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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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Education Series 2014-2015

Dear Educator -

We're pleased to announce our 2014-2015 Education Series. Our colorful brochure will be coming out in August 2014, but for now we wanted to get you a first look at the titles we are bringing so that you can make reservations now!

For additional information or to order, call Julie Nagy at 732.528.9224 or e-mail julie@algonquinarts.org. Please include your name, name of school, title of show, date of show, time of show, number of attendees and a phone number where you can be reached for each order.

We look forward to seeing you in the new school year!

- Julie Nagy, Director of Arts Education, Direct: 732-528-9224

FREE Beach Concert Performance
Main Street Beach, Manasquan, NJ
Saturday, August 2 • 6pm
Free
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JAZZ PARTY at the Manasquan Elks Lodge
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Featuring the Algonquin Jazz Ensemble
Sunday, August 3 • 6pm
Regular: $20 / Student 17 & Under: $15
Join the Algonquin Jazz Ensemble on Sunday, Aug. 3, for a Jazz Party at the Manasquan Elks Lodge. Hors d'oeuvres are included with admission and drinks will be available at a cash bar. The AJE Big Band's set will include a variety of music from a century of big band music and they might just temp you to get out on the dance floor.
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Rising Stars
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732-528-9224
Wednesday, November 12 • 10:00am & 12:00pm
All Ages - 60 minutes - FREE

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.

VPA - HLTH

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Newark Boys Choir
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732-528-9224
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

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.

VPA - MUS - DISC

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A Charlie Browns Christmas
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732-528-9224
By Charles M. Schulz
Thursday, December 18 • 10:00am
Grades K-6 - 60 minutes - $9.00

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.

VPA - LAL - LIFE - HLTH - MUS

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The Lightening Thief
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732-528-9224
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.

VPA - LAL - SS - LIFE - HLTH - MUS

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The Rainbow Fish
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732-528-9224
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.

VPA - LAL - LIFE - HLTH - MUS

* 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

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."

VPA - LAL - LIFE - HLTH - SS

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SkippyJon Jones
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732-528-9224
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.

VPA - LAL - LIFE - HLTH - MUS

* 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.

VPA - LAL - LIFE - HLTH - SS

* Note: References to historical language is presented.

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Miss. Nelson is Missing
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732-528-9224
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.

VPA - LAL - LIFE - HLTH - MUS

* 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
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.

VPA - LAL - LIFE - HLTH - SS

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The Jungle Book
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732-528-9224
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.

VPA - LAL - LIFE - HLTH - MUS - SCI

* Sponsored by PNC Foundation & The Horizon Foundation of NJ

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TBA 2014-2015 Education Titles:
* Productions still pending an official title / date.

  • Algonquin Arts Theatre holiday production featuring The Algonquin Youth Ensemble
    December 2014 - 10 am (All ages)
  • Shakespeare LIVE! Production
    March 2015 (Grades 4 and up)
  • Kinetics: The Physics of Juggling, Greg Kennedy, Innovative Juggler, has made a name for himself in the juggling world not only for his mastery of traditional juggling technique, but also for creating entirely new forms of manipulation.
    April 24, 2015 - 10:00 am (All ages)

CORE CURRICULUM CONTENT STANDARD KEY

VPA = Visual & Performing Arts
LAL = Language Arts Literacy
SS = Social Studies
HLTH = Comprehensive Health & Physical Education
LIFE = Career, Education and Consumer, Family and Life Skills
MUS = Musical
MATH = Mathematics
SCI = Science
DISC = Discussion Component

  • Every 15th ticket ordered per performance is free.
  • All seats reserved must be paid in full 30 days before the performance date.
  • All reservations are final within 30 days of a performance date
  • Sign interpreter available upon request
  • Study guides available for selective shows
  • Pre and Post-Performance Workshops Available
  • Please indicate any special needs for your students or chaperones so accommodations can be arranged
  • Professional development offered to New Jersey Educators (call for details)

Personal Responsibility Statement: Algonquin Arts Theatre prides itself on offering a diverse selection of arts education programs. Be advised that certain productions may not appeal to or be appropriate for every person or for all ages. Patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the shows we offer in order to make informed decisions prior to purchasing tickets.

To reserve a seat for performances, or for further information regarding Educational programming
PLEASE CONTACT: JULIE NAGY
E-MAIL: Julie@algonquinarts.org
EDUCATION PHONE: (732) 528-9224

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