Friday, May 10, 2013
The annual awards recognize Monmouth County high school talent
They're the Tony Awards of area high schools' way off-Broadway stars — The Basie Awards. And it's showtime for the list of this year's nominees. For the 2012-13 high school theater season, Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (R-FH) was nominated for a slew of awards for its musical production of Aida (see nominees in bold on list below). In the drama category, R-FH garnered several nominations for its production of A Christmas Carol (see below). Intended as a means for effective community outreach the Count Basie Theatre staff created the Basie Awards in 2006. This is its eighth year. The awards honor talent and top performances in Monmouth County high school musical theater and drama. All high schools in the county are eligible for …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Tower Players celebrate Dickens' 200th anniversary with production of 'A Christmas Carol'
Monday, November 26, 2012
The Tower Players of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School invite you to join them as they celebrate the life of Charles Dickens and the holiday season. You might even get a piece of birthday cake! In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens, The Tower Players will present A Christmas Carol based on the classic Dickens tale, on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 pm. On Sunday, Dec. 2, the final performance will be a matinee at 1 p.m.. Although Dickens lived and wrote in the Victorian era, his masterpiece transcends his time, language and culture. With their performance, The Tower Players are celebrating Dickens and the start the holidays with his time-honored story of redemption and kindness. Britain launched …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Check out what's happening at Count Basie this week.
There is some great music in the lineup at Count Basie this week, a perfect antidote to the post Thanksgiving slump. Start the week off right with Chris Cornell, relive the past with a tribute to the Grateful Dead on Friday, and get in the true holiday spirit on Saturday with A Christmas Carol Holiday Tour. Chris Cornell hits the Basie stage on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Best known as the lead vocalist for the band Soulgarden and a crucial architect in the 90’s grunge movement, Cornell has been making solo hits since 1998. Cornell was also the vocalist behind the group Audioslave and the founder and vocalist for the band Temple of the Dog, a tribute band dedicated to his former roommate Andrew Wood. Cornell has also contributed to the …