Count Basie Theatre (Numa C. Saisselin, CEO)

My blogs

About me

Gender MALE
Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Live Entertainment Venue
Location Red Bank, NJ, United States
Introduction Numa Saisselin has been CEO of the Count Basie Theatre, a 1,500 seat historic theatre in Red Bank, NJ since January 2002. Since then annual attendance has increased from 50,000 to 185,000 people a year; the theatre's budget has grown from $1.4 million with a deficit to $6 million a year with five consecutive profitable years; and substantial capital improvements to the building include new historically appropriate seats in 2004; a new roof in 2007; and in 2008 the theatre will close for four months for a complete decorative plaster and paint renovation. During the last several years the Basie has been recognized: as a Major Presenting Organization for the State of NJ by the NJ State Council on the Arts; as the Asbury Park Press' Shore Area Venue of the Year; as one of Contribute Magazine's Top 200 Investor Worthy Charities; with an Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce Spinnaker Award; and as one of Pollstar Magazine's Top 100 Worldwide Theatres.