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originally published: 22.08.2022

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

“We are excited to bring back our lifelong learning program this season,” said Julie Nagy, Director of Arts Education at Algonquin Arts Theatre. Highlights of the new lifelong learning schedule include lectures on Frank Sinatra, The Man of La ManchaShort films, stage direction, music direction and ‘Music with the Maestro’ with Father Alphonse Stephenson.

Algonquin Arts Theater Brings Back Lifelong Learning Series

Wednesday 19 October 2022 – The Knight of La Mancha takes the stage at 1pm. 15 dollars (Discounts for members and when you book 3 or more lessons) Instructor: Gina Lupi. Join us on a ‘quest to follow that star’ and experience the musical story of the “mad” knight Don Quixote performed on the stage of the Algonquin Arts Theater with The Man of La Mancha Director Gina Lupi.The Man of La Mancha coming to the Algonquin stage in October 2022)

Algonquin Arts Theater Brings Back Lifelong Learning Series

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

Algonquin Arts Theater Brings Back Lifelong Learning Series

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

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Algonquin Arts Theater Brings Back Lifelong Learning Series

Wednesday 8 March 2023 – A Long and Adventurous Life in Short Films at 1pm15 dollars (Discounts for members and when you book 3 or more lessons). Lecture / Demonstration by Asbury Shorts USA Founder and Director, Doug LeClaire. Doug LeClaire delivers a lively and informative lecture and screening detailing the world of independent short film production and exhibition. Explore a retro perspective of Doug’s 38 years in production management, production, directing through the lens of TV commercials, Indie Films and various film projects, including Asbury Shorts USA. (World’s Best Short Films Coming to AAT 11 March 2023)

Algonquin Arts Theater Brings Back Lifelong Learning Series

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 – Director’s Role at 1:00 p.m.15 dollars (Discounts for members and when you book 3 or more lessons). Instructor: Gina Lupi. Gina Lupi has directed some of the biggest productions to grace our stage including The king and me, Jesus Christ Superstar AND RENT. Before its next production, Weird boots Music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, she will talk about directing Algonquin and other theater productions. (Weird boots coming to the Algonquin stage in March-April 2023)

Algonquin Arts Theater Brings Back Lifelong Learning Series

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 – Music with the Maestro. Two one-act operas: Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana at 1 p.m15 dollars (Discounts for members and when you book 3 or more lessons). Instructor: Father Alphonse Stephenson. The conductor of the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea will discuss Cavalleria and Pagliacci, two histories and styles that complement each other to make opera such a unique and moving art form before the April 15 and 16 concert.

Algonquin Arts Theater Brings Back Lifelong Learning Series

Wednesday 17 May 2023 – From the Conductors’ Vantage Point at 1pm15 dollars (Discounts for members and when you book 3 or more lessons). Instructor: Stephen Strouse. Get a front row seat to join the musical director of Algonquin’s production Hello Dolly which will cover the basics of how he directs and musically directs a show, inspired by Jerry Herman’s influential music and lyrics. (Hello Dolly coming to the Algonquin stage in May 2023)

Cost: Single class: $15; Subscriber/Member: $10*; Seven-class package: $60. Recommended booking:
Call 732.528.9221 or reserve online at www.algonquinarts.org *Subscribers/Members Please call for discount rate

ALGONQUIN ARTS THEATRE (AAT) is a nonprofit 501c(3) center for the performing arts, providing cultural enrichment and arts education to residents and visitors of Central New Jersey and the Jersey Shore through high-quality performances and programs in theater, music, dance and film.

Located in Manasquan, NJ, AAT is an integral part of the Shore region, offering broad access to arts experiences in multiple disciplines. Deeply committed to education, AAT serves students of all ages not only through the teaching of art and music, but also through the unique shared conversation that exists between audience member and performer. A house of masters, AAT features the work of young and emerging artists, designers and filmmakers 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 with the arts, encouraging greater participation and providing an engaging vehicle for exploring personal issues and socially in the stage world.

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 businesses and our customers.

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