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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, on Oldies 107.9 - WOLD on Fridays from 7pm-8pm, and on WMTR 1250 AM on Saturdays from 11am-12pm and is available on iTunes, SpotifySoundcloud, and Stitcher.


Stuart Chafetz, Mary Poppins NJSO Conductor
STNJ Episode 294

This family-friendly, symphonic cinema event features the five-time Oscar®-winning classic Disney film Mary Poppins unfolding on the big screen with the NJSO performing the charming and delightful musical score on April 14. Guest conductor Stuart Chafetz chats with us about the phenomenon of pops conducting and what it means to returning and new audience members.


Javon King, Angel in RENT
STNJ Episode 293

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theater with RENT and it will be at The State for 3 shows only April 2-4. Javon King, who plays Angel, joins us to chat about how he's taking a year off from school to take on this leading role in his first national tour and what the character of Angel means to him.


Tori Palin, swing in RENT
STNJ Episode 292

Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world and will be returning to The State April 2-4. Off-Stage swing Tori Palin joins us to chat about her experience on the show, what it means to be a swing, and the impact of RENT.


Robert Lamm of Chicago the Band
STNJ Episode 291

See Chicago, the legendary rock band with horns, live in concert on April 15! Original band member Robert Lamm joins us to chat about how the band specifically resonates with New Jersey-ans and the impact of their recent Netflix special.


Amythyst Kiah, Indigo Girls Opener
STNJ Episode 290

Neo-Folk and Americana artist Amythyst Kiah will be at State Theatre New Jersey on March 26 opening for the Indigo Girls! She describes her musical inspirations (including the darker side of life)and how they influence her music.


Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls
STNJ Episode 289

With over 14 million records sold (including hits such as “Closer to Fine,” ”Galileo,” and “Least Complicated”) Grammy Award®-winning the folk rock duo Indigo Girls will be at The State on March 26! Emily Saliers joins us to chat about what people can expect from this new tour and what has kept Indigo Girls going for so long.


Lady Jeanne Galway
STNJ Episode 288

The living legend of the flute, Sir James Galway, returns to State Theatre New Jersey on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, with his wife, Lady Jeanne Galway, and pianist Michael McHale. Lady Galway chats with us about choosing a "user-friendly" repertoire and travelling the world and performing.


Milk & Cookies Arts Sweetbeatz
STNJ Episode 287

What’s six feet tall, with a million-megawatt smile and golden voice? It’s Meredith Wright—aka Sweetbeatz, who is making her State Theatre Milk & Cookies debut on April 6! She chats with up about the songs she loves to write and sing and what types of fun the kids can expect at the show!


Michael Luongo from Finding Neverland
STNJ Episode 286

Directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award®-winning film, Finding Neverland comes to State Theatre New Jersey March 22-23. NJ Native Michael Luongo joins us to chat about what it's like playing multiples roles (including the crocodile!) and what a whirlwind the show is.


Jeff Sullivan, J. M. Barrie in Finding Neverland
STNJ Episode 285

Finding Neverland, at the State Theatre March 22-23, tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playing the author J. M. Barrie himself, Jeff Sullivan chats with us about what it's like playing such an iconic historical figure and how the history is woven into the show.


Art Garfunkel
STNJ Episode 284

Multi-Grammy Award®-winning singer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Art Garfunkel returns to State Theatre New Jersey on March 15! He chats with us about what it was like getting started in the music industry and how it differs from today.


Sargent 1st Class Michaela Shelton
STNJ Episode 282

Join The U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus in New Brunswick as they tell the story of America's Army at a Free concert on March 18. Sargent 1st Class Michaela Shelton - who is an NJ native and Mason Gross graduate - chats with us about how she came to perform in the Soldiers Chorus and what the audience can expect at the concert.


Johnny Mathis
STNJ Episode 281

Best-known for his supremely popular hits like “Chances Are," "It's Not For Me To Say," and "Misty,” Johnny Mathis returns to State Theatre New Jersey on March 13! He chats with us about why he loves New Jersey (hint: tomatoes) and how he decided to pursue singing.


Lewis Black
STNJ Episode 280

Lewis Black, Grammy Award®-winning stand-up comedian, actor, and author returns to State Theatre New Jersey on March 7! He joins us to chat about his new tour, The Joke's on US Tour, and how comedy had changed over the time he's been performing. Read the transcribed interview here.


Enrico PeZZoli of The Underwater Bubble Show
STNJ Episode 279

Explore the wondrous underwater world of Bubblelandia and all its beautiful sea creatures in B—The Underwater Bubble Show on March 30! Producer and Bubble Artist Enrico Pezzoli joins us to discuss how they were inspired by Cirque du Soleil and what the audience can expect in this magical adventure! Read the transcribed interview here.


Mike Garson of A Bowie Celebration
STNJ Episode 278

Celebrate the music of David Bowie with alumni musicians of David Bowie's bands from across the decades in A Bowie Celebration on March 9. David Bowie's long-standing band member Mike Garson chats with us about how he works to have bands play Bowie's music as authentically as possible and what is was like working with the man himself.


Sonny Turner, Original Lead Singer of The Platters
STNJ Episode 277

The Golden Oldies Spectacular returns to The State on March 2! Sonny Turner, the original lead singer of The Platters joins us to chat about how he enjoys how he is able to constantly perform with friends from back in the day and what it's like having a resurgence of touring and traveling.


Pianist Min Kwon, Featured Women's Tea Performer
STNJ Episode 276

The Women's Tea returns for its third year on March 12, with networking and a special program on the stage of the beautiful and historic State Theatre. Our featured performer this year is Pianist Min Kwon, Professor of Piano at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts and Founder of The Center for Musical Excellence. She joined us to chat about her long and varied career.


Lloyd Price
STNJ Episode 275

Mr. Personality himself, Lloyd Price, joins us to chat about the upcoming Golden Oldies Spectacular on March 2. He talks about how much he loves New Jersey, legendary memories over the years, and how he plans on sings any of his hits the audience requests!


Jimmy Gallagher, Original Lead Singer of The Passions
STNJ Episode 274

Jimmy Gallagher, the original lead singer of The Passions, is just one of the many performers that will be on the State Theatre stage on March 2 as part of the Golden Oldies Spectacular. We chat with him about what it was like forming the Passions in the 50s, when they were on the cutting edge of the music scene, and what the audience can expect at the show.


Donna Groom of The Skyliners
STNJ Episode 273

The Golden Oldies Spectacular returns to The State on March 2 at 7pm for an evening of stars from the 50s and 60s, Donna Groom of The Skyliners joins us to chat about what people can expect from them that evening and how the group was formed and morphed into what they are today.


Hopalong Andrew, Family Day Performer
STNJ Episode 272

Hopalong Andrew, one of our Family Day performers, joins us in anticipation of the fun-filled day on February 18! He joins us to chat about what people can expect from him and his cow-poke posse in their performances, including some lasso tricks!


Jonathan Pearson, Executive Director of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey
STNJ Episode 271

Jonathan Pearson, Executive Director of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, joins us to talk about their Lead Support of State Theatre New Jersey’s Family Day (coming up on President’s Day, February 18) and Horizon’s ongoing commitment to families and children throughout our community.


Steve Landes, John Lennon in RAIN - A Tribute to The Beatles
STNJ Episode 270

RAIN—A Tribute to the Beatles presents Abbey Road in celebration of the anniversary of the release of the album for 2 performances on March 3. One of the RAIN performers, Steve Landes, who plays John, chats with us about why people love RAIN and how much Beatles fans can learn from it.


Investors Bank
STNJ Episode 257

Kevin Cummings, Chairman & CEO of Investors Bank and John Harrison, Senior Vice President - Market Executive at Investors Bank joined us to discuss Investors’ Lead Sponsorship of State Theatre New Jersey's Family Series with State Theatre President & CEO Sarah Chaplin.


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