Broadway shows sell out at Easton’s State Theatre
Two Broadway shows in the State Theatre’s upcoming 93rd season sold out within hours after tickets went on sale Aug. 15, at the historic venue in Easton.
“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” on Sept. 25 and “Jersey Boys” on Dec. 12 both quickly sold out in a season in which the theater is presenting eight Broadway shows, more than it has ever presented in past seasons, and two more than in its 2018-2019 season.
Tickets are still available for the six other Broadway shows, which include the acclaimed 20th anniversary tour of
“Rent,” and the area premiere of the new musical “Bandstand.”
The schedule of Broadway shows for the rest of the season at the State Theatre are as follows.
“Cirque Dreams Holidaze” on Dec. 19 is both a Broadway musical and modern circus spectacular. The show features 20 of the world’s most astonishing acts, dozens of original holiday production numbers and more than 300 spectacular costumes.
The long-running “Stomp” returns to the area Jan. 17, as the eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments. The talented performers use matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps and more to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.
In honor of the 70th Anniversary of Charles Schulz beloved comic strip, “Peanuts,” “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” comes to the State Theatre Feb. 1. The Tony Award-nominated musical features re-imagined costumes, and actor-musicians who accompany themselves throughout the show in a new interpretation of the 1999 revival that includes songs “Beethoven Day” and “My New Philosophy.”
The 20th anniversary touring production of Jonathan Larson’s ground-breaking rock musical “Rent” comes for two shows Feb. 9. The Pulitzer
Prize and Tony Award-winning musical is a modern day re-imagining of Puccini’s “La Bohème,” and follows a year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams.
The Tony-winning 2017 American musical “Bandstand” makes it area premiere March 12.
Three-time Tony winner and “Hamilton” choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler, composed the music and choreographed the musical, which is filled with high-energy dancing. It’s 1945, and six soldiers return home to the United States after World War II. Struggling to fit into their old lives while dealing with the lingering effects of the war, including post-traumatic stress and survivor’s guilt, they form a band composed solely of veterans to compete in a national patriotic radio contest in New York City.
The musical based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer
Prize-winning novel “The
Color Purple” comes to the State Theatre for two shows May 2. The 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical
Revival features a Grammy-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues in its story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South.
For tickets to all shows call the State Theatre box office at 610-252-3132 or go to www.statetheatre.org.
Broadway performer to present one-woman show
Carter Calvert, the Broadway performer portraying iconic country music legend Patsy Cline at Bucks County Playhouse, will present her one-woman show, “Viva La Diva” at the historic playhouse Sept. 4.
The star of the playhouse’s “Always .. Patsy Cline,” will perform songs from Broadway, as well as from pop, jazz and country genres. She also will share her hilarious yet heartfelt take on “making it in the business” and the divas that inspired her along the way.
Calvert is best known for originating her role in the Tony-nominated Broadway musical “It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues” alongside Grammy winning jazz vocalist Gregory Porter. She is featured on the
Cast of ‘Bandstand’ national tour coming to the State Theatre.