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Swing! Swing! Swing!
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James Langton's New York All-Star Big Band in
Featuring Dan Levinson (clarinet), Molly Ryan (vocals) & Gimme Four (vocal quartet)
Sunday, May 1 • 3pm
Premium: SOLD OUT
Regular: $29 (Adults), $26 (Seniors), $20 (Students)
Sponsored By:
Raymond & Pamela Brunt
Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center

SWING, SWING, SWING! The Greatest Hits of the Big Band Era

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James Langton's New York All-Star Big Band features the cream of New York City's jazz musicians, faithfully re-creating the captivating sounds of the Swing Era, including the music played by Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Chick Webb, and other bands. Before moving from London to New York in 2002, British-born bandleader James Langton led the internationally acclaimed Pasadena Roof Orchestra and the Solid Senders Orchestra, and spent many years painstakingly assembling his now massive library of arrangements, many of which come from the archives of the original bands. Soloist Dan Levinson is New York's preeminent swing clarinetist and the one of foremost interpreters of Goodman and Shaw in the world. Vocalist/guitarist Molly Ryan brings her attractive, elegant vocal style to songs originally recorded by singers such as Peggy Lee, Helen Ward, Martha Tilton, and Helen Forrest. Gimme Four, one of the top vocal quartets in the country, join the band to replicate the four part harmonies as did the Modernaires with Glenn Miller and the Pied Pipers with Tommy Dorsey.

Runtime: 2 hours
Intermission: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
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An Algonquin Arts Theatre Production
May 13 - May 22 • Six Performances!
Premium: $36 (Adults), $33 (Seniors), $27 (Students)
Regular: $29 (Adults), $26 (Seniors), $20 (Students)
Groups of 12 or more: $25 (Adults/Seniors), $20 (Students) - Groups save $5 on weeknights!
Sponsored By:
C. Keith Henderson and Associates

and MONA & JOHN KIRK

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 2 hours
Intermission: Yes
Kid Friendly: Recommended for ages 10 & up

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Miss. Nelson is Missing
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an TheatreWorksUSA production
Thursday, May 26 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades 1 to 8 - 60 minutes
$9 - Education Groups of 12 or more
$12 - Individual Sales

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.

VPA - LAL - LIFE - HLTH - MUS

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By The Sea
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Father Alphonse Conducts
A Cecelia Foundation Benefit
Sunday, May 29 • 3pm
Premium: $51 (Adults), $48 (Seniors), $41 (Students)
Regular: $43 (Adults), $40 (Seniors), $33 (Students)
Groups of 12 or more: $35 (Adults/Seniors), $25 (Students)

Father Alphonse Stephenson conducts the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea in a sea-themed concert in a benefit for his Cecelia Foundation. 'By the Sea' will feature Washington, D.C., artist Stephan Silipigni's paintings of water scenes as part of the multi-media show. The Orchestra will play great arrangements of 'water music' such as 'Under the Sea,' 'Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay,' and 'By the Sleepy Lagoon' in addition to Handel's 'Water Music,' Strauss' 'Blue Danube' and Smetana's 'Moldau.' Select students will be chosen to play with the orchestra. This concert is a benefit for Father Alphonse's Cecelia Foundation, which gives scholarships and professional instruments to deserving music students throughout New Jersey.

Runtime: Approximately 2 hours
Intermission: Yes

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Tony Danza: Standards & Stories
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The Algonquin's Viva Las Vegas Gala
Thursday, June 9
VIP All-Access: $195
Show Tickets Starting at $65

VIVA LAS VEGAS! Television, movie and Broadway superstar Tony Danza brings his Vegas-style cabaret "Standards & Stories" to Algonquin Arts Theatre for our 2016 Annual Gala.

Three ticket levels offer various levels of access from a Gala Ticket that provides a cash-bar cocktail party & a seat for the show through a VIP All-Access experience that includes cocktails, dinner and an exclusive post-show reception with the star of the show.

The Gala is the single biggest fundraising day of the year for Algonquin Arts Theatre, and the event includes a Silent Auction, Live Auctions, raffles and much more. For information including an event schedule, ticket levels and how to sponsor the event, please visit algonquinarts.org/gala.

This year, Algonquin Arts Theatre recognizes Humanitarian Honoree Robert Allison, CPA, Community Service Honoree The Woman's Club of Brielle, Arts Education honoree Regina McAllen and 2016 Youth Award winner Tommy Fletcher. All funds raised support our mission to provide cultural enhancement and arts education to all audiences at the Jersey Shore.

Purchase Tickets with Dinner ($195)
Arrive at 5 p.m. for VIP cocktail hour. Premium seating will be assigned by Gala Committee.

Purchase Tickets (Starting at $65)
Arrive at 7 p.m. for cocktail hour and to check out our great silent auction items. Preferred & Regular Seating: Choose your seats or select Best Available. Curtain time for Tony Danza: Standard & Stories is 9 pm.

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Acting & Improvisation
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SESSION ONE: June 27-July 8
June 27 - July 8
Ages: 6 to 17
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuition: $300

All Classes meet Monday through Friday.
Class will not meet on Monday, July 4.

Learn the process of acting, improvisation, movement, vocal clarity, stage presence, character role-play and story development. Groups will be broken down by age and students will create their own original play to be presented on the last day of class.
No experience necessary.

Instructors: Tyler Cicardo, Dan Cooley, Megan Sambataro, Kerrianne Spellman
Movement: Lauren Blake

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AYE | Algonquin Youth Ensemble
For more information call Julie Nagy
732-528-9224
SESSION TWO: June 27-July 15
THE LITTLE MERMAID
June 27 - July 15
Acceptance through audition only!

All Classes meet Monday through Friday.
Class will not meet on Monday, July 4.

THE LITTLE MERMAID
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater, Book by Doug Wright.
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid.

AYE is an audition-only, comprehensive instructional, full immersion theatre education program. Transcending the typical theatre program, AYE members not only have the opportunity to study theatrical disciplines with experienced professionals, but then must apply what they've learned in a fully mounted main stage production. In addition to studying acting, singing and dancing, members work side-by-side with professional directors, designers, actors and musicians through a full rehearsal schedule and performance run of a major musical production. Open to students between the ages of 10-18, participants commit not only to daily/weekly classes, but also to all rehearsals and performances, often participating in production and administrative activities as well.

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Workshop | Group Vocal Lessons
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SESSION THREE: July 11-15
July 11 - July 15
Ages: 10 to 13
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tuition: $250

All Classes meet Monday through Friday.

Learn healthy ways to develop your instrument through the participation of a group vocal workshop. students will be introduced to vocal exercises that strengthen the voice, gain an understanding of how to shape tone and improve pitch. Students will practice ear training, strategies to create harmonies and build confidence as a young singer. Class will focus on the techniques of breathing, posture, good diction, phrasing and interpretation of song literature. This workshop will focus on popular songs in today's music culture.

Instructor: Michael Olender

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Workshop | Creating Superheroes and Villains
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July 11 - July 15
Ages: 7-10
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tuition: $250

Students will develop monologues and scenes for original superheroes and villains by viewing Pixar clips as models and creating a three-dimensional character. Students will tell stories with conflicts and characters using visuals, props, dialogue and will act out their work to visualize writerly decisions.

Instructor: Becky Cooley

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Workshop | Auditioning
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SESSION THREE: July 11-15
July 11 - July 15
Ages: 9-13
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuition: $250

Build a confident approach to auditioning. Focus on how to approach the audition room; the difference between a film and stage audition. Each day, the first half of class will focus on sharpening the actor's skills through the objective of a character, knowing yourself and learning to play to our strengths. The second half of class will be a mock audition to exercise the acting skills students learned at the beginning of the day. Throughout the workshop students will receive constructive feedback on how to continue to develop the skills for auditioning as an actor.

Instructor: Dan Cooley

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Algonquin Jazz Ensemble 2016
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732-528-9224
SESSION FOUR: July 11-17
July 11 - July 17 • Time: 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Grades: 8th to 12th
Tuition: $150

Audition: Tuesday, June 28, 2016, auditions scheduled from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
*Audition Application deadline, Monday, June 26, 2016

Rehearsals: Monday & Wednesdays - July 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th & 27th
Location: Algonquin Arts Theatre
Time: 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Instructors: Steve Bryant & Mike Montalto

The Algonquin Jazz Ensemble is an audition-only instrumental music study intensive, providing students with the opportunity to explore the vast and diverse world of jazz. The Algonquin Jazz Ensemble will select up to twenty-one 8th-12th grade students to join the ensemble, which includes intensive instruction through an affordable tuition based three-week Summer course. This program offers opportunity for student musicians to be exposed to all areas of Jazz repertoire, encourage the practice through the summer months and provide performance opportunity through an Algonquin Arts Theatre main stage performance.

Performance: Algonquin Arts Theatre | August 3, 2016 at 7pm
*Ticked performance through the Algonquin Arts Theatre Box Office, call 732.528.9211

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The Little Mermaid
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An Algonquin Arts Theatre Production
July 16 - July 31 • Nine Performances!
Premium: $36 (Adults), $33 (Seniors), $27 (Students)
Regular: $29 (Adults), $26 (Seniors), $20 (Students)
Groups of 12 or more: $25 (Adults/Seniors), $20 (Students)
Sponsored By:
Broadway Ray

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Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a story for the ages. This fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl," and "Part of Your World."

Princess Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above and bargains with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.

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Musical Theatre I
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SESSION FIVE: July 18-29
July 18 - July 29
Ages: 11 to 17
Time: 9am to 1pm
Tuition: $350

Learn the essentials of being a musical theatre performer through vocal, dance and acting techniques. Each group will learn scenes, songs and choreography from Broadway musicals. No experience necessary. Final presentation onstage on the last day of class.

Instructors: Sheryl Guerrero, Ian Moore, Michael Olender & Megan Sambataro.

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Musical Theatre II
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SESSION FIVE: July 18-29
July 18 - July 29
Ages: 11 to 17
Time: 9am to 1pm
Tuition: $350

All classes meet Monday through Friday.

Learn the essentials of being a musical theatre performer through vocal, dance and acting techniques. Each group will learn scenes, songs and choreography from Broadway musicals. No experience necessary. Final presentation onstage on the last day of class.

Instructors: Sheryl Guerrero, Ian Moore, Michael Olender & Megan Sambataro.

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Workshop | Character Study
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SESSION SIX: August 1-5
August 1 - August 5
Ages: 11-16
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuition: $250

All classes meet Monday through Friday.

What does it take for an actor to realistically bring a character to life? Through group exercises and long-form improvisation students will concentrate on what it means to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances. Long-form improvisational activities allow actors more time to develop believable characters and organic storylines.

Instructor: Dan Cooley

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Little Shop of Horrors
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An Algonquin Arts Theatre Production
August 12 - August 21 • Six Performances!
Premium: $36 (Adults), $33 (Seniors), $27 (Students)
Regular: $29 (Adults), $26 (Seniors), $20 (Students)
Groups of 12 or more: $25 (Adults/Seniors), $20 (Students)
Sponsored By:
Bouquets to Remember - A Little Shop in Manasquan

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A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

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Shore Dance 2016
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SESSION SEVEN: August 22-26
August 22 - August 26
Ages: 7 and 21
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuition: $295

All classes meet Monday through Friday.
Final presentation on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
A week-long residency with professional dancers.

This year Shore Dance will be a study and celebration of theatre dance with Broadway Dancer, Choreographer and Dance Educator John Vincent Leggio. John's classes begin with a strong technical warm up, incorporating traditional Jazz, Ballet, and Modern techniques. Dancers are conditioned and warmed-up before learning choreography. John's style of choreography is a fusion of classical to contemporary styles of Theatre Dance and Jazz, along with a mix of Hip Hop and Tap.

John is a choreographer and teacher for The Jazz & Contemporary Program at Joffrey Ballet School, Marymount Manhattan College and Broadway Dance Center in NYC. John's inspiring story of how he made it to Broadway is a life lesson he enjoys sharing with students.

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