Algonquin Arts Theatre

Calendar

Mary Poppins
July 16 - July 31
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's
One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Everyone's favorite flying nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."
The Who's Tommy
August 12 - August 21
A smash-hit on both sides of the Atlantic, this powerful tale of a deaf, mute and blind pin-ball player who becomes an international messiah now bursts on the stage in this multi-award winning adaptation of the original chart-topping rock album. Hit songs include "Pinball Wizard," "See Me, Touch Me."
The John Rogers Soul Band
August 26
Local Music Spotlight
Specializing in classic soul, funk and R&B from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, John Rogers Soul Band features music made famous by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Earth, Winder & Fire, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Prince and many more.
Dandy Wellington & his Band
August 28
Mr. Wellington epitomizes the undeniable cool of the Jazz Age. His appreciation for the swinging big bands, elegant parties, and beautifully tailored clothing of the 1920's/30's, paired with his contemporary edge, make him a certifiable renaissance man and a true modern dandy.
Nick DiPaolo
September 10
Uncle Vinnie's Presents
Rental Event
Manasquan get ready! The legendary comedian Nick DiPaolo will make a rare theater appearance in NJ!
Halfway to St. Patrick's Day
September 17
Combining traditional instruments such as banjo, accordion and mandolin, with a foundation of guitar, bass and drums, The Snakes perform faithful renditions of classic folk songs. From the Dubliners to the Pogues... from the Clancy Brothers to the Clash, good times and good tunes are had by all.
Sweet Baby James
September 30
A James Taylor Tribute
If you love the songs of James Taylor, then you'll love Nashville-based Sweet Baby James, THE James Taylor Tribute. Sweet Baby James is the best, most authentic-sounding James Taylor tribute in the US with frontman Bill Griese.
The Joe & Joe Show
October 1
Uncle Vinnie's Presents
Rental Event
Your favorite two comedians and writers from the Greg Gutfeld Show, Joe Machi and Joe DeVito, will make a rare theater appearance in New Jersey!
Man of La Mancha
October 14 - October 23

Based on The Adventures of Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha is a remarkable, poignant and moving musical that was one of the first shows to musicalize a piece of historical literature. At times both inspiring and thought provoking, the story will warm the heart of everyone whose spirits were ever raised by the prospect of a victory by the underdog. The score is a musical delight, and contains one of the most moving moments in musical theatre as Don Quixote relates his personal credo in "The Impossible Dream."

Decade: A Tribute To Neil Young
October 29
Local Music Spotlight
Playing the music of Neil Young has been a lifelong passion for lead vocalist and guitarist John Hathaway. For the last 30 years, John has been studiously learning the ins and outs of Neil's guitar work. Perfecting the now famous and unique palm muting technique and one of a king lead work that are Neil's trademarks has been a lifelong goal and the reason why this tribute is so different from many other Neil Young cover bands.
A Salute To Veterans
November 6
Father Alphonse's Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea
Since 1987, the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea has performed in theaters, churches and gymnasiums throughout the Metropolitan Area. From Carnegie Hall to the beach at the Jersey Shore, their musicians consistently deliver world-class performances. Join us as they salute our nation's veterans.
Ronstadt Revue: A Musical Tribute To Linda Ronstadt
November 12
Featuring Gesenia
Ronstadt Revue covers every aspect of Linda Ronstadt's musical journey, spanning multiple genres from Country, Rock, to Mexican/Mariachi, Cajun, Jazz & the Great American Songbook Standards. All of this is faithfully recreated in painstaking detail by Gesenia and her six-piece band of musicians.
James Langton's New York All Star Big Band
November 13
Famed for their authentic swing-era sound, James Langton's big bands produce driving dance beats and exhilarating solos from the cream of contemporary swing and jazz musicians. The NY All-Star Big Band recently played famous venues including Lincoln Center and the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center.
A Christmas Story, The Musical
December 3 - December 18

From the songwriting team behind the smash hit Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and the Academy Award-winning film La La Land, A Christmas Story, The Musical, brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage! Set in 1940s Indiana, a young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish.

A Christmas Carol
December 15
Dickens' classic story comes to life in this touching musical performance; featuring carols and fresh; comedic dialogue.
A Bluegrass Christmas
December 21
Local Music Spotlight
Enjoy an evening of heart-warming, authentic bluegrass music! Join Karen Phillips and local legends the Glimmer Grass Band as they collaborate musically to celebrate the reason for the season.
David Clark's Songs In The Attic
December 31
New Year's Eve 2022
The Music of Billy Joel
This Billy Joel tribute is conceived and presented with a tremendous amount of detail by veteran singer/piano player David Clark. He's gained notoriety with stunningly accurate piano playing, lead vocals, and an eerily similar stage look to the Piano Man himself.
Father Alphonse's New Year
January 8, 2023
Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea
Celebrate the New Year with Father Alphonse Stephenson conducting his amazing Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea. Start 2023 right with a wonderful performance by this world-class orchestra ensemble.
Broadway Bound by Neil Simon
January 20 - January 29, 2023

Following Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues, this is the poignant and funny conclusion of Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical Eugene trilogy. Eugene and his brother Stanley are trying to break into the world of professional comedy writing, while coping with their parents' messy and gut-wrenching split. When their material is broadcast on the radio for the first time, the rest of the family is upset to hear a comedic rendition of their own trials and tribulations. How will Eugene and his brother balance their loyalties to their family and to their art?

Sinatra: The Main Event
February 4, 2023
Chris Pinnella
The Iconic 1974 Concert Performed Live with a 14-piece Big Band
Join acclaimed vocalist Chris Pinnella as he returns with his 14-piece Big Band for the Algonquin debut of 'Sinatra: The Main Event' live. Flashback to 1974 as Pinnella transports you back to Frank's iconic Madison Square Garden concert.
Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott
February 18 - February 26, 2023

Murder, secret identities, and a switchblade named Geraldine set the stage for this white-knuckle thriller that will have you sleeping with the lights on. In 1944 Greenwich Village, Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller's chilling conclusion.

Peter & The Wolf
March 2, 2023
A classic tale that has it all - music, laughter, danger and defiance in a young boy's magical moment of growing up.
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
March 9, 2023
This stirring drama with music is a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of her people from the bonds of slavery.
World's Best Short Films
March 11, 2023
Asbury Short Film Concert
Asbury Shorts USA, New York City's longest running short film exhibition, screens previously globally honored and premiering shorts at venues across the United State and international sites. The show film "concerts" screen the best shorts in the world presented in a fast-paced highly entertaining showcase.
Dan Levinson & Molly Ryan
March 12, 2023
Dan Levinson assembles the cream of New York City's flourishing hot jazz scene, resulting in a magical chemistry full of creativity and excitement. These performers blend the raucous, freewheeling sounds of the Jazz Age with the alluring, hypnotic beat of the Swing Era. Featuring vocalist Molly Ryan!
Kinky Boots
March 24 - April 2, 2023

Kinky Boots is the winner of every major Best Musical award, including the Tony, the Grammy and London's Olivier Award. Based on the 2005 film of the same title and true events, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common - or so they think! Charlie is a factory owner struggling to save his family business. Lola is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learns to embrace their differences and creates a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen! But in the end, their most sensational achievement is their friendship.

Two One-Act Operas: Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana
April 15 - April 16, 2023
Algonquin Arts Theatre & Father Alphonse's Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea present
Join us for two, one-act operas with Father Alphonse and his Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea. Dazzling vocalists will perform CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and PAGLIACCI with orchestra.
Joe Holiday's, Reading Rocks Magic Show
April 20, 2023
A combination of stage magic, music, audience participation and comedy, and of course, reading!
The Ugly Duckling
April 26, 2023
Based on Andersen's classic fable, this musical unites the classic ugly duckling with other animal 'misfit' heroes from the folk traditions of other cultures who work together to find the self-confidence that only friendship and accomplishment can provide.
Hello Dolly!
May 6 - May 21, 2023

Jerry Herman's energetic Hello, Dolly! is a musical filled with charisma and with heart. Matchmaker Dolly Levi is a widow, a matchmaker, and also a professional meddler - but everything changes when she decides that the next match she needs to make is to find someone for herself. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Hello Dolly! is boisterous and charming from start to finish. Full of humor, romance, and exquisite dancing, Hello Dolly! is the classic that everyone needs to see.

The Giver
May 18, 2023
At the age of twelve, Jonas, from a seemingly ideal, futuristic world, is singled out to receive special training from The Giver, who alone holds the memories of the true joys and challenges of life. This performance features a solo performance focusing on the relationship between the young Jonas and his mentor, The Giver.
The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System
May 24, 2023
When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip!