Chazz Palminteri in 'A Bronx Tale'
Friday, December 13, 2013 at 8pm / $75, $65, $55, $45, $35
Written and performed by Chazz Palminteri, A Bronx Tale tells the story of a young boy from a working class family who witnesses a murder and is introduced to the world of organized crime.
After premiering in Los Angeles in 1990, the show moved to New York City for a critically and commercially successful off-Broadway run. The stage production was subsequently adapted into an acclaimed motion picture as Robert De Niro’s directorial debut. After the film’s worldwide success Palminteri brought the show back to New York for a Broadway run with four-time Tony® Award-winner Jerry Zaks as director.
Palminteri has more than 50 films to his credit including The Usual Suspects, Bullets Over Broadway (Academy Award® nomination), Analyze This, Hurlyburly, Mulholland Falls, Diabolique, and A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.
Line-up includes Mike Love (lead vocals), Bruce Johnston (keys, vocals), John Cowsill (drums, vocals), Tim Bonhomme (keys), Randell Kirsch (bass, vocals), Scott Totten (guitars, vocals), and Christian Love (guitars, vocals).
American Repertory Ballet, formerly known as Princeton Ballet, has been performing its Nutcracker at State Theatre for over 20 years. ARB’s current version of Nutcracker is choreographed by Artistic Director Douglas Martin, with additional choreography by Resident Choreographer Mary Barton, features the Act I Party and Battle scenes from Company Founder Audrée Estey’s original production. This year, there is a brand new growing
ARB’s Nutcracker is a special opportunity for select students from Princeton Ballet School to join the professional company on stage. Many are from Middlesex and Mercer Counties. Some students from Princeton Ballet School’s New Brunswick location will be performing at the New Brunswick tree lighting ceremony on Friday, December 6 at the corner of Livingston Avenue and George Street, in front of Monument Square, from 5:00pm-7:00pm. These New Brunswick students are DANCE POWER Scholars - students who were selected from American Repertory Ballet’s DANCE POWER program in New Brunswick Public Schools to attend Princeton Ballet School on full scholarship.
Princeton Ballet School Director Mary Pat Robertson will be hosting Pre-Performance Insights on Saturday, December 21 at 12:00pm (prior to the 1:00pm show), Saturday, December 21 at 3:30pm (prior to the 4:30pm show), and Sunday, December 22 at 3:30pm (prior to the 1:00pm show). These discussions, which will introduce you and your children to the ballet’s story and characters before the show, will be held at the United Methodist Church at 323 George Street - diagonally across the street from the theatre. Robertson will also host a post-performance discussion with costumed characters after the 1:00pm performance on December 21. This will be a special chance for audience members to meet the dancers, ask questions, and request autographs.
In nearby Princeton, ARB will be holding a reception in honor of its 50th Nutcracker Season: its “Celebrate the Legacy” Reception at The Nassau Club on November 30 at 7:00pm. The event will feature gourmet hors d’oeuvres prepared by The Nassau Club Chef Brian Dougherty, a 50/50 raffle, an auction, displays of photos and mementos from the company’s past 50 years of Nutcracker, and more. More information about this event, including menu items, and a downloadable event invitation, is on ARB’s website. Visit www.arballet.org/ARB/Nutcracker for more information about this reception and the 50th Annual Nutcracker performance season.
Also in Princeton, ARB will host its annual “Nutcracker Sweets” party on November 29 at 3:15pm - between the 1:00pm and 4:30pm performances at McCarter Theatre. At “Nutcracker Sweets,” families can enjoy homemade treats; tea, coffee, and hot cocoa served in china teacups; story time; and free photos with costumed characters. Tickets for “Nutcracker Sweets” are sold separately from performance tickets, but they are also available by calling the McCarter box office: 609-258-ARTS (2787). Please contact Naomi Levecchia with any questions: email@example.com, 732-249-1254 x25.
Top sponsors of ARB’s 50th Annual Nutcracker Season include: New Brunswick Development Corporation, Covance Foundation, The Charles and Rachel Gray Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation, and Hampton Inn. Town Topics and Princeton Magazine, Packet Media, NJ Family, Bucks County Courier, Bucks Life Magazine, Moxie Woman Magazine, and Princeton Alumni Weekly are media sponsors.
The Oak Ridge Boys: Boys Night Out
Thu, March 13, 2014 at 8pm
See the Grammy® Award-winning group The Oak Ridge Boys sing their greatest hits including "Elvira," "Bobbie Sue," "Dream On," and "American Made." The group's distinctive four-part harmonies and their roots in gospel, rock and roll, blues, and country have earned them 12 gold, three platinum, and one double platinum album with a double platinum single.
The men who make up the Oak Ridge Boys—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban—comprise one of the most successful touring groups and present around 150 shows per year. With their ever-evolving music and fine-tuned shows, The Oak Ridge Boys have stood the test of time after 40 years of performing to sold-out venues across the country.
Gipsy Kings 25th Anniversary Tour
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 8pm / $87.50, $67.50, $57.50, $47.50, $37.50
State Theatre presents Gipsy Kings—25th Anniversary Tour on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 8pm. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 15 at 10am. Tickets range from $37.50-87.50.
The Gipsy Kings, France’s most successful group of all time, will perform their unique blend of flamenco and Latin rhythms on stage, including the worldwide hit “Bambaléo” and songs from their most recent album, Savor Flamenco. Since their debut, the Gipsy Kings have toured virtually non-stop, to the farthest-flung corners of the world, and sold almost 20 million albums, all the while retaining the same line-up of virtuoso musicians from two bands of brothers: the Reyes and the Baliardos.
For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org. 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 three hours prior to curtain on performance dates unless otherwise specified. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.
15 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Ticket Office - 732-246-SHOW (7469)
Online - www.StateTheatreNJ.org
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