State Theatre in New Brunswick

State Theatre in New Brunswick
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Upcoming Events

May 31 AT 3:00 PM

BROADWAY SPECTACULAR WITH THE NJSO

2014–15 POPS Series

Hailed by The New York Times as one of “Broadway’s electric conductors,” Todd Ellison leads a sizzling program of spectacular favorites you know and love from such Broadway hits as American in Paris (where Ellison is the current Music Supervisor!), Carousel, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Shrek the Musical and 42nd Street. Three of the hottest talents on the stage today join Ellison and the NJSO for a sparkling program of showtunes, for a concert that you will not want to miss.

TODD ELLISON conductor
BETH LEAVEL vocalist (pictured)
CHRISTOPHER SIEBER vocalist
KATHRYN GUTHRIE vocalist
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Oct 18 AT 3:00 PM

CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE WITH THE NJSO

2015–16 POPS Series

Back by popular demand! NJSO Associate Conductor Gemma New conducts as these exceptional artists—acrobats, aerial flyers, contortionists and strongmen—perform dazzling and death-defying choreography and acrobatic feats to classical favorites that will thrill audiences of all ages.

GEMMA NEW conductor
CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nov 1 AT 3:00 PM

RACHMANINOFF’S SECOND SYMPHONY

2015–16 Season

CHRISTOPH KÖNIG conductor
JONATHAN BISS piano 
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nov 7 AT 8:00 PM

BEETHOVEN’S NINTH

2015–16 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor (pictured)
BARBARA SHIRVIS soprano
ELIZABETH BISHOP mezzo-soprano
JONATHAN BOYD tenor
STEPHEN POWELL baritone
WESTMINSTER SYMPHONIC CHOIR Joe Miller, director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nov 29 AT 3:00 PM

VIVALDI’S FOUR SEASONS

2015–16 Season

ERIC WYRICK leader and violin soloist (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Dec 6 AT 3:00 PM

HOME ALONE: THE MOVIE

2015–16 POPS Series

A true holiday favorite, this rollicking comedy classic features legendary composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score, performed live by the NJSO. Watch as Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation and must defend his home against two bungling thieves. It’s hard to believe this hilarious and heartwarming holiday romp is 25 years old!

CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS conductor
NEW JERSEY YOUTH CHORUS Trish Joyce, director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jan 23 AT 8:00 PM

WINTER FESTIVAL: SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE

2015–16 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor (pictured)
BERNARD UZAN narrator
SYMPHONIC CHORUS OF MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC Kent Tritle, director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jan 31 AT 3:00 PM

WINTER FESTIVAL: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

2015–16 Season

JACQUES LACOMBE conductor (pictured)
THE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE OF NEW JERSEY Bonnie J. Monte, artistic director
Women of the MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY CHORALE Heather J. Buchanan, director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Feb 14 AT 3:00 PM

VALENTINE’S DAY WITH MEGAN HILTY & THE NJSO

2015–16 POPS Series

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Megan Hilty, known for starring roles in “Smash,” Wicked and 9 to 5: The Musical. Called a “burgeoning blonde bombshell” by The Daily Beast, Hilty’s sensational voice and star power are perfect for a trip through the American Songbook.

MEGAN HILTY vocalist (pictured)
TODD ELLISON conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Mar 19 AT 8:00 PM

ROMANTIC MASTERWORKS FROM SCHUMANN & BRAHMS

2015–16 Season

CHRISTIAN ARMING conductor
STEPHEN HOUGH piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Apr 17 AT 3:00 PM

MUSIC OF THE “MAD MEN” ERA

2015–16 POPS Series

Cheyenne Jackson, star of Broadway and TV hits “Glee” and “30 Rock,” takes you back to a time when bossa nova was new, the lounges of Las Vegas were hip and boss dance music was spinning on every hi-fi. Dress in your best “Mad Men” attire and enjoy the slick sounds of the 50s and 60s.

CHEYENNE JACKSON vocalist (pictured)
THOMAS WILKINS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

May 15 AT 3:00 PM

HADELICH PLAYS TCHAIKOVSKY

2015–16 Season

JÉRÉMIE RHORER conductor
AUGUSTIN HADELICH violin (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Jun 5 AT 3:00 PM

BOND & BEYOND

2015–16 POPS Series

The music is Bond, James Bond, as the NJSO takes you into the world of your favorite spy. The legacy of 007 comes alive in a symphonic tribute featuring music from five decades of Bond films, including Casino Royale, Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever and more.

MICHAEL KRAJEWSKI conductor
DEBBIE GRAVITTE vocalist (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Address & Phone

State Theatre, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.
For tickets to State Theatre events not involving the NJSO, call 732.246.7469.
For the State Theatre’s administrative offices, call 732.247.7200.

Driving Directions

State Theatre Driving Directions

Via New Jersey Turnpike: Take Exit 9 and bear right onto Rt. 18N local lanes. Travel approximately three miles, then exit at New St. (exit to the right immediately after overpass). Turn right at third light onto Livingston Ave. State Theatre is one half block ahead on the left.

Via I-287: Take Exit 10 (Easton Ave.). Follow Easton Ave. to end at Albany St. Turn left onto Albany and go two blocks to George St. Turn right onto George St. and go four blocks to Livingston Ave. Turn right onto Livingston Ave. State Theatre is one half block ahead on the right.

PARKING

On-street meter parking is available. Meters are free after 4 pm, 5 pm or 6 pm—please refer to the
instructions posted on the meters. Paid-lot parking is available behind the theater and in the Rutgers building garage at the corner of Livingston Ave. and New St.

Parking Notice: The Civic Square Parking Deck requires $8 in exact change (bills) or a credit card for entry. Please allow extra time for parking at this location. Click here for information on alternate parking locations within walking distance of the theater.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

New Jersey Transit provides service to New Brunswick. For rail timetables, visit www.njtransit.com.

DINING

(Discounts listed below are available for subscribers only. SUBSCRIBE TODAY!)

Harvest Moon Brewery
Unique American cuisine and high-quality, hand-crafted beers.
392 George St., 732.249.6666

  • 10% off food portion of bill, or $4 house beer and mixed drinks and $5 house wine (both offers valid day of performance only, not valid New Year’s Eve).

Panico’s
Fine wines and classic and innovative Italian cuisine.
103 Church St., 732.545.6100

  • 10% off meal. Also valid at Panico’s Trattoria across the street—94 Church St., New Brunswick, 732.545.6161.

SEATING CHARTS

Classical SEATING
 

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Pops SEATING
 

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