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Asbury Shorts: World's Best Short Films
March 9

Asbury Shorts is New York City's longest running exhibition of award-winning short films and producer Doug LeClaire brings the World's Best Short Films back the to Algonquin. Produced as a fast-paced event in a "Short Film Concert" format, the program features the best in comedy, drama and animation by combining classic shorts with new international festival winners. A rare opportunity to see world-class short films on the big screen in a theatrical setting.

Artie Shaw & Benny Goodman: The Swinging Small Groups
March 10

James Langton presents The New York All-Stars featuring Dan Levinson with a program of swing classics that will have all the cats jitterbugging in the aisles! Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman both tootled their clarinets in front of legendary big bands, playing hits like Begin the Beguine and Sing Sing Sing but they saved some of their best music for their small groups. Shaw's Gramercy 5 had huge hits with tunes like Smoke Gets In Your Eyes. Goodman's trio, quartet and sextet cut classics like Airmail Specia and Stompin' At the Savoy. Join us for a swingin' stroll down memory lane!

Tara Cannistraci & Jay Black
March 16
Uncle Vinnie's Presents
Rental Event
Jay Black and Tara Cannistraci at the Algonquin Theater! VIP Section - Closest Seats to the Stage: $35 per person. General Admission: $25 per person. First-come-first-served in each section.
March 23

Broadway, TV, and film star Robert Neary creates a one-of-a-kind tribute to one of the greatest recording artists in history. This tribute show to Neil Diamond is unlike any you have ever seen or heard before. You will swear you are watching the master, himself, as Robert tells the stories behind some of the classic songs and performs 22 of Neil's greatest hits. Backed by NYC's premier band, The Mystic, So Good! The Neil Diamond Experience is guaranteed to leave you cheering and wanting more.

Chris Pinnella's Unchained Melodies
March 24
Chart-Topping Hits Reimagined with a 15-Piece Orchestra

Join powerhouse vocalist Chris Pinnella (formerly of Trans-Siberian Orchestra) with his 15-piece orchestra, complete with back-up singers and some very special guests as he returns to the Algonquin with his brand new show, "Unchained Melodies." Spanning decades, the orchestra will reimagine a variety of chart-topping artists including Neil Young, Guns N' Roses, Billy Joel, Led Zeppelin, Simon and Garfunkel, The Righteous Brothers, David Bowie and more.

Fiddler on the Roof
April 6 - April 21
A journey of love, loss, faith and family, Fiddler on the Roof is a celebration of life and all its challenges.
Opera's Greatest Hits
April 28

Father Alphonse and his Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea take us on a journey celebrating the best that opera has to offer. Opera singing sensations will join the orchestra to bring some of your favorite arias and choruses to life. No need for opera glasses with this intimate concert!

Grease
May 10 - May 19
It's STILL the word! One of the world's favorite musicals hits the stage in a high-octane production featuring all the hit songs you love.
Bobby Collins
June 1
Uncle Vinnie's Presents
Rental Event
The legendary Bobby Collins at the Algonquin Theater! VIP Section - Closest Seats to the Stage: $35 per person. General Admission: $25 per person. First-come-first-served in each section.
The Best of Broadway Bash
June 6
2024 Fundraising Bash

Join us for a spectacular evening of musical enchantment as Father Alphonse's Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea takes center stage at "The Best of Broadway Bash." From showstoppers to heartwarming ballads, experience the essence of Broadway like never before. This fundraiser promises not only an extraordinary musical journey but also an opportunity to contribute to the cultural vibrancy of our community. Your attendance directly supports Algonquin Arts Theatre, ensuring that the magic of live performances continues to thrive. The evening will honor Father Alphonse Stephenson (Conductor), Ann Marie Miller (Arts Advocate) and the Manasquan Chamber of Commerce. VIP tickets include a pre-show reception with an open bar and passed hors d'oeuvres.

Cats
July 13 - July 28
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot

Prepare for a purr-fectly mesmerizing performance of the world-renowned musical sensation - Cats! Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterpiece comes to life on stage with breathtaking choreography and dazzling costumes that have captivated audiences worldwide. Don't miss your chance to be part of this theatrical phenomenon. A 'Memory' that will linger long after the final curtain falls!

Winner! Seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score.

Spring Awakening
August 10 - August 18
Book & Lyrics by STEVEN SATER
Music by DUNCAN SHEIK
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind

Step into a world where the vibrancy of youth clashes with the oppressive constraints of society - Spring Awakening, the groundbreaking musical with a soul-stirring score by Duncan Sheik and a Tony Award-winning book by Steven Sater. The musical's fusion of rock and folk music perfectly complement the poignant narrative of love, rebellion, and self-discovery. FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY.

Winner! Eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score.

Big Band Royalty
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Tickets On Sale: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 10:00am
August 25
Swingin' with the King, the Count, the Duke and the Earl

Embark on a musical journey through the ages with the soul-stirring sounds of jazz royalty, including the iconic "Duke" Ellington, the velvety Nat "King" Cole, the swinging "Count" Basie, the innovative "Earl" Hines, and Benny Goodman, the "King" of Swing. James Langton's New York All Stars Big Band takes center stage to kick off Algonquin's 2024-2025 Jazz Series bringing these timeless melodies to life, delivering an authentic and electrifying performance.

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Tickets On Sale: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 10:00am
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
October 11 - October 20
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Get ready for a musical extravaganza that will dazzle your senses and ignite your imagination. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a vibrant and joyous spectacle that brings the tale of Joseph and his brothers on their rollicking adventure, filled with laughter, love, and unexpected twists. Bring the entire family to witness this magnificent array of colors, music and pure theatrical magic!

Nominated for ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score.

The Great American Songbook
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Tickets On Sale: Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 10:00am
November 3

Embark on a musical odyssey with Father Alphonse's Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea at the Algonquin as they present "The Great American Songbook" to kick off the 2024-2025 Orchestra Series. Immerse yourself in the timeless allure of a cherished collection of enduring and influential American popular songs and jazz standards that have left an indelible mark on the country's musical landscape skillfully performed by this acclaimed orchestra under the guidance of Father Alphonse Stephenson.

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Tickets On Sale: Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 10:00am
Perfectly Frank
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Tickets On Sale: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 10:00am
November 10
Frank Sinatra's Radio "Symphonette" of the 1950's

Step back in time to the golden era of jazz with "Perfectly Frank" - a mesmerizing performance that pays homage to the legendary Frank Sinatra's small band "Symphonette" with which he made iconic radio appearances in the 1950s and '60s. Join us for a night of nostalgia, sophistication, and the magic of Sinatra. James Langton hand picks some of the tri-state area's top musicians for this special event. "Perfectly Frank" is not just a concert; it's a journey into the heart of swing and the enduring legacy of one of music's greatest icons.

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Tickets On Sale: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 10:00am
Irving Berlin's White Christmas
December 7 - December 21
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by David Ives and Paul Blake
Based Upon the Paramount Pictures Film
Written For the Screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank
Original stage production directed by Walter Bobbie

Step into a winter wonderland of song, dance, and holiday cheer with the timeless classic, Irving Berlin's White Christmas. This heartwarming musical is ready to whisk you away on a nostalgic journey filled with dazzling performances, memorable tunes, and a touch of old-fashioned romance. Create lasting memories and traditions with loved ones as you revel in the magic of this beloved musical together.

Father Alphonse's New Year 2025
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Tickets On Sale: Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 10:00am
January 5, 2025

Step into the magic of a musical journey as Father Alphonse's Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea presents "Father Alphonse's New Year 2025." Curated by the maestro himself, this annual performance is a celebration of the New Year like no other. Be captivated by the symphonic brilliance as the orchestra delivers a mesmerizing repertoire, weaving together timeless classics and contemporary gems to ring in 2025 in style. Cheers to a New Year filled with harmonious moments and joyous melodies!

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Tickets On Sale: Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 10:00am
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
January 18 - January 26, 2025
Based on the Comic Strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Rediscover the magic of childhood with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Sally and the rest of the gang. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown brings to life the timeless stories that have captured the hearts of audiences for generations. Charlie Brown's trials and triumphs, Lucy's unreliable wisdom, Sally's stubborn approach and Snoopy's imaginative adventures are sure to leave you with a smile on your face in this laugh-out-loud musical.

The Diary of Anne Frank
February 15 - February 22, 2025
A Play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Based upon "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl"
Newly Adapted by Wendy Kesselman

Embark on a poignant journey through history with one of the most powerful and enduring stories of resilience, family, hope, and the human spirit. Anne Frank's eloquent and deeply moving words leap from the pages of her diary to the stage. The Diary of Anne Frank remains a relevant exploration of the impact of war, intolerance, and the importance of empathy, understanding, and the pursuit of a better world.

Boogie Woogie Big Band
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Tickets On Sale: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 10:00am
March 2, 2025
Shuffle, Boogie and Swing featuring Gimme Four

Get ready to swing and shuffle your way into a stimulating conclusion of the 2024-2025 Jazz Series with "Boogie Woogie Big Band" featuring the sensational James Langton and his dynamic New York All Stars. From the irresistible beats of boogie-woogie to the timeless allure of swing and the fabulous vocal harmony of Gimme Four, this performance is a celebration of the vibrant music that defined an era. Get ready to dance, groove, and immerse yourself for an afternoon of musical brilliance that will leave you wanting more.

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Tickets On Sale: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 10:00am
Footloose
March 28 - April 6, 2025
Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie
Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford
Music by Tom Snow
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman

Join us for the ultimate dance sensation - "Footloose!" This explosive musical, based on the beloved '80s film, is set to take your breath away with its infectious energy and a story that will have you cheering for freedom! With a chart-topping soundtrack featuring hits like "Footloose," "Let's Hear It for the Boy," and "Holding Out for a Hero," this high-energy production will have you tapping your feet and singing along.

An Afternoon at the Opera
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Tickets On Sale: Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 10:00am
April 27, 2025

Join us for "An Afternoon at the Opera" with Father Alphonse's Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea in the enchanting world of opera as the orchestra brings to life the genre's greatest moments. This astonishing performance showcases the talents of the area's top opera singers, creating a captivating blend of orchestral passion and vocal prowess. We invite you to a memorable afternoon filled with soaring melodies and enduring masterpieces to close our 2024-2025 Orchestra Series.

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Tickets On Sale: Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 10:00am
1776
May 9 - May 18, 2025
America's Prize-Winning Musical
Music and Lyrics by SHERMAN EDWARDS
Book by PETER STONE
Based on a concept by SHERMAN EDWARDS
Original Production Directed by PETER HUNT
Originally Produced on the Broadway Stage by STUART OSTROW

Witness the birth of a nation in 1776: a revolutionary musical experience! Join John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and other iconic figures as they draft the Declaration of Independence. This Tony Award-winning musical is a gripping portrayal of some of the most pivotal moments in American history. 1776 is not just a musical; it's a captivating journey that brings history to life with stirring melodies and a patriotic spirit.

Winner! Three Tony Awards, including Best Musical.