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Manasquan Bank Presents Algonquin With Check For $25,000 To Sponsor 2015-2016 Broadway Series

October 25, 2015

Caption: Manasquan Bank President and CEO James S. Vaccaro presents Algonquin Arts Theatre's Artistic Director William Whitefield with at $25,000 check as the second payment in a four year, $100,000 commitment to the theatre. Pictured, from left, are: Mark Beriault, Manasquan Bank Executive Vice President; Ann Slavick, Manasquan Bank Vice President; Joe Higgins, Algonquin Arts Theatre Vice Chair; Whitefield; Vaccaro; Kathie Adams, Manasquan Bank Vice President; Raymond Brunt, Algonquin Arts Theatre Board Chair; Teresa Staub, Algonquin Arts Theatre Senior Director of Development.

MANASQUAN, N.J. (October 25, 2015) � Manasquan Bank presented Algonquin Arts Theatre with a $25,000 check this week to sponsor the Main Street theatre's 2015-16 Broadway Series. The Broadway Series began earlier this month with Emmy Award-Winner Sally Struthers and Broadway star Carter Calvert bringing down the house with a wildly entertaining production of "Always... Patsy Cline."

The Broadway Series presented by Manasquan Bank continues with productions of "Miracle on 34th Street the Musical" immediately following Thanksgiving, Neil Simon's "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" in January, Eugene O'Neill's "A Moon for the Misbegotten" in February and Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The King & I" in April. The series closes in May with a production of the witty Tony Award-winning musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee."

"Great neighbors make communities thrive, and we are thankful for the continued support of our neighbors here on Main Street," said Algonquin Arts Theatre Managing Director Pamela Ward. "Manasquan Bank's support of our Broadway Series and the theatre's programs across the board allow Algonquin Arts Theatre to continue to bring high quality performances and educational opportunities to Manasquan and the surrounding area."

The 2015-16 season marks the second year in a four year, $100,000 commitment from Manasquan Bank to sponsor the Broadway Series. The funds support the Broadway Series productions as well as the operation of the history 77-year old venue located in downtown Manasquan. Manasquan Bank is the original title sponsor for the theatre's marquee series.

Algonquin Arts Theatre (AAT) is a 501c(3) non-profit center for performing arts, providing cultural enrichment and arts education for residents and visitors of Central New Jersey and the Jersey Shore through high quality performances and programs in theatre, music, dance and film.

Located in Manasquan, N.J., AAT is an integral part of the Shore Region, offering broad access to arts experiences across multiple disciplines. Deeply committed to education, AAT serves students of all ages not only through art and music instruction, but also through the unique communal conversation that exists between audience member and performer. The theatre provides a platform for local and regional performers to showcase their work and offers audiences the opportunity to engage very directly and personally in the arts, fostering greater participation and providing an engaging means for exploring personal and societal issues through the world of the stage.

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. Funding is also provided by Manasquan Bank, the Paul F. Zito, M.D. Educational Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Freed Foundation, the PNC Foundation, the Horizon Foundation of New Jersey, the OceanFirst Foundation, the Investors Bank Foundation, the Provident Bank Foundation and the generosity of our patrons.

Manasquan Bank was founded in 1874 and has assets approaching $900 million. The bank is celebrating its 141st anniversary during 2015. In addition to the Wall Township administrative offices and branches, locations include Manasquan, Bay Head, Howell Township, Spring Lake Heights, Point Pleasant and Brick. They are proud supporters of several charities and organizations including the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties, the United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, and the Monmouth County Girl Scouts.