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Dennis Tufano - STNJ Episode 381
Mar 4 • 15 min
All Access chats with Dennis Tufano, a Golden Oldies Spectacular performer, about his early introduction to playing music as a child, how the R&B of Chicago influenced The Buckingham’s style, and more! For more information about the Golden Oldies…
Dwight Rhoden, Co-Founder of Complexions Contemporary Ballet - STNJ Episode 380
Mar 4 • 12 min
All Access had the opportunity to speak with Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director for Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Dwight Rhoden! Dwight chats about the program of Bach to Bowie featuring Bach 25 and StarDust. Rhoden also tells us about what he looks…
Brock Bivens from The Play That Goes Wrong - STNJ Episode 379
Mar 4 • 7 min
We had the pleasure of speaking with Brock Bivens, who is an understudy in The Play That Goes Wrong! Bivens tells us about his improv training, the organized chaos that happens on stage, and what it’s like to be on a national tour as an understudy! For…
BJ Thomas - STNJ Episode 378
Mar 4 • 14 min
All Access talks with Golden Oldies Spectacular co-headliner, BJ Thomas! BJ chats with us about his acclaimed career, starting out as a teenager in the music industry, and some background on his biggest hits like “Hooked on a Feeling.” For more…
Frank Jeckell from 1910 Fruitgum Company - STNJ Episode 377
Mar 4 • 12 min
On this episode of All Access, we sat down with Frank Jeckell of 1910 Fruitgum Company who are performing in the Golden Oldies Spectacular! Jeckell talks about working with Dennis Tufano, his Fruitgum family, and more! For more information about the…
The Cast of Dinosaur World Live - STNJ Episode 376
Feb 20 • 9 min
We had the great pleasure of speaking with three members of the Dinosaur World Live cast, Romina, Ashleigh, and Darcy! They shared what one might expect from this roar-some and interactive show, how they bring history to life, and what it’s like to expose…
Chloë Agnew of Celtic Woman - STNJ Episode 375
Feb 20 • 12 min
On this episode of All Access, we have a conversation with Chloë Agnew of Celtic Woman! Chloë tells us about what you should expect for the Celebration Tour, with songs spanning their 15-year history, how she has been performing in front of large…
Sandy Deanne of Jay & The Americans - STNJ Episode 374
Feb 20 • 14 min
All Access chats with Sandy Deanne of Jay & The Americans, one of the headlining groups of our Golden Oldies Spectacular on May 31. Sandy talks about when he knew music was the business for him, wise advice from Tony Bennett, and opening for the Beatles…
Marc Uys of Executive Director of Princeton Symphony Orchestra - STNJ Episode 373
Feb 20 • 9 min
Marc Uys, who is the Executive Director of Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s BRAVO Ensembles, chats with All Access about their upcoming BRAVO Percussion Ensemble performance at our Milk & Cookies Series, sharing the magic of percussion to young audiences,…
Matthew Smith from MasterChef Junior Live - STNJ Episode 372
Feb 20 • 11 min
All Access had the pleasure of speaking with Matthew Smith, a New Jersey native, who is on tour with MasterChef Junior Live as a contestant from Season 7! Matthew talks about how he found his love for cooking at the young age of four, his biggest…
Blake Lewis from A Cappella Live - STNJ Episode 371
Feb 6 • 11 min
In this episode, All Access speaks with beat-boxer Blake Lewis who is performing in A Cappella Live on March 7. Blake Lewis talks about working with Deke Sharon, the life-changing experience of being on American Idol, and more! For more information on A…
Lou Christie - STNJ Episode 370
Feb 6 • 11 min
All Access had a chance to speak with Lou Christie, who is featured in the Golden Oldies Spectacular on March 21! Lou chats with Kelly about his current touring schedule, producing his own podcast “It Should Have Been A Hit,” and more! Visit the event…
Michael Turco of Masters of Illusion - STNJ Episode 369
Feb 6 • 11 min
Hailing from New Jersey, illusionist Michael Turco of Masters of Illusion, talks with All Access about how he perfected his act, the magicians who inspired him while growing up, and what it’s like to be have his own show in Vegas! For more information on…
Niko Del Rey of The Filharmonic - STNJ Episode 368
Jan 23 • 12 min
All Access had the opportunity to speak with one of the talented singers, Niko Del Rey, of the a cappella group The Filharmonic. Niko explains the group’s successful history, their experience on the show The Sing-Off, and working with Deke Sharon, and…
Annette Philip of Women of the World - STNJ Episode 367
Jan 23 • 14 min
Meet Annette Philip, singer in Women of the World, who will be performing in A Cappella Live! on March 7. She chats with All Access about the inspiring mission of Women of the World, how they perform in more than 30 languages, and so much more! To learn…
Geston Pierre from Committed - STNJ Episode 366
Jan 22 • 12 min
Geston Pierre from the a cappella group, Committed, sits down with Kelly from All Access to discuss the A Capella Live! tour, how Committed got their start, where their future is headed, and more! See Geston Pierre and Committed perform at A Cappella…
Albert Mazibuko from Ladysmith Black Mambazo - STNJ Episode 365
Jan 22 • 12 min
One of the founding members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Albert Mazibuko, talks with All Access about his long history with the South African vocal group, working with Paul Simon, and more! Ladysmith Black Mambazo comes to State Theatre on Tue, February 4.…
mr. RAY - STNJ Episode 364
Jan 8 • 8 min
We have always loved having mr. RAY at State Theatre New Jersey, and we had the opportunity to speak with mr. RAY on All Access! mr. RAY tells us about his musical influences, how he writes and creates his music (both for kids and adults), and more! To…
Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men - STNJ Episode 363
Jan 8 • 12 min
R&B masters Boyz II Men have been impressing audiences with their smooth harmonies for more than two decades! We sat down with singer Shawn Stockman to discuss the group’s longevity, the power of music videos, and their latest movie appearance! See Boyz…
Paul Hammond from Get The Led Out - STNJ Episode 362
Jan 8 • 14 min
All Access talks with multi-talented guitarist Paul Hammond from Get The Led Out! Paul shares how the band prepares their tours, how his long hair helped score him a spot in the band, and his impressive guitar collection. See Get The Led Out live on…
Chris Komer from New Jersey Symphony Orchestra - STNJ Episode 361
Jan 8 • 12 min
All Access had the opportunity to speak with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s principal horn player, Chris Komer. Komer chats about how much John Williams’ music has inspired him, the work he has done with NJSO, and how the musicians play an iconic movie…
James Williams from The Royal Philharmonic - STNJ Episode 360
Dec 20, 2019 • 12 min
The Managing Director of London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, James Williams, sits down with All Access to discuss the large undertaking in managing an internationally touring orchestra with 80+ musicians, his talented team of administrators, and more!…
Benjamin Cunningham from The Royal Philharmonic - STNJ Episode 359
Dec 20, 2019 • 9 min
Benjamin Cunningham who is both the Chairman of Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a double bass player, tells us about their varied program, the piano soloist Khatia Buniatishvili, and his history with classical music! For more information about Royal…
Alan Bersten from Dancing with the Stars - STNJ Episode 358
Dec 20, 2019 • 11 min
The talented dancer, Alan Bersten, from Dancing with the Stars joined All Access to speak about winning this year’s season, the creation of the live tour, his favorite moments of the show, and so much more! For more information about Dancing with the…
Nashka Desrosiers from The Color Purple - STNJ Episode 357
Dec 12, 2019 • 13 min
All Access sat down with Nashka Desrosiers who plays Nettie in The Color Purple! Listen in to learn about the character of Nettie, the Grammy®-winning score, and more! For additional information on The Color Purple from January 30-February 1, check out…
Mr. Pennygaff - STNJ Episode 356
Dec 12, 2019 • 10 min
State Theatre New Jersey is presenting the wonderful Mr. Pennygaff’s Cirkus Sideshow Spectacular as part of our Milk & Cookies series on Jan 11! We sat down with Mr. Pennygaff himself to discuss the style of the show, his long history in circus…
Emma Taylor Schwartz from Fiddler on the Roof - STNJ Episode 355
Nov 27, 2019 • 12 min
Joining us today is Emma Taylor Schwartz who plays Shprintze in Fiddler on the Roof! Emma mentions her long history with this production, the magic of the show itself, and more! See Fiddler on the Roof this December 20-22. For more information, see our…
Erikka Reenstierna-Cates from American Repertory Ballet - STNJ Episode 354
Nov 27, 2019 • 9 min
The talented dancer Erikka Reenstierna-Cates from American Repertory Ballet speaks with us about handling multiple roles, the LARGE cast, and more! See Erikka and the rest of the Nutcracker cast from December 13-15! For more info, click here:…
Corey Greenan from Jersey Boys - STNJ Episode 353
Nov 18, 2019 • 11 min
We had a fun time chatting with Corey Greenan who plays Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys! Greenan talks with us about the larger than life personality of the iconic Four Seasons member, the audition process, and, of course, the music! Jersey Boys will return…
Alastair Willis from Salute to Vienna - STNJ Episode 352
Nov 18, 2019 • 12 min
This episode we sit down with conductor Alastair Willis who discusses the phenomenal Salute to Vienna production. Willis mentions how this show is full of holiday cheer, the difficulties of conducting such an intricate production, and more! See Alastair…
Cody Cooley from The SpongeBob Musical - STNJ Episode 351
Nov 18, 2019 • 12 min
Cody Cooley, who plays Squidward Q. Tentacles in The SpongeBob Musical, chats with us about the cast, his collegiate ties to NJ, and his surprise tap dance number! Don’t miss The SpongeBob Musical on Nov 29-Dec 1. For more details, check out our event…
Lorenzo Pugliese from The SpongeBob Musical - STNJ Episode 350
Nov 14, 2019 • 12 min
We had the exciting chance to speak with Lorenzo Pugliese who plays SpongeBob SquarePants in The SpongeBob Musical! Lorenzo chats about his feelings on playing the iconic and beloved character on stage, the star-studded music produced for the show, and…
Josh Blackburn, Creative Producer of PJ Masks Live - STNJ Episode 349
Oct 30, 2019 • 11 min
Creative Producer of the all new and very exciting PJ Masks: Saves The Day Live, Josh Blackburn, sat down with State Theatre to discuss the show! We get a sneak peak at all of the ways and reasons this live performance is shocking audiences across the…
Tony Sylvester, Gia Maione Prima Foundation - STNJ 348
Oct 30, 2019 • 7 min
Tony Sylvester is the president and treasurer for the Gia Maione Prima Foundation and a lawyer by trade. The Gia Maione Prima Foundation is new sponsor at STNJ and will be supporting the Blue Note Records - 80th Birthday Celebration on November 6th. We…
Frank Agnello from The Fab Faux - STNJ Episode 347
Oct 30, 2019 • 12 min
The Beatles music has left a lasting impact on many, if not most, rock and roll lovers. Talented guitarist and singer Frank Agnello from The Fab Faux would agree! Agnello joins us to chat about The Fab Faux’s formation, their upcoming tour, The Beatles…
Tanvi Patil - STNJ Episode 346
Oct 22, 2019 • 12 min
Bollywood comes to life on the State Theatre stage! The musical Taj Express makes its way to New Brunswick and in this interview actress Tanvi Patil promises it to be a beautiful show of nonstop dancing, live music, color costumes, and more. Fun for all…
Antonia Bennett - STNJ Episode 345
Oct 22, 2019 • 10 min
Antonia Bennett grew up surrounded by some of the biggest names in music. As the daughter of Tony Bennett she is quite familiar with the the impact of the great American Songbook. In this interview Antonia talks to us about touring with her father, with a…
Kevin MacCallum - STNJ Episode 344
Oct 22, 2019 • 12 min
In this interview with talk with Kevin MacCallum, a member of the kid’s rock band City Stomp as he talks about City Stomp’s fun original songs and introducing kids to sounds and musical styles that they may not otherwise hear. City Stomp performs live on…
Matt Haimovitz - STNJ Episode 343
Oct 16, 2019 • 12 min
On this episode of All Access we talk with renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz about his career playing in big halls to small clubs and everything in between to his upcoming appearance with his close friend, pianist Navah Perlman on November 17, 2019. Check…
Anthony Carter, Board Chairman of the Crossroads Theatre Company - STNJ Episode 342
Oct 6, 2019 • 17 min
On October 19, award-winning actor Denzel Washington will be the recipient of Crossroads Theatre Company’s inaugural Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee Living Legends Award at its signature fundraising event, A Night With Crossroads Theatre Company. On this episode…
Sarah Farzam from Bilingual Birdies - STNJ Episode 341
Sep 23, 2019 • 13 min
In this interview with talk with Sarah Farzam, the Founder of Bilingual Birdies. Since 2007, this group of talented musicians have been successfully teaching Spanish, French, Mandarin, and English(ESL) through live music, movement, dance, puppetry, and…
Julie Pasqual - STNJ Episode 340
Sep 11, 2019 • 15 min
Storyteller Julie Pasqual returns to the State Theatre for the Milk & Cookies series on October 5, 2019. We chatted with Julie about how she selects the stories she shares, clowning around as an actual clown, and her travels around the world. Check out…
Eric Geoffrey from the Give & Take Jugglers - STNJ Episode 339
Sep 11, 2019 • 13 min
One of the featured performers at this year’s State Theatre Family Day on September 22 are juggling husband and wife duo, the Give & Take Jugglers. We chatted with juggler Erik about mastering juggling with fire and how much it takes to cut it as a…
Eva Lucena from Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre - STNJ Episode 338
Sep 11, 2019 • 9 min
Eva Lucena has been the Executive Director of the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre since 1980. One of the featured performers at this year’s State Theatre Family Day on September 22, Eva talks with us the performance and embracing all Spanish dance art…
Navah Perlman - STNJ Episode 337
Sep 8, 2019 • 15 min
Navah Perlman is one of the most celebrated pianists of her generation. On this episode of All Access we chat with Navah (daughter of renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman) about her career, family, and meeting cellist Matt Haimovitz—to whom she performs with…
George Lopez - STNJ Episode 336
Sep 8, 2019 • 12 min
Comedian George Lopez returns to the State Theatre on September 21! In this episode of All Access, we chat with George about the staying power of his sitcom TV show (George Lopez), his movie career (including working with Christopher Walken), and hitting…
Larisa Epps from the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey - STNJ Episode 335
Sep 8, 2019 • 8 min
Joining YouTube sensation The Piano Guys on stage for a song during their State Theatre performance on September 10, 2019 will be eight violinists from the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ). YOCJ Executive Director Larisa Epps chats with us to talk…
Chubby Checker - STNJ Episode 334
Aug 26, 2019 • 13 min
Relive the classic music of the 1960s with the Rock and Roll Spectacular on Nov 2! Headlining this event is the legendary Chubby Checker, who chats with us about how he acquired his famous nickname from Bob Hope’s wife and how “The Twist” has influenced…
Marty Tudor of BASE Hologram - STNJ Episode 333
Aug 26, 2019 • 10 min
Thanks to new technology, rock and roll pioneers Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly perform on stage together for the first time as holograms as part of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour on November 12! CEO of Base Hologram, Marty Tudor, joins us to discuss how he…
James Francies of Blue Note Records - STNJ Episode 332
Aug 26, 2019 • 12 min
Pianist James Francies is “a force on the ground in New York…he’s a pianist with liquid dynamism in his touch” says the New York Times, and he is one of the performers with the Blue Note 80th Anniversary Tour on Nov 6. He chats with us about how he first…
Joel Hodgson - STNJ Episode 331
Aug 21, 2019 • 16 min
The hilarious Peabody Award-winning hit TV comedy is coming to New Brunswick on October 26 with an all-new Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour! Original host Joel Hodgson chats with us about how MST3K got started as the…
James Carter of Blue Note Records - STNJ Episode 330
Aug 21, 2019 • 11 min
Celebrate Blue Note’s 80th Anniversary with an intimate concert event on November 6 featuring Kandace Springs (vocalist, keyboards), James Francies (piano), and James Carter (saxophone)! Carter joins us to chat about how he knew from the beginning that…
Brady Rymer - STNJ Episode 329
Aug 21, 2019 • 12 min
Family Day returns to The State this fall on September 22 from 10am-3pm! One of the performers who will be on the outdoor stage by the theater is Kiddie Rocker and State Theatre favorite Brady Rymer. We chat with him about the inspiration behind his songs…
Frank Reina of The Capris - STNJ Episode 328
Aug 7, 2019 • 11 min
The Capris are just one of the awesome Doo-Wop acts joining us on November 2 for the Rock and Roll Spectacular. Original member Frank Reina chats with us about what it was like getting started as a group and how they had a hit single basically by…
James LaBrie of Dream Theater - STNJ Episode 327
Aug 7, 2019 • 13 min
State Theatre presents Dream Theater live in concert as they kick off their American tour on October 11! Vocalist James LaBrie joins us to discuss what it’s like putting together an album and how awesome it is to be touring Scenes From a Memory 20 years…
Kandace Springs of Blue Notes Records - STNJ Episode 326
Aug 7, 2019 • 13 min
Celebrate Blue Note’s 80th Anniversary with an intimate concert event on November 6th. One of the artists, Kandace Springs, is a Nashville based singer, songwriter, and pianist. She joins us to chat about her upcoming album as well as what it was like…
Jay Siegel of Jay Siegel’s Tokens - STNJ Episode 325
Jul 25, 2019 • 11 min
Jay Siegel’s Tokens is one of the four amazing groups coming to The State as part of the Rock and Roll Spectacular on November 2! Jay Siegel returns to All Access and chats with us about the popularity of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” in the new Lion King…
Tony Testa of The Duprees - STNJ Episode 323
Jul 25, 2019 • 12 min
Relive the 1960s in the Rock and Roll Spectacular on November 2 with four incredible acts including The Duprees! Tony Testa joins us again on All Access to discuss how he found his way to The Duprees and the work he put in to try to re-create the original…
Magician Jason Bishop - STNJ Episode 322
Jul 25, 2019 • 13 min
From his spectacular Double Levitation to his phenomenal illusions, Jason Bishop, along with his lead assistant Kim Hess, presents an astonishing magic show for all ages on September 22. Jason Bishop himself joins us to discuss the range of illusions that…
Justin Scribner - Associate Director for Once on This Island, STNJ Episode 324
Jul 19, 2019 • 12 min
Winner of the 2018 Tony® Award for Best Revival of a Musical, Once on This Island will be at The State June 5-7, 2020. Associate Director Justin Scribner joins us to chat about recreating this incredible show in a very contemporary setting and some of the…
Kim Craven, Cats Associate Choreographer - STNJ Episode 321
Jul 9, 2019 • 14 min
Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, Cats, coming to State Theatre New Jersey May 8-10. Associate Choreographer Kim Craven discusses what it was like working with Andy Blankenbuehler on re-inventing…
Douglas McGrath, Book Writer for Beautiful - The Carole King Musical - STNJ Episode 320
Jul 9, 2019 • 12 min
Beautiful has thrilled Broadway with the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and it’s going to be at The State November 8-10. Book writer Douglas McGrath discusses with us why he…
Chris Evans, Associate Choreographer of Fiddler on the Roof - STNJ Episode 319
Jul 9, 2019 • 10 min
Fiddler on the Roof is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters; husbands and wives; and life, love, and laughter, and it’s coming to State Theatre New Jersey Dec 20-22. Associate Choreographer Chris Evans joins us to discuss working with…
Kyle Jarrow, Book Writer of The SpongeBob Musical - STNJ Episode 318
Jul 9, 2019 • 13 min
One of the world’s most beloved characters is now the star of a Broadway Musical! The SpongeBob Musical makes it’s State Theatre debut Nov 29-Dec 1. Book Writer Kyle Jarrow joins us to chat about how he landed the job of working on this Nickelodeon…
Richard Hester, Jersey Boys Production Supervisor - STNJ Episode 317
Jul 9, 2019 • 16 min
Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony® and Grammy Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys, returning to The State Dec 3-4. Production Supervisor Richard Hester—who has been with the…
Matt DiCarlo, Tour Director for The Play That Goes Wrong - STNJ Episode 316
Jul 9, 2019 • 13 min
What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get The Play That Goes Wrong, coming to State Theatre New Jersey April 2-4, 2020. Tour Director and Rutgers Alumni Matt DiCarlo chats with us about how he’s…
Actor CJ Carter of Centenary Stage Company - STNJ Episode 315
Jun 11, 2019 • 12 min
State Theatre enjoys promoting community arts partners and today we chat with actor CJ Carter from the Centenary Stage Company’s summer production of Jesus Christ Superstar. He chats with us about how Centenary Stage Company is an equity theater attached…
Pissi Myles, Drag Queen host for the George Takei Pride Party - STNJ Episode 314
Jun 11, 2019 • 14 min
In honor of pride month, we have a lecture with the LGBTQ activist George Takei on June 20 at 8pm! Before the show at 6:30pm, State Theatre’s LGBTQ committee is hosting a Pride Night Party with a special Drag Queen host, Pissi Myles. She joins us to chat…
Al Maag, Chief Marketing Officer of Vet Tix - STNJ Episode 312
Jun 3, 2019 • 12 min
Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) is a non-profit organization that gives event tickets, including concerts and sporting events, to active military, veterans of all eras, and first responders. Started in 2008 out of a garage, Vet Tix now has 1.2…
Jon Schmidt of The Piano Guys - STNJ Episode 313
May 30, 2019 • 12 min
The Piano Guys became an internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos which have garnered over 1.6 billion YouTube views. Jon Schmidt (pianist, songwriter) joins us to chat about the group’s…
David Saint, Artistic Director of George Street Playhouse - STNJ Episode 311
May 14, 2019 • 12 min
David Saint, Artistic Director of George Street Playhouse, joins us to chat about their newly announced 2019-20 Season! The season includes a heartwarming new musical, a hilarious one-woman show starring a beloved television personality, a gripping…
Dee Dee Bridgewater - STNJ Episode 308
May 14, 2019 • 12 min
Tony and Grammy Award-winning Jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater will be the musical guest at State Theatre’s 2019 Benefit Gala on June 1. She joins us to chat about what it was like growing up in a musical household (when she used to think everyone could…
Gerard Lebeda, Che in Evita at Plays-in-the-Park - STNJ Episode 310
May 14, 2019 • 9 min
Plays-in-the-Park is located in Edison and presents 3 full-scaled musicals each summer. Kicking off the season this year is Evita, running June 19-29. A Park veteran, Gerard Lebeda is returning to play Che in Evita after performing the role on the same…
Chuck Negron of the Happy Together Tour - STNJ Episode 309
May 14, 2019 • 12 min
The Happy Together Tour 2019 returns to The State on May 29 to open up the 10th Anniversary Tour. Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, discusses how it’s almost like touring with old friends when Happy Together comes around, and what it’s like when…
State Theatre Poet-in-Residence Glenis Redmond - STNJ Episode 307, Part 2
May 14, 2019 • 9 min
Poet-in-Residence Glenis Redmond and Vice President of Education & Community Engagement Lian Farrer continue to chat about the annual poetry residency program. Bert also discusses participating in Glenis’s workshop and what it’s like to think differently…
State Theatre Poet-in-Residence Glenis Redmond - STNJ Episode 307, Part 1
May 14, 2019 • 11 min
The State Theatre New Jersey Poet-in-Residence Glenis Redmond joins us in-studio with our Vice President of Education & Community Engagement Lian Farrer to discuss the residency program. Glenis is returning for her 11th year at The State and over the…
Carl Giammarese of The Buckinghams - STNJ Episode 306
May 2, 2019 • 13 min
Happy Together 2019 returns to State Theatre New Jersey for it’s 10th Anniversary on May 29! Carl Giammarese of The Buckinghams chats with us about what it was like being on the original Happy Together Tour in the 80s and what it’s like touring with these…
Paul Cowsill of The Cowsills - STNJ Episode 305
May 2, 2019 • 12 min
Paul Cowsill and his family band The Cowsills return to the State Theatre with the Happy Together Tour on May 29. Check out our interview with Paul as he talks about his performance ties to New Jersey, including a memorable concert on Atlantic City’s old…
Richard Medrington of Scotland’s Puppet State Theatre Company - STNJ Episode 304
May 2, 2019 • 14 min
The Man Who Planted Trees tells the inspiring tale of a shepherd who spends a lifetime transforming a barren wasteland by planting a forest, one acorn at a time and it’s coming to The State on May 11. Richard Medrington of Scotland’s Puppet State Theatre…
James Galway Master Class - STNJ Episode 300
Apr 19, 2019 • 15 min
On March 18, State Theatre hosted a masterclass with legendary flutist Sir James Galway. Three young flutists were chosen to perform for Sir James, who gave them valuable feedback and instruction, and spoke at length to the students and an invited…
Drew Torkelson, Daniel Tiger Actor - STNJ Episode 302
Apr 16, 2019 • 11 min
Daniel Tiger and all of his friends invite you for a brand-new adventure in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe where Daniel learns just what it takes to be King in Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! King for a Day! on May 21! One of the actors, Drew…
Tom Garrett of The Classics IV, part of Happy Together 2019 - STNJ Episode 303
Apr 16, 2019 • 9 min
Happy Together 2019 returns to The State on May 29 with a stellar lineup of artists! Tom Garrett of The Classics IV, one of the new acts added to the tour this year, joins us to chat about what it’s like being back on the road and performing their hits.
Nell Flanders, Beauty and the Beast Conductor - STNJ Episode 300
Apr 16, 2019 • 9 min
Set to a lyrical score by Tchaikovsky, the world premiere of Beauty & The Beast will be performed by American Repertory Ballet at State Theatre New Jersey on May 10. The Princeton Symphony Orchestra will be performing live with the ballet and conductor…
Kirk Peterson, Beauty and the Beast Choreographer - STNJ Episode 298
Apr 3, 2019 • 8 min
Enter into a magical world full of beauty and enchantment with one of the best loved stories of all time with Beauty and the Beast as performed by American Repertory Ballet on May 10. Choreographer and creator Kirk Peterson joins us to chat about how he…
Rob Evan, Rocktopia Creator - STNJ Episode 297
Apr 3, 2019 • 14 min
Direct from its smash-hit run on Broadway, the international music sensation Rocktopia comes to State Theatre New Jersey for one night only on May 5! Creator (and performer) Rob Evan chats with us about how he came up with combining classical and rock…
Nick Hallett, “A Letter to My Nephew” Composer - STNJ Episode 296
Apr 3, 2019 • 14 min
Known for performing repertory widely varied in its subject matter, visual imagery and stylistic approach to movement, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company is coming to The State on April 11 to perform “A Letter to My Nephew.” Composer Nick Hallett joins…
Vinson Fraley, Bill T. Jones Dancer - STNJ Episode 294
Apr 3, 2019 • 9 min
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the dance-theater world, makes their State Theatre debut on April 11! Vinson Fraley, one of the dancers who is playing Jones’s nephew Lance in the piece “A Letter to My…
Damian Darlington of Brit Floyd - STNJ Episode 299
Mar 29, 2019 • 12 min
Brit Floyd, the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute show, returns on May 1 with its most ambitious and biggest production yet. Band member Damian Darlington joins us to discuss how they work to recreate Pink Floyd as closely as possible to introduce the…
Robert Lamm of Chicago the Band - STNJ Episode 291
Mar 20, 2019 • 12 min
See Chicago, the legendary rock band with horns, live in concert on April 15! Original band member Robert Lamm joins us to chat about how the band specifically resonates with New Jersey-ans and the impact of their recent Netflix special.
Stuart Chafetz, Mary Poppins NJSO Conductor - STNJ Episode 295
Mar 20, 2019 • 13 min
This family-friendly, symphonic cinema event features the five-time Oscar®-winning classic Disney film Mary Poppins unfolding on the big screen with the NJSO performing the charming and delightful musical score on April 14. Guest conductor Stuart Chafetz…
Javon King, Angel in RENT - STNJ Episode 293
Mar 20, 2019 • 11 min
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theater with RENT and it will be at The State for 3 shows only April 2-4. Javon King, who plays Angel, joins us to chat about…
Tori Palin, swing in RENT - STNJ Episode 292
Mar 20, 2019 • 8 min
Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world and will be returning to The State April 2-4. Off-Stage swing Tori Palin joins us to chat about her experience on the show, what it means…
Amythyst Kiah, Indigo Girls Opener - STNJ Episode 290
Mar 20, 2019 • 11 min
Neo-Folk and Americana artist Amythyst Kiah will be at State Theatre New Jersey on March 26 opening for the Indigo Girls! She describes her musical inspirations (including the darker side of life)and how they influence her music.
Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls - STNJ Episode 289
Mar 20, 2019 • 13 min
With over 14 million records sold (including hits such as “Closer to Fine,” ”Galileo,” and “Least Complicated”) Grammy Award®-winning the folk rock duo Indigo Girls will be at The State on March 26! Emily Saliers joins us to chat about what people can…
Lady Jeanne Galway - STNJ Episode 288
Mar 7, 2019 • 13 min
The living legend of the flute, Sir James Galway, returns to State Theatre New Jersey on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, with his wife, Lady Jeanne Galway, and pianist Michael McHale. Lady Galway chats with us about choosing a “user-friendly” repertoire and…
Milk & Cookies Arts Sweetbeatz - STNJ Episode 287
Mar 7, 2019 • 11 min
What’s six feet tall, with a million-megawatt smile and golden voice? It’s Meredith Wright—aka Sweetbeatz, who is making her State Theatre Milk & Cookies debut on April 6! She chats with up about the songs she loves to write and sing and what types of fun…
Michael Luongo from Finding Neverland - STNJ Episode 286
Mar 7, 2019 • 9 min
Directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award®-winning film, Finding Neverland comes to State Theatre New Jersey March 22-23. NJ Native Michael Luongo joins us to chat about what it’s like playing…
Jeff Sullivan, J. M. Barrie in Finding Neverland - STNJ Episode 285
Mar 7, 2019 • 12 min
Finding Neverland, at the State Theatre March 22-23, tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playing the author J. M. Barrie himself, Jeff Sullivan chats with us about what it’s like playing such an iconic…
Art Garfunkel - STNJ Episode 284
Mar 7, 2019 • 13 min
Multi-Grammy Award®-winning singer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Art Garfunkel returns to State Theatre New Jersey on March 15! He chats with us about what it was like getting started in the music industry and how it differs from today.
State Theatre Women’s Tea - STNJ Episode 283
Mar 7, 2019 • 10 min
In honor of Women’s History Month, the State Theatre is hosting the 3rd Annual Women’s Tea on March 12. State Theatre President & CEO Sarah Chaplin, Miri Forster from Lead Sponsor KPMG, and committee member Anne Marie Almasi chat about the upcoming event.
Sergeant 1st Class Michaela Shelton - STNJ Episode 282
Mar 7, 2019 • 8 min
Join The U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus in New Brunswick as they tell the story of America’s Army at a Free concert on March 18. Sergeant 1st Class Michaela Shelton - who is an NJ native and Mason Gross graduate - chats with us about how she came…
Johnny Mathis - STNJ Episode 281
Mar 7, 2019 • 13 min
Best-known for his supremely popular hits like “Chances Are,” “It’s Not For Me To Say,” and “Misty,” Johnny Mathis returns to State Theatre New Jersey on March 13! He chats with us about why he loves New Jersey (hint: tomatoes) and how he decided to…
Lewis Black - STNJ Episode 280
Feb 22, 2019 • 13 min
Lewis Black, Grammy Award®-winning stand-up comedian, actor, and author returns to State Theatre New Jersey on March 7! He joins us to chat about his new tour, The Joke’s on US Tour, and how comedy had changed over the time he’s been performing.
Mike Garson of A Bowie Celebration - STNJ Episode 278
Feb 22, 2019 • 14 min
Celebrate the music of David Bowie with alumni musicians of David Bowie’s bands from across the decades in A Bowie Celebration on March 9. David Bowie’s long-standing band member Mike Garson chats with us about how he works to have bands play Bowie’s…
Enrico Pezzoli of The Underwater Bubble Show - STNJ Episode 279
Feb 22, 2019 • 10 min
Explore the wondrous underwater world of Bubblelandia and all its beautiful sea creatures in B—The Underwater Bubble Show on March 30! Producer and Bubble Artist Enrico Pezzoli joins us to discuss how they were inspired by Cirque du Soleil and what the…
Sonny Turner, Original Lead Singer of The Platters - STNJ Epidsode 277
Feb 21, 2019 • 16 min
The Golden Oldies Spectacular returns to The State on March 2! Sonny Turner, the original lead singer of The Platters joins us to chat about how he enjoys how he is able to constantly perform with friends from back in the day and what it’s like having a…
Pianist Min Kwon, Featured Women’s Tea Performer - STNJ Episode 276
Feb 21, 2019 • 13 min
The Women’s Tea returns for its third year on March 12, with networking and a special program on the stage of the beautiful and historic State Theatre. Our featured performer this year is Pianist Min Kwon, Professor of Piano at Rutgers University Mason…
Lloyd Price - STNJ All Access Episode 275
Feb 21, 2019 • 12 min
Mr. Personality himself, Lloyd Price, joins us to chat about the upcoming Golden Oldies Spectacular on March 2. He talks about how much he loves New Jersey, some legendary memories over the years, and how he plans on singing any of his hits the audience…
Steve Landes, John Lennon in RAIN - A Tribute to The Beatles - STNJ Episode 270
Feb 12, 2019 • 12 min
RAIN—A Tribute to the Beatles presents Abbey Road! In celebration of the anniversary of the release of Abbey Road for 2 performances on March 3. One of the RAIN performers, Steve Landes, who plays John, chats with us about why people love RAIN and how…
Jimmy Gallagher, Original Lead Singer of The Passions - STNJ Episode 274
Feb 12, 2019 • 9 min
Jimmy Gallagher, the original lead singer of The Passions, is just one of the many performers that will be on the State Theatre stage on March 2 as part of the Golden Oldies Spectacular. We chat with him about what it was like forming the Passions in the…
Donna Groom of The Skyliners - STNJ Episode 273
Feb 12, 2019 • 12 min
The Golden Oldies Spectacular returns to The State on March 2 at 7pm for an evening of stars from the 50s and 60s, Donna Groom of The Skyliners joins us to chat about what people can expect from them that evening and how the group was formed and morphed…
Hopalong Andrew - STNJ Episode 272
Feb 8, 2019 • 11 min
Hopalong Andrew, one of our Family Day performers, joins us in anticipation of the fun-filled day on February 18! He joins us to chat about what people can expect from him and his cow-poke posse in their performances, including some lasso tricks!
Jonathan Pearson, Executive Director of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey - STNJ Episode 271
Feb 8, 2019 • 7 min
Jonathan Pearson, Executive Director of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, joins us to talk about their Lead Support of State Theatre New Jersey’s Family Day (coming up on President’s Day, February 18) and Horizon’s ongoing commitment to families and…
Dylis Croman, Roxie Hart in Chicago The Musical - STNJ Episode 267
Jan 24, 2019 • 12 min
Set amidst the decadent 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. It’s coming to State Theatre New Jersey for 4 performances only February 15-17!…
Kyle Dupree of Chicago The Musical - STNJ Episode 268
Jan 24, 2019 • 12 min
There’s never been a better time to experience Chicago, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash, at The State for 4 performances only February 15-17! NJ Native Kyle Dupree joins us to discuss his journey to joining the show and what it’s like performing in such an…
Gary Troxel of Gray Troxel & The Fleetwoods - STNJ Episode 269
Jan 24, 2019 • 14 min
Gary Troxel & The Fleetwoods are one of the many groups coming to perform as part of the Golden Oldies Spectacular on March 2! Gary Troxel joins us to chat about what is was like when the group got started (before Elvis!) and what influenced him in…
Cleveland Stills of Cleveland Stills and the Dubs - STNJ Episode 266
Jan 24, 2019 • 8 min
Cleveland Stills, original member of Cleveland Stills and the Dubs will be at The State as part of the Golden Oldies Spectacular on March 2! He joins us to discuss his long career with it’s ups and downs and what people can expect the night of the show.
Jungle Jack Hanna - STNJ Episode 265
Jan 22, 2019 • 15 min
Jungle Jack Hanna returns for State Theatre’s annual Family Day on February 18! He chats with us about the animals that he’s bringing for his show as well as how he is still amazed by the things he gets to see and the places he gets to travel all over the…
Ron White - STNJ Episode 264
Jan 15, 2019 • 14 min
Comedian Ron White has had a long career and he has learned a thing or two along the way. Listen to our interview with Ron as he talks about breaking into the biz, his time with the Blue Collar Comedy tour, and of course, Tater Salad.
Milk & Cookies Artist TAHIRA - STNJ Episode 263
Dec 19, 2018 • 11 min
By popular demand, TAHIRA returns to the State Theatre on February 9 for Milk & Cookies with her entertaining songs and stories. Drawing from the African and African American folklore tradition as well as her own lively imagination, she enthralls and…
Alan Bersten of Dancing with the Stars - STNJ Episode 262
Dec 19, 2018 • 10 min
TV’s biggest dance show returns on tour to The State this winter with “Dancing with the Stars: Live!” on January 25! One of the dancers, Alan Bersten, joins us to chat about what it’s like being on the show every week and everything else he’s done across…
Chris Guell, Joseph Actor - STNJ Episode 261
Dec 19, 2018 • 10 min
Every December, Middlesex County’s Plays-in-the-Park moves from its home in Edison and travels to the State Theatre, lock, stock, and camels, to do their annual production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, now in it’s 24th year! One of the…
Savion Glover - STNJ Episode 260
Dec 17, 2018 • 12 min
See the thrilling new program All FuNKD’ Up featuring tap superstar Savion Glover on February 7! Savion himself joins us to chat about how this new concert came into existence and how the music itself is so important in his performances.
Cristian Macelaru, conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Romania - STNJ Episode 259
Dec 17, 2018 • 11 min
Acclaimed as one of the world’s top youth ensembles, the National Symphony Orchestra of Romania has made a name for itself as Romania’s best and brightest orchestra and will be at State Theatre New Jersey on January 16 as part of their debut U.S. tour!…
Jeremy Price of STOMP - STNJ Episode 258
Dec 17, 2018 • 11 min
STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages and it will be at The State for 3 shows only January 11-12! Resident Director and performer Jeremy Price joins us to discuss what…
Investors Bank - STNJ Episode 257
Dec 17, 2018 • 7 min
Kevin Cummings, Chairman & CEO of Investors Bank and John Harrison, Senior Vice President - Market Executive at Investors Bank joined us to discuss Investors’ Lead Sponsorship of State Theatre New Jersey’s Family Series with State Theatre President & CEO…
Shanice Williams, performer in Common Ground - STNJ Episode 256
Dec 11, 2018 • 11 min
Common Ground is a concert collaboration between the State Theatre and Crossroads Theatre Company celebrating the holiday season on December 16. Guest star Shanice Williams, Dorothy from NBC’s The Wiz Live, joins us to chat about what audience members can…
The King and I Actress Jenna Ho - STNJ Episode 255
Nov 30, 2018 • 11 min
Two worlds collide in this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical, based on the 2015 Tony Award®-winning Lincoln Center Theater production. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I comes to The State for three shows only December 14-15.…
Christoph Campestrini, Conductor of Salute to Vienna - STNJ Episode 254
Nov 27, 2018 • 12 min
Usher in the New Year with a glittery celebration of singing and dancing that will delight the senses and sweep you into the next year with Salute to Vienna! Conductor Christoph Campestrini joins us to tell everyone what he loves about bringing the music…
Bob Woodward - STNJ Episode 253
Nov 26, 2018 • 13 min
Iconic investigative journalist, Bob Woodward is the winner of nearly every American journalism award, including two Pulitzers, and he will be at The State on December 10 with Governor Christine Todd Whitman. He joins us to discuss his latest…
Cirque Dreams Holidaze’s Costume Designer Santiago Rojo - STNJ Episode 252
Nov 14, 2018 • 12 min
Cirque Dreams Holidaze is a new cirque adventure, Broadway musical, and family holiday spectacular wrapped in one and it will be at The State for 4 shows only December 7-9! Costume Designer Santiago Rojo chats with us about his creative process and what…
American Repertory Ballet’s Nutcracker Dancers - STNJ Episode 251
Nov 14, 2018 • 13 min
American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic Nutcracker to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning sets, thrilling choreography, and a cast of more than 100 performers for 5 shows only December 21-23. Dancers Shaye Firer and…
Dave Koz - STNJ Episode 250
Nov 14, 2018 • 13 min
Celebrate the season with Grammy®-nominated jazz saxophonist Dave Koz! Together with his artist friends, he’ll perform Christmas classics and hit songs on December 4. Dave joins us to chat about who he has joining him for this tour and what makes them all…
Keith Lockhart - STNJ Episode 249
Nov 14, 2018 • 12 min
Join the Boston Pops on Tour and Conductor Keith Lockhart for their sparkling and beloved Holiday Pops concert on December 2! Keith Lockhart himself joins us to chat about his history with the Pops and what makes the Holiday concert so special and fun.
Chip Davis of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas - STNJ Episode 248
Nov 5, 2018 • 12 min
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday celebration for over 25 years and it will be at The State on December 6! Grammy Award®-winner Chip Davis, who created the show, joins us to chat about just how busy the…
Linda Boston of Menopause The Musical - STNJ Episode 247
Nov 5, 2018 • 11 min
Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex, and more! Menopause The Musical comes to The State for two performances on November 10. Actress Linda…
Rich Pagano of The Fab Faux - STNJ Episode 246
Oct 17, 2018 • 13 min
The Fab Faux returns on November 17 with a program that includes the Beatles’ albums A Hard Day’s Night and Revolver, plus an extended encore. Drummer Rich Pagano joins us to chat about the great music that can be found on these two records and what makes…
NJSO Conductor Constantine Kitsopolous - STNJ Episode 245
Oct 17, 2018 • 13 min
Don’t miss Star Wars: A New Hope in concert, with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams’ Oscar®-winning score live to the complete film on November 25. Conductor Constantine Kitsopolous joins us to discuss what it’s like playing a…
Mandy Harvey Sponsors - STNJ Episode 244
Oct 17, 2018 • 10 min
We are joined on All Access by Paul Ashley, Director of Strategic Engagement, Global Procurement and Tinamarie Duff, Senior Manager of Value, Access & Payment & Differently-Abled Workplace Network Tri-Chair, both of Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS); and Nedra…
Daniel Jared Hersh, Daddy Pig in Peppa Pig Live! - STNJ Episode 243
Oct 3, 2018 • 9 min
Peppa Pig Live! is back at The State on November 7 with an action-packed show featuring your favorite characters as life-size puppets and costume characters in Peppa Pig’s Surprise! Daniel Jared Hersh, playing Daddy Pig, joins us to chat about how he…
Matthew Baker (Shakespeare) & Matthew Janisse (Nick Bottom) of Something Rotten! - STNJ Episode 242
Oct 3, 2018 • 11 min
Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. Two of the leads Matthew Baker, playing Shakespeare, and Matthew Janisse, playing Nick Bottom, join us to chat about what led…
Douglas Martin, Artistic Director of American Repertory Ballet - STNJ Episode 241
Oct 3, 2018 • 12 min
Douglas Martin, Artistic Director of American Repertory Ballet, joins us to chat about the upcoming comedic ballet Coppelia, which will be at The State on October 19. He discusses what makes Coppelia a comedy and how it’s a great introduction of ballet to…
Lisa Bouchelle, opening act for Don Felder - STNJ Episode 240
Oct 3, 2018 • 11 min
Opening for Don Felder (formerly of the Eagles) on October 20, Lisa Bouchelle has been compared to artists such as Jason Mraz and Sheryl Crow, but with nods to classic artists such as Tom Petty and Neil Young. She has sung backup for Bruce Springsteen,…
Maria Almlov of ABBA The Concert - STNJ Episode 239
Sep 21, 2018 • 12 min
ABBA The Concert brings one of the greatest pop phenomena back to life and continues to be the top ABBA tribute group in the world and it will be at The State on November 8! Maria Almlov joins us to chat about what makes ABBA so special and why there…
Michelle Manzanales, Choreographer for Ballet Hispanico - STNJ Episode 237
Sep 18, 2018 • 10 min
Ballet Hispanico is a group of highly trained professionals who perform the works of Latino choreographers for audiences around the world, and they will be at The State on October 11! Choreographer Michelle Manzanales joins us to discuss how her piece…
Alex of Alex and the Kaleidoscope - STNJ Episode 238
Sep 18, 2018 • 6 min
Take a new look at our beautiful world through the kaleidoscope of Emmy® Award-winning children’s entertainer Alex Mitnick and his bandmates. We discuss what it means to look at the world through a kaleidoscope and what people can expect from his show on…
Classical Season Celebration - STNJ Episode 234
Sep 7, 2018 • 11 min
Senator Bob Smith, Honoree of the 2018 Classical Season Celebration Event, and State Theatre Trustee and Event Co-Chair Wendy Wiebalk join us in-studio to discuss the event which helps raise funds for the State Theatre’s Classical and Education…
Kelly Plescia of the All Hands on Deck! Show - STNJ Episode 236
Sep 6, 2018 • 10 min
America’s #1 patriotic show is coming to State Theatre New Jersey on November 11! The All Hands on Deck! Show is an all-singing, all-dancing, all-American 1942 Roadshow & Radio Broadcast reproduction. New Jersey native Kelly Plescia joins us to chat about…
Bandits on the Run - STNJ Episode 235
Sep 5, 2018 • 11 min
Wielding cello, guitars, and melodious three-part harmony (not to mention some really neat toys), Bandits on the Run, Roy Dodger, Bonanza Jellyfish, and “Clarissa,” join us at The State on October 6! They chat with us about how they came together as a…
Nisan Stewart, Music Director of 4U - A symphonic Celebration of Prince - STNJ Episode 231
Aug 22, 2018 • 11 min
Prince is widely regarded as one of the best musicians ever to live, and one of the greatest showmen of all time. His music is brought to life with an orchestra and band at State Theatre New Jersey on September 6 with 4U - A Symphonic Celebration of…
Bob and Gerry; The Knockouts - STNJ Episode 230
Aug 21, 2018 • 10 min
New Jersey Natives The Knockouts will be at The State as part of the Brooklyn Paramount Reunion Jubilee of Stars on September 22. Current member Gerry and founding member Bob chat with us about what it was like performing around NJ in the 1950s and 60s…
Jody Madaras of The All Hands on Deck! Show - STNJ Episode 233
Aug 21, 2018 • 10 min
The All Hands on Deck! Show is an all-singing, all-dancing, all-American 1942 Roadshow & Radio Broadcast reproduction and it’s coming to State Theatre New Jersey on November 11! Creator/Producer/Performer Jody Madaras joins us to discuss what people can…
Darci Lynne Farmer - STNJ Episode 232
Aug 21, 2018 • 11 min
Singer / Ventriloquist Darci Lynne is one of the youngest contestants to ever win NBC’s America’s Got Talent and she’ll be at The State on September 23! She joins us to chat about her friends that will be on stage with her and how she initially became…
Bill Blagg - STNJ Episode 229
Aug 8, 2018 • 13 min
The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE! comes to State Theatre New Jersey for one show only on October 21! Bill himself joins us to discuss how he initially became interested in magic and what he thinks makes it such an art to perform live.
Sonia Goring of The Chantels - STNJ Episode 227
Aug 8, 2018 • 10 min
One of the original girls groups of Rock ‘n Roll, The Chantels will be at The State on September 22 with the Brooklyn Paramount Reunion Jubilee of Stars. Original member Sonia Goring joins us to discuss the groups they worked with them back in the day and…
Stephen Cook, Creator of 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince - STNJ Episode 228
Aug 8, 2018 • 11 min
The first and only estate-approved Prince celebration, 4U - A Symphonic Celebration of Prince will present the music of Prince like never before, with a full symphony orchestra on September 6. One of the creators of the show chats with us about how the…
Mason from Mayhem Poets - STNJ Episode 223
Aug 2, 2018 • 14 min
Mayhem Poets are a favorite for School Shows at The State and they’re returning on November 27 for two performances! Mason joins us to discuss how the group got started at Rutgers University right here in New Brunswick and what people can expect from…
Pride Nights at The State - STNJ Episode 225
Jul 30, 2018 • 5 min
Chair of State Theatre New Jersey’s LGBTQ Committee Dave Retcher and Committee and Staff Member Gary Frangione join us to discuss the exciting Pride Night parties we have in 2018-19! Check out the website for more info: http://STNJ.org/PRIDE
Warren Gratus of The Belmonts - STNJ Episode 221
Jul 30, 2018 • 12 min
Warren Gratus of The Belmonts joins us to chat about the Brooklyn Paramount Reunion Jubilee of Stars which will be at The State on September 22. We discuss how The Belmonts found one another in their neighborhood and what to expect from the show!
Brad Sherwood - STNJ Episode 222
Jul 30, 2018 • 11 min
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 on October 4. Brad Sherwood joins us to discuss what it’s like giving the audience…
Kid Kyle - STNJ Episode 226
Jul 30, 2018 • 11 min
Kid Kyle is a 23 NJ Native who is performing as part of the Brooklyn Paramount Reunion Jubilee of Stars on September 22. He joins us to discuss how he was discovered at a Duprees show when he was just nine years old and what goes into singing doo-wop.
JT Carter of The Original Crests - STNJ Episode 224
Jul 30, 2018 • 11 min
JT Carter of the Original Crests is one of the many performers who will be joining up for Brooklyn Paramount Reunion Jubilee of Stars on September 22. He joins us to discuss how The Crests got started and what it was like being the first multi-racial…
Michael Yeargen, Set Designer of The King and I - STNJ Episode 220
Jul 16, 2018 • 14 min
Two worlds collide in this “breathtaking and exquisite” musical, based on the 2015 Tony Award®-winning Lincoln Center Theater production. Michael Yeargen, set designer of The King and I, joins us to discuss the amount of research that goes into creating…
David Bushman, Choreographer of the Tour of Chicago - STNJ Episode 219
Jul 16, 2018 • 13 min
There’s never been a better time to experience Chicago, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash, at The State for 4 shows February 15-17! The choreographer of the tour, David Bushman, joins us to discuss what it’s like working on a show with such an iconic dance…
Wayne Kirkpatrick, Music and Lyrics of Something Rotten! - STNJ Episode 217
Jul 16, 2018 • 13 min
Set in 1595, the hilarious smash Something Rotten! tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. Wayne Kirkpatrick, who wrote the music and lyrics for the show, joins us to discuss how the show came together…
Jeremy Perlman of Borden-Perlman - STNJ Episode 218
Jul 16, 2018 • 8 min
Jeremy Perlman, Senior Risk Advisor and fourth generation leader at Borden Perlman joined us in studio to chat about why the arts are an important aspect of the community to both Borden Perlman and to him. Borden Perlman are supporters of State Theatre…
Colin Mochrie - STNJ Episode 215
Jul 12, 2018 • 12 min
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 on October 4. Colin Mochrie joins us to discuss how he became interested in improv…
Neil Goldman, Creator of Cirque Dreams Holidaze - STNJ Episode 216
Jul 12, 2018 • 14 min
Cirque Dreams Holidaze is a new cirque adventure, Broadway musical, and family holiday spectacular wrapped in one! Cirque Dreams creator Neil Goldman joins us to discuss how the concept of doing cirque shows came together as well as what can be expected…
Dave Mason - STNJ Episode 214
Jul 2, 2018 • 10 min
Dave Mason, founding member of the band Traffic, highly successful solo artist, consummate guitarist, songwriter, and producer, will be at The State with Steve Cropper on July 18! He chats with us about how the “British Invasion” became what it’s thought…
Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico - STNJ Episode 213
Jun 27, 2018 • 13 min
Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s premier Latino dance organization, has been bringing communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures for more than 48 years. Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro joins us to discuss how the group came into…
Tom Cunningham of Lord of the Dance - STNJ Episode 212
Jun 27, 2018 • 11 min
Since its premiere more than 20 years ago, the Irish step dancing show Lord of the Dance has become an international sensation. Now, is your chance to experience the newest show by Michael Flatley—Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games on October 9. One of…
Steve Cropper - STNJ Episode 211
Jun 27, 2018 • 12 min
Ranked #39 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s top 100 guitarists of all time, Steve Cropper is a member of Booker T and the MGs and was a member of The Blues Brothers Band. He joins us to discuss what fans can expect from his concert with Dave Mason on July 18,…
Nick Feldman of Wang Chung - STNJ Episode 210
Jun 13, 2018 • 12 min
Lost 80’s Live comes to The State on September 20, featuring some of the most recognizable acts from the 80s on one stage for one night only! Nick Feldman of Wang Chung chats with us about how the band got started and how they settled on the name they did.
Mike Score of Flock of Seagulls - STNJ Episode 209
Jun 13, 2018 • 12 min
Start teasing up that big hair now because your favorite New Wave and Pop 80s radio hits are back with The Lost 80’s Live tour on September 20! Mike Score of Flock of Seagulls joins us to discuss what being in a band means to him and how Flock of Seagulls…
Bill Wadhams of Animotion - STNJ Episode 208
May 31, 2018 • 14 min
Lost 80’s Live features some of the most recognizable acts from the 80s on one stage for one night only on September 20! Bill Wadhams of Animotion is representing the U.S. on the tour and he chats with us about starting a band in the 80s in the L.A. music…
Peter Byrne of Naked Eyes - STNJ Episode 207
May 31, 2018 • 12 min
Start teasing up that big hair now because your favorite New Wave and Pop 80s radio hits are back with The Lost 80’s Live tour on September 20! Peter Byrne of Naked Eyes joins us to discuss what it’s like touring with all of these artists who were popular…
Clive Farrington of Farrington and Mann - STNJ Episode 207
May 31, 2018 • 11 min
Clive Farrington of Farrington and Mann, the original lead vocalists of When in Rome UK are one of the numerous artists joining us for Lost 80’s Live on September 20! He chats with us about how he started playing the drums at the age of 5 and what it’s…
New Jersey State President of Bank of America - STNJ Episode 205
May 29, 2018 • 6 min
State Theatre New Jersey Board Chair Scott Fergang chats with New Jersey State President of Bank of America Bob Doherty about why supporting the arts is so important to Bank of America and what makes The State so special.
Brandon Kurzawa of Music Notes Academy - STNJ Episode 202
May 17, 2018 • 9 min
Brandon Kurzawa, founder of Music Notes Academy, joins us to discuss the interest of students - young and old - in taking music lessons and how it will affect the future of the industry! Check out their website for more info:…
Mark Stein of Vanilla Fudge - STNJ Episode 204
May 17, 2018 • 13 min
HIPPIEFEST is coming to New Brunswick on July 26! Featuring Vanilla Fudge, Rick Derringer, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, and Badfinger featuring Joey Molland. Mark Stein of Vanilla Fudge joins us to chat about what people can expect from the show and…
Mitch Ryder of Hippiefest 2018 - STNJ Episode 203
May 7, 2018 • 14 min
Flower power is back and it’s coming to New Brunswick with Hippiefest on July 26! Mitch Ryder of Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels joins us to discuss an evening of incredible acts and how music affected his life. Check out the event page for details:…
Jules Alexander of The Association - STNJ Episode 199
May 2, 2018 • 12 min
The Association is one of the multiple groups that will be on the State Theatre stage on June 15 as part of the Happy Together Tour 2018! Jules Alexander joins us to discuss what it’s like to finally tour with some of their other contemporaries including…
The Pop Ups - STNJ Episode 200
May 2, 2018 • 10 min
Get ready for the Pop Ups on June 30! Two-Time Grammy® nominees for Best Children’s Album, this dynamic duo of Jacob and Jason are bringing their rock and roll puppet musical fun to the State Theatre. They join us to discuss what people can expect out of…
Terry Fator - STNJ Episode 201
May 2, 2018 • 13 min
Best known for his victory on America’s Got Talent in 2007, Terry Fator captured the hearts and tickled the funny bones of America with his unique combination of celebrity impressions and his unparalleled voice and he will be back on June 22! He joins us…
Carl Pariso, Cliff in Cabaret - STNJ Episode 198
Apr 27, 2018 • 15 min
Enter into 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. Carl Pariso, who plays Cliff, joins us to discuss what it was like growing up…
Bob Cowsill of The Cowsills - STNJ Episode 197
Apr 20, 2018 • 11 min
The Cowsills will be coming to State Theatre New Jersey on June 15 as part of Happy Together 2018. Bob Cowsill joins us to discuss what it’s like performing in a show with all of the other incredible groups on the tour and how they didn’t really get a…
Otis Williams of The Temptations - STNJ Episode 196
Apr 18, 2018 • 13 min
See two of the most iconic Motown groups of all time - The Temptations & The Four Tops - live in concert as they perform their top hits on May 13. Otis Williams, one of the founding members of The Temptations, joins us to discuss what is was like when the…
Victor Legaretta of The Wizard of Oz - STNJ Episode 195
Apr 18, 2018 • 8 min
The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond on May 4-5 with Dorothy, Toto, and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects,…
Chris Russell & Megan Orlowski from The Wizard of Oz - STNJ Episode 193
Apr 10, 2018 • 12 min
There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful Wizard of Oz, twists its way into New Brunswick for 3 shows only May 4-5! Chris Russell (Tin Man) and his wife Megan Orlowski (Ozian)join us to discuss what it’s…
Ruben Studdard - STNJ Episode 194
Apr 10, 2018 • 11 min
Imagine having a second chance to see a Luther Vandross concert…Imagine the vocals and music played and staged the same way he performed them in concert. Ruben Studdard joins us to discuss his new album of Luther Vandross music and what it means to him to…
Damon Fowler, opener for George Thorogood - STNJ Episode 191
Apr 5, 2018 • 12 min
See George Thorogood and his longtime band The Destroyers as they perform a catalog of iconic hits at The State on April 19! Musician Damon Fowler will be opening for him and he joins us to discuss how he got hooked up with Thorogood and what it’s like…
Chris Kratt of Wild Kratts Live! - STNJ Episode 192
Apr 5, 2018 • 11 min
Animated Kratt Brothers Martin and Chris come to life in a classic Wild Kratts adventure! Off “To the Creature Rescue!” the Kratt Brothers activate some fan favorite Creature Power Suits to confront a comic villain. Chris Kratt joins us to discuss how…
Sing for Hope Performance at Women’s Tea
Mar 28, 2018 • 19 min
Listen to the special performance by renowned Sopranos Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora.
Women’s Tea Panel
Mar 28, 2018 • 25 min
Women’s Tea Panel by State Theatre New Jersey
John Reissner of Magyar Bank - STNJ Episode 190
Mar 27, 2018 • 9 min
John Reissner, Vice President & Marketing Director at Magyar Bank, joins us to talk about Magyar Bank’s history in New Brunswick and dedicated support of the arts, as well as The State’s upcoming Benefit Gala on May 12.
Wil B from Black Violin - STNJ Episode 189
Mar 27, 2018 • 12 min
Classically-trained virtuoso violinist/violists Kev Marcus and Wil B—the dynamic duo known as Black Violin—are boundary-defying performers who merge classical, hip-hop, jazz, blues, and R&B into an electrifying style all their own and they will be at The…
Glenis Redmond Poetry Reading
Mar 22, 2018 • 2 min
Our poet-in-residence Glenis Redmond spoke at the 2018 Women’s Tea sharing a poem she wrote about Harriet Tubman. Learn more about the State Theatre residency program here: https://www.stnj.org/education-and-outreach/community-outreach/artist-in-residence
Patrick Chamberlain, Director of Artistic Planning for the NJSO - STNJ Episode 188
Mar 8, 2018 • 11 min
Patrick Chamberlain, Director of Artistic Planning for the NJSO, joins us to discuss the upcoming 18-19 NJSO Pops Season which includes Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and the Disney Classic Mary Poppins. Check out the events…
Peter Dake, Company Manager of Moscow Festival Ballet - STNJ Episode 187
Mar 8, 2018 • 13 min
This acclaimed Russian ballet company brings Giselle, one of the most romantic classical ballets to the State Theatre New Jersey stage. The company manager, Peter Dake, joins us to discuss what we can expect from this unique classical piece on April 14…
Antonia Bennett - STNJ Episode 186
Mar 8, 2018 • 10 min
Tony Bennett is one of only a handful of artists to have new albums charting in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 10s—introducing a multitude of songs into the great American Songbook that have since become pop music classics. His daughter Antonia Bennett…
Jim Jack from George Street Playhouse - STNJ Episode 185
Mar 8, 2018 • 10 min
Jim Jack, Artistic Director of George Street Playhouse and Director of the upcoming play Trying, joins us to discuss the next show in their season as well as George Street’s new home for the next few seasons. For more info on their season check out their…
Women’s Tea Panel - STNJ Episode 184
Mar 8, 2018 • 13 min
Join us in celebrating Women’s History Month and supporting arts access for all! While paying tribute to esteemed female artists who have graced the State Theatre stage over the years. We chat with 3 members of the Women’s Tea Committee - Wendy Wiebalk,…
Charlie Jhaye of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live! - STNJ Episode 183
Feb 26, 2018 • 11 min
Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live takes audiences on a prehistoric journey into a new dimension, where they meet a menagerie of insects, mammals, and dinosaurs that roamed the planet millions of years ago. The host of the show, Charlie Jhaye, joins us to discuss…
Monica Yunus, performer at the Women’s Tea - STNJ Episode 182
Feb 21, 2018 • 12 min
Featuring special guest sopranos Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora—passionate arts access advocates as co-founders of the non-profit Sing for Hope—the Women’s Tea will recognize the valuable contribution our artists and attendees have had on our shared…
Kiril Karabits, Conductor of Staatskapelle Weimar - STNJ Episode 181
Feb 21, 2018 • 9 min
The Staatskapelle Weimar, founded in 1491, is one of the oldest, most illustrious orchestras in the world and we are very proud to present them in their first North America tour. The conductor, Kiril Karabits, joins us to discuss the all-Beethoven program…
Amy Jean from Shopkins Live! - STNJ Episode 180
Feb 12, 2018 • 11 min
The #1 kids toy in North America is live and on stage in Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! at State Theatre New Jersey on February 27. Your beloved Shoppies make their theatrical debut in an original new live show. Amy Jean, who is playing Bubbleisha, joins us…
Lauren Scott-Berry from The Gruffalo - STNJ Episode 179
Feb 12, 2018 • 7 min
Join Mouse on a daring adventure in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler. Lauren Scott-Berry, who is playing Mouse, joins us to discuss the similarities between performing Shakespeare…
Floriana Frasetto of Mummenschanz - STNJ Episode 178
Feb 9, 2018 • 11 min
Welcome to the comic, wondrous, wordless universe of Mummenschanz, a place where everyday objects—such as wires, tubes, boxes—spring to life to become fantastical characters and will be at The State on March 18. Mummenschanz creator Floriana Frasetto…
Anthony LaGruth - STNJ Episode 177
Feb 9, 2018 • 12 min
Lian Farrer, State Theatre’s Vice President of Education and Outreach, is joined by Anthony LaGruth to discuss in depth the programs for the upcoming performances of Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra on February 11 and Staatskepelle Weimar on March 4.
Richard Delaney of The Mambo Kings - STNJ Episode 176
Feb 9, 2018 • 11 min
The Mambo Kings bring some serious heat as they celebrate sizzling music of Latin America and the United States on February 18 in Hot Latin Nights with the NJSO. Richard Delaney joins us to chat about how the group came to be created and how he enjoys…
Kelly Blaze of Mr. Popper’s Penguins - STNJ Episode 175
Feb 9, 2018 • 8 min
Painter and decorator by day, Mr. Popper spends his time dreaming of Antarctic adventures. Penguin puppeteer Kelly Blaze joins us to discuss how Mr. Popper’s Penguins came to her as a job and what animal she would love to show up on her doorstep! Join us…
Frank Reina of The Capris - STNJ Episode 171
Jan 29, 2018 • 12 min
The Capris will be at The State on March 3 as part of the Golden Oldies Spectacular. We chat with Frank Reina of The Capris; one of the original members who has been with the group for 60 years! He discusses how he casually joined the group by singing…
Gerry Beckley of America - STNJ Episode 172
Jan 29, 2018 • 9 min
Founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell met in London high school in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song “A Horse With No Name.” Gerry joined us to discuss what it’s…
Megan Burns of Dublin Irish Dance - STNJ Episode 173
Jan 29, 2018 • 9 min
These accomplished Irish step-dancers and musicians take us on a journey, exploring the history of the Celtic cultural experience through song and dance. Megan Burns, the lead singer at the performance, joins us to discuss the historical and cultural…
Tahira of Milk & Cookies - STNJ Episode 169
Jan 29, 2018 • 8 min
Clever spiders, signifying monkeys, and grinnin’ buzzards are just some of the intriguing characters you’ll meet in TAHIRA’s colorful folktales. Her high-energy, interactive program blends storytelling and music to delight audiences of all ages, and she…
James Taylor Odom of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder - STNJ Episode 174
Jan 29, 2018 • 11 min
Getting away with murder can be so much fun…and there’s no better proof than the knock-‘em-dead hit show that’s earned unanimous raves and won the 2014 Tony Award® for Best Musical—A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder! James Taylor Odom—who plays all…
Blake Price of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder - STNJ Episode 168
Jan 29, 2018 • 13 min
Gentleman’s Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by—you guessed it—eliminating the eight pesky relatives (all played by one fearless man) who stand in his way.…
Frank Pizarro of Golden Oldies Spectacular - STNJ Episode 170
Jan 22, 2018 • 10 min
Frank Pizarro, former lead singer of Herb Reed’s Platters, joins us to discuss the upcoming Golden Oldies Spectacular which will be at The State on March 3. Starting his performing career in the church with gospel music we chat with Frank about how he…
Matt Manuel of Motown: The Musical - STNJ, Episode 167
Jan 10, 2018 • 12 min
Motown The Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul. Matt Manuel, who is playing Marvin Gaye, joins us to discuss what it’s like portraying such an iconic…
Maestro Solyom of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra - STNJ, Episode 166
Jan 10, 2018 • 9 min
The Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra of Sweden is renowned for its distinctively clear, fluid, and expressive sound and they will be at The State on February 11. The 36-year-old conductor Maestro Stefan Solyom joins us to discuss how playing musical…
Dewey Burnell of America - STNJ, Episode 165
Jan 10, 2018 • 13 min
The year 2017 marks the 47th anniversary of perennial classic-rock favorite and Grammy Award®-winning band, America, as well as a tour stop at State Theatre New Jersey on Feb 23! Dewey joins us to discuss how they keep things fresh after the decades and…
Suzi Shelton, Milk & Cookies Artist - STNJ Episode 164
Jan 10, 2018 • 14 min
This award-winning songwriter and performer brings her catchy, danceable pop-rock songs that connect directly with kids—but will have adults rocking out, too! We chat with Suzi about her love of performing for kids as well as what it’s like keeping up a…
Kevin James of The Illusionists - STNJ, Episode 163
Jan 10, 2018 • 12 min
Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts, and acts of breathtaking wonder, The Illusionists will dazzle audiences of all ages and make a believer out of you when it comes to The State on January 24-25. We chat with “The Inventor” Kevin James…
Leslie Jackson of Cinderella - STNJ Episode 162
Dec 28, 2017 • 9 min
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is coming to State Theatre New Jersey on Feb 9-10 and is a lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations, and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball, and…
Joanna Johnson of Cinderella - STNJ, Episode 160
Dec 27, 2017 • 10 min
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale and it will be at State Theatre New Jersey Feb 9-10. We chat with Joanna Johnson about the five…
Robbi K, Milk & Cookies Artist - STNJ, Episode 161
Dec 27, 2017 • 13 min
Come keep the beat with “Robbi K,” a multi-talented storyteller and musician who has performed with such legendary artists as Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Rod Stewart, and Mary J. Blige. We discuss why she loves performing for children and how she…
Matthew Hunter of the Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet - STNJ, Episode 159
Dec 20, 2017 • 11 min
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special concert and reception featuring all seating and the Piano Quartet entirely on the historic State Theatre stage. This quartet was created in 1985 by The Berlin Philharmonic and features world-renowned pianist Markus…
Thomas Sokowski, Executive Director of The Zimmerli Art Museum - STNJ, Episode 158 pt 2
Dec 15, 2017 • 12 min
We pick back up with State Theatre New Jersey’s Vice President of Education & Outreach Lian Farrer interviewing the new Executive Director of The Zimmerli Art Museum. They discuss how the collections of the museum are connected by a theme of social…
Thomas Sokowski, Executive Director of The Zimmerli Art Museum - STNJ, Episode 158
Dec 15, 2017 • 11 min
In this episode of All Access State Theatre New Jersey’s Vice President of Education & Outreach Lian Farrer interviews the new Executive Director of The Zimmerli Art Museum. They discuss how the museum came into existence and how they have managed to…
Phil Vassar - STNJ, Episode 155
Dec 6, 2017 • 10 min
Country music star and songwriter Phil Vassar has released nine studio albums, including hit songs “Just Another Day in Paradise,” “Carlene,” “Six-Pack Summer,” and “American Child.” He will be at The State on December 20 performing A Christmas Tour with…
Kellie Pickler - STNJ, Episode 152
Dec 6, 2017 • 11 min
Kellie Pickler became popular as a contestant on the fifth season of American Idol in 2006. Her hits “Red High Heels,” “I Wonder,” and “Best Days of Your Life” have won her numerous awards. She will be at the State Theatre on December 20 with Phil Vassar…
Natalie MacDonald of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical - STNJ, Episode 156
Nov 30, 2017 • 9 min
Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius, and of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical.…
Marion Glatz of Salute to Vienna - STNJ, Episode 157
Nov 30, 2017 • 12 min
This holiday season, the spirited romance of operetta, the glamour of ballroom dance, and the delicate beauty of ballet will waltz you into a triumphant New Year with Salute to Vienna, a 12 year tradition in New Brunswick. Marion Glatz, Executive Producer…
Manolo Cagnin, Conductor of the Vienna Boys Choir - STNJ, Episode 154
Nov 30, 2017 • 11 min
Manolo Cagnin, Conductor of the Vienna Boys Choir joins us to chat about what it is like performing with “him family” and how conducting them for ten years has given him a level of freedom with the group. Since 1498, The Vienna Boys Choir have performed…
Scott, Chorister with the Vienna Boys Choir - STNJ, Episode 153
Nov 30, 2017 • 5 min
Since 1498, The Vienna Boys Choir have performed over 300 concerts annually for thousands of spectators around the world. Featuring 100 singers with profound operatic voices, combined with beautifully arranged harmonies, The Vienna Boys Choir will perform…
Allison Macri of The Sound of Music - STNJ, Episode 151
Nov 16, 2017 • 11 min
A brand new production of The Sound of Music is coming to State Theatre New Jersey. The spirited, romantic, and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy®, and Academy Award®-winning…
Lily Saito, Nutcracker Dancer - STNJ, Episode 150
Nov 16, 2017 • 11 min
A holiday tradition for more than 50 years, ARB’s Nutcracker is one of the longest continuously running Nutcracker productions in the nation. Lily joins us to chat about not only what it’s like to be a professional ballet dancer, but what it takes to…
Douglas Martin, Director of Nutcracker - STNJ, Episode 149
Nov 16, 2017 • 12 min
American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic Nutcracker to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning sets, thrilling choreography, and a cast of more than 100 performers. The New Brunswick production is even more special because it…
Todd Gershwin, Producer of A Charlie Brown Christmas Live! - STNJ, Episode 148
Nov 16, 2017 • 12 min
The classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation featuring all of your favorite characters and classic Vince Guaraldi score. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they mount a…
Patricia Ward Kelly - STNJ, Episode 147
Nov 16, 2017 • 13 min
Patricia Ward Kelly, wife and biographer of the late Gene Kelly, joins us to discuss the upcoming performance of An American in Paris Live with the NJSO. She recounts how she volunteered herself to the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra when she found out this…
Spook Handy of Milk & Cookies - STNJ, Episode 146
Nov 16, 2017 • 10 min
Travel back in time with Spook Handy, and sing along with him on some of America’s most treasured folksongs—old favorites like “This Land is Your Land,” “I’ve been Working on the Railroad,” and “She’ll Be Coming Around the Mountain.” He joins us to…
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. of Colors of Christmas - STNJ, Episode 145
Nov 2, 2017 • 11 min
In this interview iconic Grammy® Award-winning recording artists Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. join us to chat about their upcoming performance in the holiday concert—The Colors of Christmas—also featuring Peabo Bryson, Ruben Studdard, and Jody…
Jody Watley of Colors of Christmas - STNJ, Episode 144
Nov 2, 2017 • 12 min
The Colors of Christmas, featuring performers Peabo Bryson, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr., Ruben Studdard, and Jody Watley (“Looking For A New Love,” “Real Love,” “Everything”) captures the magic of Christmas in one spectacular performance. In this…
Damian Darlington of Brit Floyd - STNJ, Episode 142
Oct 19, 2017 • 12 min
Get ready to rock with the world’s greatest live Pink Floyd tribute band, BRIT FLOYD. Coming to you with their new, innovative “Immersion World Tour 2017,” BRIT FLOYD wows audiences with a spectacular show of dazzling lights, and high definition sound,…
Andrew Lipke of Get the Led Out - STNJ, Episode 141
Oct 18, 2017 • 14 min
Get The Led Out have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. Over the years, GTLO has become known for the passion and fury with which they deliver Led Zeppelin’s blues-soaked, groove-driven rock…
Major Michael Hoerber of the USAF Heritage of America Band - STNJ, Episode 140
Oct 18, 2017 • 11 min
Major Michael Hoerber, Commander and Conductor of the USAF Heritage of America Band, joins us to discuss the free Veterans Day Concert! The Band itself has been around for over 75 years and he described to us about how this band is a time capsule to both…
Chris Stevens of Jersey Boys - STNJ, Episode 137
Oct 5, 2017 • 12 min
New Jersey actor Chris Stevens, who plays Nick Massi, joins us to discuss how great it is to be part of the National Tour of Jersey Boys and how much it means to be to be part of the New Jersey premiere of the show. He chats about how the show is…
Jack Petruzelli of The Fab Faux - STNJ, Episode 139
Oct 5, 2017 • 13 min
The Fab Faux brings together the talents of five of New York’s most respected musicians: Will Lee, Jimmy Vivino, Rich Pagano, Jack Petruzzelli, and Frank Agnello. Performing The Beatles’ hits on Apple Records from 1968- 1970 this year, Jack discusses how…
Darren Dowler of Paul Revere’s Raiders -STNJ, Episode 138
Oct 5, 2017 • 13 min
Sixties Spectacular returns to State Theatre New Jersey! Paul Revere’s Raiders is one of the bands taking the stage (in their STNJ debut)and Darren Dowler chats with us about being part of a group that has been called America’s First Hard Core Rock Band…
Sabrina Kent, Project Director for Families Like Yours - STNJ, Episode 136
Oct 4, 2017 • 8 min
Sabrina Kent, Special Asst. to the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s President & CEO and the project director for Families Like Yours joins us to discuss how Families Like Yours came into existence and the impact it has been having on audiences…
Big Jeff from Milk & Cookies - STNJ, Episode 134
Sep 25, 2017 • 11 min
At 6’6” tall, Big Jeff is undoubtedly the BIGGEST performer of children’s music there is. We chat with him about how he ended up becoming a children’s performer and what the differences are in performing for children instead of adults. Milk & Cookies is a…
Lou Christie - STNJ, Episode 133
Sep 25, 2017 • 12 min
Lou Christie joins us on All Access with State Theatre New Jersey to chat about the upcoming Sixties Spectacular on October 28. He discusses how all of these amazing groups he has been performing with over the past few decades feel like “graduating…
Struan Robertson of Mermaid Theatre - STNJ, Episode 135
Sep 25, 2017 • 12 min
Struan Robertson, Production Associate and Workshop Instructor for Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia joins us to chat! He may have started as a performer with them but now he’s in charge of building all of the puppets and sets in their shop as well as…
Adam Savage of Brain Candy Live! - STNJ, Episode 132
Sep 20, 2017 • 12 min
Adam Savage, former co-host of MythBusters and one of television’s most loved personalities, has joined forces with Michael Stevens, one of YouTube’s biggest stars, for Brain Candy Live. They’re bringing along more than three tons of their crazy toys,…
Group Services at State Theatre New Jersey
Sep 11, 2017 • 9 min
Interested in bring a group to State Theatre New Jersey? We chat with Garry Owen, Sales Manager & Ticket Concierge, about how he can help you with your booking to make every detail of your group outing perfect! More details here:…
Rita Rudner - STNJ, Episode 131
Sep 7, 2017 • 11 min
One of the country’s top comedians and a New York Times bestselling author, Rita Rudner is also an award-winning television personality, screenwriter, playwright, and actress. Over the course of a 14-year run and 2,000 plus shows, she has sold one and a…
Douglas Martin & Mary Barton from American Repertory Ballet - STNJ, Episode 130
Aug 23, 2017 • 12 min
State Theatre New Jersey’s VP of Education & Outreach Lian Farrer chats with American Repertory Ballet’s Artistic Director Douglas Martin and Resident Choreographer Mary Barton about the upcoming triple bill coming to The State on October 7. This show…
Jim Breuer - STNJ, Episode 129
Aug 23, 2017 • 14 min
Named by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All-Time,” legendary comedian and Saturday Night Live veteran Jim Breuer is bringing his wildly popular stand-up comedy tour to State Theatre New Jersey! We discuss how New Brunswick is such…
Tom Freund, Opener for Ben Harper - STNJ, Episode 128
Aug 15, 2017 • 12 min
Tom Freund is opening for Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals on August 25 and he is a musician that does not liked to be boxed in. From heartfelt folk to buoyant pop and from boho jazz to straightforward rock n’ roll he does it all.
Jeff Hobson of The Illusionists - STNJ, Episode 127
Jul 31, 2017 • 13 min
The most astonishing magic show of all time, The Illusionists, is coming to enchant State Theatre New Jersey! This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth, including “The Trickster”…
Rick Elice, co-author of Jersey Boys - STNJ, Episode 126
Jul 27, 2017 • 13 min
Jersey Boys is the 2006 Tony®, Grammy®, and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi. We recently had the opportunity to chat with one of the…
Neil Sedaka - STNJ, Episode 125
Jul 27, 2017 • 12 min
Neil Sedaka was one of the first teen pop sensations of the 1950s has had a long and illustrius career as a songwriter for artists like Elvis, Frank Sinatra, and Connie Francis; and as a solo artist with hits like “The Diary,” “Oh! Carol,” ” and “Calendar…
Howard Jones of Retro Futura - STNJ, Episode 124
Jun 28, 2017 • 13 min
Howard Jones of the Retro Futura Tour 2017 joins us to chat about what it was like being a pioneer of music in the 1980s and introducing his style to a brand new generation.
Boz Scaggs - STNJ, Episode 123
Jun 13, 2017 • 11 min
Boz Scaggs chats with us about how all types of music influenced him growing up which helped lead to his styles being so varied nowadays.
Glen Burtnik - STNJ, Episode 122
Jun 7, 2017 • 53 min
Glen Burtnik joins us for the whole hour to discuss his upcoming Beatles Bash show celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and what it means to re-create the album note for note.
Keith Sweat - STNJ, Episode 121
May 31, 2017 • 12 min
This week we chat with R&B singer-songwriter Keith Sweat about how it’s still exciting to be performing after all the years and how he likes to take the audience on an emotional roller coaster during the show.
Travis Tritt - STNJ, Episode 121
May 23, 2017 • 30 min
We chat with country music star Travis Tritt about what it’s like having been in the business and touring for over 25 years and how he manages to keep it fresh and still connect with all his fans.
Paul Cowsill of the Happy Together 2017 Tour - STNJ, Episode 120
May 23, 2017 • 13 min
Paul Cowsill joins us to discuss the upcoming Happy Together 2017 Tour as well as what it was like being in a family music group, let alone the one that inspired The Partridge Family!
Ron Dante of the Happy Together 2017 Tour - STNJ, Episode 119
May 17, 2017 • 11 min
Ron Dante, the voice behind the classic hit “Sugar, Sugar” chats with us about performing with the Happy Together tour for the first time and how his voice came to be known around the world.
Vance Gilbert, opener for Jay Leno - STNJ, Episode 118
May 17, 2017 • 10 min
Vance Gilbert, who is opening for Jay Leno, or as he puts is “Jay Leno is closing for him” joins us to discuss what it’s been like performing over the years from rock and jazz to folk and even a children’s song.
Chuck Negron of the Happy Together Tour 2017 - STNJ, Episode 117
May 17, 2017 • 13 min
Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, joins us to discuss the upcoming Happy Together 2017 Tour and what it’s like being on the road with all of the these amazing groups that he has either been performing with for years or people he has looked up to…
George Daugherty, conductor of Bugs Bunny at the Symphony - STNJ, Episode 116
May 17, 2017 • 14 min
We chat with George Daugherty, conductor of Bugs Bunny with the Symphony with the NJSO about the fantastic music behind these classic cartoons and what it’s been like working for over 40 years!
Aaron Harrington, Collins in RENT - STNJ, Episode 112
Apr 24, 2017 • 10 min
Aaron Harrington, playing Collins in the 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT, joins us to discuss his connection with this show as well as how he feels the show impacts the audiences who have seen and fallen in love with the piece.
Gilgamesh Taggett, Daddy Warbucks of Annie - STNJ, Episode 114
Apr 24, 2017 • 15 min
Playing Daddy Warbucks in the National Tour of Annie, Gilgamesh Taggett joins us to chat about playing this fairly iconic role and what it’s like being directed by the original director Martin Charnin.
BJ Thomas of Spring Sixties Spectacular - STNJ, Episode 113
Apr 20, 2017 • 11 min
We chat with NJ native BJ Thomas about performing with old friends and the collaboration process between artist, composer, and arranger.
Dennis Tufano of the Spring Sixties Spectacular - STNJ, Episode 111
Apr 19, 2017 • 10 min
Dennis Tufano, the original lead singer of The Buckinghams joins us to chat about performing with old friends and how it works when performing songs that are so well rehearsed.
Sean Macdonald of Black Grace - STNJ, Episode 109
Apr 5, 2017 • 10 min
Sean MacDonlad, a New Zealand dancer with Black Grace discusses the lineup that can be expected at their upcoming performance as well as how they physically maintain their dancing abilities.
Frank Jeckell of the 1910 Fruitgum Company - STNJ, Episode 108
Apr 5, 2017 • 12 min
Franck Jeckell joined us to chat about what it was like to play music in the 60s and how it feels to be back on stage with familiar acts for the Spring Sixties Spectacular.
Miron Gusso of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live - STNJ, Episode 106
Mar 27, 2017 • 13 min
We are joined by the lead puppeteer of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live, Miron Gusso, about the journey the audience will take while watching the show with what dinosaurs would look like if they were alive today,from babies to full-size ones! Check out the event…
Marva Hicks of Ella & Louis with the NJSO - STNJ, Episode 107
Mar 24, 2017 • 12 min
We chat with Marva Hicks about how she came to be part of this show and what it means for her to be able to channel Ella Fitzgerald without trying to be her on stage.
Engelbert Humperdinck - STNJ, Episode 105
Mar 23, 2017 • 11 min
Engelbert Humperdinck joins us to chat about how he loves performing and what it means to him to be doing a 50th Anniversary Tour and how he found his way into the music industry.
Mike Love of The Beach Boys - STNJ, Episode 104
Mar 23, 2017 • 14 min
Check out our interview with Mike Love of The Beach Boys about how he stays fresh while touring over the years and rewriting the book about how to write and perform music in the 1960s.
Byron Stripling of Ella & Louis with the NJSO - STNJ, Episode 103
Mar 9, 2017 • 12 min
We chat with Byron Stripling of the upcoming Ella & Louis with the NJSO about playing the iconic Louis Armstrong and how that music has affected his life.
Glen Burtnik - STNJ, Episode 102
Mar 9, 2017 • 13 min
We chat with Glen Burtnik about this summer’s upcoming Beatles Bash and the intensity of re-creating Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely HEarts Club Band note for note for its 50th Anniversary. Check out the event page for all the details:…
Brendan Schaefer of Pippin the Musical - STNJ, Episode 100
Feb 22, 2017 • 9 min
We were joined by Brendan Schaefer, who plays King Charlemange in the upcoming Pippin of our Broadway Series about the differences about performing in this re-imagined revival of a classic musical and more.
Gabriel Hubert (“Hudah”) of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - STNJ, Episode 101
Feb 22, 2017 • 13 min
Check out our interview with Gabriel Hubert (“Hudah”) of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble about travelling the globe as a group and how they’ve exploded in the past few months.
Conductor Theodore Kutchar of National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine - STNJ, Episode 99
Feb 15, 2017 • 15 min
We interviewed Theodore Kuchar, conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine about preserving the rich history of Ukraine through music and playing it around the world.
Keller Williams - STNJ, Episode 98
Feb 15, 2017 • 14 min
Keller Williams chats with us about how lucky he feels to play a venue with seats and how his tour Shut the Folk Up and Listen with Leo Kottke came together.
Timothy W. Harbison of Horizon BCBS and STNJ Board member - STNJ
Feb 9, 2017 • 8 min
Timothy W. Harbison of Horizon BCBS and STNJ Board member - STNJ by State Theatre New Jersey
Russell Hitchcock of Air Supply - STNJ, Episode 97
Feb 9, 2017 • 14 min
Check out our interview with Russell Hitchcock of Air Supply about what they’ve been up to recently and where they’re taking their music all around the world.
Elizabeth Wiltcher of Lightwire Theater - STNJ, Episode 86
Feb 9, 2017 • 12 min
We chat with Elizabeth Wiltcher about how long she has been with Lightwire and gives us the details about Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey, our main stage show for Family Day!
Paul Curley of The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket - STNJ, Episode 56
Feb 2, 2017 • 12 min
Paul Curley discusses how he’s excited to be visiting the United States and spreading this tale of friendship as he gets to play Bucket, the bockety one!
Ciaran Kelly of The Five Irish Tenors - STNJ, Episode 96
Jan 31, 2017 • 12 min
We chat with Ciaran Kelly, one of the tenors of The Five Irish Tenors about what people can expect from the show, both classics and contemporary pieces.
James Cole of The Classic Rock Show - STNJ, Episode 95
Jan 31, 2017 • 9 min
Check out our interview with James Cole, guitarist of The Classic Rock Show as he talks about what fans can expect at the show!
Jimmy Leahey of Dennis DeYoung - The Music of Styx - STNJ, Episode 94
Jan 31, 2017 • 13 min
Check out our interview with New Jersey native Jimmy Leahey, lead guitarist of Dennis DeYoung The Music of Styx as he talks about what fans can expect at the upcoming March 10 show plus how he came to work with Dennis DeYoung.
Ray Chen of the Bamberg Symphony - STNJ, Episode 92
Jan 25, 2017 • 13 min
We chat with Ray Chen about how came to be a violin soloist and how living around the world has influenced his playing.
Scott Bradlee of Postmodern Jukebox - STNJ, Episode 91
Jan 18, 2017 • 11 min
Check out our interview with Scott Bradlee about his expectations when he started Postmodern Jukebox and how everything came together for him and the group!
mr. RAY - STNJ, Episode 89
Jan 18, 2017 • 7 min
Ray Anderson (aka mr. RAY) chats with us about making music for kids and how he got started out in this unique field, as well as performing his “grown-up” music.
Farrell Dillon from Masters of Illusion - STNJ, Episode 88
Jan 13, 2017 • 13 min
We chat with Farrell Dillon of the Upcoming Masters of Illusion about how he became interested in magic as a child and how magic changes as he performs it around the world.
Kirby Ward from Dancing & Romancing with the NJSO - STNJ, Episode 87
Jan 13, 2017 • 12 min
Kirby Ward, who will be performing with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra for the upcoming Dancing & Romancing show, join us to talk about the song and dance inspiration behind the show and what the audience can expect!
Doktor Kaboom - STNJ, Episode 54
Jan 13, 2017 • 7 min
Check out our interview with Doktor Kaboom, “the coolest scientist to ever enter a room” about all of the fun electrically charged programs he’s bringing to The State and how important safe science is!
State Theatre Year-End Round Up - STNJ, Episode 68
Dec 30, 2016 • 49 min
For this end of the year round-up episode, we brought a number of State Theatre staff members into the studio to discuss their favorite moments from an incredible year of shows!
Glen Burtnik - STNJ, Episode 67
Dec 23, 2016 • 48 min
On this episode of All Access with State Theatre New Jersey we listen to an interview Bert did with Glen Burtnik and do some trivia about State Theatre shows from 2016!
State Theatre Artist in Residence Glenis Redmond - STNJ, Episode 64
Dec 2, 2016 • 48 min
This week on All Access with State Theatre New Jersey we chat with our Poet-in-Residence Glenis Redmond!
Bo Bice of Blood Sweat & Tears - STNJ, Episode 80
Nov 30, 2016 • 12 min
Bo Bice, who is now performing with Blood Sweat & Tears, chats with us about how it’s an incredible feather in his cap to be doing this show.
American Repertory Ballet dancer Shaye Firer - STNJ, Episode 77
Nov 18, 2016 • 10 min
We chat with American Repertory Ballet dancer Shaye Firer about performing in the Nutcracker and working her way up over the years.
ELF the Musical actor Darius Manual - STNJ, Episode 76
Nov 18, 2016 • 11 min
Check out our interview with actor Darius Manual who will be playing the store manager in Elf the Musical about the show, how it differs from the movie, and his role!
Comedian Ralphie May - STNJ, Episode 78
Nov 18, 2016 • 12 min
Comedian Ralphie May joins us to chat about playing in New Jersey, being mistaken for Chris Christie, and what people can expect in his upcoming show!
Michael Cavanaugh - STNJ, Episode 74
Nov 4, 2016 • 12 min
We chat with Michael Cavanaugh about playing with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra about the music he’ll be performing and how it feels to be performing the music of these legends.
Bronwyn Reed of Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage - STNJ, Episode 73
Oct 26, 2016 • 19 min
Check out our interview with Bronwyn Reed who is playing Baby in Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage about putting this iconic story up on stage and how hard she has worked to dance this role!
Jay Siegel of Jay Siegel and the Tokens - STNJ, Episode 69
Oct 17, 2016 • 13 min
We chat with Jay Siegal of Jay Siegal and the Tokens, who will be performing with the Golden Oldies Spectacular about what people can expect from the upcoming show and how it feels like a high school reunion with all of the artists who are there!
Resident Artistic Director of George Street Playhouse Michael Mastro - STNJ, Episode 55
Sep 30, 2016 • 47 min
On this episode of All Access with State Theatre New Jersey we chat with George Street Playhouse’s Resident Artistic Director Michael Mastro and NJSO’s Director of Artistic Planning Patrick Chamberlain.
State Theatre’s Season Lineup - STNJ, Episode 52
Sep 9, 2016 • 47 min
On this episode of All Access with State Theatre New Jersey we talk about the State Theatre’s exciting 2016-2017 line-up of events!
Southside Johnny of Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes - STNJ, Episode 48
Aug 12, 2016 • 47 min
This week on All Access with State Theatre New Jersey we chat with Southside Johnny of Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes.
STNJ Clare Bowen of Nashville - Episode 46
Aug 2, 2016 • 49 min
On this episode of All Access with State Theatre New Jersey we chat with actress and singer-songwriter Clare Bowen from Nashville.
J. Robert Spencer of The Midtown Men - STNJ, Episode 43
Jun 27, 2016 • 48 min
On this episode of All Access with State Theatre New Jersey we chat with J. Robert Spencer of The Midtown Men.
Jennifer Bradshaw from the City of New Brunswick - STNJ, Episode 39
Jun 13, 2016 • 49 min
This week on All Access with State Theatre New Jersey we chat with Jennifer Bradshaw from the City of New Brunswick
Upcoming Broadway Shows - STNJ, Episode 38
Jun 10, 2016 • 48 min
It’s Broadway week on All Access with State Theatre New Jersey! We just launched our Broadway Buy More Save More Promotion and Bert and Kelly dive into detail about the awesome shows we have coming for our new Broadway season.
Jim Jack from George Street Playhouse - STNJ, Episode 37
May 30, 2016 • 47 min
This week on All Access with State Theatre New Jersey we speak with Jim Jack from George Street Playhouse about their upcoming show Terra Incognita.
Mallory Nolting of 42nd Street, Rose Cousins, and Debbie Gravitte - STNJ, Episode 35
May 13, 2016 • 44 min
On this episode of All Access with State Theatre New Jersey we chat with Broadway Tony Award-winner Debbie Gravitte; singer-songwriter, Rose Cousins, opening act for Mary Chapin Carpenter; and 42nd Street actress, Mallory Nolting.
Matthew Taylor of 42nd Street - STNJ, Episode 33
May 6, 2016 • 47 min
On this episode of All Access with State Theatre New Jersey we talk with Tracey O’Reggio about Rutgers day and actor Matthew Taylor from 42nd Street!
State Theatre Staff review Gala and recent shows - STNJ, Episode 34
May 6, 2016 • 50 min
On this episode of All Access with State Theatre New Jersey we go behind the scenes of the recent State Theatre Benefit Gala featuring comedian Martin Short, plus a show review of Golden Oldies Spectacular featuring Darlene Love, Bobby Rydell, Lou…
Behind the Scenes with the State Theatre Crew - STNJ, Episode 32
Apr 22, 2016 • 48 min
On this episode of All Access with State Theatre New Jersey, we sit down with the crew of the State Theatre and get a behind the scenes look at what really happens backstage and on stage.
Industry Insiders: Rock Music - STNJ, Episode 30
Apr 12, 2016 • 49 min
On this episode of All Access with State Theatre New Jersey we sit down with a group of music industry insiders and chat about their experience, including celebrity encounters, favorite music moments, plus industry secrets unveiled.
Glen Burtnik and The Weeklings Live Show - STNJ, Episode 28
Mar 25, 2016 • 45 min
On this episode of ALL ACCESS WITH STATE THEATRE NEW JERSEY we chat with New Jersey musician Glen Burtnik and his band The Weeklings (a Beatles-inspired power pop band) and talk about their upcoming State Theatre show on April 2. Plus, The Weeklings…
Cree Carrico and Willard Beckham of Love on Broadway - STNJ, Episode 27
Mar 18, 2016 • 48 min
On this episode of All Access with State Theatre New Jersey we talk with two cast members from Love on Broadway, Cree Carrico and Willard Beckham.
Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains - STNJ, Episode 23
Feb 22, 2016 • 46 min
On this episode of ALL ACCESS WITH STATE THEATRE NEW JERSEY we chat with Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains. Plus, we talk about our new program Concerts & Cocktails.
Megan Hilty - Episode 21a
Feb 5, 2016 • 8 min
Listen to our February 4th interview with Broadway star Megan Hilty. Megan joins the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Conductor and Broadway Music Director Todd Ellison for a Valentine’s Day performance on Sun, February 14. 2016.
Bobby Bandiera Live Show - STNJ, Episode 20
Jan 29, 2016 • 48 min
On this episode of ALL ACCESS WITH STATE THEATRE NEW JERSEY we sit down with New Jersey musician Bobby Bandiera and talk about his upcoming State Theatre show, Bobby Bandiera’s Tribute to Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny, and Others on March…
State Theatre Staff Yearly Roundup - STNJ, Episode 16
Jan 4, 2016 • 48 min
On this episode of All Access with State Theatre New Jersey, the State Theatre staff reflects on the year in events at the State Theatre and their personal favorite entertainment moments of 2015.
Amie Bajalijah, and Marti Mayo from the Zimmerli Art Museum - STNJ, Episode 14
Dec 18, 2015 • 47 min
On this episode of All Access with State Theatre New Jersey we chat with representatives from Crossroads Theatre Company and Zimmerli Art Museum as well as State Theatre Theatre Manager Jessica Trechak!
Performance Insights Podcast - STNJ, ARB’s Nutcracker - December 18-20, 2015
Oct 28, 2015 • 35 min
In this episode of Performance Insights Podcasts, Mary Pat Robertson, school director of American Repertory Ballet’s Princeton Ballet School, takes us on a in-depth lecture into the history of Nutcracker, and the background of the music and story, things…
Performance Insights Podcast - STNJ, Munich Symphony Orchestra - November 8, 2015
Oct 28, 2015 • 26 min
In this episode of Performance Insights Podcasts, Anthony LaGruth, artistic director and conductor of the Garden State Philharmonic, takes us on a in-depth lecture into the background of the music and the art form, things to watch and listen for during…
Philippe Entremont of the Munich Symphony Orchestra - STNJ, Episode 6
Oct 26, 2015 • 40 min
On this episode of All Access with State Theatre New Jersey, State Theatre President & CEO Tom Carto talks with Ken and Jenny Osterman, Co-Chairs of the upcoming State Theatre Classical Season Celebration event with the Munich Symphony Orchestra and one…
Andy Erickson of Last Comic Standing and Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits - STNJ, Episode 4
Oct 12, 2015 • 39 min
On this episode of All Access with State Theatre New Jersey, we talk with Andy Erikson from Last Comic Standing and Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits.
Sandy Deanne of Jay and the Americans and Gary Puckett - STNJ, Episode 3
Oct 9, 2015 • 42 min
On this episode of All Access with State Theatre New Jersey, we chat with Sandy Dean from Jay and the Americans as well as Gary Puckett of Gary Puckett and the Union Gap about their upcoming October 10th show at the State Theatre, Sixties Spectacular.
Under the Streetlamp - STNJ, Episode 2
Sep 29, 2015 • 41 min
On this episode of All Access with State Theatre New Jersey, we chat with Shonn Wiley and Brandon Wardell of the vocal group, Under the Streetlamp. We also talk about the aftermath of the September 15th death-defying Submerged escape stunt that happened…