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Thanks to You for Making History - Tear Down the Wall and Bringing Up the Arts has been a success!

The foothills are alive with the sounds of music and laughter this holiday season. Over the past fourteen months the commitment and generosity of individuals, community service organizations, civic leaders and local government have made the dream of an expanded historic State theater a reality. Your attendance at events and generous donations has made the transformation possible. Since reopening on October 16, 2014 nearly 4000 patrons already have enjoyed music, movies and musical theatre at the beautifully expanded venue. This fact represents a triumph of leadership by the Board of Directors and hard working volunteers in the APPAC organization. This commitment and generosity is time and money well spent; a turning point for the arts, tourism and local business in the surrounding area. Thank you for your enthusiastic belief in the State Theatre and your ongoing participation in this vital community treasure.

Whether you prefer to purchase your tickets on Black Friday, Shop Local Saturday, or Cyber Monday; please take advantage of this special offer. Join us on Tuesday December 2, 2014 for a national day of giving, Giving Tuesday.

Happy Holidays to you and your families.

Tickets to all of our Holiday Season Entertainment are Buy One, Get One Free!
Beginning Friday, November 28, 2014 at 3 PM through Monday, December 1, 2014  before Midnight. See below.


The State Theatre is offering a weekend special Buy One, Get One Free State Theatre Snowstorm of Savings Discount. You must buy your tickets between
3 PM November 28, 2014 and Monday, December 1, 2014  before Midnight.
The line-up begins with Stardust Cowboys’ Western Holiday Radio Show. In December consider the documentary Happy, the Hot Club of  San Francisco’s Cool Yule, Keith Greeninger, Larry Diehl & Friends and an Auburn exclusive,
3 Still Standing Film and Stand Up Comedy Event.

On Stage At The State presents

Stardust Cowboys: Cowboy Holiday
Saturday, November 29, 7:30 pm

Stardust Cowboys

Don't miss this captivating original holiday show created by one of the region's most popular and award winning cowboy western music groups. Join the Stardust Cowboys as they ride off to play a radio show on the "night before Christmas." This original production features nostalgic Christmas tunes along with the band's originals. Featured guests during the radio show will deliver up themed cowboy poetry and spoof with sponsor commercials from bygone days.

Featured guests are: Mikail Graham; Glenda Gonzales; Cowboy Poet Tony Argento Jr. & Kathy Jackson Neckels.

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Cinema At The State presents

Happy (Documentary)
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Happy

Does money make you HAPPY? Kids and family? Your work? Do you live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being? Are we in the midst of a happiness revolution? Roko Belic, director of the Academy Award® nominated “Genghis Blues” now brings us HAPPY, a film that sets out to answer these questions and more. Taking us from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.

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On Stage At The State presents

Hot Club of San Francisco: Cool Yule
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Fire up your holidays with HOT CLUB COOL YULE, a swinging gypsy wagon trip to the North Pole featuring many of your favorites and some rarer seasonal gems. Performed by The Hot Club of San Francisco in their inimitable style, reminiscent of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France, this dazzling holiday offering has something for everyone. Make this season bright with the flames of gypsy jazz!

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On Stage At The State presents

Keith Greeninger, Larry Diehl And Friends
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 8:00 pm

Keith Greeninger Larry Diehl

YES THEY ARE COMING BACK TO AUBURN! Keith Greeninger returns to the newly expanded State Theatre in Auburn along with the singer-songwriter Larry Diehl. Keith brings elements from his new CD and engaging songwriting. With nothing more than a guitar in hand and a song with a story to tell, Keith can completely captivate an audience. His aggressive acoustic guitar style offers more musicality and sensitivity than today's average rock band. Keith is that rare performer for whom people lean forward in their seats, eager to capture every note and every word. Keith produced Larry's first CD which released here at the State Theatre in 2014. Raised among the cherry and apricot orchards of California's Valley of Heart's Delight, Larry Diehl has never strayed too far from his roots. He is an accomplished singer-songwriter-player in the great tradition of many of his contemporary influences in folk, rock, rhythm and blues, but with his own clear and distinctive voice.

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On Stage At The State presents

'3 Still Standing' Documentary Film and Stand Up Comedy Event
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 8:00 pm

3 Still Standing with Will Durst, Johnny Steele and Larry 'Bubbles' Brown

Auburn is one lucky town! Fresh from the Mill Valley and Austin film festivals, a documentary film by Robert Campos and Donna LoCicero tells the powerful funny and amazing story of the stand-up comedy scene in San Francisco, featuring all the comedians who have made us laugh and howl. It features a stand-up multi-media event starring Will Durst, Johnny Steele, Larry 'Bubbles' Brown. Get tickets early for this State Theatre special event.

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On Stage At The State presents

Steve Seskin, Don Henry & Craig Carothers
Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Steve Seskin Craig Carothers Don Henry

Do not miss these three good friends – top songwriters all – bring their extensive songbooks to the State Theatre for an "in-the-round" evening of hilarious stories and wonderful music. The trio of Seskin, Carothers and Henry brings a return favorite evening at the expanded State Theatre. Steve Seskin has enjoyed tremendous success in Nashville, with a boatload of songs recorded by Tim McGraw, Neal McCoy, John Michael Montgomery, Kenny Chesney, Collin Raye, Peter Frampton, Waylon Jennings, Alabama, Mark Wills, and Peter, Paul and Mary. Craig Carothers' latest album is called The Vagabond, which seems like a good title for a man who’s driven more than 80,000 miles the past few years performing all over the country. The L.A. Reader calls Don Henry “a piercingly insightful songwriter who uses irony like a scalpel.” Don’s songs have been recorded by legends like Ray Charles, Patti Page, and Conway Twitty, as well as by Blake Shelton, Lonestar, and Jimmy Wayne. He won a Grammy for Kathy Mattea’s version of “Where’ve You Been” as well as Song of the Year honors from the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association, and the Nashville Songwriters Association International. He’s shared the stage with a vast array of artists from Keith Urban to Joey Ramone. His songs tend to be both funny and thought-provoking, and he sings them with great tenderness and humor. He and Craig have a new album, 2-FBYCR (two if by car), and if we’re lucky, we’ll get to hear a taste of this night!

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What do YOU want to see at the State Theatre?

Thanks to the wonderful support of our community, exciting progress on the renovation of the State Theatre is happening: "The Wall" is down, the new stage is going up, and we look forward to re-opening the expanded State Theatre in Fall 2014, with 335 seats and a dance floor. We are excited about bringing a greater variety of talent, and bigger name artists to Auburn.

This is YOUR community theatre and we are asking for your input on shows, bands and performers that will entertain you. Please let us know what you want by participating in this short Audience Survey.

It is crucial to know what you, our audience, wants so that we can better serve you.
Th
ank you.

Take the APPAC Audience Survey


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