The Algonquin Theatre is buzzing with activity once again, and staff couldn’t be more excited to welcome the community back for live music and theatre.
After already having showcased the talents of local theatre company Monarch Performing Arts Studio with their production of Rent, the return of Reel Alternatives movies, and the Algonquin Outfitters presentation of the Banff Mountain Film Festival among others, the theatre is getting into full swing with performances and events all summer long.
“We are thrilled to welcome our friends back to the Algonquin Theatre to enjoy this year’s lineup of concerts, films, musicals, and events,” says Algonquin Theatre manager, Matt Huddlestone.
The theatre is also welcoming back the Huntsville Festival of the Arts (HfA) for its 30th anniversary season.
“The Huntsville Festival of the Arts has been with us since the theatre opened in 2005,” says Huddlestone. “To be reopening just in time to help them celebrate their incredible 30th anniversary lineup is amazing.”
“Although we also present shows elsewhere, we consider the Algonquin Theatre to be our home base,” says Dan Watson, HfA executive director. “It’s a very important partnership that we have together. It’s a beautiful theatre and it allows us to invite really amazing world-class artists to town…if you look at other theatres in other towns our size, the Algonquin Theatre really punches above its weight. It’s amazing how busy it is and what a great reputation it has.”
The Festival’s theme this season is connecting, and the organization is excited to reconnect with its fans and “the spaces that we’ve known and loved,” says Watson. “It’s really exciting to have the number of shows that we’re having there, to be welcoming our audiences back into the Algonquin Theatre.”
Put yourself on stage
Even with a full season ahead, there’s room for you to book the theatre space for your own private or community event. Want to screen a film with friends? Or have a jam session on-stage? How about an employee appreciation event complete with a local musician? The theatre can do it all.
“The Algonquin Theatre is a true community venue,” says Huddlestone. “From youth and school groups, to local business meetings, to non-profit fundraisers, the theatre is a versatile space that can accommodate everyone’s needs.”
Contact Matt Huddlestone at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can book the theatre for your event.
Concerts on the Dock
To the delight of its long-standing fans, the ever-popular Concerts on the Dock, presented by the Algonquin Theatre, returns this summer at the Town Dock Park.
“What better way to spend a summer evening than at Algonquin Theatre presents Concerts on the Dock?” says Huddlestone. “It’s one of Huntsville’s most popular summer traditions.”
Bring your own chair, or boat in and enjoy the show from waters’ edge. Admission is by donation (at least a toonie is suggested), with all funds going to the performers.
Confirmed so far for this season, with more to come, are:
July 6: Jack Gaughan
July 13: Northern Lights Steel Orchestra
July 20: Muskoka Concert Band
July 27: Tonic Lane
August 10: James Gray
Mark your calendar so you don’t miss out on these amazing local performers!
While you’re at the theatre, or anytime the building is open, be sure to stop in and browse the Huntsville Art Society’s (HAS) public art gallery in Partners Hall. (Note that the gallery is not available for viewing during private or ticketed events). On until the end of this month is the HAS members’ show Swing Into Spring.
Partners Hall is also available to rent for smaller events.
Get your tickets today!
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