(New Brunswick, NJ) -- State Theatre presents Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons for the State Theatre's 25th Anniversary Benefit Gala on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Concert tickets range from $55-$250. Benefit Gala tickets are $650. For Benefit Gala tickets please call 732-247-7200, ext. 543.
"We are thrilled to
have New Jersey's own, Frankie Valli, one of America's treasured
artists, return to the State Theatre for this very special Anniversary
Benefit Gala," said Mark W. Jones, State Theatre President & CEO.
Gala festivities begin at 5pm at The Heldrich Hotel and the performance
will begin at 6pm. In addition to the concert, Gala guests will enjoy a
reception, dinner with reserved seating, open bar, dancing, and live
entertainment. The Benefit Gala, the State Theatre's biggest annual
event, underwrites the State Theatre's artistically acclaimed
programming and nationally recognized education programs. A portion of
each ticket price represents a tax-deductible contribution to the State
The State Theatre Benefit Gala Corporate Honoree is
Boraie Development. Boraie Development is a family owned business
located in New Brunswick that focuses on urban real estate development,
property management and real estate marketing statewide. Both the
business and the individual family members have been contributors to the
State Theatre for many years. In 2005, Boraie Development donated the
funds to create a Donor Lounge that the theater uses to host high-level
donors and corporate guests.
This year's Leadership in the Arts
awards will be presented to The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and
the J. Seward Johnson, Sr. 1963 Charitable Trust. The Blanche and
Irving Laurie Foundation supports a variety of projects, largely based
in the area of classical programming. The Foundation is the single
greatest contributor to the State Theatre's Symphony Series, which has
flourished because of the Foundation's support.
The J. Seward
Johnson, Sr. 1963 Charitable Trust is a foundation that has supported
many special initiatives at the State Theatre. Much of their funding
has helped keep the theater up-to-date with the ever changing
technologies of our world.
In addition, a special award for this
anniversary year, the Silver Anniversary Honoree, will be presented to
Johnson & Johnson for their unwavering support of the arts community
and New Brunswick. Johnson & Johnson played a major role in the
theater's re-opening as a performing arts center in 1988, and has
remained a loyal supporter each and every year.
Anniversary Gala Co-Chairs are Doug and Diane Garback of PrudentialThe
Garback Agency with support from Vice-Chairs Scott Fergang of RBC Wealth
Management and Richard T. McDonald of Johnson & Johnson.
About the Gala Artist
true American legend, Frankie Valli's incredible career with The Four
Seasons, as well as his solo success, has spawned countless hit singles
including "Sherry," "Walk Like A Man," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag
Doll," "December 63 Oh What A Night," and "Can't Take My Eyes Off of
You." Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons have sold over 100 million
Valli's long-lasting career has led to the
overwhelming success of the Broadway musical JERSEY BOYS, which
chronicles Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons incredible career and
features all of their greatest hits. The JERSEY BOYS juggernaut has now
been seen by over 18 million people worldwide and has won four Tony
Awards including Best Musical (2006).
In 2014, Frankie Valli's
life story will once again be featured. This time in the film adaptation
of JERSEY BOYS, directed by Academy Award-winning director Clint
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.
Theatre, a premier nonprofit venue for the performing arts and
entertainment. The theater exists to enrich people's lives, contribute
to a vital urban environment, and build future audiences by presenting
the finest performing artists and entertainers and fostering lifetime
appreciation for the performing arts through education. The State
Theatre's programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New
Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency
of the National Endowment for the Arts, and contributions from numerous
corporations, foundations, and individuals. The Heldrich is the official
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the State Theatre. The Star-Ledger is the official newspaper of the
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