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Register NOW for WINTER 2015! 
 
Register for any 10-week class before
Wednesday December 31 and receive $20 off!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WINTER 2015! 

 
10-Week Session
10-Week Session
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January 12 - March 21 
 
Three ways to save!
Multi-Course Discount: $25 off for each addition 10-week class you register for!
Sibling Discount: $25 off for registering a sibling for a 10-week course! 
Membership Discount: 10% Discount for Count Basie Theatre membership holders!
 
 
 

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 ACTING
 

MONDAY
MONDAY THEATRE BASICS
Class incorporates basic acting skills including projection, diction, theatre vocabulary, and performance techniques. The perfect introductory class for our youngest actors. Class is a sure fire way for students to gain confidence while learning to work as a team. 
4-5PM   AGES: 4-5   FEE: $200
INSTRUCTOR: MARJORIE ENERSON
MONDAY: Jan 12, 19, 26 ● Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 ● Mar 2, 9, 16

MONDAY BEGINNER ACTING I/II
Using the body, voice and mind to create dynamic and believable characters, students will develop and strengthen their theatrical skills. Script work, improvisation, and monologue work will all be incorporated into the course. 
5-6PM   AGES: 9-11   FEE: $200
INSTRUCTOR: MARJORIE ENERSON
MONDAY: Jan 12, 19, 26 ● Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 ● Mar 2, 9, 16

MONDAY ACTING FOR TEENS
This class is designed to help young actors find their voice, both literally and figuratively. Curriculum includes script work, scene study and improvisation. Class fills quickly, so register early for this very popular session.  
6-7:30PM   AGES: 12-17   FEE: $295
MONDAY: Jan 12, 19, 26 ● Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 ● Mar 2, 9, 16
 
 
WEDNESDAY 
 
BASIE IN THE COMMUNITY
NEW!!
Collaborative Partner Workshops!
These classes will be held at the Monmouth Academy of Ballet, 16 Monmouth Street, NJ
(right up the block from the theatre)
MOVEMENT ~  DANCE  ~  ACTING
This 10-week workshop is designed for young actors who understand the importance of being comfortable with movement and the execution of choreography or blocking in any stage performances. As an actor you know that every posture, gesture and mannerism will help you enhance the character you’re creating and open up your performance; what better place to take these risks than in the safety of a dance class. In this newly renovated spacious dance studio, under the guidance of two knowledgeable and dedicated professionals, students will gain new insight into the craft and art of acting. 
5-7PM   AGES: 9-12   FEE: $310 
INSTRUCTORS 
ELLEN GUNN: OWNER/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF MONMOUTH ACADEMY OF BALLET
ROBIN ODDO: COUNT BASIE THEATRE TEACHING ARTIST 
TUESDAY:  Jan 13, 20, 27 ● Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 ● Mar 3, 10, 17
To register for just one: either ACTING (5-6PM)  or DANCE (6-7PM)   Fee: $200   
 
 
SATURDAY 
SATURDAY ACTING FOR THE STAGE
Through the use of script work, improvisation and theatre games, students will hone their acting skills while developing a stronger sense of self-confidence and empowerment. 
9:30-11AM   AGES: 9-13   FEE: $295
INSTRUCTOR: MARJORIE ENERSON
SATURDAY: Jan 17, 24, 31 ● Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 ● Mar 7, 14, 21

SATURDAY COMBO CLASS (See also MUSICAL THEATRE)
Includes Acting for the Stage  (9:30 to 11am) and Musical Theatre Workshop, (11-12:30pm) at a special discounted rate. Twice as much fun! 
9:30AM-12:30PM   FEE: $510 (You save $80)
INSTRUCTORS: MARJORIE ENERSON & DIANE FOX
SATURDAY: Jan 17, 24, 31 ● Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 ● Mar 7, 14, 21

SATURDAY BEGINNER ACTING   
Using scripts, improvisation, theatre games and scene work, students will gain a working knowledge of the many aspects of stage acting. This is a perfect ‘first-step” workshop for students curious about pursuing acting as a career or as a pastime.
11AM-12:00PM   AGES: 6-8   FEE: $200
INSTRUCTOR: MARJORIE ENERSON
SATURDAY: Jan 17, 24, 31 ● Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 ● Mar 7, 14, 21 
 
 

 
MUSICAL THEATRE
 
 


TUESDAY 
TUESDAY BROADWAY KIDS
Explore the wonders of the imagination as you act, sing and dance in this lively musical theatre experience. A wide variety of games and exercises are incorporated into this class to develop focus and self-discipline while encouraging creativity. 
4-5PM   AGES: 6-8   FEE: $200
INSTRUCTOR: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI
TUESDAY:  Jan 13, 20, 27 ● Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 ● Mar 3, 10, 17

TUESDAY MUSICAL THEATRE II/III
Dive into the world of musical theatre as you hone your stage and performance skills. Session includes songs and scripts from Broadway shows, as well as improvisation and basic vocal techniques.
5-6PM   AGES: 9-11   FEE: $200
INSTRUCTOR: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI
TUESDAY:  Jan 13, 20, 27 ● Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 ● Mar 3, 10, 17


WEDNESDAY 
WEDNESDSAY BROADWAY BOUND
Similar to Tuesdays Broadway Kids class, Ms. Giustiniani brings her expertise and enthusiasm to this musical theatre romp, with acting, singing and movement all inspired by Broadway show stoppers.  
4-5PM   AGES: 6-8   FEE: $200
INSTRUCTOR: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI
WEDNESDAY: Jan 14, 21, 28 ● Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 ● Mar 4, 11, 18

THURSDAY 
THURSDAY MUSICAL THEATRE TEENS
Develop strong vocal skills, breathing, posture, diction and lyric interpretation. Script work and blocking will round out the theatrical experience. Selected materials for each session will focus on musicals from past decades.
6-7:30PM   AGES: 12-16   FEE: $295
INSTRUCTOR: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI
THURSDAY: Jan 15, 22, 29 ● Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 ● Mar 5, 12, 19  

THURSDAY COMBO CLASS
This class includes both the Tap I/II from 5-6PM and the Musical Theatre Teens 6-7:30PM at a  special discounted rate.  Challenging and Motivating!  
5-7:30PM   AGES: 12-16   FEE: $410 (You save $85)
INSTRUCTORS: SAMANTHA GIUSTINIANI & JACQUIE MAZZA
THURSDAY: Jan 15, 22, 29 ● Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 ● Mar 5, 12, 19  

 
SATURDAY 
SATURDAY MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP I/II
If you love Broadway musicals then  this is the class for you!  Vocal technique, script work and blocking will all be incorporated into this performance techniques class. Learn what it takes to perform with flare and expertise in this challenging class taught by multi-talented actress/vocalist Diane Fox. An informal classroom demonstration will be held at the end of the session
11-12:30PM   AGES: 9-13   FEE: $295
INSTRUCTOR: DIANE FOX
SATURDAY: Jan 17, 24, 31 ● Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 ● Mar 7, 14, 21 

SATURDAY COMBO CLASS (See also ACTING)
Includes Acting for the Stage  (9:30 to 11am) and Musical Theatre Workshop, (11-12:30pm) at a special discounted rate. Twice as much fun! 
9:30AM-12:30PM   FEE: $510 (You save $80)
INSTRUCTORS: MARJORIE ENERSON & DIANE FOX
SATURDAY: Jan 17, 24, 31 ● Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 ● Mar 7, 14, 21
 

 


 ON-SCREEN ACTING
 
 


TUESDAY
TUESDAY KIDS ON CAMERA
This exciting class addresses the fundamentals of acting for TV and Film. Students learn to deliver lines in a believable and natural way, while tapping into their own personality. Class format blends fun with confidence building activities. 
4-5PM   AGES: 4-5   FEE: $200
INSTRUCTOR: MARJORIE ENERSON
TUESDAY:  Jan 13, 20, 27 ● Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 ● Mar 3, 10, 17

TUESDAY KIDS ON CAMERA II
Classroom exercises include script work, reading commercial copy and all of the basics for acting on camera. These classes provide an excellent opportunity for students to develop social skills and confidence while working in a positive and enriching environment. 
5-6PM   AGES: 6-8   FEE: $200 
INSTRUCTOR: MARJORIE ENERSON
TUESDAY:  Jan 13, 20, 27 ● Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 ● Mar 3, 10, 17

TUESDAY ACTING FOR FILM AND TELEVISION
Using scripts and commercial copy students will explore the skills necessary for on-screen acting for the camera. Developing self-expression, clear diction and a natural nuanced performance will be the prime focus of this course
INSTRUCTOR: ROBIN ODDO
6:15-7:15PM   AGES: 9-12   FEE: $200
TUESDAY:  Jan 13, 20, 27 ● Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 ● Mar 3, 10, 17

TUESDAY THE FILM ACTOR
Find your uniqueness as an actor. Under the watchful eye of a motivating instructor, you will learn the most effective tools to guide you in creating authentic, fresh and powerful performances. Class will also incorporate critique and analysis of classic and iconic films & actors.
7:15 -8:45PM   AGES: 13-17   FEE: $295
INSTRUCTOR: ROBIN ODDO
TUESDAY:  Jan 13, 20, 27 ● Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 ● Mar 3, 10, 17
 
 

 
VOCALS
 
 


TUESDAY
TUESDAY SINGING TECHNIQUES    
Learning healthy vocal techniques is the best way to maximize your singing potential. No matter what style of music you prefer, all singers need to develop proper vocal skills. Working with Mr. Markowitz is a great way to ensure that you are developing the best methods and practices.
6-7PM   AGES: 9-12   FEE: $200
INSTRUCTOR: COREY MARKOWITZ
TUESDAY:  Jan 13, 20, 27 ● Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 ● Mar 3, 10, 17

TUESDAY SINGING TECHNIQUES II
Designed for older singers, this class format concentrates on developing strong and healthy singing skills. No matter what genre, you need to have a strong foundation to sing with clarity, tone and projection.  
7-8PM   AGES: 13-18   FEE: $200
INSTRUCTOR: COREY MARKOWITZ
TUESDAY:  Jan 13, 20, 27 ● Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 ● Mar 3, 10, 17
 
 
WEDNESDAY
4-WEEK VOCAL INTENSIVE PART 1
ACCEPTANCE BY AUDITION ONLY 
*Only 10 students will be accepted into this workshop 
Are you interested in landing that gig? Ace the audition and deliver dynamic and confident performance with this vocal intensive workshop coached by Broadway veteran, Deb Lyons. There is much to be learned from a seasoned professional, and Ms. Lyons couples her expertise as a performer with a supportive upbeat approach to helping students achieve their maximum potential. Focus of the workshop is on stage performance, song interpretation and auditioning techniques.
7-8:30PM   AGES: 13-18   FEE: $125
INSTRUCTOR: DEB LYONS
WEDNESDAY: Jan 14, 21, 28 ● Feb 4
Audition Dates: January 3 OR January 7 2015
Call for an audition time: 732-224-8778 x125 
 
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DANCE
 
 

 
WEDNESDAY
COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP WORKSHOPS (See the Basie in the Community section for class description)
MOVEMENT ~ DANCE ~ ACTING 
These classes will be held at the Monmouth Academy of Ballet, 16 Monmouth Street, NJ (right up the block from the Theatre)  

THURSDAY 
THURSDAY TAP I/II
Warm ups, tap basics, simple combinations and fully choreographed dance sequences are all incorporated into this challenging workout. A terrific way to get some aerobic exercise while honing your dance skills and ability to pick up choreography. 
5-6PM   AGES: 12-16   FEE: $200
INSTRUCTOR: JACQUELINE MAZZA
THURSDAY: Jan 15, 22, 29 ● Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 ● Mar 5, 12, 19

THURSDAY ADULT TAP I/II
6 WEEK-SESSION
Warm ups, tap basics, simple combinations and fully choreographed dance sequences are all incorporated into this challenging workout. A great cardio workout, and an excellent way to challenge your mind; try learning something new!  
6-7:15PM   AGES: 17 & UP   FEE: $125
INSTRUCTOR: JACQUELINE MAZZA
THURSDAY: Jan 15, 22, 29 ● Feb 5, 12, 19
 
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ADULT
 
MONDAY
MONDAY 4-WEEK VOICEOVER 
Learn the skills required to succeed in the voiceover business. This course covers audition skills, copy interpretation, finding your character, using a microphone, breath control and voice placement. A popular class with a knowledgeable and upbeat instructor. 
8:00-9:30PM   AGES: ADULT   FEE: $90
INSTRUCTOR: BRADLEY MOTT
SESSION I: MONDAY: Jan 12, 19, 26 ● Feb 2 
SESSION II: MONDAY: Feb 9, 16, 23 ● Mar 2

WEDNESDAY 
WEDNESDAY FOUR-WEEK IMPROVE AND ENHANCE YOUR VOICE
Learn the skills required to preserve, develop and strengthen your voice. Participants will learn how to speak clearly and distinctly, develop dynamic and persuasive speaking techniques, and gain an understanding of vocal preservationvaluable skills for singers, actors or public speakers
7-8:30PM   AGES: ADULT   FEE: $90
INSTRUCTOR: BRADLEY MOTT
SESSION 1: WEDNESDAY: Jan 14, 21, 28 ● Feb 4  
SESSION 2: WEDNESDAY: Feb 11, 18, 25 ● Mar 4 

THURSDAY 
THURSDAY ADULT TAP I/II
6 WEEK-SESSION
Warm ups, tap basics, simple combinations and fully choreographed dance sequences are all incorporated into this challenging workout. A great cardio workout, and an excellent way to challenge your mind; try learning something new!  
6-7:15PM   AGES: 17 & UP   FEE: $125
INSTRUCTOR: JACQUELINE MAZZA
THURSDAY: Jan 15, 22, 29 ● Feb 5, 12, 19
 
THURSDAY FOUR-WEEK ADULT IMPROVISATION 
Are you looking for a creative outlet that will help you tap into that playful person you were? In our adult improv classes, you will be taught to do this and more through improvisational theatre games and scenes. All levels and experience welcome. 
Learn how to ● Be Creative ● Adapt ● Take Risks ● Think Efficiently ● Be Silly ● Know Your Physicality ● Be Intuitive ● Be Aware ● Have Confidence and most importantly HAVE FUN!
7:30-9PM   AGES: ADULT   FEE: $90
INSTRUCTOR: MICHAEL O’KEEFFE
SESSION 1: THURSDAY: Jan 15, 22, 29 ● Feb 5
SESSION 2:  THURSDAY: Feb 12, 19, 26 ● Mar 5    

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WORKSHOPS

SATURDAY 
SATURDAY INTERVIEW & AUDITION SAVVY
TWO-SESSION WORKSHOP
Get the inside scoop on acing that next audition or interview, gain the knowledge necessary to present yourself, your song, or your monologue in a confident and professional mannerChoosing appropriate materials, how to have a truly impactful interview, preparing a dynamic resume, and guidance on steps you need to take to ensure a successful interview or audition.
12:00-1:30PM   AGES: 13 TO 18   FEE:  $40    
INSTRUCTOR: CHRISTOPHER TOMAINO
SATURDAY: MARCH 14 & 21      


BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND    OUR SATURDAY WORKSHOP SERIES!
 
 


Join teaching artist, Samantha Giustiniani for an interactive workshop that includes music, singing, movement, crafts and loads of fun!  
9:30-11AM ● FEE: $35 ($50 FOR TWO SIBLINGS) 

MARY POPPINS ● FEBRUARY 21 ● AGES: 5-8 
Have a spoonful of fun as you explore the magic and melodies from this popular movie musical and Broadway show.

SUPER HEROS ● MARCH 7 ● AGES: 5-8
Create your own superhero in this high flying imaginative workshop 
 
ALADDIN ● MARCH 21 ● AGES: 5-8 
Hop on Aladdin’s magic carpet as you rediscover his exciting adventures. 

DISNEY PRINCESSES ● MARCH 28 ● AGES: 4-6  
Grab your magic wand and join us as we celebrate your favorite princesses; the dazzling Cinderella, the lovely and charming Snow White and Ariel and many more!  
 
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