Algonquin’s month-long Local Summer Series comes to an end

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Marc Ribler [from left] and John Perry took the stage on Sept. 23 for the Algonquin Arts Theatre’s final concert. COURTESY OF ALGONQUIN ARTS THEATRE

MANASQUAN — Algonquin Arts Theatre wrapped up its inaugural Local Summer Series, which launched at the beginning of September in an effort to bring entertainment to patrons and showcase performers while also raising funds for the theater.

The theater kicked off its Local Summer Series on Sept. 2 with the first of four dockside concerts performed by local band Spare Parts. The following weeks featured performances by Chris Pinnella, The Snakes, and John Perry and Marc Ribler.

The theater had planned for three outdoor concerts, but decided to add one more before the end of the series, which was originally set to feature The Guthrie Brothers.

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“The original duo booked to perform canceled at the last minute due to a medical emergency, and John and Marc stepped up with only three hours notice and put on a fantastic, entertaining show on a perfect evening,” said David Applegate, director of marketing and public relations.

“We had a ton of people here that night and it was a great way to wrap up the first live performances here in a very long time,” he added. “We lucked out with four unbelievable Wednesday nights in a row.”

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