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 …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Austin Ryan, Patty McCarron and Devin Stypa, all 2011 R-FH grads appear in '42nd Street'
If you’re looking to cap your Fourth of July week with some all-American entertainment by some hometown talent, get to the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal to see a very familiar team of Rumson-Fair Haven alumni stars shine in the theater's production of 42nd Street. Tonight and Sunday, Austin Ryan and Patty McCarron, both of Rumson, can be seen together again on the stage at the theater where they appeared in South Pacific last year. Also in the musical is R-FH graduate Devin Stypa, of Rumson as well. All three are members of the R-FH Class of 2011. Ryan and McCarron, who play Billy Lawlor and Peggy Sawyer, respectively, played opposite one another in the R-FH production of Fiddler on the Roof as Tevye and Golde. Stypa, who danced …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Video of the sights and sounds of the seventh annual Basie Awards.
The seventh annual Basie Awards show was held last night on the Count Basie Theatre stage. The awards promote high school theater and recognize the top stage production and performances of the year. Check out the video above for a glimpse at the 2012 Basie Awards.
Winners from Wednesday night's seventh annual Basie Awards, an event that recognizes high school performing arts.
For the seventh year, the Count Basie Theatre has helped enrich and promote high school theater by recognizing the county's best performances with the Basie Awards. As the years have progressed, so too has the reach of the Basie Awards. When Numa Saisselin, CEO of the Count Basie Theatre, developed the Basie Awards seven years ago, 15 schools participated. This year 24 schools from all over Monmouth County took part in evaluation process, which as also grown over the years, from 25 during the first Basie Awards season to more than 40. With nearly every seat of the 1,400-seat theater filled with students, parents, and faculty members, Wednesday night, Basie Awards were handed out to the winners of 26 categories split between dramas and …
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Nominations for the seventh annual Basie Awards were announced earlier this week.
For the seventh year, the Count Basie Theatre is recognizing high school performing arts with the Basie Awards, a program that's committed to fostering an appreciation of the arts and honoring excellence in high school theater. Last year, an all-time high of 25 Monmouth County private, public, and vocational high schools participated in the Basie Awards. On Wednesday in the Carlton Lounge, Basie officials unveiled this year's list of Basie Awards nominees which includes several nominations from Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School. The show will be held on May 23, at 7 p.m. A complete list of the nominations: Outstanding Set Design in a Drama Asbury Park High School - Backstage - Robert Rutt & Gary Kilmer Ocean Township High School - …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Malik took home the Basie Award for Outstanding Costumes in a Drama and Outstanding Costume Design in a Musical on Wednesday night.
Carole Malike has been designing costumes for Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School shows for over 10 years. She makes all of the theatre costumes in house and her hard work and talent were recognized at this year's Basie Awards. On May 25, the Count Basie Theatre announced winners for its Sixth Annual Basie Awards. The distinction recognizes outstanding achievement in the dramatic and musical theater productions of Monmouth County's high school theater companies. Malik dominated the Outstanding Costume Design category taking home two awards" one for design in a drama and another for design in a musical. When preparing for this year's musical, Sweeney Todd, Malik explained that it takes months to get the costumes together and a great …
The Count Basie Theatre announces Basie Award winners, honoring excellence in Monmouth County high school theater. RFH was nominated for 9 awards and left with 3.
On May 25, the Count Basie Theatre announced winners for its Sixth Annual Basie Awards. The distinction recognizes outstanding achievement in the dramatic and musical theater productions of Monmouth County's high school theater companies. The event featured performances by the casts of the Best Musical nominees, medleys featuring the nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress and Lead Actor, and a list of presenters that included a who's who in Monmouth County academia and performing arts. Twenty three high schools competed in 25 categories and over 1,300 students participated in the awards ceremony, evidenced by the thunderous roar of the audience when each nominee and winner was announced. "Steven Sondheim once said that 'all the best …
A round-up of useful information and events happening around Rumson and Fair Haven today.
Here is a list of 5 things you need to know today: 1. Sunny Skies: According to the National Weather Service, today will be mostly sunny with a high near 73. South wind between 9 and 13 mph. The nice warm spring weather will continue tonight as it will be partly cloudy with a low around 66. Get out of your house this evening and take a stroll over to the Forrestdale School in Rumson for An Evening of Fine Arts or stop by the Knollwood School for their Math and Physics Night. 2. A Big Check: Keeping up with technology is a challenge for any school district. Lucky for Rumson students, the Rumson Education Foundation (REF) raises money for that exact reason. Founded over 15 years go, REF is a not-for-profit organization that fund raises to …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The 2011 Basie Awards celebrate the year's high school dramatic and musical productions with a ceremony on Wednesday at the Count Basie Theatre.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
A comprehensive listing of all the nominations for the 2011 Basie Awards, which will be given out in a ceremony on Wednesday at the Count Basie Theatre. (See the YouTube video from last year's event.) 2011 Nominees for Dramatic Productions: Outstanding Set Design in a Drama Colts Neck High School ~ The Tempest ~ Ted Scheffler Raritan High School ~ Dracula ~ Patti Dunnells, Scott McCabe Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School ~ Hunchback of Notre Dame ~ Dino Pagano Middletown South High School ~ Rumors ~ Alexis Kozak Outstanding Lighting Design in a Drama Freehold High School ~ Canterville Ghost ~ Brendan Maroney Ranney School ~ Midsummer Night’s Dream ~ Kevin Cotter Raritan High School ~ Dracula ~ Michael Jacoby Rumson-Fair Haven …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Check out what's happening at Count Basie and Two River Theater this week
Wednesday, brings the Sixth Annual Basie Awards to the historic Count Basie Theatre. The Basie Awards honor the outstanding achievements of Monmouth County High School theater. Awards are handed out for exceptional performances in dramatic and musical productions that have been performed by high schools throughout the year. The awards also feature live performances by the casts of Best Musical nominees and celebrity presenters from across Monmouth County. Much like any award show, awards are handed out for behind the scenes productions as well as to those appearing on stage. This year, Rumson-Fair Haven’s Hunchback of Notre Dame leads the pack in the behind the scenes drama category, with nominations for Outstanding Set Design, …