2022-2023 Broadway Series
WHEN: July 16, 2022–May 21, 2023
WHERE: Algonquin Arts Theatre, 60 Abe Voorhees Drive, Manasquan
TICKETS: Subscriptions start at just $112 and may be purchased at www.AlgonquinArts.org, by calling 732-528-9211 or by visiting the Algonquin Arts Theatre box office on Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 10AM-3PM located at 60 Abe Voorhees Drive, Manasquan, New Jersey.
Individual tickets are already on sale for Algonquin’s summer productions of Mary Poppins and The Who’s Tommy. Non-subscriber tickets will be available for the rest of the 2022-2023 season this June.
“We are thrilled that audiences are returning to live theater following the pandemic,” said Pamela Ward, Executive Director at the Algonquin. “Our 2022-2023 season has productions for the entire family with both Algonquin favorites and premieres.”
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS
(July 16-July 31, 2022)
A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film
Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Book by Julian Fellowes
New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh
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, 2022)
Book by Des McAnuff & Pete Townshend
Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend
Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle & Keith Moon
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 onto the stage in this multi-award-winning adaptation of the original chart-topping rock album. Hit songs include "Pinball Wizard" and "See Me, Touch Me."
MAN OF LA MANCHA
(October 14-October 23, 2022)
Written by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion
Original production directed by Albert Marie
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."
A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL
(December 3-December 18, 2022)
Book by Joseph Robinette
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
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.
(January 20-January 29, 2023)
by Neil Simon
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?
WAIT UNTIL DARK
(February 18-February 26, 2023)
(March 24-April 2, 2023)
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Original Broadway Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell
Based on the Miramax motion picture Kinky Boots
Written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth
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! In the end, their most sensational achievement is their friendship.
(May 6-May 21, 2023)
Book by Michael Stewart
Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the play The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder
Original Production Directed and Choreographed by Gower Champion
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.
Currently at Algonquin Arts Theatre is Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, running now through April 10, 2022. The final production of Algonquin’s 2021-2022 is the hit musical Into the Woods running May 7 through 27. Tickets for both productions start at just $25 and may be purchased online at www.AlgonquinArts.org or by calling 732-528-9211.
For more information about Algonquin Arts Theatre, please visit www.AlgonquinArts.org.
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, the Dodge Foundation, the Provident Bank Foundation, Sunnyside Manor and the generosity of other businesses and our patrons.