Friday, May 10, 2013
The annual awards recognize Monmouth County high school talent
They're the Tony Awards of area high schools' way off-Broadway stars — The Basie Awards. And it's showtime for the list of this year's nominees. For the 2012-13 high school theater season, Red Bank Regional garnered several nominations for its musical production of Little Women and two for The Little Mermaid (see nominees in bold on list below) and Red Bank Catholic was nominated in a couple of categories for its Lucky Stiff production (see nominees in bold on list below). In the drama category, Red Bank Catholic garnered nominations for its production of Miss Firecracker Contest (see below). Intendend as a means for effective community outreach the Count Basie Theatre staff created the Basie Awards in 2006. This is its eighth year. The …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The Red Bank high school takes home several awards, including top honors for a musical production.
The first time Andrew De Prisco directed a high school musical was more than a decade ago. Providing spot coverage for Joseph Russo, the longtime musical director for Red Bank Regional's Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, De Prisco tackled Sonheim's Into the Woods, the musical featuring an interconnecting plot involving some of fairytale's most familiar characters. Maybe's he's got a knack for this. In his second go round in the high school musical scene, this time with Red Bank Catholic, De Prisco again directed Into the Woods and in the process helped the downtown Red Bank school take home five Basie Awards, including top honors, at the annual award presentation Wednesday night. Red Bank Catholic won Outstanding Production - Musical…
Video of the sights and sounds of the seventh annual Basie Awards.
The seventh annual Basie Awards were held last night on the Count Basie Theatre stage. The award show promotes high school theater and recognizes the top stage performances from the year. Check out the video above for a glimpse at the 2012 Basie Awards.
Winners from Wednesday night's seventh annual Basie Awards, an event that recognizes high school performing arts.
For the seventh year, the Count Basie Theatre has helped enrich and promote high school theater by recognizing the county's best performances with the Basie Awards. As the years have progressed, so too has the reach of the Basie Awards. When Numa Saisselin, CEO of the Count Basie Theatre, developed the Basie Awards seven years ago, 15 schools participated. This year 24 schools from all over Monmouth County took part in evaluation process, which as also grown over the years, from 25 during the first Basie Awards season to more than 40. With nearly every seat of the 1,400-seat theater filled with students, parents, and faculty members, Wednesday night, Basie Awards were handed out to the winners of 26 categories split between dramas and …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Root for your favorite high school theater performance.
Dozens of regional high school theater troupes will vie for award recognition during the the Basie Awards at the Count Basie Theater tonight, Wednesday. More than two dozen schools have been nominated for a slew of awards, including everything from outstanding set design in a drama to outstanding student orchestra and everything in between. Red Bank-Shrewsbury Patch will be there to capture the action tonight at 7 p.m., but before you read that story and check out those pics, see who's nominated and for what below. A complete list of the nominations: Outstanding Set Design in a Drama Asbury Park High School - Backstage - Robert Rutt & Gary Kilmer Ocean Township High School - Noises Off - Tom Collins - Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School…
Friday, May 11, 2012
Nominations for the seventh annual Basie Awards were announced earlier this week.
For the seventh year, the Count Basie Theatre is recognizing high school performing arts with the Basie Awards, a program that's committed to fostering an appreciation of the arts and honoring excellence in high school theater. Last year, an all-time high of 25 Monmouth County private, public, and vocational high schools participated in the Basie Awards. On Wednesday in the Carlton Lounge, Basie officials unveiled this year's list of Basie Awards nominees. The show will be held on May 23, at 7 p.m. A complete list of the nominations: Outstanding Set Design in a Drama Asbury Park High School - Backstage - Robert Rutt & Gary Kilmer Ocean Township High School - Noises Off - Tom Collins - Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School - It’s a …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Red Bank Regional's Julia Barnett, Kelsey Murray, Maddie Monaghan all honored, along with Shore's Scott Naef.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Patch would like to congratulate the following students honored in the regional Basie Awards: You can see the rest of the award winners here.