New Jersey Stage

Thursday, March 17, 2011

State Theatre Announces 28 Performances Just Added For 2011-2012

(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(R) Award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan (10/1/11). Other dance performances include Raw Dance Company with an explosive show combining funk 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 in Cinderella (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(R) 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); and The 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

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

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