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All Access is an NJ Ad Club Jersey Award-winning weekly podcast and radio show hosted by State Theatre New Jersey featuring exclusive artist interviews, behind-the-scene stories, and more. The show airs on WCTC 1450 AM on Thursdays from 6pm-7pm and on WMTR 1250 AM on Saturdays from 11am-12pm and is available on iTunes, Soundcloud, and Stitcher.


Michael Yeargen, Set Designer of The King and I
STNJ Episode 220

Two worlds collide in this “breathtaking and exquisite” musical, based on the 2015 Tony Award®-winning Lincoln Center Theater production. Michael Yeargen, set designer of The King and I, joins us to discuss the amount of research that goes into creating the world of a show and what it's like creating a new take on an old classic. Join us for 3 performances of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I December 14-15


David Bushman, Choreographer of the Tour of Chicago
STNJ Episode 219

There’s never been a better time to experience Chicago, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash, at The State for 4 shows February 15-17! The choreographer of the tour, David Bushman, joins us to discuss what it's like working on a show with such an iconic dance style and how he loves having the opportunity to work with Broadway veterans and newcomers regularly. 


Jeremy Perlman of Borden-Perlman
STNJ Episode 218

Jeremy Perlman of Borden-Perlman joined us in studio to chat about why the arts are an important aspect of the community and to both his organization and him personally. Borden-Perlaman are supporters of State Theatre New Jersey and are sponsoring this year's production of STOMP


Wayne Kirkpatrick, Music and Lyrics of Something Rotten!
STNJ Episode 217

Set in 1595, the hilarious smash Something Rotten! tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. Wayne Kirkpatrick, who wrote the music and lyrics for the show, joins us to discuss how the show came together over a decade and how him and his brother wrote it as a love letter to Broadway itself. Don't miss Something Rotten! November 2-3 for 3 shows only. 


Neil Goldman, Creator of Cirque Dreams Holidaze
STNJ Episode 216

Cirque Dreams Holidaze is a new cirque adventure, Broadway musical, and family holiday spectacular wrapped in one! Cirque Dreams creator Neil Goldman joins us to discuss how the concept of doing cirque shows came together as well as what can be expected in Cirque Dreams Holidaze with over 300 imaginative costumes, 20 world-class astonishing acts, and more! Join us for 4 performances December 7-9. 2018.


Colin Mochrie
STNJ Episode 215

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 on October 4. Colin Mochrie joins us to discuss how he became interested in improv comedy, how he got onto Whose Line is it Anyway?, and his recent book!


Dave Mason
STNJ Episode 214

Dave Mason, founding member of the band Traffic, highly successful solo artist, consummate guitarist, songwriter, and producer, will be at The State with Steve Cropper on July 18! He chats with us about how the "British Invasion" became what it's thought of today and what people can expect from the show.


Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director of Ballet Hispánico
STNJ Episode 213

Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s premier Latino dance organization, has been bringing communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures for more than 48 years. Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro joins us to discuss how the group came into existence and what people can expect on the evening of the show on October 11.


Tom Cunningham of Lord of the Dance
STNJ Episode 212

Since its premiere more than 20 years ago, the Irish step dancing show Lord of the Dance has become an international sensation. Now, is your chance to experience the newest show by Michael Flatley—Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games on October 9. One of the dancers, Tom Cunningham, joins us to discuss what it's like working with Lord of the Dance for almost 20 years and how the newest show came into existence. 


Steve Cropper
STNJ Episode 211

Ranked #39 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s top 100 guitarists of all time, Steve Cropper is a member of Booker T and the MGs and was a member of The Blues Brothers Band. He joins us to discuss what fans can expect from his concert with Dave Mason on July 18, how they initially met and how he chooses which guitars to play in which songs. 


Nick Feldman of Wang Chung
STNJ Episode 210

Lost 80's Live comes to The State on September 20, featuring some of the most recognizable acts from the 80s on one stage for one night only! Nick Feldman of Wang Chung chats with us about how the band got started and how they settled on the name they did.


Mike Score of Flock of Seagulls
STNJ Episode 209

Start teasing up that big hair now because your favorite New Wave and Pop 80s radio hits are back with The Lost 80’s Live tour on September 20! Mike Score of Flock of Seagulls joins us to discuss what being in a band means to him and how Flock of Seagulls were trailblazers in their era.


Bill Wadhams of Animotion
STNJ Episode 208

Lost 80's Live features some of the most recognizable acts from the 80s on one stage for one night only on September 20! Bill Wadhams of Animotion is representing the U.S. on the tour and he chats with us about starting a band in the 80s in the L.A. music scene and how New Wave music came about.


Peter Byrne of Naked Eyes
STNJ Episode 207

Start teasing up that big hair now because your favorite New Wave and Pop 80s radio hits are back with The Lost 80’s Live tour on September 20! Peter Byrne of Naked Eyes joins us to discuss what it's like touring with all of these artists who were popular in the same era and what the fans can expect when so many great artists come together for one show!


Clive Farrington of Farrington and Mann
STNJ Episode 206

Clive Farrington of Farrington and Mann, the original lead vocalists of When in Rome UK are one of the numerous artists joining us for Lost 80's Live on September 20! He chats with us about how he started playing the drums at the age of 5 and what it's like having your songs in movies years after you've written them.


New Jersey State President of Bank of America
STNJ Episode 205

State Theatre New Jersey Board Chair Scott Fergang chats with New Jersey State President of Bank of America Bob Doherty about why supporting the arts is so important to Bank of America and what makes The State so special.


Mark Stein of Vanilla Fudge
STNJ Episode 204

HIPPIEFEST is coming to New Brunswick on July 26! Featuring Vanilla Fudge, Rick Derringer, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, and Badfinger featuring Joey Molland. Mark Stein of Vanilla Fudge joins us to chat about what people can expect from the show and what it's like still performing after 50 years.


Mitch Ryder of Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
STNJ Episode 203

Flower power is back and it’s coming to New Brunswick with Hippiefest on July 26! Mitch Ryder of Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels joins us to discuss an evening of incredible acts and how music affected his life. 


Brandon Kurzawa of Music Notes Academy
STNJ Episode 202

Brandon Kurzawa, founder of Music Notes Academy, joins us to discuss the interest of students - young and old - in taking music lessons and how it will affect the future of the industry!


Terry Fator
STNJ Episode 201

Best known for his victory on America’s Got Talent in 2007, Terry Fator captured the hearts and tickled the funny bones of America with his unique combination of celebrity impressions and his unparalleled voice and he will be back on June 22! He joins us to discuss what has changed in his show since the last time he was at The State and how he initially became interested in ventriloquism.


The Pop Ups
STNJ Episode 200

Get ready for the Pop Ups on June 30! Two-Time Grammy® nominees for Best Children’s Album, this dynamic duo of Jacob and Jason are bringing their rock and roll puppet musical fun to the State Theatre. They join us to discuss what people can expect out of their Autism-Friendly Relaxed performance and what they hope to get across in their "imagination play adventure."


Jules Alexander of The Association
STNJ Episode 199

The Association is one of the multiple groups that will be on the State Theatre stage on June 15 as part of the Happy Together Tour 2018! Jules Alexander joins us to discuss what it's like to finally tour with some of their other contemporaries including The Cowsills and what people can expect from the show!


Carl Pariso, Cliff in Cabaret
STNJ Episode 198

Enter into the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles, and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd—and to leave their troubles outside. Carl Pariso, who plays Cliff, joins us to discuss what it was like growing up and playing in bands in New Jersey and how he found his way into musical theater. Join us for Cabaret May 18-19


Bob Cowsill of The Cowsills
STNJ Episode 197

The Cowsills will be coming to State Theatre New Jersey on June 15 as part of Happy Together 2018. Bob Cowsill joins us to discuss what it's like performing in a show with all of the other incredible groups on the tour and how they didn't really get a chance to interact when they were all on tour when they were younger. 


Patrick Chamberlain, Director of Artistic Planning for the NJSO
STNJ Episode 188

Patrick Chamberlain, Director of Artistic Planning for the NJSO, joins us to discuss the upcoming 18-19 NJSO Pops Season which includes Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and the Disney Classic Mary Poppins.


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