mission to Challenge, Enrich, Educate and Inspire the Community
Bus-in School Field Trip Shows
From pre-school to high school, students from around New Jersey have the opportunity to come to Count Basie Theatre and see culturally enriching and theatrically exciting events that can be integrated to enhance any curriculum area. Over the past year, nearly 5,000 students, teachers and seniors have enjoyed our bus-in performances!
Bus-in School Shows!
Common Core State Standards and arts integration will come full circle with Count Basie Theatre Bus-in Shows! Teacher Study Guides that include information about the history, culture and inspiration of the performances as well as academic connections are given, helping to integrate this performance and experience into the classroom. Companion activities for pre- and post-show discussions will round out the experience of a school bus-in show at Count Basie Theatre!
*ALL BUS-IN SCHOOL PERFORMANCES RUN APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR
Interested in attending a bus-in school show? Click here for a reservation form
*You will receive an email confirmation within one week of receipt of your reservation. In the event that you do not receive a confirmation, please contact Samantha Giustiniani.
All seats are available at a first-come, first-served basis. Due to overwhelming popularity we unfortunately cannot hold seats without receipt of a reservation form.
Mar 7 • 10:30AM
Hailing from Counties Waterford, Kerry, Dublin and Donegal, Danú is one
of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Their standing room only
concerts all over the globe are true events of high-energy performance and a
glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire.
Connecting Music to Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, this performance will integrate seamlessly into your curriculum
THE SIGNATURE PROJECT
Apr 18 • 11AM
Signature Project is multi-faceted. Its core is a huge 76 ft x 36 ft mural
layered with hidden secrets. A live performance brings the mural to life, with
artist Patrick Dunning ingeniously weaving stories and images in the great
tradition of Irish artists. A unique, exhilarating tapestry blending art and
technology, the live performance of The Signature Project also offers the opportunity for the
audience to join over 300,000 people whose signatures already comprise the
fabric of this monumental art work.
performance will feature the debut of a project done in conjunction with Count Basie Theatre and Red
Bank Primary School!
A performance experience connecting visual art, music, theatre and technology, the Signature Project brings a culturally enriching experience to all students
No Shush: The History of Jazz - SOLD OUT
May 19 • 10:30AM
Capturing the history and vibrancy of Jazz, No Shush: The History of Jazz will explore influential Jazz musicians throughout history, including our very own Count Basie. Featuring the Red Bank Jazz Orchestra and Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses, students will delve into the world of jazz and experience these professional performers in this interactive performance.