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Count Basie Theatre History
On July 29, 1925 the Red Bank Register reported that Joseph Oschwald of Little Silver had announced plans to build a theatre on Monmouth Street for a partnership of Joseph Stern of Newark, the Burns and Schaffer Amusement Co. and Walter Reade, then New Jersey’s largest theatre owner. The property and the rights of way for the land were purchased for $21,000, and the projected construction cost was $300,000 to $500,000. Ground was broken on December 9, 1925, and the theatre opened on Armistice Day, November 11, 1926. First known as the State Theater (the initials “ST” are still inscribed on the peak of the building’s façade), the theatre’s name was changed twice, first to the Red Bank Theater, and then to the name it operated under for over four decades: the Carlton Theater. Opening night was a grand affair, headlined by the Keith-Albee vaudeville with the feature film “The Quarterback,” starring Richard Dix, Carlton’s News Events and a ten piece orchestra. During intermission Walter Reader described the theatre’s policies. That summer and fall, the plan was to use the theater to try out musical comedies and other shows to be produced in New York. Admission would never be more than 75 cents for picture and vaudeville shows, although the price might be higher when musical comedies and other special attractions were played. The Red Bank Register reported that the new Carlton Theater, was “…a marvel of beauty, convenience and comfort. Outside and inside it is a veritable and architectural triumph.” “Color and light are two of the outstanding features of the new building. Thousands of electric lights stud the ceilings and sidewalls. In the center of the main part of the building is an enormous dome-like sunburst illuminated with myriad concealed lights. A very large glass chandelier is suspended from the center of the dome.” “The interior of the theatre is rich with colors harmoniously blended.” “…the furnishings…are rich in velours and velvets in contrasting shades.” A grandly painted vaudeville curtain, still in use today, filled the proscenium arch. The theatre was privately owned and operated for almost 50 years, until 1973, when a significant anonymous donation made it possible for the Monmouth County Arts Council to acquire the building for just $96,665 and preserve it for cultural uses. It operated as the Monmouth Arts Center until 1984, when it was renamed in honor of jazz pianist, composer, band leader and Red Bank native William “Count” Basie (1904-1984) following his passing that year. On June 30, 1999, the Count Basie Theatre, Inc. was established as an independent nonprofit corporation to maintain ownership and manage, program and preserve the theatre for the benefit of the community. In 2004, the first of a 12-phase, $20 million renovation began with the purchase and installation of brand new historically accurate theatre seats. Total expenditures on capital improvements since then have totaled $12 million. Although the current schedule is composed of “live” music, dance, theatre and arts-in-education performances, much remains the same about the building. Almost 200,000 people a year attend events at the Count Basie Theatre. In an age when we communicate and entertain ourselves through mediums that Walter Reade, Joseph Stern and Joseph Oschwald could not have even imagined, their theatre is still the place where people go when they need to get out of the house and be entertained and enlightened in the company of their neighbors. A more expansive telling of the Count Basie Theatre’s history is available at www.countbasietheatre.org.
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About the Operations of the Count Basie Theatre
The Count Basie Theatre, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. A frequently misunderstood designation, “nonprofit” does not mean that the corporation must lose money. Nonprofit is a tax status, not a business plan. The designation indicates that the corporation’s purpose is to provide a community service, and therefore: it does not pay sales tax on mission-specific activities; it can accept tax-deductible donations; all funds it generates must remain within the corporation to pay regular operating costs or to be reinvested in new programming or capital improvements; and any surplus funds can not be retained by an individual or other entity. There are no owners or shareholders. The organization holds its assets in trust for the community. The Count Basie Theatre, Inc. is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of civic and community leaders, who volunteer their time and receive no compensation for their efforts. Operations are conducted by a paid professional staff according to the policies and direction established by the board in their monthly meetings an in the By Laws and the Mission Statement of the organization. The results of the corporation’s operations are a matter of public record, and copies of its annual financial filings with the state and federal government are available either from the organization itself or from the appropriate government agency. The mission of the Count Basie Theatre is: to serve the people of the State of New Jersey by providing a broad spectrum of quality entertainment and education programs that reflect and celebrate the diversity of the region; foster understanding and appreciation for the ennobling power of the performing arts; and create opportunity for cultural enrichment for people at all economic levels. It also is our mission to develop and maintain a world-class venue that enhances the enjoyment of these entertainment and education programs; contributes to the cultural and economic vitality of the community and the region; and honors the memory of Count Basie. Each year the theatre hosts about 200 public events, attended by about 200,000 people annually. About half of these events are presented or produced by other organizations renting the theatre; the others the theatre presents itself. The presenter or producer of an event is recognized in printed material and advertising as “Presented by…” In the case of a theatre rental production, the theatre earns a rental fee and is reimbursed for its other costs. The renter assumes the cost of engaging the artist and staging the event, establishes the ticket prices and receives the income. In the case of an event presented by the Count Basie Theatre, the theatre itself has determined that it is in its or the community’s interest to bring a particular program or artist to this community, and the theatre itself takes the financial risk. If there is a surplus after costs have been covered, the theatre retains the funds. If there is a loss, the theatre must cover it from other sources, including grants, membership contributions or other funding sources. The theatre’s own programming focuses on those, which would otherwise not be available in this community and the Count Basie Theatre Foundation, Inc. is the theatre’s fundraising arm. Also a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the Foundation was created to support the theatre’s operations and programming, raise the capital needed to restore the facility and to create an endowment.
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B e A Part of The Basie!
With membership ranging from $50 to $10,000+, the benefits abound. l
Carlton Lounge - Newly renovated! Great Seats – Advance Notice allows you to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public Invitation Only – Gold Circle tickets to preferred shows Events – Invitations to member only special events
As a part of the Basie, your membership allows us to… l Offer the best possible programming l Preserve and improve this historic Theatre l Offset theatre operating costs l Recognize you for your support If the arts, cultural entertainment and this historic theatre are important to you, show your support by becoming a member TODAY! Contact the Count Basie Theatre Foundation at 732.224.8778 ext. 114.
MEMBERSHIP LEVELS Sponsor ($50) n Recognition in Showtime and our Annual Report n Invitations to select special events n No ticket service fees when purchasing tickets by phone or in person. Please note that ALL ticket buyers are subject to the $2 per ticket restoration fee. Fellow ($100) n All Sponsor benefits n Advance notice of all upcoming shows Supporter ($300) n All Fellow benefits n Admission to the Carlton Lounge for yourself and up to three guests for three shows per membership year Patron ($500) n All Fellow benefits n Admission to the Carlton Lounge for yourself and up to three guests for shows throughout the membership year n Listing on the major supporter plaque
Chairman’s Circle Copper ($1,000) n All Patron benefits n Two complimentary beverages in the Carlton Lounge at every performance n Invitation for two to Annual Chairmen’s Event Chairman’s Circle Bronze ($2,500) n All Chairman’s Circle Copper benefits n Two VIP Tickets to the Fab Faux Benefit Concert Chairman’s Circle Silver ($5,000) n All Chairman’s Circle Bronze benefits n Registration for one to the Ladies Golf Classic or Annual Golf Outing Chairman’s Circle Gold ($10,000+) n All Chairman’s Circle Silver benefits n Two VIP Tickets (4 total) to the Fab Faux Benefit Concert n Registration for a foursome to the Ladies Golf Classic or Annual Golf Outing n Artist meet and greet opportunities (subject to artist availability)
QUESTIONS? CONTACT THE COUNT BASIE THEATRE FOUNDATION AT 732.224.8778 EXT. 114
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Congratulations, Marshall! We are so happy to be a part of this celebration in honor of your outstanding accomplish › ments. You are an inspiration to others a we applaud your dedication and devotion to the Count Basie Theatre.
Claire and H. Woody Knopf salute Marshall Knopf and Hugh Ward for their dedication to the success of The Count Basie Theatre. Penny S. Turtel, M.D., F.A.C.G., F.A.C.P.
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Members and Contributors
We thank all of the following contributors for their support of the Count Basie Theatreâ€™s Membership Program, Capital Campaign, Spring Benefit Concert & Gala, Fab Faux Benefit Concert, Benefit Concerts, Golf Outings and Take Your Seat Campaign during the 2009 â€“ 2010 fiscal year. (Contributions received between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010)
$10,000+ American Express Philanthropic Program; American Express; Richard & Ana Blank; Cantor Fitzgerald Equities; The Kathryn and J. Howard Carter Family Fund/Buddy & Kathy Carter; Ray & Elsie Catena; Mr. & Mrs. Stephen H. Cutler; Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Diaco; Domenic & Hillary DiPiero; Justin & Victoria Gmelich; Investors Savings Bank; Chris & Etta Kelly; Marshall & Janice Knopf; Lucas Family Foundation/Russ & Kristina Lucas; William & Victoria Marraccini; Marrus Family Foundation; The Mary Owen Borden Foundation; McCrane Foundation; J.A.M. Anonymous Foundation; New Jersey Cultural Trust; New Jersey State Council on the Arts; Paul & Gaye Nicholson; RBC Wealth Management /Dan Finley; Peter Reinhart & Nancy Byrne Reinhart; Mrs. Margaret Riker and Family; Richard & Laura Saker /Saker Shoprites Inc.; Rosemary & Glen Salow; Scire Family Foundation; Sheldon & Anne Vogel; Hugh & Lynne Ward
$5,000 - $9,999 Stuart & Danette Alderoty; The Atrium at Navesink Harbor/Gary Puma; Bank of America; C.R. Bard Foundation /Brian Leddin; Robert & Denise Beehler; John & Diane Burke; Michael & Nancy Delpriore; William & Kathryn Dodge; David & Sarah Fischell; Steven & Alison Friedel; Peter & Kristen Gerhard Foundation; John & Beth Giannotto; Mickey & Diane Gooch; K. Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc.; Hyland Associates/Tom & Karen Hyland; J.C. Kellogg Foundation; McCarter & English; Linda McKean; Raymond & June Moser; Tony Palagrossi; The Papettis; PNC Bank Foundation; PNC Bank Private Banking; The Provident Bank Foundation; Robert & Joan Rechnitz; Mr. & Mrs. Armins Rusis; Matt & Melanie Saker; Drew & Kath Steck/Martek Phamacal Co.; Tom & Liz Thees; Ira & Deborah Walker $2,500 - $4,999 Anonymous; Lee & Robin Babitt/Gilbraltar Construction; Mr. & Mrs. James Block; John Budzyna & Karen Cangialosi; Galaxy Toyota Scion - Robert Ciasulli; Adele Ciasulli; Alfred Cito; Coldwell Banker; Neil Desena Foundation; Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation; Brett & Susan Flynn Fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey; Fox Asset Management; Tom & Nancy Gravina; Jack & Patsy Guttenplan; Investors Savings Bank Charitable Foundatin; Ann & Michael Jordan; Woody & Claire Knopf; The Kroon Foundation; Gary & Laurie Kuskin; John and Loraine Minio; Michael Parent; Pepsi-Cola Co.; Premier Graphics; Thomas & Elizabeth Raike; Ranney School; Seacoast Buliders Corp./A. David Schulz; The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation; Siciliano Landscape Company/Karen Siciliano; Thomas & Alexandra Skove; Michael & Kelly Small; Charles & Lisa Soderstrom/Impala Asset Management LLC; Michael & Deborah Stasi; Sunnymeath Asset Management, Inc./Mr. & Mrs. James O'Mealia; Swordspoint Foundation; Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence Sykoff, Ed.D.; TD Charitable Foundation; Gary & Tamar Tolchin Foundation Inc.; Joseph & Miriam Tort; Lawrence & Penny Turtel; Richard and Lisa Veltri/United Air Conditioning Corp.; Winston & Strawn, LLP; Christopher Young; Rusty & Sugie Young; Marc & Christina Zingarini; ZAIS Group $1,000 - $2,499 William & Alyson Agathis; John & Mary Aiello; American Express Foundation - Employee Giving; Ansell, Grimm & Aaron; Atlantic Eye Physicians; D`Angelico Guitars; Basie T's Brewery and Italian Grill; Jennifer Beck; Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Bisso; Scott Brady & Nancy Karpf; Jeffrey & Bonnie Buchner; Brian Buckelew; Dominick & Marlene Cipollini; Dermott & Donna Clancy; Mai Cleary; Dave & Liz Cooner; Sharon & Peter Coppola; John Croddick; Mary & Craig Cummings; Dick & Karen Curry; Harry DeMeo, M.D.; Michael & Lillian DiPiazza; John & Tamra Dodds; Dublin House; Evan Blonder & Gail Dolen; Mary Vaden Eisenstadt; Bob & Helen Evanson; Scott Fadynich & Linda Chorney; Farewell Mills Gatsch Architects. LLC; Eileen & Walter Farley; Tony & Andrea Fox; Beliza Ann Furman; Ricky Gallo; John & Allison Gates; John Giunco; Mary Beth Glaccum; Goldsmith Family Charitable Foundation Inc.; The Grove at Shrewsbury; Tim Heine; Charlie Cague; Martin Holleran; Lenore & Christopher Hunt; Robert Hutchins; Ichabods; Jeffries & Company, Inc.; K & L Gates, LLP; Karen Katich; Dido & Sark Krikorian; Emily & Michael Kuskin; Senator Joseph Kyrillos; Land Rover of Monmouth; Lauren & Paul Lavelle; Brian & Joanna Leddin; Carey Loftus; Lucas Capital Management/Bruce Severance; Francis & Lauren Luisi; Sean Magovern; Mr. Richard M. Maser; Mr. & Mrs. Michael K. Mazzacco; Bruce & Dorian Meyer; Ed Mislavsky; Monmouth Players; Monmouth University; Moser IP Law Group/Ray & June Moser; Dave & Kris Murphy; Mark & Barbara Murphy; Mark Palumbo; Kimberly Patlis Walsh; Christopher Porrino; Lauren Pretre; Jamie & Stella Price; Jamie Raymond; Red Bank Antiques; Red Bank Radiologists, P.A./Dr. Douglas O'Connor; Douglas & Nancy Roberts; Linda & Robert Roman; Ira & Amy Ross and Family; Kevin & Clare Ryan; Andy & Linda Safran; Andy & Alyssa Scheffer; Chip & Maria Schulz; Mr. & Mrs. M. Bruce Severance; Shebell & Shebell; Sickles Market LLC; David & Carol Smith; Bill & Ruth Smith; Jame Solano, Jr.; Sports Care & Physical Rehab., Inc.; Michael & Rose Stallmeyer; The Stoeckel Family; Irving & Claire Strouse; Thomas Stukane; Mark & Nancy Sullivan; Don J. Summa; Laurence G. Thoma; Undici Restaurant; Ann & Thomas Unterberg; Kerrie Wagner; Michael Walker; Dr. Joy Weinstein & Dr. Bruce H. Forman; Al & Teresita Weiss; Douglas Widman; Allen & Eileen Wilkie; John & Elizabeth Williams $500 - $999 Anonymous; Mr. & Mrs. Gregg Abella; Sheldon & Gail Abrams; Dr. and Mrs. Michael Absatz; Chris Albers; John & Eileen Alexander; William & Trina Anderson; Anthony Andolfi; AT&T Foundation Matching Gifts Program; Dr. Paul Axelrad & Dr. Jacqueline Zuckerbrod; Gregg & Mary Kate Azcuy; The Baccala Family; David & Patricia Baker; David & Donna Barr; Paul & Joan Bartoli; Linda & Frank Belmont; Marianne Beyer; Jon Markle; Gary Bleetstein & Family; BOC Partners Inc./Britain O'Connor; Chris Bonocore; Kevin & Claire Bormida; Mr. & Mrs. Donald Boughrum; Gus & Margaret Brandstetter; Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Broege; Rudy Bruno; Robert & Elizabeth Brush; Max J. Budwick; Butler Family Foundation Inc; Dr. Joseph Calabro; Claire M. Calinda, Esq.; John E. Carroll, III; Dr. Lesley Castellini; Zac Telecom Consulting, Inc.; Dr. Stephen & Roseanne Chidyllo; Dr. & Mrs. E. Cheslock; Kevin Clark;
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To our friends and 2010 honorees Marshall Knopf and Hugh Ward. We salute you and all that you do for the community.
To the fabulous chairs Janice Knopf, Claire Strouse and Kelly Zacar Congratulations on pulling together a fun and successful night. To the Count Basie Theatre We are proud and fortunate to have you in our backyard! The Blank Family Richard, Ana & Winston
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$500 - $999 John and Mia Cleary; Frank & Helene Collette; Richard Cooke; The Cookie Jar Foundation; Mr. & Mrs. James J. Cooner; The Lynn Ahrens & Neil Costa Foundation; David Critelli & Harriet Maphet; Michael & Barbara Cronin; Elizabeth Culligan; Mr. & Mrs.Thomas D. Cullum; Eric & Concetta Cunard; Andrew Czujko; Danny's Steak House; Ahl DaPrato, LLC; Chris & Stacie Davis; Frank Edgar Davis Jr.; Frank Day; Donald & Rosanne DeRosa; Linda Dickinson; D & M Property Management; Gerhard & Robin Dohne; Globe Hotel Co., Inc.; Michael & Kathleen Downey; Thomas & Rose Durso; Lisa A. Ebeling; John & Lolly Ekdahl; David & Sutah Elliott; Joan Ellis; The Etzler Family; Andrea Fahnestock & George Hambrecht; Bob & Collen Fasulo; Laurence & Eileen Fell; Gus & Pamela Fingado; Frank J. Fischer, Esq.; Michael & Kara Fitzgerald; John M. Fox; Franklin J. Frasco, M.D.; Bruce & Joan Fromer; Patrick Gallagher; Douglas Gallagher; Bette Gasarch; Dr. & Mrs. William Gerard; Julie Gill; Deborah & Cary Glastein; Michael Goldberg; Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell Goldberg; Joan Gotti & Kevin McGettigan; Larry & Brenda Grafas; Jim & Karen Grande; John Guempel; Fran & Richard Habib; Ross J. Haik; Colleen Carroll Haney & Robert P. Haney, Jr.; James Hankowski; Stuart Hartpence; Peter & BJ Henderson; Steven & Margaret Henning; Todd & Lenae Herman; Jay Herman; Jeffrey & Sarah Herring; Annette Hillary; Lou & Julie Holman; Bryan Holsey; Thirza L. Jacobus; Michael & Kathy Jeary; Steven & Sandra Kaplan; Frank & Eileen Karpicki; Sean & Jeanne Kelly; Kathie Kelly; Thomas & Joy Kempf; Kiretowicz Commerical Real Estate; Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Komar; Phil Kuntz & Amy McDonagh; Anthony & Carmela Lauto; Joseph & Diane Leary; Lynda Lee, Esq.; Jim & Karen Lemoine; The Lesch Family; Lindstrom Electric; Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Longhitano; Joseph & Vicki Louro; Bill & Eileen Luby; David Lucantoni, Ph.D.; Robert & Patricia Magovern; Ann & Charles Maher; Michael Maietta; Carolyn Campo & Rich Marcolus; John & Denise Mauro; Thomas & Patti McAndrew; Mr. & Mrs. William McClung; Neil & Carol McDevitt; Robert J. McGinty, Jr.; Kathi McGrath & Family; Dana Welch Miller; Kevin Mills; Kevin Mocik; Donald & Gail Moliver; Joseph & Carol Monaco; Matt Montana; Pompano Partners; John & Nancy Moorzitz; Brian & Trish Muench/BrianDavid Realtors; Arnold Natali; Jonathan & Karen Needham; Alice P. Nelson; Richard North; Jim O'Connor; Michael & Cristina Oster; Jordan Ouida; Karen & Robert Parry; Bob & Trish Patten; Gary & Rand Peppas; Bill & Jo Ann Petruzel; Petruzzelli Brothers Excavation; Charles & Deborah Piccinnini; Doris Pinsley; Michael & Linda Plodwick; Scott & Diane Pomerantz; Robert & Jen Portman; Christina Powers; Mr. & Mrs. Merrick Pratt; Edward & Evelyn Pretre; Pat & Paul Pritchard; Rodney & Elise Pritchard; The Prudential Foundation Matching Gifts; Sally Purrazzella; Patrick Rascona; Thomas & Catherine Rechlin; Toni Rinella & Brian Compton; Veronica Romano; Dominic & Kelly Roncace; Bridget Ruane; Kate Schermerhorn; Mike Schmidt; Schneider+Nelson, Inc.; Mike Schreiber; Maria Schulz; Steve & Jaime Schultz; David & Laura Scribellito; Peter & Karen Seligman; Helaina & Ronald Semmler; Karen & Bob Serferth; Carol A. Siliato; Abbie & Bob Small; Stacy Smith; Robert & Ellen Ruth Sorensen; Sophia Spehar; Jane B. Starrs & Patricia Young; The Stigler Family; Joy & John Stimson; Michael & Allison Storer; Renee & Daniel Strack; Casey & Gina Sullivan; Peter L. Tamaro; Mr. & Mrs. Richard Toscano; Traffic Lines, Inc.; Mr. & Mrs. Robert Tresente; Edward Trieber; Kristin Tripoli; Robert & Patricia Tuzzo; Stephen & Ingrid Tyler; Paul & Christine Valestin; David & Dana Vargo; John P. Vazzana; John V. Veech & Susan M. Kirby-Veech; Ed & Bev Vienckowski; Mario & Rosanne Vitiello; Cathy Volker; Rick & Mary Beth Wadbrook; Frank Walczak; Paul Walsh; James & Mary Warshauer; Warters Family Fund; Phil & Mimi Welch; Kerry A. White; Tom & Kim Widener; Ed & Kaye Wise; Withum Smith & Brown; James & Susan Woods; Kent & Mary Woods; Dean & Annette Wright; Ted & Kimberly Yarbrough; Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Yostpille; Michael & Fran Young; The Frank McBride Co. Inc.; Dr. & Mrs. Ira Zohn $250 - $499 Bill & Pat Alcaro; John Allegra; Allied Fire & Safety Equipment Company; Rob Amend; Roy & Rita Anderson; Marie Aprile; Mr. & Mrs. Howard Aronson; Bank of America Matching Gifts; Glenn & Gwen Barbakoff; James & Renee Baumann; Lisa Bell; Robert & Maryanne Bennett; Erik Berger; Frank Beyer; Richard Binetti; Peter & Ronni Bohm; Mr. & Mrs. Robert Boyle Jr.; Breeden Eyecare; Christine Brown; Larry Chernin; Patricia Clifford; Richard & Lynda Cooper; Joe Critchley; Mark Dammeyer; Peter & Judi Dawkins; Mary & Charles De Bare; Darlene Deering; Steve & Regina deGersdorff; Richard Delgado; Joseph and Alice DiFiglia; Dennis & Debbie Dolan; Brian Earle; Delia Ferrigno; Steve Foley, Jr. & Elisabeth Kaplan; Greg & Kathy Foos; Debra Fournier; Gaetano's Restaurant; Scott Gob; Dr. & Mrs. Michael Goldfarb; Pamela Goldsten; Great American Insurance Co.; Peter & Diane Grimm; Marta Gutierrez; Brian T. Pearl; Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hellerson; Kerry Higgins; John & Coralie Hoffman; John Holahan; Christine Jaffe; Annie Jaroszewicz; John J. Slattery Associates, Inc.; Roni Jones; Tom & Michele Karagianakis; George Kazepis; Michelle Kern; Valerie Langston; Barbara Laufer; Ethel Linehan; Tim Lomax; Gina Louie MD/Advanced Vascular Solutions; Brian Lowe; John & Debra MacDonald; Donald & Lore Macdonald; Paul Mahler; Trip & Maria Manley; Bob & Pam Martin; Dorothy Mazzocca; Bernadette McGowan; Quinn & Lisa McKean; Grace Mc Loughlin; Rob & Lynn McTaggart; Merri-Makers at Expo; Lenore Miller; Monte & Robyn Mingle; Tanvi Mody; Sandy & Vanessa Mulheren; Patrick & Amanda Mullan; Marc Muller; New Jersey Natural Gas; Newport Capital Group; Elaine Nisonoff; Mirna O'Dell; Mary Clare O'Keefe; Ostrowitz & Ostrowitz, Esqs.; Emily & Michael Paasche; Vikki & Brian Packin; Elaine Page; Congressman Frank Pallone; Joseph R. Papa; Charles & Trudi Parton; Helena Perrone & Malcom J. Astor Forbes; Paige Pillar; Polymer Solutions; Harriet M. Primack; Carter Quigley; Adam Rechnitz; Jane Cee & Glenn Redbord; Craig A. Repmann; Michael Riffitts; Linda & Alan Ross; Ben Sciortino; Betsy Shaughnessy; Melissa Shaw; Sherman & Sons; Ron & Ceci Shiftan; Helgard Skewis; Max Slifer; Cheryl Soares; Scott & Leah Soltas; Kenneth & Vicky Sroka; William & Frances Statter; Ron Stecher; Jennifer Stone Hall; Donald & Frances Sykes; Jolie Tanyeri; Colleen Thayer-Rovder; Sharon Toubin; Trinity Worldwide Technologies,LLC; Tyco; Jennifer Uhrig; Ruthie Wagner; Greg & Allison Wagner; Barbara Ward; Jeanne Warnock; Gedney & Nikki Webb; Kathy Wheaton; Barbara Widro; James & Janet Wilson; Jeffrey G. Wrightson; Gary & Debra Zander; Judy Zocchi $100 - $249 Anonymous (9); Tracey Abernethy; Joseph & Julie Acerra; Edward & Christine Adamsky; Albert & Carol Adler; AIG Matching Gift Program; Stu & Danette Alderoty; Renee Alexander; Laura Almerini; John C. Alonso; Sherrin Altiere; Lynn C. Amari; Frank & Martha Amato; Jose & Victoria Ambong; James Andreolo; Michele Angelo-Mucher; Jeff & Linda Angelucci; Michael & Catherine Anthony; Joy & Kevin Arban; Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Ard; Meredyth Armitage; Richard Assoian; Chet Atkins;
2010 GALA SPONSORS
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Hot Tickets – Cool Lounge!
Many of our corporate partners and individuals utilize the unique Distinguished Guest Program to cultivate and entertain clients, reward associates, or simply to attend shows with friends and family in up close, VIP seats. In addition to complimentary theatre tickets to performances of your choice, benefits include: •Advance Notice – 48 hour advance notice of shows before the general public •Access to VIP Services - personal ticket concierge service •VIP Access to the Carlton Lounge - a great place for a client meeting or gathering! •Invitations to Private Events – an opportunity to engage with prominent business and community leaders •Client Hospitality – special use of theatre facilities •Recognition – acknowledgement of philanthropic support •Complimentary Tickets - quantity based upon commitment level “After many years of enjoying shows at The Count Basie Theatre, we feel fortunate to be able to be supporters. Although we've only been a part of the Distinguished Guest program for a short time, we've really been enjoying all the great benefits! We love going to shows there, and it's so important to us to help keep small theatres alive. The Count Basie is our favorite theatre, and we look forward to seeing great shows there for many years to come!”~Drew and Kath Steck The Count Basie Theatre is a tremendous resource for entertainment whether you go with your family, business associates or host a distinctive party while gaining community recognition and enjoying the best entertainment on the shore! Join today! Call the Count Basie Theatre Foundation at 723-224-8778.
Drew & Kath Steck
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$100 - $249 Leonard & Marion Baiori; Sandy Hook Child Care Center; Alexander Barbito; Harold & Carol Barfield; Mr. & Mrs. Brain Baroni; Theresa Barsch; Matthew & Karen Bartelt; Vic & Mary Basile; Klaus Bauer; Thomas & Theresa Beck; George & Kate Beckett; Marie Bell; Frank & Nancy Bellezza; Kathleen Kelly Belluscio; Denise & Bob Benedickson; Derba Ann Berger; Gail R. Berger; Mark & Lois Berkowitz; Bestshore Partners; Ann Bianco Klafter; James & Marie Biggs; Nancy S. Bilow; David & Donna Binder; Anthony & Kathleen Bisignano; Mr. & Mrs. T. Bizzoco; Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas J. Bonamassa; Sally Bonello; Laurence Bonilla; Peter & Nancy Bontempo; Donna Boyle; Paul & Maria Bracco; Raymond & Michele Bradford; John & Sharon Bradley; John & Lydia Brenner; Terence Brown; Kurt Bruckmann Family; Kidzdent Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, Special Needs; Mr. & Mrs. James Buckley; Mary Burke; Bill & Star Burnett; Robert & Angela Buttacavoli; C.R. Bard Foundation; Dr. Paula Caffrey; Jerry & Lynne Cafone; Jack Cahill; Edward Callow; Thomas Canarelli; Grace Caputo; William Cardinal; John Carducci; Jeff & Carol Carlson; Barry & Rita Carol; Dennis & Priscilla Carollo; Gail Carton; Charles &Karen Cecil; Paula Cella; Joseph A. Cerbone; Ilene Chalupski; Doina Cherciu; Paul Chew/Hammond Contracting Co., Inc.; Michael Chilton; Joan & Charles Chinni; Robert & Carol Chojnacki; Jacqueline & William Chrystal; The Ciabattoni Family; Liz Ciampoli; Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Cignarella; Thea Cizmich-Daley; Jesse Clancy; CMX Community Foundation; Jack Cobin; Meg & Kevin Cody; Mark & Laurie Cohen; Joann & Michael Cohen; Morris & Rosalind Cohen; Richard & Linda Cohen; For the music is love; Martin & Ruth Cole; John Collins; Elaine Conheeney; David Connelly; Wayne & Katie Connelly; Steve & Sherie Constantino; William A. 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2010 Spring Gala Fab Faux Benefit Concert Ladies Golf Classic The Basie Awards Annual Golf Outing Bike for the Basie For details on upcoming events to benefit the Count Basie Theatre visit www.CountBasieTheatre.org and click on CBT Foundation or contact 732.224.8778x118.
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The Count Basie Theatre is a cultural landmark in Red Bank, New Jersey and named “One of the Top 200 investor-worthy charitable organizations in the country” by New York’s Contribute Magazine. Of all the forms of media, partnership sponsorships are the only marketing platform that provides companies the opportunity to create an emotional connection with customers, gaining share of heart as well as share of mind. The Count Basie Theatre creates an emotional connection with its audience and patrons through our organization’s high artistic quality and diversity of programming; the diverse and growing audience we serve; meaningful marketing initiatives, consistent brand implementation and strong leadership. Marketing Advantage: • Bimonthly Calendar of Events: 60,000 annual impressions • E-mail blasts: 40,000 impressions per send • Website Posting: 480,000 annual impressions • Annual Report Posting: 2,000 annual impressions • 15 second Power Point Slide: 200,000 annual impressions • Complimentary Tickets: Based upon commitment • Collateral: Posters, brochures, banners and more! • Social Networking: Face Book, Twitter, YouTube and more! • Marquee Posting • Customized to fit your needs, budget and timing “We are proud to be a partner with the Count Basie Theatre; venues such as yours hold a certain class, grace and ambience of a by gone era.” ~Anthony Guerion, The Pepsi Bottling Group, Food Service Manager Over 200,000 loyal patrons experience 200 annual performances and events at the theatre! By aligning with The Count Basie Theatre you can count on targeted marketing resulting in increased consumer awareness for your brand and company. Call the Count Basie Theatre Foundation today at 723-224-8778.
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FIRE NOTICE: The exit indicated by a red light and sign nearest to the seat you occupy is the shortest route to the street. In the event of fire or other emergency please do not run, WALK TO THAT EXIT. Please follow the directions of the house staff. If you become aware of a medical or other emergency, please inform the house staff immediately. FOOD AND BEVERAGE: Food and beverage are permitted inside the theatre at many events, but please help maintain this theatre as an asset for this community by disposing of your own garbage in the lobby receptacles. Please use the blue recycling receptacles for plastic bottles and cups. PHOTOGRAPHY AND RECORDING: Possession and/or use of devices for photographic, audio, video or electronic recording, reproduction or transmission of performances is prohibited. Such equipment may be confiscated. Violators may be ejected and/or held liable for monetary damages. PAGERS AND CELL PHONES: Please turn off alarm watches, pagers, and cell phones. If you use your cell phone during intermission, please remember to turn it off again. RESTROOMS: On the ground level, a women’s room and a wheelchair accessible bathroom are located on the house left side of the lobby. On the balcony level, a women’s room is located on the house right side, and a men’s room is located on the house left side of the balcony lobby. PUBLIC TELEPHONES: The theatre does not have a public pay telephone. If you need to make an emergency call, please see an usher for assistance. ACCESSIBILITY: Please inform the box office of any special arrangements you require when purchasing tickets. An assistive listening system for the hearing impaired is available from the House Manager. Large print programs are available on request. A wheelchair accessible bathroom is located on the house left side of the ground level lobby. The theatre does not have its own parking lot. A disabled permit parking space is available on the street just in front, and across the street in the municipal parking lot of Borough Hall. BOX OFFICE: The box office is located in the old storefront to the right of the lobby doors as you face the building, and is open Monday-Friday 12:00-6:00, Saturdays 12:00-3:00 and until one-half hour after show time. Cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Additional service charges may apply. Purchase tickets by phone at 732-842-9000 or online at www.countbasietheatre.org. WEB SITE: www.countbasietheatre.org features online ticket sales, the complete calendar of events, links to artist web sites, a biography of William “Count” Basie, and other information. LOST AND FOUND: Ask for the House Manager during a performance, or call the administrative office the next business day at 732-224-8778 extension 105. MAILING LIST: Add your name to the theatre’s mailing list at the box office, or call 732-8429000, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Name, address, and phone number are required of all ticket buyers to verify payment and to contact you in the event of a cancellation. Ticket buyers are automatically entered on the mailing list, and may receive information about upcoming performances. However, all information is confidential, all mailings are done under the theatre’s auspices. The theatre does not sell, trade or rent its mailing list. THEATRE RENTAL: The theatre is available for rent for performances fundraisers and special occasions. A wide variety of support services are available, including artist booking. For more information visit the theatre’s web site or call the administrative office at 732-224-8778 ext 105. PARKING: Please observe all parking regulations and signage, do not park in private parking lots, and do not block our neighbor’s driveways. The best public parking is at the Red Bank Train Station, located two blocks west of the theatre on Monmouth Street, and in the large municipal lot located one block east of the theatre in between Monmouth and White Streets, behind the stores on the north side of Monmouth Street.
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
David J. Cooner Chairman
Francis Luisi Human Resources Chairman
Dominic Roncace Vice Chairman
Stephen Cutler Hon. John E. Ekdahl Siobhan Fallon Hogan Vinnie Favale Tom Karagianakis Marshall Knopf Hon. Joseph M. Kyrillos Jr. Brian J. Leddin Russell J. Lucas Judith Marrus Raymond R. Moser, Jr.
Laurence G. Thoma Treasurer Beth Giannotto Secretary William J. Marraccini Assistant Secretary
Count Basie Theatre Foundation
Russell J. Lucas Chairman
Nick Brown David J. Cooner Craig Cummings Domenic DiPiero III Tony Fox Mickey Gooch Marshall Knopf Judi Marrus Nancy Mulheren Michael Oster Maggie Riker
Stephen Cutler Vice Chairman James Oâ€™Mealia Treasurer Stuart Alderoty Secretary
Christine E. Mosher Michael Parent Armins Rusis Kevin M. Ryan Steven M. Schultz Peter B. Seligman Stacy Smith Hugh J. Ward III Alfred J. Weiss Darrell Lawrence Willis, Sr. Numa C. Saisselin CEO
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dominic Roncace Matthew J. Saker Steven M. Schultz Pat Scire Karen Siciliano Charles Soderstrom Patti Scialfa Springsteen Hugh J. Ward III Rusty Young CEO
COUNT BASIE THEATRE FOUNDATION Chief Executive Officer: Rusty Young Director of Membership: Ann CiabattoniDirector of Development: Tiffany McDermott Director of Special Events: Rachel O. Warnick Director of Sponsorship: Annie Schultz Membership Concierge: Alice Nelson Administrative Assistant: Lisa Marie O'Connell
BOX OFFICE Box Office Manager: Maryann Wrobel Assistant Box Office Manager: Yolande Ruggiero Representatives: Nicole Buonacquista, Laurie Dalton, Melissa Finkel, Donna Horsey, Caroline Kiebach, Kathy McGrath, Lisa Musillo, Jessica Pellegrino, Gina Rodrigues, Kathy Santiago, Tim Yerves
COUNT BASIE THEATRE, INC. ADMINISTRATION Chief Executive Officer: Numa Saisselin Operations Director: Izzy Sackowitz Marketing Director: Diana St. John Multimedia Manager: Alycia Yerves Marketing Assistant: Ben Kelly Finance Director: Peggy Shafai Finance Assistant: Antoinette Koski Administrative Assistant: Ann Marie Keenan Facility Director: Chris Lomazzo Custodial Supervisor: Roy McCurdy
FRONT OF HOUSE House Manager: Mary Hill Assistant House Manager: Pat Stephens Merchandise Manager: Marion Fuget Bar Manager: Michael Fitzgerald ADA Coordinator: Melissa Finkel Security Supervisor: William Topps
EDUCATION Director of Education: Yvonne Scudiery Education Assistant: Sue Brennan PRODUCTION Technical Director: Michael Jacoby Assistant Technical Director: Anthony Calicchio House Crew: Daniel Gibson, Todd Kearney, Greg Wilkens Backstage Catering Manager: Laurie Saisselin
PROFESSIONAL ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Insurance: E & K Insurance Accounting: Fried & Kowgios Partners, CPAs Legal: McCarter & English; K&L Gates; Ansell, Grimm & Aaron Production Sound: ACIR Professional Transportation: Royal Limousine Graphic Design: Diane Cuddy Design, Inc. Cleaning: M and C Cleaning LLC Web Site Management: Commercial Media The Count Basie Theatre is a member of the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce, ArtPRIDE NJ, the Consortium of Eastern Regional Theatres, the League of Historic American Theatres, the Monmouth County Arts Council and Americans for the Arts.
The Count Basie Theatre, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.
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