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State College, PA 16801 United States
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November 2019

Bridge of Hope Presents: The Pursuit of Happyness

November 21 @ 7:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$7 – $14

 Pricing: Adult – $14 (includes fee); Student – $7 (includes fee) Bridge of Hope Presents: “The Pursuit of Happyness” – a drama about the real-life struggles and rags to riches story of single father, Chris Gardner. Nominated for “best performance” by the Golden Globes, Academy Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards among others in 2007, actor Will Smith stars (with his son, Jaden Smith) as struggling, single father, Chris Gardner in San Francisco in 1981. Inspired by a true story, this…

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Sounds From The Attic: Ted & The HiFi’s featuring Jonathan Dexter

November 21 @ 7:30 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$9.50 – $12.50

Ted McCloskey, Daryl Branford, Rene Witzke, and Molly Countermine have been rocking the State College area for well over 25 years in various bands, but together as Ted and The Hi-Fi’s, they occupy a sonic space that is like none other. Moving freely between rock, funk, R&B, and pop, the Hi-Fi’s bring an energy and authenticity in their approach to music that leaves fans of all ages coming back for more. Between Ted’s intricate guitar work and original voice, Daryl’s…

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State of The Story Presents: What I Really Found When I Found Myself

November 25 @ 6:30 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$5.00 – $7.00

“What I really found when I found myself” Stories of unexpected self-help journeys In today’s world, the self-help aisle is a popular place. Many of us take chances and explore new ways to find peace, improve our well-being, and connect more deeply with others. But sometimes the journey toward finding ourselves leads us to finding something more. And that makes for a great story.

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December 2019

The Winter’s Tale

December 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$9.50 – $12.50

Another chance to see Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh. Originally broadcast live from London’s Garrick Theatre, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan. King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences. Featuring Dame Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman (Florizel), Jessie Buckley (Perdita), Hadley…

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An Evening with Donna the Buffalo

December 6 @ 8:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$29.50 – $34.50

Donna the Buffalo offers everything you want in a roots band — songs that matter, a groove that makes you dance, an audience that spans generations, and a musical voice that evokes a sense of community. They’re  well known for their lyrics about human potential and community. Throughout their album, “Dance in the Street,” Jeb Puryear and Tara Nevins, the band’s co-founders, share songs of social commentary and self empowerment. Donna the Buffalo joined forces with legendary Producer/ Engineer Rob…

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An Unforgettable Night of Nat King Cole

December 7 @ 7:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$35.50 – $45.50

Pricing: Premium Orchestra – $45.50 (includes fee); Orchestra & Balcony – $35.50 (includes fee) An Unforgettable Night of Nat King Cole is an evening you won’t want to miss! Vocalists Elizabeth Webb, Andy Tolins, Natty Lou Race, and Tyne Palazzi interpret Cole’s classic songs, accompanied by Rick Hirsch and the 17-piece Zeropoint Big Band. Proceeds from this event benefit The State Theatre. Elizabeth Webb Elizabeth Webb is a Bellefonte native and has taught piano and voice privately for the past 9…

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National Theatre Live: Present Laughter

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$9.50 – $12.50

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter. As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colorful life is in danger of spiraling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly…

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party

December 11 @ 8:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$45.50 – $50.50

For 26 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s unique take on American swing and jazz music has thrilled audiences around the world, while their unique and spirited “Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party” has become an eagerly anticipated annual family event. Singer and band leader Scotty Morris says, “If you’re going to go to a holiday show with your family, this is the one! It really does offer something for everyone.” Drawing on a rich catalog of holiday classics and Christmas originals…

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Sounds From The Attic: Natascha and The Spy Boys

December 12 @ 7:30 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$9.50 – $12.50

Backed by her talented Spy Boys, Natascha Hoffmeyer’s unique voice covers a wide range of styles – from sultry jazz ballads to snappy swing to belting out the blues. The band plays an eclectic mix of originals and personal favorites, often evoking the smoky atmosphere of a 20s speakeasy. John “JT Blues” Thompson is an award-winning piano player who’s been playing for decades — solo as well as in a number of local and national acts. He supplies the boogie,…

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January 2020

Sounds From The Attic: RamaLama

January 23, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$9.50 – $12.50

RamaLama is Pennsylvania’s premiere a cappella doo wop group, featuring vocalists T-Dub (Tom Wilson), Bubba (Jeff Brown), Millie (Amelia McGinnis), Tex (Luke Lorenz), Shorty (John Zimmerman), and Guinness (Eric McGinnis). Formed in 2015, the varied talents of each member shines during performances, making for fun and interactive audience experiences. RamaLama has more than 70 classic tunes in its repertoire and is never afraid to try something “on the fly” when the audience requests it. Whether performing to a packed venue…

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February 2020

Keller Williams

February 8, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$28.50 – $34.50

Keller Williams released his first album in 1994, FREEK, and has since given each of his albums a single syllable title: BUZZ, SPUN, BREATHE, LOOP, LAUGH, HOME, DANCE, STAGE, GRASS, DREAM, TWELVE, LIVE, ODD, THIEF, KIDS, BASS, PICK, FUNK, VAPE, SYNC, RAW, SANS and Add, those who have followed his career will know this. Each title serves as a concise summation of the concept guiding each project. GRASS, for example, is a bluegrass recording cut with the husband-wife duo The Keels. STAGE is a live album, and DREAM is…

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The Wood Brothers

February 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$39.50 – $45.50

The Wood Brothers have partnered with Thistle Farms so that $1 from every ticket sold will go towards helping women survivors recover and heal from trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. Thistle Farms is a nonprofit social enterprise based in Nashville, TN, providing a safe place to live, a meaningful job, and a lifelong sisterhood of support.  Dubbed “masters of soulful folk” by Paste, The Wood Brothers formed after brothers Chris and Oliver Wood pursued separate musical careers for 15 years. Chris…

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Sounds From The Attic: Pure Cane Sugar

February 27, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$9.50 – $12.50

Since 2006, the Pure Cane Sugar girls, Kate and Natty, have delivered exquisite vocal performances with sultry voices, soulful harmonies, and powerful lyrics. They are “an assemblage of masterful melodies and haunting harmonies that inspire sweet dreams”. With rooted accompanying artists Daryl Branford on drums, Brian Cleary on guitar, and Bob Hart on bass, their original, artful arrangements are captured on a backdrop of textured synergy and rhythm.

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We Banjo 3

February 28, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$34.50 – $39.50

We Banjo 3 is one of the most prolific and exciting bands to emerge from Ireland in recent years. Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, percussion and beautiful harmonies, We Banjo 3’s music is affectionately described as “Celtgrass.” The Galway-based quartet comprises two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley, who collectively hold over a dozen “All Ireland” titles. We Banjo 3 released their fourth studio recording, Haven, on July 27, 2018, as the follow up…

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March 2020

Dweezil Zappa “Hot Rats Live! + Other Hot Stuff 1969”

March 15, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$50.50 – $107.50

Dweezil Zappa and his “rocking teenage combo” will be performing his father’s entire Hot Rats album in sequence live on stage as part of his upcoming 2019 tour. The album played a pivotal role in establishing Frank Zappa as a composer and guitarist and was also dedicated to Dweezil upon its release in 1969. Then 50-year-old classic album will be surrounded by an assortment of other psychedelic, avant-garde odd metered toe tappers well known to Zappa aficionados. Don’t miss out on Dweezil…

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May 2020

Steady On 30th Anniversary Tour Shawn Colvin performing Steady On acoustic in its entirety, plus other favorites

May 7, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
The State Theatre, 130 W. College
State College, PA 16801 United States
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$45.50 – $133.50

Three-time GRAMMY winner Shawn Colvin’s debut album, Steady On, was released in October 1989, a stunning introduction to an artist who quickly established herself as a mainstay in the singer-songwriter genre. The album was lauded for its confessional songwriting and well-crafted melodies, and for Colvin’s tender and provocative vocals. Colvin received the ultimate acknowledgement for Steady On when she was awarded the GRAMMY award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. She swiftly amassed a dedicated and passionate fanbase. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of…

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