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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 Spectacular on May 31 at 7pm, visit the event page: https://www.stnj.org/event/golden_oldies_spectacular…
 
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 for in dancers that join his company, his dance tribute to David Bowie and the diverse music cat…
 
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 information about the Golden Oldies Spectacular on May 31 at 7pm, visit our event page: https://www.stnj.o…
 
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 Golden Oldies Spectacular on May 31 at 7pm, visit the event page here: https://www.stnj.org/event/gol…
 
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 audiences since the age of six, and more! To learn more about the show on March 23, 2021, visit our eve…
 
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 on their first American tour!For more information about the Golden Oldies Spectacular on May 31,…
 
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 our event page: https://www.stnj.org/event/color-purple…
 
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 performing, and the wide variety of audiences he entertains! For more info on Mr. Pennygaff's Cirkus Side…
 
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 event page: https://www.stnj.org/event/fiddler-on-the-roof…
 
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: https://www.stnj.org/event/nutcrackerBy State Theatre New Jersey
 
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 to STNJ on December 3-4. For more information, check out our event page: https://www.stnj.org/eve…
 
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 and the wonderful holiday treat Salute to Vienna on December 31!For more details, check out our e…
 
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 page: https://www.stnj.org/event/spongebob-musical…
 
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 more!Don't miss The SpongeBob Musical on Nov 29-Dec 1. For more details, check out our event page…
 
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 states. Catch Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko fight the night to save the day on Sunday, December 8th. …
 
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 talked with Tony about his love for jazz music, his times in the famous jazz clubs of NYC, the Gi…
 
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 movies and its music, side projects, and more! Don't miss The Fab Faux at State Theatre New Jerse…
 
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 ages, Taj Express comes to town on November 16. Check out the event page for all the details: ht…
 
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 stop in New Brunswick on October 20, and just what it was like growing up.…
 
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 December 7 for two performances as part of the State Theatre's Milk & Cookies. Check out the ev…
 
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 out the event page for all the details: https://www.stnj.org/event/matt-haimovitz-navah-perlman…
 
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 we talk with Crossroads Board Chairman Anthony Carter about this exciting star-studded event. Fo…
 
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 theatre-based games. Now, the Bilingual Birdies make their way to New Brunswick on November 2 for…
 
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 professional juggler. Check out the event page for all the details: http://bit.ly/34EccNC…
 
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 forms. Check out the event page for all the details: http://bit.ly/34FTyok…
 
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 at The State on November 17—when they were just 11 year old kids in music school. Check out th…
 
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 the road for his new comedy tour. Check out the event page for all the details: http://bit.ly/2…
 
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 about this once-in-a-lifetime experience for these eight talented musicians. Check out the eve…
 
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 music and dance over the decades.By State Theatre New Jersey
 
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 initially got into the business of blending music and science and how it's evolved over the years…
 
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 became interested in music and how his synesthesia works with him when he's composing. Check …
 
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