WHERE: State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
The Piano Guys
WHEN: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 8pm
TICKETS: $49 to $199.
The Piano Guys became an internet sensation by way of their successful series of original self-made music videos. They have garnered over 1.6 billion YouTube views across their 65 videos that feature their original blend of classical and pop music styles. Some of their most famous videos include their spin on One Direction’s “That’s What Makes You Beautiful,” and “Code Name Vivaldi,” a combination of The Bourne Identity soundtrack riff with a Vivaldi cello concerto performed on a high-speed train. In addition, “Titanium/Pavane” is a mash-up of French classical composer Gabriel Fauré’s “Pavane” with David Guetta’s “Titanium.”
The Piano Guys are Jon Schmidt (pianist, songwriter), Steven Sharp Nelson(cellist, songwriter), Paul Anderson (producer, videographer), and Al van der Beek (music producer, songwriter). They have released five studio albums, two Christmas releases, and a fan-favorite live album, earning six No. 1 debuts on Billboard’s Top Classical Albums chart.
WHEN: Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8pm
TICKETS: $39 to $79.
Actor and three-time Grammy® Award nominated comedian George Lopez is coming to The State with his new stand-up comedy tour, The Wall World Tour! The comedian, best known for his self-titled television sitcom George Lopez, has embarked on three solo stand-up tours, voiced animated characters for both film and television; and has written two books; an autobiography entitled Why You Crying? (2004) and a memoir, I’m Not Gonna Lie and Other Lies You Tell When You Turn 50 (2013). He has also produced and starred in several HBO specials including The Wall; Tall, Dark and Chicano; and America’s Mexican.
The Jason Bishop Show: Straight Up Magic
WHEN: Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 11am & 2pm
TICKETS: $15 to $39
From his spectacular Double Levitation to his phenomenal illusions, Jason Bishop, along with his lead assistant Kim Hess, presents an astonishing magic show for all ages. The show features grand illusions, sleight of hand, and close-up magic tricks in a modern and unique way. Bishop is an international award-winning illusionist who was the youngest person to win the Magician’s Alliance of Eastern States Stage Award, and one of the youngest people to compete in the Society of American Magicians World-Class competition.
This show is a part of State Theatre’s Family Day, a day-long festival where families can spend the day enjoying performances, and hands-on activities, and more.
For tickets, more information, or group discounts, call State Theatre Guest Services at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at STNJ.org. State Theatre Guest Services, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm; Saturday from 1pm to 5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates unless otherwise specified. Additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.
About State Theatre New Jersey
The theater exists to enrich people’s lives, contribute to a vital urban environment, and build future audiences by presenting the finest performing artists and entertainers and fostering lifetime appreciation for the performing arts through arts education. State Theatre New Jersey’s programs are made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund. United is the official airline of the State Theatre.