Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A Christmas Carol

Count Basie Theater - December 2 - Front row - Loge seats
A Christmas Carol
The Christmas Season has begun

William "Count" Basie is one of histories greatest Jazz musicians.
Growing up Red Bank, just a few blocks from the theater,
this historic theater is named after him.

We had such a nice time and the show was so well done.
The costumes, the music, the acoustics - everything was spot on.

The theater was beautiful. 
This chandelier hung from the center ceiling.
The clouds surrounding it were so realistic.

Right before show time, I was pretty excited.

They made the usual announcements,

no talking, turn off your cell phone, no flash photography, 
so of course I started snapping with the opening curtain.
The announcement should have said "no photography - period"
as no photography was allowed.
- drat -
I like some pictures!
But I got one more photo than everyone else.
The show was awesome - and what a great way to kick off the Holiday Season!

22 comments:

  1. Lol - you rebel you. A Christmas Carol never gets old - such a fun play!

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  2. Hello, what a pretty theater! I am glad you enjoyed the show! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  3. Oh, what fun! I'm so glad you and your husband were able to enjoy this delightful show.

    Hugs to you!

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  4. What a treat!!! I would love to see that. Beautiful theater. I am a huge Charles Dickens fan. I think that would be a wonderful way to start the season too.
    I am so glad you got some pictures!

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  5. Oh Debbie,
    theater, its architecture is beautiful.
    I like to go out in such a place.
    Greetings.
    Lucja

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  6. I love old theatres! They hold so many lines and songs and drama. I'd like to see a live performance of A Christmas Carol

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  7. What a fun evening... and or course you got a picture of the darkness:)
    Yuma has an OLD theatre...we have not made it there...we hope to sometime!!!
    Really would love a Christmas 'thing'...its hard to get in the mood here as its hot....no snow.... I really don't like December here....it is only the second one we have spent here

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  8. Just beautiful... I love when you take us places!

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  9. What a wonderful time, Debbie!!
    Indeed, the season has begun.
    xo.

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  10. Oh how lovely ~ my favorite Christmas Story ~ and love the photo of you and your hubby ~ Great shots ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a happy week ~ ^_^

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  11. Well ... so pleased you were able to take all these photo's and share your evening.
    Glad you had a great time, and as you say "what a great way to kick off the Holiday Season!"

    All the best Jan

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  12. This does sound like fun. Great to hear that it was an excellent performance.

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  13. It does stink you're not suppose to take pictures at these things

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  14. I really like plays. I wish I could go more often. The last version I saw of A Christmas Carol was the TV version with Patrick Stewart. I usually see a different version of that movie every year.

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  15. That looks like an amazing evening! So glad you got to go. Had you been before or was this the first time?

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  16. You are so blessed! I have never been to such a grand looking, beautiful theatre! Thank you for the opening curtain shot for me to catch a glimpse of the show!

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  17. Oh wow that theater does look so pretty! I love that play and it looks by your picture that they do an outstanding job on their sets too!! Glad you had a good time even though you couldn't take more pictures :)

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  18. What a wonderful experience for you both!

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  19. This does look like a wonderful theater and I am so happy you could attend and enjoy the play. I can just see you snapping a few more photos. You are awesome! Blessings~

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