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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.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
How to Read a Film: The Cinematography of Psycho
1:00pm, $15 (Discounts for Members & When You Book 3 or More Lectures)
Instructor(s): Ray Dademo

Since its release in 1960, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho has been lauded as one of the seminal game-changers of American cinema. In this lecture, Prof. Ray Dademo will dissect a few key sequences, discussing Hitchcock's artistry and the film's lasting impact on the cinematic landscape.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
How to Read a Film: Shot by Shot of Citizen Kane
1:00pm, $15 (Discounts for Members & When You Book 3 or More Lectures)
Instructor(s): Ray Dademo

For nearly 80 years, Orson Welles' Citizen Kane has regularly topped polls and lists of cinema's very best -- but why? In this lecture, Ray Dademo will discuss Kane's innovative use of cinematic language, discussing the film's much-copied narrative structure and groundbreaking visual style shot by shot.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
The Role of the Director
1:00pm, $15 (Discounts for Members & When You Book 3 or More Lectures)
Instructor(s): Gina Lupi

Gina Lupi has directed some of the largest productions to take our stage including The King & I, Jesus Christ Superstar and A Christmas Story The Musical. Ahead of her next production, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, she will talk about the director's role in Algonquin and other theatre productions.

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.