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New Jersey Residents Compete For The Title Of Shore Senior Idol On June 30

June 25, 2013

Fifth Annual Shore Senior Idol Competition Final at Algonquin Arts Theatre

Shore Senior Idol

Sunday, June 30, 3 p.m.

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

Regular: $16
Group: $14

* Regular tickets subject to $2 in fees. Group tickets not subject to fees.

Call 732-528-9211 or visit

MANASQUAN, N.J. (June 20, 2013) - Shore Repertory Theatre Company and The Algonquin Arts Theatre will present the Fifth Annual Shore Senior Idol at 3 p.m. on June 30 at Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan.

Modeled after the wildly successful FOX TV show American Idol, eighteen senior citizen finalists compete for the title of Shore Senior Idol 2013 - as well as $1,000 in prize money for the top three finishers - and will perform one vocal selection and will be judged by local performers from the entertainment industry.

Finalists this year include Marie Terranova, Marvin Schuman and Sal Benigno from Manchester, Lou Pasqua and Bill Gagliardi from Lakewood, Renee Tompkins from Wall, Joann Gordon from Brick, Horace Lacagnina from Manalapan, Carl Reich from Jackson, Carolyn Reach Schwing and Tom Mullin from Toms River, Dom Saltalmacchia from Neptune, Diane Beebe from Pennington, Kathleen Rosner from Bradley Beach, Ken Iovino from Waretown, Joanne Pappas from Barnegat, and Carole Sloan from Whiting. Ms. Senior New Jersey 2012 Carol Dugan from Ventnor is also a finalist.

In addition to the finalists performances , the audience will also be treated to a performance from the Algonquin Arts Theatre production of The Wizard of Oz.

Tickets for Shore Senior Idol are $16 or $14 for a group of 10 or more and can by ordered online at or by calling the box office at (732) 528-9211. Individual tickets are subject to a $2 per ticket processing fee.

Shore Senior Idol is a fun, motivational experience for today's active adults. Many participants have never performed before a live audience. Finalist were selected from three auditions held in late May and early June across Monmouth and Ocean counties. To be eligible, contestants must be at least 55 years old and cannot be professional performers/musicians.

This contest, now in its fifth year, is a ground breaking event for New Jersey, specifically the Jersey Shore. Similar contests have been held in Pennsylvania and Florida, however, the Shore Senior Idol Contest is the first and longest-running event in New Jersey.

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, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and remembering Marialana and her love for children and the arts.