SHATNER'S WORLD, SPAMALOT, et al. Included in State Theatre's 2012-13 Season!

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Easton's State Theatre has announced its 2012-13 season- on sale to State Theatre Members Wed, August 1 (Box Office window at 453 Northampton Street opens at 6 AM; Online Ticketing and Phone lines open at Noon). Tickets will go on sale to the Public August 15th at 10 AM. Limit 6 tickets per Member per performance during Members Only sales. Membership to the Non-Profit State Theatre starts at $75, lasts one year and is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

By Phone: 1-800-999-STATE or 610-252-3132
Online: www.statetheatre.org

Tunnel to Towers Foundation & Gary Sinise Foundation present
Gary Sinise & THE LT. Dan Band
Friday, August 17 7:30 PM

When Gary Sinise, star of the TV series "CSI:NY", takes to the stage with his Lt. Dan Band, there will be no mystery why one critic said their way with pop, rock, funk and honky-tonk gives the audience "plenty of musical moments to shout for." For two hours Gary and his Lt. Dan Band will rock the house, blasting out hits from the likes of The Police, Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Charlie Daniels and Aretha Franklin. And in between the cheering and dancing in the aisles, there's the bonus of knowing every dollar of ticket sales will go towards building a "smart home" for local hero Sgt. Adam Keys.
$75/$50/$35
This is an Outside Promoter Event. State Theatre Member Benefits & Gift Cards do not apply

LOUIE ANDERSON
Saturday, September 29, 7 PM

Louie Anderson is one of the most versatile and successful comedians working in Hollywood today, loved by the television audiences who never missed his nightly hit series Family Feud or his appearances on late night chat shows. Johnny Carson, the comedy icon for generations of rising stars, invited Louie to make his national television debut on the The Tonight Show in 1984, and the rest is history. Leno, Letterman, Comic Relief and Showtime and HBO specials followed, making Louie a household name and opening doors for him as an actor. Louie recently finished writing his newest installment on family, THE F WORD, HOW TO SURVIVE YOUR FAMILY. All ages show
A: $35 B:$30

Sponsored by 99.9 The Hawk
THE LENNON SISTERS
Sunday, September 30, 2 PM

The Lennon Sisters are an American institution, glamorous, yet unpretentious, sophisticated, yet down-to-earth, famous, yet approachable. No wonder America fell in love with them as the girls next door. For 13 years, on The Lawrence Welk Show, they charmed the nation with their sweet-voiced harmonies and later earned their own television show Jimmy Durante Presents The Lennon Sisters Hour. Now performing as a trio, The Lennon Sisters, Kathy, Janet & Mimi, continue the tradition of excellence to the delight of audiences across the country.
A: $25 B: $20
Sponsored by Luther Crest, N. Pugliese, Inc. and WAEB AM 790

Previously Announced: On Sale Now
Outside Promoter: AM Productions presents
CRAIG FERGUSON
Sunday, October 7, 7 PM

Craig Ferguson entered the world of late night comedy following a diverse and eclectic career that encompasses film, television and the stage. Since taking the helm of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on January 3, 2005, the show has set all-time viewer records and achieved the highest ratings since the shows inception in 1995. Since winning his first Emmy nomination in 2006, Craig achieved a personal milestone in February 2008 when he was sworn in as a US Citizen and in 2009 he published Craig Ferguson: American On Purpose.
$49/$45/$25
This is an Outside Promoter Event. State Theatre Member Benefits & Gift Cards do not apply

Previously Announced: On Sale Now
Outside Promoter: LAR Enterprises presents
A NIGHT OF DOO WOP & ROCK-N-ROLL
Saturday, October 20, 7:30 PM

Experience an unforgettable Night of Doo Wop & Rock-n-Roll with Jimmy Beaumont & The Skyliners, The Dixie Cups, Charlie Thomas Drifters, The Jarmels, Cleveland Stil & The Dubs and Special Guests The Belmonts.
$45/$40
This is an Outside Promoter Event. State Theatre Member Benefits & Gift Cards do not apply

Capitol Steps
Tuesday, October 23, 7:30 PM

Just in time for the 2012 Presidential Election! The Capitol Steps plan to bring down the house…and Senate with their unique blend of music and political comedy. This performance can proudly claim to be the only place in America where you will find the two candidates running for President onstage singing show tunes. Their most recent release is appropriately titled, “Take the Money and Run for President.” If this performance influences your decision for whom to vote for President…yikes, we’re in worse shape than we thought. Not for the faint of heart nor for those considering a run for office. The Capitol Steps- They put the “MOCK” in Democracy!
A: $30 B: $25
Sponsored by WAEB AM 790 and 69.1 WFMZ-TV

HAUNTED ILLUSIONS
The Magic of David Caserta
Saturday, October 27 3 PM & 7 PM

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. What better way to celebrate Halloween than with an incredible night of magic!
$20/$10 (child 10 & under)
Sponsored by B104 and 69.1 WFMZ-TV
Regardless of age, everyone in attendance must have a ticket. Bringing infants to any performance is prohibited.

Golden Dragon Acrobats
Sunday, November 4 1 PM & 4:30 PM

The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today. The reputation of the company is solidly rooted in a commitment to the highest of production values combining award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.
$20/$10 child
Capital BlueCross Family Series
Regardless of age, everyone in attendance must have a ticket. Bringing infants to any performance is prohibited.

Previously Announced: On Sale Now
Mrs. HoneY B’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MARRIAGE
Starring Maripat Donovan, the creator of Late Nite Catechism
Saturday, November 10 8 PM

From the creator of Late Nite Catechism and the producer of Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding, comes a new hilarious interactive comedy. Maripat Donovan is Mrs. Honey Buczkowski, the charming and quick-witted Mrs. Honey B, a self-proclaimed expert on living the good life, and all that it encompasses. In this “class”, she will be sharing her best relationship advice - in-laws, bathroom habits, sex…nothing is off limits. Married? Single? If you’re in a relationship or would like to be someday, you’ll laugh-out loud as Mrs. Honey B. guides you through her home-spun advice for a happy love life. Couples counseling has never been more fun!
A: $35 B:$30

SHATNER’S WORLD
Sunday, November 11 7 PM

In SHATNER'S WORLD…a one man force of nature delivers a larger than life performance complete with his laugh-out-loud humor, signature storytelling and select musical selections in his inimitable style. Through anecdotes, songs, jokes and even some poignant moments, you will experience William Shatner 's phenomenal path from classically trained Shakespearean actor to cultural icon, brilliantly creating the larger-than-life and most important character he has ever played, William Shatner.
$150 (with Meet & Greet )/$75/$60
Sponsored by lehighvalleylive.com

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE LIBERTY JAZZ BAND
Tuesday, November 13 7:30 PM

Join the United States Air Force Liberty Jazz Band for an unforgettable evening of musical entertainment. This outstanding group of professional musicians is currently touring throughout New England and New York performing for countless thousands each year. Expect an exciting program ranging from the traditions of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington, to the contemporary jazz-pop sounds of today.
Free – Tickets must be requested, seating is limited (fees still apply)

PUMPS & PUNCHLINES
The nation’s top female comics!
Thursday, November 15 8 PM

Ladies, grab your girlfriends, put on your pumps, and strut on over for a night of hilarious comedy featuring the nation’s most talented female comedians. Whether it’s gossip, men, sex, family, friends — no topic is off limits during this funny and fantastic evening of stand-up comedy. It’s a night of non-stop energy and laughs for the ladies….and the guys will love it, too. The lineup features cutting-edge comediennes who have appeared on Comedy Central, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Chelsea Lately and Last Comic Standing. They have been stand-up hits at the top Comedy Clubs in the nation including The Improv, Caroline’s on Broadway, The Laugh Factory, Second City and Gotham Comedy Club. Scheduled to appear: Rachel Feinstein, Erin Foley, Renee Gauthier and Erin Jackson.
(Artists subject to change)
A: $29.50 B: $24.50
Sponsored by Lehigh Valley Style & B104

GUYS & DOLLS
Saturday, November 17 7:30 PM

Bustling with gamblers, gangsters, and sassy showgirls, Guys and Dolls celebrates Broadway’s golden era with one of the greatest scores ever written for a musical by the legendary Frank Loesser, masterfully witty book and lyrics by Joe Swerling and comedy legend Abe Burrows, and the glorious Damon Runyon’s comic book world of 1940s Times Square New York City.
GUYS AND DOLLS originally conquered Broadway in 1951 as the winner of 5 Tony? Awards including Best New Musical and again in 1992 with 4 Tony? Awards including Best Revival of a Musical. The New York Times calls it ‘The show that defines Broadway dazzle!”
A: $60 B: $55
Sponsored by Luther Crest; Part of the Butz Broadway Performance Series

THE MOODY BLUES
The Voyage Continues – Highway 45
Friday, November 23 8 PM

Back by popular demand! The Moody Blues have sold in excess of 70 million albums worldwide and have been awarded an astonishing 14 platinum and gold discs. Their incredible roster of hits has generated No. 1, Top 5, Top 10, Top 20, Top 40, Multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold albums and singles. The band has sold out tours on a consistent basis over the course of several decades, making them one of the all-time best-selling album and top-grossing touring bands in existence.
$120 (gold circle)/$105/$95
Sponsored by 99.9 The Hawk and Victaulic

Brian Setzer ORCHESTRA
10th Annual Christmas Rocks Extravaganza
Friday, November 30 8 PM

The Los Angeles Times calls it a show "whose sheer joy is irresistible!"
Brian Setzer is back again to get your holidays rockin' like no one else can! Widely credited as single-handedly resurrecting two forgotten genres of music (rockabilly in the '80's and swing in the '90's), Setzer has created what is undoubtedly the most exciting annual rockin' Christmas event on the planet. With his mind-blowing 18-piece big band in tow, this multi-platinum, 3-time Grammy Award winner will blast through a set of Christmas classics from his best-selling "Christmas Rocks!" CD, plus many other hits from his storied 30-year career. Prior years' performances sold out fast, so be sure to get your tickets early!
A: $55 B:$50
Sponsored by 69.1 WFMZ-TV and Convergent Communications

THE NEW YORK TENORS CHRISTMAS: Memories of Herald Square
Daniel Rodriguez, Andy Cooney and Michael Amante
Saturday, December 1 8 PM

New York’s premier voices have joined together to celebrate the holidays. Daniel Rodriguez, America's Beloved Tenor, came to light during one of the darkest times of our nation’s history as the New York City police officer whose amazing voice comforted a grieving nation in the days following 9-11-01. Andy Cooney, christened Irish America’s Favorite Son by the New York Times, is a title he truly deserves as he has been taking the Irish American scene by storm for the last 20 years. Michael Amante, affectionately known as the People’s Tenor, has a long history of singing popular Rock and Gospel music and the ability to sing with a strength and mastery rarely heard anywhere in the world.
A: $50 B: $45
Sponsored by N. Pugliese, Inc.

Previously Announced: On Sale Now
Outside Promoter: UPA Productions presents
THE JIMMY STURR CHRISTMAS SHOW 2012
Special Guests The Four Aces
Wednesday, December 5 3 PM

Eighteen time Grammy winner Jimmy Sturr and his orchestra return to the State Theatre with the 2012 Jimmy Sturr Christmas Show - with special guest The Four Aces. The wildly popular show features holiday and polka favorites with Matt & Elaine, the Jimmy Sturr Singers, Santa and much more.
A: $39 B:$29
This is an Outside Promoter Event. State Theatre Member Benefits & Gift Cards do not apply

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian
NUTCRACKER
Thursday, December 6 7:30 PM

Moscow Ballet celebrates its 20th year of touring this performance across North America, and to much critical acclaim! The Great Russian Nutcracker is a magical and timeless holiday tradition that comes to life! A classic for the whole family, the production features new characters, hand-painted sets, larger than life puppets and breathtaking scenic design. Beloved Russian fairytale characters, Father Christmas and his granddaughter the Snow Maiden, add to the whimsical and imaginative storytelling that sets this Nutcracker apart.
A: $43 B:$38 $33 (child 10 & under)
Sponsored by The Morning Call & 100.7 WLEV
Regardless of age, everyone in attendance must have a ticket. Bringing infants to any performance is prohibited.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, The Musical
Thursday, December 13 7:30 PM

Nebraska Theatre Caravan presents its delightful stage production of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic A Christmas Carol. This fully staged musical version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale has become a Yuletide Tradition, with a full array of traditional Christmas carols such as “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Away In a Manger” and “Here We Come A-Wassailing” interwoven within the classic story of a tight-fisted, middleclass merchant Ebenezer Scrooge and all the beloved characters from Dickens' 1843 novel. With a set evoking Currier and Ives prints and featuring special effects such as a spinning bed, this is a glorious holiday evening the whole family can enjoy!
A: $50 B: $45
Regardless of age, everyone in attendance must have a ticket. Bringing infants to any performance is prohibited.
Sponsored by Easton Hospital, RCN and 100.7 WLEV; Part of the Butz Broadway Performance Series

WEST SIDE STORY
Tuesday, January 8 & Wednesday, January 9 7:30 PM

More than fifty years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it's back and mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, West Side Story soars as the greatest love story of all time. This revival, based on Tony Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents' Broadway direction, remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway's finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "America," "I Feel Pretty" and "Somewhere." As the Associated Press says, "West Side Story remains Broadway's best dance-driven musical. Five decades have not dimmed the extraordinary choreography or the score that pulsates throughout."
A: $60 B: $55
Sponsored by Sheridan Printing, lehighvalleylive.com and 69.1 WFMZ-TV; Part of the Butz Broadway Performance Series

THE PIPES AND DRUMS OF BLACK WATCH 3rd Battalion, the Royal Regiments of Scotland & THE BAND OF THE SCOTS GUARDS
Special guests Liberty High School Grenadier Band
Sunday, January 13, 3 PM

The Pipes and Drums of The Black Watch 3rd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland, and The Band of Scots Guards bring their legendary pipes, drums and highland dancers to the State Theatre stage.. Featuring bagpipes, traditional military marches, drum solos, Celtic dancing and beloved songs, this event promises a spectacular evening of pageantry and excitement for the entire family. The Lehigh Valley’s own world-renowned Liberty High School Grenadier Band will open the show.
A:$40 B: $35

Sponsored by WDIY 88.1 FM
MONTGOMERY GENTRY
Friday, January 18 8 PM

With their latest album, Rebels on the Run, Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry are poised to stake their claim as one of country music’s all-time greatest duos. Their career includes fourteen Top 10 singles, including five No. 1s, “Something To Be Proud Of,” “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” “Lucky Man,” “Back When I Knew It All” and “Roll With Me.” Whether it’s headlining tours, scoring a Grammy nomination, winning CMA and ACM Awards, garnering critical acclaim or simply earning the admiration of their millions of fans, Montgomery Gentry have met the criteria reserved for but a few in country music history.
A: $75 B: $70
Sponsored by CAT Country 96 and Lehigh Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Bristol Riverside Theatre’s
THE LITTLE PRINCE
Sunday, January 20 1 PM & 4 PM

An astonishing new take on this classic story by Antione de Saint- Exupery, The Little Prince is a tale for all ages about understanding how to laugh, love and cry again. This beautiful new production uses inventive puppets, live actors, original music and magnificent design to bring to life the heart-warming story of the Little Prince who gains rare and unique insights into love, loss, and laughter. This Little Prince is a multi-layered visual feast to awaken the child tucked away inside us all.
$15/$7 (child 10 & under)
Sponsored by 100.7 WLEV
Regardless of age, everyone in attendance must have a ticket. Bringing infants to any performance is prohibited.

JESSE COOK
Thursday, January 24 8 PM

One critic describes Jesse Cook in concert as “phenomenal Latin music that’s bursting with rhythm and pulse that’s lead by one of the hands-down best rumba-flamenco guitar players in the world.” Over the numerous times Jesse Cook has graced the State Theatre stage, he has won over new believers with passionate guitar work, Moorish rhythms and smoldering on-stage charisma. Check him out at jessecook.com, then come see him live at the historic State Theatre…he never disappoints!
A: $30 B:$25

THE Midtown Men
4 Stars from the Original Cast of Jersey Boys
Friday, January 25 8 PM

THE Midtown Men make a highly anticipated return to the State Theatre! Starring Tony Award Winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard, and Tony nominee J. Robert Spencer, THE Midtown Men’S jump-to-your-feet show features top hits from a who’s who of the ‘60s including The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Temptations, The Jackson 5, and The Four Seasons, whose story they brought to life every night as Stars in the Original Cast of Jersey Boys.
Not a performance of, not affiliated with the show Jersey Boys
A: $50 B:$45
Sponsored by N. Pugliese, Inc and Follett Corporation

17th Annual
ELVIS BIRTHDAY BASH
Starring Scot Bruce & Mike Albert
Friday, February 1 7:30 PM

Celebrate the State Theatre's 17th rockin’ Anniversary Elvis Birthday Bash with the Ultimate Tribute Show! The Elvis Birthday Bash pays homage to the King of Rock 'N Roll with Scot Bruce as the young heartbreaker and Mike Albert as the seasoned "Vegas-style" Elvis. Backed by the fantastic Big "E" Band, they'll leave you screaming for more.
A: $41 B: $36
Sponsored by WAEB AM 790

PINKALICIOUS
Sunday, January 15 11 AM & 2 PM

PINKALICIOUS can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. The one hour musical, with book and lyrics by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann and music, lyrics and orchestrations by John Gregor, is based on the popular children's book PINKALICIOUS by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann.
$20/$10 (child 10 & under)
Regardless of age, everyone in attendance must have a ticket. Bringing infants to any performance is prohibited.
Sponsored by B104, RCN and Sweet & Sassy

SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE
Friday, Feb 8 7:30 PM

Smokey Joe's Café is a compelling rock ‘n’ roll musical revue that encompasses the timeless songs of the inventors of this music genre, Leiber and Stoller. Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded including hits as: On Broadway,Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Stand By Me, Spanish Harlem, Love Potion #9, and Young Blood, Yakety Yak, I’m A Woman. Smokey Joe’s Café transforms classic pop music into compelling musical theatre and each song is a trip down the corridors of American culture.
A: $50 B: $45
Sponsored by The Moring Call;Part of the Butz Broadway Performance Series

SPAMALOT
Sunday, February 10 2 PM & 7 PM

Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Monty Python's Spamalot is the outrageous new musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic "Monty Python and The Holy Grail." Based on the Tony Award winning direction of Mike Nichols, with a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning team of Mr. Idle and John Du Prez, Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences everywhere are eating up Spamalot.
A: $60 B:$55
Sponsored by Easton Hospital, Vintage Restaurant; Part of the Butz Broadway Performance Series

THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE
Wednesday, Feb 13 7:30 PM

Without question, Pink Floyd remains one of the most influential rock bands of all time. Their record-breaking status is legendary. Now, get ready for THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE live in concert, presenting Pink Floyd’s Greatest Hits and Rarities. Complete with a dazzling new light show…full quadraphonic sound and six brilliant musicians singing all of Pink Floyd’s classics including “Wish You Were Here,” “Time,” “Another Brick in the Wall” and much more…live! Audiences are raving about this epic concert.
A: $35 B: $30
Sponsored by WZZO Z-95

Previously Announced: On Sale Now
Outside Promoter: Hollywood Entertainment Presents
Romeo & Juliet
State Ballet Theatre of Russia

Russia’s internationally acclaimed State Ballet of Russia brings the world’s most beloved ballet, Romeo & Juliet, to life on Valentine’s Day! The ballet is set to the romantic and powerful score by Sergei Prokofiev and choreographed by Mikhail Lavrovsky, a former principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet. The company of distinguished dancers has showcased the unparalleled art of Russian ballet to countries around the world.
$55/$45/$35
This is an Outside Promoter Event. State Theatre Member Benefits & Gift Cards do not apply

Bobby Collins
Friday, February 15 8 PM

With a recent resurgence on satellite radio, Bobby Collins remains one of today’s leading and most sought-after comedic talents. Collins’ heartfelt and witty humor engages audiences with a clever blend of characterizations and hilarious observations, to which everyone can relate. Collins has been nominated for a Cable ACE Award, for the American Comedy Awards’ Stand-up Comic of the Year, and for a Grammy. His new DVD, “Bobby Collins: Live From New York City,” is available now.
$30
Sponsored by 99.9 The Hawk

THE FAB FAUX
featuring the Crème Tangerine Strings & Hogshead Horns
Saturday, February 23, 8 PM

The most musically satisfying Beatles tribute band and State Theatre audience favorite returns for an unforgettable night of Beatles' favorites! Featuring TV star/musicians Will Lee from The Late Show with David Letterman and Jimmy Vivino of Conan O’Brien’s house band, plus five strong lead vocalists (including Rich Pagano, Frank Agnello, Jack Petruzzelli) and a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Beatles' repertoire, this is THE band to see if you want to know what it might have been like if the Beatles toured behind their later albums.
A: $60 B: $50 $110 with VIP Post Show Meet & Greet
Sponsored by Unity Bank and Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

BURLESQUE TO BROADWAY
Saturday, March 2 7:30 PM

Direct from New York City, Quinn Lemley and her back up divas will dazzle audiences in a scintillating tribute to the women who defined burlesque and illuminated Broadway. From Fanny Brice, Sally Rand, Mae West, Bette Midler and others – this Vegas style production will transport audiences to the world of Minsky’s, Vaudeville, and The Ziegfeld Follies. Directed by Tony Award-winning Director Joe Hardy, Burlesque to Broadway delivers a visually stunning performance backed by an intoxicating 10-piece band, celebrating the iconic music and the ladies who went from burlesque to Broadway and beyond.
A: $35 B: $30
Sponsored by Luther Crest, Hotel Bethlehem and Lehigh Valley Style

THE IRISH TENORS
Wright, Kearns, Tynan
THE LET’S CELEBRATE IRELAND TOUR 2013
Wednesday, March 6 8 PM

The Irish Tenors will help you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and all things Irish! With a full orchestra, The Irish Tenors will bring their special magic to the legendary treasury of Irish music that is loved the world over. They have performed this glorious music in their own inimitable style to millions of listeners throughout the world and their TV broadcasts on American television, particularly PBS, have continuously topped the viewing charts, just like their numerous platinum recordings. The Irish Tenors, as honorary ambassadors of Ireland and its legendary music, invite you to come along and indulge yourself, family and friends with a richly orchestrated performance of the greatest music of all time with three of the finest tenors of all time.
A: $52 B: $47
Sponsored by 69.1 WFMZ-TV

Cesar Millan
Thursday, March 8 8 PM

Best-selling author, television star and the world’s most renowned dog behavior specialist Cesar Millan shares his secrets on how to transform dogs and their owners in this unique and new live multi-media event that has wowed audiences across the world. Fans and dog lovers alike will be inspired by the simplicity of “Cesar’s Way” as he reveals that the secret to happier, healthier relationships between humans and their canine companions starts with transforming ourselves.
$85 (includes meet & greet)/$55/$50

The Original
LATE NITE CATECHISM
Created by Maripat Donovan
In the Acopian Ballroom
Tuesday, March 12 – Sunday, March 17
Tuesday through Friday 7:30 PM; Saturday 2 PM & 6 PM and Sunday 2 PM

The Original Hit Returns! Late Nite Catechism has brought its nostalgic kick to every state in the U.S. as well as to Canada, the U.K., and Australia. Late Nite Catechism is an uproariously funny play that takes the audience back to their youth. The irrepressible "Sister" teaches class to a roomful of "students" (the audience). Throughout the course of the class the benevolent instructor rewards the "students" for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and other nifty prizes. Naughty students may well find themselves on stage sitting in a corner reflecting their actions. However, even the most reluctant "students" will be clamoring to get into this Sister's "class."
Tues – Thurs $33; Fri – Sun $38
Sponsored by Abundant Graces Books & Gifts and WAEB AM 790

FOUR BITCHIN BABES: MID LIFE VICES
Friday, March 22 8 PM
From those Gal-Pals that brought you Hormonal Imbalance and Diva Nation comes the new hilarious celebration of wine, women and song, Mid-Life Vices! Four Bitchin’ Babes presents their whimsical, hip and sophisticated girl-group harmonies, (never blue) standup-humor while showcasing original songs and stories inspired by their estrogen infused, certifiably wacky, yeT Loving view finder. A Guilt-Free Musical Revue!
$25
Sponsored by Lehigh Valley Woman and WDIY 88.1 FM

Marvin Hamlisch
Special Guest Donna McKechnie
Saturday, March 23 8 PM

As composer, Marvin Hamlisch has won virtually every major award that exists: three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globe awards. For Broadway he has written the music for his groundbreaking show, A Chorus Line, which received the Pulitzer Prize. He is the composer of many motion picture scores including his Oscar-winning score and song for The Way We Were and his adaptation of Scott Joplin’s music for The Sting for which he received a third Oscar. Donna McKechnie, the Tony Award-winning star of A Chorus Line, is regarded internationally as one of Broadway's foremost dancing and singing stars. On Broadway, Donna has starred in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Promises, Promises, Company, State Fair and On The Town.
A: $50 B: $45
Sponsored by Allentown Art Museum & Moravian Hall Square

IT’S STILL ROCK N ROLL TO ME
A Journey Through the 70’s & 80's Featuring the Music of Elton John and Billy Joel starring Jim Witter
Friday, April 5 8 PM

If last season’s “The Piano Men” left you wanting more great music and memories from your past, then you won’t want to miss the continuation: IT’S STILL ROCK N ROLL TO ME. Join Jim Witter on grand piano and lead vocals, and his incredible band, for this multi-media rock musical that pays tribute to the ‘70s & ‘80s through the music of Billy Joel & Elton John. You’ll hear classics like “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, “An Innocent Man”, “Honky Cat”, “You May Be Right”, “Empty Garden” and many more!!
A: $35 B: $30
Sponsored by Lutron, Gateway Funding and lehighvalleylive.com

ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN
Performed by Gary Mullen & the Works
Saturday, April 11 8 PM

Gary Mullen & the Works pay tribute to the greatest rock band of all time in One Night of Queen. One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of the original band. Featuring the best of Queen like Radio GaGa, Under Pressure, Fat Bottomed Girls, We Are The Champions, Somebody to Love, Bohemian Rhapsody and so much more, this show will rock you!
A: $45 $40
Sponsored by Tribune Direct, 99.9 The Hawk

ParenteBeard Speakers Forum
STEVE FORBES
Thursday, April 18 8 PM

The ParenteBeard Speakers Forum welcomes Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media. Together with Forbes.com, his web sites reach nearly 30 million business decision-makers each month. The company’s flagship publication, Forbes, is the nation’s leading business magazine, with a circulation of more than 900,000. A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times, formerly given by U.S. Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year proved most accurate. Mr. Forbes’s latest book is How Capitalism Will Save Us: Why Free People and Free Markets Are the BestAnswer in Today’s Economy, co-authored by Elizabeth Ames
A: $40 B:$35

Lucie Arnaz: LATIN ROOTS
Musical Tribute to Desi Arnaz
Friday, April 20 8 PM

Daughter of TV royalty Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Lucie Arnaz performs a fiery, explosive, and heartfelt musical tribute to the rhythm of her roots and a love note to the man who introduced La Conga to the United States, her father, Desi Arnaz. Latin Rooots is an eclectic Latin American mix that sizzles with sophistication and sassy spice to songs from Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and Johnny Mercer alongside tunes by Agustín Lara, Rafael Hernandez, and Margarita Lecuona. "She captures the energy and spirit of her father's music and puts her own inimitable stamp on it. She's an original and a treasure!" - Michael Feinstein
A: $40 B:$35

THE BAD BOYS OF DANCES
Saturday, April 21 8 PM

Rasta Thomas, superstar and heartthrob of the Kirov Ballet and Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out on Broadway, leads a stunning cast of male dancers to perform a show rich in style, technique and risk-taking joy. Tango, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Broadway and Contemporary dance are fused with imaginative elements to produce a dazzling, high energy show!
A: $45 B: $40
Sponsored by B104 and The Morning Call

DREAMGIRLS
Friday, May 3 7:30 PM

A sensational new stage production of DREAMGIRLS! Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, DREAMGIRLS tells the story of an up-and-coming, 1960s singing girl group, and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune. With music by Academy Award nominee Henry Krieger and book and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award winner Tom Eyen, DREAMGIRLS features the unforgettable hits: "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," "One Night Only" and "Listen." This Tony and Academy Award and Academy Award winning musical sparkles like never before!
A: $60 B: $55
Sponsored by M&T Bank, lehighvalleylive.com; Part of the Butz Broadway Performance Series

World Famous Popovich
COMEDY PET THEATER
Sunday, May 5 1 PM & 4 PM

As seen on the Tonight Show, Letterman, and America’s Got Talent, Gregory Popovich’s Comedy Pet Theater is a blend of unique comedy, world-championship juggling, and the extraordinary talents of performing pets. His amazing cast of dogs and cats have been rescued from animal shelters and transformed into Vegas stars! Comedy Pet Theater is guaranteed to surprise and delight every audience and is a perfect family show.
$20/$10 (child 10 & under)
Regardless of age, everyone in attendance must have a ticket. Bringing infants to any performance is prohibited.
Sponsored by 100.7 WLEV

2013 FREDDY © Awards
Thursday, May 23 7 PM

The State Theatre presents the 11th 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-TV , the 2013 FREDDY© Awards Ceremony will honor students in multiple categories and features a show-stopping opening musical number and unforgettable performances from top nominated musicals. Follow the FREDDY’s, at www.freddyawards.org or download the free FREDDY Awards App from iTunes.

Bill Cosby
Saturday, June 8 7:30 PM

Bill Cosby is, by any standards, one of the most influential stars in America today. His humor often centers on the basic cornerstones of our existence, seeking to provide an insight into our roles as parents, children, family members, and men and women. The 1984-92 run of The Cosby Show and his books "Fatherhood" and "Time Flies" established new benchmarks on how success is measured. Recently, the Bill Cosby app was launched and is available on iPhone and soon to be Android enabled phones, and additionally, Cosby is hosting The Bill Cosby Show, "OBKB," a series of 10-minute webisodes.
A: $60 B: $55
Sponsored by weathertrends360.com & Lexus of Lehigh Valley

The Addams Family
Monday, June 10 & Tuesday, June 11 7:00 PM

The Addams Family is a smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. “A visually satisfying, rib-tickling, lunatic musical that will entertain you to death!” according to Toronto Post City, this magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Drama Desk-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and Olivier Award-winning director/designers Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter) with production supervision by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks. Come meet the family. We’ll leave the lights off for you.
A: $60 B: $55
Sponsored by The Express-Times, 69.1 WFMZ, Carrabbas and Adams Outdoor Advertising; Part of the Butz Broadway Performance Series and the Capital BlueCross Family Series

Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey
CELELBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF PETER, PAUL & MARY
Friday, June 21 8 PM

Grammy-winners Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey carry on the proud tradition of the iconic folk-singing trio Peter, Paul & Mary, one of the most popular folk groups of the 1960s. Without their beloved Mary, Peter and Noel Paul continue to perform as a duo, singing many of the group’s classic hits including “If I Had a Hammer,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Puff (The Magic Dragon,)” “I Dig Rock & Roll Music,” and “Leaving on a Jet Plane.”
A: $40 B: $35

 

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