2013 SUMMER PROGRAM
Count Basie Theatre
ACADEMY Note From the Director, Yvonne Lamb Scudiery
“Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” ~ Vince Lombardi Since the arrival of the theatre’s new CEO, Adam Philipson, in November of last year, the theatre and its staff have experienced a shot of positive energy and an agenda that is jam packed with new programming concepts for the theatre, collaborative partnerships, and a deepening sense of our place in the community. While I am thrilled to have such a forward thinking captain at the helm, it also brings to mind the importance of teamwork in order for us as an organization to implement his fabulous vision. Taking this one step further, I realize that the teamwork required of us as employees of the theatre and the teamwork required of young actors preparing for a performance is one and the same. As I write the course descriptions for multiple classes, one of the recurring inherent benefits of arts education is that it builds confidence, collaboration, and a strong understanding of the importance of working together as a team. In a society that has often been deemed the me-centric generation, where everything we do is for our own personal comfort, it is refreshing to know that we are doing our part to break that cycle and instill a different work ethic in our students. It is my hope that in their efforts to create proficient young actors, singers and dancers, our faculty follows the philosophy of the infamous coach, Vince Lombardi. Not only do they teach the essentials of the craft but also the life skills that will translate to a generation of respectful and disciplined youngsters who are truly team-players. The infamous Green Bay Packer coach, Vince Lombardi certainly had the right idea when it came to inspiring and motivating his players! Contact Director of Education, Yvonne Lamb Scudiery at 732-224-8778 x 106 or email@example.com
Photos inside courtesy of: Glen DiCrocco, Brian Stratton and Count Basie Theatre
SUMMER FACULTY 2013 John Paul Alfonso John attended the University of the Arts, and studied Music Theory with Carlo Vinci, LeRoy Whitehead and Sean Diebler. John is an actor/ singer/musician/musical director/educator.
Joe Cantaffa Joe holds a B.A. in Music from Rutgers University and an M.A. in Music Education from Mason Gross School of the Arts, and is a voting member of The Grammy Awards/ RIAA. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Music Educators’ Association and serves as production manager and coordinating chairman for its All State Chorus/Orchestra/Jazz programs.
Dan Cooley Dan is a director/ actor from Monmouth County and has performed in theatres in NYC/ NJ as well as appearing in independent and student films. Dan is the Resident Director for New Mystics Theatre Co., a traveling teen company that performs socially relevant pieces and fights for social justice. Dan is also a teacher at Actor’s Playground and Arts Middle School.
Marjorie Enerson Marjorie received her B.F.A. in Theatre Arts from Montclair State University and also studied abroad for six months at Middlesex Polytechnic in England. She created and implemented the Performing Arts curriculum for Monmouth Academy (formerly known as Lakewood Prep) from 2004 to 2011.
Diane Fox Diane holds a B.M. in Voice from Kent State. Diane is an internationally acclaimed vocalist, who has won over critics worldwide with her compelling performances in the dramatic MezzoSoprano repertoire. She is an active member of Equity and AGMA. Her unparalleled expertise as a teacher and coach has enabled her students
to garner apprenticeships at professional opera companies and to win countless awards.
Amy Fredericks Amy holds a B.F.A. in Music. She is a soloist with the Arcadian Chorale and has served as Musical Director for numerous community and high school theater productions. She is currently teaching private voice and piano.
Bruce is a seasoned drum pro having performed in the U.S. and abroad with several rock-n-roll touring outfits since the late seventies. He is the founder and director of Rockit, a dedicated live-performance program for kids ages 8-18.
Samantha Giustiniani Samantha holds a B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from Kean University. She is currently working with high school students at the Union County Academy of Performing Arts and Kean University’s Department of Theatre. Having previously spent many years teaching theatre and music to pre-school aged children she has a specialty in creating early childhood theatre and music programs.
Kate Havel Kate holds a B.A. in Art Education from Kean University and an M.A. in Dance Movement from Wesleyan. She is a dancer/ actress/singer (Sugar and Zorba Off-Broadway) and has many dinner theatre, nightclub, summer stock and children’s theatre roles to her credit. A former member of Actor’s Equity, SAG, and AFTRA, Kate studied at HB Studio, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and The Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre in NYC.
Joan holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Speech and Theatre Arts. She currently teaches Reader’s Theatre, Creative Theatre and Musical Theatre to the students in the Red Bank Borough Schools as part of our Educational Outreach Program.
Elaenee Frangos Nowell
Cat holds a B.A. in Communications: Radio /TV/ Film from The College of New Jersey and a graduate of BMI’s Contemporary Professional Songwriting Class under NYU Professor, Billy Seidman She has been an active improv comedian for the past six years, performing short form, long form, and musical improv. She has trained with NYC’s Upright Citizens Brigade Tour Co. She is a full-time actress, session artist, and singer/songwriter.
Elaenee has performed with the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Philadelphia Opera Company, the New York Jazz Choreography Project, and locally with Red Bank’s Company of Dance Arts for whom she has also choreographed and served as rehearsal assistant and children’s ballet mistress. Mrs. Nowell has been a staff member of the Count Basie Theatre’s Outreach program since 2008. She is currently in the process of her Pilates certification with the Kane School of Core Integration in NYC.
Alison holds an B.F.A in Musical Theatre from Elon University, North Carolina. She has worked in numerous talent agencies in NYC including, Schiffman, Eckman, Morrison & Marx, Frontier Booking International, Innovative (at Ford Management), Gilla Roos, Inc, and currently at Parkside Talent Management, Florham Park. She has worked with such stars as Anne Hathaway, Julia Stiles, Frankie Muniz, Emmy Rossum and Jason Biggs. A talented actress and director she is elated to be joining our team of professionals.
Jacqueline Mazza Jacqueline holds a B.A. in Art Education. She is the choreographer and assistant technical director at Middletown HS South. She is proficient in a number of tap dancing styles. As a professional dancer, she has appeared in numerous Off-Broadway, community theatre and regional theatre productions.
Bradley Mott Bradley Mott has been working in Theatre, Television, Film, and commercials for over 30 years. His film and television work includes: The Accidental Tourist, The Applegates, Stranger than Fiction, Mildred Pierce for HBO, Roseanne, A Different World and ER. He recently finished filming on the new Cohen Brothers picture Inside Llewyn Davis. Bradley has taught for over 30 years at Columbia College, Northwestern University in Chicago, Monmouth University and NYC’s prestigious CAP21.
Vincent Mottern Vincent received a B.A. in Music Education from Westminster Choir College and is currently a chorus director and music teacher for Knollwood School in Fair Haven. He is a multi-talented musical theatre director, musician, composer and performer.
Robin Oddo Robin holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Monmouth University and has numerous stage and television acting credits. Her passion for acting has led to the development of the Black Box performance space and the New Perspectives Acting Troupe. She loves teaching and inspiring her students through improvisation, script performance and character development.
Lori Olson Lori holds a B.A. in Elementary Education and Fine Arts with a concentration in Theatre. She is a sixth grade teacher at Long Branch Middle School. A director for Musical Theatre, and a private acting coach, she brings abounding energy and expertise to her very popular classes. As an actress, vocalist, dancer, and educator, Ms. Olson is herself the perfect example of how hard work, discipline, and focus can help any student become a well rounded performer and can have a positive and lasting effect on one’s life.
Joseph Russo Joseph has a B.A. in Communication Arts and an M.A. in Theatre and Human Communications. He is currently the Director of the Drama Program at Red Bank Regional High School and has been teaching, acting, and directing for over 39 years.
Melanie Taylor Melanie has over 25 years of experience in all aspects of theatre, and for the past 15 years has shared her knowledge as a drama teacher, director, and advisor at Raritan High School. She is an accomplished and award winning director, stage manager, and makeup artist. Melanie is the VicePresident of the New Jersey Drama and Forensics League, and is the Artistic Director/ Co-Founder of the St. John’s Community Playhouse in Hazlet; celebrating six successful seasons.
Christopher Tomaino Chris is a local actor and educator. He holds a B.A. in Speech/Communications/ Theatre from Monmouth University and an M.F.A. in Acting from Indiana University. He has been an adjunct instructor at Brookdale Community College for the past 10 years as well as being the Musical Theatre Coordinator for the Somerset County Performing Arts Program for six years, creating and running the first curricular Musical Theatre program in the state of NJ.
Meredith Wehr Meredith holds a B.A. in Dance from Slippery Rock University and an M.F.A. in Choreography/Education from Arizona State University. She has extensive experience in arts education outreach and is a certified Yoga Instructor, Personal Trainer and Kick Boxing instructor.
SUMMER SESSION 2013 WEEK-LONG CAMPS
Summer Curriculum, July 8 - August 24 Sign Up for Multiple Classes and Save! Pay Full price for first class and deduct $25 off the course fee for each additional class. Offer is valid for individual registrants and is not a family discount plan.
THE FOLLOWING WEEK-LONG CAMPS ARE OFFERED MULTIPLE TIMES:
THE FOLLOWING WEEK-LONG CAMPS ARE OFFERED ONCE: JULY 8-12 BROADWAY SONG AND DANCE WEEK AGES: 4-5 FEE: $110 MONDAY-FRIDAY 9:30-10:30AM INSTRUCTOR: VINCENT MOTTERN For our youngest theatre lovers, this is the perfect camp to get your imagination flowing and your confidence soaring. Using a variety of singing and acting activities, Mr. Mottern weaves his magical and musical charm. Parents of past participants have found his classes to be an enriching experience for their children.
JULY 15-19 & AUGUST 5-9, AUGUST 19-23 DRAMA DANCE SINGING WEEK AGES: 8-12 FEE: $290 MONDAY-FRIDAY 9:30AM-12:30PM INSTRUCTORS: YVONNE SCUDIERY & AMY FREDERICKS (JULY 15-19 & AUGUST 5-9)
INSTRUCTORS: LORI OLSON & AMY FREDERICKS (AUGUST 19-23)
One of our most popular programs, this fast-paced week incorporates singing, dancing and acting. Musical theatre is the basis and primary focus for the week, with an emphasis on blocking and singing musical numbers. Camp includes script work. Friday of each week culminates with an inclassroom demonstration for parents and friends. Each week is different, so many students opt to take multiple weeks. A terrific learning experience and great fun too.
JULY 8-12 JAZZ DANCE WEEK AGES: 8-12 FEE: $165 MONDAY-FRIDAY 9:30-11AM INSTRUCTOR: ELAENEE FRANGOS NOWELL Jazz dance is the backbone technique behind those Broadway dancers who sizzle. The class structure emphasizes posture, flexibility, endurance and basic jazz dance vocabulary. The techniques learned in this class are extremely important for musical theatre lovers and will prove to be helpful at your next audition!
(Students should bring a daily snack & a blank audio CD).
JULY 8-12 & AUGUST 12-16 TEEN MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE WEEK AGES: 13-18 FEE: $290 JULY 8-12 MONDAY-FRIDAY 1-4PM INSTRUCTORS: MELANIE TAYLOR & AMY FREDERICKS AUGUST 12-16 MONDAY-FRIDAY 9:30AM-12:30PM INSTRUCTORS: YVONNE SCUDIERY & AMY FREDERICKS Have you ever dreamed of stopping the show and seeing the audience jump to its feet in a round of thunderous applause? In this class you will learn the skills needed to turn your musical theatre expertise into a show stopping performance. Camp will include script work, singing, blocking and dance movement. A presentation for parents and friends will be held in the classroom at the end of the week. (Students should bring a daily snack & a blank audio CD).
JULY 8-12 DANCE DANCE DANCE WEEK AGES: 6-8 FEE: $165 MONDAY-FRIDAY 11AM-12:30PM INSTRUCTOR: KATE HAVEL A wonderful introductory class to the world of dance. Ms. Havel offers a smorgasbord of dance styles and foundational techniques for each dance form: tap, jazz, ballet, musical theatre and ethnic dance will all be introduced to novice dancers. Students will also be given the opportunity to create their own choreographed dance sequences. This class promises to be great fun! JULY 8-12 ACTING FOR KIDS WEEK AGES: 9-12 FEE: $290 MONDAY-FRIDAY 1-4PM INSTRUCTOR: ROBIN ODDO This acting class will give you the basic “tools” you’ll need as you begin your journey to becoming an actor. Ms. Oddo’s passion for bringing out the best in each of her students, coupled with her expertise as a Director and actress makes this a very valuable camp for young thespians. This week-long camp is sure to boost your self-esteem and give you the confidence needed to get out there and become the actor you were born to be! (Students should bring a daily snack.)
JULY 8-12 VOCAL ENSEMBLE WEEK AGES: 9-12 FEE: $165 MONDAY-FRIDAY 11AM-12:30PM INSTRUCTOR: VINCENT MOTTERN Don’t sing in the shower... be a star and join your fellow singing enthusiasts in this week-long camp. Learn the basics of harmonizing, breath control and posture so important in producing quality sound and projection. A demonstration for parents and friends will be held in the classroom at the end of the week.
JULY 15-19 FAIRY TALES ON BROADWAY WEEK AGES: 4-5 FEE: $110 MONDAY-FRIDAY 9:30-10:30AM INSTRUCTOR: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI What young musical theatre lover doesn’t adore the productions that Disney has made famous on Broadway? Belle and Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast, Ariel and Sebastian from The Little Mermaid, the Fairy Godmother from Cinderella, or Little Red Riding Hood from Into the Woods. In Ms. Giustiniani’s class the magic of Broadway’s favorite fairy tale characters will come to life through acting, song and movement. A short classroom demonstration will be held at the end of the week for parents and friends.
SUMMER SESSION 2013 WEEK-LONG CAMPS
Summer Curriculum, July 8 - August 24 Sign Up for Multiple Classes and Save! Pay Full price for first class and deduct $25 off the course fee for each additional class. Offer is valid for individual registrants and is not a family discount plan. JULY 15-19 ANNIE WEEK AGES: 6-8 FEE: $165 MONDAY-FRIDAY 10:30AM-12PM INSTRUCTOR: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI This 1977 Broadway musical is still one of the most popular among our younger Broadway enthusiasts. Students will hone their acting, singing and movement skills while working with the script and music from the original production. A high energy week of learning and growing! (Students should bring a daily snack.)
JULY 15-19 DIALECTS AND DICTION WEEK AGES: 9-12 FEE: $165 MONDAY-FRIDAY 12:30-2PM INSTRUCTOR: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI This class focuses on training actors to develop believable accents and dialects. So many great plays require young actors to use dialects and this is an important tool for those interested in expanding their acting prowess. Focus will be on British, Cockney and several American accents. JULY 15-19 SCENE STUDY WEEK AGES: 9-12 FEE: $290 MONDAY-FRIDAY 1-4PM INSTRUCTOR: ROBIN ODDO A Scene Study class is the perfect place to refine the craft of acting. Technical exercises will be incorporated into the class structure to allow for even greater growth and deeper understanding. Class provides a great opportunity to test your performance skills as you work on scenes from various genres of theatre. (Students should bring a notebook & a daily snack to class.)
JULY 15-19 LEARNING TO LOVE SHAKESPEARE WEEK AGES: 12-17 FEE: $215 MONDAY-FRIDAY 2-4PM INSTRUCTOR: JOE RUSSO Under the guidance of Mr. Russo, we promise that by the end of this week-long camp you will learn to love and appreciate the words and works of Shakespeare. Once you get the gist of the story line, break the language barrier and discover the fact that many of his plays are filled with wonderfully comic moments, others brimming with action and gore… you’ll begin to realize that his works were certainly not stuffy or dry but truly engaging and always memorable. Once you break the code and begin to understand the metaphoric allusions and use of puns… you’ll realize that diving into Shakespeare is always a rewarding experience… just give it a chance!
JULY 22-26 BROADWAY BOUND WEEK AGES: 9-12 FEE: $290 MONDAY-FRIDAY 9:30AM-12:30PM INSTRUCTORS: LORI OLSON & AMY FREDERICKS If you love to act, sing, and dance this is the camp for you. Script work, vocal exercises and dance technique will all be incorporated into this high-energy, week-long camp under the guidance of two dynamic theatre professionals. Using the skills learned during this session, students will present a mini-musical review for parents and friends on Friday of camp week. (Students should bring a daily snack & a blank audio CD.)
JULY 22-26 FROM THE PAGE TO THE STAGE WEEK AGES: 4-5 FEE: $110 MONDAY-FRIDAY 9:30-10:30AM INSTRUCTOR: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI Many of our most memorable Broadway shows have been those whose plot is based on a wellknown piece of literature: Oliver Twist, Mary Poppins, The Wizard of Oz and The Cat in the Hat are a few such books. This very special week-long camp will capture some of the magical moments in a book written by a local author. Now in her nineties, it has long been May Becker’s dream to see her book come to life. In this camp students will bring the words and music together with simple narration, song and dance. The final project will be filmed and used on our website and to promote the book… Woodland Party. This innovative class will be fun for all who are involved in the creative process.
JULY 22-26 KIDS ON BROADWAY AGES: 9-12 FEE: $245 MONDAY-FRIDAY 12-2:30PM INSTRUCTOR: JOAN KILCOMMONS & AMY FREDERICKS Are you an orphan from Annie or the young Billy from Billy Elliot? Are you Michael from Mary Poppins or Madeline from Madeline the Musical? If you’ve ever dreamed of being one of those kids on Broadway, then join the fun as we sing, dance and act our way through Broadway musicals that shine the spotlight on young talent. Students will work as an ensemble to create a showcase which features several iconic kids from the Broadway stage. (Students should bring a daily snack & a blank audio CD.)
JULY 22-26 KIDS PRODUCTION WEEK (PAGE TO STAGE PART II)
AGES: 6-8 FEE: $165 MONDAY-FRIDAY 10:30AM-12PM INSTRUCTOR: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI In this camp young actors will learn the basic elements in putting on a production. From helping to enhance the script, to creating simple sets and costumes our young producers will also be the actors as they collaborate with the students in From the Page to the Stage class that meets from 9:30-10:30AM to create a final performance that will be presented on the last day of class. The final project will be filmed and used on our website and to promote the book… Woodland Party. Not only is this class great fun, but it teaches young actors to work as a team and tap into their creativity and imagination.
JULY 22-26 TAP DANCE CRASH COURSE WEEK AGES: 11-18 FEE: $165 MONDAY-FRIDAY 1-2:30PM INSTRUCTOR: JACQUELINE MAZZA So many of our most-loved musicals require performers to have a working knowledge of tap dancing. Ms. Mazza’s classes are challenging, so be sure to bring a positive attitude and a strong desire to learn. Warm-ups, tap vocabulary, combinations and fully choreographed dance sequences will all be a part of the daily sessions. A great place to work on those skills you’ll need for that next audition. Great fun and great exercise too!
SUMMER SESSION 2013 WEEK-LONG CAMPS
Summer Curriculum, July 8 - August 24 Sign Up for Multiple Classes and Save! Pay Full price for first class and deduct $25 off the course fee for each additional class. Offer is valid for individual registrants and is not a family discount plan.
JULY 22-26 IMPROVISATION WEEK AGES: 13-18 FEE: $165 MONDAY-FRIDAY 2:30-4PM INSTRUCTOR: MELANIE TAYLOR Through a series of exercises and games, students will learn the art of Improv Comedy. For the serious actors as well as those who just want to dabble in the art of improv, this class will really help you to think on your feet and to develop some creative problem solving skills. For serious actors, the techniques learned are also extremely valuable in digging deeper and creating more believable character back-stories. Informative and fun! JULY 22-26 MONOLOGUES AND SCENES WEEK AGES: 9-13 FEE: $165 MONDAY-FRIDAY 2:30-4PM INSTRUCTOR: JOE RUSSO Learn how to choose the right monologue for you and how to find appropriate material that best exemplifies your own uniqueness. Mr. Russo will also share his insights as to what a casting director, manager or agent might be looking for when evaluating your potential as an actor. Learn how to show that you are a creative individual as well as a performer. A valuable and important camp for all young actors! JULY 29-AUGUST 2 KIDS ON CAMERA AGES: 4-5 FEE: $110 MONDAY-FRIDAY 9:30-10:30AM INSTRUCTOR: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI One of the most important things about acting for TV or film is the necessity of being natural. Some people refer to it as “acting like a kid…” seems simple, but in reality it’s exactly what the casting directors are seeking. Kids need to be able to act, but not appear to be acting. Through the use of puppets, simple improvisational skits, tongue twisters, and theatre games, Ms. Giustiniani will help fledgling young actors begin to understand the ins and outs of commercial acting methods.
JULY 29-AUGUST 2 ACTING AND IMPROV AGES: 9-12 FEE: $290 MONDAY-FRIDAY 9:30AM-12:30PM INSTRUCTOR: CAT LONDON Equip yourself with quick thinking skills! Ever drop a line during a theatrical performance? Say “So long!” to awkward silences. This class will provide you with the proper skills and technique to be a team player and listen to your scene partner. This class will boost your confidence as an actor and build trust among your classmates as we perform various improv exercises and games. So let loose and laugh! An informal demonstration will be held at the end of the session. JULY 29-AUGUST 2 ACTING TECHNIQUES FOR THE CAMERA WEEK AGES: 6-8 FEE: $165 MONDAY-FRIDAY 11AM-12:30PM INSTRUCTOR: DAN COOLEY This camp will include voice and body warmups, reading commercial copy, memorization techniques and how to be yourself and natural in front of the camera. Exercises and games are designed to promote self-confidence and selfesteem. Speaking clearly and understandably is one of the prime focuses. Mr. Cooley’s classes are extremely popular and his positive approach is always met with enthusiasm.
JULY 29-AUGUST 2 SONGWRITING 101 AGES: 9-12 FEE: $165 MONDAY-FRIDAY 12:30-2PM INSTRUCTOR: CAT LONDON This class is designed to help students become more educated writers and listeners! Students will learn the foundations of songwriting including the function and characteristics of verse, chorus and bridge. Listen and analyze some of the great songs throughout radio history, including today’s music! Students will have opportunities in class to share what they create and receive feedback from their classmates! It is encouraged, but not required for students to accompany themselves with an instrument.
JULY 29-AUGUST 2 DIALECTS WEEK AGES: 9-12 FEE: $165 MONDAY-FRIDAY 1-2:30PM INSTRUCTOR: DAN COOLEY What do the plays Mary Poppins, Oliver Twist, My Fair Lady, Noises Off, and The Importance of Being Earnest all have in common? The answer is that they all require the actors to use a British dialect. There are multiple regional dialects, and this week-long camp will cover the most widely used. Additionally, Mr. Cooley will work on inflection and diction, two elements that are important for every actor.
JULY 29-AUGUST 2 MONOLOGUES & AUDITIONS WEEK AGES: 13-18 FEE: $215 MONDAY-FRIDAY 2-4PM INSTRUCTOR: MELANIE TAYLOR This camp is geared towards actors who are facing the daunting task of preparing for an audition or interview. Ms. Taylor will help de-mystify the process and guide you in preparing yourself so that auditioning will become a pleasant and positive experience. Week-long intensive will cover how to prepare your audition piece, what to say in the interview, the proper etiquette and attire, resume writing, cold readings and the selection and preparation of appropriate monologues… plus some valuable tips on “acing” that audition. JULY 29-AUGUST 2 ACTING FOR FILM/TV WEEK AGES: 9-12 FEE: $165 MONDAY-FRIDAY 2:30-4PM INSTRUCTOR: DAN COOLEY An exciting look into the world of acting for film. Students will work on auditioning techniques, the do’s and don’ts of commercial acting and how it differs from acting for the stage. From cold readings, reading off cue cards and developing interview savvy, students will learn the basic tools for commercial success. This camp is always very popular so register early to ensure a spot.
SUMMER SESSION 2013 WEEK-LONG CAMPS
Summer Curriculum, July 8 - August 24 Sign Up for Multiple Classes and Save! Pay Full price for first class and deduct $25 off the course fee for each additional class. Offer is valid for individual registrants and is not a family discount plan. AUGUST 5-9 SINGING BROADWAY WEEK AGES: 6-8 FEE: $165 MONDAY-FRIDAY 9:30-11AM INSTRUCTOR: VINCENT MOTTERN Through animated theatre games, music, movement and simple script work students will gain an understanding and appreciation of the magic of the Broadway musical. This is the perfect class to help overcome shyness and increase self-confidence. An informal in-class demonstration will be held at the end of the week-long camp.
AUGUST 12-16 BROADWAY HERE I COME WEEK AGES: 6-8 FEE: $165 MONDAY-FRIDAY 9:30-11AM INSTRUCTOR: LORI OLSON Dance, sing and act in this high-energy camp with a dynamic multi-talented instructor. Ms. Olson’s teaching style is passionate and engaging. Using Broadway melodies as a focus, students will create an informal classroom demonstration for parents and friends to be presented on the last day of the week-long camp.
AUGUST 5-9 TAP LIKE A PRO WEEK AGES: 8-12 FEE: $165 MONDAY-FRIDAY 1-2:30PM INSTRUCTOR: JACQUELINE MAZZA Shuffle Off To Buffalo in this fast-paced tap techniques class. Class format promises to challenge and motivate. From warm-ups, basic tap vocabulary and simple combinations, Ms. Mazza’s classes are a must for every musical theatre buff.
AUGUST 5-9 MAKING MUSIC WEEK AGES: 4-5 FEE: $110 MONDAY-FRIDAY 11AM-12PM INSTRUCTOR: VINCENT MOTTERN Mr. Mottern brings his talents as a musician and an educator to this exciting week-long experience. Using songs, rhythmical rhymes, movement and instrument play, students will gain an understanding of musical concepts while developing and enhancing gross motor skills, coordination and cooperation. Great fun for all! AUGUST 5-9 ROCKIN’ MUSICALS WEEK AGES: 13-18 FEE: $215 MONDAY-FRIDAY 12:30-2:30PM INSTRUCTOR: JOHN PAUL ALFONSO In this camp students will be immersed in the music from Broadway’s classic rock musicals: Hair, Grease, The Wiz, Rent, American Idiot and Next to Normal… to name a few. As an ensemble you will perform numbers from some of the greatest rock musicals of all time. An informal in-class demonstration will be held on the last day of the camp.
AUGUST 5-9 ROCK MUSICALS JUNIOR WEEK AGES: 9-12 FEE: $165 MONDAY-FRIDAY 2:30-4PM INSTRUCTOR: JOHN PAUL ALFONSO In this camp students will be immersed in the music from Broadway’s classic rock musicals: Hair, Grease, The Wiz, Rent, American Idiot and Next to Normal… to name a few. As an ensemble you will perform numbers from some of the greatest rock musicals of all time. An informal in-class demonstration will be held on the last day of the camp. AUGUST 5-9 INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED TAP WEEK AGES: 11-19 FEE: $165 MONDAY-FRIDAY 2:30-4PM INSTRUCTOR: JACQUELINE MAZZA For those with a stronger background in tap dancing this challenging camp is sure to get your heart pumpin’ and your toes tappin’. Class includes complex rhythms, patterns and choreographed sequences designed to help students take their technique to the next level.
AUGUST 12-16 HAIRSPRAY WEEK AGES: 9-12 FEE: $290 MONDAY-FRIDAY 11AM-2PM INSTRUCTOR: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI The 2002 Tony Award-winning musical is the main focus in this week-long camp for musical theatre buffs. Class includes script work, singing and basic dance blocking. On Friday of this week an informal in-class demonstration will be held for parents and friends. (Students should bring a daily snack & a blank audio CD).
SUMMER SESSION 2013 WEEK-LONG CAMPS
Summer Curriculum, July 8 – August 24 Sign Up for Multiple Classes and Save! Pay Full price for first class and deduct $25 off the course fee for each additional class. Offer is valid for individual registrants and is not a family discount plan. AUGUST 12-16 SENIOR VOCAL INTENSIVE WEEK AGES: 13-19 FEE: $215 MONDAY-FRIDAY 12:30-2:30PM INSTRUCTOR: DIANE FOX In this class, students will learn multiple singing techniques that span a variety of vocal styles. Students will learn how to “act” a song, dissect the lyrics and perform with emotional connection. Week-long camp will also address music theory and sight reading for vocalists. The perfect class to strengthen your voice and sharpen your expertise as a singer.
AUGUST 19-23 ROCKNROLL CHORUS JUNIOR WEEK AGES: 12-14
FEE: $290 MONDAY-FRIDAY 9:30AM-12:30PM INSTRUCTORS: ROCKNROLL CHORUS STAFF What do you get when you take Pitch Perfect, The Sing-Off, college a cappella, and add great rock and pop songs that you don’t get to sing in school and then you wrap it all up with healthy vocal technique and performance skills? You get The RockNRoll Chorus, Jr.! This voices-only training program for middle-school singers is a stepping stone to the high school level of The RockNRoll Chorus. Spend the week learning RockNRoll Chorus-style songs, vocal percussion (beat-boxing), forward placement, breathing skills, blending, stage presence, practice skills and team-building. It will be a week filled with energy, fun, friends and “cool,” all while taking proper care of your voice. You will be amazed at what you and your cast-mates sound like together at the end of the week! Check out the RockNRoll Chorus website: http://rocknrollchorus.com/ (STUDENTS ENTERING 6TH, 7TH & 8TH GRADES)
AUGUST 12-16 JUNIOR VOCAL INTENSIVE WEEK AGES: 9-12 FEE: $165 MONDAY-FRIDAY 2:30-4PM INSTRUCTOR: DIANE FOX In this class students will learn multiple singing techniques that span a variety of vocal styles. Students will learn how to “act” a song, dissect the lyrics and perform with emotional connection. Week-long camp will also address music theory and sight reading for vocalists. The perfect class to strengthen your voice and broaden your expertise as a singer.
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AUGUST 19-23 TEEN ACTING FOR TV/FILM WEEK AGES: 13-18 FEE: $290 MONDAY-FRIDAY 1-4PM INSTRUCTOR: ALISON SWIFT It’s always great to learn from someone who has been in the “trenches.” In the case of Ms. Swift, her experience as an actor, agency booker and talent manager deem her a certifiable expert. She knows what casting directors are looking for when it comes to print, voice-over, commercials, TV and film. In her current position at Parkside Talent Management, she is always looking for the best new talent. This week long camp will provide an invaluable assessment of what you need to do to prepare yourself for the highly competitive world of commercial acting. Auditioning techniques, monologue preparation, interview etiquette and general acting skills will all be addressed. Sign up early as this class is sure to fill up quickly.
Alison holds an B.F.A in Musical Theatre from Elon University, North Carolina. She has worked in numerous talent agencies in NYC including: Schiffman, Eckman, Morrison & Marx, Frontier Booking International, Innovative (at Ford Management), Gilla Roos, Inc. and currently at Parkside Talent Management, Florham Park. She has worked with such stars as Anne Hathaway, Julia Stiles, Frankie Muniz, Emmy Rossum and Jason Biggs. A talented actress and director she is elated to be joining our team of professionals.
SUMMER SESSION 2013 ONCE-A-WEEK CLASSES
Summer Curriculum, July 8 - August 24 7-Week Session Sign Up for Multiple Classes and Save! Pay Full price for first class and deduct $25 off the course fee for each additional class. Offer is valid for individual registrants and is not a family discount plan.
THE FOLLOWING CLASSES ARE OFFERED ONCE A WEEK:
THE PERFORMING ARTS: NOT JUST FOR KIDS! CHECK OUT THESE GREAT CLASSES EXCLUSIVELY FOR ADULTS!
MONDAY JULY 8, 15, 22, 29 AUGUST 5, 12, 19
MONDAY 3-WEEK ADULT PUBLIC SPEAKING AND INTERVIEW SAVVY
MONDAY ACTING 101 4-5PM AGES: 6-8 FEE: $140 INSTRUCTOR: MARJORIE ENERSON Learn the basics of what it takes to become a believable and confident actor. Class focus will be on stage techniques, voice projection and diction and provides the perfect atmosphere to get those creative juices flowing. Simple script work and improvisational games will also be included in this session.
MONDAY JUNIOR ROCK VOCALS 4-5PM AGES: 7-10 FEE: $140 INSTRUCTOR: JOHN PAUL ALFONSO Find your inner rock star and get a chance to express it. Using some of your favorite rock/pop songs, students will learn to embrace the characteristics of their favorite artists and create their own individual vocal identity. Class includes work on proper breathing, performance skills, basic music theory and lyric breakdown. An informal classroom demonstration will be held at the end of the session. MONDAY SENIOR ROCK VOCALS 5-6PM AGES: 11-17 FEE: $140 INSTRUCTOR: JOHN PAUL ALFONSO Whether you are on the path to a professional career as a singer or just wish to learn how to deliver a song, this class is perfect for you! Students will learn to increase their vocal range and adjust to a variety of vocal styles. Class includes vocal warm-ups, proper breathing, lyric interpretation, group harmonies and music theory, as well as solo performance techniques. Mr. Alfonso is both motivating and inspiring. An informal classroom demonstration will be held at the end of the session.
(MULTI-CLASS DISCOUNT NOT AVAIL.)
SESSION 1: JULY 15, 22, 29 7:30-8:30PM SESSION 2: AUGUST 5, 12, 19 7:30-8:30PM AGES: 18-ADULT FEE: $45 PER SESSION INSTRUCTOR: MELANIE TAYLOR Join in the journey to improve your diction and presentational skills. Work on your approach to speaking and create a captive audience of your boss, co-workers or potential employers. This 3-week intensive focuses on structuring you to be a better and self-assured speaker, comfortable in front of any size group.
MONDAY ACTING BASICS 5-6PM AGES: 9-12 FEE: $140 INSTRUCTOR: MELANIE TAYLOR In this introductory-level class, young thespians will learn the basic elements of acting for the stage. Class will teach students how to incorporate the use of body, voice and mind to create believable characters. Curriculum will also focus on script analysis and interpretation. Theatre games, improvisational exercises and script work will round out the 7-week session. MONDAY ACTING FOR TEENS I/II 6-7:30PM AGES: 13-18 FEE: $210 INSTRUCTOR: MELANIE TAYLOR Challenge your creative energy in this exciting and informative summer session. Students will learn the importance of projection, articulation and rhythm in speaking the actor’s dialogue. Additionally they will begin the process of layering their role interpretations with energy, flexibility and commitment to actions and movements. Class will focus on creativity and imagination to develop dynamic characters. MONDAY SINGING BASICS 6-7PM AGES: 9-12 FEE: $140 INSTRUCTOR: DIANE FOX Ms. Fox’s class will cover vocal warm-ups, diction exercises, proper breathing and posture, as well as the basic components of music theory.
NEW! MONDAY JAMMIN’ JAZZ AT THE BASIE AN ADULT JAZZ MUSIC PROGRAM (MULTI-CLASS DISCOUNT NOT AVAIL.)
7:30-9:30PM AGES: ADULT FEE: $250 PLACEMENT: JULY 1, 6:30PM partnerships IN THE ARTS Call 732-224-8778 x 125 CLASSES: JULY 8, 15, 22, 29 INSTRUCTORS: JAZZ ARTS PROJECT FACULTY Thinking about getting back into the music scene, or trying something you’ve only fantasized about? Then these sessions are for you! Under the guidance of professional jazz artists and educators, you’ll play classic jazz standards and hang with other jazzers from around the area. Learn about communication and the dynamics of playing effectively in a group. Improvise a jazz solo, discuss great jazz traditions of the past, play the classic repertoire and dig the celebrated purveyors of this great art form. This is not a course to learn an instrument, but rather one to expand your musical horizons. For faculty bios and more information, visit jazzartsproject.org.
TUESDAY JULY 9, 16, 23, 30 AUGUST 6, 13, 20 TUESDAY JUNIOR WIZARD OF OZ 4-5PM AGES: 4-5 FEE: $140 INSTRUCTOR: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI Follow Ms. Giustiniani down the yellow brick road to the magical Land of Oz in this fun-filled introduction to musical theatre. Exploring the songs and characters of this beloved musical will be the focus of this summer session. Imaginative crafts will also be introduced to round out the experience. A classroom demonstration will be held for parents and friends at the end of the 7-week class.
SUMMER SESSION 2013 ONCE-A-WEEK CLASSES
Summer Curriculum, July 8 - August 24 7-Week Session Sign Up for Multiple Classes and Save! Pay Full price for first class and deduct $25 off the course fee for each additional class. Offer is valid for individual registrants and is not a family discount plan. TUESDAY SENIOR WIZARD OF OZ 5-6PM AGES: 6-8 FEE: $140 INSTRUCTOR: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI Follow Ms. Giustiniani down the yellow brick road to the magical Land of Oz in this fun-filled introduction to musical theatre. Exploring the songs and characters, plus simple script work from this beloved musical will be the focus of this summer session. Crafts will also be introduced to round out the experience. An in-classroom demonstration will be held for parents and friends at the end of the 7-week class. TUESDAY KIDS BEGINNER KEYBOARD (MULTI-CLASS DISCOUNT NOT AVAIL.)
4:15-5:15PM AGES: 8-11 FEE: $140
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CLASSES MEET: JULY 9 - AUGUST 20 INSTRUCTOR: JANET LEMANSKY Research shows that music lessons have many benefits for children such as improving math, reading and language skills, as well as overall educational achievement. Learning to play the piano keyboard is a great start for a healthy musical experience that can continue throughout a lifetime. Classes are presented in a fun and rewarding manner. Access to a piano or keyboard at home is recommended to facilitate student’s progress. Class size will be limited to allow for individual attention. For faculty bios and more information, visit jazzartsproject.org. TUESDAY STANDING ROOM ONLY: THE BEST OF BROADWAY 6-7:30PM AGES: 10-14 FEE: $210 INSTRUCTOR: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI Whether it is a production number or an intimate performance, the Broadway showstopper raises us from our seats and remains in our collective memories for years. In this class students will work towards an in-class demonstration that pays tribute to some of the most iconic musicals in the history of Broadway. A great place to develop your performance skills. TUESDAY 3-WEEK VOICE OVER CRASH COURSE (MULTI-CLASS DISCOUNT NOT AVAIL.)
WEDNESDAY JUNIOR VOCAL 4:30-5:30PM AGES: 9-12 FEE: $140 INSTRUCTOR: DIANE FOX In her vocal classes Ms. Fox helps each student to strengthen and develop tone, range and pitch accuracy. Performance skills and lyric interpretation are also incorporated into the class structure. An exploration of basic music theory rounds out the 7-week session curriculum.
SESSION 1: JULY 9, 16, 23 SESSION 2: JULY 30, AUGUST 6, 13 5:30-7PM AGES: TEEN/ADULT FEE: $55 PER SESSION INSTRUCTOR: BRADLEY MOTT Learn the skill required to succeed in the voiceover business. This 3-session mini course will cover such topics as audition skills, copy interpretation, finding your character voice, using a microphone, breath control and voice placement.
Find out if you’ve got what it takes to succeed in any of the multiple industries that are seeking expressive and creative voice-over actors. Each session promises to be informative and great fun! Class size will be limited so register early to ensure a spot in this very popular class.
WEDNESDAY SENIOR VOCAL 5:30-6:30PM AGES: 13 AND UP FEE: $140 INSTRUCTOR: DIANE FOX Learn to increase vocal range and adjust to a variety of vocal styles: rock, pop, jazz, classical and musical theatre. Class includes group harmonics and individual instruction and critique. Physical and vocal warm-ups, proper posture and breathing and basic music theory are all incorporated. Ms. Fox will also work on the importance of emotional connection to the lyrics and how to sell your song.
TUESDAY INTRO TO ACTING FOR ADULTS THREE WEEK INTENSIVE (MULTI-CLASS DISCOUNT NOT AVAIL.)
SESSION 1: JULY 9, 16, 23 SESSION 2: JULY 30, AUGUST 6, 13 7-8:30PM AGES: ADULT FEE: $55 PER SESSION INSTRUCTOR: BRADLEY MOTT This class will introduce the basic vocabulary, techniques and tools used by actors. Through the use of improvisational games, scripts, and monologues, Mr. Mott will guide you on your journey into discovering what it takes to become an actor… a great opportunity to learn from an educator and professional stage and film actor.
WEDNESDAY JULY 10, 17, 24, 31 AUGUST 7, 14, 21 WEDNESDAY KIDS ON CAMERA 5-6PM AGES: 6-8 FEE: $140 INSTRUCTOR: DAN COOLEY This class is an excellent introduction to the world of television and film. Students will overcome shyness and gain confidence while learning the basics of acting in front of the camera. Class focuses on helping students to develop a natural and spontaneous line delivery. On-camera work will be evaluated and used to improve performance quality.
WEDNESDAY ACTING FOR FILM 6-7PM AGES: 9-12 FEE: $140 INSTRUCTOR: DAN COOLEY This class includes a variety of exercises using actual scripts from commercials and film. One of the goals in this class is to instill a strong sense of self-confidence, self-expression and crisp, clear diction in each student. Students will work on camera and have the opportunity to self-critique.
SUMMER SESSION 2013 ONCE-A-WEEK CLASSES
Summer Curriculum, July 8 - August 24 7-Week Session Sign Up for Multiple Classes and Save! Pay Full price for first class and deduct $25 off the course fee for each additional class. Offer is valid for individual registrants and is not a family discount plan. WEDNESDAY CAMERA TECHNIQUES FOR TEENS 7-8:30PM AGES: 13-18 FEE: $210 INSTRUCTOR: DAN COOLEY A look into the fascinating world of acting for film. Students will work on auditioning techniques, the do’s and don’ts of commercial acting, and how it differs from acting for the stage. From cold readings, using cue cards and developing interview savvy, students will learn the basic tools for commercial success. This dynamic instructor offers a challenging and motivating environment that affords students the opportunity for growth. Students will work on camera and be given the opportunity to self-critique. WEDNESDAY 3-WEEK VOICE OVER/ INTERMEDIATE INTENSIVE COURSE (MULTI-CLASS DISCOUNT NOT AVAIL.)
SESSION 1: JULY 10, 17, 24 SESSION 2: JULY 31, AUGUST 7, 14 6:30-8PM AGES: TEEN/ADULT FEE: $55 PER SESSION INSTRUCTOR: BRADLEY MOTT For those who already have a strong understanding of the voice-over business and wish to refine or enhance their current level of understanding and expertise, this class will help you achieve the desired results. Class size will be limited so register early to ensure a spot in this very popular class. WEDNESDAY 3-WEEK IMPROVE AND ENHANCE YOUR VOICE (MULTI-CLASS DISCOUNT NOT AVAIL.)
SESSION 1: JULY 10, 17, 24 SESSION 2: JULY 31, AUGUST 7, 14 8-9:30PM AGES: TEEN/ADULT FEE: $55 PER SESSION INSTRUCTOR: BRADLEY MOTT In this 3-week course, Mr. Mott will teach you how to preserve, develop and strengthen your voice. Participants will learn how to speak clearly and distinctly, develop dynamic and persuasive public speaking techniques and gain an understanding of vocal preservation. Whether you are a vocalist, actor or public speaker this class will prove to be beneficial for you.
THURSDAY INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ACTING 5:30-7PM AGES: 12-18 FEE: $210 INSTRUCTOR: CHRISTOPHER TOMAINO If you are ready to take your acting skills to the next level and are seeking a challenging class, Mr. Tomaino’s approach to the craft of acting is sure to inspire, motivate and help you to unleash your full potential as an actor. Script work and layering of role interpretation as you build your character will be the focus in this summer intensive.
imagination while gaining confidence and having a whole lot of fun in the process. THURSDAY SENIOR BROADWAY BOUND 5-6PM AGES: 6-8 FEE: $140 INSTRUCTOR: MARJORIE ENERSON Theatre games, singing, script work, movement and basic acting techniques round out this introductory class. Under the guidance of Ms. Enerson, students will have an opportunity to explore the wonders of their imagination while gaining confidence and honing their acting skills. THURSDAY TAP LIKE A PRO 6 WEEK COURSE JULY 11- AUGUST 15 6-7PM AGES: TEEN/ADULT FEE: $115 INSTRUCTOR: JACQUELINE MAZZA This class is endorsed by:
So many of our most beloved musicals require performers to have a working knowledge of tap dancing, and this is the perfect place to gain that expertise. Ms. Mazza’s classes are challenging, so be sure to bring a positive attitude and be prepared for a workout. Warm-ups, tap vocabulary, combinations and fully choreographed dance sequences will all be incorporated to get you tapping in a few short classes. Tap dancing is a fun way of getting aerobic exercise… not only can it teach you some cool moves, it can also help you to lose weight and get fit.
THURSDAY JULY 11, 18, 25 AUGUST 1, 8, 15, 22 THURSDAY JUNIOR BROADWAY BOUND 4-5PM AGES: 4-5 FEE: $140 INSTRUCTOR: MARJORIE ENERSON Theatre games, singing, movement and basic acting techniques round out this introductory class. Under the guidance of Ms. Enerson, students will have an opportunity to explore the wonders of their
THURSDAY DIALECTS AND ACCENTS 7-8:30PM AGES: 12-ADULT FEE: $210 INSTRUCTOR: CHRISTOPHER TOMAINO Learn dialects and diction used in musical theatre, stage and film work. An important skill in every actor’s arsenal of tricks is his ability to sound believable in a variety of character roles. For those non-performers who wish to develop a finer, crisper and more understandable speech, this is also a good place to reach those goals.
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Count Basie Theatre... The premiere place for entertainment, enrichment and education.
Count Basie Theatre and Rockit present
ROCKIT SUMMER BAND CAMP 2013
INSTRUCTORS: BRUCE GALLIPANI & ROCKIT STAFF MONDAY-FRIDAY OF EACH WEEK JULY 15-19 OR JULY 22-26 AGES: 8-16 FEE: $325 10-2PM MONDAY-THURSDAY, 12-2PM ON FRIDAY Join Rockit this summer as we present another educational musical program for young musicians. Learn the dynamics of playing in a band with students who have the same passion for music. Experience first-hand how Rockit has become the premiere music programs in Monmouth County. • • • • •
Learn how to audition and play in band with confidence and discipline. Form your own band and choose songs. Learn improvisation and music theory. Watch live band demonstrations and learn how different musical sections are combined to produce a song. Perform an intimate concert in the Count Basie Theatre rehearsal room.
REQUIREMENTS Vocalists, drummers, guitarists, bass guitarists, keyboardists, brass and string players are encouraged to join our camp. All students must have had private music studies for at least eight months.
CALLING ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL JAZZERS REGISTER NOW! JAZZ ARTS ACADEMY SUMMER SESSION DATES: ONE WEEK July 29 - August 2, 10AM - 4PM Daily AGES: 13 - 19 FEE: $350* ALL INSTRUMENTS • Learn from an all-star, all-pro faculty - comprehensive training in Jazz. • Ensemble rehearsals, individual coaching, group lessons and listening sessions. • Master-classes with visiting artists and free access to Summer JazzFest concerts. • Showcase performance at the Two River Theater on Friday evening, August 2. • Have fun learning to improvise and improve on your instrument! • Meet new jazz players from all over the region. Also check out Monday Adult Jammin’ Jazz at the Basie on pg. 7 and Tuesday Kids Beginner Keyboard on pg. 8! BOTH CLASSES TAUGHT BY JAZZ ARTS PROJECT FACULTY! *Tuition includes course materials, study guides and sheet music. Needs-based tuition assistance and scholarship programs available.
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Stimulate the senses… stimulate the mind! Creativity and Community coming together through the Arts.
Count Basie Theatre and Rockit present
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Rockit gives young musicians an instant opportunity to play rock-n-roll with their peers, bringing them to perform live as a band and experience the dynamics of working together to achieve a common goal. Vocalists, Drummers, Guitarists, Bass Guitarists, Keyboardists, Brass and String players are encouraged to complement their private studies with our live program. After the initial audition (and orientation class) the musicians will be divided into bands and rehearse for the next six weeks. On Saturday, August 24, a rock concert will be held on-stage at the Count Basie Theatre. All band classes are 90-minutes long and taught by qualified instructors. Space is limited. Come experience and see why Rockit is the premiere rock band showcase for young musicians!
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS & PROCEDURE: AGES: 8-18 • All students must be currently studying with an instructor or a self taught master of music. • Students must perform a TWO-minute selection that best represents their style and ability. Vocalists may audition with a karaoke CD, musical accompaniment or sing a capella. Singing along with a prerecorded CD with vocals is not permitted. Karaoke is suggested. • All other musicians may audition with live or CD accompaniment, or solo. • Students are expected to bring their own guitars, straps, drum sticks, brass and string instruments. All other equipment is provided, including a full pedal board for guitarists. • All students must attend all rehearsals unless extenuating circumstances should occur and must also perform in the end-ofsemester concert. • SUGGESTIONS: Instruments audition with a CD track or accompaniment. Guitarists need two minutes to get through a verse, chorus and solo. Soloing is not a requirement but helpful in band placement. If vocalists decide to audition a capella, please ask us for a starting note or bring a pitch pipe. Vocalists tend to go out of pitch without this. No medleys please. If your child meets the requirements, please download the audition form online at: www.countbasietheatre.org/education/rockbandprograms, complete, and mail along with a $10 audition fee made payable to Rockit: Rockit P.O. Box 4237 Middletown, NJ 07748
You may also drop off the completed form at the Count Basie Theatre offices (no later than 4PM on Friday, June 28). A confirmation email from firstname.lastname@example.org will be sent to confirm receipt of the audition form and the audition timeslot for your child. FEES: PROGRAM FEE (FOR ACCEPTED STUDENTS): $345 (includes $10 registration fee) due upon acceptance into the program (made payable to Count Basie Theatre). All students must comply with these guidelines and entrance to the program is based on their audition performance. Participation in past Rockit programs does not guarantee placement. The previously-noted requirements are necessary to insure that each child enrolled in the program has a positive learning experience. Each band will be assigned a specific time and day for their 90-minute rehearsal class. SCHEDULED PROGRAM DATES ARE: AUDITION: Saturday, June 29, 10AM-8PM assigned. ORIENTATION: Saturday, July 13, 3PM (for new students only) REHEARSALS: Each accepted student will be assigned to one 90-minute rehearsal time slot on a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday. THE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE DATES FOR THIS SESSION ARE AS FOLLOWS: WEDNESDAYS: July 17, 24, 31; August 7, 14, 21 THURSDAYS: July 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22 FRIDAYS: July 19, 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23 SATURDAYS: July 20, 27; August 3,10,17 & Thursday, August 22 or Friday, August 23 CONCERT: Saturday, August 24, 7PM on the stage of the Count Basie Theatre
For more information, please go to www.rockitlive.org or email the Rockit program directly at email@example.com
UPCOMING EVENTS AT COUNT BASIE THEATRE! Saturday, 5/4, 1PM $24.50, $19.50
The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater returns to the Basie for another fantastic family show featuring the comedy of Gregory Popovich, the international award winning star of the Moscow Circus and a World Champion Juggler, with the extraordinary talents of a cast of trained animals, including over a dozen cats and almost a dozen dogs, all rescued from shelters. Let these special creatures and their wonderful human friend treat you to a unique show that lets you know that pets are celebrities, too. Amazing juggling and balancing acts, animals jumping through hoops, pushing each other in carriages, and even a cat riding on a dog’s back will delight adults and kids of all ages!
Sunday, 5/12, 3PM $35, $30 (Seniors), $5 (Students)
Monmouth Symphony Orchestra: Introducing Our Young Artist Winners Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1, Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B Minor, Kingston Ho, Violin, Zachary Mowitz, Cello, Roy D. Gussman, Conductor
Wednesday, 5/22, 7PM $15
The 8th Annual Basie Awards Sponsored in part by:
Initiated in 2006, the Basie Awards have become an extremely important component of the Count Basie Theatre’s community outreach. The purpose of the awards is to honor excellence in Monmouth County High School Dramatic and Musical Theatre. Featuring dynamic performances showcasing the talents of our local nominees.
Saturday, 6/1, 7PM $15
Sing-a-long-a Grease This evening begins with your Sing-a-long-a Grease host leading a vocal warm-up before they show you how to use your free goody bag during the film and suggest some appropriate heckles and accompanying actions. Then just sit back and watch Danny & Sandy and the gang, while singing (and dancing) along to the lyrics on the screen. It couldn’t be easier… or more fun! The first rule of Sing-a-long-a is THERE ARE NO RULES! Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential.
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