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2018 State Theatre Show Schedule

WHERE
State Theatre, Easton
WHEN
Friday, September 8, 2017 to Saturday, June 30, 2018
TIME
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2017-2018 SEASON

On sale to State Theatre Members Wednesday, August 2 (Box Office window at 453 Northampton Street opens at 6 AM; Online Ticketing and Phone lines open at Noon). Tickets will go on sale to the Public August 16 at 10 AM. Limit 10 tickets per Member per performance during Members Only sales. Membership to the Non-Profit State Theatre starts at $75, lasts one year and is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

By Phone: 1-800-999-STATE  or 610-252-3132

Online: www.statetheatre.org

Child – 12 years & under and includes 1 Free concession coupon per child ticket.

Student – 18 & under or with valid school ID

 

Outside Promoter: Mills Entertainment

CHEFS  A Sizzling Kitchen Showdown

Saturday, February 24  7 PM

Feast your eyes on CHEFS!  These hilarious (and delicious) hunks give you a peek behind the apron as they slice, dice, and spice things up in the kitchen through a series of escalating culinary challenges where the stakes are high: if they lose a challenge, they lose their shirt.  Literally.  CHEFS  is a fully interactive experience where you will vote for the winner and may even join the boiling hot chefs on-stage for uproarious cooking demonstrations.  Outrageously bold and hysterically funny, CHEFS  is “too hot for TV,” making it the perfect night out! TheChefTour.com  $29.50  Mature Audiences

This is an Outside Promoter event. Member Benefits & Gift Cards do not apply.

 

PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL

Sunday, February 25  11 AM & 2 PM

Based on the popular children’s book, Pinkalicious is a story brought to life on stage. Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. Charming and funny, this show is always enjoyed by State Theatre audiences of all ages.   $20/$10 (child 12 & under, includes 1 free concession)

 

A CHORUS LINE

Friday, March 2  7:30 PM

A CHORUS LINE is a celebration of those unsung heroes of the American Musical Theatre:                         the chorus dancers– those valiant, over dedicated, underpaid, highly trained performers who back up the star or stars and often make them look even more talented than they are.  It is also a celebration of the American Musical itself.  A CHORUS LINE is about competition, and competition might easily be the common denominator that grabs the audience and holds it by the collective heartstring until the final, ultimate choices are made. A CHORUS LINE takes the audience through the final grueling audition run by the director, Zach, for a new Broadway musical.  Enjoy the passion, the conflict, the music and the energy of this Tony Award winning hit!  $65/$59

 

 

A TRIBUTE TO JOHN DENVER with CHRIS COLLINS & BOULDER CANYON

Saturday, March 3  7:30 PM

Back by popular demand, the award-winning Chris Collins andBoulderCanyonpresent a tribute to the music and legacy of John Denver. Hailed as the nation’s most exciting John Denver tribute band with a show that has been receiving much acclaim from audiences all over the country, Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon perform all your favorite John Denver songs including, “Annie's Song,” “Rocky Mountain High,” “Thank God I’m a Country Boy,” “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” and many more.   $30/$25

 

DUBLIN IRISH DANCE

Stepping Out

Friday, March 9  7:30 PM

A dazzling combination…An accomplished dance troupe of world champion Irish step dancers together with a sensational eight member traditional Irish band and vocalist.  Dublin Irish Dance is an exhilarating company whose members have performed throughout the world with Riverdance, Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance, and Celtic Woman. The all-star cast brings to life the epic tale of Celtic culture, carrying its traditional melodies and steps to theNew World with a Gala celebration of Irish Music and Dance.  $43/$35

 

THE FAB FAUX performing Sgt. Pepper’s and hits

with The Hogshead Horns, The Creme Tangerine Strings and Erin Hill

Saturday, March 10   8 PM 

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the iconic album, the most musically satisfying Beatles’ tribute band returns performing Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in its entirety plus a mixed of Beatle’s favorites!  With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Beatles' repertoire, The Fab Faux treat the seminal music with unwavering respect, and are known for their painstaking recreations of the songs. “the greatest Beatles cover band…without the wigs” – Rolling Stone Magazine  $60/$50  $110 (VIP seating with Post Show Meet & Greet)

 

 

CABARET

Sunday, March 11  7 PM

Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd––and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germanygrows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlinnightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at CABARET, John Cander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s exhilarating musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.  Mature Audiences. $66/$59  

 

RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS

It’s Bagpipes. It’s Rock. It’s Bagrock!

Special guest Liberty High School Grenadier Pipes & Drums

Thursday, March 15  7:30 PM

Bagpipes with attitude.  Drums with a Scottish accent. A blazing rock band and show so hot, it carries its own health warning!  The Red Hot Chilli Pipers signature 'Bagrock' sound is a unique fusion of rocked up Bagpipes and clever covers of popular songs from all genres like “The Flowers of Scotland” and “Amazing Grace” (done Chilli-style, of course!) -- and contemporary anthems like Queen’s “WeWill Rock You”, and a fantastic rock medley of Deep Purple’s, “Smoke on the Water”and AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck”.The Red Hot Chilli Pipers sound is a fusion of traditional pipe tunes and contemporary anthems - tracks from across their four albums include the likes of 'Clocks' by Coldplay, ‘Chasing Cars’ by Snow Patrol, ‘Let Me Entertain You’ by Robbie Williams, Queen's 'We Will Rock You', a rock medley of Deep Purple's 'Smoke On The Water' and AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck'. Plus, 'Flower of Scotland', ‘Amazing Grace’ and 'The Hills of Argyll' get a look in too, Chilli style of course! The Red Hot Chilli Pipers sound is a fusion of traditional pipe tunes and contemporary anthems - tracks from across their four albums include the likes of 'Clocks' by Coldplay, ‘Chasing Cars’ by Snow Patrol, ‘Let Me Entertain You’ by Robbie Williams, Queen's 'We Will Rock You', a rock medley of Deep Purple's 'Smoke On The Water' and AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck'. Plus, 'Flower of Scotland', ‘Amazing Grace’ and 'The Hills of Argyll' get a look in too, Chilli style of course! The Red Hot Chilli Pipers sound is a fusion of traditional pipe tunes and contemporary anthems - tracks from across their four albums include the likes of 'Clocks' by Coldplay, ‘Chasing Cars’ by Snow Patrol, ‘Let Me Entertain You’ by Robbie Williams, Queen's 'We Will Rock You', a rock medley of Deep Purple's 'Smoke On The Water' and AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck'. Plus, 'Flower of Scotland', ‘Amazing Grace’ and 'The Hills of Argyll' get a look in too, Chilli style of course! "These are my boys!" - Sir Paul McCartney   $37

 

THE BACH CHOIR of BETHLEHEM

Greg Funfgeld, Artistic Director/Conductor

Saturday, March 17  7:30 PM

In celebration of its 120th Birthday, The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, accompanied by large brass and percussion ensemble, organ and piano, makes it debut performance at the State Theatre Center for the Arts! Program includes Cantata 118 (J. S. Bach), Coronation Te Deum (William Walton), Mid-Winter Songs (Morten Lauridsen ) and Gloria (John Rutter).  Artistic Director and Conductor Greg Funfgeld is observing his 35th anniversary leading the Choir.  $42/$39

 

 

THE MIDTOWN MEN

4 Stars from the original cast of Jersey Boys

Friday, March 23  7:30 PM

They took Broadway by storm in one of the biggest hits of all-time!  Now, THE MIDTOWN MEN are bringing their magic to audiences everywhere, singing their favorite "Sixties Hits" from The Beatles, The Rascals, Motown, The Four Seasons and more, back to life! This sensational production reunites Four Stars from the Original Cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys. Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer, star in this one-of-a-kind concert experience celebrating the music that defined the '60s.   $50/$45

 

 

ONE NIGHT IN MEMPHIS

Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash

Saturday, March 31  7:30 PM

One Night in Memphis, created and directed by John Mueller, is the number one and official tribute to legendary Sun Records recording artists Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.  Enjoy over 90 minutes of rockabilly, country, gospel and pure 1950’s rock and roll music performed live, starring former cast members of the Broadway smash hit                Million Dollar Quartet.   Be a witness to and experience rock and roll royalty with the music and talent that has stood the test of time.  True American music featuring acclaimed national talent guaranteed to get you rocking and rolling.  $37/$27

 

 

RENT  20th Anniversary Tour

Wednesday April 11 and Thursday April 12  7:30 PM

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Written by the late Jonathan Larson, RENT hits the road in a 20th anniversary production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La BohèmeRENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. The musical is the winner of the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  Mature Audiences. $66/$59  

 

LIVE FROM NASHVILLE

Country Legends

Friday, April 13  7:30 PM

Live From Nashville features an outstanding troupe of genuine country singers and musicians with their brand new stage show, COUNTRY LEGENDS! This sequel follows in the boot prints of the highly successful original Live From Nashville tour, taking on a 75-year chronological journey ofNashville’s Country Legends.  The show begins with the music of the original pioneers like Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and Johnny Cash, through the Golden Age of Country with artists like George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn and then on to new legends such as  Garth Brooks Reba, Clint, Shania, Brooks and Dunn and even modern legends-in-waiting like Carrie, Luke, Taylor and Blake.  $33/$27

 

 

DANCING WITH THE LEHIGH VALLEY STARS

Local Stars TBD   Proceeds benefit the FREDDY© Awards Program

Thursday, April 26  7 PM

For the fourth year, just like the TV hit Dancing with the Stars, we will partner up 6 Lehigh Valley “celebrities” with professional dancers from Utah Ballroom Dance Company!  Your favorite local star will be dressed up in glitzy costumes performing their routines and YOU will help pick the winner with your vote the night of the show! Part 2 of the show features the professional dancers in action until the winner of the famous Mirror Ball is announced at the end of the show!  Your ticket helps support the non-profit FREDDY© Awards program, so come out and support your favorite celebrity.

$30/ $15 (student)   

 

LATE NIGHT CATECHISM

By Vicki Quade and Marypat Dononvan

Friday, May 4   7:30 PM

Sister returns on the main stage! Now in its 23rd year, Late Nite Catechism is an uproarious piece of theater that takes audience members back - sometimes nostalgically, sometimes fearfully- to the children they once were.  The irrepressible Sister teaches an adult catechism class to a roomful of “students” (the audience).  Over the course of the play, Sister goes from benevolent instructor, rewarding the “students” for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and laminated saint cards, to authoritative drill sergeant.  These abrupt mood swings are bound to strike a resonant chord with everyone who survived the ups and downs of going to school!

$35/$30  $45 VIP Teacher’s Pet Seating and Meet & Greet 

 

 

2018 FREDDY © Awards

Thursday, May 24  7 PM

The State Theatre presents the 16th Annual FREDDY© Awards to recognize and reward exceptional accomplishments in the production and performance of musical theater in high schools of theLehighValleyand Warren County, New Jersey. Broadcast live on 69 WFMZ-TV. Tickets made available to participating schools after Nominations are announced.  For more information visit freddyawards.org

 

DIRTY DANCING

Thursday June 21 & Friday June 22  7:30 PM

DIRTY DANCING – the classic love story on stage - is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life!  $65/$59