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Education Series 2016-2017

Welcome back to school!

We're pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Education Series at Algonquin Arts Theatre. Popular titles return, including Miss Nelson is Missing and A Midsummer Night's Dream, and we're excited to present new titles to our audience including Biscuit, Elf The Musical Jr., SkippyJon Jones: Snow What and Joe Holiday's Reading Rocks, a magic show composed of music, audience participation and comedy all while showcasing classic and popular children's books.

All shows listed are on sale now. Many of these titles will sell out so we encourage you to make reservations as soon as possible.

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For more information and to make reservations, contact Julie Nagy at 732.528.9224 or email julie@algonquinarts.org.

We look forward to seeing you next school year!

Sincerely,
Julie Nagy
Director of Arts Education

Rising Stars
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Wednesday, November 9 • 10:00am & 12:00pm
All Ages - 60 minutes - FREE
Sponsored By:

Back for its 18th year, Rising Stars is a program for classical musicians of high school ages.

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Newark Boys Chorus
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Wednesday, December 7 • 10:00am
Grades 2 and up - 60 minutes
$9 - Education Groups of 12 or more
$12 - Individual Sales
Sponsored By:
C. Keith Henderson and Associates
Wholefoods

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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Elf The Musical Jr.
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732-528-9224
Education Series
Starring the Algonquin Youth Ensemble
Friday, December 16 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades 1 and up - 60 minutes
$9 - Education Groups of 12 or more
$12 - Individual Sales
Sponsored By:
Unterberg Children’s Hospital

Based on the beloved holiday film, a young orphan named Buddy mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

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SkippyJon Jones | Snow What
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732-528-9224
Education Series
A TheatreWorksUSA production
Friday, January 20 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades K-3 - 60 minutes
$9 - Education Groups of 12 or more
$12 - Individual Sales

While his sisters listen to Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Skippy heads off for the REAL adventure awaiting him in his closet.

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A Raisin in the Sun
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Education Series
An Algonquin Arts Theatre Production
Friday, February 24 • 10:00am
Grades 6 and up - 80 minutes
$9 - Education Groups of 12 or more
$12 - Individual Sales

An American classic play by Lorraine Hansberry takes place in the late '50s in a south side Chicago apartment, narrating the lives of the members of an African-American family.

*Note: References to historical language is presented.

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Miss Nelson is Missing
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732-528-9224
Education Series
A TheatreWorksUSA production
Monday, February 27 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades 1 to 8 - 60 minutes
$9 - Education Groups of 12 or more
$12 - Individual Sales

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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I Have a Dream
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732-528-9224
Education Series
A Virginia Repertory Theatre Touring Production
Friday, March 10 • 10:00am
Grades 4 and up - 60 minutes
$9 - Education Groups of 12 or more
$12 - Individual Sales

The phenomenal impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is chronicled in this compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders in American history.

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The Monster Who Ate My Peas
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Education Series
An ArtsPower production
Tuesday, March 14 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades K-3 - 60 minutes
$9 - Education Groups of 12 or more
$12 - Individual Sales

When a young boy who doesn't want to eat his peas he is ready to make deal with a crafty monster who appears underneath his kitchen table. If the monster eats his peas, the boy will give the monster any of his most valued possessions.

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Reading Rocks Magic Show
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732-528-9224
Education Series
Featuring Magician Joe Holiday
Monday, March 20 • 10:00am
Grades K-6 - 60 minutes
$9 - Education Groups of 12 or more
$12 - Individual Sales

A combination of stage magic, music, audience participation and comedy all while showcasing classic and popular children's books.

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Lyle, Lyle Crocodile
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732-528-9224
Education Series
A Virginia Repertory Theatre Touring Production
Thursday, April 27 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades K-3 - 60 minutes
$9 - Education Groups of 12 or more
$12 - Individual Sales

This musical version of Bernard Waber's popular children's book tells the tale of a family who moves into a new home and finds it's already inhabited by a talented reptile named Lyle the Crocodile.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream
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732-528-9224
Education Series
An Algonquin Arts Theatre Production Starring the Algonquin Youth Ensemble
Friday, April 28 • 10:00am & 12:00pm
Grades 4 and up - 75 minutes
$9 - Education Groups of 12 or more
$12 - Individual Sales
Sponsored By:
Eliot Colon

There's a moon out tonight, and it's shining on lovers, clowns, and fairies hip-hopping through the enchanted woods in the most resilient of Shakespeare's comedies, easily adapting itself both to traditional and a radically new interpretation.

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Anne of Green Gables
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732-528-9224
Education Series
An ArtsPower production
Wednesday, May 24 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades 2 and up - 60 minutes
$9 - Education Groups of 12 or more
$12 - Individual Sales

Anne Shirley, a vivacious orphan with a wild imagination and a breathless fascination to find a place she can call home based on Lucy Maud Montgomery's beloved novels.

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Biscuit
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Education Series
An ArtsPower production
Thursday, June 1 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades K-3 - 60 minutes
$9 - Education Groups of 12 or more
$12 - Individual Sales

The frolicking little puppy named Biscuit who loves exploring, making new friends, and even stirring up some mischief.

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STATE OF NEW JERSEY CORE CURRICULUM CONTENT STANDARD KEY

LIFE = 21st Century Life and Careers
HLTH = Comprehensive Health and Physical Education
SCI = Science
SS = Social Studies
TECH = Technology
VPA = Visual and Performing Arts
WL = World Languages
MATH = Mathematics
LAL = Language Arts Literacy

ALGONQUIN ARTS PERFORMANCE COMPONENT KEY

MUS = Music Education
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.
  • Discounts cannot be combined.
  • Sign interpreter available upon request.
  • Study guides available for select performances.
  • 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
EMAIL: julie@algonquinarts.org
EDUCATION PHONE: (732) 528-9224

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1. All tickets purchased (including online, on the phone or in person) are subject to a $2 per ticket processing fee.
2. A group must purchase at least 12 tickets to a single performance to qualify for discounted pricing.
3. Discounted ticket offers cannot be combined.