Shows

Phoenix to perform at Community Concert

Phoenix to Perform in a Special Concert on May 3rd.  Click below for more details

Basie To Assume Operations of famed Monmouth Conservatory of Music

Beauty and the Beast 2017 Cast Announced

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Producer Andrea Zawadzky and her production team proudly announce the 2017 cast of our Spring production of Beauty and the Beast

Belle …………………..Lauren  Sodono

Beast…………………..Michael  McEntee

Gaston………………….. David Fusco

Lefou…………………..Casey Okamoto

Lumiere…………………..Chris Lorenc

Cogsworth…………………..Mark Regan Jr.

Mrs. Potts…………………..Suzanne Ramsey-Restivo

Maurice…………………..Michael Dalberg

Babette…………………..Jordan Gilbert

Chip…………………..Nadia Heslin

Chip…………………..Liam Pollock

Madame Le Grande Bouche…………………..Patricia Kelly

D’Arque…………………..Michael Skloff

Silly Girl …………………..Kim Alexis Kallok

Silly Girl………………….. Jessica  Sanzone

Silly Girl/Can Can Dancer…………………..Angela  Peletier

Can Can Dancer …………………..Jessica D’Agostino

Can Can Dancer………………….. Kaeleen Fallon

Can Can Dancer………………….. Morgan Mack

Can Can Dancer………………….. Hayley Miller

Can Can Dancer………………….. Lily Grace Riddle

Carpet-Can Can Dancer …………………..Kayla Goins

Youth Ensemble…………………..Matthew Black, Taylor Kaplan, Kylie Mulvihill, Bryan Reimertz, Michele Roman, Rebecca Ryann

Adult Ensemble ………………….. Loretta Boyle, Nick Buonvicino, Gabby   Cinque, Michael DeVito, Mikey   Friedman, Matthew Giove, Brian Pollock, Christopher Primavera, Angela  Ronan, Kim Sarnoski, Gabrielle Weaver, Sigan-Sulpum Wilson, Shelley Ziegler

For tickets call 732-747-0014 or visit countbasietheatre.org.

Karaoke Night!!

Karaoke Night At Phoenix To Benefit the Phoenix Black Box Theater Fund

Karaoke Night At Phoenix To Benefit the Phoenix Black Box Theater Fund

When: Friday, August 18, 2017

Time: 6:30-11:00pm

Where: The Phoenix Performing Arts Center

 

Karaoke Night At Phoenix to benefit the Phoenix Black Box Theater Fund

Karaoke bar scene a bit too much? Join us, along with your family and friends, for a fun evening of Karaoke! Along with the usual Karaoke we will have a few diversions and surprises as well as some trivia ! Wine, Beer and noshes will be provided for just $20 Bucks! Don’t sing? Just want to tag along to enjoy the singing, wine and beer? $15 bucks for you! Finally if you have no place to leave Aunt Tillie, Uncle Jed , or the kids because they don’t sing or drink alcohol bring them along for just $5 bucks!

 

 

Click HERE to Purchase your tickets!

* No refunds will be issued less than four weeks before Karaoke Night, except in the event that the it is cancelled by Phoenix Productions.

 

January 22nd Open House

webopenhousePhoenix Productions will be hosting a Newcomers Open House on

Sunday, January 22nd from 1pm to 4pm at the Phoenix Performing Arts Center, 59 Chestnut Street, across from the Armory in Red Bank.

If you’d like to be more involved with Phoenix- onstage or backstage or in one of the myriad capacities that keep Phoenix going, you are invited to attend.

You will meet members of the Board, directors, set designers, costume designers and people just like you who want to do theatre for the love of it. Phoenix will match your skills and talents with their needs and get you involved.

Actors are welcome as well, and will be given a tour and a behind-the-scenes look into the audition and rehearsal process of Phoenix Productions.

 

Can’t come but want to be involved?

Come Paint with Phoenix!!

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On Saturday, December 10 from 6:30-8:30pm, enjoy a night out and support Phoenix Productions with a fun, step-by-step canvas Paint Party lead by My Creative Canvas.
We will provide some snacks, an instructor and all supplies (easels, paint brushes, paints, palettes, smocks). All guests leave with a one-of-a-kind “winter wonderland” masterpiece of your own!
This event is BYOB, and is $40 per person. This event is for ages 21+ only!
Event will be held at the Phoenix Performing Arts Center  59 Chestnut Street in Red Bank (across from the Armory)
To secure your spot, CLICK HERE

“Fall Weekly Class Series” Announced for Youth and Adults

Fall Weekly Class Series: 8 Weeks of Training – September 26th through November 21st

 

Broadway Kids    Ages 7 to 10
Class Description:
Do you enjoy performing for friends and family? Do you love to sing, dance, act or all three?  “Broadway Kids” will work towards developing the skills and tools used in Musical Theatre. Students will focus on their triple threat vocal, dance and acting skills while performing their favorite Broadway songs and learning simple Broadway dance combinations from favorite shows.  In the course of the class they will work on stage performance basics,  develop confidence in their singing voice, explore character development and play theatre games that prepare them to work together and be “in the moment” on stage. A beginning history of the theater will help the young performer begin to develop an understanding and appreciation for the art as well as for the planning and practice that is part of developing a production for the stage. 

Tuesdays 4:00pm- 5:30pm September 27th through November 15th

Early Bird Tuition (by Sept.6th) $175

Regular Tuition: $195
 
Broadway Prep I   Ages 11-14
Class Description:
Do you belong center stage?  This class is designed to work on developing the triple threat skills needed to prepare young artists for audition and performance experiences in Musical Theatre.  Students will focus on vocal, dance and acting skills while beginning to work on their favorite Broadway songs and learning dance combinations from favorite shows. In the course of this 8 week class, students will also be guided through improvisation, theatre games, ensemble vocals, group scene study and character development using classic and contemporary Broadway Repertoire. Musical theatre appreciation/history will also be emphasized to help your future Broadway stars achieve a more comprehensive understanding of the art. 

Tuesdays 5:30pm- 7:00pm September 27th through November 15th

Early Bird Tuition (by Sept.6th) $175

Regular Tuition: $195


Broadway Prep II   Ages 11-14
Class Description:
Do you dream of your name in lights someday? Do you have you sights set on getting a role in an upcoming mainstage or Broadway Jr. production at Phoenix? Broadway Prep II, the second level of Broadway Prep, delves even further into the craft of musical theatre performance and audition technique through songs, scenes, and movement. Students in this “pre-professional” level class will be introduced to solo work while continuing to work on ensemble performances. While they develop their triple threat skills individually and as an ensemble, students will learn to analyze scripts and songs for performance, begin individual monologue work, learn intermediate Broadway choreography, and illustrate an understanding of what is required to be prepared for a professional level musical theatre audition. This class will culminate in a final performance for friends and family that will showcase the songs, scene work, and choreography worked on in class.  Pre-requisite of Broadway Prep I is required, or by instructor permission. For the dedicated young performer, Broadway Prep and Broadway Prep II may also be taken simultaneously.
Thursdays 5:30pm- 7:00pm September 29th through November 17th

Early Bird Tuition (by Sept.6th) $175

Regular Tuition: $195


Rising Stars Elite (Teen Performing Ensemble)     Ages 14-18
Class Description:
Rising Stars Elite is a performance based Teen Ensemble developed specifically for Phoenix’s most advanced teen triple threat performers!  In this pre-professional level performance class, teens will work with Elite Ensemble directors to perfect individual audition and showcase songs, workshop partnered duets and scene work, and learn original Broadway choreography to iconic Musical Theatre rep in addition to putting together full production numbers of Broadway’s hottest hits. Elite Ensemble performers will work as an ensemble with the goal of not only a final showcase performance for parents, friends, and invited guests, but also representing Phoenix Productions as its Elite Ensemble at high profile events throughout the season. Students will learn to pick up and master intermediate to advanced level Broadway choreography and learn production numbers with the focus required in a professional performance environment.  In addition, the triple threat performance skills developed in this class through individual and ensemble work will help students feel prepared for college and professional level musical theatre auditions.  


BY AUDITION OR INSTRUCTOR REFERRAL
Mondays 5:30pm- 7:00pm September 26th through November 21 (NO CLASS October 31s)  

Early Bird Tuition (by Sept.6th) $225

Regular Tuition: $250

 

Kids Tap I and II! Ages 6-11 and 12-16

Class Description:

Tap is back! Our tap class will help you discover a new talent or develop your current tap skills while learning Musical Theatre tap performance combinations! “Kids tap will help you get ready for your next tap audition at Phoenix or on Broadway!

Kids Tap I: Ages 6-11

Mondays 5:00-6:00pm September 26th through November 21st (NO CLASS October 31st)  

Kids Tap II: Ages 12-16

Mondays 6:00-7:00pm September 26th through November 21st (NO CLASS October 31st)  

Early Bird Tuition (by Sept.6th) $75

Regular Tuition: $95

 

Newest Class Addition!

Broadway Baby (Pre-K to K) Ages 3-5

Class Description:
This is a class for our youngest Rising Stars, incorporating creative movement, singing, and storytelling to introduce and develop motor skills, performance comprehension, and confidence. Using Broadway themes and familiar children’s stories, your child will learn the basics of presenting for an audience, improvising, and acting in character. A fun acting, singing, and dancing class tailored to young school-aged children, this class begins the crossover from creative drama to dramatic arts.

Mondays 10:00am-12:00pm September 26th through November 14th

Early Bird Tuition (by Sept.6th) $95

Regular Tuition: $125

 

CLASSES FOR ADULTS

 

Broadway Tap (for Adults) Ages 16 to 96

Class Description:

Tap is back! Our Broadway Rep tap class, with a focus on traditional Musical Theatre tap styles will help you discover a new talent or develop your current tap skills. Come have a good time with us no matter your current skill level, and get ready for your next tap audition at Phoenix or on Broadway.

Mondays 7:00-8:00pm September 26th through November 21st (NO CLASS October 31st)  

Early Bird Tuition (by Sept.6th) $75

Regular Tuition: $95

 

Adult Cabaret Class with a Final Cabaret Performance at Don’t Tell Mama’s in NYC! Adult (older teens by permission of instructor)

Class Description:

For the seasoned musical theatre performer, make your New York Cabaret debut! This Cabaret

Class offers an opportunity to work with a music director on perfecting your favorite musical

theatre material in order to perform in more intimate theaters, cabaret spaces, and social settings.

For seven weeks you will work on perfecting solos and duets as well as a closing group

number that will be performed as a final cabaret showcase at the top NYC cabaret club venue “Don’t Tell Mama” during week eight (November 21st). An agent or casting director will be invited along with family, friends and other special guests. Focus is given to song interpretation, vocal dynamics, personality, stage patter, appropriate staging, and making your song connect with the audience through humor and vulnerability. Select songs from dream shows or characters you might like to play and bring your sheet music to the first class.

Mondays 8:00-9:30pm September 26th through November 21st (NO CLASS October 31st)  

Early Bird Tuition (by Sept.6th) $175

Regular Tuition: $195

 

NEW!

SCHOOL HOLIDAY ONE DAY MASTER CLASS SERIES Ages 7-17

Class Description:

All One Day Master Classes run from 9:00am-4:00pm and focus on a show currently running on Broadway. Students will learn scenes, choreography, and songs including full production numbers directly from the show of the day, while having fun with friends and developing their triple threat skill-set.  

 

Wicked Themed Master Class- (Rosh Hashanah) Monday, October 3rd

Matilda Themed Master Class – (Yom Kippur) Wednesday, October 12th

Hamilton Themed Master Class- (MLK Day) Monday January 16th

School of Rock Themed Master Class- (Veteran’s Day/ NJEA) – Friday, November 11th

Disney on Broadway Themed Master Class (Professional Day) Friday, February 3rd

Cats Themed Master Class (President’s Day) Monday, February 20th

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Themed Master Class (Memorial Day) May 29th

 

Choose 6 out of 7 dates for our One Day Master Class Discounted “6-pack”! ($350 for 6 classes!)

OR you may register for each class separately for $70 a class (9:00am-4:00pm)

 

* No refunds will be issued less than four weeks before the first day of a class or camp session, except in the event that the event is cancelled by Phoenix Productions. (A student may be eligible for a full refund if he/she is unable to attend due to medical reasons.  A note from the physician must accompany the written refund request.)

 

Phoenix is committed to a well-defined mission: to provide quality theatrical experiences to our constituencies on both sides of the footlights. For our audiences, we aim to make high quality theatre accessible and affordable. For our performersdesigners, and craftspeople, we aim to provide a nurturing, professional-quality environment in which they can polish and display their talents.

 

In keeping with this mission Phoenix has, as one of its goals, the desire and intent to provide for its community a quality educational program that provides broad accessibility to all those who are interested, regardless of age.  It is implicit in our mission that we provide a wealth of experiences in the transformational power of the performing arts.  We believe there is an artist in us all that is nurtured in experiences that are both educational and entertaining.  Listening to and developing the “inner artist” in good for our growth, creativity, teamwork, collaboration and connectedness.   These qualities are important to development and resilience at all ages, from four to 94!  It also builds a better community through teaching the value of collaboration.  “Collaboration is the Highest Art!”

 

In our Rising Star Academy we are dedicated to the idea that Every Performer Shines!  Whether you or your child seeks to develop a rewarding amateur interest or wishes to develop professional skills in performing, there will be something here for you.  We want you to find your creative home here.

 

The Rising Star Academy is aligned with the National and State Core Arts Educational Standards in the belief that young performers should be exposed to

 

  1. An understanding of the important role of theatre, dance and music in society;   
  2. A solid technical training in performance skills and production development and     
  3.  A wide range of performing opportunities to showcase their unfolding talents.  

 

This will prepare the serious student for pre-professional and college level training.  This curriculum will be infused into classes, camps and workshops.  Our educational philosophy also requires that teacher create a safe space within which to learn, risk and grow whether a beginner or advanced student.  

 

We also take to heart the development of the future theatre audience so this treasured aspect of society in patronized.  From the Golden Era of traditional musical theatre, to cutting edge contemporary musicals like Broadway’s Hamilton, our students and future performers will learn to appreciate a rich landscape of performing arts.

 

Audition Workshop for Gypsy

Ages 7-17

This one-day workshop is designed especially for young performers planning to audition for Phoenix’s September production of Gypsy. These workshop are taught by directors, choreographers and producers who are regular members of our main stage production staff. Students will learn tips for presenting their best 16 bars, picking up choreography at a dance call, and feeling confident throughout the audition process. This is your chance to practice your skills, and get to know the Phoenix process. All registrants will receive a priority audition time for the Gypsy auditions in July.

Saturday, June 25 1pm-3pm (Ages 10-13)

Saturday, June 25 4pm-6pm (Ages 14-17)

Sunday, June 26 10am-12pm (Ages 10-13)

 

Registration has ended.

The Little Mermaid Cast Announced!

 Cast:

 Grimsby – Nathan Parker
 Prince Eric – Matthew Giove
 Flounder – Taylor Carpinello
 Scuttle – James Martin
 Sebastian – Chris Bey
 Ariel – Cat Tierney
 King Triton – David Fusco
 Mersisters – Victoria Aumack, Samantha Kestenbaum, Annalisa DeSeno, Gabby Cinque, Miranda Franco, Lindsay Wood
 Ursula – Victoria Leigh Keiser
 Flotsam – Paul Gordon
 Jetsam – Lauren Peleia
 Chef Louis – Anthony Preuster

 Ensemble – Alexa DeAnna, Jonathan Jacob, Timothy Slisky, Michael Olender, Parker Aimone, Claire Studer, Michael Hollingsworth, Lianne Silano, Hayley Miller, Michael Skloff, Mikayla Petrilla, Charley Furey, Michael Magielnicki

Playing at The Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank

 

Performances:

April 29th- 8:00 pm

April 30th- 7:00 pm

May 1st- 3:00 pm

May 6th- 8:00 pm

May 7th- 7:00 pm

May 8th- 3:00 pm

 

Click here for tickets! 

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Spring Break Musical Theatre Intensive – The Little Mermaid, Jr.

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Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr., adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

Work with the same professional production team currently working on Phoenix’s Mainstage production of The Little Mermaid! Phoenix Production’s Rising Star Academy will mount a modestly full-scale production of The Little Mermaid Jr. in one incredibly fun and intensive week of rehearsals!

This unique Spring Break opportunity will take place the week of March 28th through April 1st, Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm. Rehearsals and performance will be held at the Phoenix Performing Arts Center, located at 59 Chestnut Street in Red Bank. The camp will culminate in a performance of The Little Mermaid, Jr. on Friday, April 1st at 7pm in the Fuller Studio Theatre for family and friends. Three tickets per student will be included in the $340 tuition fee.

Placement auditions are required to participate in this fully costumed workshop production and are open to performers in grades 1 – 12. No prior experience is needed to audition. The Rising Star’s cast is made up of principal and ensemble roles. Actors cast in a principal role will have speaking lines and/or solos. Actors in the ensemble sing and dance as part of a group but do not always have individual lines or solos.

Registration is required prior to attending a placement audition.

Placement auditions will take place at Phoenix Performing Arts Center, 59 Chestnut Street in Red Bank, on the following dates:
Tuesday, March 15 from 4-6pm
Saturday, March 19 from 10am-12pm 

 For answers to specific questions, please email education@phoenixredbank.com or call us at (732)-747-0014.

Ring in 2016 with Phoenix

NYE Logo webThe Trustees of Phoenix Productions invite you to join us as we ring in 2016 at our

First Annual New Year’s Eve Gala.

Good Company

Food & Drinks

Entertainment featuring Dancing to the music of Tommy Grasso & the Spins

Thursday, December 31, 2015
9pm – 1am at the Phoenix Performing Arts Center
59 Chestnut Street Red Bank
Black tie optional. Sparkle essential.

$100 (price includes $50 tax-deductible donation to Phoenix Productions)

Click here to purchase your ticket online