Christmas in July: Holiday ’18 programming at the Basie


(RED BANK | JULY 13) The Count Basie Center for the Arts has announced an initial round of programming for the 2018 holiday season.

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 20th at noon for A Charlie Brown Christmas (Saturday, Nov. 24; 1 & 4pm), the renowned Nebraska Caravan Theatre Company’s production of A Christmas Carol (December 11; 7:30pm), the world-famous Vienna Boys Choir (December 12; 7:30pm), The Irish Tenors’ Holiday Celebration (December 13; 7:30pm), A Magical Cirque Christmas (December 19; 8pm), and Citi Presents Little Steven’s Underground Garage at the Basie: Darlene Love’s Souled-Out Christmas (December 20; 7:30pm).

Tickets for all Basie shows are available through, phone charge at 732-842-9000 and the Basie box office.

Tickets are already on sale for the national touring production of Elf: The Musical (November 12; 7:30pm), while tickets for Mannheim Steamroller Christmas go on sale Friday, July 27 at noon.

Additional holiday titles will be announced through the remainder of summer and fall.

Count Basie Center members receive priority access to purchase tickets to these shows. For more information on membership, which helps the Basie Center fulfill its nonprofit mission of arts education, outreach and cultural programming for the community, visit