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Marielle's Scholarship Fund Supports Performing Arts Students

January 4, 2011

Algonquin Arts Theatre and The Hoteck family are pleased to introduce a new webpage dedicated to Marielle's Scholarship Fund on the Algonquin Arts Theatre website. Marielle Hoteck was an avid fan of the performing arts and a longtime student and volunteer at the Theatre. This fund was created in her memory to benefit area students interested in attending the Performing Arts Academy.

The webpage features links to scholarship applications, various methods to donate to the fund, a list of donors and scholarship recipients, along with news and updates. Supporters and applicants will be able to learn more information about this scholarship program through this page, as well as watch a video montage created by Marielle's brother, Alex.

Algonquin Arts Theatre offers a wide range of after school performing arts classes led by teaching artists who inspire students to explore their talents as actors, singers, musicians and producers. Classes are offered every fall and spring in ten or twelve-week courses that attract approximately 250 students per session. The Theatre is offering twelve classes this spring, including the Algonquin Youth Ensemble that requires an audition for Algonquin Arts Theatre's production of Pride & Prejudice, as well as new classes such as TV & Film from A to Z, Algonquin Glee Singers, Latin Dance Crash Course & Teen Night, among others. Spring classes begin in February 2011. For more information on the Performing Arts Academy, visit

For more information regarding the scholarship fund, contact Brett Colby, Director of Development, at 732-528-4336 or e-mail [email protected].

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.