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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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A Midsummer Night's Dream
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a Shakespeare LIVE! production (of The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey)
Tuesday, April 21 • 10 a.m.
Tickets: $12
School Groups: $9*

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

Experience the passion and magic in this captivating live adaption of one of Shakespeare's great comedies. William Shakespeare's most popular comedy portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with woodland fairies and a duke and duchess. Taking place in a mythical Athens and an enchanted forest, there is a handsome fairy king, a misguided parent, star-crossed lovers, a weaver who's transformed into a half-donkey, wood sprites and elves. This work is widely performed around the world, and no wonder - it's about the world's most popular pastime, falling in love. But as Puck knows, falling in love can make fools of us all.

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The Jungle Book
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Education Series
a Theatre IV production
Wednesday, April 22 • 10 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.
School Groups: $9*
Grades K-5 - 60 minutes
Sponsored By:
The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center

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

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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Gala Kickoff Cocktail Reception
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At the Essex & Sussex
Thursday, April 23 • 5:30-7pm
Tickets: $45 - Must purchase by April 15!

Algonquin Arts Theatre invites you to attend on Thursday, April 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Essex & Sussex in Spring Lake as we set the momentum for this year's annual Gala featuring Chazz Palminteri's A Bronx Tale in early June.

The landmark Essex & Sussex is located at 700 Ocean Avenue in Spring Lake, N.J. The entrance is located off First Avenue at the rear of the building. Complimentary valet parking is available. The Gala Kickoff will be held in the Lounge on second floor.

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Legacy and Charitable Planning
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Lunch and Learn Series
Sponsored by McAdam Financially Advanced
Sunday, April 26 • 1:30pm
Free!

Algonquin Arts Theatre and McAdam Financially Advanced cordially invite you to a "Legacy and Charitable Planning Seminar," as part of their second seminar of their FREE Lunch and Learn Series, on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. in the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Dance Studio.

The program with complimentary lunch will be held prior to the 3 p.m. performance of La Traviata with Father Alphonse Stephenson and the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea.

Guests will enjoy an informative presentation from a business professional from McAdam Financial on how simple it is to leave a charitable bequest, and help guarantee that the Algonquin Arts Theatre will be here for future generations to enjoy.

Tickets are FREE, but reservations are required. Click the 'Buy Tickets' link to reserve your ticket. Seating is limited!

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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:
McAdam

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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
Sponsored By:
Homecare For Children

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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Shrek Swamp Party
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Pre-Show Event
Saturday, May 16 • 12:30 p.m.
Children: $20 / Adults: Free with Child
Adults and Children MUST purchase ticket to Shrek the Musical performance separately.

Join us before the 2 p.m. performance of Shrek The Musical on Saturday May 16 for a fun-filled pre-show party where we will be eating cups of dirt, drinking swamp juice and catching bugs! Each child will become an honorary ogre! Lunch for each child is included.

This fundraiser will support education and main stage programs at Algonquin Arts Theatre.

Runtime: Approximately 60 minutes

Kid Friendly: Recommended for ages 4 & up

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Three Masters of Music
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Cecelia Foundation Benefit
The Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea
Saturday, May 23 • 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)

There's so much to enjoy as three masters of music come together for one magical multimedia matinee at Algonquin Arts Theatre. Father Alphonse Stephenson, one of the three masters, conducts the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea in a benefit for the Cecelia Foundation, which celebrations 27 years of music scholarship and providing professional instruments to students in Ocean and Monmouth Counties. The concert presents the work of two master composers, featuring George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Georgetown University Professor Anna Harwell Celenza guide patrons through the composers' inspiration, including projections on the theatre screen of the art on which Mussorgsky based his music.

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Featuring Chazz Palminteri's A Bronx Tale
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Thursday, June 4
$185, $160, $80, $55

Come take a bite out of the Big Apple at Algonquin Arts Theatre's A New York City Gala! Guests will be enjoy subway platform performers, NYC street fare, music and all things NYC has to offer!

Four ticket levels offer various levels of access from a Gala Ticket that provides a seat for A Bronx Tale up through a VIP experience that includes cocktails, dinner and an exclusive post-show reception.

The Gala is the single biggest fundraising day of the year for Algonquin Arts Theatre, and the event includes a Silent Auction, Live Auctions, raffles and much more. For information including an event schedule, ticket levels and how to support the event, please visit algonquinarts.org/gala.

This year, Algonquin Arts Theatre recognizes Humanitarian Honoree Diane Turton, Community Service Honoree Manasquan Savings Bank and Arts Education honoree John Luckenbill. All funds raised support our mission to provide cultural enhancement and arts education to all audiences at the Jersey Shore.

Purchase Tickets with Dinner ($160-$185)
Arrive at 5 p.m. for VIP cocktail hour. Premium Seating will be Assigned by Gala Committee.
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Purchase Tickets ($55-$80)
Arrive at 7 p.m. for cocktail hour and to check out our great silent auction items. Preferred & Regular Seating: Choose your seats or select Best Available. Curtain time for A Bronx Tale is 9 p.m.
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Saltwater Festival
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NJ Surf Show & Algonquin Arts Theatre present
The First Annual NJ Surfing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Saturday, June 6 • 5pm
$25

Celebrate more than 100 years of surfing history in New Jersey at Saltwater Festival 2015. The event promises to keep you entertained as we celebrate not only the inductees, but also our shared history in a jam packed highly entertaining show. We promise a ton of surprises as well as guests from across the world coming to celebrate. At 7 p.m. in the theatre, the newly formed NJ Surfing Hall Of Fame will honor 16 surfers already enshrined in the East Coast Hall Of Fame as Charter Members. In addition a 'First Class' of 18 members will be inducted into the Hall.

The event starts at 5 p.m. with an optional Pig Roast Luau from Max Devros and a cash bar in the Algonquin Courtyard. Live music and DJ will celebrate the best in Surf Music from the 50's to today. A pop up museum will be set up in the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Studio and several New Jersey-based surf artists will also be on hand to show off their talents. Following the 7 p.m. induction ceremony in the theatre, the party continues with a dessert table from Chocolate Bar in Manasquan.

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The Lightening Thief
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Education Series
a TheatreWorksUSA production
Monday, June 15 • 10:00am & 11:45am (* New Date, rescheduled from January 26, 2015)
School Groups: $9*
Grades 2 and up - 60 minutes

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

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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SESSION ONE: Acting & Improvisation
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Summer Stage: A Performing Arts Camp
June 29 - July 10 • 9am-1pm
Ages: 6 to 17 - Tuition: $300

All Classes meet Monday through Friday.

Learn the process of acting, improvisation, movement, vocal clarity, stage presence, character role-play and story development. Groups will be broken down by age and students will create their own original play to be performed on the last day of camp. No experience necessary.

Instructors: Dan Cooley, Megan Donovan, Joseph Nelsan, Kerrianna Spellman
Movement: Lauren Blake & Kelly Faxon

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SESSION TWO: HAIRSPRAY
For more information call Julie Nagy
732-528-9224
Summer Stage: A Performing Arts Camp
June 29 - July 17 • 2pm-5:30pm
Ages: 10 and up - Tuition: $450

All Classes meet Monday through Friday.
Class will not meet on Friday, July 3.

HAIRSPRAY, Music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman & Shaiman.
Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan.
Algonquin Youth Ensemble & Main Stage Performance
Acceptance through audition only!
Students must be able to attend all performances and mandatory rehearsals.
Email Julie at julie@algonquinarts.org for an audition and a full rehearsal schedule.

Experience the exciting profession of Musical Theatre through Algonquin Arts Theatre's production of Hairspray.

Director: Ian Moore & Co-Director: Julie Nagy

Audition: Tuesday, May 12 & Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Audition / Call-Back: Thursday, May 14, 2015

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SESSION THREE: Algonquin Jazz Ensemble 2015
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732-528-9224
Summer Stage: A Performing Arts Camp
July 7 - August 16

Audition: Tuesday, July 7, 2015, auditions scheduled from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
* Audition Application deadline, Monday, July 6, 2015

Rehearsals: Monday & Wednesdays - July 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 27th & 29th
Location: St. Denis School | 119 Virginia Avenue, Manasquan NJ 08736
Time: 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Grades: 8th to 12th
Tuition: $250

Led by Steve Bryant & Mike Montalto.

Led by Wall Intermediate School Band Director Steve Bryant and Bordentown Regional Band Director Mike Montalto, the Algonquin Jazz Ensemble will feature up to 21 musicians from 8th to 12th grade exemplified through the participation in the 2015 audition at Algonquin Arts Theatre. This is a unique opportunity for student musicians to be exposed to all areas of Jazz repertoire, encourage the practice through the summer months and provide performance opportunity through public summer performances.

Performances: August 13-16

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SESSION FOUR: Musical Theatre I
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Summer Stage: A Performing Arts Camp
July 13 - July 24 • 9am-1pm
Ages: 6-10 Tuition: $350

All classes meet Monday through Friday.

Learn the essentials of being a musical theatre performer through vocal, dance and acting techniques. Each group will learn scenes, songs and choreography from Broadway musicals. No experience necessary. Final performance onstage on the last day of camp.

Instructors: Megan Donovan, Cheryl Guerrero, Michael Olender, Dora Santiago

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SESSION FOUR: Musical Theatre II
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Summer Stage: A Performing Arts Camp
July 13 - July 24 • 9am-1pm
Ages: 11-17 Tuition: $350

All classes meet Monday through Friday.

Learn the essentials of being a musical theatre performer through vocal, dance and acting techniques. Each group will learn scenes, songs and choreography from Broadway musicals. No experience necessary. Final performance onstage on the last day of camp.

Instructors: Megan Donovan, Cheryl Guerrero, Michael Olender, Dora Santiago

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Hairspray
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Six Performances!
An Algonquin Arts Theatre Production
July 17 - July 26
Premium: $36 (Adults), $33 (Seniors), $27 (Students)
Regular: $29 (Adults), $26 (Seniors), $20 (Students)
Discounts for groups of 12 or more

The 1950's are out and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of 8 TONY Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.

It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire – to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do!

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SESSION FIVE: Audition Workshop: Musical Theatre
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Summer Stage: A Performing Arts Camp
July 27 - July 31 • 9am-1pm
Ages: 10 to 18 - Tuition: $250

All Classes meet Monday through Friday.

Build a confident approach to a musical theatre audition through the preparation of choosing material, understanding common terms and music vocabulary. Appropriately present yourself as a performer in an audition and call back. Understand the Director, choreographer and musical Directors role in the audition process.

  • How to approach the audition room
  • Preparing proper 16 and 32 bar cuts
  • Communication with accompanists: setting tempo, talking them through the piece in a quick but effective manner
  • Know yourself and what you are auditioning for
  • Choosing Material: Preparing proper song choices for the specific audition
  • Perform your audition piece(s) and receive constructive feedback through a mock audition
  • Callback preparation
  • Experience the other side of the table (how directors, music directors, choreographers think)

Led by Music Director Henco Espag

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SESSION FIVE: Storybook Workshop: Doorway to Your Imagination
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July 27 - July 31 • 9am-11am
Ages: 6-10 - Tuition: $165

All Classes meet Monday through Friday.

Discover role-playing and the world of make-believe by bringing an illustrated story to life! Author and Artist Janine L. Kimmel leads an imaginative five day workshop in which students will create an illustrated story and develop characters based on those illustrations. The workshop begins with students bringing the beautiful artwork of Kimmel's award-winning book, The Magic Gown, to life through improvisation and other theatre exercises. Students will then create illustrations for their own original story, and develop the story's characters by creating short scenes and skits using physical movement, gesture, sound and speech, and facial expressions.

Led by Author & Artist J.L Kimmel

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Cabaret
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Seven Performances!
Produced by NJYT
July 31 - August 9
Premium: $36 (Adults), $33 (Seniors), $27 (Students)
Regular: $29 (Adults), $26 (Seniors), $20 (Students)
Discounts for groups of 12 or more

Set in 1931 Berlin, Cabaret primarily takes place amid the nightlife of the seedy Kit Kat Klub. Life there revolves around the 19-year-old English cabaret performer, Sally Bowles and her relationship with the young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw. Overseeing the action is the mysterious Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub. The club serves as a metaphor for ominous political developments in Germany as the Nazis are rising to power.

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SESSION SIX: Songwriting, Guitar & Vocal Studies
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Summer Stage: A Performing Arts Camp
August 3 - August 14 • 9am-12pm
Ages: 12-17 - Tuition: $300

All classes meet Monday through Friday.

*Guitar required to participate in this class. Guitar Package includes Acoustic guitar, picks and capo: $120 (in addition to tuition).

Inspire your unique "tune" as a musician through a week study of songwriting, guitar and voice. No prior experience necessary. Learn chords, note reading, music theory and rhythm in this collaborative music study. Student will conclude in a public performance.

Instructor: Steve Bryant

Songwriting:
Exercise the techniques to writing and performing your own songs. No experience in songwriting necessary; however, students should have access to an instrument such as the guitar, piano (keyboard) or a digital device where techniques can be put to practice. Songwriters can look forward to having a completed song idea to add to their artistic portfolio.
Materials Required: Writing pad or journal, pencils and any type of digital recorder (Ex. voice memo app. in a smart phone or computer device.)

Guitar:
Learn to play a guitar from a chord based approach. Students will be using the guitar to practice the understanding of open chords, how they interact to create keys or tonal centers, basic blues progressions, chord progressions used in popular music and the use of a capo to "work around" songs in difficult keys. Students can look forward to improvised playing time and cooperative exercises. No experience is necessary.

Vocal Module:
Students will explore the art of singing through group and solo instruction. The students will be introduced to vocal exercises to strengthen the voice, gain an understanding of how to produce tone and improve pitch. Students will practice ear training, be given strategies to create harmonies, and blend their voices within a group. In addition, students will be instructed in live performance and stage presence so vital in producing an effective vocal performance.

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SESSION SEVEN: ShoreDance 2015: KORESH DANCE COMPANY
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Summer Stage: A Performing Arts Camp
A week-long residency with professional dancers.
August 17 - August 21 • 9am-4pm
Ages: 7-21 - Tuition: $295

All classes meet Monday through Friday.

Final performance of ev•o•lu•tion 2015 on Saturday, August 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

This year ShoreDance will be a study and celebration of various styles of dance that are fused to make the Koresh Style. In addition to a daily warm-up, students will have technique classes in jazz, ballet, modern, hip hop and tap. The students will then rehearse and learn choreography by Ronen Koresh, Artistic Director, to learn to fuse all these styles into the Koresh brand of eloquent, explosive and emotionally charged dance.

ev•o•lu•tion 2015: Koresh Tour
An evening-length that begins with the clawing and clambering of passionate bodies under dim, prehistoric light. Dancers in open suit jackets grow firm and angular, developing social codes and civilized distance with their bouncing feet and angled elbows. In the end, Koresh's intense and intricate choreography demands whether human nature has changed, or whether our need for communication remains essential and powerful across time.

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