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The Best of Broadway Bash
June 6
2024 Fundraising Bash

Join us for a spectacular evening of musical enchantment as Father Alphonse's Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea takes center stage at "The Best of Broadway Bash." From showstoppers to heartwarming ballads, experience the essence of Broadway like never before. This fundraiser promises not only an extraordinary musical journey but also an opportunity to contribute to the cultural vibrancy of our community. Your attendance directly supports Algonquin Arts Theatre, ensuring that the magic of live performances continues to thrive. The evening will honor Father Alphonse Stephenson (Conductor), Ann Marie Miller (Arts Advocate) and the Manasquan Chamber of Commerce. VIP tickets include a pre-show reception with an open bar and passed hors d'oeuvres.

Cats
July 13 - July 28
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot

Prepare for a purr-fectly mesmerizing performance of the world-renowned musical sensation - Cats! Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterpiece comes to life on stage with breathtaking choreography and dazzling costumes that have captivated audiences worldwide. Don't miss your chance to be part of this theatrical phenomenon. A 'Memory' that will linger long after the final curtain falls!

Winner! Seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score.

Spring Awakening
August 10 - August 18
Book & Lyrics by STEVEN SATER
Music by DUNCAN SHEIK
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind

Step into a world where the vibrancy of youth clashes with the oppressive constraints of society - Spring Awakening, the groundbreaking musical with a soul-stirring score by Duncan Sheik and a Tony Award-winning book by Steven Sater. The musical's fusion of rock and folk music perfectly complement the poignant narrative of love, rebellion, and self-discovery. FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY.

Winner! Eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score.

Jukebox Heroes: The Mahoney Bros.
August 24

"THE WORLD'S GREATEST MUSICAL IMPERSONATION SHOW!"

Neil Diamond * Willie Nelson * The Beach Boys * The Beatles * Billy Joel * Buddy Holly * The Eagles * The Bee Gees * The Everly Brothers * Rick Nelson * Jerry Lee Lewis * Roy Orbison * John Fogerty & Creedence Clearwater Revival * Garth Brooks * Jimmy Buffett * The Byrds * Buffalo Springfield * Crosby Stills Nash & Young * Steve Miller Band * & more!

Big Band Royalty
August 25
Swingin' with the King, the Count, the Duke and the Earl

Embark on a musical journey through the ages with the soul-stirring sounds of jazz royalty, including the iconic "Duke" Ellington, the velvety Nat "King" Cole, the swinging "Count" Basie, the innovative "Earl" Hines, and Benny Goodman, the "King" of Swing. James Langton's New York All Stars Big Band takes center stage to kick off Algonquin's 2024-2025 Jazz Series bringing these timeless melodies to life, delivering an authentic and electrifying performance.

Ronstadt Revue, featuring Gesenia
September 15

Back by popular demand, Ronstadt Revue covers every aspect of Linda Ronstadt's musical journey, spanning multiple genres from country, rock, to Mexican/Mariachi, cajun, jazz & the Great American Songbook standards. All of this is faithfully recreated in painstaking detail by Gesenia and her six-piece band of musicians. This show will sell out. Don't wait!

Boulder Canyon - Tribute to John Denver
September 21

This international John Denver Tribute with the show's captivating performance and stunning visuals of nature, Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon perform many of John Denver's famous hits such as "Rocky Mountain High," "Take Me Home," "Country Roads," "Annie's Song," "Sunshine," and many others in an unforgettable concert in tribute to one of the greatest artists of our time.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
October 11 - October 20
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Get ready for a musical extravaganza that will dazzle your senses and ignite your imagination. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a vibrant and joyous spectacle that brings the tale of Joseph and his brothers on their rollicking adventure, filled with laughter, love, and unexpected twists. Bring the entire family to witness this magnificent array of colors, music and pure theatrical magic!

Nominated for ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score.

Kenny & Dolly: Real Love Tribute Show
October 26

Don't miss Kenny & Dolly together again starring Wendy T and Marty Edwards. The show recreates the magic of Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, as these two seasoned artists deliver the incredible songs and the onstage playfulness of Kenny & Dolly's "Real Love" tour. This tribute act has it all... the songs, the mannerisms, the vocals and of course, the charm, and energy of Kenny & Dolly.

Good Stuff: A Tribute to Steely Dan
October 27

There is NO OTHER Steely Dan Tribute that comes as close to recreating the meticulous sound of Steely Dan musically and vocally as Good Stuff! Good Stuff performs the music of Steely Dan, with additional material from Sting, Stevie Wonder and Gino Vannelli, all in the same show. It's a perfect afternoon of top-notch entertainment.

The Great American Songbook
November 3

Embark on a musical odyssey with Father Alphonse's Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea at the Algonquin as they present "The Great American Songbook" to kick off the 2024-2025 Orchestra Series. Immerse yourself in the timeless allure of a cherished collection of enduring and influential American popular songs and jazz standards that have left an indelible mark on the country's musical landscape skillfully performed by this acclaimed orchestra under the guidance of Father Alphonse Stephenson.

Theatre Rock Live!
November 9

A tribute to rock musicals from the 1970's - present, Theatre Rock LIVE! brings the greatest hits of this genre to Algonquin Arts Theatre with seasoned Broadway professionals. Featuring songs from Jersey Boys, Dear Evan Hanson, Rent, Pippin, Jagged Little Pill, Hair, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Mean Girls, The Who's Tommy, Wicked and more.

Perfectly Frank
November 10
Frank Sinatra's Radio "Symphonette" of the 1950's

Step back in time to the golden era of jazz with "Perfectly Frank" - a mesmerizing performance that pays homage to the legendary Frank Sinatra's small band "Symphonette" with which he made iconic radio appearances in the 1950s and '60s. Join us for a night of nostalgia, sophistication, and the magic of Sinatra. James Langton hand picks some of the tri-state area's top musicians for this special event. "Perfectly Frank" is not just a concert; it's a journey into the heart of swing and the enduring legacy of one of music's greatest icons.

A Carole King Christmas
November 24

A Carole King Christmas is a celebration of the music and life of Carole King and her epic Christmas album. Award-winning lead singer and piano prodigy Michelle Foster brings a vibrant and nuanced sound to the material you know and love along with her six-piece band. Come out for a reminiscent evening of simpler times and holiday joy with the entire family.

Irving Berlin's White Christmas
December 7 - December 21
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by David Ives and Paul Blake
Based Upon the Paramount Pictures Film
Written For the Screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank
Original stage production directed by Walter Bobbie

Step into a winter wonderland of song, dance, and holiday cheer with the timeless classic, Irving Berlin's White Christmas. This heartwarming musical is ready to whisk you away on a nostalgic journey filled with dazzling performances, memorable tunes, and a touch of old-fashioned romance. Create lasting memories and traditions with loved ones as you revel in the magic of this beloved musical together.

Tusk: Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
December 31

Bring in the New Year at the Algonquin with Tusk, the number one tribute to Fleetwood Mac in the world, bar none. No fancy tricks, no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection with note-for-note renditions that no other Fleetwood Mac tribute on the touring scene today can come close to duplicating.

Father Alphonse's New Year 2025
January 5, 2025

Step into the magic of a musical journey as Father Alphonse's Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea presents "Father Alphonse's New Year 2025." Curated by the maestro himself, this annual performance is a celebration of the New Year like no other. Be captivated by the symphonic brilliance as the orchestra delivers a mesmerizing repertoire, weaving together timeless classics and contemporary gems to ring in 2025 in style. Cheers to a New Year filled with harmonious moments and joyous melodies!

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
January 18 - January 26, 2025
Based on the Comic Strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Rediscover the magic of childhood with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Sally and the rest of the gang. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown brings to life the timeless stories that have captured the hearts of audiences for generations. Charlie Brown's trials and triumphs, Lucy's unreliable wisdom, Sally's stubborn approach and Snoopy's imaginative adventures are sure to leave you with a smile on your face in this laugh-out-loud musical.

Chris Pinnella - The Tony Bennett Songbook
February 1, 2025

Join powerhouse vocalist Chris Pinnella for an afternoon of music honoring the legendary Tony Bennett. Expect to hear classic Tony hits like "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "Fly Me to the Moon," and so many more! Pinnella will be backed by a stellar group of musicians, so get your tickets early for this concert celebrating one of the greatest singers EVER!

The Diary of Anne Frank
February 15 - February 22, 2025
A Play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Based upon "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl"
Newly Adapted by Wendy Kesselman

Embark on a poignant journey through history with one of the most powerful and enduring stories of resilience, family, hope, and the human spirit. Anne Frank's eloquent and deeply moving words leap from the pages of her diary to the stage. The Diary of Anne Frank remains a relevant exploration of the impact of war, intolerance, and the importance of empathy, understanding, and the pursuit of a better world.

The Breakers: Tribute to Tom Petty
March 1, 2025

The country's premier Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers tribute band. This band was established to let the fans of the late great Tom Petty continue to enjoy the live experience. Unlike the vast amount of Tom Petty tributes who substitute visual mimicry for sound, the Breakers encompass the true unmistakable sound and execution of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.

Boogie Woogie Big Band
March 2, 2025
Shuffle, Boogie and Swing featuring Gimme Four

Get ready to swing and shuffle your way into a stimulating conclusion of the 2024-2025 Jazz Series with "Boogie Woogie Big Band" featuring the sensational James Langton and his dynamic New York All Stars. From the irresistible beats of boogie-woogie to the timeless allure of swing and the fabulous vocal harmony of Gimme Four, this performance is a celebration of the vibrant music that defined an era. Get ready to dance, groove, and immerse yourself for an afternoon of musical brilliance that will leave you wanting more.

Asbury Short Film Concert: World's Best Short Films
March 8, 2025

Asbury Shorts is New York City's longest-running exhibition of award-winning short films and producer Doug LeClaire brings the World's Best Short Films back to the Algonquin. Produced as a fast-paced event in a "Short Film Concert" format, the program features the best in comedy, drama and animation by combining classic shorts with new international festival winners.

Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot
March 9, 2025

Gather your friends together and experience a night of Gordon Lightfoot's classic tunes performed by singer/songwriter Tom DiMenna. The concert will be packed with nostalgia, storytelling, and fun music. DiMenna's impressive vocal range and guitar style have been perfected with decades of stage performances. Now is your chance to see what all the buzz is about. The legend lives on!

Footloose
March 28 - April 6, 2025
Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie
Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford
Music by Tom Snow
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman

Join us for the ultimate dance sensation - "Footloose!" This explosive musical, based on the beloved '80s film, is set to take your breath away with its infectious energy and a story that will have you cheering for freedom! With a chart-topping soundtrack featuring hits like "Footloose," "Let's Hear It for the Boy," and "Holding Out for a Hero," this high-energy production will have you tapping your feet and singing along.

An Afternoon at the Opera
April 27, 2025

Join us for "An Afternoon at the Opera" with Father Alphonse's Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea in the enchanting world of opera as the orchestra brings to life the genre's greatest moments. This astonishing performance showcases the talents of the area's top opera singers, creating a captivating blend of orchestral passion and vocal prowess. We invite you to a memorable afternoon filled with soaring melodies and enduring masterpieces to close our 2024-2025 Orchestra Series.

1776
May 9 - May 18, 2025
America's Prize-Winning Musical
Music and Lyrics by SHERMAN EDWARDS
Book by PETER STONE
Based on a concept by SHERMAN EDWARDS
Original Production Directed by PETER HUNT
Originally Produced on the Broadway Stage by STUART OSTROW

Witness the birth of a nation in 1776: a revolutionary musical experience! Join John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and other iconic figures as they draft the Declaration of Independence. This Tony Award-winning musical is a gripping portrayal of some of the most pivotal moments in American history. 1776 is not just a musical; it's a captivating journey that brings history to life with stirring melodies and a patriotic spirit.

Winner! Three Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Algonquin's Annual Fundraising Bash: Natural Wonder
June 7, 2025

Algonquin's Annual Fundraising Bash brings Natural Wonder to the Manasquan stage for the first time. Make no mistake: Natural Wonder is the Ultimate Stevie Wonder Experience, an epic endeavor that brings real musicianship, a dynamic stage show, and a deep, studious love of the Stevie Wonder legacy to audiences who know that good, authentic music is. This Stevie Wonder Tribute featuring Gabriel Bello aims to capture the essence of Stevie Wonder, one of the greatest entertainers of the past half century, by presenting decades of hit after hit with masterful execution to make audiences feel as if they are at a concert with the legend himself.