WHEN: Friday, November 4 at 8pm; Saturday, November 5 at 2pm and 8pm; and Sunday, November 6 at 2pm $40-$98.
WHERE: State Theatre NJ, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
The cast of Tootsie includes Drew Becker as Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels, New
Jersey native Ashley Alexandra as Julie Nichols, Payton Reilly as
Sandy Lester, Matthew Rella as Max Van Horn, Jared David Michael
Grant as Jeff Slater, Kathy Halenda as Rita Marshall, Dianne B.
Manaster as Stan Fields, and Adam Du Plessis as Ron Carlisle.
The creative team
for Tootsie includes director Dave Solomon (Broadway
associate director), Broadway choreography by Denis Jones,
associate choreographer Chip Abbott. The design team for Tootsie includes
original scenic designer David Rockwell, tour scenic designer Christine
Peters, costume designer William Ivey Long, associate costume
designer Christopher Vergara, lighting designer Donald
Holder, associate lighting designers Vivien Leone & Coby
Chasman-Beck and assistant lighting designer Colleen Doherty,
sound designer Brian Ronan, associate sound designer Cody
Spencer, hair and wig design by Paul Huntley, assistant
hair and wig designer Loryn Pretorius, make-up design by Angelina
Avallone. Casting is by Binder Casting, Chad Murnane CSA.
Supervising Music Supervisor Andrea Grody, Music Supervision
by Dean Sharenow, vocal & incidental arrangements by Andrea
Grody, dance arrangements by David Chase, orchestrations
by Simon Hale, and music coordination by Talitha Fehr.
Tootsie is based on the story by Don McGuire and Larry Gelbart and the Columbia
Pictures Motion Picture produced by Punch Productions and starring Dustin
Hoffman. This production of Tootsie was licensed by Music Theatre
International. The national tour of Tootsie is produced and managed by
Theatre New Jersey
After major renovations, State Theatre New Jersey reopened and
celebrated its 100th Anniversary in December 2021 in a fully renovated theater
including newly renovated lobbies, all new restrooms, upgraded HVAC systems, a
new elevator for access to all levels, and brand-new theater seats. Originally
built as a silent film and vaudeville palace, State Theatre’s historic
significance was honored by PBS by featuring it in its documentary series, Treasures
of New Jersey, in the fall of 2018. “Treasures of New Jersey: State Theatre
New Jersey” can be streamed at
STNJ.org/explore/treasures-of-new-jersey-documentary. Today, State Theatre is
the largest performing arts center in Central New Jersey and has welcomed more
than six million people through its doors since reopening as a non-profit
performing arts center in 1988. State Theatre New Jersey is a cornerstone of
the cultural vitality of Middlesex County and averages a total economic impact
on New Brunswick and the surrounding area of more than $18 million a year. The
mainstage programs have featured high-caliber artists such as Diana Ross, Tony
Bennett, Kevin Hart, Ringo Starr, Melissa Etheridge, John Leguizamo, Harry
Connick, Jr., Diana Krall, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Program offerings
include Broadway, orchestra, family, dance, comedy, rock/pop, jazz,
Performances for Schools, and Sensory-Friendly Performances.
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 County Commissioners through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.