Basie Awards

Winners Revealed at the 13th Annual Basie Awards, Honoring Excellence and Achievement in Monmouth County High School Theater

  RWJBarnabas – Monmouth Medical Center-sponsored ceremony attracts crowd of 1,500+ (MAY 23, 2018 – RED BANK) Winners were announced this evening at the 13th annual BASIE AWARDS, honoring excellence in high school theater in Monmouth County. This year’s ceremony, presented by RWJBarnabas Health – Monmouth Medical Center, once again drew a sold out crowd of more than […]

BREAKING: Introducing the Count Basie Center for the Arts

  The name of jazz legend and Red Bank native William James “Count” Basie ascends to represent the sum of the nonprofit organization’s work in arts, education and the community (MAY 14, 2018 – RED BANK) With construction underway on its celebrated, $26 million expansion, officials Monday night at the Count Basie Theatre – the top-selling […]

PROJECT FX, the Count Basie Theatre’s Statewide Student Film Festival presented by Bank of America, announces 2018 winners

  MONTCLAIR U, SUSSEX COUNTY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TAKE TOP PRIZES RED BANK – PROJECT FX, the Count Basie Theatre’s statewide student film festival presented by Bank of America, announced last Saturday the winners of this year’s competition. “Dali Schonfelder: The Nalu Story,” a film by Sussex County Technical High School junior Madison Rambowski, […]

Nominees announced, details revealed for the 13th annual Basie Awards to honor excellence and achievement in Monmouth County high school theater

  RWJBarnabas-Monmouth Medical Center sponsors annual awards ceremony to take place May 23rd at the Basie (MAY 9, 2018 – RED BANK) Nominees have been announced for the 13th annual BASIE AWARDS, honoring excellence in high school theater in Monmouth County. This year’s ceremony, presented by RWJBarnabas Health – Monmouth Medical Center, takes place on the Asbury Park […]

Count Basie Theatre recognizes National Autism Awareness Month with sensory-friendly performances and Arts Academy workshop

  (RED BANK | MARCH 28) As we approach April and Autism Awareness Month, the Count Basie Theatre is proud to present three mainstage, sensory-friendly programs and a new Basie Performing Arts Academy workshop geared specifically for parents, caregivers and children in the autism community. Onstage, the Basie will present three sensory-friendly performances: Goodnight, Goodnight […]

The White Bird of Poston

Basie Summer Opera Camp returns; auditions set for Saturday, April 14

  (RED BANK | MARCH 27) The Count Basie Theatre Performing Arts Academy is proud to announce the return of its Basie Summer Opera camp program, a two-week, audition-based program in August under the direction of Eli Villanueva of the Los Angeles Opera and music director Jasom Tramm. Auditions are set for Saturday, April 14th from […]

Count Basie Theatre announces first-ever Basie Mariachi Festival

(RED BANK | MARCH 23) Drawing on years of successful and renowned Cinco de Mayo concert celebrations, the Count Basie Theatre today announced its first-ever mariachi festival, to take place on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the historic nonprofit theater. Tickets for the BASIE MARIACHI FESTIVAL, priced at $25, are on sale now through, […]

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Basie’s PROJECT FX fest extends entry deadline to April 8

  (RED BANK | MARCH 9 2018) PROJECT FX 2018, the Count Basie Theatre’s statewide student film competition presented by Bank of America, has announced an extension deadline for this year’s competition. From now until Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 11:59pm, students enrolled at any New Jersey high school or college can visit to […]

“Hamilton” star Leslie Odom, Jr. to headline 2018 Basie Summer Gala

  (RED BANK | MAR 5) The historic Count Basie Theatre, the state’s top-selling performing arts theater and the namesake of jazz great William J. “Count” Basie, has announced Tony ® and Grammy ® award winning “Hamilton” star Leslie Odom, Jr. as headliner for its annual summer gala, which honors the Jay And Linda Grunin […]

Arts Impact Scholarship

Count Basie Theatre Announces Registrations for Annual Arts Impact Scholarships

  RED BANK – The Count Basie Theatre has announced the availability of its annual Arts Impact scholarships available to Monmouth County high school seniors graduating in 2018. The Basie will proudly offer four scholarships: the Moser Taboada Arts Impact Scholarship, the Monmouth Medical Center – RWJBarnabas Health Arts Impact Scholarship, the Steven and Jaime Schultz […]

GALLERY: Time and Time Again – A Celebration of Pat DiNizio at the Basie

  On Saturday, January 13th, the Count Basie Theatre payed tribute to Pat DiNizio, not only a consummate performer, singer, songwriter and front man of The Smithereens — but a son, a father, a bandmate and a friend. We will miss one of New Jersey’s kindest and mightiest musical icons. In his honor a portion of ticket sales went […]

GALLERY: Count Basie Theatre 2018 Winter Gala: Cirque Industriel

  The Count Basie Theatre’s 2018 winter gala was a magical evening of theatrical performances to awe, seduce and inspire; celebrating the hard work, commitment and grit that ushered the Basie’s construction project from a vision to a reality. We thank and honor the Restoration and Renovation Committee including Steven M. Schultz (co-chair), Stephen H. […]