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.”
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The State Theatre is proud to present its Summer Acting Camp for the tenth year in a row! The State Theatre 2012 Acting Camp will be held July 9-20, with Camp Recital on July 21.
Consisting of 4 separate groups, Grades 1-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12, the two week course is designed to include an educationally based yet fun-filled theater experience. Each child will rotate daily between three classes (Acting, Music and Dance), learning valuable lessons and tips needed in all phases of theater. Some subjects covered include audition technique, presentation, terminology, character development, scene work, improv skills and acting games, choreography, show preparation, and musical technique. Each year is a unique experience! A tour of the historic State Theatre will also be included.
Classes will begin on Monday, July 9 and run weekdays through July 20. Morning sessions are available from 9 AM – 12:30 PM and Afternoon sessions from 1:30 PM – 5 PM. The course will culminate in a student-showcasing recital on Saturday, July 21st. The fee for the 10 day course is $235, which includes 2 free tickets to the July 21st recital. Class size is limited to 20 students per group.
Directed by Denise Crawn of Prestige Productions, the State Theatre Summer Acting Camp will include instructors with extensive experience in theater arts. They work side by side embracing and encouraging those new to the arts, as well as challenging even the most experienced young actor.
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Please note: There are no refunds or exchanges on registration fees.
Capital BlueCross Members can save the $7 processing fee on their ticket order by mentioning over the phone or presenting their card at the box office window. This is valid for ALL State Theatre performances, in addition to the Capital Blue Cross Family Series below.
(Not valid on outside promoter performances. Additional restrictions and fees may apply).
Sat., Dec 14
5:30 PM – $43/$33/$20 (Child 10 & Under)
A Holiday Tradition at the State, Moscow Ballet’s 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 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.
RHYTHM OF THE DANCE
Sun., Feb 16
4 PM – $35/$30
The National Dance Company of Ireland presents a two-hour dance and music extravaganza, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Using the traditiional and modern arts of dance (ballet, modern dance, jazz) and music, this richly costumed show marries the contemporary and the ancient. Rhythm of the Dance will not only entertain, but excite, dazzle and lift your spirits!
COMEDY PET THEATER
Sat., April 12
1 & 4 PM – $20/$10 (Child 10 & Under)
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.
Weds., – Thurs., November 5 & 6
7:30 PM – $60/$55
MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!
LINDA EDER’S CHRISTMAS
Friday, December 12
8:00 PM – $45/$40
Showcasing one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time, Linda Eder’s diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. As the tragic character “Lucy” in the Broadway musical Jekyll & Hyde, Eder blew the roof off of the theatre each night – for which she was rewarded with a Drama Desk nomination. Most recently, Linda crowned her two-decade recording career with a new holiday album, Christmas Where You Are featuring a wonderful assortment of traditional delights as well as two original songs.
Friday, January 30
7:30 PM – $60/$55
SISTER ACT is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it “RIDICULOUSLY FUN,” and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar® winner ALAN MENKEN (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), SISTER ACT tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to REJOICE!
GUYS & DOLLS
Wednesday, April 1
7:00 PM – $60/$55
Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy – considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy – soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight “mission doll,” out to reform the evildoers of Times Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she’s been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiance, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game.
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.
After an extensive World Tour, Yanni returns to the USA and Canada with an all new show. Fans will witness Yanni and his world class musicians as they take the stage to perform his greatest instrumental hits made famous in his shows from The Acropolis in Greece, The Taj Mahal in India, The Forbidden City in China and The Royal Albert Hall in England. The live show will feature some of the music from Yanni’s new album “Truth of Touch,” which is the composer’s first album of original studio music in almost a decade. This is Yanni returning to his roots with a live performance that will deliver old and new fans the very best of Yanni and his music. Come hear the music that touches the world.
Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular, Colin Mochrie &
Brad Sherwood, Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live