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Algonquin Arts Theatre
Performing Arts | Education | Film
A New Jersey Non-Profit Organization
Box Office: 732-528-9211
Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 12-6pm | Saturday 12-4pm
173 Main Street | Manasquan, New Jersey 08736
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A Tribute to John Denver
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Featuring Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon
Saturday, August 29 • 8pm
Premium: $43 (Adults), $40 (Seniors), $34 (Students)
Regular: $36 (Adults), $33 (Seniors), $27 (Students)
Discounts for groups of 12 or more

Sponsored by Peter A. Flihan, Jr., and Linda P. Hejduk

Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon have toured the country together delighting audiences with their talent, warmth and humor as well as John Denver's hits including "Country Roads," "Annie's Song," "Rocky Mountain High," and more. Although you may detect some similarities in voice and appearance, Collins brings amazing energy to the stage as an award-winning singer, songwriter and entertainer. Collins and Boulder Canyon are not an impersonation act, but seek to honor John Denver's legacy with fresh energy and musical integrity.

Collins and some of the original artists of Boulder Canyon originally met in Aspen, Colorado at the largest annual celebration of John Denver's life and music. Since that initial meeting, Collins and Boulder Canyon have gone on to tour from coast to coast to pay tribute to the music of John Denver. The fantastic talents of Boulder Canyon consist of Kevin Delmolino on bass, Paul Swanton on lead guitar, Mark Nelson on percussion, Alexander Mitchell on mandolin/fiddle, and Bill Powell on keyboards.

Runtime: Approximately 2 hours
Intermission: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes

Learn more: Visit bouldercanyonband.com.

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Howell PALTC's Seussical
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September 4 - September 6
Premium - All Seats: $25
Regular - Adults: $21 / Seniors: $18 / Students (through grade 12): $16

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A musical perfect for the whole family, Seussical is a based on a combination of Dr. Seuss's most famous books and beloved characters. This charming story teaches us the importance of believing in yourself and embracing uniqueness. Seussical is a production of Howell Police Athletic League Theater Company, a non-profit children's theater company, dedicated to the children of Howell and the surrounding communities.

Note: Premium Seating for this production is first five rows.

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Always... Patsy Cline
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Sally Struthers and Carter Calvert Star in
Created and originally directed by Ted Swindley - Based on a true story
October 2 - October 11 • Eight Performances!
Premium: $36 (Adults), $33 (Seniors), $27 (Students)
Regular: $29 (Adults), $26 (Seniors), $20 (Students)
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Emmy Award-winner Sally Struthers and Broadway's Carter Calvert return to star in an encore presentation of Always... Patsy Cline. More than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963, this musical play balances complete with down home country humor, sadness and reality. Based on a true story about Patsy Cline's relationship with Houston housewife Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and their pen pal correspondence until Cline's death provides much of the basis for the plot. Featuring a live band on stage playing many of Patsy's unforgettable hits including "Anytime," "Walkin' After Midnight," "She's Got You," "Sweet Dreams," and "Crazy."

Runtime: Approximately 2 hours
Intermission: Yes
Kid Friendly: Recommended for ages 9 and up

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The Billy Joel Songbook Starring Chris Pinnella
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Saturday, November 7 • 8pm
Premium: $41 (Adults), $38 (Seniors), $32 (Students)
Regular: $34 (Adults), $31 (Seniors), $25 (Students)
Groups of 12 or more: $25 (Adults/Seniors), $20 (Students)

Join critically acclaimed vocalist Chris Pinnella for an evening of Billy Joel! Backed by a 10-piece band and featuring special guest instrumentalists, Pinnella returns to Algonquin Arts Theatre to celebrate the Piano Man's biggest hits. A jam-packed set list includes: Scenes from an Italian Restaurant, Miami 2017, Big Shot, The Entertainer, You May Be Right, River of Dreams, Movin' Out, New York State of Mind, & more!

"Pinnella delivered with rock n' roll good looks & stunning vocals." - New England Music News

Runtime: Approximately 2 Hours
Intermission: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes

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Rising Stars
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Wednesday, November 11 • 10:00am & 12:00pm
All Ages - 60 minutes - FREE
Sponsored By:
Freed Foundation, The Provident Bank Foundation &
Two River Community Bank
The Provident Bank Foundation
Two River Community Bank

Back for its 17th year, Rising Stars is a program for classical musicians of high school ages. Finalists are chosen through a competitive auditioning process. Applicants must be classical musicians from New Jersey.

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Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical
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November 28 - December 6 • Six Performances!
Premium: $36 (Adults), $33 (Seniors), $27 (Students)
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Book, Music and Lyrics by MEREDITH WILLSON
Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture with story by Valentine Davies and screenplay by George Seaton

A holiday classic from the writer of the musical theater classic The Music Man! Based on the movie of the same name, Miracle On 34th Street features a book and score by none other than Meredith Wilson.

Single mother, Doris Walker, doesn't want her six-year old daughter Susan's head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbor Fred Gailey tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy's, where Doris works. Doris is not impressed. But, when it turns out Macy's Santa may in fact be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts.

Filled with humor, spectacle, and such beloved songs as "Pinecones and Hollyberries," "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas" and "My State, My Kansas," this joyous, heart-warming musical is pure family entertainment, wholesome without being cloying ... the perfect holiday treat!

Runtime: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Intermission: Yes
Kid Friendly: Recommended for ages 5 and up

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Newark Boys Chorus
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Wednesday, December 9 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades 2 and up - 60 minutes
$9 - Education Groups of 12 or more
$12 - Individual Sales

Join us for an hour long concert featuring the Newark Boys Chorus. Enjoy a medley of holiday favorites with Newark's "Musical Ambassadors," a Chorus that has been heard throughout the world with a diversified repertoire that includes traditional classical music, spirituals, folk music, and jazz.

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The Nutcracker
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American Repertory Ballet
December 12 - December 13 • Three Performances
Premium: $49 (Adults), $46 (Seniors), $40 (Students)
Regular: $39 (Adults), $36 (Seniors), $30 (Students)
Groups of 12 or more: $33 (Adults/Seniors), $25 (Students)

American Repertory Ballet brings the magic, beauty and fantasy of The Nutcracker back to our stage with Tchaikovsky's magnificent score, stunning sets, thrilling choreography, and a massive cast. Directed by Company Director Douglas Martin, ARB's professional company will be joined by students from Princeton Ballet School to tell the story of a young girl and how a mysterious gift brings about enchanted dreams and fantastical scenes. Whether it's your first time, an annual tradition, or an once-in-a-lifetime experience, ARB's Nutcracker is a perfect holiday treat for the entire family. At 52 years, ARB's production is the longest-running Nutcracker production in New Jersey, and one of the longest-running in the United States.

Runtime: Approximately 2 hours
Intermission: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes

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Christmas from the Emerald Isle
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Featuring McLean Avenue Band and Emerald Fire
Sunday, December 20 • 3pm
Premium: $46 (Adults), $43 (Seniors), $36 (Students)
Regular: $39 (Adults), $36 (Seniors), $29 (Students)
Groups of 12 or more: $33 (Adults/Seniors), $25 (Students)

Bask in the Irish Christmas spirit this holiday season! Padraig Allen's McLean Avenue Band and Joanna Barry Connolly's Emerald Fire dance return just in time for Christmas. This production fuses the best of traditional Irish music, dance and stories of the season, with magical footwork and an electrifying blend of original rock and bluegrass songs, such as "Christmas on McLean". The entire family will marvel at the "Story of the Wren," dancing fiddlers, and the choir of angels. Quickly becoming an Algonquin holiday tradition, this concert has sold out each of the last two years ... be sure to get your tickets early before you miss out!

Runtime: Approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes
Intermission: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes

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A Christmas Carol
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a TheatreWorksUSA production
Tuesday, December 22 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades 3 and up - 60 minutes
$9 - Education Groups of 12 or more
$12 - Individual Sales

Dickens' classical story comes to life in his touching musical performance, featuring original songs and fresh, comedic dialogue. After barking out a few too many "humbugs" on Christmas Eve, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge encounters three spirits who convince him to warm up to the holiday season.

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Desert Highway Band
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New Year's Eve
A Tribute to the Eagles
Thursday, December 31 • 6pm and 9pm
Premium: $63 (Includes Complimentary Glass of Champagne)
Reserved: $50
Groups of 12 or more: $55 (Premium), $45 (Regular)

The Algonquin’s New Year's Eve concerts have become the best way to close out the year, and this year Desert Highway Band rolls into Manasquan with A Tribute to the Eagles. Since its formation, the band has continued to captivate and entertain major audiences. They achieve this by performing a non-stop journey via numerous radio hits, top ten singles, and album favorites. Both musically and visually, they present the excitement of a live Eagles concert.

Desert Highway Band is a passionate group of six talented professionals of studio and concert tour veterans with major recording artists, who together recreate the inspired rich vocal harmonies and intricate guitar styles made famous by the legendary Eagles.

Running Time: Approximately 2 hours
Intermission: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes

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Laughter on the 23rd Floor
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Neil Simon's
An Algonquin Arts Theatre Production
January 16 - January 24 • Six Performances!
Premium: $36 (Adults), $33 (Seniors), $27 (Students)
Regular: $29 (Adults), $26 (Seniors), $20 (Students)
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Playwright Neil Simon got his first big break in the early 1950s as a staff writer on Sid Caesar's fabled television series Your Show of Shows, and this comedy takes a fictionalized look at the backstage chaos that went into producing one of the landmarks of television's golden age.

Max Prince is the star of The Max Prince Show, a popular comedy-variety series that is a major hit on the East Coast, but network executive insists that it's too sophisticated for the Midwest, and urges Prince to dumb down his act. Between the tensions of producing an hour of top-quality comedy each week and being pestered about his ratings, Prince is beginning to unravel. His last line of defense against both the network and the ratings are his writing staff, which spends its days coming up with business for the show while hurling humorous invective at each other and anyone else within earshot.

Keeping up a running commentary on the writing, fighting and wacky antics is Simon's alter ego Lucas Brickman.

Runtime: Approximately 2 hours
Intermission: Yes
Kid Friendly: Recommended for ages 18 and up (advisory for strong language)

Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Neil Simon) is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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Freedom Train
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a TheatreWorksUSA production
Tuesday, January 26 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades 3 and up - 60 minutes
$9 - Education Groups of 12 or more
$12 - Individual Sales

A thrilling story of Harriet Tubman, the Moses of her people. In this fascinating series of highly theatrical scenes, the show uses dance, dialogue, and music of the period. This is a story of self-sacrifice, dedication and survival, laced with warmth and a sense of humor that celebrates the human spirit - a universal story for all.

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*Note: References to historical language is presented.

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Henry & Mudge
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a TheatreWorksUSA production
Tuesday, February 16 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades K-3 - 60 minutes
$9 - Education Groups of 12 or more
$12 - Individual Sales

Adapting Cynthia Rylant's bestselling book series, comes this exciting musical about a boy named Henry and his dog Mudge. Henry discovers a great deal about both the joys and responsibilities of owning a dog, but the biggest lesson comes when Henry thinks Mudge loves his cousin Annie more than him.

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Sponsored by PNC Foundation & The Horizon Foundation of NJ

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A Moon for the Misbegotten
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Eugene O'Neill's
Produced by Walnut Street Theatre
February 26 - February 27 • Two Performances!
Premium: $36 (Adults), $33 (Seniors), $27 (Students)
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In this poetic play, two lost souls catch a glimmer of happiness together under a lovers' moon. But when dawn breaks, will their desire be strong enough to withstand a lifetime of regret and disappointment? Set at a Connecticut tenant farm in 1923, this great American classic follows Josie Hogan, a boisterous Irish woman with a quick tongue, a tarnished reputation and a tender heart; and Jim Tyrone, a tortured alcoholic haunted by past indiscretions. One of America's master storytellers at the height of his prowess, Pulitzer Prize-winner and Nobel laureate Eugene O'Neill creates a mythic tale of old sins and the redemptive power of love.

Runtime: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes
Intermission: Yes
Kid Friendly: Recommended for ages 13 & up.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream
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A Shakespeare LIVE! Production (of the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey)
Thursday, March 3 • 10:00am
Grades 4 and up - 75 minutes
$9.00 * Price for School Groups
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Experience the passion and magic in this captivating live adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s great comedies.

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10 Hairy Legs
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Friday, March 11 • 10:00am
Grades 6 and up - 70 minutes
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As a dance company comprised of all men, 10 Hairy Legs performs pieces by various choreographers. Their dances encourage meaningful dialogues about the male role in dance, gender roles in today's society, stereotypes, peer pressure, bullying, and just being different.

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Are You My Mother?
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Monday, March 14 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades K-3 - 60 minutes
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Neither Dog nor Cat nor Hen is Baby Bird's mother, but all three will become her family until she can find Mother Bird at last.

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Sponsored by PNC Foundation & The Horizon Foundation of NJ

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The King and I
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Rodgers & Hammerstein's
An Algonquin Arts Theatre Production
April 1 - April 10 • Eight Performances!
Premium: $36 (Adults), $33 (Seniors), $27 (Students)
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East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West, and he seeks Anna's assistance in changing his image, if not his ways. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story. Along with the dazzling score, the incomparable Jerome Robbins ballet, "The Small House of Uncle Thomas," is one of the all-time marvels of the musical stage.

Runtime: Approximately 2 hours, 45 minutes
Intermission: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes

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Chicken Dance
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an ArtsPower production
Tuesday, April 12 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades K-3 - 60 minutes
$9 - Education Groups of 12 or more
$12 - Individual Sales

Introducing a new musical that portrays the colorful story of Marge and Lola, two barnyard chickens on a mission to win the barnyard talent contest first prize of two tickets to see the great Elvis Poultry in concert! But first, they must present a performance that will score higher than a flock of very talented ducks who seem to have the contest locked up. Can Marge and Lola face their challengers, against all odds, and win the talent contest?

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Sponsored by PNC Foundation & The Horizon Foundation of NJ

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Page Turner's Adventures: The Big Test Success
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a TheatreWorksUSA production
Thursday, April 14 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades 1 and up - 60 minutes
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Page Turner's Adventures features Riley Roam as the "World Famous Storyologist," Page Turner, and former Ringling Bros. clown Kenny Mikey, as her slapstick sidekick. The BIG TEST SUCCESS presents practical, stress-busting techniques, test-taking strategies, and confidence boosting exercises that help kids reduce test-anxiety, develop positive attitudes, and feel prepared for exams that test common core standards. This side-splitting show motivates kids to do their best, then gives them the specific tools they need to succeed.

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The Little Red Hen
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a Theatre IV production
Tuesday, April 26 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades K-4 - 60 minutes
$9 - Education Groups of 12 or more
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The Little Red Hen is a well-known and beautiful story about friendship, helpfulness and perseverance. Have you ever worked hard on a project and found that no one would help you along the way - but when the project is a success, suddenly everyone wants to claim the credit, and enjoy the results? Welcome to the world of the Little Red Hen and her friends!

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Sponsored by PNC Foundation & The Horizon Foundation of NJ

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
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May 13 - May 22 • Six Performances!
Premium: $36 (Adults), $33 (Seniors), $27 (Students)
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Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn't everything.

Winner of the TONY and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words hoping to never hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

Runtime: Approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes
Intermission: No
Kid Friendly: Recommended for ages 10 & up

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Miss. Nelson is Missing
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Thursday, May 26 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades 1 to 8 - 60 minutes
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The students in Room 207 were the worst-behaved class in the whole school. Spitballs stuck to the ceiling; paper airplanes whizzing through the air - even though they had the sweetest teacher of all, Miss Nelson. When Miss Nelson unexpectedly does not come to school one day, the class gets the strictest substitute they have ever met: Miss Viola Swamp! The search is on for Miss Nelson. Hopefully the students of Room 207 will find her before its too late.

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