GOVERNOR AND FIRST LADY TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Bank of America-SPONSORED CEREMONY TO BE SHOWN EXCLUSIVELY ON THEBASIE.ORG AND FACEBOOK
MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – The Rely Basie Heart for the Arts has introduced the 2020 Basie Awards, the annual celebration of Monmouth County highschool theatre introduced by Bank of America, will happen on-line on Tuesday, June 9 at 8pm solely on theBASIE.org and Fb.
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This yr’s Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing excellent dedication to the humanities in our neighborhood, shall be introduced to New Jersey Governor and First Woman, Phil and Tammy Murphy. The First Woman is a former Basie Heart Trustee.
“I credit most of my success to my early exposure to the arts,” stated Governor Murphy in his remarks to Basie Awards viewers. “It’s a privilege to be part of this ceremony, and an honor to receive this recognition.”
“The Basie Awards have celebrated the extraordinary talent in Monmouth County for over a decade,” stated Adam Philipson, President / CEO, Rely Basie Heart for the Arts. “In doing so, we’ve created a deeply supportive and connected artistic community. Though we won’t be in the theater screaming and cheering, by being virtual, the accolades will be celebrated far and wide. We can’t thank enough our title sponsor, Bank of America, for helping us pivot this year’s award ceremony.”
“We recognize the difficulties faced by students this year – and that for many student actors, hours of hard work went into productions that never made it to opening night,” stated Alberto Garofolo, New Jersey Market President, Bank of America. “It is extra special that we can be part of this great, annual tradition and this year’s virtual celebration of Monmouth County high school theatre. Bank of America is proud to be the sponsor of the 2020 Basie Awards.”
Colleges in New Jersey had been shuttered on the onset of highschool musical season. This yr’s Basies will reveal nominees and winners from performances reviewed final fall, whereas paying particular tribute to the work college students and advisors put into spring productions affected by the shutdown. The printed can even embrace shock appearances by up-and-coming Broadway stars.
“This has been a challenging year for students and teachers alike, and we know that the arts play an important role in feeding students’ hearts, minds and souls,” stated Yvonne Lamb Scudiery, the Basie Heart’s Vice President of Schooling and originator of the Basie Awards program. “With that, we couldn’t be happier to have found a way to keep the Basie Awards tradition alive in this new, online format.”
Colleges thought of for fall productions embrace:
Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft (“Arsenic And Old Lace”)
Collier Excessive College, Marlboro (“Moon Over Buffalo”)
Communications Excessive College, Wall (“Almost, Maine”)
Colts Neck Excessive College, Colts Neck (“DNA”)
Freehold Borough Excessive College, Freehold (“The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood”)
Freehold Township Excessive College, Freehold, “Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll And Hyde Story”)
Howell Excessive College, Howell (“Love/Sick”)
Lengthy Department Excessive College, Lengthy Department (“The Rose Garden Affair”)
Manalapan Excessive College, Manalapan (“Noises Off”)
Marlboro Excessive College, Marlboro (“Brighton Beach Memoirs”)*
Matawan Regional Excessive College, Matawan (“Lend Me A Tenor”)
Mater Dei Prep, Middletown (“The Three Musketeers”)
Middletown North Excessive College, Middletown (“Our Town”)
Middletown South Excessive College, Middletown (“U-A Play”)
Monmouth Regional Excessive College, Tinton Falls (“Almost, Maine”)
Neptune Excessive College, Neptune (“Ghosts In The Machine”)
Ranney College, Tinton Falls (“Metamorphoses”)
Raritan Excessive College, Hazlet (“Cheaper By The Dozen”)
Purple Bank Regional Excessive College, Purple Bank (“Moby Dick Rehearsed”)
Rumson-Truthful Haven Regional Excessive College (“The Hunchback Of Notre Dame”)
Trinity Corridor, Tinton Falls (“Blue Stockings”)