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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.


Maria Almlov of ABBA The Concert
STNJ Episode 239

ABBA The Concert brings one of the greatest pop phenomena back to life and continues to be the top ABBA tribute group in the world and it will be at The State on November 8! Maria Almlov joins us to chat about what makes ABBA so special and why there music withstands the test of time.


Alex of Alex and the Kaleidoscope
STNJ Episode 238

Take a new look at our beautiful world through the kaleidoscope of Emmy® Award-winning children's entertainer Alex Mitnick and his bandmates. We discuss what it means to look at the world through a kaleidoscope and what people can expect from his show on December 1

Milk & Cookies is a lively, interactive storytelling and music series for families. This program is the perfect way to introduce children ages 3-8 to live theater.


Michelle Manzanales, Choreographer for Ballet Hispanico
STNJ Episode 237

Ballet Hispanico is a group of highly trained professionals who perform the works of Latino choreographers for audiences around the world, and they will be at The State on October 11! Choreographer Michelle Manzanales joins us to discuss how her piece came into existence and what the piece means to her.


Kelly Plescia of the All Hands on Deck! Show
STNJ Episode 236

America's #1 patriotic show is coming to State Theatre New Jersey on November 11! The All Hands on Deck! Show is an all-singing, all-dancing, all-American 1942 Roadshow & Radio Broadcast reproduction. New Jersey native Kelly Plescia joins us to chat about how loving Judy Garland got her interested in Jazz and what her favorite part of the show is!


Bandits on the Run
STNJ Episode 235

Wielding cello, guitars, and melodious three-part harmony (not to mention some really neat toys), Bandits on the Run, Roy Dodger, Bonanza Jellyfish, and “Clarissa,” join us at The State on October 6! They chat with us about how they came together as a band, and what kids can expect from the show!

Milk & Cookies is a lively, interactive storytelling and music series for families. This program is the perfect way to introduce children ages 3-8 to live theater.


Classical Season Celebration
STNJ Episode 234

Senator Bob Smith, Honoree of the 2018 Classical Season Celebration Event, and State Theatre Trustee and Event Co-Chair Wendy Wiebalk join us in-studio to discuss the event which helps raise funds for the State Theatre's Classical and Education Programming. The performer for the event is world-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman.


Jody Madaras of The All Hands on Deck! Show
STNJ Episode 233

The All Hands on Deck! Show is an all-singing, all-dancing, all-American 1942 Roadshow & Radio Broadcast reproduction and it's coming to State Theatre New Jersey on November 11! Creator/Producer/Performer Jody Madaras joins us to discuss what people can expect from the show and what draws him to that era of style and performance. 


Darci Lynne Farmer
STNJ Episode 232

Singer / Ventriloquist Darci Lynne is one of the youngest contestants to ever win NBC’s America’s Got Talent and she'll be at The State on September 23! She joins us to chat about her friends that will be on stage with her and how she initially became interested in ventriloquism.


Bob and Gerry; The Knockouts
STNJ Episode 230

New Jersey Natives The Knockouts will be at The State as part of the Brooklyn Paramount Reunion Jubilee of Stars on September 22. Current member Gerry and founding member Bob chat with us about what it was like performing around NJ in the 1950s and 60s and what made The Knockouts different from other groups at the time. 


Bill Blagg
STNJ Episode 229

The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE! comes to State Theatre New Jersey for one show only on October 21! Bill himself joins us to discuss how he initially became interested in magic and what he thinks makes it such an art to perform live. 


Sonia Goring of The Chantels
STNJ Episode 227

One of the original girls groups of Rock 'n Roll, The Chantels will be at The State on September 22 with the Brooklyn Paramount Reunion Jubilee of Stars. Original member Sonia Goring joins us to discuss the groups they worked with them back in the day and what it's like re-visiting touring with these groups now.


Kid Kyle
STNJ Episode 226

Kid Kyle is a 23 NJ Native who is performing as part of the Brooklyn Paramount Reunion Jubilee of Stars on September 22. He joins us to discuss how he was discovered at a Duprees show when he was just nine years old and what goes into singing doo-wop.


Pride Nights at The State
STNJ Episode 225

Chair of State Theatre New Jersey's LGBTQ Committee Dave Retcher and Committee and Staff Member Gary Frangione join us to discuss the exciting Pride Night parties we have in 2018-19!


JT Carter of The Original Crests
STNJ Episode 224

JT Carter of the Original Crests is one of the many performers who will be joining up for Brooklyn Paramount Reunion Jubilee of Stars on September 22. He joins us to discuss how The Crests got started and what it was like being the first multi-racial doo-wop group. 


Mason from Mayhem Poets
STNJ Episode 223

Mayhem Poets are a favorite for School Shows at The State and they're returning on November 27 for two performances! Mason joins us to discuss how the group got started at Rutgers University right here in New Brunswick and what people can expect from their show which he describes as being similar to a Pixar movie.


Brad Sherwood
STNJ Episode 222

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. Brad Sherwood joins us to discuss what it's like giving the audience control over a show and what it takes to perform improv.


Warren Gratus of The Belmonts
STNJ Episode 221

Warren Gratus of The Belmonts joins us to chat about the Brooklyn Paramount Reunion Jubilee of Stars which will be at The State on September 22. We discuss how The Belmonts found one another in their neighborhood and what to expect from the show! 


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!


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. 


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.


To listen to all of our previous episodes, visit our Soundcloud page!

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