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Wednesday
Dec 26

LEWIS BLACK THE JOKE'S ON US TOUR

8:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $39.50 – $95

Lewis Black, Grammy Award®-winning stand-up comedian, actor, and author is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. Following 2017’s highly successful tour, Black returns to New Brunswick with The Joke’s On US Tour! Lewis Black came into national prominence with his appearances on The Daily Show in 1996. Those appearances on The Daily Show led to comedy specials on HBO®, Comedy Central, Showtime, and Epix. He has released eight comedy albums, including the 2007 Grammy Award®-winning The Carnegie Hall Performance. He won his…

Thursday
Jan 24

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR OTHER ERIC CARLE FAVORITES MERMAID THEATRE OF NOVA SCOTIA

10:00 am, State Theatre New Jersey, $ 8

A perennial favorite returns to the State Theatre! Mermaid Theatre’s magical production presents three of Eric Carle’s storybook tales, adapted for the stage with brilliant black-light puppetry, fanciful music, and the author’s original text. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a counting story that depicts a caterpillar’s progress through a variety of foods and his eventual metamorphosis into a butterfly. In Little Cloud, the title character changes into the shapes of things he sees before rejoining his cloud family to make a rainstorm. The Mixed-Up…

Friday
Jan 25

DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! A NIGHT TO REMEMBER

8:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $ 55 – $ 190

Don't miss this all-new show featuring your favorite Dancing with the Stars Season 27 dancers: Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Val Chmerkovskiy, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber, Alan Bersten, Jenna Johnson, and Brandon Armstrong! The star joining the cast for this stop is Joe Amabile! Lovingly referred to as "Grocery Store Joe," Amabile was a fan favorite on The Bachelorette season 14 and went on to appear on Bachelor in Paradise season 5. TV’s biggest dance show returns on tour this winter with “Dancing with the Stars: Live!”…

Saturday
Jan 26

2019 WINTER FESTIVAL ZHANG & TRIFONOV: THE ETERNAL NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

8:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $ 20 – $ 80

XIAN ZHANG conductor DANIIL TRIFONOV piano NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Two extraordinary artists explore the never-ending connections that music makes across the ages. Don’t miss piano phenomenon Daniil Trifonov, “the most astounding young pianist of our age” (The Times of London), in Schumann’s poetic concerto. STRAUSS Also sprach Zarathustra Famous for its use in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, Strauss’ tone poem—dramatic, gorgeous, thrilling—is the kind of music musicians live to play. SCHUMANN Piano Concerto Colorful, lively, embodying a love story for the ages. Schumann…

Thursday
Feb 7

SAVION GLOVER'S ALL FUNKD' UP, THE CONCERT

8:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $ 25 – $ 55

“The greatest tap dancer who has ever lived...” –The New York Times  See the thrilling new program All FuNKD’ Up featuring tap superstar Savion Glover! A mesmerizing interplay of percussive genius featuring Glover’s six-piece band and company of dancers will illuminate original grooves and compositions that only a percussive master could. All FuNKD’ Up is the newest innovative expression from Tony Award®-winning choreographer and dancer (Broadway’s Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk). Celebrating his 35th year as a performing artist, New Jersey native, tap…

Saturday
Feb 9

TAHIRA MILK & COOKIES

10:00 am, State Theatre New Jersey, $ 3

By popular demand, TAHIRA returns to the State Theatre with her entertaining songs and stories. Drawing from the African and African American folklore tradition as well as her own lively imagination, she enthralls and delights audiences of all ages. Milk & Cookies is a lively, interactive storytelling and music series for families. This program is the perfect way to introduce young children to live theater. Facility and transaction fees are waived for this performance.

Sunday
Feb 10

FROZEN SING-ALONG

3:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $ 10

Sing-along with the whole family and your friends Anna, Elsa, and Olaf! Watch this Disney favorite now with the songs' lyrics on the big screen. Sing-along to "Let It Go," Do You Want to Build a Snowman," and more. Accompanied by mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven, Anna sets off on an epic journey to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like extremes, mystical creatures, and a…

Sunday
Feb 17

CHICAGO THE MUSICAL

2:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $ 35 – $ 98

“Chicago still GLITTERS HYPNOTICALLY.” — Ben Brantley, The New York Times There’s never been a better time to experience Chicago, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tonys®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, thousands of standing ovations, and now the #1 longest-running American Musical in Broadway history. Set amidst the decadent 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction,…

Monday
Feb 18

JACK HANNA’S INTO THE WILD LIVE PRESENTED BY NATIONWIDE

10:00 am, State Theatre New Jersey, $ 10 – $ 29

A show for animal lovers of all ages! America’s most beloved animal expert, Jack Hanna, brings his Emmy Award®-winning television series to the stage with Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live! In this awe-inspiring event, Jungle Jack will introduce you to some of the world’s spectacular animals. Jack will also share humorous stories and amazing exclusive footage from his worldwide adventures. From the jungles of Rwanda to savannas of Australia, Jack has explored the corners of the globe as one of…

Saturday
Feb 23

JOHN MELLENCAMP: THE JOHN MELLENCAMP SHOW

8:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey

See John Mellencamp live in concert at the State Theatre! Set to coincide with a highly anticipated new album release, Mellencamp will embark on a 2019 tour of “The John Mellencamp Show” which will feature the rock icon’s classics such as "Jack and Diane," "Hurts So Good," "Pink Houses," "Small Town," and "Authority Song," plus some new material. Mellencamp’s live shows have garnered huge critical acclaim with the Hollywood Reportercalling it a “triumphant, career-spanning show” and a “superb performance…still full of…

Monday
Feb 25

ERTH’S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM ADVENTURE

10:00 am, State Theatre New Jersey, $ 8.00

The creators of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live want to take your students on an all new adventure—this time to the bottom of the ocean. Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago—and maybe live still today!  Erth shows are at the forefront of innovative, exciting theater, using actors, technology, puppets, science, and imagination to create an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to the real…

Tuesday
Feb 26

CZECH NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA JOHN MAUCERI, CONDUCTOR ISABEL LEONARD, MEZZO-SOPRANO

3:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $ 17.50 – $ 70

The Czech National Symphony Orchestra (CNSO) with  Grammy Award®-winning Mezzo-Soprano Isabel Leonard, led by Conductor John Mauceri, will celebrate the legacy of Leonard Bernstein with a program of "100 Years of Leonard Bernstein.” Mauceri, mentee and conducting fellow with Leonard Bernstein himself, who conducted the world premiere of Bernstein's “A Quiet Place,” and Isabel Leonard, critically acclaimed for her performances of Bernstein repertoire, join CNSO in a glorious marking of the world renowned American composer, conductor, and pianist's 100th birthday…

Tuesday
Feb 26

MUSIC AND THE MIND: A CONVERSATION WITH RENÉE FLEMING

7:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey

This event will take place at Nicholas Music Center Rutgers University, Douglass Campus 85 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ A panel discussion with the celebrated opera star about the power of music as it relates to health and the brain. Inspired by Reneé Fleming's Sound Health initiative, which encourages research into the links between music and wellness, Fleming and Rutgers neuroscientists will discuss how our brains process music, and how listening, performing, or creating music can contribute to better health.…

Wednesday
Feb 27

RENÉE FLEMING LIVE IN CONCERT

8:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $ 49 – $ 99

“A SUPERSTAR BY ANY MEASURE…” —The New York Times See this legend live on stage! Renée Fleming is one of the most acclaimed singers of our time and has captivated audiences with her sumptuous voice, unsurpassed artistry, and compelling stage presence. Known for bringing new audiences to classical music and opera, Renée has sung not only with Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, and Andrea Bocelli, but also with Elton John, Paul Simon, Sting, Josh Groban, and Joan Baez. She has hosted a…

Friday
Mar 1

AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH LYLE LOVETT & JOHN HIATT

8:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $ 39 – $ 89

See Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt, two of America’s most admired singer-songwriters, live at the State Theatre in an intimate acoustic evening! Four-time Grammy Award®-winning singer, composer, and actor Lyle Lovett—whose hits include "If I Had a Boat" and "She's No Lady"—has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel, and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down…

Saturday
Mar 2

NEW JERSEY TAP DANCE ENSEMBLE MILK & COOKIES

10:00 am, $ 3

Come and meet the tapping feet of New Jersey Tap Dance Ensemble! In this high-energy, interactive show, dynamic young dancers demonstrate the fundamentals of tap dance and dazzle the audience with showstopping talent. Milk & Cookies is a lively, interactive storytelling and music series for families. This program is the perfect way to introduce young children to live theater. Facility and transaction fees are waived for this performance.   THE 12PM SHOW IS AN AUTISM-FRIENDLY RELAXED PERFORMANCE Autism-Friendly Relaxed Performances are…

Saturday
Mar 2

GOLDEN OLDIES SPECTACULAR THE BROOKLYN PARAMOUNT REUNION JUBILEE OF STARS VOL II

7:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $35 – $85

Featuring Lloyd Price—("Stagger Lee," "Personality," "Lawdy Miss Clawdy," Where Were You On Our Wedding Day") Sonny Turner, former lead singer of The Platters—("My Prayer," "With This Ring," "Only You," I Love You 1000 Times," The Great Pretender," Smoke Gets in Your Eyes) Bill Haley's Original Comets—with the two original Comets("Rock Around the Clock," "See Ya Later Alligator") The Skyliners—(Tribute to Jimmy Beaumont, "Since I Don't Have You," "This I Swear," "Pennies From Heaven") Gary Troxel & The Fleetwoods—(“Come Softly to…

Sunday
Mar 3

RAIN—A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES PRESENTS ABBEY ROAD

2:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $35 – $98

RAIN—A Tribute to the Beatles presents Abbey Road! In celebration of the anniversary of the release of Abbey Road, RAIN will bring the greatest hits to life in addition to all your early favorites. This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to seeing the Beatles. Experience the worlds’ most iconic band and come celebrate the best of Abbey Road with RAIN—A Tribute to the Beatles. Groups of 10+ save…

Saturday
Mar 9

A BOWIE CELEBRATION: THE DAVID BOWIE ALUMNI TOUR

8:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $39 – $195

Join us for an amazing concert experience with A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour! Celebrate the music of David Bowie with alumni musicians of David Bowie's bands from across the decades. Anchored by his longest standing member Mike Garson, along with other amazing Bowie band alumni including Earl Slick, Charlie Sexton, Carmine Rojas—plus Bernard Fowler (singer/songwriter known for his work with The Rolling Stones), Lee John, and founding member of Living Colour Corey Glover—the concert features an unforgettable and critically acclaimed evening of Bowie…

Sunday
Mar 10

DEBUSSY MASTERWORKS NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

3:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $20 – $92

JUN MÄRKL conductor  INGRID FLITER piano    NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Let the NJSO transport you to a mythical realm in Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Debussy, who also conjures the ocean’s moods and majesty in La mer. Pianist Ingrid Fliter is admired for her “grace and heartfelt sincerity” (Gramophone). DEBUSSY Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune Languid and sensual, suggesting the erotic reveries of a faun, the half-man, half-goat of Greek mythology. MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 1 Blazing and effervescent; a technical marvel and a…

Wednesday
Mar 13

JOHNNY MATHIS THE VOICE OF ROMANCE TOUR

8:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $35 – $150

Best-known for his supremely popular hits like “Chances Are," "It's Not For Me To Say," and "Misty,” Johnny Mathis has recorded close to 80 albums, 6 Christmas albums, and has sold millions of records worldwide. Now, he returns to New Brunswick to perform some of his greatest hits and fan favorites. During his extensive career he has had three songs inducted into the Grammy® Hall of Fame, achieved 50 Hits on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart, and ranks as the all-time #6 album…

Thursday
Mar 14

JOE BONAMASSA

8:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $98 – $199

“They're calling him the future of blues, but they're wrong—Joe Bonamassa is the present; so fresh and of his time that he almost defines it." —Classic Rock Magazine “Joe Bonamassa continues to push the boundaries of blues rock. With each new record, he challenges himself to deliver something new, something fresh, and keep things interesting whilst, at the same time, staying true to the roots of blues music.”—National Rock Review TWO-TIME GRAMMY®-nominated blues-rock guitar icon Joe Bonamassa announces his new…

Saturday
Mar 16

SWAN LAKE RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET

2:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $19 – $49

The Russian National Ballet brings the world’s most beloved ballet to life! Presented by a vibrant company deeply dedicated to the timeless tradition of classical Russian ballet, this full-length fantasy ballet–that tells the story of a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse–features choreography by Petipa and an unforgettable score by Tchaikovsky. AGE RECOMMENDATION We recommend ages 10+ for this show. Everyone, regardless of age, entering the theater must purchase a ticket. Child seating policy details.

Sunday
Mar 17

SIR JAMES GALWAY

3:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $17.50 – $70

The living legend of the flute, Sir James Galway, returns to State Theatre New Jersey! Joining Galway in recital is renowned flutist, Lady Jeanne Galway and pianist, Michael McHale. From his working-class Belfast roots to gracing the world stage, Galway’s illustrious career boasts over 30 million album sales worldwide, extensive touring, frequent television appearances, and passionate work in music education.

Monday
Mar 18

THE UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND CONCERT BAND & SOLDIERS’ CHORUS

7:00 pm

Join The U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus in New Brunswick as they tell the story of America's Army. Together, the Concert Band and Soldiers' Chorus offer one of the most diverse programs by any concert ensemble, featuring marches and patriotic favorites, orchestral masterworks, new works for band, a cappella vocal arrangements, Broadway musicals, and much more. This performance is general admission and seats are first come, first served. Accessible seating on the orchestra level is available, but is…

Friday
Mar 22

Finding Neverland

8:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $35 – $98

“IT’S A MUST-SEE YOU’LL REMEMBER FOR YEARS TO COME!”— Vogue The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME magazine. Directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award®-winning film, Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he…

Sunday
Mar 24

Gladys Knight

7:30 pm, $45 – $115

See seven-time Grammy® Award-winner Gladys Knight live in concert! Knight's hits include “Midnight Train to Georgia,” “I’ve Got to Use My Imagination,” and “Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me.” Knight has enjoyed #1 hits in multiple genres, including Pop, Gospel, R&B, and Adult Contemporary. See seven-time Grammy® Award-winner Gladys Knight live in concert! Knight's hits include “Midnight Train to Georgia,” “I’ve Got to Use My Imagination,” and “Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me.” Knight has enjoyed #1 hits…

Tuesday
Mar 26

Indigo Girls

8:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $39 – $99

Folk rock duo Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls are appearing for one night only at the State Theatre of New Jersey  Tuesday March 26th! Tickets are available via out link down below and can be purchased through STNJ.com.   With over 14 million records sold (including hits such as “Closer to Fine,” ”Galileo,” and “Least Complicated”) Grammy Award®-winning folk rock duo Amy Ray and Emily Saliers “personify what happens when two distinct sensibilities, voices, and worldviews…

Saturday
Mar 30

B—THE UNDERWATER BUBBLE SHOW

2:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $15 – $35

Explore the wondrous underwater world of Bubblelandia and all its beautiful sea creatures in B—The Underwater Bubble Show! Bring the family and meet Mr. B along with his underwater inhabitants of seahorses, dragon fish, starfish, and mermaids, as you take an imaginary journey through the deep blue sea. Inspired by childhood favorites like Alice in Wonderland, The Little Mermaid, and Peter Pan, B—The Underwater Bubble Show is a lavish musical production featuring dancers and acrobats, original music, and fantastic stage effects including lasers, low ground smoke,…

Wednesday
Apr 3

RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

10:00 am, State Theatre New Jersey, $15

RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR   PERFORMANCES FOR SCHOOLS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2019 AT 10:00AM AT STATE THEATRE NEW JERSEY   Winner of the Tony Award® for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize, Rent is a joyous, breathtaking and often heartbreaking musical that celebrates a community of young artists in New York’s East Village as they struggle with the soaring hopes and tough realities of today’s world. Rent speaks directly to today’s younger generation about being young, learning to survive, falling in love, finding your…

Saturday
Apr 6

SAROD & SCHEHERAZADE NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

8:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $20 – $80

XIAN ZHANG conductor AMJAD ALI KHAN sarod   AMAAN ALI BANGASH sarod AYAAN ALI BANGASH sarod NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Unmissable: Sarod (Indian lute) master Amjad Ali Khan takes the stage with his sons and the NJSO for an unforgettable meeting of East and West. Similarly, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherezade spans time and place. KHAN Samaagam: A Concerto for Sarod, Concertante Group and String Orchestra (NJSO Premiere) Samaagam means “confluence”; Western and Indian musical streams merge to propel this heartfelt, emotive work. RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade Sumptuous and brilliant; like its fabled heroine from One Thousand…

Thursday
Apr 11

BILL T. JONES/ARNIE ZANE COMPANY

8:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $19 – $49

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the dance-theater world, makes their State Theatre debut! Known for performing repertory widely varied in its subject matter, visual imagery and stylistic approach to movement, the company's program will include the dance piece, A Letter to My Nephew. A Letter to My Nephew is a music and dance driven study using movement motifs that reference a troubled life in show business, the sex trade, and the hard job of growing…

Sunday
Apr 14

MARY POPPINS IN CONCERT WITH THE NJSO

3:00 pm, $35 – $125

Don’t miss this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious wonder live with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra! Step in time, it’s one heart-tugging, toe-tapping song after another in the beloved film Mary Poppins! This family-friendly, symphonic cinema event features the five-time Oscar®-winning classic Disney film unfolding on the big screen with the NJSO performing the charming and delightful musical score. Don’t miss this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious wonder live with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra! Step in time, it’s one heart-tugging, toe-tapping song after another in the beloved…

Monday
Apr 15

CHICAGO

8:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $55 – $450

See Chicago, the legendary rock band with horns, live in concert! The first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades, Chicago's hits include  "25 or 6 to 4," "Saturday In The Park," "Feelin' Stronger Every Day," and "Make Me Smile." Ranked No. 9 in Billboard magazine's list of Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists, Chicago’s lifetime achievements include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, two Grammy Awards®, multiple American Music Awards, Founding Artists of the John F.…

Friday
Apr 26

SESAME STREET LIVE "MAKE YOUR MAGIC"

10:30 am, State Theatre New Jersey, $15 – $100

When magician extraordinaire Justin visits Sesame Street to put on a magic show for the whole neighborhood, Elmo wants to be part of the big event. But there’s one problem…Elmo doesn’t know how to do magic! That’s when Elmo teams up with Abby and Justin, embarking on an amazing journey where Elmo will discover the “power of yet”—the lesson that with perseverance and practice, nothing can stand between you and your dream. Along the way, Elmo and Abby, joined by…

Tuesday
Apr 30

THE RAINBOW FISH MERMAID THEATRE OF NOVA SCOTIA

10:00 am, State Theatre New Jersey, $8

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia captures all the magic of Marcus Pfister’s award-winning book series. In The Rainbow Fish, a beautiful fish finds friendship and happiness when he learns the value of sharing. In Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea, he finds the courage to venture into unknown depths, where he discovers a new world filled with friendly creatures of all shapes, sizes and colors. The last story introduces the concept of opposites, with sea creatures big and little swimming…

Wednesday
May 1

BRIT FLOYD WORLD TOUR 2019 40 YEARS OF THE WALL

8:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey

Brit Floyd, the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute show, returns in 2019 with its most ambitious and biggest production yet; a very special 40th Anniversary celebration of Pink Floyd’s iconic rock opera, The Wall. As well as performing highlights from The Wall, the new Brit Floyd production will include songs from Pink Floyd’s classic albums, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Division Bell, and much more. Released in November 1979, a semi-autobiographical concept album from the mind of…

Tuesday
May 7

THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES PUPPET STATE THEATRE COMPANY

10:00 am, State Theatre New Jersey, $8

The Man Who Planted Trees tells the inspiring tale of a shepherd who spends a lifetime transforming a barren wasteland by planting a forest, one acorn at a time. Based on Jean Giono’s beloved short story, this internationally-acclaimed production blends puppetry, humor, and imaginative storytelling. In this multisensory performance, the audience will hear the wind, feel the rain, and smell the lavender. Both heartwarming and hilarious, The Man Who Planted Trees shows the difference one man—and his dog!—can make in the world. All…

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