Algonquin Arts Theatre

Lifelong Learning - FY23

Algonquin Arts Theatres Lifelong Learning lectures. These offerings cover a wide variety of topics related to the art that we present at the theatre.

  • 90-minute classroom lectures related to Algonquin's Main Stage Programming Series
  • Light refreshments will be provided
  • Classes will take place in the theatre
  • All classes conclude with a Q&A

Single Class: $15
Subscriber/Member: $10*
7 Classes Package: $60
*Subscribers/Members Please Call for Discount Rate. Discounts for Members & When You Book Three or More Lectures.

Reservation Recommended:
Call 732-528-9211 or
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Frank Sinatra - Part 1: The Capitol Years
January 25, 2023
Time: 1:00pm

Frank Sinatra is one of pop music's most abiding prodigies. Riccardi convincingly proves that Sinatra raised the art of romantic singing to a new height, treated each song as if it were the inevitable expression of a personal experience, and not separating the listener from the experience of a singular and compelling pop voice.

(Chris Pinnella 'Sinatra: The Main Event' coming to AAT on February 4, 2023)

Frank Sinatra - Part 2: The Reprise Years
February 8, 2023
Time: 1:00pm

The life, music and genius of Frank Sinatra continues. Riccardi returns to lecture on the unique American entertainer that has secured his place in history through the biographical details drawn from an eventful, legendary life.

A Long and Adventurous Life in Short Films
March 8, 2023
Time: 1:00pm

Lecture / Screening Delivered by Asbury Shorts USA Founder & Director Doug LeClaire

Doug LeClaire delivers a lively and informative lecture & screening detailing the world of independent short film production and exhibition. Explore a retro perspective of Doug's 38 years in production management, producing, directing through the lens of TV commercials, indie films and various film projects including Asbury Shorts USA.

(World Best Short Films coming to AAT on March 11, 2023)

The Role of the Director
March 29, 2023
Time: 1:00pm

Gina Lupi has directed some of the largest productions to take our stage including The King & I, Jesus Christ Superstar and RENT. Ahead of her next production, Kinky Boots, Music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, she will talk about the director's role in Algonquin and other theatre productions.

(Kinky Boots coming to Algonquin stage in March-April 2023)

Music with the Maestro - Two One-Act Operas: Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana
April 12, 2023
Time: 1:00pm

The conductor of the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea will discuss Cavalleria and Pagliacci, two stories and styles that complement each other to make opera such a unique and moving art form ahead of the April 15 & 16 concerts.

From the Conductor's Vantage Point
May 17, 2023
Time: 1:00pm

Take a front-row seat in joining the music director of Algonquin's production of Hello Dolly who will cover the basics of how he musically directs and conducts a show, inspired by the influential music and lyrics of Jerry Herman.

(Hello Dolly coming to Algonquin stage in May 2023)