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!


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

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

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

    Hugs to you!

  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!

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

  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

  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

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

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

  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 ~ ^_^

  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

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

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

  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.

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

  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!

  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 :)

  18. What a wonderful experience for you both!

  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~