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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.


Jungle Jack Hanna
STNJ Episode 265

Jungle Jack Hanna returns for State Theatre's annual Family Day on February 18! He chats with us about the animals that he's bringing for his show as well as how he is still amazed by the things he gets to see and the places he gets to travel all over the globe.


Ron White
STNJ Episode 264

Comedian Ron White has had a long career and he has learned a thing or two along the way. Listen to our interview with Ron as he talks about breaking into the biz, his time with the Blue Collar Comedy tour, and of course, Tater Salad. See him live in his new stand up tour on January 17.


Milk & Cookies Artist TAHIRA
STNJ Episode 263

By popular demand, TAHIRA returns to the State Theatre on February 9 for Milk & Cookies with her entertaining songs and stories. Drawing from the African and African American folklore tradition as well as her own lively imagination, she enthralls and delights audiences of all ages.


Alan Bersten of Dancing with the Stars
STNJ Episode 262

TV’s biggest dance show returns on tour to The State this winter with “Dancing with the Stars: Live!” on January 25! One of the dancers, Alan Bersten, joins us to chat about what it's like being on the show every week and everything else he's done across his career!


Chris Guell, Joseph Actor
STNJ Episode 261

Every December, Middlesex County's Plays-in-the-Park moves from its home in Edison and travels to the State Theatre, lock, stock, and camels, to do their annual production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, now in it's 24th year! One of the actors, who has been with the show for 19 years, Chris Guell, joins us to chat about the show itself and what it means to the community at large.


Savion Glover
STNJ Episode 260

See the thrilling new program All FuNKD’ Up featuring tap superstar Savion Glover on February 7! Savion himself joins us to chat about how this new concert came into existence and how the music itself is so important in his performances.


Cristian Macelaru, conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Romania
STNJ Episode 259

Acclaimed as one of the world’s top youth ensembles, the National Symphony Orchestra of Romania has made a name for itself as Romania’s best and brightest orchestra and will be at State Theatre New Jersey on January 16 as part of their debut U.S. tour! Conductor Cristian Macelaru joins us to discuss the importance of this tour for the orchestra and how this tour helps mark the 100th anniversary of Romania's unification.


Jeremy Price of STOMP
STNJ Episode 258

STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages and it will be at The State for 3 shows only January 11-12! Resident Director and performer Jeremy Price joins us to discuss what STOMP is and what goes into this ever-changing show.


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.


Shanice Williams, performer in Common Ground
STNJ Episode 256

Common Ground is a concert collaboration between the State Theatre and Crossroads Theatre Company celebrating the holiday season on December 16. Guest star Shanice Williams, Dorothy from NBC's The Wiz Live, joins us to chat about what audience members can expect for the show and how much it means to her.


The King and I Actress Jenna Ho
STNJ Episode 255

Two worlds collide in this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical, based on the 2015 Tony Award®-winning Lincoln Center Theater production. Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I comes to The State for three shows only December 14-15. On-Stage Swing and NJ Native Jenna Ho joins us to chat about what this shows means to her and what it means to be a swing. 


Christoph Campestrini, Conductor of Salute to Vienna
STNJ Episode 254

Usher in the New Year with a glittery celebration of singing and dancing that will delight the senses and sweep you into the next year with Salute to Vienna! Conductor Christoph Campestrini joins us to tell everyone what he loves about bringing the music and traditions of his hometown of Vienna to the rest of the world and where these traditions come from.


Bob Woodward
STNJ Episode 253

Iconic investigative journalist, Bob Woodward is the winner of nearly every American journalism award, including two Pulitzers, and he will be at The State on December 10 with Governor Christine Todd Whitman. He joins us to discuss his latest award-winning book and what went into writing it compared to his previous books.


Cirque Dreams Holidaze's Costume Designer Santiago Rojo
STNJ Episode 252

Cirque Dreams Holidaze is a new cirque adventure, Broadway musical, and family holiday spectacular wrapped in one and it will be at The State for 4 shows only December 7-9! Costume Designer Santiago Rojo chats with us about his creative process and what makes the holiday show special.


American Repertory Ballet's Nutcracker Dancers
STNJ Episode 251

American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic Nutcracker to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning sets, thrilling choreography, and a cast of more than 100 performers for 5 shows only December 21-23. Dancers Shaye Firer and Erikka Reenstierna-Cates join us to chat about what it's like performing in this iconic piece that they grew up wanting to perform in.


Dave Koz
STNJ Episode 250

Celebrate the season with Grammy®-nominated jazz saxophonist Dave Koz! Together with his artist friends, he’ll perform Christmas classics and hit songs on December 4. Dave joins us to chat about who he has joining him for this tour and what makes them all so special.


Keith Lockhart
STNJ Episode 249

Join the Boston Pops on Tour and Conductor Keith Lockhart for their sparkling and beloved Holiday Pops concert on December 2! Keith Lockhart himself joins us to chat about his history with the Pops and what makes the Holiday concert so special and fun. 


Chip Davis of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
STNJ Episode 248

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday celebration for over 25 years and it will be at The State on December 6! Grammy Award®-winner Chip Davis, who created the show, joins us to chat about just how busy the holiday season is and everything awesome that goes into a Mannheim Steamroller experience!


Linda Boston of Menopause The Musical
STNJ Episode 247

Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex, and more! Menopause The Musical comes to The State for two performances on November 10. Actress Linda Boston joins us to chat about what audience members can expect from the show and how she has become intertwined with the show! 


Rich Pagano of The Fab Faux
STNJ Episode 246

The Fab Faux returns on November 17 with a program that includes the Beatles’ albums A Hard Day's Night and Revolver, plus an extended encore. Drummer Rich Pagano joins us to chat about the great music that can be found on these two records and what makes The Fab Faux such a unique show.


NJSO Conductor Constantine Kitsopolous
STNJ Episode 245

Don’t miss Star Wars: A New Hope in concert, with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams’ Oscar®-winning score live to the complete film on November 25. Conductor Constantine Kitsopolous joins us to discuss what it's like playing a score live to a film and especially with such a great movie! Read the transcription here.


Mandy Harvey Sponsors
STNJ Episode 244

We are joined on All Access by Paul Ashley, Director of Strategic Engagement, Global Procurement and Tinamarie Duff, Senior Manager of Value, Access & Payment & Differently-Abled Workplace Network Tri-Chair, both of Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS); and Nedra Dickson, Global Supplier Inclusion & Sustainability Lead from Accenture. BMS and Accenture are the sponsors responsible for bringing America's Got Talent singer-songwriter Mandy Harvey to The State for a free concert on October 22.


Daniel Jared Hersh, Daddy Pig in Peppa Pig Live!
STNJ Episode 243

Peppa Pig Live! is back at The State on November 7 with an action-packed show featuring your favorite characters as life-size puppets and costume characters in Peppa Pig’s Surprise! Daniel Jared Hersh, playing Daddy Pig, joins us to chat about how he landed this job and how involved he is as a character in the show.


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!


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.  Read the transcribed interview here.


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