Count Basie Theatre
The Count Basie Theatre’s educational mission is to provide a foundation of cultural enrichment to students of all ages and economic levels. These efforts include arts instruction and coursework, plus unique programs like professional development for teachers and bus-in programs for students in underprivileged school districts. The theatre’s Education and Outreach Programs and its faculty aim to offer an ever-changing suite of programming designed to enrich the Count Basie Theatre community as a whole.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Need Help? Have Questions?
Contact the Education Department
Phone: 732-224-8778 x 125
99 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, New Jersey 07701
Email: sbrennan@countbasietheatre.org

The Basie Award Winners

Basie Awards
The 8th Annual Basie Awards Ceremony took place Wednesday, May 22, 2013

For the participants; the teachers, directors, administrators, students, technical crews, the rewards have far surpassed the momentary “high” of winning a Basie. These comments we’ve received say it all:

“It was a very enjoyable evening and one I know my students will treasure forever.”

“Without your help we would not have been able to participate in the Basie awards this year which were extremely exciting to everyone involved in the production. The review we received was extremely helpful and will help our shows next year into productions we can be proud of, knowing that we were able to learn and expand our artistic experience through the critiques offered by the Basies."

“The ceremony itself was one of the best I've seen and I know seeing the passion that other students have for theater was truly eye opening for many of our students. Thank you for helping to inspire students…we can't wait to participate again next year.”

“I hope that the knowledge that you and your associates are truly making a difference in the schools, and touching the lives of so many students, make all of the hard work you do worthwhile.”
 
Photos from the 8th Annual Basie Awards will be posted soon.
 
 

And The 2012/2013 Basie Goes To:

DRAMAS

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION ~ DRAMA
Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School
A Christmas Carol

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION IN A DRAMA
Suzanne Sweeney
Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School
A Christmas Carol

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN ~ DRAMA
Dino Pagano & Suzanne Sweeney
Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School
A Christmas Carol

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN ~ DRAMA
Matthew Hervilly & Ms. Kasiann Sweeney
Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School
A Christmas Carol

CAROLE MALIK AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN
Alma Garrity
Ocean Township High School
The Crucible

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS ~ DRAMA

Haley Smialek
Ocean Township High School
The Crucible

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR ~ DRAMA
Ben Puvalowski
Ranney School
Twelfth Night

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS ~ DRAMA

Ashley Stepien
Howell High School
Midsummer / NJ

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR ~ DRAMA
Jack Newsome
Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School
A Christmas Carol
 
MUSICALS

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION ~ MUSICAL
Howell High School
Singing in the Rain

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION ~ MUSICAL
Stephen Kazakoff
Howell High School
Singing in the Rain

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN ~ MUSICAL
Claudia O’Connor & Carl Grillo
Red Bank Regional High School
Little Women

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN ~ MUSICAL
Anthony Greco
Monmouth Regional High School
Once On This Island

CAROLE MALIK AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN ~ MUSICAL
JACQUIE REVIER
Howell High School
Singing in the Rain

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL DIRECTION
Cindy Dwyer
Mater Dei Prep
All Shook Up

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL DIRECTION

Regina McAllen
Howell High School
Singing in the Rain

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY ~ MUSICAL

Lisa Twamley
Howell High School
Singing in the Rain

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY ~ MUSICAL
Samantha Amaral
Mater Dei Prep
All Shook Up

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE GROUP ~ MUSICAL
The Showgirls
Howell High School
Singing in the Rain

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ENSEMBLE PERFORMER ~ MUSICAL
Madelyn Monaghan
Red Bank Regional High School
Little Mermaid, Junior

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ENSEMBLE PERFORMER ~ MUSICAL
Meg Kelly
Red Bank Regional High School
Little Mermaid, Junior

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS ~ MUSICAL
Jenna Scannelli
Howell High School
Singing in the Rain

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR ~ MUSICAL
Elias Kotsis
Middletown High School South
Cabaret

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR ~ MUSICAL
Jonathan Teeling
Howell High School
Singing in the Rain

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR ~ MUSICAL

Gregory Ippolito
Freehold Township High School
Guys and Dolls

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS ~ MUSICAL

Ashley Stepien
Howell High School
Singing in the Rain

OUTSTANDING CHORUS ~ MUSICAL
Mater Dei Prep
All Shook Up

OUTSTANDING ORCHESTRA ~ MUSICAL STUDENT / ADULT
Camille Thompson
Red Bank Regional High School
Little Women

OUTSTANDING ORCHESTRA ~ MUSICAL ALL STUDENT

Mary Mindas
Monmouth Regional High School
Once On This Island

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THEATRE ARTS EDUCATION

Patti Dunnels

JOSEPH PIGNATARO EVALUATORS SPECIAL AWARD
Red Bank Catholic High School
Lucky Stiff
“Less is More”
 

Thank you to the following schools who participated in the Basie Awards this year:

Asbury Park High School
Colts Neck High School
Communications High School
Freehold High School
Freehold Township High School 
Howell High School
Long Branch High School
Manalapan High School
Matawan High School
Matawan Regional High School 
Mater Dei Prep
Middletown High School South
Monmouth Regional High School
Ocean Township High School
Ranney School
Raritan High School
Red Bank Catholic High School
Red Bank Regional High School
Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School
Shore Regional High School
St. John Vianney High School

 
 
 
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