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State Theatre New Jersey

Happy spring and welcome to State Theatre New Jersey! We are thrilled to announce that our Annual Benefit Gala will take place at STNJ on Saturday, June 8 and will include a featured performance by comedian Jay Leno.

One of the world’s leading entertainers, Jay Leno has captivated living rooms across the world for over 20 years with charisma, comedy, and charm as host of late-night television’s top-rated The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and now with Jay Leno’s Garage on CNBC.

For this year's Gala we step back in time to the fabulous 1950s, where the spirit of the era will come alive in a rockin' celebration! Inspired by Leno's passion for classic cars, guests will be transported for an evening of retro charm and excitement from poodle skirts to leather jackets, sock hops to gourmet diner delights. Get ready to twist and shout as we pay homage to the iconic sights and sounds of the '50s in an unforgettable night filled with music, dancing, and timeless elegance.

We invite you to join us for the Gala, co-chaired by Wendy Wiebalk and Steven Cahn, as we celebrate the power of live performance. Gala proceeds are essential for State Theatre to continue to make world-class arts programming affordable and accessible to individuals from all ages and backgrounds in our diverse New Brunswick community and beyond.

To attend the Gala or for more details, please visit STNJ.org/Gala.


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Sarah K. Chaplin
President & CEO