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Events

Jun
22
Fri
Phoenix Productions Presents: In the Heights @ Count Basie Theatre
Jun 22 @ 12:00 am – Jun 25 @ 12:00 am
Phoenix Productions Presents: In the Heights @ Count Basie Theatre | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

Set over the course of three days in Washington Heights, New York City, In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding the traditions you take with you and which ones you leave behind. In the Heights boasts music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of Hamilton) and is the winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical.
Show dates & times:
Friday, June 22, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 22, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Jun
24
Sun
OO-BLA-DEE @ Two-River Theatre
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
OO-BLA-DEE @ Two-River Theatre | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

Oo-Bla-Dee paints a shimmering portrait of an all-female band of African-American bebop musicians traveling the country following the end of World War II. A sweeping and ambitious play-with-music, Oo-Bla-Dee will be brought to life by Golden Globe-winning actor and playwright Regina Taylor (I’ll Fly Away, Crowns), Obie-winning jazz composer Diedre L. Murray (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess), and Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (August Wilson’s Jitney at Two River and on Broadway).

Jun
30
Sat
Leslie Odom Jr. @ Count Basie Theatre
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Leslie Odom Jr. @ Count Basie Theatre | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

Multifaceted performer Leslie Odom, Jr. completed his run on Broadway starring as ‘Aaron Burr’ in the original cast of the blockbuster hit musical, “Hamilton,” a role that earned him the 2016 Tony® Award for Lead Actor in a Musical. He is also a Grammy® Award-winner as a principal soloist on “Hamilton”’s original Broadway cast recording, which won the 2016 award for Best Musical Theater Album. Odom, Jr. made his Broadway debut at the age of 17 in “Rent,” before heading to Carnegie Mellon University’s prestigious School of Drama, where he graduated with honors. He is the recipient of a 2002 Princess Grace Award for Acting, which is dedicated to identifying emerging talent in theater, dance and film.

OO-BLA-DEE @ Two-River Theatre
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
OO-BLA-DEE @ Two-River Theatre | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

Oo-Bla-Dee paints a shimmering portrait of an all-female band of African-American bebop musicians traveling the country following the end of World War II. A sweeping and ambitious play-with-music, Oo-Bla-Dee will be brought to life by Golden Globe-winning actor and playwright Regina Taylor (I’ll Fly Away, Crowns), Obie-winning jazz composer Diedre L. Murray (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess), and Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (August Wilson’s Jitney at Two River and on Broadway).

Jul
1
Sun
OO-BLA-DEE @ Two-River Theatre
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
OO-BLA-DEE @ Two-River Theatre | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

Oo-Bla-Dee paints a shimmering portrait of an all-female band of African-American bebop musicians traveling the country following the end of World War II. A sweeping and ambitious play-with-music, Oo-Bla-Dee will be brought to life by Golden Globe-winning actor and playwright Regina Taylor (I’ll Fly Away, Crowns), Obie-winning jazz composer Diedre L. Murray (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess), and Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (August Wilson’s Jitney at Two River and on Broadway).

Sep
3
Mon
First Monday Master Classes @ Two River Theater
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
First Monday Master Classes @ Two River Theater | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

Starting in September 2017, Two River Theater will host a new series of participatory master classes called First Monday Masters, led by some of the marvelous artists who are involved in our season. Some master classes will be for high-school students, some for adults, and some will be for mixed ages. Classes will be taught by actors, directors, playwrights, and designers—great artists who are excited to share their visions and work with students and lifelong learners.

Most First Monday Masters are on Monday evenings from 6-8pm at Two River Theater. Spots are limited. Cost: $40 per class.

Teachers can use our two-hour First Monday Masters classes for professional development, and will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the evening. We do accept Purchase Orders for these classes; please contact the box office to make arrangements if using a school Purchase Order for payment: 732-345-1400.

 

Sep
7
Fri
Champions of Magic @ Count Basie Theatre
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am
Champions of Magic @ Count Basie Theatre

The 5 world-class illusionists that make up the Champions Of Magic return for their 2018 international tour, following sold out shows across the globe, rave reviews and a historic run in London’s West End.
With over 20 million online views between them, this cast of top magicians includes international award winners presenting daring grand illusions, stunning close-up magic and incredible mind reading. Their skills have been seen around the world on TV with appearances on ‘Access Hollywood Live’, ‘The Next Great Magician’, ‘Good Morning Britain’, ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’ and ‘Caught On Camera with Nick Cannon’.
Witness the impossible, including disappearances, levitation, teleportation and a heart stopping finale, all presented with lighting and special effects to rival the biggest theatrical spectacles.
Broadway World described the cast as “5 of the world’s finest magicians”, NBC called Champions Of Magic “the most incredible show” and FOX said “that’s incredible… you guys are rock stars!”.
Champions Of Magic has been seen by thousands across the world, now is your chance to see why fans return to see one of the world’s biggest touring illusion shows time and time again.
Show dates & times:
Friday, September 7, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Sep
8
Sat
Champions of Magic @ Count Basie Theatre
Sep 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Champions of Magic @ Count Basie Theatre  | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

The 5 world-class illusionists that make up the Champions Of Magic return for their 2018 international tour, following sold out shows across the globe, rave reviews and a historic run in London’s West End.

With over 20 million online views between them, this cast of top magicians includes international award winners presenting daring grand illusions, stunning close-up magic and incredible mind reading. Their skills have been seen around the world on TV with appearances on ‘Access Hollywood Live’, ‘The Next Great Magician’, ‘Good Morning Britain’, ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’ and ‘Caught On Camera with Nick Cannon’.

Witness the impossible, including disappearances, levitation, teleportation and a heart stopping finale, all presented with lighting and special effects to rival the biggest theatrical spectacles.

Broadway World described the cast as “5 of the world’s finest magicians”, NBC called Champions Of Magic “the most incredible show” and FOX said “that’s incredible… you guys are rock stars!”.

Champions Of Magic has been seen by thousands across the world, now is your chance to see why fans return to see one of the world’s biggest touring illusion shows time and time again.

Sep
10
Mon
First Monday Master Classes @ Two River Theater
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
First Monday Master Classes @ Two River Theater | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

Starting in September 2017, Two River Theater will host a new series of participatory master classes called First Monday Masters, led by some of the marvelous artists who are involved in our season. Some master classes will be for high-school students, some for adults, and some will be for mixed ages. Classes will be taught by actors, directors, playwrights, and designers—great artists who are excited to share their visions and work with students and lifelong learners.

Most First Monday Masters are on Monday evenings from 6-8pm at Two River Theater. Spots are limited. Cost: $40 per class.

Teachers can use our two-hour First Monday Masters classes for professional development, and will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the evening. We do accept Purchase Orders for these classes; please contact the box office to make arrangements if using a school Purchase Order for payment: 732-345-1400.

 

Sep
17
Mon
First Monday Master Classes @ Two River Theater
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
First Monday Master Classes @ Two River Theater | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

Starting in September 2017, Two River Theater will host a new series of participatory master classes called First Monday Masters, led by some of the marvelous artists who are involved in our season. Some master classes will be for high-school students, some for adults, and some will be for mixed ages. Classes will be taught by actors, directors, playwrights, and designers—great artists who are excited to share their visions and work with students and lifelong learners.

Most First Monday Masters are on Monday evenings from 6-8pm at Two River Theater. Spots are limited. Cost: $40 per class.

Teachers can use our two-hour First Monday Masters classes for professional development, and will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the evening. We do accept Purchase Orders for these classes; please contact the box office to make arrangements if using a school Purchase Order for payment: 732-345-1400.

 

Sep
21
Fri
The Marshall Tucker Band with special guest The Outlaws @ Count Basie Theatre
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
The Marshall Tucker Band with special guest The Outlaws @ Count Basie Theatre

For The Outlaws, it was always about the music. For 40 years, the Southern Rock legends celebrated triumphs, endured tragedies and survived legal nightmares to remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre. Now The Outlaws return with new music, new focus and an uncompromising new mission: It’s about a band of brothers bound together by history, harmony and the road. It’s about a group that respects its own legacy while refusing to be defined by its past. But most of all, it’s about pride.
It’s About Pride is the new album from The Outlaws, a record 4 years in the making and perhaps 20 or more in the waiting. And for original Outlaws singer/songwriter/guitarist Henry Paul, it’s a hard-fought revival whose success can be measured in old fans and new music. “Because The Outlaws have been out of the public eye for so long, it’s almost like starting over,” he explains. “But because of the band’s history, we’re seeing this as a new chapter. We’ve written and recorded this album on our own terms, and we’re out to make a significant impression. What our fans loved then they still love now, because we are just as good or even better than we were. Most of all, they recognize the heart of what it is we still do.” For co-founding drummer/songwriter Monte Yoho, the journey is both bittersweet and jubilant. “I still think about the friends we made when we first came into this industry, how we struggled to define this thing that became known as ‘Southern Rock’,” Yoho says.

The Marshall Tucker Band with special guest The Outlaws @ The Count Basie Theatre
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Marshall Tucker Band with special guest The Outlaws @ The Count Basie Theatre  | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

Come see the Marshall Tucker Band perform with special guest, The Outlaws!

Sep
22
Sat
Celtic Thunder X @ The Count Basie Theatre
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Celtic Thunder X @ The Count Basie Theatre  | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

A brand new show to celebrate 10 Years of Celtic Thunder with a fantastic performance featuring 27 new songs including traditional and contemporary Irish songs, classic hits, love songs, nostalgic songs and fun retro songs drawn from the soundtrack of our lives. A variety of solo and ensemble numbers featuring something for everyone and showcases the magic that turned Celtic Thunder into a household name in 2008.

Sep
24
Mon
First Monday Master Classes @ Two River Theater
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
First Monday Master Classes @ Two River Theater | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

Starting in September 2017, Two River Theater will host a new series of participatory master classes called First Monday Masters, led by some of the marvelous artists who are involved in our season. Some master classes will be for high-school students, some for adults, and some will be for mixed ages. Classes will be taught by actors, directors, playwrights, and designers—great artists who are excited to share their visions and work with students and lifelong learners.

Most First Monday Masters are on Monday evenings from 6-8pm at Two River Theater. Spots are limited. Cost: $40 per class.

Teachers can use our two-hour First Monday Masters classes for professional development, and will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the evening. We do accept Purchase Orders for these classes; please contact the box office to make arrangements if using a school Purchase Order for payment: 732-345-1400.

 

Sep
25
Tue
Joan Baez @ Count Basie Theatre
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Joan Baez @ Count Basie Theatre

Acclaimed artist and activist Joan Baez has announced an extensive run of North American shows, titled “Fare Thee Well,” marking Baez’s last year of formal touring and including this performance at the historic Count Basie Theatre.
“I’m looking forward to being on the road with a beautiful new album of which I am truly proud,” says Baez. “I welcome the opportunity to share this new music as well as longtime favorites with my audiences around the world.”
As a special offer to fans purchasing tickets for this show, a CD or digital download of her forthcoming album, Whistle Down The Wind, will be included with every ticket purchased. Whistle Down The Wind is out on March 2 via Bobolink/Razor & Tie Records. Rolling Stone calls the album “a moving reflection and summation of Baez’s life as a singer, musician and activist.”

Oct
1
Mon
The Beach Boys: Wild Honey Tour @ The Count Basie Theatre
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Beach Boys: Wild Honey Tour @ The Count Basie Theatre  | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

The Beach Boys has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But its greater significance lies in the fact that it changed the musical landscape so profoundly that every pop act since has been in its debt.

The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. Grammy-winning songwriter Bruce Johnston, joined The Beach Boys in 1965, replacing Glenn Campbell, who filled-in for Brian Wilson, on vocals/bass, when he retired from touring. Highly regarded in his field, Johnston’s vocal work with such legendary artists as Elton John and Pink Floyd firmly established him among rock’s elite artists.

Most recently, The Beach Boys celebrated the 50th anniversary of the hit “Good Vibrations,” which is widely considered one of the greatest masterpieces in the history of rock and roll. The band commemorated this prolific time in the life of the Beach Boys with a 50 Years of Good Vibrations tour. Additionally, front man Mike Love released his highly-anticipated memoir titled GOOD VIBRATIONS: My Life as a Beach Boy, in September 2016.

The Beach Boys have continued to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut over 50 years ago. In 2013, their Capitol Records release, Sounds of Summer (RIAA certified triple platinum with over three million in sales and climbing), and its companion The Warmth of the Sun marked a resurgence in Beach Boys interest that again rocked the world.

Oct
12
Fri
Phoenix Productions Presents: 1776 @ Count Basie Theatre
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm
Phoenix Productions Presents: 1776 @ Count Basie Theatre

1776 will remind us all of the world our forefathers envisioned when they created this nation. With music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter Stone, 1776 is a compelling story breathing fresh life into the events surrounding the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The story follows historical figures John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson as they attempt to convince the members of the Second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence. 1776 is an entertaining and educational experience for the whole family!
Show dates & times:
Friday, October 12, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Nov
9
Fri
Phoenix Productions Presents: The Hunchback of Notre Dame @ Count Basie Theatre
Nov 9 – Nov 14 all-day
Phoenix Productions Presents: The Hunchback of Notre Dame @ Count Basie Theatre

Based on the Victor Hugo novel (author of Les Miserables) and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award – nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s Gothic novel. The musical begins as the bells of Notre dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There”, observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.

Nov
10
Sat
Phoenix Productions Presents: The Hunchback of Notre Dame @ The Count Basie Theatre
Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phoenix Productions Presents: The Hunchback of Notre Dame @ The Count Basie Theatre  | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

Based on the Victor Hugo novel (author of Les Miserables) and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award – nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s Gothic novel. The musical begins as the bells of Notre dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There”, observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.