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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
Questions? E-Mail Us: boxoffice@algonquinarts.org
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Musical Theatre I
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SESSION FIVE: 2014 Summer Stage
July 21 - August 1
Ages: 6-10 / Time: 9am to 1pm / Cost: $350

All classes meet Monday through Friday.

Learn the essentials of being in a musical cast through vocal, dance and acting techniques. Each group will learn scenes, songs and choreography from the Broadway musical Mary Poppins. No experience necessary. Final performance onstage on the last day of camp.

Instructors: Sheryl Linfante, Ian Moore, Ruben Nagy, Michael Olender

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Musical Theatre II
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SESSION FIVE: 2014 Summer Stage
July 21 - August 1
Ages: 11-17 / Time: 9am to 1pm / Cost: $350

All classes meet Monday through Friday.

Learn the essentials of being in a musical cast through vocal, dance and acting techniques. Each group will learn scenes, songs and choreography from the Broadway musical Legally Blonde. No experience necessary. Final performance onstage on the last day of camp.

Instructors: Sheryl Linfante, Ian Moore, Ruben Nagy, Michael Olender

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Godspell
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Algonquin Youth Ensemble
August 1 - August 3
Premium: $25 (Adults), $23 (Seniors), $20 (Students)
Regular: $18 (Adults), $16 (Seniors), $13 (Students)
Discounts for groups of 10 or more

The Algonquin Youth Ensemble stars in its 2014 summer production of Godspell, a rock musical based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew with music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by John-Michael Tebelak. The production uses improvisation and contemporary themes to illustrate the parables, bringing these lessons to life through the grand tradition of story theater. Overflowing with energy, this classic comes with a message of tolerance, kindness and hope through popular songs such as "Day By Day," "Light of The World," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side".

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FREE Beach Concert Performance
Main Street Beach, Manasquan, NJ
Saturday, August 2 • 6pm
Free
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JAZZ PARTY at the Manasquan Elks Lodge
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Featuring the Algonquin Jazz Ensemble
Sunday, August 3 • 6pm
Regular: $20 / Student 17 & Under: $15
Join the Algonquin Jazz Ensemble on Sunday, Aug. 3, for a Jazz Party at the Manasquan Elks Lodge. Hors d'oeuvres are included with admission and drinks will be available at a cash bar. The AJE Big Band's set will include a variety of music from a century of big band music and they might just temp you to get out on the dance floor.
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Royal Preparatory
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SESSION SIX: 2014 Summer Stage
August 4 - August 8
Ages: 6-9 / Time: 9am to 1pm / Cost: $255

All Classes meet Monday through Friday.

Learn the songs and manners of Princes and Princesses. Stretch the imagination, creative dancing and develop body and vocal awareness through learned songs fit for a Prince or Princesses.

Instructors: Mike Olender & Alexis Pellegrino

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Actors Tool Box: Shakespeare
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SESSION SIX: 2014 Summer Stage
August 4 - August 8
Ages: 9 and Up / Time: 9am to 1pm / Cost: $250

All Classes meet Monday through Friday.

Acquire the tools to perform in depth script analysis, achieve deeper understanding of language and story and the ability to take greater risks when making physical and vocal choices in performance.

Instructors: Zachary Chrzan & Kevin Gilbert

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Lend Me A Tenor
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Ken Ludwig's Hysterical Farce
An Algonquin Arts Theatre Production
August 8 - August 17 • Six Performances!
Premium: $36 (Adults), $33 (Seniors), $27 (Students)
Regular: $29 (Adults), $26 (Seniors), $20 (Students)
Discounts for groups of 10 or more

Special Offer: Buy the same seat for Lend Me A Tenor and Oklahoma! for Two-Show Deal Savings!

The three-time Tony Award winning farce Lend Me A Tenor by Ken Ludwig was a sensation on Broadway (twice!), in London's West End and this summer hits the Jersey Shore. This madcap, screwball comedy leaves audiences teary-eyed with laughter. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he's dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli's Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo.

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Songwriting, Beginner Guitar & Vocal Studies
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SESSION SEVEN: 2014 Summer Stage
Afternoon session now available due to popular demand.
August 11 - August 15
Ages: 12 to 15 / Times: (morning session) 9am-12pm and (afternoon session) 1pm-3:30pm / Cost: $275 (* Includes Guitar Package)

All Classes meet Monday through Friday.

Inspire your unique "tune" as a beginner musician through a week study of songwriting, beginner guitar and voice. No prior experience necessary. Demystify the nature of songwriting and performing your own songs. Learn basic chords, note reading, music theory and rhythm in this collaborative music study. Student will conclude in a public performance.

Instructors: Steve Bryant & Jason Stanley

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Shore Dance 2014: Ready for Prime Time
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SESSION EIGHT: 2014 Summer Stage
August 18 - August 22
Ages: 7 and up / Time: 9am to 4pm / Cost: $295

All classes meet Monday through Friday. Final performance on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Algonquin Arts Theatre welcomes Starbound founder and director Sandra Coyte who has recruited top dancers and choreographers from prime time television and the world-wide stage for this year's week long Shore Dance intensive. Instructors' credits include shows like "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Glee" and the program will focus on getting participants "Ready for Prime Time" with training in floor barre, lyrical, Broadway jazz, hip hop and contemporary dance. Through the week, dancers and instructors will work together to choreograph a final public performance in which they will appear side by side on the stage.

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Ready For Prime Time
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Shore Dance
Friday, August 22 • 7pm
Premium: $25 (Adults), $23 (Seniors), $20 (Students)
Regular: $18 (Adults), $16 (Seniors), $13 (Students)
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This event is the final performance of our week-long summer dance intensive Shore Dance: Ready for Prime Time. Students will work throughout the week from dancers and choreographers from prime time television and the world-wide stage to create this final performance which will feature students featured alongside the professional dancers. Instructors' credits include shows like "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Glee" and the program will focus on getting participants "Ready for Prime Time" with training in floor barre, lyrical, Broadway jazz, hip hop and contemporary dance.

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Glory Crampton: From Broadway to Abbey Road
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Saturday, August 23 • 8pm
Premium: $41 (Adults), $38 (Seniors), $29 (Students)
Regular: $34 (Adults), $31 (Seniors), $22 (Students)
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Glory Crampton, who starred as Eliza Doolittle in Algonquin Arts Theatre's critically-acclaimed production of My Fair Lady returns in concert for one night only! From Broadway to Abbey Road takes you on a journey through the numerous musical theatre roles Crampton has played as well as recording her album "Unusual Way" at Abbey Road backed by the London National Symphony. The accomplished soprano sings two full sets of some of the best Broadway music off all-time from titles such as Porgy & Bess, West Side Story, Guys & Dolls and, of course, My Fair Lady. Glory adds her personal touch, engaging the audience in stories from the productions sprinkled in throughout an evening that you won't soon forget.

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Clarinet a la King: THE Tribute to Benny Goodman
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Sunday, August 24 • 3pm
Premium: $41 (Adults), $38 (Seniors), $29 (Students)
Regular: $34 (Adults), $31 (Seniors), $22 (Students)
Discounts for groups of 10 or more

The music of the Benny Goodman orchestra is truly timeless. These are the sounds that captivated an entire planet during the Swing Era, and it's as fresh today as it was 73 years ago. In-demand reed man and Goodman devotee Dan Levinson plays Goodman's parts backed by James Langton's New York All-Star Big Band and featuring vocalist Molly Ryan. This late-summer concert promises to be absolutely spectacular - an opportunity to hear musicians of this caliber play these great arrangements doesn't happen often!

The concert features classic arrangements of Fletcher Henderson, Jimmy Mundy, Edgar Sampson, Mel Powell, and Eddie Sauter, which helped bring the Benny Goodman Orchestra to the forefront of the Swing Era with such hits as "Don't Be That Way," "Stompin' at the Savoy," "Bugle Call Rag," "And the Angels Sing," "Why Don't You Do Right," "King Porter Stomp," and of course "Sing, Sing, Sing."

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Teen Night
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TEEN NIGHT: SUMMER 2014
2014 Summer Stage
August 29 - September 19
Ages: 10 and up Time: 7:00-9:00pm Cost: FREE!

Join us for a fun night of Improv
Where: Algonquin Arts Theater
When: Four Friday classes to conclude Summer 2014
August 29th
September 12th & 19th

The teaching artists will customize an improv class based on social issues that are appropriate to class. Students can explore any one of the following areas: character development, bullying, emotional violence, peer pressure, pros & cons of labels and making choices. We'll provide improv fun that creates a positive influence while enjoying good company and tasty snacks.

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Rising Stars
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Wednesday, November 12 • 10:00am & 12:00pm
All Ages - 60 minutes - FREE

Back for its 16th 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.

VPA - HLTH

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Newark Boys Choir
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Wednesday, December 10 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades 2 and up - 60 minutes - $9.00 * Price for School Groups
$12.00 for individual tickets or groups outside of an educational organization

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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A Charlie Browns Christmas
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By Charles M. Schulz
Thursday, December 18 • 10:00am
Grades K-6 - 60 minutes - $9.00

The classic animated television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation where Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the other Peanuts grapple with the real meaning of Christmas.

Enjoy music arrangements of "What Child Is This," "The Christmas Song" and "Christmas is Here" that reflect the spirit and mood of Schulz's work and introduce contemporary jazz to youngsters with grace, charm, and creativity. A Charlie Brown Christmas is a joyous and festive meditation for the holiday season.

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The Lightening Thief
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a TheatreWorksUSA production
Monday, January 26 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades 2 and up - 60 minutes - $9.00

Based on the popular book series by Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school... again. Mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. Join Percy on his quest in his mythological adventure of solving the riddle of the Oracle, avoiding betrayal of a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

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The Rainbow Fish
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an ArtsPower production
Wednesday, February 4 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades K-3 - 60 minutes - $9.00

Based on Marcus Pfister's bestselling children's book, Rainbow Fish is an enchanting musical about the importance of sharing. Rainbow Fish, the most beautiful fish in the sea, learns this valuable lesson when her friends ask for some of her silver scales.

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* Sponsored by PNC Foundation & The Horizon Foundation of NJ

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Rhapsody in Black
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Written and Performed by LeLand Gantt
Friday, February 20 • 10:00am
60 minutes - $9.00

Written and performed by LeLand Gantt and developed at NYC's Actors Studio by Estelle Parsons, Rhapsody in Black is a one man show that explores LeLand's personal journey to understand and eventually transcend racism in America. We follow his spellbinding life story -- from an underprivileged childhood in the ghettos of McKeesport, Pennsylvania to teenage experiments with crime and drugs to scholastic achievement and an acting career that land adult LeLand in situations where he is virtually the only African-American in the room. How he manages to cope with the various psychological effects of consistently being marked The Other is recounted in remarkable and exquisitely moving detail, guaranteed to leave lasting impressions. Multiple elements combine to give Rhapsody its super-powered emotional punch, many of them concentrated in the incredible persona of its star. Charming, self-deprecatingly funny, linguistically awesome, LeLand Gantt imbues every word that falls from his mouth with all the passion and poignancy of a preacher speaking the Gospel. This is partly because he's confronting heavy subjects, but mostly because he believes so firmly in his message that it's impossible for it to emerge any other way. In his own words; "Objective truth strikes a chord."

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SkippyJon Jones
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an TheatreWorksUSA production
Thursday, February 26 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades K-3 - 60 minutes - $9.00

Skippyjon Jones is a little kitten with big ears and even bigger dreams! Sometimes he pretends to be a bird, sometimes he pretends to be a llama, and sometimes he pretends to be a whale... Anything BUT a Siamese cat! This is an enchanting musical about unleashing your powerful imagination and following your dreams.

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* Sponsored by PNC Foundation & The Horizon Foundation of NJ

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Harriet Tubman & the Underground Railroad
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Friday, February 27 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades 4 and up - 60 minutes - $9.00

This stirring drama with music is a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of her people from the bonds of slavery. Her courage helped to change the world. Share Harriet Tubman's adventurous life, the joys, sorrows, and challenges faced by this brave woman, in this moving musical history message.

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* Note: References to historical language is presented.

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Miss. Nelson is Missing
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an TheatreWorksUSA production
Friday, March 6 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades 1 to 8 - 60 minutes - $9.00
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.
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Dog Loves Books
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an ArtsPower production
Thursday, March 19 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades K-3 - 60 minutes - $9.00

Dog loves books SO much that he decides to open up his own bookstore. Once the store opens for business, no customers come. Dog is alone in his store but he soon realizes that when he is surrounded by books, he is never alone. Celebrate the power of the imagination and the satisfaction that comes when you share books with others.

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* Sponsored by PNC Foundation & The Horizon Foundation of NJ

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My Heart in a Suitcase
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an ArtsPower production
Thursday, March 26 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades 4 and up - 60 minutes - $9.00

Anne Lehman and her family no longer feel safe in their Berlin home. In order to protect their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lehmann may have to say goodbye to her forever. Now Anne must struggle to bring meaning out of despair and learn to cling to love and hope even in a world that seems to be filled with hatred and violence. The story will touch the hearts and minds of old and young alike, inspiring audiences to read and learn more about the Holocaust.

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The Jungle Book
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a Theatre IV production
Wednesday, April 22 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades K-5 - 60 minutes - $9.00

Join young Mowgli as he learns the 'Laws' of the jungle in this time-honored adventure. With the help of friends like the black panther, Bagheera, and Baloo the lovable bear, Mowgli learns about friendship and survival. Discover as Mowgli faces his fear and foils his nemesis the tiger Shere Khan.

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* Sponsored by PNC Foundation & The Horizon Foundation of NJ

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