The magic is back with a new and exciting season at the State Theatre.
Members can purchase tickets to the 2022-2023 season on Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. Tickets for the public go on sale Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. There is a limit of 10 tickets per member, per performance during Members Only sales.
Here’s a lineup to the much-anticipate season:
RINGO STARR AND HIS ALL STARR BAND On Sale Now!, Friday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Ringo Starr is hitting the road for a North American tour with his current All Starr Band featuring Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Edgar Winter, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette, and Hamish Stuart. The tour will bring Ringo back to the State Theatre for the first time since 2012. $249/$189/$149/$119/$79 Sponsored by EnTrust Merchant Services and 99.9 the Hawk
THE PIANO GUYS On Sale Now! Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Since their serendipitous start in a Southern Utah piano shop, THE PIANO GUYS have proven to be a powerhouse group without limits. Arriving as a musical phenomenon seemingly overnight, the quartet has delivered bold compositions that transcend boundaries of style and genre, a boundlessness that has since translated into a massively successful career. Steven Sharp Nelson (cellist, songwriter) and Jon Schmidt (pianist, songwriter) are gearing up to hit the road to perform their new music and share their great humor. $225 (VIP M&G)/$175(VIP Merch)/$95/$87/$79 Sponsored by The Morning Call
THE BRONX WANDERERS On Sale Now! Friday, Sept.16 at 7 p.m. America’s Favorite Rock ‘n’ Roll Family Show returns from Vegas! The show’s founder and patriarch, Yo’ Vinny, takes you on a musical journey through his illustrious career in the record business while working for Lifesong and Columbia Records since he was 17 years old. You’ll hear songs by Dion and The Belmonts, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Billy Joel, The Animals, Queen, and even an artist or two from today’s generation. If you liked Jersey Boys your love The Bronx Wanderers. $30/25 Sponsored by 790 WAEB & Real Oldies 1470
THE ORCHESTRA starring FORMER MEMBERS OF ELECTIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA, Friday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Not all rock bands are created equal! THE ORCHESTRA starring former members of Electric Light Orchestra is living proof. All six members of THE ORCHESTRA were formerly part of the ELO Part II recording and/or touring family, including longest term member, Mik Kaminski, ELO’s famous Blue Violin Player. THE ORCHESTRA performs all of the Original ELO greatest hits as certified by the Billboard Top 40 Category in the U.S. $47/$42 Sponsored by 99.9 The Hawk, Outside Promoter: LAR Enterprises.
OH WHAT A NIGHT OF ROCK N’ ROLL On Sale Now! Saturday, Oct. 8 a 7 p.m.
LOU CHRISTIE – “LIGHTNING STRIKES”
JAY SIEGEL’S TOKENS – “THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT”
LA LA BROOKS – “DA DOO RON RON”
THE CAPRIS – “MOON OUT TONIGHT”
CLEVELAND STILL & THE DUBS – “COULD THIS BE MAGIC”
THE FIREFLIES – “YOU WERE MINE”
ACCAPPELLA BY CLASSIC SOUNDS
Hosted by COOL BOBBY B on Sirius Radio 50’s on 5. $65/55/50/45/40. This is an Outside Promoter event. Member Benefits do not apply.
GLADYS KNIGHT On Sale Now! Sunday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m.Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry of Gladys Knight. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary genres. Top 20 hits, like “If I Were Your Woman,” “Neither One of Us (Wants to be the First to Say Goodbye),” “Best Thing to Ever Happen to Me” and the #1 smash “Midnight Train to Georgia” established Gladys Knight and The Pips as the premiere pop/R&B vocal ensemble in the world. $85/75/65 Sponsored by N. Pugliese, Inc, 790 WAEB, & Real Oldies 1470
CHRIS BOTTI On Sale Now! Friday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards. Most recently, his latest album Impressions won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental. Performing worldwide and selling more than four million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre. $75/$65/$55. Sponsored by Alvin H. Butz Inc.
BILL ENGVALL On Sale Now! Sunday, Oct.16 at 3 and p.m. Bill Engvall is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. Bill can regularly be seen in a recurring role on the hit FOX sitcom Last Man Standing playing Reverend Paul. Bill’s first album, Here’s Your Sign, is certified platinum and held the #1 position on the Billboard Comedy Chart for 15 straight weeks. His second album, Dorkfish, also debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Comedy Chart, as did his subsequent comedy albums. He was recently awarded “Casino Comedian” of the year at the 2019 Casino Entertainment Awards in Las Vegas. $69/59/49 Sponsored by Cat Country 96, The Morning Call & Stoke Coal Fire Pizza and Bar.
BLUE MAN GROUP On Sale Now! Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. More than 35 million people around the world have experienced the smash hit phenomenon that is BLUE MAN GROUP and now it’s your turn! BLUE MAN GROUP premieres in Easton for a one-night only limited engagement on their new North American tour. Join the Blue Men in a joyful experience that unites audiences of all ages. $81/$71/$61 Sponsored by B104, 95.1 WZZO, The Morning Call.
HAUNTED ILLUSIONS Starring David Caserta. Saturday, Oct 22 at 7 p.m. Back by popular demand! Treat your family to an evening of mind‐blowing magic and comedy that gets the whole audience into the act. You’ll be stunned and amazed as master illusionist David Caserta has people levitating, disappearing, and reappearing right before your eyes. You will witness never before seen illusions that have been created just for this show. Families will thrill, laugh and possibly vanish from sight at a magic spectacular like no other. Watch the unbelievable happen! What better way to celebrate Halloween than with an incredible night of magic ‐ at the Halloween spectacular Haunted Illusions! Get your tickets now, before they disappear.$24/$12 (Child 12 & under) Sponsored by WFMZ-TV
JOHNNY MATHIS The Voice of Romance Tour 2022. Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. “There are a number of good singers, a smaller handful of truly great singers, and then there’s Johnny Mathis.” – Barbra Streisand Legendary singer Johnny Mathis, celebrating 66 Years as a Recording Artist, comes to Easton to perform his greatest hits & personal favorites at the State Theatre. Come hear why Johnny will always be the Voice Of Romance! $105/95/85 Sponsored by N. Pugiliese, Inc., 790 WAEB, and Real Oldies 1470.
TOOTSIE. Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.all it “musical comedy heaven” (Rolling Stone). Call it “the most uproarious new musical in years!” (The Hollywood Reporter). Call it TOOTSIE! Featuring a hilarious Tony®-winning book by Robert Horn and an outrageously clever score by 2018 Tony-winner David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit), this laugh-out-loud love letter to the theatre tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime. $77/67/57 Outside Promoter: Classical Arts Entertainment
SWAN LAKE. Friday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. The terrible spell of the magician Rothbart turns the beautiful Odette and her friends into swans, and only at night do they turn into human form. Only boundless and sincere love can break this spell. “Swan Lake” is the most famous ballet of classical heritage. $85/$75/$65/$55 This ballet is in 2 acts (performed with one intermission). This is an Outside Promoter event. Member Benefits do not apply. Outside Promoter: J&R Adventures
JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR On Sale Now! Saturday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. Join #1 Billboard Blues Artist Joanne Shaw Taylor and her amazing band as they perform her highly acclaimed new release, “The Blues Album” from start to finish, along with fan favorites at the Bijou Theatre. Taylor has become one of the hottest live acts on the modern Blues scene, and soon you’ll see why. You don’t want to miss Blues Rock Phenom, Joanne Shaw Taylor in this unforgettable night of soul and blues music! $93.50/$73.50/$53.50/$34.05 This is an Outside Promoter event. Member Benefits do not apply.
CAT COUNTRY 96 JINGLE JAM. Thursday, Nov.17 at 7:30 p.m.Cat Country 96 presents the 2022 Jingle Jam at the historic State Theatre. It’s an intimate evening of acoustic music with some of Nashville’s hottest stars! Listen to CAT for ticket information and announcements of artists! $25 Proceeds Benefit the FREDDY© Awards Program
STRAIGHT NO CHASER 25th Anniversary Celebration On Sale Now! Saturday, Dec. 3 at 3 and 7 p.m. If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase and a long list of accomplishments including 2 RIAA Gold Certified albums, over 1.5 million concert tickets sold, over 1 billion streams on Pandora, and over 1 million albums sold worldwide. Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense… and with a sense of humor. $69.50/$59.50/$49.50 Sponsored by Lutron Electronics Co. Inc, 3rd & Ferry Fish Market, Victaulic, The Morning Call, and 100.7 WLEV
CIRQUE MUSICA. Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. Cirque Musica Holiday Wonderland is a must-see holiday event to usher in the magic of the season. Igniting joy and wonder to your theater like never before, Wonderland is an all-new musical journey that will transport audiences to a magical land far away for a fun-filled holiday-themed show experience they will never forget. Audiences will be dazzled by the acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks, and holiday cheer. The show blends the spellbinding grace and daredevil athleticism of today’s greatest circus performers with a musical mix of timeless seasonal favorites. Cirque Musica Holiday Wonderland is an unforgettable experience for the entire family to enjoy a world-class circus experience infused with the holiday classics we all love. Create memories you will cherish forever at Cirque Musica Holiday Wonderland! $159/$59/$49/$39 Sponsored by The Morning Call
A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. A powerful story of redemption, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, has enchanted audiences the world over with its simple message of Holiday joy. Ebenezer Scrooge, that most unrepentant and miserly of fellows, is made to see the light as he survives a merciless battery of revelations by the ghosts of his own life: Jacob Marley and the Christmas Spirits of Past, Present, and Future. A Christmas Carol is delightful and thoroughly entertaining, it is the perfect family holiday event. $39/$29 Sponsored by ViaMedia.Outside Promoter LincStar Events
NUTCRACKER! MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS BALLET Tuesday, Dec.13 at 7 p.m. This Christmas, bring the whole family back to a simpler time with NUTCRACKER! Magic of Christmas Ballet! The acclaimed holiday tradition is LIVE in theaters for the 30th Anniversary tour. Gather friends and family to re-live your fondest childhood dreams, overflowing with larger-than-life puppets, breath-taking acrobatics and dazzling costumes. Experience the exquisite artistry of the international cast, featuring stars of Ukraine ballet, performing at the highest level of classical technique. Share in the message of Peace and Harmony this Christmas with tickets in your city! $43/$38. Sponsored by 100.7 WLEV Outside Promoter: Wizards of Winter, LLC
THE WIZARDS OF WINTER On Sale Now! Sunday, Dec. 18 at 4 p.m.The Lehigh Valley’s own Wizards of Winter featuring former members of Classic Rock Giants – The Trans- Siberian Orchestra, Def Leppard, Rainbow, Alice Cooper, Blue Oyster Cult, and others along with Broadway and Theater veterans return this year. Join them on a musical journey in search of the true meaning of Christmas. The story is based around the music from their latest release “The Christmas Dream” along with music from their self-titled CD and their album “The Magic of Winter”. Celebrate the Season with WOW! $49/$44/$40/$35.This is an Outside Promoter event. Member Benefits do not apply
COLIN MOCHRIE AND BRAD SHERWOOD: SCARED SCRIPTLESS On Sale Now! an. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood take to the live stage to create hilarious and original scenes in their two-man show. Known by TV audiences for their work on Whose Line is it Anyway?, Colin & Brad improvise new material every night from audience suggestions and participation. “Interactive” in every sense of the word, Colin & Brad will take the audience on a comedic high-wire act… just like a live version of Whose Line! Get ready for a night of non-stop laughter for all ages! Learn more at colinandbradshow.com $47/$42 Sponsored by 95.1 WZZO
THE FLYING KARAMAZOV BROTHERS On Sale Now! Friday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. THE FLYING KARAMAZOV BROTHERS have been seen on many TV shows nationwide including “Seinfeld,” “Ellen,” “The Tonight Show,” “The Today Show” and “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood,” to name a few! These self- proclaimed lunatics, starring Dimitri Karamazov (founder/director) offer a performance of their off-Broadway hit “4 Play.” “100 minutes of cleverness and comedy that go by in a flash! – NY Times $32/$25 (Child) Sponsored by WFMZ-TV and 88.1 WDIY
MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL. Friday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. COME JOIN OUR SISTERHOOD! Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what more than 17 million women and fans worldwide have been laughing about for over 20 years! It’s the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!® $55/$45/$35
HAIRSPRAY On Sale Now! Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. You Can’t Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world? The HAIRSPRAY company is led by Andrew Levitt aka Nina West (from “RuPaul’s Drag Race”) as Edna Turnblad, Niki Metcalf as Tracy Turnblad and Sandie Lee as Motormouth Maybelle and features the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the 60’s,” “Good Morning Baltimore” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” HAIRSPRAY is “fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!” (The New York Times). $75/$65/$55 Sponsored by Capital Blue Cross and 100.7 WLEV
RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS It’s Bagpipes. It’s Rock. It’s Bagrock! Special guest Liberty High School Grenadier Pipes & DrumsThursday, March 2 7:30 p.m. Bagpipes with attitude. Drums with a Scottish accent. A blazing rock band and show so hot, it carries its own health warning! The Red Hot Chilli Pipers signature ‘Bagrock’ sound is a unique fusion of rocked up Bagpipes and clever covers of popular songs from all genres like “The Flowers of Scotland” and “Amazing Grace” (done Chilli-style, of course!) — and contemporary anthems like Queen’s “We Will Rock You”, and a fantastic rock medley of Deep Purple’s, “Smoke on the Water” and AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck”.The Red Hot Chilli Pipers sound is a fusion of traditional pipe tunes and contemporary anthems – tracks from across their four albums include the likes of ‘Clocks’ by Coldplay, ‘Chasing Cars’ by Snow Patrol, ‘Let Me Entertain You’ by Robbie Williams, Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’, a rock medley of Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke On The Water’ and AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’. Plus, ‘Flower of Scotland’, ‘Amazing Grace’ and ‘The Hills of Argyll’ get a look in too, Chilli style of course! The Red Hot Chilli Pipers sound is a fusion of traditional pipe tunes and contemporary anthems – tracks from across their four albums include the likes of ‘Clocks’ by Coldplay, ‘Chasing Cars’ by Snow Patrol, ‘Let Me Entertain You’ by Robbie Williams, Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’, a rock medley of Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke On The Water’ and AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’. Plus, ‘Flower of Scotland’, ‘Amazing Grace’ and ‘The Hills of Argyll’ get a look in too, Chilli style of course! The Red Hot Chilli Pipers sound is a fusion of traditional pipe tunes and contemporary anthems – tracks from across their four albums include the likes of ‘Clocks’ by Coldplay, ‘Chasing Cars’ by Snow Patrol, ‘Let Me Entertain You’ by Robbie Williams, Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’, a rock medley of Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke On The Water’ and AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’. Plus, ‘Flower of Scotland’, ‘Amazing Grace’ and ‘The Hills of Argyll’ get a look in too, Chilli style of course! “These are my boys!” – Sir Paul McCartney $37 Sponsored by WZZO and 88.1 WDIY Outside Promoter: Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club
THE BOOK OF MORMON. On Sale to Members Oct. 11, On Sale to Public Oct. 25. March 7 through March 9 at 7 p.m. The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical. Contains explicit language. For more information, visit TheBookOfMormonTour.com. $87/$72/$57
RHYTHM OF THE DANCE Friday, March 10 at 8 p.m. This incredible live show creates a new era in Irish entertainment, containing a wealth of Irish talent, featuring World and Irish champion dancers, some of the finest Traditional musicians and singers who are a big hit everywhere. Combining traditional dance and music with the most up to date stage technology, this two-hour dance and music extravaganza takes the audiences on an exhilarating and exciting, energy-packed time trip through the ages. It’s internationally rated as one of the most popular and busiest Irish step dance shows in the world making it such a success with critics and audiences worldwide. $45/$39 Sponsored by 88.1 WDIY
R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Thursday, March 16 at 7 p.m.The delightfully heart warming, humorous and uplifting show, R•E•S•P•E•C•T journeys through Aretha Franklin’s courageous life of love, tragedy and triumph! Showcasing her greatest hits over the last 50 years, R•E•S•P•E•C•T is a masterful piece of storytelling, exploring the Diva’s life with the help of her siblings, through her unique childhood, church, relationships and the turbulent music industry! $55/$49/$39. Outside Promoter: Young American Superstars presents.
HITS! THE MUSICAL. Saturday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. Hits! The Musical is a high energy production featuring America’s best young superstars.The cast of approximately 22 members will consist of the country’s most talented singers and dancers, ages 8-23. The show will take audiences on a musical journey through the decades, highlighting the biggest hits of all time in Pop, Country, Rock and Broadway. It will incorporate fast- paced production medleys, dazzling costumes, and is sure to thrill audiences young and old! $99/$49/$39/$29 This is an Outside Promoter event. Member Benefits do not apply.
JAY LENO. Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist…Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.” $109/$99/$79 Exclusively Sponsored by Brown-Daub Family of Dealerships
ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN Staring Gary Mulle n & The Works. Sunday, April 23 at 6 p.m. Since May 2002, Gary Mullen and the Works have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences. Now in the 13th year of touring the US, One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. Expect all the hits – this show will ROCK you! $52/$45/$39 Sponsored by Adams Outdoor Advertising and 99.9 The Hawk
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF On Sale Now! Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher brings his fresh take on a beloved masterpiece to life as FIDDLER ON THE ROOF visits cities across North American. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. This production raises its cup to joy! To love! To life! $75/$65/$55 Sponsored by Alvin H. Butz, Inc., Capital Blue Cross, Fulton Bank and 100.7 WLEV.
MUTTS GONE NUTS. Sunday, April 30 at 1 and 3:30 p.m.Imagine nine of the world’s most talented 4-legged performers in an uproariously funny, comedy dog spectacular that is leaving audiences everywhere howling for more! The all-star lineup includes the highest jumping dog in the universe, two Guinness World Record Champions, a hilarious six pound Pomeranian Pikachu mix, and a host of previously discarded dogs that will dance, prance, flip, and skip their way right in to your heart. Deemed “A must see!” by the Washington Post, Mutts Gone Nuts is sure to win Best in Show! $21/11 (Child) Sponsored by 100.7 WLEV and Cat Country 96
2023 FREDDY AWARDS LIVE. Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m. The State Theatre presents the 21st Annual FREDDY© Awards to recognize and reward exceptional accomplishments in the production and performance of musical theater in high schools of the Lehigh Valley and Warren County, New Jersey. Broadcast live on 69 WFMZ. Check out our yearly scholarship program for participating schools and students.Visit www.freddyawards.org
THE STATE THEATRE’S 2023 ACTING CAMP. Produced by Prestige Production, Monday through Friday, July 10 – 21; Recital July 22.Consisting of four separate morning sessions , Grades 1-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, and Grades 4-12 in the afternoon, the two week course is designed to include an educationally based yet fun-filled theater experience. Each child will rotate daily between three classes (Acting, Music and Dance), learning valuable lessons and tips needed in all phases of theater. Some subjects covered include audition technique, presentation, terminology, character development, scene work, improv skills and acting games, choreography, show preparation, and musical technique. Each year is a unique experience! Download Registration at statetheatre.org/acting-camp Sponsored by Crayola
LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK GALLERY. The Lehigh Valley Health Network Gallery and Gallery Annex are programmed by the State Theatre Center for the Arts, in partnership with the Arts Community of Easton. ACE creates opportunities which invite community involvement, and presents educational opportunities by organizing exhibitions, classes and workshops, an annual studio tour, and public mural projects. Exhibits open to the public 90 min prior to most performances.
Membership to the non-profit State Theatre starts at $75. By phone: 1-800-999-STATE or 610-252-3132 or visit www.statetheatre.org.