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- Patti LuPone with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
- When: Sunday, June 2, at 3 p.m.
- Where: State Theatre
- Door time: 1:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $22 for mid- or upper-balcony seating (up to a $61 value)
- $30 for mid-orchestra or front-balcony seating (up to a $77 value)
- Click here to view the balcony seating chart and here to view the orchestra chart.<p>
Please note there is no elevator on-site and balcony sections are only accessible by stairs.
Patti LuPone with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
- What you’ll hear: showtunes and other selections from LuPone’s latest album, Far Away Places
- Year the NJSO was founded: 1922
- Patti’s iconic stage roles: Eva Peron in Evita, Mama Rose in Gypsy, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, mashed potatoes in kindergarten Thanksgiving pageant
- Number of Tony Awards on her shelf: two
- Great-grand niece of 19th-century opera singer Adelina Patti
- Great-great-grandmother of 2085 Tony Award-winner for Best Bionic Actress in a Musical
- TV shows on which Patti played herself: Saturday Night Live, Glee, Will & Grace
- LuPone’s biggest pet peeve: audience members who eat and nap<p>
The State Theatre was saved, as its website states, from "the ravages of time." Built in 1921 as a vaudeville and silent-film palace, the venue fell on hard times in the 1970s. In 2003, however, a $3 million renovation restored the State Theatre to much of its original glory, as crews painstakingly rehabbed the ornamental plaster, terracotta exterior, and actor holding cells. Inside the theater, a stunning chandelier sparkles more brightly than ever below the venue's signature dome.