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Algonquin Arts Theatre Wins Asbury Park Press 2023 Best of the Best Award for Live Theatre

originally published: 11/18/2023

Algonquin Arts Theatre Wins Asbury Park Press 2023 Best of the Best Award for Live Theatre

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(MANASQUAN, NJ) -- Algonquin Arts Theatre (Pamela Ward-Executive Director), a cultural gem nestled in the heart of Manasquan, has emerged triumphant as the recipient of the prestigious Asbury Park Press 2023 Best of the Best Award for Live Theater in Monmouth County. This accolade serves as a testament to the theatre's unwavering commitment to excellence in the performing arts and its dedication to enriching the cultural fabric of the community.

The Asbury Park Press Best of the Best Awards are highly coveted, celebrating businesses and organizations that consistently deliver outstanding service and leave an indelible mark on the community they serve. Algonquin Arts Theatre's recognition in the Live Theater category underscores its status as a premier destination for patrons seeking exceptional live performances.

Known for its captivating productions, innovative programming, world-class arts education initiatives and commitment to fostering artistic expression, Algonquin Arts Theatre has been a pillar of the local arts scene for years. This award is a reflection of the hard work and passion exhibited by the theatre's talented team, including actors, directors, musicians, crew, board and staff.

Algonquin Arts Theatre Wins Asbury Park Press 2023 Best of the Best Award for Live Theatre

Photo by Michael Franken

"We are thrilled and honored to receive the Asbury Park Press Best of the Best award for Live Theater," said Pamela Ward, Executive Director at Algonquin Arts Theatre. "This recognition is a testament to the dedication of our team and the continued support of our patrons. We believe in the transformative power of the arts, and this award motivates us to continue bringing exceptional live performances and arts education to our community."

Algonquin Arts Theatre has become synonymous with quality entertainment, offering a diverse range of productions that cater to a broad audience. From classic plays to contemporary musicals, from orchestra to jazz, the theatre has consistently raised the bar for cultural experiences in the region.

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As the curtain rises on this well-deserved achievement, Algonquin Arts Theatre invites the community to join in the celebration by attending one of the many offerings this season. The theatre looks forward to continuing its mission of providing enriching, inspiring, and unforgettable live performances for years to come.

Tickets may be purchased at, by calling 732-528-9211 or by visiting the Algonquin Arts Theatre box office Monday through Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm located at 60 Abe Voorhees Drive, Manasquan, New Jersey.

Algonquin Arts Theatre Wins Asbury Park Press 2023 Best of the Best Award for Live Theatre

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

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