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originally published: 22/08/2022

(MANASQUAN, NJ) — Algonquin Arts Theater 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 lasts 90 minutes and light refreshments are served. All classes will end with a question and answer period.

“We are thrilled to bring back our lifelong learning program this season,” stated Julie Nagy, Algonquin Arts Theatre’s Director of Arts Education. Highlights of the new lifelong learning program include lectures on Frank Sinatra, Man of La ManchaShort films, stage direction, music direction and ‘Music with the Master’ with father Alphonse Stephenson.

The Algonquin Arts Theater brings back the lifelong learning series

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 – The Knight of the English Channel takes the stage at 1:00 p.m. $15 (Discounts for members and when you book 3 or more conferences) Instructor: Gina Lupi. Join us on a “mission to follow this star” and experience the musical story of the “mad” knight Don Quixote transcended on the stage of the Algonquin Arts Theater with the Man of La Mancha Director Gina Lupi.Man of La Mancha comes to the Algonquin Stage in October 2022)

The Algonquin Arts Theater brings back the lifelong learning series

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 – Frank Sinatra – Part 1: The Capitol Years at 1:00 p.m.15 dollars (Discounts for members and when you book 3 or more conferences) Instructor: Ricky Riccardi. Frank Sinatra is one of pop music’s most enduring prodigies. Riccardi convincingly demonstrates that Sinatra elevated the art of romantic singing to a new height, treating each song as the inevitable expression of personal experience and not separating the listener from the experience of a pop voice unique and compelling. (Chris Pinnella’s ‘Sinatra: The Main Event’ is coming to AAT on February 4, 2023)

The Algonquin Arts Theater brings back the lifelong learning series

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 – Frank Sinatra – Part 2: The Reprise Years at 1:00 p.m., $15 (discounts for members and when you book 3 or more lectures). Instructor: Ricky Riccardi. The life, music and genius of Frank Sinatra continues. Riccardi returns to lecture on the one American artist who has secured his place in history through biographical details drawn from a legendary and eventful life.

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The Algonquin Arts Theater brings back the lifelong learning series

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 – A Long and Adventurous Life in Short Films at 1:00 p.m.15 dollars (Discounts for members and when you book 3 or more conferences). Conference / Projection by the founder and director of Asbury Shorts USA Doug LeClaire. Doug LeClaire delivers a lively and informative lecture and screening detailing the world of independent short film production and screening. Explore a retro perspective of Doug’s 38 years in production management, production and direction through the lens of television commercials, independent films and various film projects, including Asbury Shorts USA. (World’s Best Short Films coming to AAT on 11 March 2023)

The Algonquin Arts Theater brings back the lifelong learning series

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 – The role of the director at 1:00 p.m.15 dollars (Discounts for members and when you book 3 or more conferences). Instructor: Gina Lupi. Gina Lupi has directed some of the biggest productions to grace our stage, including The King and I, Jesus Christ Superstar i RENT. Before its next production, Kinky Boots Music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, will discuss the director’s role in Algonquin and other theater productions. (Kinky Boots coming to the Algonquin stage between March and April 2023)

The Algonquin Arts Theater brings back the lifelong learning series

Wednesday April 12, 2023 – Music with the Master. Two operas in one act: Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana at 1:00 p.m15 dollars (Discounts for members and when you book 3 or more conferences). 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, before the April 15-16 concert.

The Algonquin Arts Theater brings back the lifelong learning series

Wednesday 17 May 2023 – From the Conductors Vantage Point at 13:0015 dollars (Discounts for members and when you book 3 or more conferences). Instructor: Stephen Strouse. Get a front row seat to join the musical director of the Algonquin production Hi Dolly which will cover the basics of how to direct and musically direct a show, inspired by the influential music and lyrics of Jerry Herman. (Hi Dolly hits the Algonquin stage in May 2023)

Cost: Individual class: $15; Subscriber/Member: $10*; Seven class package: $60. Recommended reservation:
Call 732.528.9221 or book online at www.algonquinarts.org * Subscribers/Members please call for discount rate

ALGONQUIN ARTS THEATER (AAT) is a 501c(3) non-profit center for the 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 cinema.

Located in Manasquan, NJ, AAT is an integral part of the Shore region and provides broad access to artistic experiences in multiple disciplines. Deeply committed to education, AAT serves students of all ages not only through artistic and musical instruction, but also through the unique communal conversation that exists between audience and performer. A house of offices, AAT presents 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 the public the opportunity to engage in a very direct and personal way in the arts, encouraging greater participation and providing an engaging medium to explore personal and social issues through of the world of the stage.

Algonquin Arts Theater 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, PNC Foundation, Manasquan Bank, Sunnyside Manor, Dodge Foundation, Provident Bank Foundation and the generosity of other companies and our patrons.

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