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Manasquan Comes Alive With 'The Sound Of Music' May 10-19

May 8, 2013

Shore Repertory Theatre Company's Production Takes the Algonquin Arts Theatre Stage for Two Weekends

"The Sound of Music"

Algonquin Arts Theatre

Dates & Times:,
Friday, May 10, 2013 • 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 11, 2013 • 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 • 3 p.m.
Friday, May 17, 2013 • 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 • 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 • 3 p.m.

Algonquin Arts Theatre
173 Main Street, Manasquan, N.J., 08736

Adults: $33 / 28
Seniors: $31 / 26
Students: $23 / 18
Group rates available for 10 or more. Individual tickets subject to $2 per ticket processing fee.

To Purchase or for Information:
732-528-9211 or

MANASQUAN, N.J. (May 6, 2013) - Algonquin Arts Theatre presents one of the most beloved musicals of all-time, "The Sound of Music," for two weekends spanning May 10 to 19.

A Tony Award Winner for Best Musical on Broadway, "The Sound of Music" later won an Academy Award for Best Picture in the silver screen classic starring Julie Andrews that is one of the best films of all time.

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein featuring the famous melodies of "Edelweiss," "My Favorite Things," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Do-Re-Mi," and the title song, "The Sound of Music."

Tickets are available online at, by calling 732-528-9211 or by stopping in to the box office (12-6 p.m. weekdays, 12-4 p.m. Saturdays) at 173 Main Street. Tickets start at $28 for adults, $26 for seniors and $18 for students. Limited quantities of premium seating are available for $5 more. All tickets are subject to $2 processing fees.

Brook 35 & West is sponsoring this Shore Repertory Theatre Company production, which features the Algonquin Youth Ensemble.

When Maria proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of the widowed Captain Georg von Trapp.

Her growing rapport with the von Trapp children, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. After their honeymoon, the family's narrow escape from the Nazis over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides a thrilling finale!

Lupi, a veteran of the stage who recently directed Shore Repertory's productions of "Gypsy" and "Man of La Mancha" at the Algonquin stars as Maria. Fresh off a three-month engagement in Wisconsin starring in "Footloose," Rutledge Varley stars opposite Lupi as Captain von Trapp.

Under the direction of Anthony Di Dia, the magnificent cast includes many familiar faces from recent blockbusters on the Algonquin stage. Nancy Bembridge ("Man of La Mancha") features as Mother Abbess, while Pati Shaffer (Mrs. Paroo in "The Music Man") and Lynne Truex (Mama Rose in "Gypsy") star as Sister Berthe and Sister Margaretta, respectively.

Bridget Hughes plays the role of the eldest child, Liesl, while the Algonquin Youth Ensemble's Leah Sandow and Tessa Payer understudy the role.

Members of the Algonquin Arts Theatre share the roles of the rest of von Trapp family children: Matt Moran and Jonathan Slovak (Fredrich); Danielle Burg and Rebecca Madiera (Louisa); Jake Walsh and Sean Gassaway (Kurt); Maeve Oldham and Julia Lupi (Brigitta); Nicole Curnan and Claire McGowan (Marta); and Ava Barlow and Elle Zarilla (Gretl).

The cast of more than 40 also includes Algonquin stage veterans Pat Thecker, Connor Sheridan, Ray Topoleski, Stan Marzalek, Olivia Hanewald, Marina Melillo, Jessica Madeira, Victoria Cancro, Fiona Sheridan, Emma Craven, Alexander Scoras and Paul Andrejack in featured and ensemble roles.

About Algonquin Arts Theatre:

Algonquin Arts Theatre (AAT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1992 with the mission to provide cultural enhancement and arts education to all audiences at the Jersey Shore through high-quality performances and programs in theatre, music, film and dance. The end goal is to foster appreciation of the arts and promote lifelong learning, particularly among underserved audiences including the economically disadvantaged, senior citizens and individuals with disabilities.

Algonquin Arts Theatre's programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; by funds from the Paul F. Zito, M.D. Educational Foundation, by Simon Kaufman, Esq. & Maria Zito-Kaufman, by the Dodge Foundation and remembering Marialana and her love for children and the arts.