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Algonquin Arts Theatre Brings Back Lifelong Learning Series

originally published: 08/22/2022

Algonquin Arts Theatre Brings Back Lifelong Learning Series

(MANASQUAN, NJ) -- Algonquin Arts Theatre has brought back its popular Lifelong Learning Series for the 2022-2023 season. Algonquin Arts Theatre’s Lifelong Learning lectures cover a wide variety of topics related to the art they present on stage. Each lecture is 90-minutes long and light refreshments are served. All classes will conclude with a question and answer period.

“We are thrilled to bring back our Lifelong Learning Program this season,” stated Julie Nagy, Director of Arts Education at Algonquin Arts Theatre. Highlights of the new Lifelong Learning schedule include lectures on Frank Sinatra, Man of La Mancha, Short Films, stage direction, music direction and ‘Music with the Maestro’ featuring Father Alphonse Stephenson.

Algonquin Arts Theatre Brings Back Lifelong Learning Series

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - Knight of La Mancha Takes the Stage at 1:00pm. $15 (Discounts for Members & When You Book 3 or More Lectures) Instructor: Gina Lupi. Join us on a ‘quest to follow that star’ and experience the musical story of the “mad” knight Don Quixote transpired to the Algonquin Arts Theatre stage with the Man of La Mancha Director Gina Lupi.(Man of La Mancha coming to Algonquin stage in October 2022) 

Algonquin Arts Theatre Brings Back Lifelong Learning Series

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - Frank Sinatra – Part 1: The Capitol Years at 1:00pm, $15 (Discounts for Members & When You Book 3 or More Lectures) Instructor: Ricky Riccardi. Frank Sinatra is one of pop music’s most abiding prodigies. Riccardi convincingly proves that Sinatra raised the art of romantic singing to a new height, treated each song as if it were the inevitable expression of a personal experience, and not separating the listener from the experience of a singular and compelling pop voice. (Chris Pinnella ‘Sinatra: The Main Event’ coming to AAT on February 4, 2023)

Algonquin Arts Theatre Brings Back Lifelong Learning Series

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - Frank Sinatra – Part 2: The Reprise Years at 1:00pm, $15 (Discounts for Members & When You Book 3 or More Lectures). Instructor: Ricky RiccardiThe life, music and genius of Frank Sinatra continues. Riccardi returns to lecture on the unique American entertainer that has secured his place in history through the biographical details drawn from an eventful, legendary life.



 
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Algonquin Arts Theatre Brings Back Lifelong Learning Series

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - A Long and Adventurous Life in Short Films at 1:00pm, $15 (Discounts for Members & When You Book 3 or More Lectures). Lecture / Screening delivered by Asbury Shorts USA Founder & Director Doug LeClaire. Doug LeClaire delivers a lively and informative lecture & screening detailing the world of independent short film production and exhibition. Explore a retro perspective of Doug’s 38-years in production management, producing, directing through the lens of TV commercials, Indie Films and various film projects including Asbury Shorts USA. (World Best Short Films coming to AAT on March 11, 2023)

Algonquin Arts Theatre Brings Back Lifelong Learning Series

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - The Role of the Director at 1:00pm, $15 (Discounts for Members & When You Book 3 or More Lectures). Instructor: Gina Lupi. Gina Lupi has directed some of the largest productions to take our stage including The King & IJesus Christ Superstar and RENT. Ahead of her next production, Kinky Boots Music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, she will talk about the director's role in Algonquin and other theatre productions. (Kinky Boots coming to Algonquin stage in March-April 2023)

Algonquin Arts Theatre Brings Back Lifelong Learning Series

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - Music with the Maestro. Two One-Act Operas: Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana at 1:00pm, $15 (Discounts for Members & When You Book 3 or More Lectures). Instructor: Father Alphonse Stephenson. The conductor of the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea will discuss Cavalleria and Pagliacci, two stories and styles that complement each other to make opera such a unique and moving art form ahead of the April 15 & 16 concert.

Algonquin Arts Theatre Brings Back Lifelong Learning Series

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - From the Conductors Vantage Point at 1:00pm, $15 (Discounts for Members & When You Book 3 or More Lectures). Instructor: Stephen Strouse. Take a front-row seat in joining the Music Director of Algonquin’s production of Hello Dolly who will cover the basics of how he musically directs and conducts a show, inspired by the influential music and lyrics of Jerry Herman. (Hello Dolly coming to Algonquin stage in May 2023)

Cost: Single Class: $15; Subscriber/ Member: $10*; Seven-class Package: $60.  Reservation Recommended:
Call 732.528.9221 or Book online at www.algonquinarts.org *Subscribers/ Members Please Call for Discount Rate

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.



 
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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, Sunnyside Manor, the Dodge Foundation, the Provident Bank Foundation and the generosity of other businesses and our patrons.


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