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Mel Hood's Cabaret Series Brings Unique & Talented Musicians to Algonquin Arts Theatre

September 30, 2010
Singer/Songwriter Eryn Shewell will perform at Algonquin Arts Theatre on Saturday, October 9th at 8pm, as part of Mel Hood�s Cabaret Series.
Event Location: Algonquin Arts Theatre
Prices: $30 (includes onstage seating & 2 drink vouchers)
Algonquin Arts Box Office: 732-528-9211 or visit

A new style of music performance is underway at Algonquin Arts Theatre- Mel Hood�s Cabaret Series. A legendary performer in his own right, Mel Hood, former owner of Jason�s Jazz Club in Belmar, is hosting this new series. Seating is on stage with the artists for all the cabaret events. Audience members will enjoy an up-close and personal experience with each performer through music and stories.

The next performance will be jazz and blues vocalist Eryn Shewell accompanied by Pat Ruh on Saturday, October 9th at 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm). Ms. Shewell has performed at many locations including The Stone Pony, The Saint, The Cutting Room, Bluebird Caf�, Caf� Coco, Six Flags theme parks, as well as popular clubs throughout New Jersey, New York City, New Orleans and Nashville.

Other upcoming Cabaret performances this season include:

Jennifer Jordan & Mike Barris
Classic Blues of the 1920�s & 30�s
Saturday, November 13 � 8pm

Mel Hood�s Christmas Cabaret
Saturday, December 11 � 8pm

Vocalist Joy Hermalyn, as seen on Broadway
Saturday, January 8 � 8 pm

Vocalist Brett Colby
My Funny Valentine, an evening of humor &
songs featuring Al Califano, co-winner of Gong-A-Thon 2010
Saturday, February 12 � 8pm

JAZZ Singer Fredi Walker-Browne
Saturday, April 2 � 8pm

Vocalist Diana McCorry & Composer Tim McCorry
Originals & Standards
Saturday, May 7 � 8pm

Mel Hood�s World War II Salute
Saturday, June 4 � 8pm

To see the full-lineup of concerts, visit Tickets to all Cabaret performances are $30 and include onstage seating and two drink vouchers. Tickets can be reserved by calling 732-528-9211, emailing [email protected], or by visiting Box office hours are Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Algonquin Arts Theatre 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 the box office. 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, Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Target, 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, as well as many generous individuals and local businesses. This season is sponsored in remembrance of Marialana and her love for children and the arts.