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Lifelong Learning

Algonquin Arts Theatre Lifelong Learning offerings including lectures and, new for Fall 2019, a multi-week course. These offerings cover a wide variety of topics related to the art that we present at the theatre.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Table Read: The Matchmaker
1:00pm, $50 (Premium Members: $25 / Regular Members: $35)
Instructor(s): Nick D'Ambrosia

3-Part Class. Meets March 3, 10 & 17.

Come out and play in this 3-part class! We'll spend two weeks reviewing the principles of the story and direction of a theatrical production, including the role of the director in this process. The final week of this three-part class culminates in a Table Reading of Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker during which enrollees will read assigned roles.

*This class will require participants to read the script outside of class time. Cost of class includes bound copy of the script that each enrollee will keep.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Musical Theatre Composer: Frank Loesser
1:00pm, $15 (Discounts for Members & When You Book 3 or More Lectures)
Instructor(s): Mark Megill

Learn how a very good "business man", composer, lyricist and screenwriter composed musicals including Guys and Dolls and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.(Coming to Algonquin stage in March & April 2020)

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Music with the Maestro: La Traviata
1:00pm, $15 (Discounts for Members & When You Book 3 or More Lectures)
Instructor(s): Father Alphonse Stephenson

The conductor of the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea will discuss Verdi's masterpiece, La Traviata and everything that makes opera such a unique and moving art form ahead of the April 18 & 19 concert.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Choreography 101 to 105, 6, 7, 8
2:00pm, $15 (Discounts for Members & When You Book 3 or More Lectures)
Instructor(s): Jessica O'Brien

Note special 2 pm start time.

The choreographer of Algonquin's production of Hello, Dolly! covers some of the basics of how she choreographs a show, and then dives a little deeper talking about how Jerry Herman's music influences the choreography of a production.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Louis Armstrong's Great Duets
1:00pm, $15 (Discounts for Members & When You Book 3 or More Lectures)
Instructor(s): Ricky Riccardi

The most influential figure in jazz; Armstrong's innovations have been felt in jazz, rock, rhythm and blues, rap and much of the pop music of the last century. Riccardi convincingly proves that Armstrong enhanced his legacy as one of jazz's most influential figures.