BasiebalconyA new chandelier will hang from a skyscape-painted dome that was crumbling before the latest renovations at the Count Basie Theatre. (Photo courtesy of Jim Willis)

In less than a week, the Count Basie Theatre gets back to the business of putting fannies in the seats following $8 million in upgrades.

Today, we’ve got the first of a handful of features on the theater planned between now and October 30, when the grand old venue opens as a spectacular new showcase, complete with something new: a chandelier suspended from the center dome.

Read all about the fixture and some of the acts who’ll be lighting up the joint in coming months.

Only in today’s edition of Red Bank oRBit


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