Starting Here, Starting Now | Algonquin Arts Theatre
Starting Here, Starting Now
April 16 - April 18, 2021
A Musical Revue
From first kiss to painful breakup, romantic relationships come full circle in this intimate musical revue.
Friday, April 16
Saturday, April 17
2:00pm - Post-Show Talkback
Saturday, April 17
Sunday, April 18


Reserved: $36 (Adult), $33 (Senior), $25 (Student 4 & up)


... please take a moment to carefully review all of the policies below. We are working hard to provide the best experience possible to all patrons who wish to attend these events. Please expect that at a minimum masks will be required for ALL ATTENDEES and social distancing still required. Algonquin Arts Theatre reserves the right to amend policies at any time.


  • Online purchases are limited to single tickets or parties seated in groups of 2. A limit of 12 (6 blocks of 2) tickets are available per online order.
  • If you would like your party of 3 or more seated together, please call the Box Office at 732-528-9211 to place your order and we will configure seating for you. (please leave a message if no answer).


  • Patrons should not attend a performance and contact the Box Office to request a refund if:
    1) They feel ill in any way.
    2) Patron or a member of the household has tested positive for COVID-19 or is awaiting COVID-19 test results.
    3) They are under quarantine following COVID-19 exposure.
    4) They have traveled to a state on the NJ quarantine list in the last 14 days.


  • Patrons and staff must wear masks at all times.
  • Both outer lobby and inner lobby doors will open 30 minutes prior to showtime (no indoor waiting area is available).
  • Attendance is capped at 125 per show. Seating will be distributed throughout the entire theatre to maximize distance between patrons. Patrons are required to sit in their ticketed seats.
  • Performers will be at least 12 feet from the audience. Row A, center, is not available for purchase. Performers are not required to wear masks on stage.
  • All areas will be cleaned and sanitized prior to each performance.
  • Our HVAC system will run constantly to circulate and filter air. As the weather turns colder, this will make the theatre feel cooler. Please bring a sweater.
  • Lobby Restrooms will be restricted to a capacity of 3 people.
  • Patrons are required to distance (6 feet) while waiting online for entry, restrooms or at our concession stand.
  • Intermission: For shows that have intermission, please do not congregate in the lobby or aisles. Please stay at your seating area or take a quick walk outside. With a 125-person audience, restroom lines will move very quickly. Intermission will not be shorter than 10 minutes from lights up to lights down.


  • Our standard Ticket Policies remain in place, with the addition of the pandemic-specific policies noted below:
  • Our no refunds or exchanges policy remains in place, except:
    1) If a performances cannot take place as scheduled for pandemic-related reasons (government restriction, exposure, artist availability, etc), a refund will be available within 7 days of the original performance date.
    2) Patrons who cannot attend due to illness, a positive COVID-19 test, exposure to COVID-19 or quarantine rules can receive a refund if that refund is requested prior to the start of the performance (please email or leave a voicemail if we cannot answer the phone).
  • Will Call will operate in the theatre lobby. Will Call ticket holders should enter with their entire party via the single lobby door to check in on the day of the show.
  • No group rates are available for events that are capped at 250 or fewer attendees.
Event Information

Age Appropriate: Recommended for ages 13 & up. Mature themes. Children under age 4 are not admitted.
Estimated Running Time: 2 hours including 1 intermission.

Starting Here, Starting Now is a thrilling and touching musical revue using the songs of Richard Maltby, Jr., and David Shire (Big, Baby, Closer Than Ever). In only 24 songs, Starting Here, Starting Now offers a tender-tough inventory of love and the lonesome lack thereof.

Made for each other, the wry lyrics of Richard Maltby, Jr., combined with David Shire‘s buoyant music, forge a fast-moving, ingratiating look at how love can go right, wrong or nowhere. Using songs from their various early musicals (produced or otherwise), this bold, extroverted journey takes a winsome cast of three through the maze of modern relationships with its heart firmly on its sleeve. As with all of Maltby and Shire's work, each song is an impeccably crafted story – original, engaging, bursting with character and showcasing the versatility and charisma of its performer.

From tender ballads to hysterical husband-hunting laments, from wry comments on trendy marriages to ecstatic shouting-from-the-rooftop celebration, Starting Here, Starting Now has an appealing freshness that has made it a perennial favorite throughout the world.

Cast & Creative Team

Directed by GINA LUPI
Musical Direction by STEPHEN STROUSE

Cast To Be Announced

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