Don’t forget your glass slippers because it’s prom time.
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella’ hit the stage at the Algonquin Arts Theater and will run through Sunday.
This musical adaptation of the beloved fairy tale includes tracks such as “In My Own Little Corner”, “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago”.
Michael Morch plays the Prince and Sophia Lepore, a student at Point Pleasant Borough High School, is Cinderella.
Tickets cost between $25 and $42 and can be purchased at algonquinarts.org, by calling 732-528-9211 or by visiting the box office from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
The Algonquin Arts Theater is located at 60 Abe Voorhees Drive in Manasquan.
Here are some other things to do this weekend:
Axelrod’s contemporary ballet returns
Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater (AXCBT) returns to the stage at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center this weekend, with songs from “West Side Story,” “An American in Paris,” “The Sound of Music” and more in a new show called “Something’s Coming Soon.”
Led by AXCBT Director Gabriel Chajnik, the show features more than a dozen dancers from the company, as well as guest dancers from Sarasota Ballet, The Metropolitan Opera, The Ailey School and others. Notable songs include “Tonight” and “Somewhere” by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, as well as “Our Love is Here to Stay” by George and Ira Gershwin.
Chajnik invited fellow Juilliard-graduate tenor David Smolokoff (who played Tony in Axelrod’s production of “West Side Story”) and soprano Evy Ortiz (Maria in the nationwide tour of “West Side Story”) to sing some songs.
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Performances are Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets cost between $26 and $54 and can be purchased online or by calling. Discounts for groups and students are available.
The Axelrod Performing Arts Center is located at 100 Grant Ave., Deal. For more information, call 732-531-9106 ext. 14, or visit axelrodartscenter.com.
Cosmic Jerry Band brings the jams to Wonder Bar
Cosmic Jerry Band, one of the frontrunners of the thriving local jam scene, plays Wonder Bar, Fifth and Ocean Avenues in Asbury Park at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The band is known for its bold and inventive approach to the musical world of the Grateful Dead and beyond. Tickets, $10, are available through wonderbarasburypark.com.
Vegan in NJ hosts Neptune’s Market
Vegan in NJ, which hosts meetups and markets and provides resources to the vegan community, will host its first monthly market from 1-6 p.m. Sunday at American Legion Post 346, 21 Gully Road, Neptune.
The market will feature New Jersey-made food, beverages, skincare, art and other products. Among the attendees this weekend are Salt + Seed, which will offer its pear honey, cheeses and takeaway meals; Food Baby, which makes vegan potato fritters; Lazy Iris Cookie Co.; Binnie + Clode Co. candles; and Savvy Fit Soaps, among others.
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Market dates for the rest of the year are May 8, June 5, July 10, August 7, September 11, October 9, November 6 and December 11.
For more information, visit veganinnj.com.
Tinton Falls Spring Craft Fair
This Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Monmouth County Parks System will host its Spring Craft Show at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center in Tinton Falls.
The show, featuring local performers, is a great place to shop for Mother’s Day gifts. Some products include baby blankets and accessories, baskets, doll clothes, greeting cards, hair accessories, paintings, jewelry and more.
The Fort Monmouth Recreation Center is located at 2566 Guam Lane. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit monmouthcountyparks.com or call 732-842-4000. For the hearing impaired, the MCPS TTY/TDD number is 711.
Churches join forces to clean up trash
In a faith-centered response to climate change, the ministries of St. Anselm’s Church and St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church will come together for its annual beach sweep, sponsored by the Clean Ocean Act.
About 40 volunteers from both parishes will pick up litter at Sandy Hook on Saturday morning, then document it to help identify sources of pollution, as well as potential remedies.
Working in partnership over the past year, the parishes have held lectures and hands-on demonstrations on recycling, composting, green gardening and sustainable food sources. In addition, they planted trees; established a butterfly sanctuary; plastic collections organized at the community level; and held Earth Day and Arbor Day celebrations for Sunday School children.
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Volunteers can register on the Clean Ocean Act website.
St. Anselm’s Church is at 1028 Wayside Road, Tinton Falls. Call 732-493-4411 or visit stanselm.weconnect.com. Saint George Greek Orthodox Church is located at 1033 West Park Ave., Ocean Township. Call 732-775-2777 or visit stgeorgeap.org.
Sloth in Asbury Lanes
Up-and-coming alternative rock band Slothrust will come to Asbury Lanes this Sunday for an 18+ gig, starting at 8 p.m. The Parallel Timeline Tour focuses on the band’s September album release, “Parallel Timeline”.
It includes singles like “Cranium” and “Once More For The Ocean”, which have been played on major radio stations in Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and more. The new album was recently featured on Consequence, Stereogum, Loudwire and more, and can be purchased here.
Tickets cost between $16 and $18 and are available at slothrust.com. Asbury Lanes is at 209 4th Ave., Asbury Park. For more information, call 732-361-6659 or visit asburylanes.com.
David Wax Museum in Freehold
Rock band David Wax Museum will perform this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Concerts in the Studio in Freehold.
The indie folk group will feature solo material from co-vocalist Suz Slezak, who released her debut solo album “Our Wings May Be Featherless” on March 4. The album focuses on difficult times, such as her personal struggle with bipolar disorder, or her friend’s suicide.
Tickets are available at davidwaxmuseum.com/tour for $42. Studio concerts are held at 3 Jackson Terrace, Freehold. To contact the studio, email [email protected]
Gabriela L. Laracca joined the USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey in 2021 and enthusiastically brings her passion for food and culture to our readers. Send restaurant tips to [email protected]
Chris Jordan, Alex Biese and Sarah Griesemer contributed to this story.