ACRES Project Presents

Saturday Night At The State


Sat, Jun 17, 2023


Doors: 7PM
7:30 pm


Reserved - $35 (includes fee); Supporter - $100 (includes fee)

Onsale Info

Public Sale:

May 1, 2023 12:00 pm


The Friedman Auditorium
130 W. College Ave. State College, PA


ACRES Project
ACRES Project

Let Jerry Valeri drive you through a night of laughter, comedy, and music all while supporting ACRES Project.

Pittsburgh comedian Chris Nakis will start off the night followed by fellow comedians from Pittsburgh. James Miller, a renowned musician will guide you on a musical journey through exciting genres of music.

Local bands Anchor and Arrow and JR Mangan will leave you dancing your way home as you engage in some of your favorite decade music. Take part in our audience interaction and win some great prizes. Be a part of this unforgettable Saturday Night at the State Theatre.

Doors open at 7:00PM and the show starts at 7:30PM.

Featured Comedians

Anchor & Arrow

“Central PA’s Funked-Up Duo,” Anchor&Arrow is the musical collaboration of husband and wife Matt Dashem and Jennifer Henry-Dashem. Their unique sound is an upbeat mix of soul, funk, rock, and jazz: a culmination of many years of their individual musical styles and experience. Jenn’s moving voice fused with Matt’s seasoned guitar can be enjoyed by music lovers of all kinds, but especially those fond of having a good time. The duo is known for putting their own twists on familiar tunes; blending styles and swapping genres with ease and originality. Each Anchor&Arrow performance is tailored to venue and audience while always welcoming space for the unexpected.

JR Mangan Band

Guitarist/singer J.R. Mangan has been part of the State College music scene since 1984 and has loved every minute of it. Most Saturday nights you can catch the band at The Café 210! Veronica Auger is J.R.’s latest vocalist in a long line of talented female singers. JR and Veronica are joined by band members Mark Toci on guitar, Jason Ebersole bass/vocals and John Lynch on drums/vocals.

Special Feature

Blue Shadow Over a Steel City is a short film made by the students of LifeLink PSU, a State College Area School District special education program, which provides college-age students with disabilities the opportunity to take collegiate classes at Penn State University. The short film is about two detectives who’ve come up against their most difficult-to-crack case yet: the crimes of the Blue Shadow. In order to solve this caper, these detectives will have to believe in the unbelievable; and more importantly, believe in themselves.


The State Theatre needs your help to purchase a new Digital Projection System!

With the purchase and installation of a new projector, The State will have a new 4K, laser projection, and digital cinema sound processing system will give us the ability to screen major movie festival features, as well as independent and major studio live action and animation that is only distributed in the DCP (Digital Cinema Package) format.