If you like your art with a bit of history added into the mix then we have just the venue for you. It is none other than the legendary Count Basie Theatre of New Jersey, United States. Situated majestically along the Red Bank, like an old and wizened sentient, this landmark has seen it all. It has seen history change right before its eyes. And in the process, it has undergone many chances in its own identity as well from time to time. Now you too can experience that identity and history as well as art. Visit this remarkable place and see for yourselves. Count Basie Theatre tickets are selling quickly as travel lovers are coming to this exciting venue in huge numbers.
Count Basie Theatre Tickets Information
Count Basie Theatre originally opened under the name of Carlton Theater in the year 1926. However, it was later renamed in the year 1984 in honor of the local jazz maestro and Red Bank native William ‘Count’ Basie. The theater is a large builtding and it has a seating capacity of 1,543 people. It has the unique characteristic of having only one ticketing outlet; the Count Basie Theater box office.
The Count Basie Theatre has had the honor of having many other legends besides Count Basie performing in it. The list includes such remarkable names such as the godfather of soul James Brown and Tony Bennet. Besides that, other notable modern celebrities such as Al Green, Boz Scaggs, George Carlin, Counting Crows, Brian Wilson, Weird Al Yankovic, Olivia Newton-John and Jon Stewart have graced this theater. Other than that, local Jersey legend, Bruce Springsteen has also performed numerous times here. The famously long running play Cats has also been played here. Besides that some of the regular activities are performances by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra.
The Count Basie theatre also has had much collaboration such as in the original production of Anytown with the Shapiro and Smith Dance Company. The theater also allows work for not for profit art organizations. One such recent example was Kevin Smith’s ‘Sold Out: A Threevening with Kevin Smith’. The whole filming was also done inside the Count Basie Theater. The theater also holds the distinction of hosting James Brown’s last show before a live audience prior to the legend’s death. With so much history and class, you cannot go wrong. Count Basie Theater tickets enable visitors to be treated to art at its finest.