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2017-2018 State Theatre Show Schedule

State Theatre, Easton
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 to Saturday, June 30, 2018
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2017-2018 SEASON

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

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

Online: www.statetheatre.org

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

Student – 18 & under or with valid school ID



Outside Promoter: 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. 


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



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!



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




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



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 Bohème, RENT 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




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