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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Performing Arts Academy
Welcome to the Spring Session of the 2013-2014 Performing Arts Academy. We are offering 10 classes this Spring, including our Algonquin Youth Ensemble that requires an audition for the main stage production, 13!: The Musical. Our Theatre is proud of the growth of our academy; thrilled to announce that we have brought back our Performing Arts Workshop for students with special needs while continuing to offer more opportunity for focus in film, acting, singing, dance, comedy, technical theatre, auditioning and special interning project studies.
Our goal is the same for each class - to provide a safe environment for students to explore their artistic abilities through performing arts and to have an opportunity to be creative!
Algonquin Glee Singers
Classes begin February 3, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
(2/3, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/28 and 5/5)
Ages 9 and up Cost: $300.00 (10 weeks)
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
Creative Dramatics
Classes begin February 4, 2014 from 4:00-5:15pm
(2/4, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/29 and 5/6)
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: Julie Nagy
Acting For Young Actors
Classes begin February 4, 2014 from 5:15-7:00pm
(2/4, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/29 and 5/6)
Ages: 9-13 Cost: $285.00 (10 weeks)
Young actors will strengthen their skills through improvisation, movement, voice, character, and story creation. Final performance of a scripted play onstage.
Instructor: Ruben Nagy
Credits: Fall 2013 TV & Film from A to Z final project.
TV & Film from A to Z
Classes begin February 5, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
(2/5, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/30 and 5/7)
Ages 9 and up Cost: $300.00 (10 weeks)
Focus on the techniques of acting on camera and learn the craft of making a film from a story idea. Aspiring actors and film makers welcome. Final performance will be a film viewing of students work on the big screen.
Instructors: Dan Cooley & Pen
For Students with Special Needs
Please contact Julie Nagy directly for information and to receive an application
or click here for details and to download an application.
732-528-9224 or email
Algonquin Youth Ensemble
Time: 4:00-7:00pm (Wednesdays) / 10:00am-1:00pm (Saturdays)
Classes begin February 5, 2014
(Wed. Rehearsals: 2/5, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 and 4/30)
(Sat. Rehearsals: 2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12 and 5/3)
(Tech Week: 5/5, 5/6, 5/7, 5/8 Time: 6pm Call)
Ages 8 and up Cost: $365.00
Audition Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
(Starting at 4:00pm Students will be scheduled an audition time)
Must call Julie to sign up for audition: 732.528.9224
Experience the exciting profession of musical theatre through the main stage production of 13!: The Musical.
All students must be available for classroom rehearsals and all tech/performance dates.
Performance Dates: Friday, May 9th at 10:00am (Education Performance), Friday, May 9th at 7:00pm and Saturday, May 10th at 7:00pm
Director: Ian Moore
Musical Director: Stephen Strouse
Chorographer: Christina Rak Samson
*** Saturday, March 8, 2014 AYE students will participate in a scene study and audition workshop with an American playwright through the Walnut Street Theatre during classroom hours. Following the workshop students will be encouraged to see Walnut Street Theatre production of Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry at 2:00 p.m., that same afternoon, at the Algonquin Arts Theatre.
Musical Theatre
Classes begin February 6, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
(2/6, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 5/1 and 5/8)
Ages 6 and Up Cost: $300.00 (10 weeks)
* Throughout the semester students will be divided into age groups.
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 and Howard Whitmore
Stand-Up Comedy
Classes begin February 6, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
(2/6, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 5/1 and 5/8)
Ages 10 and Up Cost: $285.00 (10 weeks)
Exercise a form of self-expression through your own thoughts, experiences and observations about life and blend them with a unique sense of humor to produce stand-up comedy. Class will conclude with a live comedy club themed performance.
Instructor: Ian Moore
Teen Night
Join us for a fun night of Improv
Where: Algonquin Arts Theater (Dance Studio)
When: Six Friday classes within the Spring 2014 semester
January 17th, 31st
February 21st, 28th
March 14th
April 11th
Ages 10 and up Time: 7:00-9:00pm Cost: FREE!
The teaching artist 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.
Instructor: Ruben Nagy
TEEN NIGHT is generously supported by ArtHelps.
Videographer Credit: Pen
Musical Theatre Dance Intensive
Classes begin February 8, 2014 from 8:45-10:10am
(2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12 and 5/3)
Adult and Teens (12 and up) Cost: $280.00 (10 weeks)
Sharpen your focus on the basic dance techniques of Musical Theatre. Exercise how too properly warm-up, spot turn, jump, leap, basic combinations and cool-down. Incorporated in the class will be core strengthen, flexibility and basic partnering.
Instructor: Kathleen Pearlberg
Registration & Payment Policy

Please contact:
Julie Nagy, Director of Arts Education
call (732) 528-9224 to register
or email
NEW! Register online at

Payment is due in full at time of reservation.

All reservations are final after the first day of class. No credits or refunds after
after February 10, 2014.

Interested in a scholarship to cover tuition?
Contact Julie on how to apply.

10% off multiple classes & siblings.
Discounts cannot be combined with any other offers.

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