State Theatre to offer, finally, a chance to see ‘Jersey Boys’ in Jersey


The State Theatre will present “Jersey Boys” as part of its 2017-28 season.

The musical “Jersey Boys” — which tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and features many of that group’s best known songs — will make its New Jersey premiere at the State Theatre, Oct. 13-15, as part of the New Brunswick theater’s 2017-18 season.

This is a touring version of the Broadway hit that won four Tonys, including Best Musical, in 2006.

Other offerings in the State Theatre’s season will include Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Boz Scaggs, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” “Motown the Musical,” Kathy Griffin, Tracy Morgan, Brad Garrett and Rita Rudner, Tango Buenos Aires, The Irish Tenors and the venue’s traditional New Year’s Eve “Salute to Vienna.”

Here are the season’s shows. Some are already on sale, some go on sale May 5, and some are currently available only as part of subscription packages (with individual tickets going on sale later).

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Oct. 13-15: “Jersey Boys”
Dec. 22-24: “The Sound of Music”
Feb. 9-10: “Cinderella”
March 23-25: “Motown the Musical”
April 6-7: “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”
May 4-5 2018: “The Wizard of Oz”
May 18-19 2018: “Cabaret”

Nov. 12: Moscow State Symphony Orchestra
Nov. 26: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, “Radio Hits Live: Music of ABBA, Simon & Garfunkel, Chicago and More”
Dec. 31: “Salute to Vienna”
Jan. 7: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, “Sci-Fi Spectacular: Music From ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Star Trek’ and Beyond”
Feb. 11: Helsinborg Symphony Orchestra
Feb. 18: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, “Hot Latin Nights With the Mambo Kings”
March 4: Staatskapelle Weimar
April 15: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, “Jason Alexander: The Broadway Boy”
June 3, 2018: “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert With the NJSO”

July 15: Boz Scaggs
Aug. 9: Retro Futura Tour with Howard Jones, The English Beat, Men Without Hats, Modern English, Paul Young, Katrina (of Katrina & the Waves)
Aug. 10: Lyle Lovett and his Large Band
Aug. 11: Neil Sedaka
Aug. 25: Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
Oct. 28: “Sixties Spectacular” with Jay and The Americans, Paul Revere’s Raiders, Lou Christie, The Vogues, Manhattan Skyline,
Nov. 9: USAF Heritage of America Band
Nov. 10: Brit Floyd, Pink Floyd tribute
Nov. 11: The Fab Faux, Beatles tribute
Nov. 22: Get the Led Out, Led Zeppelin tribute
Dec. 1: The Irish Tenors (Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan)
Dec. 10: Vienna Boys Choir
Feb. 22: Mnozil Brass
April 12: Black Violin

Sept. 23: Jim Breuer
Sept. 30: Tracy Morgan (for mature audiences)
Oct. 29: Brad Garrett and Rita Rudner
Nov. 3: Kathy Griffin

Oct. 22: “Guess How Much I Love You” and “I Love My Little Storybook,” Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Nov. 17-18: National Acrobats and Martial Artists of China
Nov. 28: “A Charlie Brown Christmas Live! On Stage”
Dec. 15-17: American Repertory Ballet: “Nutcracker”
Dec. 18: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical”
Dec. 22-24: “The Sound of Music”
Feb. 2-3: Circus 1903
Feb. 9-10: “Cinderella”
Feb. 15-16: Tao: Drum Heart
Feb. 19: Family Day
May 4-5, 2008: “The Wizard of Oz”
June 3, 2018: “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert With the NJSO”

Oct. 7: Festival of South African Dance
Oct. 12: American Repertory Ballet: “Carmen” and other works
Oct. 20: Tango Buenos Aires
Dec. 15-17: American Repertory Ballet: “Nutcracker”
March 17: Dublin Irish Dance
April 14: Moscow Festival Ballet: “Giselle”

Nov. 15: “Brain Candy Live!” starring Adam Savage and Michael Stevens
Nov. 17-18: National Acrobats and Martial Artists of China
Jan. 24-25: The Illusionists

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