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2017-2018 State Theatre Show Schedule

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



Saturday, November 25  7:30 PM

Two 80’s Powerhouse Bands on One Stage!  Rocking into its 35th year, Night Ranger has earned widespread acclaim, multi-platinum and gold album status fueled by an impressive string of legendary hits such as “Sister Christian”, “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”, “When You Close Your Eyes” and “(You Can Still) Rock In America”  With their trademark red leather pants, bandannas, big rock sound and high-energy live shows, LOVERBOY has sold more than 10 million albums and released a string of hits including the anthem “Working for the Weekend,” and arena rock staples like “Lovin’ Every Minute of It,” “Hot Girls in Love,” “The Kid is Hot Tonite,” and  “Turn Me Loose.”   $79/$69/$59




Wednesday, November 29  7:30 PM

A worldwide sensation when she was only ten years old, Jackie Evancho is moving past the exuberant promise of a child prodigy vocalist, toward maturity as a singer, as a creative artist and as a young woman.  Fresh from her spotlight performance of the National Anthem at the Presidential inauguration in January, she seizes the moment with the release of Two Hearts, her long-awaited new album from Portrait/Sony Masterworks. The album not only features popular hits both old and new, and classical crossover Italian songs, but also Jackie’s emerging gifts as a collaborative songwriter.$69 (Gold Circle)/$49 



Saturday, December 2   7PM & Sunday, December 3  2 PM

CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR is quite simply one of the most delightful and enchanting Christmas shows ever, featuring glittering costumes, a dazzling cast and the highest kicking chorus girls this side of the North Pole.Start Christmas in style as Santa and his merry helpers take you on an unforgettable nostalgic journey. Holiday favorite songs include; ‘White Christmas,’ ‘Winter Wonderland,’ ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,’ ‘Chestnuts Roasting,’ ‘Jingle Bells,’ ‘’Away in a Manger,’ ‘O Come All Ye Faithful,’ ‘Let it Snow,’ ‘Silent Night,’ ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing,’ ‘Deck The Halls,’ ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,’ ‘O Holy Night,’ and many more. $59/$49




Thursday, December 7  7:30 PM

Following 16 years of sell-out performances across the globe, including more than 2000 of their own headline concerts, The TEN Tenors have cemented their place as Australia’s premier classical-crossover group.  Celebrated for their colorful repertoire, breathtaking arrangements and powerful live performances, The TEN Tenors tip their hats not only to the great classical composers, but to contemporary music’s most popular artists. From Buckley to Bocelli, an evening with The TEN Tenors is guaranteed to surprise and delight audiences in equal measure with this delightful holiday performance. $47/$42  


Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian


Sunday, December 10  2 PM & 6 PM

A Holiday Tradition at the State, Moscow Ballet’s The Great Russian Nutcracker is a magical and timeless holiday classic that comes to life! Enjoyable for the whole family, the production features hand-painted sets and breathtaking scenic design. Beloved Russian fairytale characters, Father Christmas and his granddaughter the Snow Maiden, add to the whimsical and imaginative storytelling that sets this Nutcracker apart.

$43/$38/$33 (child 12 & under includes 1 free concession)

Regardless of age, everyone in attendance must have a ticket.  Bringing infants to any performance is prohibited.



Thursday, December 14  7:30 PM

Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters’ Christmas is the amazing concert show celebrating the biggest holiday hits of one of the most successful recording acts of all time. The show features holiday classics like “The Christmas Song,” “I'll Be Home for Christmas,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and “Merry Christmas Darling.” Plus, expect Carpenters’ cherished hits like “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “Superstar,” “(They Long to Be) Close to You,” We've Only Just Begun,” and many more! Led by Michelle Berting Brett and accompanied by a live, 7-pieceNashville band directed by Harry Sharpe, you will experience the feel of holiday season and the Carpenters’ original sound.  $35

Outside Promoter: Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club Presents


Friday, December 15  8 PM

Come spend the night with one of the most sought after comedians in the country! Vic currently stars in the nationally touring The Three Tenors (who can’t sing), was featured in Mall Cop 2, is headlining sold out theatres fromMiami toBoston andNew York toLas Vegas and has been viewed over 100 million times on the internet! VIP ticket holders (limited to 200) will be able to Meet & Greet Vic after the show!! Come see what everyone is talking about…come see The Italian Hurricane!!  $59(VIP)/$39/$32

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


Outside Promoter: LAR Enterprises

HOLIDAY DOO WOP ROCK N ROLL  On Sale July 10 at 10 am.

Saturday, December 16 7 PM

Rock the holidays with your favorite Doo Wop acts!  Doo Wop Rock N Roll Holiday features Jay Siegel (“The Lion Sleeps Tonight”), John Kuse & the Excellents (“Coney Island Baby”), The Passions (“Just to Be with You”), The Happenings (“See You in September”) and The Orlons (“The Wah-Watusi”).  $55/$50/$45/$40

This is an Outside Promoter event. Member Benefits & Gift Cards do not apply. Artists subject to change.


Outside Promoter Snow Owl Productions presents

THE WIZARDS OF WINTER  On Sale July 10 at 10 am.

Sunday, December 17  4 PM 

LehighValley’s own Wizards of Winter, featuring former members of The Trans-Siberian Orchestra and other rock powerhouses like Rainbow, Alice Cooper Band, and Ted Nugent Band, return  to rock in the Holidays with their own brand of Christmas magic. This year’s performance features new music from their upcoming 3rd album along with old favorites in a show the whole family will love. www.thewizardsofwinter.com


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


Outside Promoter: Stonefield Productions

DAVID PHELPS CHRISTMAS  On Sale July 3 at 10 am

Friday, December 22  7 PM

The signature voice you love from the Gaither Vocal Band, David Phelps comes to you live in concert! Nicknamed “The Voice” for his otherworldly tenor-range pipes, David Phelps performs Christmas songs like no other.  Backed by a full band, experience the joy of the holidays in this exclusiveLehighValleyconcert.  Join us for an evening you will always remember as David takes you through his classic renditions of holiday favorites, past and present. $45/$35  

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



Return of Salsa Dog

Friday, January 12  7:30 pm

Comedian Bobby Collins returns with some favorite routines after shooting his live DVD at the State Theatre!  Audiences across the country relate to his comedic characterizations as he exposes the humor of day-to-day situations as well as serving up resplendent rants on world events. Through precise physical timing and impeccable audience insight, he has honed his talents while performing from

  hole in the wall clubs to sold out theaters. Mature Audience $30

Sponsored by Samuel Adams PA Brewery and 999 The Hawk


Saturday, January 13 1 PM & 3:30 PM

Disorderly duo Scott and Joan Houghton and their hilarious pack of pooches have created a comedy dog thrill show like no other. Expect the unexpected in this top-notch presentation that includes: incredible high flying frisbee dogs, tightwire dogs, dancing dogs, magic dogs and of course, the one and only . . . Sammie the Talking Dog! Their nine amazing canine partners are all adopted from animal shelters and rescues. Mutts Gone Nuts is sure to unleash havoc and hilarity in a family-friendly performance that is leaving audiences howling for more!

$20/$10 (child 12 & under includes 1 free concession)


Exquisite Bride Magazine presents

The 3rd Annual WEDDING EXPO

Sunday, January 14  1 PM – 4 PM

Exquisite Bride Magazine presents “The 3rd Annual Wedding Expo” at the beautiful, historic State Theatre. Come meet with premier vendors from around the region, sample food from some of the top caterers, see the latest in fashions and register for your chance to win thousands in prizes including a honeymoon. For more information or to register for this free event visit www.exquisitebride.net.

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



Friday, January 19 7:30 PM

Saturday, January 20 2 PM & 7:30 PM

There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful WIZARD OF OZ, twists its way intoEaston! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs. A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, THE WIZARD OF OZ will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don’t miss the chance to travel Over the Rainbow and experience this national treasure on stage. $62/$55



Outside Promoter: State Theatre Ballet of Russia

SLEEPING BEAUTY  On Sale July 10 at 10 am

Thursday, January 25  7 PM

Founded by legendary dancer and former Prima Ballerina of The Bolshoi  Theatre Ballet, Maya Plisetskaya, The State Ballet Theatre of Russia -  now under the direction of award-winning dancer and Moiseyev Dance Company soloist Nikolay Anokhin - presents the most passionate love story Ballet. With music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, choreography by Marius Petipa and production by Anatoly Emelianov, this full-scale production is based on Brothers Grimm's version. Fifty-five ofRussia’s brightest ballet stars to bring this celebration of true love onto our stage and into our hearts. “Effortless precision.” – Palm Beach Daily News “Full of enchantment!” – TheNew YorkTimes   $60/$50/$40

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



Friday, January 26  7 PM

Thrilling Acrobatics. Inspired By Visual Art Masterpieces. Performed by World Record-Holding  Internationally Renowned Circus Artists. ART OF CIRCUS animates 30 iconic paintings through thrilling acrobatics performed by an elite cast of world record holding acrobats. Audiences will discover a kaleidoscope of novel interpretations of the styles, time periods, and stories that birthed these beloved images.  $33/$27




The Roots of American Folk Music featuring Peter Yarrow

Saturday, February 3   8 PM

Experience the enduring power and popularity of American folk music with Lonesome Traveler, the stirring concert version of the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical that the New York Times called “illuminating…revelatory…achingly beautiful.”  The show celebrates the music of great folk artists including Woody Guthrie,  Lead Belly, Pete Seeger and the Weavers, Gordon Lightfoot, Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Donovan, Cat Stevens, Don McClean, James Taylor, Van Morrison with a special tribute to Leonard Cohen. Special guest star, folk legend Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary. $42/$35 


RIVERDANCE  20th Anniversary World Tour
Tuesday, February 6 & Wednesday, February 7  7:30 PM

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland - in rock, music, theatre and film - nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. $65/$50 



Friday, February 9   7:30 PM

Many recall Electric Light Orchestra as a powerhouse stadium and arena band.  In 2001 ELO Part 2 changed names to THE ORCHESTRA performing all the unmistakable ELO biggest hit songs like “Evil Woman,” “Strange Magic,” “Livin’ Thing,” “Do Ya,” “Sweet Talkin’ Woman,” “Telephone Line,” and many more. Members of THE ORCHESTRA include former members of ELO and ELO Part 2:  Mik Kaminski (the famous “Blue Violin”), Louis Clark (arranger and conductor of symphony orchestra on ELO recordings), Eric Troyer (keyboard), Parthenon Huxley (lead guitar/vocals), Gordon Townsend (drums) and Glen Burtnik (bass/lead vocals). $45/$40  


Saturday, February 10  4 PM & 8 PM

Audiences will be able to get closer to the action than ever before as this interactive and explosive family show goes behind the scenes of many favorite blockbuster films to discover the science and secrets of creating movie magic.  Live on stage, the show’s team will give a revealing insight into the world of special effects, taking visitors on an exciting journey as they feel the heat of an onstage inferno, marvel at gruesome sci-fi monsters, are blown away by apocalyptic weather and hold on tight through huge explosions! $37/$32  


Rodgers + Hammerstein’s


Friday, February 16  7:30 PM

Saturday, February 17 2:00 & 7:30 PM

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®-winning musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music that's delighting audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago" in this hilarious and romantic experience for anyone who's ever had a dream. $62/$55



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.



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)



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




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



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)




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  



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



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




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




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  



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




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)   



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



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 

INFO Check Event for Times, State Theatre, Easton

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Cirque Dreams Holidaze comes to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center for multiple shows between Saturday, November 25th and Tuesday, November 28th! Get your tickets.

INFO Check Events For Times, Sands Bethlehem Event Center

Christmas City Follies

Touchstone Theatre presents the latest in their Christmas City Follies series, the theatre’s annual holiday-themed vaudeville show, filled with jolly mischief, merry melodies, and holiday cheer. Christmas City Follies XVIII runs November 30 - December 22, 2017 at Touchstone’s home theatre at 321 East Fourth Street in Southside Bethlehem.


A favorite of Lehigh Valley residents past and present, many locals and tourists alike have come to count Christmas City Follies as part of their holiday tradition, coming out to Touchstone’s cozy black box theatre for an evening of original sketches, characters, songs, and more. The show traditionally ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous— last year’s show included a talking pickle ornament, Santa’s prodigal brother, and a host of personal stories from the cast about their favorite Christmas presents of yore.


On display in the Touchstone Gallery, an exhibit of glass artwork and photography titled “exiSt - exit” accompanies the show, created by Draga Šušanj, a Catskill, NY-based studio artist whose work has been exhibited throughout the United States as well as in her hometown of Belgrade, Serbia. Her work is in permanent collections of the Museum of American Glass (NJ) and MOMA. Šušanj's bicultural experiences inform her project based environmental practice. Her careful and joyous approach is evident in her work's lush colors and intricate designs, all inspired by natural forms and surfaces. 


Additionally, for the second year running, Fig— a hyper-local, super-social magazine all about Bethlehem— is joining in on the Follies fun by hosting a preshow party on December 2nd from 6:30-8pm. Since Fig Bethlehem features all things art, dining, shopping, and entertainment, audiences who arrive early for the party can expect to enjoy a festive time, with food, music, and a chance to win a Bethlehem-centric basket of joy. 


Christmas City Follies XVIII plays November 30-December 22, 2017, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm; in addition to these regularly scheduled performances, there will also be performances Sundays 12/10 and 12/17 at 7pm and Wednesday 12/20 at 8pm. Tickets are $25 for adults  / $15 for students and seniors, with group rates available on request. On Thursdays, Touchstone offers a pay-what-you-will ticket option at the door, as available, allowing walkup patrons to name their own ticket price. Advance tickets may be purchased at 610.867.1689 or online at www.touchstone.org The Touchstone Café is open one hour before show time and at intermission, with pastries and gourmet coffee by Nazca K-Fé Premium Peruvian Coffee available for purchase.

INFO Check Event for Times, Touchstone’s home theatre at 321 East Fourth Street in Southside Bethlehem

"I Love The 90s Tour"

Get your tickets for the “I Love The 90’s Tour,” featuring: Vanilla Ice, Salt-N-Pepa w/ Spinderella, Rob Base, Coolio, All 4 One and Young MC on Saturday, December 2nd at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center.

INFO 7:30pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center

ArtPop Artist Billboard Competition

ArtPop, the dynamic billboard competition that showcases the works of area artists on local billboards, is pleased to announce that it is expanding to New Jersey for 2018. In addition, the winner of the ArtPop High School Competition, open to Pennsylvania students in 9th-12th grades, will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship to one of the art programs at Kutztown University.


A partnership between Adams Outdoor Advertising, the ArtPop Street Gallery, ArtsQuest and the region’s arts community,ArtPop is a public art program designed to highlight local artists and the important roles they play in the community by featuring their work on area billboards. Launched in fall 2014, the program features the work of seven area artists, including one high school student, on an Adams billboard for an entire year. The program is open to artists living or working in Berks, Bucks, Lehigh, Montgomery and Northampton counties.


“ArtPop continues to highlight the great artistic talent we have in our region,” says Adams Outdoor Advertising General Manager Tony Cioffi. “We are honored to have Kutztown University back again as a partner to provide a scholarship opportunity to the high school winner and thankful to ArtsQuest and its Banana Factory for their continued support and involvement with the program.  


“Adams Outdoor Advertising is excited to continue this program and I’m particularly proud to see that this year’s judging panel is again filled with some of the finest creative minds including Olaf Starorypinski, a past ArtPop winner.  We wish all the participants the very best of luck and look forward to seeing the new winners on the road in early 2018.”

For ArtPop’s fourth year, Adams and ArtsQuest are opening the competition to residents of Warren County, N.J., with one winner to be featured prominently on an Adams billboard in Warren County for all of 2018. The winner of the High School competition, open to students in Berks, Bucks, Lehigh, Montgomery and Northampton counties, will also have his or her work featured on an Adams billboard for the entire year. Plus, the Kutztown University Foundation will present the high school winner with a $1,000 scholarship to be applied to one of the university’s art programs or majors. The ArtPop artists will also be showcased in an exhibition at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem in 2018. 


“As a center for academic excellence in the arts in the region, Kutztown University is proud to partner with ArtsQuest and Adams Outdoor Advertising to support the ArtPop artist billboard competition,” says Kutztown University president Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson. “We are excited to reward a talented young artist with a scholarship to further his or her skills at Kutztown University.”


All ArtPop 2018 winners, with the exception of the People’s Choice Winner, will be selected by the ArtPop jurying panel in December. From Dec. 7-13, the public will be able to vote online at www.bananafactory.org/artpop for its favorite work for the People’s Choice Winner. All winners will then be announced Dec. 19.


“We at ArtPop national are thrilled to have our program in the Lehigh Valley region for the fourth consecutive year,” says ArtPop founder Wendy Hickey. “The ArtPop Lehigh Valley program is one we could not be more proud of.


“ArtPop is now in 14 cities across the country and supporting 205 artists to date.  Our partners in Pennsylvania continue to provide a robust and unique offering to the artists and the Lehigh Valley community.  The Lehigh Valley chapter of ArtPop is executed in an incredible way - we can’t thank our partners enough for all they do to support local art.”


Artists interested in participating in the ArtPop competition should submit a digital image of their two-dimensional or three-dimensional work online atwww.bananafactory.org/artpopPennsylvania artists must submit their works as a 24.333-inch by 6.333-inch jpeg at 300 dpi; Warren County, N.J., artists must submit their works as an 11.33-inch by 5.22-inch jpeg at 300 dpi. Artists must also provide their name, complete address, email address, title and mediums of the original work of art and a one-paragraph biography.


“ArtsQuest is proud to be a partner for the ArtPop competition and to connect artists with this incredible opportunity to showcase their work and talent,” says ArtsQuest Sr. Director of Visual Arts Stacie Brennan. “ArtPop is a unique way to celebrate the diverse artistic and cultural community in the region and to share the work of emerging artists with a broad audience.  It places art in unique and unexpected locations to not only beautify our communities, but also to make it accessible and available to the public.”


Competition dates and deadlines are as follows:


-          Dec. 6 - Deadline for artists to submit work

-          Dec. 7-13 - Public vote for People’s Choice Winner

-          Dec. 19 - All ArtPop 2017 winners announced


For complete information on ArtPop and the official Artwork Submission Specifications Sheet, visitwww.bananafactory.org/artpop or like/follow ArtPop on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

INFO N/A, ArtsQuest Center, Bethlehem

Dancing with the Stars LIVE!

Dancing with the Stars LIVE! comes to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center for two nights on Friday, January 12th and Saturday, January 13th! Get your tickets.

INFO 7:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center

Abba Mania

ABBA MANIA is the world’s number one touring ABBA production! This special concert presentation celebrates the music of ABBA, including all of your favorites: ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Voulez Vous’, ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Winner Takes It All’, ‘Super Trouper’ and many more. So dig out those platforms, dust down those flares and thank ABBA for the music. $29

INFO 7:30pm, State Theatre, Easton

Masters of Illusion LIVE

The Masters of Illusion come to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Thursday, February 8th. Get your tickets.

INFO 8:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center

Melvin Seals & JGB

Melvin and JGB brings an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table. With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of Zach Nugent’s guitar and vocals,  Pete Lavezzoli’s hearty drums and, of course, a heapin’ helpin’ of the wizard’s magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards.  Along with backing vocals, the result is a most satisfying blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries. Their chemistry is the focus from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky's the limit musically. They offer an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that changes nightly and keeps the audience dancing and smiling (and some staring in amazement) for hours.


Tickets on sale Wednesday, November 22nd at 10:00 AM at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant and Bar.  Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only, no phone orders. 


General Admission

Advance: $19

Day of Show: $24      

INFO 8:00pm, Penn's Peak

Rhythm In The Night-The Irish Dance Spectacular

Come celebrate the 5th Anniversary Tour with the Irish dance phenomenon that is sweeping country, Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular! It’s what critics are calling “A New Kind of Irish” and the Slate Online describes as “Mesmerizing!”

Tickets on sale Friday, October 13th at 10:00 AM at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant and Bar.  Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only, no phone orders. 


Reserved Seating

Regular: $20   

Premium: $25      

INFO 8:00pm, Penn's Peak

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem

The State Theatre Center for the Arts welcomes The Bach Choir of Bethlehem to its stage for the first time on March 17, 7:30 PM, for A Celebration of the Choral Art. Tickets at $42/$39 are on sale now at the State Theatre Box Office, by phone at 610-252-3132 or online at www.statetheatre.org.

INFO 7:30pm, State Theatre, Easton

Peter Pan

Over 30 performers, including dancers, singers, actors from the London stage, and former Cirque du Soleil acrobats, tell the classic story by J. M. Barrie about the boy who never grew up in this newly imagined 3D spectacular production. Complete with special effects never seen before like holograms, video-mapping and huge L.E.D. screens, breathtaking flying sequences and video rides on a huge panoramic screen, the audience will literally fly with Peter Pan and Wendy to Never Never Land. Are you ready for take off?

$60/$55 (includes 3D glasses)  Sponsored by The Morning Call & Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs

INFO Friday, 7:30pm, Saturday. 2pm and 7:30pm, State Theatre, Easton

Brian Regan

Comedian Brian Regan comes to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Saturday, April 18th! Get your tickets now.

INFO 8:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center

Queensryche with Special Guest Lynch Mob

Against the formidable obstacles of an ever-changing cultural landscape, the rise and fall of various musical trends, and the near collapse of the record industry itself, QUEENSRŸCHE secured a triumphant legacy as one of hard rock’s most respected and celebrated acts, selling 30 million albums around the world across a 30-plus-year career.


Tickets on sale Friday, November 24th at 10:00 AM at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant and Bar.  Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only, no phone orders. 


General Admission

Advance: $29

Day of Show: $34      

INFO 8:00pm, Penn's Peak

Jim Witter's The Piano Men

Returning from a stellar performances at the State Theatre’s 90 Years of WOW Gala, Juno Award winner Jim Witter and his band present The Piano Men - a musical celebration of the 1970’s- year by year, hit by hit- from the songbooks of Billy Joel and Elton John. Utilizing spectacular visuals on a giant screen, the show takes you back to the newspaper headlines, events, and even the TV shows that shaped a decade. Along the way, the sounds of “My Life”, “Candle in the Wind”,“Rocket Man”, “Just the Way You Are”, and many more classic hits!  $30

INFO 7:30pm, State Theatre, Easton

Happy Together Tour

This year's Happy Together Tour is comprised of The Turtles-featuring Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron-formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, Mark Lindsay - former lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Association, and The Cowsills.


In the years since The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie brought back some friends for the 25th Anniversary Tour in 2010, "Happy Together" has become one of the most successful summer tours in existence, constantly hitting the road and celebrating the music of the 60's for thousands of "Happy" fans to enjoy across North America.  Fans will, once again, delight in hearing the songs sung by the original singers that they've heard on the radio for the past several decades.


Tickets on sale Friday, November 24th at 10:00 AM at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant and Bar.  Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only, no phone orders. 


Reserved Seating

Regular: $40   

Premium: $45

INFO 8:00pm, Penn's Peak

The Hit Men

You loved Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Tommy James and the Shondells.  Carly Simon.  Cat Stevens.  Elton John.  Carole King. Jim Croce.  Come see The Hit Men, an amazing look back through rock and roll history featuring former members of these mega-star acts performing your favorite songs --  from “Oh What a Night”, “Who Loves You”, “Sherry” and many other Four Seasons hits to “Peace Train”, “Crocodile Rock”, “The Loco Motion”, “Leroy Brown” and “Mony Mony”. The Hit Men includes member Gerry Polci,  who was the lead vocal on the Four Seasons mega-hit song, “Oh What a Night”.  During this exciting multi-media production, The Hit Men will regale you with lots of great stories about what it was like on the road and in recording sessions with Frankie, Tommy, Carly, Cat, Jim and Elton. 


INFO 7:30pm, State Theatre, Easton