Upcoming Events at the State Theatre NJ

by Donald Hanson • March 26, 2011 • EventsComments (0)1284



New Brunswick, NJ—The State Theatre announces the addition of 28 performances for 2011-2012, featuring a variety of dance, pop, Broadway, classical, family shows, holiday favorites, and more.
2011-2012 performance highlights include the world-renowned Mariinsky Orchestra with sought-after Conductor Valery Gergiev (10/4/11)Raw Dance Company in the high-energy, funk tap, hip-hop, and acrobatic show PROJECT X(11/4/11); The Rat Pack is Back! (10/22-23/11), a recreation of the free-wheeling, no-holds-barred nightclub act starring Vegas’ four favorite sons; Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (3/17/12); and the New Shanghai Acrobats (3/18/12).


This year’s classical series includes the Mariinsky Orchestra with Conductor Valery Gergiev (10/4/11)Hamburg Symphony Orchestra with Chief Conductor Jeffrey Tate (1/18/12), in their first U.S. appearance since 2007; St. Petersburg State Orchestra (2/12/12); and the Dresden Philharmonic with Principal Conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (3/9/12).



Our dance series kicks off with a fall performance by Garth Fagan Dance, led by Tony® Award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan (10/1/11). Other dance performances include Raw Dance Company with an explosive show combiningfunk tap, hip-hop, acrobatics, and live music called PROJECT X (11/4/11); the fiery Compañia Flamenca Jose Porcel (11/12/11); Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company in OYSTER (2/1/12)Moscow Festival Ballet inCinderella (4/6/11); Also, in a return engagement, the shape-shifting dance troupe, MOMIX in reMIX (4/20/11), a show that combines pieces from the MOMIX repertoire from over 25 years of work.



Broadway shows this year include The Rat Pack is Back! (10/22-23/11), a recreation of the free nightclub act starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Joey Bishop, and Sammy Davis Jr.; and the 12-time Tony® Award-winning musical, Fiddler on the Roof (2/17-18/12).

Also on stage, created from interviews with Iraqi refugees, is the play AFTERMATH (11/16-20/11). AFTERMATH tells the story of nine Iraqi people who lost their country in the six years since the United States invasion. Through the voices of those who suffered, the audience gets a glimpse into the realities of wartime and its innocent victims.


This holiday season brings a variety of pop, Celtic, and dance performances. Kicking off the holiday season is a performance by the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra& the Pied Pipers in “A Christmas Gift” (12/4/11). Other holiday fare includes Dave Koz and Friends in A Smooth Jazz Christmas (12/7/11), an uplifting, high-energy show for the whole family; Home for the Holidays with Brian Stokes Mitchell and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra(12/9/11); My Mother is Italian, My Father is Jewish & I’m Home for the Holidays (12/11/11). Also returning this December, seasonal favorites American Repertory Ballet’s The Nutcracker (12/17-18/11) and Salute to Vienna – New Year’s Concert (12/31/11).



Concerts include Huey Lewis & the News (7/12/11)Shawn Colvin and Loudon Wainwright III (7/16/11); Glen Burtnik & Friends with Jersey Beatles Bash V (7/23/11); legendary guitarist, Tommy Emmanuel (9/17/11); andThe Irish Rovers (3/11/12).

Also in the concert line-up, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (3/17/12) and the tribute concert, One Night of Queen (4/7/12) performed by Gary Mullen & The Works.



Family shows this year includes, direct from Beijing, The National Acrobats of China (11/6/11); three Family Day performances by Dan Zanes & Friends on Presidents Day (2/20/12)the New Shanghai Acrobats (3/18/12); and a State Theatre premiere performance by Red Star Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble (3/30/12).


On Sale Timeline

Tickets go on sale to Benefactor Donors and up on Thursday, March 17, 2010 at 10am. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 18 at 9am.

To begin ordering before the general public on March 18, patrons can become a Benefactor Donor or higher by calling 732-247-7200, ext. 512 or donating online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org/donate .

There are 4 WAYS TO BUY TICKETS, call 732-246-SHOW (7469), purchase online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org; visit in person at 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ. Groups can email groups@StateTheatreNJ.org or call 732-247-7200, ext. 517. 

*All artists, programs, policies, dates, times, prices, and discounts are subject to change (or cancellation) without notice. General Questions– visit www.StateTheatreNJ.org/orderinginfo.




2011-2012 Performances


Huey Lewis and the News

Tue, July 12, 2011 at 8pm

Tickets: $25-75

Shawn Colvin & Loudon Wainwright III

Sat, July 16, 2011 at 8pm

Tickets: $20-50

Glen Burtnik & Friends – Jersey Beatles Bash V
Sat, July 23, 2011 at 8pm
Tickets: $20-45


Tommy Emmanuel

Fri, September 17, 2011 at 8pm

Tickets: $20-45


Garth Fagan Dance

Sat, October 1, 2011 at 8pm

Tickets: $32-52

Mariinsky Orchestra

Valery Gergiev, artistic director and conductor

Tue, October 4, 2011 at 8pm

Tickets: $36-58

The Rat Pack is Back!

Sat, October 22, 2011 at 8pm

Sun, October 23, 2011 at 3pm

Tickets: $25-57

Raw Dance Company: Project X

Fri, November 4, 2011 at 8pm

Tickets: $32-52

The National Acrobats of China

Sun, November 6, 2011 at 3pm

Tickets: $22-38


Compania Flamenca Jose Porcel in Gypsy Fire

Sat, November 12, 2011 at 8pm

Tickets: $32-52


Starring Jessica Blank & Erik Jensen

Wed, November 16, 2011 at 8pm

Thu, November 17, 2011 at 8pm

Fri, November 18, 2011 at 8pm

Sat, November 19, 2011 at 2pm & 8pm

Sun, November 20, 2011 at 1pm & 6pm

Tickets: $30


Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra & the Pied Pipers

in A Christmas Gift

Sun, December 4, 2011 at 3pm
Tickets: $32-52


Dave Koz & Friends

A Smooth Jazz Christmas 2011

Wed, December 7, 2011 at 8pm

Tickets: $25-72

Home for the Holidays with Brian Stokes Mitchell

with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Fri, December 9, 2011 at 8pm

Tickets: $20-85

My Mother is Italian, My Father is Jewish & I’m Home for the Holidays

Starring Steve Solomon
Sun, December 11, 2011 at 3pm

Tickets: $34-59

American Repertory Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Sat, December 17, 2011 at 1pm & 4:30pm
Sun, December 18, 2011 at 1pm & 4:30pm

Tickets: $32-57


Salute to Vienna
New Year’s Concert

Sat, December 31, 2011 at 6pm
Featuring The Strauss Symphony of America
and dancers from Ballett St. Pölten
Tickets: $47-107

Hamburg Symphony Orchestra

Jeffrey Tate, chief conductor
Wed, January 18, 2012 at 8pm

Tickets: $36-58

Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company

Wed, February 1, 2012 at 8pm

Tickets: $32-52

Tschaikowski, St. Petersburg State Orchestra
Sun, February 12, 2012 at 3pm
Tickets: $36-58

Fiddler on the Roof
Fri, February 17, 2012 at 8pm
Sat, February 18, 2012 at 2pm & 8pm
Tickets: $32-67

Dan Zanes & Friends

Mon, February 20, 2012 at 10:30am, 1pm, & 3:30pm

Tickets: $10-20

The Pink Floyd Experience

Fri, February 24, 2012 at 8pm

Tickets: $22-52

Dresden Philharmonic

Fri, March 9, 2012 at 8pm
Tickets: $36-58

The Irish Rovers

Sun, March 11, 2012 at 3pm

Tickets: $22-52

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Sat, March 17, 2012 at 8pm

Tickets: $32-77

New Shanghai Acrobats

Sun, March 18, 2012 at 4pm

Tickets: $22-38

Red Star Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble

Fri, March 30, 2012 at 8pm

Tickets: $32-67

Moscow Festival Ballet in Cinderella
Fri, April 6, 2012 at 8pm

Tickets: $32-52

One Night of Queen

Gary Mullen & The Works

Sat, April 7, 2012 at 8pm

Tickets: $25-55

Momix reMIX

Fri, April 20, 2012 at 8pm

Tickets: $32-52


The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Saturday 1pm to 5pm; and at least one hour prior to curtain on performance dates.


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