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Jersey Shore the Multimedia Musical at Algonquin Arts Theatre Features Local Residents

March 23, 2011

Event: Jersey Shore! The Multimedia Musical Adventure
Date: April 9, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Event Location: Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan, NJ
Ticket Prices: $20-$25
Algonquin Arts Box Office:
732-528-9211

Manasquan, NJ - Algonquin Arts Theatre announces a break-through in live entertainment with Jersey Shore! A Multimedia Musical Adventure, which will premiere on the Algonquin stage on April 9, 2011 at 7:30 pm. Following this event, ticketholders will have a unique opportunity to enjoy a free chocolate-tasting reception.

Audiences will experience the Jersey Shore in a new and unique fashion—through the eyes of a groundbreaking, modern musical group called Squonk Opera. They visited the Jersey Shore for one week and interviewed local residents here to learn more about the area. Throughout the process, historical photos and video footage were collected for use in the final production. This imaginative group has created an original production exclusively for the residents of the Jersey Shore based on their discoveries and interpretations.

Local NJ residents that were interviewed for this production include: Brian Devro, owner of Max Devros Restaurant; Jillian Moran a 3rd grader from the Antrim School in Point Pleasant Beach; Jack MacFarlane, a 4th grader at Sea Girt Elementary School; Jamyn Panepinto of the Spring Lake School of Dance; Dorian Parreott of Asbury Park; Aimee Hawes Ferguson, a lifetime resident of Sea Girt and Brielle; George Dempsey, the Mayor of Manasquan; Carl Mertens of Mertens Jewelers; Bobby Duerr of O2 Marketing; Ryan Pace, a local surfer from Sea Girt; Carl Danish, a Special Education teacher in Jackson and resident of Manasquan; Henry Schwier of Schwier Realty; Dominick Bossone of Squan Tavern; ShiQuell Scurry of Asbury Park, Jess Spataro, a student of Manasquan High School; Gretchen Steiger of Manasquan, Bridget Mastrorilli, an eighth grade student at H.W. Mountz School in Spring Lake; Ashlynn Hayes of Manasquan; and Meghan Kalten Bach, among others.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime musical production will highlight the history, fun, hilarity, and beauty of the place we call home and includes original music, photos, video footage, and a mix of live dance performances by local troupes. This production is appropriate for all ages. The free chocolate-tasting reception after the performance will feature chocolaty delights for ticketholders to enjoy.

Tickets to see this production are $25 for adults & seniors and $20 for students. Group rates and fundraising opportunities are also available for these performances. Tickets can be reserved by calling 732-528-9211, emailing [email protected], or by visiting www.algonquinarts.org. Box office hours are Monday-Friday from 12 to 6 pm and Saturday from 12 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.