Future of Phoenix

Phoenix is on the move! 
Won't you help make our dreams come true?
Our current facility has served us well, but we have outgrown its confines. At 11,000 square feet, our new space is more than triple the size of the building that has been our home for the past 17 years. It will be our home for decades to come, and with it we will embark on our mission.
Our new space will allow for:
    • Mainstage productions at the Count Basie Theatre
    • Smaller works in our own black box venue
    • An outreach program of traveling shows
    • Children's theatre
    • Senior theatre performing groups
    • A comprehensive musical theatre educational curriculum 

In these spacious surroundings, we will have a large main studio which will eventually become a black box theatre, a separate rehearsal studio where performers will prepare our productions, and fully equipped scene and costume shops where we will build the shows we present at the Count Basie Theatre.


The Walk of Dreams

Looking for a unique way to show your support? Put your name on a bronze star embedded in the floor of the main entrance corridor. The Walk of Dreams will be the lobby through which will pass the performers, volunteers and patrons who will  be able to live their dreams thanks to your generosity. $500.


Here are some of the exclusive naming rights that are currently available:

  • Main Studio/Theatre   $ 10,000
  • The Rehearsal Studio  $ 5,000
  • The Costume Shop       $ 3,000
  • The Scene Shop             $ 3,000
  • A Dressing Room          $ 2,000
  • The Hospitality Court  $ 2,000

In addition to naming opportunities, here are some of the necessities for which we are currently seeking donations:

  • Copy machine & office furniture           $2000
  • Washer & dryer for costume shop        $1000
  • Sewing machines & tables                      $1000
  • 100 chairs for the black box                   $5500
  • Electronic piano for 2nd studio             $1500
  • Cast bathroom/dressing room              $3000
  • Loading dock and overhead door         $4000
  • Panel saw & scene shop benches          $2500

If you are interested in naming opportunities, are able to donate one of these items, or would like to contribute money in any way, please contact Jim Marhold, our treasurer. You may also mail your contribution toBuilding Fund, Phoenix Productions, Box 727, Red Bank, NJ 07701. Your name will be inscribed among others who are helping to make our dream a reality. And all of the performers -- past, present and to come -- will appreciate your generous support for our mission.

If you would like to dedicate any of your time and talent as we embark on this great new adventure, indicate your interest to Tom Martini.