Resident CompaniesThe following community-based performing arts companies use the Count Basie Theatre for their performances.
Company of Dance Arts
59 (Rear) Chestnut Street / Red Bank, NJ 07701
The Company of Dance Arts, New Jersey's premier pre-professional ballet company, serves first and foremost to provide young dancers with performance opportunities that meet professional standards of artistic development, performance values and production qualities. Founded in 1985 by Artistic Director Jennifer James Church, the company performs The Nutcracker each December and has a vast repertoire of productions performed each spring. The Company of Dance Arts is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation.
Monmouth Civic Chorus
P.O. Box 16, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Since 1949, the Monmouth Civic Chorus has presented a wide variety of the choral repertoire, including classical and modern choral music, opera, operetta, and musical theater. The Chorus has performed throughout the Monmouth/Ocean County area and Europe, and by invitation at Carnegie Hall, Paper Mill Playhouse, and the Garden State Arts Center. Their educational outreach programs include: low-cost student tickets; an annual scholarship program; and Voices of the Young, designed to involve young people in the composition of new choral works. Dr. Ryan Brandau is the Artistic Director.
Monmouth Symphony Orchestra
P. O. Box 1302
Wall, NJ 07719
One of the finest orchestras in New Jersey since 1948, the orchestra has performed in numerous locations throughout the metropolitan area including the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park and Carnegie Hall. The orchestra is composed of 75 professional and highly talented amateur musicians. The orchestra's mission is to make great classical music easily accessible to the community and to encourage talented youth throughout the county. Roy D. Gussman of Neptune directs the orchestra. Mr. Gussman is a teacher and professional musician and has been a member of the Monmouth Symphony for over 20 years.
111 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ
Phoenix Productions is a non-profit community theatre organization that recreates favorite musicals in extravagant revivals. They mount full-scale productions complete with full sets, lighting, costumes, and orchestra.