January 3, 2011
Contact David Applegate
(732) 528-3735 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Best-Selling Book Tuesdays with Morrie to Open as a Play at Algonquin Arts Theatre
Event: Tuesdays with Morrie, a professional play
Dates & Times:
Thursday, January 20-8pm (preview)
Friday, January 21-8pm
Saturday, January 22-8pm
Sunday, January 23-3pm (after show Q&A w/cast)
Thursday, January 27-10am & 2pm
Friday, January 28-10am
Saturday, January 29-8pm
Sunday, January 30-3pm
Event Location: Algonquin Arts Theatre
Ticket Prices: $25-$45
Algonquin Arts Box Office:
On January 20th through the 30th, Algonquin Arts Theatre will present nine performances of Tuesdays with Morrie, the live play with music, adapted from The New York Times best-selling book by author Mitch Albom. This professional performance produced by Algonquin Arts Theatre and directed by Robert Johanson features actors William Whitefield as Mitch and Jerry Hyman as Morrie.
Robert Johanson was the Artistic Director for Paper Mill Playhouse for many years, and there he directed The Wizard of Oz (which transferred to The Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City), as well as the world premieres of Sayonara, Mikado Inc., The Prisoner of Zenda, Comfortable Shoes, among many others. Some of actor Jerry Hyman's notable roles include Boardwalk Empire and the film The Life of Jesus. William Whitefield is a professional actor and the Executive Director at Algonquin Arts Theatre. He played the lead role of Giuseppe in The Gondoliers as well as feature roles in The Pirates of Penzance starring Hal Linden at New York's City Center, and was featured in PBS's The Presidents starring Rich Little.
Tuesdays with Morrie is an inspiring drama that chronicles the profound relationship of Mitch Albom and his college professor from nearly twenty years prior, Morrie Schwartz. This play features standards like “The Very Thought of You” and “All the Things You Are,” which highlight the theme of this story-a life is not measured by what you make, but by what you make of it. This production is suitable for ages twelve and older, and parents and grandparents are encouraged to bring their families.
Tuesdays with Morrie will appear on stage at AAT as follows: Thursday, January 20 at 8pm (preview), Friday, January 21 at 8pm, Saturday, January 22 at 8pm, Sunday, January 23 at 3pm (after show Q&A with the cast), Thursday, January 27 at 10 am & 2pm, Friday, January 28 at 10am, Saturday, January 29 at 8pm, and Sunday, January 30 at 3pm.
Tickets to see Tuesdays with Morrie are $45 for Golden Circle Seating (rows A-H), $40 for adults and seniors, and $30 for students, and preview prices for the January 20th at 8pm performance are $40 for Golden Circle Seating (rows A-H), $35 for adults and seniors, and $25 for students. Group rates and fundraising opportunities are also available for these performances. Tickets can be reserved by calling 732-528-9211, emailing email@example.com , or by visiting www.algonquinarts.org. Box office hours are Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Algonquin Arts Theatre is located at 173 Main Street in downtown Manasquan, NJ.
Algonquin Arts Theatre was founded in 1992 as a nonprofit organization to provide cultural enrichment and educational enhancement of the highest quality for the residents of New Jersey's central region. Algonquin Arts Theatre is handicap accessible. Assisted listening devices are available upon request. Please notify us in advance of your needs by contacting the box office. Programming of Algonquin Arts Theatre is made possible as a result of the continued philanthropic support of private citizens and organizations such as New Jersey State Council on the Arts, OceanFirst Foundation, PNC, Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Target, The Community Foundation of Monmouth County, The Paul F. Zito, MD Foundation, Manasquan Savings Bank, Woman's Club of Brielle, Janice Blanton, Jules Plangere III, as well as many generous individuals and local businesses. This season is sponsored in remembrance of Marialana and her love for children and the arts.