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Algonquin Arts Theatre�s Annual Gala will Honor Local Supporters and Feature a 1930s Jazz Club Vibe

April 27, 2010
Place: The Mill at Spring Lake Heights
Date & Time: Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm
Price: $125 per person
For Tickets Contact: 732-528-3803 or visit

Algonquin Arts Theatre is excited to announce the details of their annual 2010 gala: The Jazz Club: From the 1930s to today, using the arts to help communities thrive in challenging times. The formal event will be held at The Mill at Spring Lake Heights on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm, led by Master of Ceremonies Mel Hood.

This year�s honorees include Corporate Sponsor PNC, Arts Educator Lee Weisert, and Local Supporters Buren Gilpin and Christina Sanes. These honorees have been selected for their service and commitment to the arts and the local communities. Since 2008, PNC has served as the leading financial supporter of Algonquin Arts Theatre�s Page & Stage program for 3-5-year-old children in regional Head Start learning centers. Mr. Lee Weisert, music and theatre teacher of 38 years at Manasquan High School, co-founded Algonquin Arts Theatre's Rising Stars classical music competition for young adults. Algonquin Arts board members, Mr. Buren Gilpin and Ms. Christina Sanes, have worked feverishly to implement a solid strategic plan at the Theatre, as well as leading the efforts for the new Capital Campaign.

The evening will boast a 1930s jazz supper club theme to illuminate the need for the arts during difficult economic times throughout history. Cocktail hour will begin at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner and awards at 7:00 pm. The Poncho �D� Group and Pat Karwan will fill the ballroom with musical entertainment throughout the evening, and live and silent auctions will also take place. Some of this year�s prizes include: a tropical resort vacation plus a $1,000 American express gift card for trip expenses, two sets of Yankees ticket packages, and a weekend getaway for two to New York City which will include passes to the Museum of Arts & Design, dinner at The BB King Blues Club & Grill, and accommodations.

Tickets to Algonquin Arts Theatre�s 2010 annual gala are $125 per person and must be reserved in advance. 50/50 raffle tickets are also being pre-sold at the box office for $5 each; winner need not be present at the gala to win. For more information or to reserve your tickets, please contact Lisa Fardella, Director of Operations, at 732-528-3803 or email [email protected]. Box office hours are Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Algonquin Arts is located at 173 Main Street in downtown Manasquan, NJ.

Algonquin Arts Theatre was founded in 1992 as a nonprofit organization to provide cultural enrichment and educational enhancement of the highest quality for the residents of New Jersey�s central region. Algonquin Arts Theatre is handicap accessible. Assisted listening devices are available upon request. Please notify us in advance of your needs by contacting Lisa Fardella, Access Coordinator, at [email protected] or 732-528-3803. Programming of Algonquin Arts Theatre is made possible as a result of the continued philanthropic support of private citizens and organizations such as New Jersey State Council on the Arts, OceanFirst Foundation, PNC, The Community Foundation of Monmouth County, The Paul F. Zito, MD Foundation, Manasquan Savings Bank, Woman�s Club of Brielle, Janice Blanton & Jules Plangere III, Gary & Tamar Tolchin Foundation, as well as many generous individuals and local businesses.