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Date Event Description Time / Location
6/225/31

2016-2017 State Theatre Show Schedule

2016-2017 SEASON

On sale to State Theatre Members Wednesday, August 3 (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 17 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

 

RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS

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

Special guest Liberty High School Grenadier Bagpipers

Friday, March 24  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 “We Will 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  Sponsored by The Morning Call

 

PIPPIN

Sunday, March 26, 2017  2 PM & 7:30 PM

PIPPIN is a high-flying, death-defying hit Broadway musical! Full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked, PIPPIN will lift you up and leave you smiling. This unforgettable new production is the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival. Hailed as "an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza" (NY1), it's unlike anything you have ever seen! Come experience PIPPIN, one young man's journey to be extraordinary. PIPPIN is noted for many Broadway standards including "Corner of the Sky," "Magic To Do," "Glory," "No Time at All," "Morning Glow," and "Love Song."  Join us... for a magical, unforgettable new PIPPIN.

$65/$59  Sponsored by B104 and Bazzini; Part of Butz Celebrates Broadway Series

 

ONCE The Musical

Wednesday March 29 & Thursday, March 30  8 PM 

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams... not living in fear... and the power of music to connect all of us. 

$66/$59 Sponsored by Lehigh Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and B104; Part of Butz Celebrates Broadway Series

 

LATE NIGHT CATECHISM

By Vicki Quade and Marypat Dononvan

Saturday, April 1   7:30 PM

A special return appearance by Sister on the main stage! Now in its 22nd 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   Sponsored by WAEB AM 790


ROSEANNE CASH

Saturday, April 8   7 PM

Singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash’s exciting show celebrates her highly-acclaimed and three time Grammy winning album, The River & the Thread, a collection of original songs that connect and re-connect Rosanne to the American South, the place of her birth and the home of her ancestors. Cash, who has just been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, has recorded fifteen albums and has charted twenty-one top forty country singles, eleven of which reached number one.

$49/$39  Sponsored by The Martin Guitar Company and CAT Country 96

 

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN

Thursday, April 13  7:30 PM

The iconic songstress returns to the State Theatre with all her greatest hits and tracks

from her latest album. Olivia Newton-John’s appeal is timeless, with such memorable songs as

“I Honestly Love You,” “Physical,” “Magic,” “Suddenly,” “Have You Never Been Mellow” and soundtrack hits like “Hopeless Devoted To You,” “You’re The One That I Want” and “Xanadu.”  

$67/$57

 

21st Annual ELVIS BIRTHDAY BASH

Starring Mike Albert, Scot Bruce and the Big E Band

Saturday, April 15  7 PM 

For two decades the world’s top Elvis entertainers have joined forces for the Premier Elvis Bash!  Celebrate the State Theatre's 21st annual rockin’ Elvis Birthday Bash paying homage to the King of Rock 'N Roll with Scot Bruce as the young heartbreaker and Mike Albert as the seasoned "Vegas-style" Elvis. Backed by the fantastic Big "E" Band, they'll leave you screaming for more.  

$41/$36   Sponsored by lehighvalleylive.com + The Express-Times and WAEB AM 790

 

CO-OP BOP

Presented in partnership with PA Jazz in the Acopian Ballroom

Saturday, April 15  7:30 PM

Co-Op Bop has been performing together for over six decades and have built an extensive library of original compositions and arrangements of American standards. Four of the six members of Co-op Bop have been honored as PA Jazz Artist of the Year. Their recent CD released by Minsi Ridge records, has been garnering rave reviews and a tour of Europe is in the works for the coming summer.  

In keeping with their education mission, PAJAZZ produces their popular Jazz Idol program and presents their annual jazz awards every spring, including their most anticipated award, Artist of the Year, honoring a prominent regional jazz artist that best exemplifies excellence in jazz performance and education.

$21  Benefits the FREDDY Awards Program


HYPNOHYPE

Friday, April 21  7:30 PM

Fast-paced and action-packed, HYPNOHYPE is a high-energy, comedy hypnosis show. Hilariously written by COLIN MOCHRIE (from Whose Line is it Anyway?), the show stars Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci, whose jaw-dropping performances have captivated audiences worldwide. He has performed in front of over 1.5 million people live and millions more through mass media. You might have seen Mecci on Entertainment Tonight, MTV,” and HGTV – and now live! The most spectacular show you will never remember!

$25

Sponsored by The Morning Call

 

JANE MONHEIT

The Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Celebration

with special guest Nicholas Payton

Saturday, April 22   7:30 PM

The New York Times has said Grammy Award winning jazz and pop vocalist Jane Monheit has been blessed with “a voice of phenomenal beauty.”  On her 10th album, The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald, Monheit pays joyous tribute to Ella while sharing a definitive portrait of herself. In 200, Jane released her stunning debut album, Never Never Land, which was voted Best Recording Debut by the Jazz Journalists Association and stayed on the Billboard jazz chart for a year.  $35/$29 Sponsored by WDIY 88.1 FM

 

DANCING WITH THE LEHIGH VALLEY STARS

Local Stars TBD   Proceeds benefit the FREDDY© Awards Program

Thursday, April 27  7 PM

For the third 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)   Sponsored by 69 WFMZ-TV

 

Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE

Saturday, May 6   1 PM & 4 PM

Get ready for the ultimate playdate - 65 million years in the making - as Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking tour through pre-historicAustralia.  You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their world.  Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE’s puppets are so extraordinarily realistic you may feel the urge to run and hide - but don’t!  Because you won’t want to miss a minute of this fun, unique, entertaining and educational live show created by Erth Visual & Physical ofSydney,Australia.  While it may indeed have been 65 million years in the making, we think you’ll agree, it’s well worth the wait. 

$25/$18  VIP $40 Premium seating, pre-show meet & greet, merch item

Sponsored by 100.7 WLEV, 69 WFMZ-TV andB104

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

 

 

2017 FREDDY © Awards

Thursday, May 25  7 PM

The State Theatre presents the 15th 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

 

MAMMA MIA!

Wednesday, July 12 & Thursday, July 13  7:30 PM

Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill.  Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.  Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at Mamma Mia!

$65/$59

Sponsored by RCN, M&T Bank, The Morning Call, and WLEV. Part of the Butz Celebrates Broadway Series and the Bazzini Supports the Arts Series.

 

COLIN MOCHRIE & BRAD SHERWOOD

The Scared Scriptless Tour

Saturday, Nov 18  8 PM

Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood take to the live stage to create hilarious and original scenes in their two-man show. Known by TV audiences for their work on Whose Line is it Anyway?, Colin & Brad improvise new material every night from audience suggestions and participation. “Interactive” in every sense of the word, Colin & Brad will take the audience on a comedic high-wire act… just like a live version of Whose Line! Get ready for a night of non-stop laughter for all ages! Learn more at colinandbradshow.com.

$47/$42  Sponsored by 999 The Hawk

INFO Check For Show Times, State Theatre-Easton
3/24

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Back by popular demand: 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 bring their Scottish Rock back to the State Theatre on Friday, March 24th.

 

Show time is 7:30 PM.  Tickets are $37 and can be purchased by visiting the State Theatre Box Office, 453 Northampton Street, Easton, by calling 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132 or online at www.statetheatre.org. Sponsored by The Morning Call.

 

The Liberty High School Grenadier Band & Bagpipers will be on hand as special guests and will be opening up for the Red Hot Chilli Pipers. The Grenadier Band is a seven-time winner of the Lehigh Valley Music Award for Best Marching Band and is under the direction of Kevin Long.

 

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers - an 8-piece ensemble consisting of pipers, guitarists, keyboards, and drummers - have been rocking the world from New York to Beijing to Melbourne and everywhere in between with musicianship of the highest order and a passion for pipes that will leave you breathless.  The band has four music degrees from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and all the pipers and drummers have played at the top level in bagpiping.

 

Formed in 2002, The Chillis have fast become a global phenomenon, taking their signature 'Bagrock' sound to the masses with their unique fusion of rocked up Bagpipes and clever covers of popular songs from all genres.  Their trademarked sound is a unique fusion of traditional pipe tunes – like “The Flowers of Scotland”, “The Hills of Argyll”, and “Amazing Grace” and contemporary anthems like Queen’s “We Will Rock You”, “Clocks” by Coldplay, “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol, “Let Me Entertain You” by Robbie Williams, and a fantastic rock medley of “Deep Purple”, “Smoke on the Water”, and AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck”.

 

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers have sold out shows all over the world, achieved gold record status in the UK for their first album and triple platinum status for their third. They have been acclaimed as the Best Live Act in Scottland on multiple occasions and their fan base includes Ewan McGregor, Sir Paul McCartney, The Scottish Rugby Team, Her Majesty the Queen and Samuel L Jackson.

 

For more information on the Chillis, visit rhcp.scot

INFO 7:30pm, State Theatre-Easton
3/25

Rhythm in the Night - The Irish Dance Spectacular

Experience the new Irish dance phenomenon that is sweeping the 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 Saturday, November 11th 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.

INFO 8:00pm, Penn's Peak
4/1

Blue October

Blue October comes to the Electric Factory in Philly on Saturday, April 1st! Get your tickets.

INFO 7:30pm, The Electric Factory
4/1

Late Night Catechism

Late Nite Catechism, written by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, made its debut May 28th, 1993 at the Live Bait Theatre in Chicago, Illinois and since then has grossed over $100 million in box office receipts. It has been presented in over 400 cities around the world, has played 6 countries with over 3.5 million people in attendance. The show has raised over $4 million for retired Sisters and Catholic Organizations. For the first time in four years, Late Night Catechism returns to the State Theatre for ONE NIGHT ONLY.

 

The one-night engagement on the main stage is Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $35/$30/$45 (VIP Teacher's Pet Seating and M&G) and can be purchased by visiting the State Theatre Box Office, 453 Northampton Street, Easton, by calling 1-800-999-STATE, 610.252.3132 or online at www.statetheatre.org.. Sponsored by WAEB AM 790.

 

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, with an omniscient authoritarian at the helm.

 

The Catholic Register (Toronto) said, “The show appeals to Catholics and non-Catholics alike since ‘Sister’ clearly explains religious references in lighthearted ways while maintaining a serious tone that isn’t too preachy and far from being saccharine.”  The New York Times in 1996 declared “Late Nite Catechism speaks to an audience much broader than the membership of any one church.”

 

Late Nite Catechism was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award in New York and won the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Lead Performance for Maripat Donovan. It is the longest running one woman show in Off-Broadway history and is such in the cities of Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco, St. Louis, Scottsdale, New Orleans, and Los Angeles.

 

For more information, visit www.latenitecatechism.info

INFO 7:30pm, State Theatre-Easton
4/15

Co-Op Bop

The State Theatre, in partnership with PA JAZZ, present Co-Op Bop in the Acopian Ballroom on Saturday, April 15. The proceeds of this show will benefit the FREDDY© Awards, now in it’s 15th year!

 

Show time is 7:30 PM.  Tickets are just $21 and can be purchased by visiting the State Theatre Box Office, 453 Northampton Street, Easton, by calling 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132 or online at www.statetheatre.org. The Acopian Ballroom is general admission seating.

 

Co-Op Bop has been performing together for over six decades and have built an extensive library of original compositions and arrangements of American standards. Four of the six members of Co-op Bop have been honored as PA Jazz Artist of the Year. Their recent CD released by Minsi Ridge records, has been garnering rave reviews and a tour of Europe is in the works for the coming summer.

 

Alan Gaumer (trumpet) and Craig Kastelnik (organ) appeared on the Ted Mack Original Amateur Hour as “kids”. Their association continued to grow. Along the way, Tom Kozic, at 17 years of age, began to play guitar with Alan’s Quartet. By the late 1970’s Gary Rissmiller took over the drum chair. And while this group was playing one of its’ common steady “gigs” at a local venue, Nelson Hill (sax) burst on to the scene. Since that time they have continued to perform together building a library of standard and original compositions. They have consistently played under each others’ names sharing leadership roles. Recently because of their mutual respect for one another, they came to the conclusion that a group name was in order, hence Co-Op Bop.

 

In recent years, four of the five members have been names PA JAZZ Artist of the Year: Nelson Hill – 2012, Tom Kozic – 2013, Craig Kastelnik – 2014, Gary Rissmiller – 2015

 

In keeping with their education mission, PA JAZZ produces their popular Jazz Idol program and presents their annual jazz awards every spring, including their most anticipated award, Artist of the Year, honoring a prominent regional jazz artist that best exemplifies excellence in jazz performance and education.

INFO 7:30pm, State Theatre-Easton
4/284/29

Southside Arts & Music Festival

American funk and soul group Robert Randolph and The Family Band, led by acclaimed pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph, is joining the dynamic musical lineup taking part in the SouthSide Arts & Music Festival April 28-29 in Bethlehem. Randolph will headline the festival April 28 when he performs at 10:15 p.m. in the Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling, located in the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

The SouthSide Arts & Music Festival features 30 performers, including Rusted Root, Steve Forbert, Coco Montoya and Everyone Orchestra, performing in five different venues on Bethlehem’s SouthSide. Festival passes, which provide access to all five locations, are only $30 per day or $50 for both days. They’re on sale now at www.bananafactory.org and 610-332-3378. ArtsQuest Members can take advantage of special pricing with $28 for a day pass and $45 for a two-day pass.

Inspired by 1970s funk bands such as Earth, Wind & Fire and Sly & the Family Stone, Robert Randolph and The Family Band first gained national attention with the release of their debut album, Live at the Wetlands, in 2002. The band followed with three studio recordings over the next eight years: Unclassified, Colorblind and We Walk This Road, which, together with tireless touring and unforgettable performances at such festivals as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, won them a passionate fan base. Named as one of Rolling Stone’s 100 greatest guitarists of all time, Randolph has collaborated with and shared the stage with some of music’s biggest names including Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews, The Roots and Jack White. His most recent release is 2017’s Got Soul, which features guest appearances by Darius Rucker, Cory Henry and Anthony Hamilton.

Highlighting south Bethlehem’s arts district, the SouthSide Arts & Music Festival features two days filled with live music and arts programming designed to encourage guests to visit the city’s shops, restaurants and arts venues. By purchasing a pass to the festival, attendees enjoy access to more than one dozen musical acts each night. Other festival acts include Pablo Batista, Hector Rosado, Sun Parade, Ceramic Animal, Caleb Haley, Alexis P. Suter Band, April Mae & the June Bugs, Hannah Gill and The Hours and more.

Festival hours are 5-11:30 p.m. Friday and noon-11 p.m. Saturday. For the full lineup of concerts, programs and activities, visit www.bananafactory.org.

COMPLETE SOUTHSIDE ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL PERFORMER LINEUP:

April 28
Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling
6 p.m.              Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles – Rock ’n’ Roll
8 p.m.              Everyone Orchestra – Improv/Jam
10:15 p.m.       Robert Randolph and The Family Band – Funk/Soul

National Museum of Industrial History
6:30 p.m.         Prateek Kuhad – Folk Pop
8 p.m.              The Ballroom Thieves – Folk Rock
9:30 p.m.         Caleb Hawley – Soul

Touchstone Theatre
6 p.m.              Students of the Lesson Center – Various
7 p.m.              Jeremiah Tall – Folk Rock
9 p.m.              Cale Tyson – Indie/Country/Soul

Holy Infancy
6 p.m.              Pablo Batista and His Latin Jazz Ensemble – Latin
8 p.m.              Hector Rosado – Latin/Salsa

Godfrey Daniels
6 p.m.              Caleb Hawley – Soul
7:30 p.m.         Motherfolk – Indie Rock
9 p.m.              Alexis P. Suter Band – Blues

April 29
Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling
5 p.m.              Lesson Center – Various
6 p.m.              Ceramic Animal – Indie Rock
8 p.m.              Coco Montoya – Blues
10 p.m.            Rusted Root – Rock

National Museum of Industrial History
5:30 p.m.         Blair Crimmins and the Hookers – Ragtime Jazz
7 p.m.              Hannah Gill and the Hours – Pop/Rock
9 p.m.              Sun Parade – Pop/Rock

Touchstone Theatre
5 p.m.              Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts
6 p.m.              Sing, Bird of Prey – Rock ’n’ Roll
7:30 p.m.         Gracie and Rachel – Indie
9:30 p.m.         The Associated Mess – Improv Comedy

Holy Infancy Catholic School Auditorium
5:30 p.m.         Anthony Gomes – Blues Rock
8 p.m.              The Mighty Manatees – Party/Covers

Godfrey Daniels
5 p.m.              April Mae and the Junebugs – Swing/Rockabilly
7 p.m.              Steve Forbert – Pop
9 p.m.              Blair Crimmins and the Hookers – Ragtime Jazz

INFO Friday 6:00pm, Saturday 5:00pm, Southside Bethlehem
5/6

Mastodon

What was originally a co-headliner between two unparalleled metal bands, Opeth & Gojira, has now grown to one of 2017’s biggest shows on the east coast. Electric Factory announces their first outdoor show of the 2017 season with Mastodon, Opeth, Gojira and Eagles of Death Metal, and the bill is rounded out by Devin Townsend Project and Russian Circles.

 

This show storms the Electric Factory Outdoor Stage on Saturday, May 6th and tickets are now on sale. All previously purchased tickets to the Opeth & Gojira show will be honored

INFO 7:00pm, The Electric Factory
5/14

Say Anything and Bayside

Say Anything and Bayside come to the Electric Factory in Philly on Sunday, May 14th! Get your tickets.

INFO 7:00pm, The Electric Factory
5/18

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

On May 18, 7:30 p.m., the Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling welcomes the Chris Robinson Brotherhood. Formed in 2011 by Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood is a blues rock band that also features guitarist Neal Casal, keyboardist Adam MacDougall, bassist Jeff Hill and drummer Tony Leone. The band has released four studio albums, Big Moon Ritual, The Magic Door, Phosphorescent Harvest and Any Way You Love, We Know How You Feel. It’s known for songs such as “Narcissus Soaking Wet,” “Rosalee” and “Badlands Here We Come,” as well as serving up different setlists at each performance. Tickets for the show are $22-$30 in advance and $25-$32 day of show.

INFO 7:30pm, Musikfest Café at ArtsQuest, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015
5/25

2017 Freddy Awards

The State Theatre presents the 15th 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

INFO 7:00pm, State Theatre-Easton
6/24

State Theatre 90 Years of WOW Gala

The Follett Family & Follett LLC presents the State Theatre 90 Years of WOW Gala on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the historic State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, PA. Andy Daub, former State Theatre Board President and founder of the Friends of the State Theatre, which worked to save the theatre from demise in the 1980’s, and his wife Carolyn will be Honorary Chairs of the event.

 

This one time iconic event will celebrate the amazing history and bright future of the non-profit State Theatre.

 

The evening will begin with WOW! Cocktail Hour, followed by award winning singer / songwriter Jim Witter taking guests Through the Decades with an original performance created just for this Gala. Following Jim, the main stage will transform into the weathertrends360 Dance Stage for the once in a lifetime experience of dancing on the glorious State Theatre stage. Guests will also enjoy themed rooms throughout the Theatre including the upbeat Norris, McLaughlin, & Marcus Club Vintage in the Acopian Ballroom, Nicholas Courts Stardust Lounge in the Gallery, and Famous Smoke Shop Cigar Tent, in honor of the Theatre’s resident ghost FRED, on the theatre’s parking deck.

 

“Our 90th gala promises to be a total wow!  We guarantee it will be different and fun,” says President & CEO Shelley Brown.  “After all, this is a one-time celebration, and we intend to do it right.  There will be something fabulous going on in every space we have.  From dancing on stage to cigars on the roof…we had to do that for Fred the ghost…he loved a good cigar.”

 

Tickets for the 90 Years of WOW Gala are available now at statetheatre.org/gala or call the Box Office at 610-252-3132.  In celebration of the State Theatre’s 90th Season, Theatre Members can purchase tickets for a special price of $90 until December 15th.  Regular tickets are $150.  Black Tie or Theatrical Gala attire.

 

The 90 Years of WOW Gala is presented by The Follett Family & Follett LLC.   Gala Sponsors to date include weathertrends360.com, Nicholas Courts Apartments, Famous Smoke Shop, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, 69 WFMZ, Air Products, Chand Rohatgi, MD, FACS, Lafayette Ambassador Bank, Lutron, BB&T, Alvin H. Butz, The Principato Family, Strahman Valves and Viamedia.   For Sponsor information please contact Denise Smith, Vice President, Development, at 610-258-7766 x223 or dsmith@statetheatre.org

INFO 5:30pm, State Theatre-Easton
7/147/16

Cirque It!

CIRQUE IT! is a new three day festival showcasing the many faces of the circus arts involving internationally touring artists, visionaries and local artists on July 14-16, 2017. Centered on Bethlehem’s SouthSide and produced by ArtsQuest, Touchstone Theatre and Zoellner Arts Center, the free and low-cost shows will include imaginative events that give life to the spirit of circus exploration for all ages and also performances that push movement and theater to new and exciting extremes.  

 “CIRQUE IT! is a way to celebrate our community and to have fun through circus arts,” says Deborah Sacarakis, artistic director of Zoellner Arts Center. “The festival gives three long-standing arts organizations the opportunity to join forces in exciting and innovative ways.”   

Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15 at 6:30 pm, Jakopa’s Punch Processional, Touchstone’s next community offering, premieres outdoors on the South Bethlehem Greenway. It features original music created and performed by the Jakopa’s Punch Band on instruments as varied as a theremin, accordion, bassoon, and more. The one-act musical journey finds audience members traveling alongside the action on the South Bethlehem Greenway as they meet puppets created by Yodi Vaden; an aerialist, Christine Gorigoitia; and a variety of other larger-than-life characters. This free show promises to be part three-ring circus, part rock concert, and part puppet spectacular.

“Nothing brings a community together quite like the act of gathering in the streets to experience something joyful,” says Touchstone’s artistic director Jp Jordan. “By the end of Jakopa’s Punch Processional, we hope people are singing and dancing in the streets.”

On July 14, 8 pm, and July 15, 11 am, in the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks’ Musikfest Café, the Lehigh Valley’s own Atlas Circus Company will present the family-friendly Lucky, the troupe’s homage and modern take on the art of “The Gag.” Through acrobatic slapstick, clowning and circus arts, the audience will experience a glimpse into the life of a man who can’t stop falling on his face.

Founded in 2015, Atlas Circus is focused on reinventing American circus by creating a new kind of narrative circus performance that can inspire and captivate audiences with stories of the human experience told with circus arts, contemporary music and everyday images. The company has performed throughout the region, including Lehigh University, Muhlenberg College, Sands Resort and at Dixon Place Theater in New York City. The New York Post has called its show “the new Ringling Brothers Circus.” Tickets for the performance are $10.

 “CIRQUE IT is designed to highlight the innovative ways the circus arts have evolved over time,” says ArtsQuest Chief Programming Officer Patrick Brogan. “The Atlas Circus show has especially strong ties to our area, starting with founders Noah Dach and Henry Evans, who formed the company while they were attending Muhlenberg College. We are thrilled to partner with Touchstone Theatre and Zoellner Arts Center, two of the region’s most creative arts presenters, to present a festival that’s not only focused on the performing arts, but is also geared toward drawing people to SouthSide Bethlehem and our arts district as well.”

On Saturday July 15 and Sunday the 16th at 4pm AcroBuffos, an internationally touring duo, will bring Air Play to Zoellner Arts Center.  The cheeky clowns journey through a surreal land of air, transforming the ordinary into objects of uncommon beauty. Fabrics dance in the wind, balloons have a mind of their own, confetti turns into the night sky, and an enormous canopy of hovering silk forever alters their future. Tickets for the performance are $20 adults/$10 students and kids under 12.

Tickets for CIRQUE IT! performances can be purchased at the participating venues. For Acrobuffos tickets, call 610-758-2787 (7LU-ARTS), visit Zoellner Ticket Services Tues. 12-6pm, Wed.- Fri. 12-5pm, or Sat. 11am-1pm, and 90 minutes before curtain ticketed events or www.zoellnerartscenter.org.  For Atlas Circus tickets call 610-332-3378 or visit www.steelstacks.org.  For more info on Jakopa’s Punch Processional visit www.touchstone.org or call Touchstone Theatre at 610-867-1689.

 

For a full listing of activities go to www.ZoellnerArtsCenter.org, www.artsquest.org and www.touchstone.org.

INFO Check For Show Times, Southside Bethlehem
7/21

John Mulaney

Comedian John Mulaney comes to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday, July 21st! Get your tickets.

INFO 7:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
9/2

Pentatonix

Acapella group Pentatonix come to The Great Allentown Fair on Saturday, September 2nd! Get your tickets.

INFO 7:00pm, Allentown Fairgrounds
9/29

Jim Breuer

With over 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Jim Breuer remains one of today’s top entertainers and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality. Named one of Comedy Central's "100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time," Breuer is one of the most recognizable comedians in the business, known for his charismatic stage antics, dead-on impressions, and family-friendly stand-up. In addition to keeping busy on his current comedy tour The Family Warrior, Breuer can be heard on his weekly podcast “The Metal In Me” which is available for download on BlogTalkRadio and airs Thursdays 7pm-8pm on Opie Radio Sirius/XM.

 

Tickets on sale Saturday, February 18th 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. 

 

Ticket Prices:

Regular reserved seating: $25.00

Premium reserved seating: $30.00 

INFO 8:00pm, Penn's Peak