Welcome To The 60's
This summer Phoenix Productions is performing the musical HAIRSPRAY at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ from July 15th-July 24th.
This summer Phoenix Productions, Central Jersey’s award-winning community theatre company, is taking you back in time. A time that will forever live on in fashion, music, diversity and dance crazes. A time where rock ‘n’ roll changed lives, self expression was encouraged and the word “groovy” was used to describe just about everything!
That’s right it’s the swinging 60’s baby with their production of HAIRSPRAY! Based in 1962 Baltimore, it is all about big hair and even bigger dreams. Watch as voluptuous Tracy Turnblad makes her dream of becoming a dancer on her favorite show, the Corny Collins Show, become a reality. This girl’s groovy moves and outlandish ‘do score in her favor as she integrates the show and attracts the affection of heartthrob Link Larkin.
Between the dance moves, infectious 60’s music, overwhelming fun and comical moments, Hairspray is a must see! Performances will be from July 15th-July 24th at the Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ.
The Count Basie Theatre has been running since opening night back in 1926, although it has undergone many name changes along the way. In 1984, the theatre was renamed the Count Basie Theatre in honor of jazz pianist, composer and band leader William "Count" Basie (1904-1984) and remains as such today.
The mission of the Count Basie Theatre is to offer the people of New Jersey a wide variety of quality entertainment and education programs that reveal and celebrate the diversity of the region; encourage the understanding and appreciation of the performing arts; and create opportunity for enlightening people at all economic levels. "It also is their mission to develop and maintain a world-class venue that enhances the enjoyment of these entertainment and education programs; contributes to the cultural and economic vitality of the community and the region; and honors the memory of Count Basie."