All Access with State Theatre New Jersey is a weekly radio and podcast show hosted by State Theatre New Jersey featuring exclusive artist interviews, behind-the-scene stories, recently added shows, upcoming events, 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 in iTunes, Soundcloud, and Stitcher.
Ron Dante, the voice behind the classic hit "Sugar, Sugar" chats with us about performing with the Happy Together Tour for the first time and how his voice came to be known around the world.
Vance Gilbert, who is opening for Jay Leno, or as he puts is "Jay Leno is closing for him" joins us to discuss what it's been like performing over the years from rock and jazz to folk and even a children's song.
Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, joins us to discuss the upcoming Happy Together Tour 2017 and what it's like being on the road with all of the these amazing groups that he has either been performing with for years or people he has looked up to and now has the opportunity to work with them!
We chat with George Daugherty, conductor of Bugs Bunny with the Symphony with the NJSO about the fantastic music behind these classic cartoons and what it's been like working for over 40 years!
Playing Daddy Warbucks in the national tour of Annie, Gilgamesh Taggett joins us to chat about playing this fairly iconic role and what it's like being directed by the original director Martin Charnin.
We chat with NJ native BJ Thomas about performing with old friends in the Spring Sixties Spectacular and the collaboration process between artist, composer, and arranger.
Aaron Harrington, playing Collins in the 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT, joins us to discuss his connection with this show as well as how he feels the show impacts the audiences who have seen and fallen in love with the piece.
Dennis Tufano, the original lead singer of The Buckinghams, who will performing at our Spring Sixties Spectacular, joins us to chat about performing with old friends and how it works when performing songs that are so well rehearsed.
We chat with Rob Lundquist of Home Free about being part of an a capella group that won a national television singing competition, what that has done for the group and how they work on putting their music together.
Sean MacDonlad, a New Zealand dancer with Black Grace discusses the lineup that can be expected at their upcoming performance as well as how they physically maintain their dancing abilities.
Franck Jeckell of the 1910 Fruitgum Company joined us to chat about what it was like to play music in the 60s and how it feels to be back on stage with familiar acts for the Spring Sixties Spectacular.
We chat with Marva Hicks about how she came to be part of this show and what it means for her to be able to channel Ella Fitzgerald without trying to be her on stage in Ella & Louis with the NJSO.
We are joined by the lead puppeteer of Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live, Miron Gusso, about the journey the audience will take while watching the show with what dinosaurs would look like if they were alive today,from babies to full-size ones!
Engelbert Humperdinck joins us to chat about how he loves performing and what it means to him to be doing a 50th Anniversary Tour and how he found his way into the music industry.
Check out our interview with Mike Love of The Beach Boys about how he stays fresh while touring over the years and rewriting the book about how to write and perform music in the 1960s.
We chat with Byron Stripling of the upcoming Ella & Louis with the NJSO about playing the iconic Louis Armstrong and how that music has affected his life.
We chat with Glen Burtnik about this summer's upcoming Beatles Bash and the intensity of re-creating Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band note for note for its 50th Anniversary.
We were joined by Brendan Schaefer, who plays King Charlemange in the upcoming Pippin of our Broadway Series about the differences about performing in this re-imagined revival of a classic musical and more.
We interviewed Theodore Kuchar, conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine about preserving the rich history of Ukraine through music and playing it around the world.
Keller Williams chats with us about how lucky he feels to play a venue with seats and how his tour Shut the Folk Up and Listen with Leo Kottke came together.
Check out our interview with Russell Hitchcock of Air Supply about what they've been up to recently and where they're taking their music all around the world.
We chat with Ciaran Kelly, one of the tenors of The Five Irish Tenors about what people can expect from the show, both classics and contemporary pieces.
Check out our interview with James Cole, guitarist of The Classic Rock Show as he talks about what fans can expect at the show!
Check out our interview with New Jersey native Jimmy Leahey, lead guitarist of Dennis DeYoung The Music of Styx as he talks about what fans can expect at the upcoming March 10 show plus how he came to work with Dennis DeYoung.
We chat with Ray Chen about how came to be a violin soloist and how living around the world has influenced his playing.
Check out our interview with Scott Bradlee about his expectations when he started Postmodern Jukebox and how everything came together for him and the group!
Ray Anderson (aka mr. RAY) chats with us about making music for kids and how he got started out in this unique field, as well as performing his "grown-up" music.
We chat with Farrell Dillon of the upcoming Masters of Illusion about how he became interested in magic as a child and how magic changes as he performs it around the world.
Kirby Ward, who will be performing with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra for the upcoming Dancing & Romancing show, join us to talk about the song and dance inspiration behind the show and what the audience can expect!
We chat with Elizabeth Wiltcher about how long she has been with Lightwire Theater and gives us the details about Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey, our main stage show for Family Day!
Bo Bice, who is now performing with Blood Sweat & Tears, chats with us about how it's an incredible feather in his cap to be doing this show.
Comedian Ralphie May joins us to chat about playing in New Jersey, being mistaken for Chris Christie, and what people can expect in his upcoming show!
We chat with American Repertory Ballet dancer Shaye Firer about performing in the Nutcracker and working her way up over the years.
Check out our interview with actor Darius Manual who will be playing the store manager in Elf the Musical about the show, how it differs from the movie, and his role!
We chat with Michael Cavanaugh about playing with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra about the music he'll be performing and how it feels to be performing the music of these legends.
Check out our interview with Bronwyn Reed who is playing Baby in Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage about putting this iconic story up on stage and how hard she has worked to dance this role!
We chat with Jay Siegal of Jay Siegal and the Tokens, who will be performing with the Golden Oldies Spectacular about what people can expect from the upcoming show and how it feels like a high school reunion with all of the artists who are there!
We chat with Eric Johnson about his acoustic album EJ and how he came to the decision to make it.
One of our upcoming Milk & Cookies performers, Joanie Leeds, chats with us about performing for kids for about a decade and what the audience can expect for the show!
We sit down with our State Theatre Artist-in-Residence Glenis Redmond, an amazing poet, and chat with her about the works she's written and how she works with others to help write poetry.
We chat with Penn Jillette of Penn and Teller about how they build their shows and how it differs from their Vegas show.
Paul Curley discusses how he's excited to be visiting the United States and spreading this tale of friendship as he gets to play Bucket, the bockety one!
Check out our interview with Doktor Kaboom, "the coolest scientist to ever enter a room" about all of the fun electrically charged programs he's bringing to The State and how important safe science is!
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