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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, SpotifySoundcloud, and Stitcher.


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.


Matthew Baker (Shakespeare) & Matthew Janisse (Nick Bottom) of Something Rotten!
STNJ Episode 242

Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. Two of the leads Matthew Baker, playing Shakespeare, and Matthew Janisse, playing Nick Bottom, join us to chat about what led them each to this show and what audience members can expect from the show! Something Rotten! will be at The State for 3 shows only November 2-3.


Douglas Martin, Artistic Director of American Repertory Ballet
STNJ Episode 241

Douglas Martin, Artistic Director of American Repertory Ballet, joins us to chat about the upcoming comedic ballet Coppelia, which will be at The State on October 19. He discusses what makes Coppelia a comedy and how it's a great introduction of ballet to all ages.


Lisa Bouchelle, opening act for Don Felder
STNJ Episode 240

Opening for Don Felder (formerly of the Eagles) on October 20, Lisa Bouchelle has been compared to artists such as Jason Mraz and Sheryl Crow, but with nods to classic artists such as Tom Petty and Neil Young. She has sung backup for Bruce Springsteen, dueted in concert with Jon Bon Jovi, and more! She joins us to chat about her new EP and how she ended up opening for Don Felder.


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.


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!


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.


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


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. Read the transcribed interview here.


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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