Tao: Phoenix Rising

Count Basie Theatre

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Taiko drums echo like thunder in Tao's high-octane show, filled with a cast of performers who train for years in the mountains of Japan

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Promotional value expires Apr 3, 2014. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on 4/3 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Count Basie Theatre. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Count Basie Theatre's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • One ticket to see Tao: Phoenix Rising
  • When: Thursday, April 3, at 8 p.m.
  • Where: Count Basie Theatre
  • Door time: 7 p.m.
  • Ticket values include all fees.

Seating Options

  • $35 for loge or front-orchestra seating (up to $58.50 value)
  • $25 for mid- or rear-orchestra seating (up to $48.50 value)
  • $20 for balcony seating (up to $38.50 value)
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Tao: Phoenix Rising



Tao – Performance Excerpt


You’re sitting in a theater when you hear a rumble. Maybe it’s a storm. Maybe not. Maybe the ushers have gone on strike. You listen closer, and realize it’s coming from the stage, like a stampede of horses about to gallop into the audience. You brace yourself for the impact, then realize the sound comes from none of these things. The sound comes from Japanese drums. This is Tao: Phoenix Rising.

Collectively known as Taiko, the varying drums are pounded by musicians clad in flowing garments that show off their athletic physiques. Some of the performers even wear their instruments around their shoulders as they execute militaristic choreography and acrobatics. These physical and musical feats come from the ensemble honing their skills in the mountains of Japan, studying for years to master the ancient art of Japanese drumming.

Count Basie Theatre

Upon entering the Count Basie Theatre, guests might feel as though they’ve slipped through a crack in time and ended up in the early 1900s. Opulent marble staircases and gold details grab the eyes of visitors, recalling the decadence of Hollywood’s history and gently pulling them to the auditorium. There, the acoustically pleasing construction wins out as sound spreads and funnels through a sunburst dome embellished with a dangling chandelier. Since opening in 1926, the Count Basie has earned numerous accolades, including a nod from Pollstar Magazine, who listed it as one of the Top 100 Worldwide Theatre Venues.

Count Basie Theatre

Upon entering the Count Basie Theatre, guests may feel as though they’ve slipped through a crack in time and ended up in the early 1900s. Opulent marble staircases and gold details grab the eyes of visitors, recalling the decadence of Hollywood’s history and gently pulling them to the auditorium. There, the acoustically pleasing construction wins out as sound spreads and funnels through a sunburst dome embellished with a dangling chandelier. Since opening in 1926, the Count Basie has earned numerous accolades, including a nod from Pollstar magazine, which listed it as one of the Top 100 Worldwide Theatre Venues.

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    99 Monmouth St.

    Red Bank, NJ 07701

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