help their growth in acting.
Instructor: Ian Moore

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Algonquin Youth Ensemble
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Experience Level: Intermediate-Advanced
October 1 - December 18 • Time: 4:00-7:00pm (Wednesdays) / 10:00am-1:00pm (Saturdays)
Ages 8 and up • Cost: $365.00

Classroom Rehearsals:
Wed. Rehearsals: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5,11/12, 11/19 and 12/3
Sat. Rehearsals: 10/4, 10/ 11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, and 12/6
(Tech Week: 12/15, 12/16, 12/17, 12/18 – Time: 6-10:00pm)
Ages 8 and up • Cost: $365.00
ACCEPTANCE THROUGH AUDITION ONLY
Audition Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Call-Back Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
(Starting at 4:00pm – Students will be scheduled an audition time for September 14, 2014)

Must call Julie to sign up for audition: 732.528.9224.
Experience the exciting profession of musical theatre through the musical production of A Charlie Brown Christmas
All students must be available for classroom rehearsals and all tech/performance dates.
Performance Dates: Thursday, December 18th at 10:00am (Education Performance), Friday, December 19th at 7:00pm and Saturday, December 20th at 2:00pm

Director: Joseph Ficarra
Musical Director: Stephen Strouse
Choreographer: Casey Abel

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Teen Night
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Join us for a fun night of Improv
October 3 - December 19 • Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Ages 9 and up • Cost: FREE!

Where: Algonquin Arts Theater (Dance Studio)
When: Select Friday evenings within the Fall 2014 semester
October 3rd, 10th, 17th
November 7th, 21st
December 19th
Teaching artists will customize an improv class based on social issues that are appropriate to class. Students can explore any one of the following areas: character development, bullying, emotional violence, peer pressure, pros & cons of labels and making choices. We'll provide improv fun that creates a positive influence while enjoying good company and tasty snacks.

TEEN NIGHT is generously supported by ArtHelps.

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Orchestra Series Kickoff Cocktail Party
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With Father Alphonse Stephenson
Friday, October 10 • 6 p.m.
Call Teresa Staub at 732-528-4336 for details
or register for Orchestra Membership.

Orchestra Members who make a contribution of at least $50 are invited to celebrate the kickoff of the 2014-15 Orchestra Series at Algonquin Arts Theatre with an exclusive cocktail party on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the home of Ruth & George Harms.

Father Alphonse Stephenson, conductor of The Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea, will be on hand and will present an exclusive preview of this year's concert lineup. Cocktails and appetizers will be served and harpist Susan Lavin will provide the music.

Dress is classy casual. Valet parking is available.

Call Teresa Staub at 732-528-4336 for details or register for Orchestra Membership.

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Annie Get Your Gun
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Irving Berlin's
An Algonquin Arts Theatre Production
October 24 - November 2
Premium: $36 (Adults), $33 (Seniors), $27 (Students)
Regular: $29 (Adults), $26 (Seniors), $20 (Students)
Discounts for groups of 12 or more

Carter Calvert (Always Patsy Cline, Evita) returns to kick off the Algonquin's 2014-15 Broadway Series starring as Annie Oakley in Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun! From a story by Dorothy and Herbert Fields and featuring the lyrics and music by one of America's greatest composers, Irving Berlin, "Annie Get Your Gun" presents the story of sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her romance with Frank Butler, another member of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. The show has given us such hits as "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly," "Anything You Can Do," and the stage performers theme song, "There's No Business Like Show Business." As one song from the show tells us, "They Say It's Wonderful" and you're sure to agree after experiencing this fantastic show.

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Rocky Horror Picture Show
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Friday, October 31 • 8 p.m.
Tickets: $13 / With Prop Bag: $20
Sponsored By:
Bouquets to Remember

Dress up as your favorite character for an interactive presentation of this 1975 cult classic on the movie screen to celebrate Halloween.

This film is rated R. Under 17 must be accompanied by parent. Goody bags will be available for $7. No outside props. Prices include $2 per ticket fee.

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Swinging by the Sea
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Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea
Conducted by Father Alphonse Stephenson
Sunday, November 9 • 3pm
Premium: $51 (Adults), $48 (Seniors), $41 (Students)
Regular: $43 (Adults), $40 (Seniors), $33 (Students)
Groups of 12 or more: $35 (Adults/Seniors), $25 (Students)
Sponsored By:
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The 2014-15 Orchestra Series kicks off in a big way: a big band way. Father Alphonse Stephenson conducts his orchestra in "Swinging by the Sea" to celebrate the Swing Era with hits from the 1930s and 1940s. The Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea's big band lineup still includes a complete string section, and will feature vocalists including home-grown star Chris Pinnella. Sure to be one of the highest demand concerts at the Jersey Shore this fall, no tribute to the music of that era would be complete without paying tribute to the heroes of World War II.

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Rising Stars
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Education Series
Wednesday, November 12 • 10 a.m. & 12 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
All Ages - 60 minutes
Sponsored By:
Two River Community Bank

For group arrangment, call 732-528-9224.

Back for its 16th year, Rising Stars is a program for classical musicians of high school ages. Finalists are chosen through a competitive auditioning process. Applicants must be classical musicians from New Jersey.

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Forks & Corks
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A Food, Wine and Beer Tasting
Monday, November 17 • 6-9 p.m.
Sponsored By:
Jersey Bites
OceanFirst Foundation

Reserve your tickets for FORKS & CORKS, A Food, Wine and Beer Tasting, at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, on Monday, Nov. 17 from 6 to 9 pm. Don't miss this unique opportunity to sample artful dishes from area restaurants as you sip a delightful array of premiere wines, beers and inventive cocktails from local distributors. Follow the links to see our great list of vendors!

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The 1940's Radio Hour
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Walton Jones'
An Algonquin Arts Theatre Production
November 29 - December 7
Premium: $36 (Adults), $33 (Seniors), $27 (Students)
Regular: $29 (Adults), $26 (Seniors), $20 (Students)
Discounts for groups of 12 or more

Algonquin Arts Theatre reprises its highly regarded production of The 1940's Radio Hour. A different time is evoked in this marvelously theatrical and winning show, a live broadcast of a The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor's Algonquin Room (Really - it's in the script) on December 21, 1942. The spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war and pop music meant "Strike Up the Band" and "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" (both are in this show) is accurately captured as the harassed producer copes with a drunk lead singer, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the mike, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, and the trumpet player who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller.

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Newark Boys Chorus
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Education Series
Wednesday, December 10 • 10 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.
Tickets: $12
School Groups: $9*
Grades 2 and up - 60 minutes

* For group arrangment, call 732-528-9224.

Join us for an hour-long concert featuring the Newark Boys Chorus. Enjoy a medley of holiday favorites with Newark's "Musical Ambassadors," a Chorus that has been heard throughout the world with a diversified repertoire that includes traditional classical music, spirituals, folk music, and jazz.

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The Nutcracker
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American Repertory Ballet
December 13 - December 14 • Three Performances
Premium: $48 (Adults), $46 (Seniors), $40 (Students)
Regular: $38 (Adults), $36 (Seniors), $30 (Students)
Groups of 12 or more: $30 (Adults/Seniors), $20 (Students)

American Repertory Ballet brings the magic, beauty and fantasy of The Nutcracker to the stage with Tchaikovsky's magnificent score, stunning sets, thrilling choreography, and a massive cast. Directed by Company Director Douglas Martin, ARB's professional company will be joined by students from Princeton Ballet School to tell the story of a young girl and how a mysterious gift brings about enchanted dreams and fantastical scenes. Whether it's your first time, an annual tradition, or an once-in-a- lifetime experience, ARB's Nutcracker is a perfect holiday treat for the entire family. At 51 years, ARB's production is the longest-running Nutcracker production in New Jersey, and one of the longest-running in the United States.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas
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Education Series
by Charles M. Schulz
Thursday, December 18 • 10 a.m.
Tickets: $12
School Groups: $9*
Grades K-6 - 60 minutes

For group arrangment, call 732-528-9224.

The classic animated television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation where Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the other Peanuts grapple with the real meaning of Christmas.

Enjoy music arrangements of "What Child Is This," "The Christmas Song" and "Christmas is Here" that reflect the spirit and mood of Schulz's work and introduce contemporary jazz to youngsters with grace, charm, and creativity. A Charlie Brown Christmas is a joyous and festive meditation for the holiday season.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas
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Featuring the Algonquin Youth Ensemble
December 19 - December 20
Premium: $25 (Adults), $23 (Seniors), $20 (Students)
Regular: $20 (Adults), $18 (Seniors), $15 (Students)
Discounts for groups of 12 or more
Sponsored By:
Spring Lake School of Dance

Join Us for A Charlie Brown Christmas Party - December 20 at 12:30 p.m.

The classic animated television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation where Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the other Peanuts grapple with the real meaning of Christmas. Enjoy music arrangements of "What Child Is This," "The Christmas Song" and "Christmas is Here" that reflect the spirit and mood of Schulz's work and introduce contemporary jazz to youngsters with grace, charm, and creativity. A Charlie Brown Christmas is a joyous and festive meditation for the holiday season.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas Party
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Saturday, December 20 • 12:30 p.m.
Children: $20
Adults: Free with Child
MUST purchase ticket to A Charlie Brown Christmas performance separately.

Come celebrate the holiday season in Peanuts style before the Saturday, Dec. 20 matinee performance of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Children will make a holiday craft, enjoy a light lunch and delight in Peanuts-themed activities. The party will be held at the Algonquin's Victoria J. Mastrobuono Studio, right next to the theatre entrance! Order your show and party tickets today! This event WILL sell out!

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Christmas from the Emerald Isle
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Featuring McLean Avenue Band and Emerald Fire
Sunday, December 21 • 3 p.m.
Premium: $46 (Adults), $43 (Seniors), $36 (Students)
Regular: $39 (Adults), $36 (Seniors), $29 (Students)
Groups of 12 or more: $30 (Adults/Seniors), $20 (Students)

Bask in the Irish Christmas spirit this holiday season! Padraig Allen's McLean Avenue Band and Joanna Barry Connolly's Emerald Fire dance return in 2014 just in time for Christmas. This production fuses the best of traditional Irish music, dance and stories of the season, with magical footwork and an electrifying blend of original rock and bluegrass songs, such as "Christmas on McLean". The entire family will marvel at the “Story of the Wren”, dancing fiddlers, and the choir of angels. Get your tickets fast - this show sold out last season!

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The McCartney Years
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New Year's Eve
The Premiere Paul McCartney Concert Experience
Wednesday, December 31 • 6pm and 9pm
Premium: $63 (Includes 2 Drink Vouchers)
Reserved: $50
Groups of 12 or more: $55 (Premium), $45 (Regular)
Sponsored By:
Squan Tavern

The Algonquin's New Year's Eve concerts have become the best way to close out the year, and 2014 will be no different as you're invited to rewind to dance, sing and relive your passion for the best music from the 60s and 70s with the world's premier McCartney concert experience. Praised by Beatles promoter Sid Bernstein - the guy who brought the original Beatles to North America - as "the best on the scene today," The McCartney Years is a note-for-note faithful recreation of a mid 1970s Paul McCartney concert. Led by perfectionist Yuri Pool as Sir Paul, the band has a commitment to 100 percent live and accurate reproductions of McCartney's concert experience. The show is period-true, technically stunning and sonically explosive. Every note is live and played true to its original arrangement. It has set the standard for all who might follow in this significant body of work. And... it's a blast to watch and listen to! Whether he's playing a real McCartney-style Hoffner bass or sporting the same wardrobe from the "Wings over America" mid-70s tour, Yuri is true to Sir Paul in his musicianship, vocal stylings and presentation. And the band doesn't miss a beat delivering a texture that will transport you back to the first time you heard these great songs on vinyl.

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Father Alphonse’s Viennese New Year
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Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea
Conducted by Father Alphonse Stephenson
Sunday, January 4 • 3pm
Premium: $51 (Adults), $48 (Seniors), $41 (Students)
Regular: $43 (Adults), $40 (Seniors), $33 (Students)
Groups of 12 or more: $35 (Adults/Seniors), $25 (Students)
Sponsored By:
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The Holiday Season is not complete until Father Alphonse Stephenson and The Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea celebrate the New Year with this tradition featuring Viennese waltzes, dance music of the stage and some other surprises to ring in 2015. Guest soloist Maria Zito-Kaufman will be among the featured soloists.

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The Glass Menagerie
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Tennessee Williams'
An Algonquin Arts Theatre Production
January 17 - January 25
Premium: $36 (Adults), $33 (Seniors), $27 (Students) Regular: $29 (Adults), $26 (Seniors), $20 (Students) Discounts for groups of 12 or more

A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, The Glass Menagerie is one of the most famous plays of the modern theatre and was the first Tennessee Williams play to be a major success. This production will include original music composed by Father Alphonse Stephenson. The play presents the story of Amanda Wingfield, a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura.

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The Lightening Thief
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Education Series
a TheatreWorksUSA production
Monday, January 26 • 10 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.
School Groups: $9*
Grades 2 and up - 60 minutes

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Based on the popular book series by Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school... again. Mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. Join Percy on his quest in his mythological adventure of solving the riddle of the Oracle, avoiding betrayal of a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

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The Rainbow Fish
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Education Series
an ArtsPower production
Wednesday, February 4 • 10 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.
School Groups: $9*
Grades K-3 - 60 minutes

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Based on Marcus Pfister's bestselling children's book, Rainbow Fish is an enchanting musical about the importance of sharing. Rainbow Fish, the most beautiful fish in the sea, learns this valuable lesson when her friends ask for some of her silver scales.

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* Sponsored by PNC Foundation & The Horizon Foundation of NJ

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A Life in the Theatre
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Pulitzer Prize Winner David Mamet's
Produced by Walnut Street Theatre
February 7 - February 8
Premium: $41 (Adults), $38 (Seniors), $32 (Students)
Regular: $34 (Adults), $31 (Seniors), $25 (Students)
Discounts for groups of 12 or more

A funny and touching behind-the-scenes peek at the challenge of actors battling to share both the spotlight and a dressing room, A Life in the Theatre follows two actors in a repertory company: Robert, an older experienced performer and John, a newcomer. John at first welcomes Robert's guidance, but soon overshadows his mentor. From rehearsals to reprisals, from ego trips to acting tips, the play gives a glimpse into the complex relationship that develops as the torch is passed from one generation to the next - a passing that wavers from love and mutual respect to impatience and resentment.

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Chris Pinnella
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Valentine's Day
Saturday, February 14 • 8 p.m.
Premium: $41 (Adults), $38 (Seniors), $32 (Students)
Regular: $34 (Adults), $31 (Seniors), $25 (Students)
Groups of 12 or more: $30 (Adults/Seniors), $20 (Students)

Vocalist Chris Pinnella returns to the Algonquin with his most romantic show to date. This time around Pinnella will be backed by eight world-class musicians and top notch guest instrumentalists on violin and cello, as he uses his rich and expressive baritone voice to sing songs about love, romance, and being inspired.

"The most important thing for me, as a singer, is to make the audience feel just as emotionally connected as I am to the songs I'm singing," Pinnella says, "I've always been drawn to big singers, powerful lyrics, and beautiful melodies."

Runtime: Approximately 2 Hours
Intermission: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes

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Rhapsody in Black
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Education Series
Written and Performed by LeLand Gantt
Friday, February 20 • 10 a.m.
Tickets: $12
School Groups: $9*
Grades 6 and up - 60 minutes

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Written and performed by LeLand Gantt and developed at NYC's Actors Studio by Estelle Parsons, Rhapsody in Black is a one man show that explores LeLand's personal journey to understand and eventually transcend racism in America. We follow his spellbinding life story -- from an underprivileged childhood in the ghettos of McKeesport, Pennsylvania to teenage experiments with crime and drugs to scholastic achievement and an acting career that land adult LeLand in situations where he is virtually the only African-American in the room. How he manages to cope with the various psychological effects of consistently being marked The Other is recounted in remarkable and exquisitely moving detail, guaranteed to leave lasting impressions. Multiple elements combine to give Rhapsody its super-powered emotional punch, many of them concentrated in the incredible persona of its star. Charming, self-deprecatingly funny, linguistically awesome, LeLand Gantt imbues every word that falls from his mouth with all the passion and poignancy of a preacher speaking the Gospel. This is partly because he's confronting heavy subjects, but mostly because he believes so firmly in his message that it's impossible for it to emerge any other way. In his own words; "Objective truth strikes a chord."

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Rhapsody in Black
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LeLand Gantt in
Directed by Estelle Parsons
Friday, February 20 • 8 p.m.
All Seats: $18
Discounts for groups of 12 or more.

Written and performed by LeLand Gantt and developed at NYC's Actors Studio with Academy Award-winner Estelle Parsons, Rhapsody in Black is a one man show that explores LeLand's personal journey to understand and eventually transcend racism in America. We follow his spellbinding life story -- from an underprivileged childhood in the ghettos of McKeesport, Pennsylvania to teenage experiments with crime and drugs to scholastic achievement and an acting career that land adult LeLand in situations where he is virtually the only African-American in the room. How he manages to cope with the various psychological effects of consistently being marked The Other is recounted in remarkable and exquisitely moving detail, guaranteed to leave lasting impressions. Multiple elements combine to give Rhapsody its super-powered emotional punch, many of them concentrated in the incredible persona of its star.

Charming, self-deprecatingly funny, linguistically awesome, LeLand Gantt imbues every word that falls from his mouth with all the passion and poignancy of a preacher speaking the Gospel. This is partly because he's confronting heavy subjects, but mostly because he believes so firmly in his message that it's impossible for it to emerge any other way. In his own words; "Objective truth strikes a chord."

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SkippyJon Jones
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Education Series
an TheatreWorksUSA production
Thursday, February 26 • 10 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.
School Groups: $9*
Grades K-3 - 60 minutes

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Skippyjon Jones is a little kitten with big ears and even bigger dreams! Sometimes he pretends to be a bird, sometimes he pretends to be a llama, and sometimes he pretends to be a whale... Anything BUT a Siamese cat! This is an enchanting musical about unleashing your powerful imagination and following your dreams.

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* Sponsored by PNC Foundation & The Horizon Foundation of NJ

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Harriet Tubman & the Underground Railroad
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Education Series
a Theatre IV production
Friday, February 27 • 10 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.
School Groups: $9*
Grades 4 and up - 60 minutes

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This stirring drama with music is a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of her people from the bonds of slavery. Her courage helped to change the world. Share Harriet Tubman's adventurous life, the joys, sorrows, and challenges faced by this brave woman, in this moving musical history message.

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* Note: References to historical language is presented.

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Pirates of Penzance
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Gilbert & Sullivan's
Sunday, March 1 • 3 p.m.
Premium: $58 (Adults), $55 (Seniors), $40 (Students)
Regular: $48 (Adults), $45 (Seniors), $30 (Students)
Discounts for groups of 12 or more

This New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players production is your chance to get carried away by Pirates. Join the band of swashbuckling buccaneers, bumbling British bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens, and the delightfully dotty "model of a modern Major-General" for a rollicking romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall. This exuberant musical theater masterpiece, directed and conducted by Albert Bergeret with choreography by Bill Fabris, is performed in its original format. The rich sounds of full orchestra, chorus, and legitimate vocal soloists resonate with classic elegance and power while the company's vibrancy, energy and contemporary sense of humor keep the show alive and exciting to a modern audience. The Pirates of Penzance - they'll steal your heart away!

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Miss Nelson is Missing
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Education Series
an TheatreWorksUSA production
Friday, March 6 • 10 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.
School Groups: $9*
Grades 1-8 - 60 minutes
The students in Room 207 were the worst-behaved class in the whole school. Spitballs stuck to the ceiling; paper airplanes whizzing through the air - even though they had the sweetest teacher of all, Miss Nelson.
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Asbury Shorts New York
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World’s Best Short Films
Saturday, March 7 • 8 p.m.
All Seats: $13

The "World's Best Short Films," New York City's longest running exhibition of award-winning short films and producer Doug LeClaire brings it back to Algonquin Arts Theatre by popular demand. Produced as a fast-paced event in a "Short Film Concert" format, the program features the best in comedy, drama and animation by combining classic shorts with new international festival winners. A rare opportunity to see world-class films on the big screen in a theatrical setting, each of the titles ranges from two to 25 minutes long and is presented back to back much like a musician's set list. Come this year to see what great films are in this year’s edition!

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Caladh Nua
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732-528-9211
Annual Irish Concert
Saturday, March 14 • 8pm
Premium: $46 (Adults), $43 (Seniors), $36 (Students)
Regular: $39 (Adults), $36 (Seniors), $29 (Students)
Discounts for groups of 12 or more
Sponsored By:
The Order of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh of the Jersey Shore

Caladh Nua is a tightly-knit, vibrant and staggeringly talented band with its origins deeply rooted in the Southern counties of Ireland. Comprised of five versatile musicians and singers playing a wide selection of instruments - from banjo to fiddle, guitar to bodhran and tin whistle to button accordion - the band has captured the essential qualities of traditional Irish music and balanced them finely with an innovative contemporary flair. A young ensemble on the rise, Caladh Nua has cast a uniquely captivating net of Irish music and song over an ever widening worldwide audience while still on demand at home, playing for the Irish President at her residence.

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Dog Loves Books
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732-528-9224
Education Series
an ArtsPower production
Thursday, March 19 • 10 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.
School Groups: $9*
Grades K-3 - 60 minutes

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Dog loves books SO much that he decides to open up his own bookstore. Once the store opens for business, no customers come. Dog is alone in his store but he soon realizes that when he is surrounded by books, he is never alone. Celebrate the power of the imagination and the satisfaction that comes when you share books with others.

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* Sponsored by PNC Foundation & The Horizon Foundation of NJ

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My Heart in a Suitcase
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732-528-9224
Education Series
an ArtsPower production
Thursday, March 26 • 10 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.
School Groups: $9*
Grades 4 and up - 60 minutes

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Anne Lehman and her family no longer feel safe in their Berlin home. In order to protect their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lehmann may have to say goodbye to her forever. Now Anne must struggle to bring meaning out of despair and learn to cling to love and hope even in a world that seems to be filled with hatred and violence. The story will touch the hearts and minds of old and young alike, inspiring audiences to read and learn more about the Holocaust.

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South Pacific
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April 10 - April 19
Premium: $36 (Adults), $33 (Seniors), $27 (Students)
Regular: $29 (Adults), $26 (Seniors), $20 (Students)
Discounts for groups of 12 or more

One of the greatest musicals of all time, Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific debuted on Broadway in 1949 and remains a crowd favorite today. Winner of 10 Tony Awards during its first Broadway run, South Pacific's songs went on to have a life of their own outside of the musical, including "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair," "Happy Talk," "Bali Ha'i," "Younger than Springtime," and "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy."

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The Jungle Book
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732-528-9224
Education Series
a Theatre IV production
Wednesday, April 22 • 10 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.
School Groups: $9*
Grades K-5 - 60 minutes

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Join young Mowgli as he learns the 'Laws' of the jungle in this time-honored adventure. With the help of friends like the black panther, Bagheera, and Baloo the lovable bear, Mowgli learns about friendship and survival. Discover as Mowgli faces his fear and foils his nemesis the tiger Shere Khan.

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* Sponsored by PNC Foundation & The Horizon Foundation of NJ

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La Traviata in Concert
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Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea
Conducted by Father Alphonse Stephenson
Sunday, April 26 • 3pm
Premium: $51 (Adults), $48 (Seniors), $41 (Students)
Regular: $43 (Adults), $40 (Seniors), $33 (Students)
Groups of 12 or more: $35 (Adults/Seniors), $25 (Students)
Sponsored By:
ING Financial Partners

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Heart wrenching, poignant, and utterly timeless, "La Traviata" features some of Verdi's most unforgettable arias includes everything that makes opera such a unique and moving art form. Experience this timeless story of passion, life, and death, performed live and in concert by the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea under the direction Father Alphonse Stephenson. The opera will be presented in two acts and adapted for soloists, including New Jersey soprano Victoria Cannizzo as Violetta.

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Shrek the Musical
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An Algonquin Arts Theatre Production
May 9 - May 17
Premium: $36 (Adults), $33 (Seniors), $27 (Students)
Regular: $29 (Adults), $26 (Seniors), $20 (Students)
Discounts for groups of 12 or more

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a TONY Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears.

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