(MANASQUAN, NJ) -- The Algonquin’s 2021-2022 Broadway Series is on sale now, featuring five productions. Elf the Musical opened on November 21, 2021 and the remaining shows through December 12 are expected to sell out soon. Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Elf features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar (The Wedding Singer) and Chad Beguelin (Disney's Aladdin on Broadway), with a book by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).
Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.
Limited tickets for the shows remain, but are available for purchase online. Tickets range from $34-$42 for adults; $31-$39 for seniors; and $25-$33 for students aged 4 and older.
After the New Year, the series will continue with Biloxi Blues (January 22-30), Amadeus (February 26-March 6) and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (April 1-10) before closing with the Tony-winning musical Into The Woods (May 7-22). Subscription packages that include four or five shows are also available.
The theatre has also announced the theater’s two summer musicals, Mary Poppins and The Who’s Tommy. Tickets for summer of 2022 go on sale on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 10:00am ET.
Other performances now on sale include: Holiday Soul (December 15, 2021), Chris Pinnella: Christmas at the Algonquin (December 18, 2021), James Langton’s New York All-Star Band with Swingin’ in a Winter Wonderland (December 19, 2021), Classic Stones Live (New Year’s Eve), The Strings of Your Heart Go…Zing! Zing! Zing! (February 13, 2022), Asbury Shorts New York, Film Festival (March 12, 2022), Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks (March 20, 2022) and Father Alphonse Conducts Grand Opera (April 24, 2022).
Tickets are available for purchase online at www.algonquinarts.org or by phone. For custom group sizes and phone orders, the box office can be reached Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 10:00am to 3:00pm by calling 732-528-9211.
Algonquin Arts Theatre (AAT) is a 501c(3) non-profit center for performing arts, providing cultural enrichment and arts education for residents and visitors of Central New Jersey and the Jersey Shore through high quality performances and programs in theatre, music, dance and film.
Located in Manasquan, N.J., AAT is an integral part of the Shore region, offering broad access to arts experiences across multiple disciplines. Deeply committed to education, AAT serves students of all ages not only through art and music instruction, but also through the unique communal conversation that exists between audience member and performer. A journeyman house, AAT features the work of young and emerging artists, designers and directors working alongside seasoned professionals.
AAT provides a platform for local and regional performers to showcase their work and offers audiences the opportunity to engage very directly and personally in the arts, fostering greater participation and providing an engaging means for exploring personal and societal issues through the world of the stage.
Algonquin Arts Theatre's programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding is also provided by Hackensack Meridian Health, the PNC Foundation, Manasquan Bank, the OceanFirst Foundation, the Dodge Foundation, the Provident Bank Foundation and the generosity of other businesses and our patrons.
ALL PHOTOS BY MICHAEL FRANKEN. [FIRST] Eddie Itte (Buddy) and the Company of ELF [SECOND] Front and center: Eddie Itte (Buddy), Lindsey Monaco (Deb) and the Company of ELF [THIRD] JQ Hennesey (Jovie) and Eddie Itte (Buddy) [FOURTH] The Company of ELF