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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




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

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

Lisa Lampanelli

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli comes to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Saturday, May 12th! Get your tickets.

INFO 8:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center

Primus and Mastodon

Primus and Mastodon come to Santander Arena in Reading on Tuesday, May 22nd! Get your tickets.

INFO 8:00pm, Santander Arena, Reading

Emo Night Brooklyn

If you spent your formative years feeling all the feels to Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, The Used & Something Corporate -- welcome home.

If you're flawed, but you're cleaning up so well, Emo Night Brooklyn is the place to drink a cold Brooklyn lager, dance & scream your lungs out to the best of 00's emo & pop punk. This is about going back to 2004 - when emo was the genre on the tip of everyone's tongue - and partying your face-off with people who remember it just as fondly as you do.

Get tickets now.

INFO 10:00pm, Foundry, Philly

11th annual Blues, Brews and Barbecue festival

Join us for the 11th annual Blues, Brews and Barbecue festival, Saturday, June 9th in downtown Allentown. The festival will grow again this year to include the 500 block of Hamilton Street with a total of six stages of music. We are excited to announce Samantha Fish as our headliner this year!! In addition, Blues, Brews & Barbecue will feature the renowned Alexis P Suter - Artist who performed at Blues back in 2013. Other favorites include, the Regina Bonelli Band from New York and Lehigh Valley’s, Bev Conklin of The BC Combo. New this year is the amazing Boogie Woogie bluesman, the Rev. Billy C. Wirtz and of course, Clarence Spady Band and Craig Thatcher will return again this year.

INFO 12:00pm-10:00pm, 500, 600, 700 & 800 Blocks of Hamilton Street, Allentown

Jenny Lewis

Dressed in her iconic rainbow suit, legendary indie-pop rocker Jenny Lewis will wow at SteelStacks when she performs June 13, 8 p.m., at the ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Tickets for the concert are $25-$30 and go on sale April 10, 10 a.m., to ArtsQuest Members and April 13, 10 a.m., to the public at www.steelstacks.org and 610-332-3378.

INFO 8:00pm, Musikfest Cafe, SteelStacks, Bethlehem

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

Terry Fator

Comedian Terry Fator comes to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Saturday, June 23rd! Get your tickets.

INFO 8:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center

Neal McCoy

Neal McCoy has released fifteen studio albums on various labels, and has released 34 singles to country radio. In 1993, Neal McCoy broke through with the back-to-back number 1 singles No Doubt About It and Wink from his platinum-certified album No Doubt About It. His commercial success continued into the late 1990s with two more platinum albums and a gold album, as well as six more Top Ten hits. A seventh Top Ten hit, the number 10 Billy's Got His Beer Goggles On, came in 2005 from his self-released That's Life. Music of Your Life, a big band jazz and country amalgam with Les Brown, Jr. recorded for a public television special, appeared in 2011, with a new studio album, XII, finally arriving in 2012. In 2013 he released Pride: A Tribute to Charley Pride, Neal's longtime friend and mentor. 2015 brought the Big Band Standards CD You Don't Know Me. Neal has been on 15 USO Tours around the world and continues to say it's one of the achievements he's most proud of. He is also the recipient of multiple Humanitarian awards from The Academy of Country Music, The Country Radio Broadcasters and The Masonic Grand Lodge. In 2016 Neal has again made a move to continue his patriotic values by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance "Live" on his Facebook page every morning. He's reached millions of viewers all over the country and around the world. Currently he is over 500 days in a row and going strong. Neal still maintains a very busy touring schedule all through the year. Make sure to catch a show when he's near because as Neal says "No two shows are the same!"



Tickets on sale Friday, April 20th 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. 


Fully Reserved

Premium: $27

Regular: $22   

INFO 8:00pm, Penn's Peak

Jim Gaffigan @ Musikfest

Jim Gaffigan, the king of family-friendly comedy, will deliver a belly full of laughs at Musikfest when he performs at the Sands Steel Stage Sun., Aug. 5, 8:30 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $44-$69 and go on sale starting Tues., April 17, 10 a.m., to ArtsQuest Members and Fri., April 20, 10 a.m., to the public at www.musikfest.org and 610-332-3378.

One of the world’s highest grossing stand-up comedians, Gaffigan is a GRAMMY nominated writer, actor, producer, author, top touring performer and multi-platinum-selling father of five. The creator and star of “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” he’s also guest starred on many television comedies and dramas, ranging from “Portlandia” and “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” to HBO's cult hits “Flight of the Concords” and “Bored to Death” and dramatic roles in “Law & Order.”  On the silver screen, his credits include “Three Kings,” “Hot Pursuit,” “Super Troopers” and “17 Again,” among many others.


With more than 25 years in the industry, Gaffigan’s remarkable career has been highlighted by writing the The New York Times Bestsellers “Dad Is Fat” and “Food: A Love Story;” performing for Pope Francis and over one million festival attendees at the 2014 Festival of Families in Philadelphia; and being one of only 10 comics in history to sell out Madison Square Garden.


Gaffigan’s fifth one-hour stand-up special, “Cinco,” premiered in January on Netflix. His upcoming films include “Chappaquiddick, “You Can Choose Your Family “and “Drunk Parents,” as well as “Super Troopers 2.”


The Jim Gaffigan performance, supported by media partner B104, is the second-ever headlining comedy show at Musikfest following legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s appearance in 2015. Other 2018 Sands Steel Stage headliners announced so far include Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown Tour on Musikfest Preview Night Aug. 2, STYX and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Aug. 3, Brantley Gilbert Aug. 10 and Jason Mraz Aug. 12.


One of the largest music festivals in the nation, Musikfest features more than 500 performances on 16 stages throughout Bethlehem over 10 days. Proceeds from Musikfest 2018 will support ArtsQuest’s free concerts and programming for the community year-round at the Banana Factory arts center and the SteelStacks arts and cultural campus. Dates for the 35th edition of the festival are Aug. 3-12.

INFO 8:30pm, Sands Steel Stage, Musikfest, Bethlehem

Gabriel Iglesias

Comedian Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesas comes to the Great Allentown Fair on Thursday, August 30th! Get your tickets.

INFO 8:00pm, Great Allentown Fair


CKY comes to the Underground Arts in Philly on Friday, August 31st. Get your tickets.

INFO 9:00pm, Underground Arts, Philadelphia

The Price Is Right LIVE!

The Price Is Right LIVE! comes to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday, October 12th! Get your tickets.

INFO 8:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center

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