Count Basie Announces Conservatory Style, Yearlong Programs

September 7, 2012
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RED BANK – The Count Basie Theatre’s Performing Arts Academy is introducing two audition-based, 10-month programs: Musical Theatre Intensive and The Actor’s Intensive.

This yearlong conservatory style training program is intended for students who are career oriented or wish to take their training to a professional level.

“While we’ve always offered a variety of classes in acting, singing and dance, we feel that it is time to address our ever growing population of students who have their sights set on a career in the performing arts, said Yvonne Lamb Scudiery, Count Basie Theatre’s director of education. “We realize that to achieve these aspirations, students need to be challenged by a cohesive curriculum that is intensive, motivating and consistent.

“We are looking for individuals with potential, coupled with a strong work ethic and ability to focus,” she said.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, Sept. 9, and Monday, Sept. 10.  Interested students should call 732-224-8778, Ext.125 to set up an audition time.

There is an annual base tuition fee of $325 per student for the full 10-month program.

The current four sessions per year (fall, winter, spring, summer) program will still continue for those who wish to test the waters and to experiment with a variety of theater-based classes.

“Under the guidance and mentoring of our professional faculty, we are confident that these intensives will help to generate our future Oscar and Tony winning performers,” Scudiery said.

For more information on Count Basie Theatre’s Performing Arts Academy, visit www.countbasie or call 732-224-8778.


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