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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
Questions? E-Mail Us: boxoffice@algonquinarts.org
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Shore Dance 2014: Ready for Prime Time
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SESSION EIGHT: 2014 Summer Stage
August 18 - August 22
Ages: 7 and up / Time: 9am to 4pm / Cost: $295

All classes meet Monday through Friday. Final performance on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Algonquin Arts Theatre welcomes Starbound founder and director Sandra Coyte who has recruited top dancers and choreographers from prime time television and the world-wide stage for this year's week long Shore Dance intensive. Instructors' credits include shows like "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Glee" and the program will focus on getting participants "Ready for Prime Time" with training in floor barre, lyrical, Broadway jazz, hip hop and contemporary dance. Through the week, dancers and instructors will work together to choreograph a final public performance in which they will appear side by side on the stage.

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Ready For Prime Time
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Shore Dance
Friday, August 22 • 7pm
Premium: $25 (Adults), $23 (Seniors), $20 (Students)
Regular: $18 (Adults), $16 (Seniors), $13 (Students)
Discounts for groups of 10 or more

This event is the final performance of our week-long summer dance intensive Shore Dance: Ready for Prime Time. Students will work throughout the week from dancers and choreographers from prime time television and the world-wide stage to create this final performance which will feature students featured alongside the professional dancers. Instructors' credits include shows like "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Glee" and the program will focus on getting participants "Ready for Prime Time" with training in floor barre, lyrical, Broadway jazz, hip hop and contemporary dance.

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Glory Crampton: From Broadway to Abbey Road
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Saturday, August 23 • 8pm
Premium: $41 (Adults), $38 (Seniors), $29 (Students)
Regular: $34 (Adults), $31 (Seniors), $22 (Students)
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Glory Crampton, who starred as Eliza Doolittle in Algonquin Arts Theatre's critically-acclaimed production of My Fair Lady returns in concert for one night only! From Broadway to Abbey Road takes you on a journey through the numerous musical theatre roles Crampton has played as well as recording her album "Unusual Way" at Abbey Road backed by the London National Symphony. The accomplished soprano sings two full sets of some of the best Broadway music off all-time from titles such as Porgy & Bess, West Side Story, Guys & Dolls and, of course, My Fair Lady. Glory adds her personal touch, engaging the audience in stories from the productions sprinkled in throughout an evening that you won't soon forget.

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Clarinet a la King: THE Tribute to Benny Goodman
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In Celebration of the Anniversary of the Birth of Swing
Sunday, August 24 • 3pm
Premium: $41 (Adults), $38 (Seniors), $29 (Students)
Regular: $34 (Adults), $31 (Seniors), $22 (Students)
Discounts for groups of 10 or more

The music of the Benny Goodman orchestra is truly timeless. These are the sounds that captivated an entire planet during the Swing Era, and it's as fresh today as it was 79 years ago. In-demand reed man and Goodman devotee Dan Levinson plays Goodman's parts backed by James Langton's New York All-Star Big Band and featuring vocalist Molly Ryan. This late-summer concert promises to be absolutely spectacular - an opportunity to hear musicians of this caliber play these great arrangements doesn't happen often!

The concert features classic arrangements of Fletcher Henderson, Jimmy Mundy, Edgar Sampson, Mel Powell, and Eddie Sauter, which helped bring the Benny Goodman Orchestra to the forefront of the Swing Era with such hits as "Don't Be That Way," "Stompin' at the Savoy," "Bugle Call Rag," "And the Angels Sing," "Why Don't You Do Right," "King Porter Stomp," and of course "Sing, Sing, Sing."

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Caddyshack & Animal House
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HAROLD RAMIS FILM NIGHT
Thursday, August 28 • Doors: 7pm
Caddyshack: 7:30pm
Animal House: 9:15pm
$5 Donation at the Door (No Presale Tickets)

Double features are back at the Algonquin in Manasquan as Algonquin Arts Theatre presents Harold Ramis Film Night. We'll show two of the funnies movies of all time, Caddyshack and Animal House, back-to-back to kick off another great Labor Day Weekend at the Jersey Shore. Doors open at 7 p.m. and we've got drink & popcorn specials during 'happy hour' from 7-8 p.m. This is a Brew & View event with beer & wine available at a cash bar. The event is open to those 21 and older only. Photo ID is required.

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Teen Night
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732-528-9224
TEEN NIGHT: SUMMER 2014
2014 Summer Stage
August 29 - September 19
Ages: 10 and up • Time: 7:00-9:00pm • Cost: FREE!

Join us for a fun night of Improv
Where: Algonquin Arts Theater
When: Four Friday classes to conclude Summer 2014
August 29th
September 12th & 19th

The 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.

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Howell PALTC's Hairspray
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Theatre Rental
September 4 - September 7
Premium - All Seats: $23
Regular - Adults: $21 / Seniors: $18 / Students (through grade 12): $16
All ticket subject to $2 per ticket processing fee.
NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.

A girl achieves her dream of performing on a TV dance show in 1960's Baltimore - and works to integrate the show in the process. Hairspray is a production of Howell Police Athletic League Theater Company, a non-profit children's theater company, dedicated to the children of Howell and the surrounding communities.

Note: Premium Seating for this production is first three rows, center section only.

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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)

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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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Wednesday, November 12 • 10:00am & 12:00pm
All Ages - 60 minutes - FREE

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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

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.

FORKS & CORKS promises to be an epic evening for anyone who is a fan of the edible arts - and offers an exciting glimpse of the delectable options that abound at the Jersey Shore! All attendees must be 21 years or older.

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Newark Boys Choir
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Wednesday, December 10 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades 2 and up - 60 minutes - $9.00 * Price for School Groups
$12.00 for individual tickets or groups outside of an educational organization

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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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By Charles M. Schulz
Thursday, December 18 • 10:00am
Grades K-6 - 60 minutes - $9.00
$12.00 for individual tickets or groups outside of an educational organization

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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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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)

The Algonquin's New Year's Eve concerts have become the best way to close out the year, and 2013 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)

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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 Lightening Thief
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a TheatreWorksUSA production
Monday, January 26 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades 2 and up - 60 minutes - $9.00

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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an ArtsPower production
Wednesday, February 4 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades K-3 - 60 minutes - $9.00

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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Rhapsody in Black
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Written and Performed by LeLand Gantt
Friday, February 20 • 10:00am
60 minutes - $9.00
$12.00 for individual tickets or groups outside of an educational organization

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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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SkippyJon Jones
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an TheatreWorksUSA production
Thursday, February 26 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades K-3 - 60 minutes - $9.00

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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Friday, February 27 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades 4 and up - 60 minutes - $9.00

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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Miss. Nelson is Missing
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an TheatreWorksUSA production
Friday, March 6 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades 1 to 8 - 60 minutes - $9.00
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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Dog Loves Books
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an ArtsPower production
Thursday, March 19 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades K-3 - 60 minutes - $9.00

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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My Heart in a Suitcase
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an ArtsPower production
Thursday, March 26 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades 4 and up - 60 minutes - $9.00

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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The Jungle Book
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a Theatre IV production
Wednesday, April 22 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades K-5 - 60 minutes - $9.00

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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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)

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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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