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May 2015

Date/Time Event
May 1, 2015
8:00 PM

TONY BENNETT

TonyBennett.com

Special Guest Antonia Bennett

His initial successes came via a string of Columbia singles in the early 1950’s, including such chart-toppers as “Because of You,” “Rags to Riches,” and a remake of Hank Williams’ “Cold, Cold Heart.” He had 24 songs in the Top 40, including: “I Wanna Be Around,” “The Good Life,” “Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)?” and his signature song, “I Left My Heart In San Francisco,” which garnered him the first two of his 17 Grammy Awards. Tony Bennett is one of only a handful of artists to have new albums charting in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s and 10’s. He introduced a multitude of songs into the great American Songbook that have since become pop music classics.

In 2014, Tony Bennett released a collaborative album with Lady Gaga, CHEEK TO CHEEK featuring these two legendary artists performing jazz standards. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album charts making Bennett the oldest musical artist, at the age of 88, to have an album top the Billboard 200 and won the Grammy Award in the Best Traditional Pop Album category.

“Gratitude and joy, gruffness and beauty balance each other perfectly in singing that has grown more rhythmically acute with each passing year.” (The New York Times)

May 2, 2015
8:00 PM

13th Annual

NOBODIES OF COMEDY

A State Theatre comedy tradition! For the 13th year, we’ve scoured the country for the funniest, sidesplitting and most outrageous comics you’ve NEVER heard of, and we found them. No over-hyped stars, no over-sized ticket prices, just hysterical comics and a great night out. Nobodies of Comedy is a hit year after year!

Appearing this year: Mike Speirs, Tim Krompier, Tom Ryan, Ralph Tetta

May 6, 2015
7:30 PM

VINCE GILL

VinceGill.com

One of the most popular and most recorded singers of the past quarter-century, superstar Vince Gill has become the measure of excellence in country music. This past November, Gill became just the second recording artist in history to receive CMA’s Irving Waugh Award of Excellence -the other being awarded to Johnny Cash – and also honored for his prolific songwriting career with the 2014 BMI Icon Award. He has won 17 more CMA honors, including Song of the Year four times – making him the most-awarded artist in that category in CMA history. The Academy of Country Music has handed Gill 8 awards, including their prestigious “The Home Depot Humanitarian Award” and the “Career Achievement Award.” Since 1990, Gill has received 20 GRAMMY Awards and has sold more than 26 million albums. Vince Gill was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007.

May 20, 2015
4:30 PM -and- 5:00 PM

National Penn Bank presents

FREDDY AWARDS PREVIEW NIGHT

Choose from two options for a rare sneak preview of the 2015 FREDDY© Awards TV production in action! All proceeds benefit the non-profit FREDDY© Awards program, recognizing and rewarding local high school musicals!

May 21, 2015
7:00 PM

2015 FREDDY© AWARDS

www.freddyawards.org

The State Theatre presents the 13th 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 2015 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.

July 2015

Date/Time Event
July 12, 2015
7:00 PM

DION

diondimucci.com

Due to a scheduling conflict, the performance of DION has been changed from Friday, July 10, 2015 at 8:00 PM to Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Rock n Roll Hall of Famer Dion will always represent a special time and place…a moment when a song could mean so much and a singer could sum up what it means to be young, in love and on top of the world. From Dion & the Belmonts to his solo career, Dion’s unforgettable classics include “I Wonder Why,” “Teenager in Love,” “Runaround Sue,” “The Wanderer,” and the song that became an anthem of the 60’s “Abraham, Martin and John.”

October 2015

Date/Time Event
October 24, 2015
7:00 PM

Outside Promoter: LAR Enterprises presents

A NIGHT OF DOO WOP & ROCK N ROLL

Herb Reeds Platters
Charlie Thomas Drifters
The Original Chantels
Maurice Newton (original lead sing of the Fidelities)
The Harptones
Jimmy Gallagher & The Passions

The approximate run time is 2.5 hours.

November 2015

Date/Time Event
November 20, 2015
7:30 PM

50's DANCE PARTY

featuring the Music of BUDDY HOLLY, THE BIG BOPPER AND RICHIE VALENS

Back by popular demand! John Mueller’s 50’s Dance Party is the official live and authentic re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper’s final, fateful tour. The concert features all the hit songs of the 50’s era including “That’ll Be The Day, ” “Peggy Sue,” “Oh Boy,” “Rave On,” “La Bamba,” “Chantilly Lace,” and many, many more. Featuring the critically acclaimed John Mueller as Buddy Holly, Linwood Sasser as The Big Bopper and Ray Anthony as Ritchie Valens.

November 21, 2015
8:00 PM

COLIN MOCHRIE & BRAD SHERWOOD

colinandbradshow.com

The Two Man Group

Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood take to the live stage to create hilarious and original scenes in their two-man show. Known by TV audiences for their work on Whose Line is it Anyway?, Colin & Brad improvise new material every night from audience suggestions and participation. “Interactive” in every sense of the word, Colin & Brad will take the audience on a comedic high-wire act… just like a live version of Whose Line! Get ready for a night of non-stop laughter for all ages!