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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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SESSION ONE: Acting & Improvisation
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Summer Stage: A Performing Arts Camp
June 29 - July 10 • 9am-1pm
Ages: 6 to 17 - Tuition: $300

All Classes meet Monday through Friday.

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 performed on the last day of camp. No experience necessary.

Instructors: Dan Cooley, Megan Donovan, Joseph Nelsan, Kerrianna Spellman
Movement: Lauren Blake & Kelly Faxon

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SESSION TWO: HAIRSPRAY
For more information call Julie Nagy
732-528-9224
Summer Stage: A Performing Arts Camp
June 29 - July 17 • 2pm-5:30pm
Ages: 10 and up - Tuition: $450

All Classes meet Monday through Friday.
Class will not meet on Friday, July 3.

HAIRSPRAY, Music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman & Shaiman.
Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan.
Algonquin Youth Ensemble & Main Stage Performance
Acceptance through audition only!
Students must be able to attend all performances and mandatory rehearsals.
Email Julie at julie@algonquinarts.org for an audition and a full rehearsal schedule.

Experience the exciting profession of Musical Theatre through Algonquin Arts Theatre's production of Hairspray.

Director: Ian Moore & Co-Director: Julie Nagy

Audition: Tuesday, May 12 & Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Audition / Call-Back: Thursday, May 14, 2015

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SESSION THREE: Algonquin Jazz Ensemble 2015
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732-528-9224
Summer Stage: A Performing Arts Camp
July 7 - August 16

Audition: Tuesday, July 7, 2015, auditions scheduled from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
* Audition Application deadline, Monday, July 6, 2015

Rehearsals: Monday & Wednesdays - July 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 27th & 29th
Location: St. Denis School | 119 Virginia Avenue, Manasquan NJ 08736
Time: 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Grades: 8th to 12th
Tuition: $250

Led by Steve Bryant & Mike Montalto.

Led by Wall Intermediate School Band Director Steve Bryant and Bordentown Regional Band Director Mike Montalto, the Algonquin Jazz Ensemble will feature up to 21 musicians from 8th to 12th grade exemplified through the participation in the 2015 audition at Algonquin Arts Theatre. This is a unique 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 public summer performances.

Performances: August 13-16

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G. Love: Solo Acoustic
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Friday, July 10 • 8 p.m.
Reserved: $33

Please note Row AA is the front row for this event.

G. Love returns to Manasquan for on July 10. Appearing in a solo set, G. Love chills it down cold-beverages style for his fifth appearance at the Algonquin. The beer garden will be open at 7 p.m. and opener Kristy Lee goes on at 8 p.m.

Opening Act: Kristy Lee


Ages: All Ages, 21+ To Drink

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SESSION FOUR: Musical Theatre I
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Summer Stage: A Performing Arts Camp
July 13 - July 24 • 9am-1pm
Ages: 6-10 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 performance onstage on the last day of camp.

Instructors: Megan Donovan, Cheryl Guerrero, Michael Olender, Dora Santiago

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SESSION FOUR: Musical Theatre II
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Summer Stage: A Performing Arts Camp
July 13 - July 24 • 9am-1pm
Ages: 11-17 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 performance onstage on the last day of camp.

Instructors: Megan Donovan, Cheryl Guerrero, Michael Olender, Dora Santiago

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Hairspray
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Six Performances!
An Algonquin Arts Theatre Production
July 17 - July 26
Premium: $36 (Adults), $33 (Seniors), $27 (Students)
Regular: $29 (Adults), $26 (Seniors), $20 (Students)
Discounts for groups of 12 or more
Sponsored By:
Broadway Ray

The 1950's are out and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of 8 TONY Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.

It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire – to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do!

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SESSION FIVE: Audition Workshop: Musical Theatre
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Summer Stage: A Performing Arts Camp
July 27 - July 31 • 9am-1pm
Ages: 10 to 18 - Tuition: $250

All Classes meet Monday through Friday.

Build a confident approach to a musical theatre audition through the preparation of choosing material, understanding common terms and music vocabulary. Appropriately present yourself as a performer in an audition and call back. Understand the Director, choreographer and musical Directors role in the audition process.

  • How to approach the audition room
  • Preparing proper 16 and 32 bar cuts
  • Communication with accompanists: setting tempo, talking them through the piece in a quick but effective manner
  • Know yourself and what you are auditioning for
  • Choosing Material: Preparing proper song choices for the specific audition
  • Perform your audition piece(s) and receive constructive feedback through a mock audition
  • Callback preparation
  • Experience the other side of the table (how directors, music directors, choreographers think)

Led by Music Director Henco Espag

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SESSION FIVE: Storybook Workshop: Doorway to Your Imagination
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July 27 - July 31 • 9am-11am
Ages: 6-10 - Tuition: $165

All Classes meet Monday through Friday.

Discover role-playing and the world of make-believe by bringing an illustrated story to life! Author and Artist Janine L. Kimmel leads an imaginative five day workshop in which students will create an illustrated story and develop characters based on those illustrations. The workshop begins with students bringing the beautiful artwork of Kimmel's award-winning book, The Magic Gown, to life through improvisation and other theatre exercises. Students will then create illustrations for their own original story, and develop the story's characters by creating short scenes and skits using physical movement, gesture, sound and speech, and facial expressions.

Led by Author & Artist J.L Kimmel

* Author Janine L. Kimmel's, The Magic Gown now on sale at BookTowne, Manasquan NJ.

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Cabaret
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Seven Performances!
Produced by NJYT
July 31 - August 9
Premium: $36 (Adults), $33 (Seniors), $27 (Students)
Regular: $29 (Adults), $26 (Seniors), $20 (Students)
Discounts for groups of 12 or more

Set in 1931 Berlin, Cabaret primarily takes place amid the nightlife of the seedy Kit Kat Klub. Life there revolves around the 19-year-old English cabaret performer, Sally Bowles and her relationship with the young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw. Overseeing the action is the mysterious Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub. The club serves as a metaphor for ominous political developments in Germany as the Nazis are rising to power.

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SESSION SIX: Songwriting, Guitar & Vocal Studies
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Summer Stage: A Performing Arts Camp
August 3 - August 14 • 9am-12pm
Ages: 12-17 - Tuition: $300

All classes meet Monday through Friday.

*Guitar required to participate in this class. Guitar Package includes Acoustic guitar, picks and capo: $120 (in addition to tuition).

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

Instructor: Steve Bryant

Songwriting:
Exercise the techniques to writing and performing your own songs. No experience in songwriting necessary; however, students should have access to an instrument such as the guitar, piano (keyboard) or a digital device where techniques can be put to practice. Songwriters can look forward to having a completed song idea to add to their artistic portfolio.
Materials Required: Writing pad or journal, pencils and any type of digital recorder (Ex. voice memo app. in a smart phone or computer device.)

Guitar:
Learn to play a guitar from a chord based approach. Students will be using the guitar to practice the understanding of open chords, how they interact to create keys or tonal centers, basic blues progressions, chord progressions used in popular music and the use of a capo to "work around" songs in difficult keys. Students can look forward to improvised playing time and cooperative exercises. No experience is necessary.

Vocal Module:
Students will explore the art of singing through group and solo instruction. The students will be introduced to vocal exercises to strengthen the voice, gain an understanding of how to produce tone and improve pitch. Students will practice ear training, be given strategies to create harmonies, and blend their voices within a group. In addition, students will be instructed in live performance and stage presence so vital in producing an effective vocal performance.

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Dan Levinson and His Swing Wing
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Featuring Molly Ryan
Sunday, August 16 • 3pm
Premium: $36 (Adults), $33 (Seniors), $27 (Students)
Regular: $29 (Adults), $26 (Seniors), $20 (Students)
Discounts for groups of 12 or more

Small Group Swing of the 1930s!

Named after bandleader Paul Whiteman's "band within a band" during the 1930s, Dan Levinson and his Swing Wing bring together some of the finest musicians in the New York area. The repertoire of this seven-piece group includes the music made famous by such pre-eminent Swing Era small bands as Tommy Dorsey's Clambake Seven, Bob Crosby's Bobcats, the John Kirby Sextet, Bud Freeman's Summa Cum Laude Orchestra, and others, expertly blending written music with free-wheeling improvisation. Molly Ryan's lush, elegant voice adds a dash of spice to the ensemble, recalling the style of the legendary big band singers of the 1930s. Their debut CD, At the Codfish Ball, was released in 2009.

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

Visit the band’s website at danlevinson.com.

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SESSION SEVEN: ShoreDance 2015: KORESH DANCE COMPANY
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Summer Stage: A Performing Arts Camp
A week-long residency with professional dancers.
August 17 - August 21 • 9am-4pm
Ages: 7-21 - Tuition: $295

All classes meet Monday through Friday.

Final performance of ev•o•lu•tion 2015 on Saturday, August 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

This year ShoreDance will be a study and celebration of various styles of dance that are fused to make the Koresh Style. In addition to a daily warm-up, students will have technique classes in jazz, ballet, modern, hip hop and tap. The students will then rehearse and learn choreography by Ronen Koresh, Artistic Director, to learn to fuse all these styles into the Koresh brand of eloquent, explosive and emotionally charged dance.

ev•o•lu•tion 2015: Koresh Tour
An evening-length that begins with the clawing and clambering of passionate bodies under dim, prehistoric light. Dancers in open suit jackets grow firm and angular, developing social codes and civilized distance with their bouncing feet and angled elbows. In the end, Koresh's intense and intricate choreography demands whether human nature has changed, or whether our need for communication remains essential and powerful across time.

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Koresh Dance Company
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ev•o•lu•tion & Other Works
Saturday, August 22 • 7pm
Reserved: $23 (Adults), $20 (Seniors), $15 (Students)
Discounts for groups of 12 or more

ShoreDance 2015 culminates with Koresh Dance Company taking the stage to present ev•o•lu•tion and Other Works. In ev•o•lu•tion & other works, Koresh pairs the best of this earthy and rhythmic work with repertory favorites that embody the rich range of his company’s trademark passion and precision, from the masculine marches of his acclaimed Bolero to tender and eloquent duets.

Koresh’s ev•o•lu•tion & other works offers audiences the deep emotional charge of bold theatricality associated with Martha Graham, and a thoroughly captivating mix of worlds and styles. They will lose themselves in the constant flow of motion Koresh draws from the tradition of Luigi jazz, tap their feet to percussive folk rhythms, and leave astounded by the athletic strength and grace of the dancers’ balletic roots.

Runtime: Approximately 90 minutes
Intermission: No
Kid Friendly: Yes - Ages 7 & up

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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

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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Rising Stars
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Wednesday, November 11 • 10:00am & 12:00pm
All Ages - 60 minutes - FREE

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.

VPA - HLTH

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Newark Boys Choir
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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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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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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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* Page & Stage Series 2015-2016
Sponsored by PNC Foundation & The Horizon Foundation of NJ

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Are You My Mother?
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an ArtsPower production
Monday, March 14 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades K-3 - 60 minutes
$9 - Education Groups of 12 or more
$12 - Individual Sales

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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* Page & Stage Series 2015-2016
Sponsored by PNC Foundation & The Horizon Foundation of NJ

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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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* Page & Stage Series 2015-2016
Sponsored by PNC Foundation & The Horizon Foundation of NJ

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Page Turners Adventures: The Big Test Success
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a TheatreWorksUSA production
Thursday, April 14 • 10:00am & 11:45am
Grades 1 to 8 - 60 minutes
$9 - Education Groups of 12 or more
$12 - Individual Sales

Page Turner 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
$12 - Individual Sales

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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* Page & Stage Series 2015-2016
Sponsored by PNC Foundation & The Horizon Foundation of NJ

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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.

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