Count Basie Theatre Education Programs Fall 2013
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Victoria Joel (Count Basie Theatre Usher and Education Intern) and Samantha Giustiniani (Outreach Administrator and Instructor) work with a student in an acting class.
he arts have the ability to create change and impact lives. They are life enhancing, enriching and T altering. Our understanding of the importance of exposure to the arts continues to be the driving
motivation behind each facet of our art and education programs. • Through our partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts we are empowering an ever-growing population of primary and middle school teachers with professional development tools to integrate the arts into their core curriculum. Arts integration fuels creative thinking, and research shows that students are more fully engaged in learning when the arts are used as teaching tools. • In our outreach program into the Monmouth County High Schools, our annual Basie Awards, now in it’s ninth season, continues to honor excellence in High School Theatre while fostering an appreciation and love for the arts. • Our extensive in- and after-school acting, music and choral classes continue to bring arts experiences to students in the Red Bank Borough School District and will be expanding to include students in the J.R. Bolger Middle School in Keansburg. • A bus-in program to bring area students into the theatre to experience live performances and the magic of the theatre, will be expanded in the 2013/14 school year as we reach out to create more collaborations and connections with surrounding schools. • Our professional faculty of teaching artists continue to offer programs that challenge, inspire and provide our students of all ages with quality training. Our educational mission as an arts organization is to instill the concepts of creative thinking and effective reasoning, and to inspire out of the box thinking and appreciation of the process as well as the product, while fostering an understanding and appreciation for cultural enrichment for people at all economic levels.
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All of our faculty are professionals in their field and bring a plethora of knowledge and experience to the classes they teach. For full faculty biographies, visit the Faculty section of our website.
John Paul Alfonso Dan Cooley Jeffrey Davis Marjorie Enerson Diane Fox Peter Fox Bruce Gallipani Samantha Giustiniani Peter Laurance Jacqueline Mazza Bradley Mott Vincent Mottern Joe Muccioli Robin Oddo Joe Reilly Dan Ricker Yvonne Scudiery
L to R: Yvonne Scudiery (Director of Education) Diane Fox and Christopher Tomaino (Instructors).
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Zac Silva Melanie Taylor Christopher Tomaino Bruce Williams Michael Zdeb
Weekly Classes & Specialty Workshops September 23 - December 14 No Class October 14, 31 & November 25 - 30 www.countbasietheatre.org/education
acting monday BEGINNER ACTING I/II SEPT. 23 & 30, OCT. 7, 21 & 28, NOV. 4, 11 & 18, DEC. 2 & 9 5-6PM AGES: 9-11 FEE: $200 INSTRUCTOR: MELANIE TAYLOR Learn the basic elements of acting for the stage. Students will develop a variety of skills that include use of the body, voice and mind to create believable characters. Script work, theatre games and improvisation also included.
BEGINNER ACTING FOR TEENS I/II SEPT. 23 & 30, OCT. 7, 21 & 28, NOV. 4, 11 & 18, DEC. 2 & 9 6-7:30PM AGES: 12-18 FEE: $295 INSTRUCTOR: MELANIE TAYLOR Create dynamic characters while learning the importance of projection, articulation and rhythm in speaking. Class includes script work, scene work and improvisation. Class is challenging and motivating. Begin the process of layering your role interpretations with energy, flexibility and commitment to actions and choices.
wednesday ACTING TECHNIQUES II/III OCT. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, NOV. 6, 13 & 20, DEC. 4 & 11
4-5:30PM AGES: 9-12 FEE: $295 INSTRUCTOR: ROBIN ODDO Class designed to give young actors the tools needed to expand their understanding and skills necessary to becoming an accomplished actor. Develop memorable characters as you layer your performance with believability and a strong dynamic.
WEDNESDAY ACTING FOR THE STAGE III/IV OCT. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, NOV. 6, 13 & 20, DEC. 4 & 11
Victoria Joel and Camille Pugliese in an acting showcase performance
5:30-7PM AGES: 13-18 FEE: $295 INSTRUCTOR: ROBIN ODDO For those students who already have a strong actor’s skill set. Working with scripts and improvisational situations students continue to hone their acting skills through the use of voice work, physical work and text analysis. Through the study of the relationships within the context of the script, students will learn to develop the back story that is so important in the process of making choices and evolving as an actor. Count Basie Theatre • Education Programs Fall 2013
thursday ACTING TECHNIQUES SEPT. 26, OCT. 3, 10, 17 & 24, NOV. 7, 14 & 21, DEC. 5 & 12 5-6PM AGES: 6-8 FEE: $200 INSTRUCTOR: MAJORIE ENERSON Build confidence through language development, movement and creative theatre games. Ms. Enersonâ€™s positive approach creates an atmosphere of camaraderie while exploring the magical world of live theatre.
saturday ACTING TECHNIQUES I/II OCT. 5, 12, 19 & 26, NOV. 2, 9, 16 & 23, DEC. 7 & 14 9:30-11AM AGES: 9-14 FEE: $295 INSTRUCTOR: MARJORIE ENERSON On the road to mastering the craft of acting. Script work and basic acting skills will be developed through the use of improvisation, script work, and theatre games designed to enhance focus, diction, projection and movement skills.
THEATRE COMBO CLASS OCT. 5, 12, 19 & 26, NOV. 2, 9, 16 & 23, DEC. 7 & 14 9:30-12:30PM AGES: 9-14 FEE: $510 (You save $80) INSTRUCTORS: MARJORIE ENERSON & DIANE FOX Includes Acting Techniques I/II (above) & Musical Theatre Vocal (page 8) and offers a special discounted rate. A challenging and motivating experience.
BEGINNER ACTING OCT. 5, 12, 19 & 26, NOV. 2, 9, 16 & 23, DEC. 7 & 14 11AM-12PM AGES: 6-8 FEE: $200 INSTRUCTOR: MARJORIE ENERSON Focus is on acting for the stage and includes basic stage techniques, vocal projection and diction and creating believable characters. Builds confidence and encourages creativity.
dance wednesday MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE OCT. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, NOV. 6, 13 & 20, DEC. 4 & 11 7-8PM AGES: 10-17 FEE: $200 INSTRUCTOR: YVONNE SCUDIERY Jazz and ballet technique are the foundational basis for musical theatre choreography. Beginning with warm-ups, isometric exercises, simple combinations and across the floor sequences, this class is challenging and motivating. Learn the basic moves used in musical theatre productions and ace that next audition.
thursday TAP I CRASH COURSE SESSION ONE: OCT. 3, 10, 17 & 24 SESSION TWO: NOV. 7, 14, 21 & DEC. 5 6-7PM AGES: TEEN/ADULT FEE: $85 INSTRUCTOR: JACQUELINE MAZZA Warm-ups, tap vocabulary, simple combinations and fully choreographed dance sequences are all incorporated into this challenging workout. A terrific way to get some aerobic exercise while enjoying the socialization inherent in a dance course.
BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE TAP CRASH COURSE SESSION ONE: OCT. 3, 10, 17 & 24 SESSION TWO: NOV. 7, 14, 21 & DEC. 5
7-8PM AGES: TEEN/ADULT FEE: $85 INSTRUCTOR: JACQUELINE MAZZA A slightly more technical approach to the Tap Crash Course I (above). Perfect way to continue to challenge and to improve your tap dancing technique.
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Bailey Stypa performs a solo in Jacqueline Mazza’s Intermediate Tap Crash Course.
on-screen acting tuesday KIDS ACTING FOR TV/FILM OCT. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, NOV. 5, 12, & 19, DEC. 3 & 10 4-5PM AGES: 4-5 FEE: $200 INSTRUCTOR: DAN COOLEY Diction, expression and delivering lines in a relaxed yet confident style will be the focus of the course. Great fun and an excellent first step toward developing greater self confidence and creativity.
ACTING FOR TV/FILM OCT. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, NOV. 5, 12, & 19, DEC. 3 & 10 5-6PM AGES: 6-8 FEE: $200 INSTRUCTOR: DAN COOLEY Perfect introduction to commercial acting. Students learn to overcome shyness while learning the basics of acting for the camera. Improvisation and simple script work will also be incorporated. Students perform a reality TV skit in Drama, Singing and Dance Week Camp.
THE TV/FILM ACTOR OCT. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, NOV. 5, 12, & 19, DEC. 3 & 10 6-7PM AGES: 9-13 FEE: $200 INSTRUCTOR: DAN COOLEY Using scripts from commercials and film, students will develop skills needed in acting for film and television. Students will gain an understanding of the differences in acting for the camera and performing live. Developing self expression, clear diction and a confident, focused attitude are student goals that will be addressed in this session.
music thursday FAMILY UKULELE PRIMER OCT. 3, 10, 17 & 24 4:30-5:30PM AGES: 11 & UP FEE: $85 per person FAMILY RATE: PAY FULL PRICE FOR FIRST FAMILY & HALF PRICE EACH ADDITIONAL MEMBER
INSTRUCTOR: DOROTHY SIKORA Come join the fun and learn to play the ukulele in this family friendly class. Participants will need to supply their own instrument. Class will focus on tuning, hand positioning, strumming, and basic chords and chord transitions. Great fun and a good way to challenge your brain by learning something new!
Jazz Arts Academy students peforming at the 2012 Fall Performing Arts Showcase.
music partnerships ROCKIT AT THE BASIE AGES: 8-18 FEE: $345* (+$10 AUDITION FEE) *DUE UPON ACCEPTANCE INTO THE PROGRAM
INSTRUCTORS: BRUCE GALLIPANI, MICHAEL ZDEB, ZAC SILVA AND DAN RICKER Rockit is New Jersey’s premier rock band program for young musicians. Learn classic tunes during six weeks of group instruction, and be a rock star on stage as you perform live at the Count Basie Theatre’s historic venue. See page 15 for more information.
JAZZ ARTS ACADEMY AT THE BASIE 4-6PM & 5:30-7:30PM AGES: 13-18 FEE: $335 (+$10 REGISTRATION FEE)* *INCLUDES COURSE MATERIALS, STUDY GUIDES AND SHEET MUSIC. NEEDS-BASED TUITION ASSISTANCE AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE.
INSTRUCTORS: JOE MUCCIOLI, BRUCE WILLIAMS AND PETER LAURANCE With careful guidance from top professionals in the field, students discover the importance and rewards of discipline and success in the pursuit of forever-heightened goals. Together, they learn about jazz as they forge lifelong skills. See page 15 for more information. Count Basie Theatre • Education Programs Fall 2013
vocals Students running through vocal warm-ups in Instructor Vincent Mottern’s Vocal Esemble Week Camp.
Fall Session Weekly Classes & Specialty Workshops September 23 - December 14 No Class October 14, 31 & November 25 - 30
monday ROCK VOCALS SEPT. 23 & 30, OCT. 7, 21 & 28, NOV. 4, 11 & 18, DEC. 2 & 9 4-5PM AGES: 9-13 FEE: $200 INSTRUCTOR: JOHN PAUL ALFONSO Bring out your inner “rock star” and create your own vocal identity. Learn proper vocal warm ups, breathing techniques, lyric interpretation and performance skills. Focus is on group harmonics with some solo work.
thursday SINGING I/II SEPT. 26, OCT. 3, 10, 17 & 24, NOV. 7, 14 & 21, DEC. 5 & 12 6-7PM AGES: 8-11 FEE: $200 INSTRUCTOR: DIANE FOX Class incorporates the basic elements of music theory along with a strong focus on developing healthy singing techniques including proper warm-ups, articulation exercises, breath support and voice placement. Class includes ensemble as well as solo work.
saturday MUSICAL THEATRE VOCAL OCT. 5, 12, 19 & 26, NOV. 2, 9, 16 & 23, DEC. 7 & 14 11-12:30PM AGES: 9-14 FEE: $295 INSTRUCTOR: DIANE FOX Class incorporates the basic elements of music theory along with a strong focus on developing healthy singing techniques including proper warm-ups, articulation exercises, breath support and voice placement - all important aspects in becoming a musical theatre performer.
THEATRE COMBO CLASS OCT. 5, 12, 19 & 26, NOV. 2, 9, 16 & 23, DEC. 7 & 14 9:30-12:30PM AGES: 9-14 FEE: $510 (You save $80) INSTRUCTORS: MARJORIE ENERSON & DIANE FOX Includes Acting Techniques I/II (page 4) & Musical Theatre Vocal (above) and offers a special discounted rate. A challenging and motivating experience. www.countbasietheatre.org/education
Fall Session Weekly Classes & Specialty Workshops September 23 - December 14 No Class October 14, 31 & November 25 - 30
tuesday BROADWAY BASICS OCT. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, NOV. 5, 12 & 19, DEC. 3 & 10 4-5PM AGES: 6-8 FEE: $200 INSTRUCTOR: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI Explore the wonders of the imagination as you act, sing and dance in this lively musical theatre class. A wide variety of games and exercises are implemented to develop focus and selfdiscipline while encouraging creativity.
Teen Musical Theatre Intensive Week Camp students perform “The Audition.”
MUSICAL THEATRE FOR KIDS OCT. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, NOV. 5, 12 & 19, DEC. 3 & 10 5-6PM AGES: 8-11 FEE: $200 INSTRUCTOR: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI For those who love the music and magic of Broadway. Class uses songs and scripts from Broadway shows to develop musical theatre and performance skills.
MUSICAL THEATRE II/III OCT. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, NOV. 5, 12 & 19, DEC. 3 & 10 6-7:3PM AGES: 12-15 FEE: $295 INSTRUCTOR: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI Develop strong vocal skills, breathing posture, diction and lyric interpretation. Script work and blocking will round out the theatrical experience. Selected materials for session will focus on musicals from the past decade.
thursday BROADWAY BOUND SEPT. 26, OCT. 3, 10, 17 & 24, NOV. 7, 14 & 21, DEC. 5 & 12 4-5PM AGES: 4-5 FEE: $200 INSTRUCTOR: MARJORIE ENERSON Theatre games, singing, movement and basic acting techniques round out this introductory class. The perfect opportunity to explore the wonders of the imagination while gaining self confidence and the ability to work collaboratively with others.
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adult programs Adults running through drills in the Adult Tap Dance Crash Course.
monday 4-WEEK ADULT PUBLIC SPEAKING & INTERVIEW SAVVY OCT. 7, 21, 28 & NOV. 4 7:30-8:30PM AGES: ADULT FEE: $85 INSTRUCTOR: MELANIE TAYLOR Focuses on techniques to enhance your ability to capture an audience with confidence and flare. Exercises to improve diction and voice inflection are incorporated into 4-week session.
thursday FAMILY UKULELE PRIMER OCT. 3, 10, 17 & 24 4:30-5:30PM AGES: 11 & UP FEE: $85 per person FAMILY RATE: PAY FULL PRICE FOR FIRST FAMILY & HALF PRICE EACH ADDITIONAL MEMBER
INSTRUCTOR: DOROTHY SIKORA See page 7 for more information.
TAP I CRASH COURSE SESSION ONE: OCT. 3, 10, 17 & 24 SESSION TWO: NOV. 7, 14, 21 & DEC. 5 6-7PM AGES: TEEN/ADULT FEE: $85 INSTRUCTOR: JACQUELINE MAZZA See page 5 for more information.
BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE TAP CRASH COURSE SESSION ONE: OCT. 3, 10, 17 & 24 SESSION TWO: NOV. 7, 14, 21 & DEC. 5 7-8PM AGES: TEEN/ADULT FEE: $85 INSTRUCTOR: JACQUELINE MAZZA See page 5 for more information.
intensives YEAR-LONG AUDITION BASED CONSERVATORY STYLE PROGRAMS GEARED TOWARD THE MOTIVATED, CAREER-MINDED STUDENT RUN FROM SEPTEMBER TO JUNE Faculty: Christopher Tomaino, Bradley Mott, Vincent Mottern, Diane Fox, Yvonne Scudiery (Students accepted into either program pay a one time annual base tuition of $400) Twelve students will be accepted into each Intensive program. We are looking for individuals with potential coupled with a strong work ethic and ability to focus. AUDITIONS: Friday, September 13, 6PM & Saturday, September 14, 12PM. Call 732-224-8778 x 125 for audition time. All those auditioning should prepare a monologue and be prepared for cold readings and interview. Musical theatre hopefuls should also prepare a song: a cappella or with CD accompaniment. Once a student is accepted into the program, no refunds will be granted.
monday MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE II CLASS RUNS FROM SEPT.-JUNE, FIRST CLASS MEETS SEPT. 23 4-6PM AGES: 10-13 FEE: $400 Accepted students will have completed Intensive I (page 12) or have comparable training and understanding. In this challenging, in depth learning experience students will build on the progression of their skills through a layering of techniques that focus on the evolution of the actor/performer. Curriculum includes dance, voice and acting. Intensive Students will receive a discount of 50% on any other class or workshops they wish to register for during the September-June season.
ACTOR’S INTENSIVE II CLASS RUNS FROM SEPT.-JUNE, FIRST CLASS MEETS SEPT. 23 6-8PM AGES: 11-14 Fee: $400 Accepted students will have completed Intensive I (page 12) or have comparable training and understanding. Curriculum includes improvisation, script analysis and scene study, character development, dialects, articulation and breath control. Students will be trained in a wide variety of styles ranging from the classics to contemporary material. Intensive Students will receive a discount of 50% on any other class or workshops they wish to register for during the September-June season.
Intensive Students listen to Instructor Robin Oddo discuss proper script analysis during her portion of the Actor’s Intensive Class.
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Intensive Students learn how to respond appropriately to vocal cues in Instructor Bradley Mott’s portion of the Actor’s Intensive Class.
wednesday MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE I CLASS RUNS FROM SEPT.-JUNE, FIRST CLASS MEETS SEPT. 25 4:30-6:30PM AGES: 10-13 FEE: $400 In this challenging, in depth learning experience, students will build on the progression of their skills through a layering of techniques that focus on the evolution of the actor/performer. Curriculum includes dance, voice and acting. Intensive Students will receive a discount of 50% on any other class or workshops they wish to register for during the September-June season.
ACTOR’S INTENSIVE I CLASS RUNS FROM SEPT.-JUNE, FIRST CLASS MEETS SEPT. 25 6:30-8:30PM AGES: 13-18 FEE: $400 Curriculum includes improvisation, script analysis and scene study, character development, dialects, articulation and breath control. Students will be trained in a wide variety of styles ranging from the classics to contemporary material. Intensive Students will receive a discount of 50% on any other class or workshops they wish to register for during the September-June season.
workshops september THE RHYTHM OF LEADERSHIP PLAYSHOP™ FRIDAY, SEPT. 20 10AM-6PM AGES: ADULT FEE: $199* *INCLUDES INTERACTIVE TRAINING, LUNCH, DRUM CIRCLE FACILITATORS HANDBOOK
INSTRUCTOR: ARTHUR HULL Take an ordinary day and transform it into an extraordinary opportunity to sharpen your creative leadership powers through the metaphor of RHYTHM! Rhythm is woven into every aspect of our physical lives: breathing, sleeping, hormonal cycles, heartbeat, brain waves, walking and talking. Understanding the basics of creating rhythm provides a fun, interactive platform for understanding and developing your leadership abilities. The Rhythm of Leadership Playshop™ is for everyone! No Arhtur Hull and participants in The Rhythm of Leadership Playshop™ experience is necessary. Escape the outside world and play in a one-of-a-kind musical laboratory. This experiential training offers a playful and safe environment to explore the power of rhythm in the context of team building and leadership development. Visit countbasietheatre.org/education to register! Arthur Hull: Known throughout the world as an inspirational presenter, a skilled group facilitator and a motivational trainer. He has inspired a grass-roots movement of people from diverse cultures and backgrounds who have learned to use the impact of rhythm as a means to improve human interaction. Arthur has been written about in elite publications including: The Economist, The LA times, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and The Yoga Journal.
october 4-WEEK DEVELOPING PRESENTATION SKILLS THURSDAY OCT. 3, 10, 17 & 24
7:30-9PM AGES: TEEN/ADULT FEE: $85 (4-Week Session) INSTRUCTOR: JEFFREY DAVIS Jeffrey Davis, executive coach and founder of Speak Clear Communications, will bring his expertise to this 4-week workshop. Speak Clear’s mission is to help struggling speakers become audience focused, relaxed, purposeful and articulate. The workshop will address: • Preparing and rehearsing your presentation (feel free to bring in a presentation you are working on) • Understanding and using nonverbal communication • Engaging your audience and holding its attention • Using your full vocal register • Avoiding vocal hiccups (ahhh’s & umm’s) • Coping with stage fright Our adult programming has proven to be extremely successful, so register early to ensure a spot in this informative 4-week workshop. Count Basie Theatre • Education Programs Fall 2013
THEATRE DESIGN WORKSHOP 2-PART INTENSIVE SESSION I: FOCUS ON STAGE AND SET, OCT. 12, 1-4PM SESSION II: FOCUS ON COSTUMING , OCT. 19, 1-4PM
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FEE: ONE SESSION $45 BOTH SESSIONS $80 INSTRUCTOR: JOE REILLY For those interested in an economical approach to producing a play or musical. Classes will cover: How to design set pieces for multiple uses Ideas for set transitions and storage How to design a basic set with add-ons Painting techniques, use of color, sponging and texturing How to develop a costume plot Sources for costumes Sources for supplies, fabrics, trims, 3-D moldings, drops etc.
Participants should bring a copy of the script for your play or musical and the stage/backstage dimensions if you are in pre-production. If you are not currently working on a specific production the information will be beneficial as you plan for your next performance. Bring a notebook and sketching materials.
november ADVANCED CINEMATIC STRUCTURE CLASS SATURDAY & SUNDAY, NOV. 16 & 17 12:30-5:30PM AGES: ADULT FEE: $239 (Seating is limited) INSTRUCTOR: PETER FOX This course is designed to enlighten writers of all genres, and to help them explore the art and science of cinematic structure. By utilizing two feature-length films, Peter Fox will guide students through classic and epic cinematic structures. The process is designed to broaden their knowledge of structure and character. Transition techniques between acts, sequences, scenes and beats will be covered at length.
For more detailed descriptions and information on these great workshops, visit countbasietheatre.org/education
music partnerships L to R: Sean Moran and Andrew Tachine at a Rockit performance on the Basie stage.
jazz arts academy at the basie
OPEN TO ALL YOUNG MUCISIANS FALL SEMESTER: 10 WEEKS, SEPT. 29-NOV. 24 ORIENTATION & PLACEMENT: SEPT. 22 SUNDAYS, 4-6PM & 5:30-7:30PM AGES: 13-19 FEE: $335 (+$10 REGISTRATION FEE)*
rockit at the basie NEW JERSEY’S PREMIER ROCK BAND PROGRAM FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS AGES: 8-18 FEE: $345* (+$10 AUDITION FEE) *DUE UPON ACCEPTANCE INTO THE PROGRAM
INSTRUCTORS: BRUCE GALLIPANI, MICHAEL ZDEB, ZAC SILVA AND DAN RICKER Learn classic tunes during six weeks of group instruction, and be a rock star on stage as you perform live at the Count Basie Theatre’s historic venue. Vocalists, drummers, guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, brass and string players are encouraged to complement their private studies with our collaborative program. Audition and orientation class is required. All band classes are 90-minutes long and taught by talented instructors with diverse backgrounds. Space is limited.
Audition: Saturday, Sept. 14 Orientation: Saturday, Oct. 12 Rehearsals: Each student will be assigned to one 90 minute band rehearsal time slot between Tuesday and Saturday. The Fall rehearsal schedule will take place from the week of Oct. 22 through Nov. 30. Concert: Sunday, Dec. 1, 3PM on the Count Basie Theatre stage For more information and to register, visit countbasietheatre.org/education Count Basie Theatre • Education Programs Fall 2013
*INCLUDES COURSE MATERIALS, STUDY GUIDES AND SHEET MUSIC. NEEDS-BASED TUITION ASSISTANCE AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS ARE AVAIALBLE.
INSTRUCTORS: JOE MUCCIOLI, BRUCE WILLIAMS AND PETER LAURANCE Gain valuable experience in Jazz Combos and Big Hands! Learn all about the jazz greats from the past... including Count Basie! • Fun Jazz Ensembles • Personalized Instruction • Music Theory & Improvisation • Listening Sessions • World-Renowned Faculty • Visiting Guest Clinicians Specializing in Each Instrument • Free Access to Summer Jazz Series, and more! For more information visit countbasietheatre.org/education
Zach Stroz performs his solo during the Fall 2012 Performing Arts Showcase.
Students from local schools anxiously await Cirque Zuma Zuma to take the Basie Stage during the first ever Basie Bus-In Show.
bus-in shows THE RUDOLF NUREYEV STATE BALLET THEATRE: SLEEPING BEAUTY DEC. 17, 11AM TICKETS: $10 The Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet Theatre is the youngest among the Russian theatres. It holds sacred and maintains traditions started by the luminaries of the company, the alumni of the St. Petersburg school: spirituality of dance, dramatic effect and the depth of the image penetration, combination of the technical skills and emotionality of performing, and on December 17, brings the worldâ€™s most beloved ballet back to glorious life!
GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS PRESENT CIRQUE ZIVA MAR. 17, 10:30AM* TICKETS: $10 Recently recognized for their Broadway performances with two Drama Desk Award nominations for Unique Theatrical Experience and Best Choreography, the Golden Dragon Acrobats combine acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music, and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. Today, acrobatics has served the important role of becoming part of the culture exchange between China and other western nations.
MAY 5, 10:30AM* TICKETS: $10 Mariachi Reyna (the first all-female mariachi group) not only acts as role models for girls and women in the world of mariachi music, but they also demonstrate a rich heritage of mariachi music, and the opportunity to include families in learning and performing. Together the group has recorded three albums, including their last in 2009 CompaĂąeras, which was Latin and American Grammy Award nominated. This multi-talented group of musicians brings a unique culture and musicality to the Basie. *TIME SUBJECT TO CHANGE www.countbasietheatre.org/education
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THE ANNUAL BASIE AWARDS ARE COUNT BASIE THEATRE’S ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION PRORGRAM (PATTERNED AFTER BROADWAY’S TONY AWARDS) HONORING EXCELLENCE IN HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE WITHIN MONMOUTH COUNTY Join us for the Ninth Annual Basie Awards! Honoring Excellence in High School Theatre! In the past eight years we’ve seen: • over 300 productions • 8,000 actors, • 1,000 designers, and • 3,700 musicians! While the momentary thrill of winning an award can be exciting, we hope these theatre lovers never lose sight of the true meaning of mounting a production: the lasting memories, the personal growth, the camaraderie and fun! To that point Moser Taboada Law Firm of Shrewsbury, NJ has generously established the Moser Taboada Arts Impact Scholarship to benefit Monmouth County high school seniors for their continuing education. The scholarship, Students from Howell High School perform at the 8th Annual Basie Awards. coordinated by the Count Basie Theatre, will begin in the 2013/2014 school year and is open to high school seniors whose lives, academic, and career choices have been impacted by the arts. Information and applications will be available at www.countbasietheatre.org/education.
The following high schools have participated in our Awards Program:
Asbury Park • Christian Brothers Academy • Colts Neck • Communications High School Freehold • Freehold Township • High Technology • Howell • Keansburg Long Branch • Manalapan • Marlboro • Matawan Regional • Mater Dei Prep Monmouth • Middletown North • Middletown South • Neptune Ocean Township • The Ranney School • Raritan • Red Bank Catholic • Red Bank Regional Rumson-Fair Haven Regional • Shore Regional • St. John Vianney • St. Rose
THE ARTS HAVE THE ABILITY TO INSPIRE, EDUCATE, ELEVATE, MOTIVATE, CHALLENGE AND UNITE Count Basie Theatre • Education Programs Fall 2013
Lenore Blank Kelner leads a professional development workshop with teachers in the Red Bank School District.
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF A FULLY IMPLEMENTED ARTS PROGRAM? The most recent scientific studies are now telling us that it results in: Fewer Dropouts • Higher Attendance • Better Team Players • An Increased Love of Learning Greater Student Dignity • Enhanced Creativity and Problem Solving A More Prepared Citizen for Tomorrow’s Workplace • Greater Cultural Awareness Not to mention an abounding volume of evidence touting the arts’ ability to impact students on a neurological level! Truly exciting findings that validate our commitment to Arts Integration and Arts Education!
shows for the family ANGELINA BALLERINA: THE MUSICAL OCTOBER 10, 4PM Angelina and her friends, Alice, Gracie, AZ, Viki, and even their teacher, Ms. Mimi, are all aflutter because a special guest is coming to visit Camembert Academy! Angelina and her friends , Alice, Gracie, AZ, Viki, and even their teacher, Ms. Mimi, will perform all types of dance, including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig and of course, ballet, and they are excited to show off their skills to their famous visitor.
MIKE SUPER: MAGIC & ILLUSION OCTOBER 25, 8PM As the winner of NBC’s hit TV show Phenomenon, Mike is the only magician in history to win a LIVE magic competition on primetime US network television and voted America’s Favorite Mystifier! Through spectacular illusions and his own inimitable down-to- earth style and personality, Mike Super has pioneered a new form of magic that transcends the “trick.” www.countbasietheatre.org/education
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