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Opening Concert of 2013-14 Orchestra Series to Salute Andrew Lloyd Webber

October 21, 2013

Father Alphonse Stephenson Conducts The Orchestra of St. Peter By the Sea Presenting "Broadway Knights" Highlighting Broadway's Royalty

Broadway Knights (Algonquin Arts Theatre Orchestra Series)

The Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea conducted by Father Alphonse Stephenson

Date & Time:
Sunday, October 27 - 3 p.m.

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

Premium - Sold Out
Regular - Adults: $42, Seniors: $40, Students: $30
Algonquin Arts Box Office: 732-528-9211 or
All tickets subject to $2 processing fee.

MANASQUAN, N.J. (Oct. 21, 2013) - Father Alphonse Stephenson and The Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea salute Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Tim Rice and other composers seated at musical theatre's round table in Broadway Knights on Sunday, October 27 at 3 p.m.

The concert will feature selections from Broadway hits including "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Evita," New York, New York," "Follies," "Phantom of the Opera," "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," "Sunset Boulevard" and more.

An all-star lineup of soloists will feature with the orchestra with many crowd favorites returning to the stage. Brielle's Chris Pinnella, the Algonquin Arts Theatre's William Whitefield and Julie Nagy, Ali Gleason, Eric Harper, Maria Zito-Kaufman and Carter Calvert.

The concert kicks off the 2013-14 edition of the Algonquin Arts Theatre's popular Orchestra Series sponsored by Novy & Associates. The series continues on January 5, 2014, with "Viennese New Year" and on April 26, 2013, with "Once Upon an Opera."

Seats are still available for October 27 online at or from the Algonquin Arts Theatre Box Office by calling 732-528-9211. Regular seating is available at $42, $40 and $30, respectively. All tickets are subject to $2 processing fee. Tickets are also on sale now for the final two concerts of the series.

Calvert, who stars in "Evita" at Algonquin Arts Theatre from November 8-17 will preview selections from "Evita" and also sing a selection from "Cats" in which she played the leading role of Grizabella in the national tour. Pinnella, a vocalist with of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, has previously appeared at the Algonquin in concert and in leading roles in both "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and "The 1940s Radio Hour." Gleason also appeared in "Joseph" and "Radio Hour" and has become one of the Algonquin's favorite leading ladies, starring Nancy in "Oliver!" and Lady of the Lake in "Spamalot."

Whitefield, the Executive Director at Algonquin Arts Theatre, last appeared in "Spamalot" while Julie Nagy, the theatres Education Director, last 'appeared as Glinda the Good Witch in "The Wizard of Oz." Harper and Zito-Kaufman return having appeared with The Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea on numerous occasions.

Ordained a Catholic priest by the Diocese of Paterson, N.J., Father Stephenson, a beloved maestro and founder the Festival of the Atlantic in Pt. Pleasant Beach, served as the music director and conductor of Michael Bennett's smash hit, "A Chorus Line," for more than 3,000 performances.

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 and remembering Marialana and her love for children and the arts.