State Theatre Offers HD Broadcasts Of Opera & Ballet Performances

NEW BRUNSWICK —This summer, State Theatre will present a wide array of high definition broadcasts and films to be presented on a larger-than-life 46-foot screen. Included will be four ballet and opera in cinema performances. Captured live from the Bolshoi Theatre in Russia is La Sylphide (July 21) and La Bayadère (Aug. 10) featuring the Bolshoi Ballet. This summer’s opera presentations include the film The Magic Flute (July 28) directed by Kenneth Branagh, and Mozart’s Don Giovanni Aug. 24) captured live from La Scala in Italy.

The summer screenings continue with a rock documentary and two concerts. The iconic story of Sound City (Aug. 10), directed by Dave Grohl explores the recording studio’s long history and the musicians who made their careers in the studio. At the end of August is Peter Gabriel: New Blood Live In London (Aug. 24). Filmed in March 2011, New Blood Live captures Peter Gabriel performing live with the 46-piece New Blood Orchestra at Hammerstein Apollo. Then in September, State Theatre presents André Rieu Live in Maastricht (Sept. 15), featuring a backstage interview with violinist/conductor, exclusively for cinema audiences.

Summer in July will also include matinee films suitable for the entire family. These summer movies include 2010 remake of The Karate Kid (July 24) featuring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith and the wild circus animated adventure, Madagascar 3 (July 30).

Tickets are $5-$12, depending on programming. For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit

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