Upcoming Events and Series

Friday July 31, 2015 - 8:00pm

Saturday August 1, 2015 - 8:00pm

Sunday August 2, 2015 - 2:00pm

Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 - directions

Presented by

The  Sandusky State Theatre Repertory Company

Book by James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Grechen Lynn Wingerter
Music Director by Michael Shirtz 

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic. The TONY Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King’s Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
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Thursday August 6, 2015 - 6:30pm

Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 - directions

Lake Scapes!

Join Erin on Thursday, August 6th at 6:30 pm for the next installment of our Corks and Creations program.

The Art Gallery is the perfect location for the new program and served as inspiration as the ladies selected from images provided by Erin, or that they brought in on their own.  All supplies are provided and this session will be focused on the beauty of Lake Erie.  Erin will take you step by step to create a painting of the Marblehead Lighthouse.

Each patron will be given a 9″ x 12” panel to paint with all the materials will be provided.  A cash bar will be available and music will be playing in the background to help inspire you.  You can purchase online or by calling the ticket office and the fee is $35 and seating is limited.  This makes for a perfect ladies night out and for special occasions!

Class is limited to 15 students. (Must be 21)
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Friday August 7, 2015 - 8:00pm

Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 - directions

Sponsored by


Brought to you by

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Room accommodations provided by
Quality Inn & Rain Water Park

Once one of the country’s fastest rising sportscasters, Bill Boronkay enjoyed stops in Clarksburg, WV, Evansville, IN and Kansas City before finally landing in sunny Cleveland, OH where he was assigned various hazardous duties. Along the way, Boronkay won 5 Emmy’s, one of which is proudly displayed in his mother’s home office behind a lamp.

After a failed audition with ESPN (a mirror was involved), Bill reevaluated his career and took off in lukewarm pursuit of his true 14th dream, and stand up.

Boronkay continues to work in Cleveland TV, hosting the, “High School Sports Insider” on SportsTime Ohio. In 2011, Bill cut back his media work to increase travel and share his less than remarkable life experiences as a never married, middle aged man.

For over a quarter-century, Mark Knope has been making people laugh – in clubs, a colleges, casinos – you NAME it! You wanna “bet on a winner?” Bet on MARK KNOPE! Mark has performed in 45 of these United States – with over 5,000 shows under his belt!

He covers his material in a fun and energetic manner – peppering in sound effects, quirky facial expressions and a few celebrity impressions along the way! He never stays on a particular subject too long – he shifts his show’s gears from tattoos to golf … then, on to “dating grandmothers” and breast implants.

COMCAST’s Comedy Spotlight on the Road, COMEDY CENTRAL’s Stand-Up, Stand-up, Nightshift on FOX, America’s Funniest People and Comedy at CLUB 54 are all television shows that have featuring Mark over the years.

Since 1986, Mark has had the good fortune of working with many HEAVYWEIGHTS, in the standup biz. He’s opened for George Lopez, Kevin James, Harland Williams, Richard Lewis, Bobcat Goldthwaite, Tommy Chong, Bobby Collins, and Tommy Davidson. In December of 2014, Mark had the opportunity to share the stage with “Mr. Las Vegas” himself – Wayne Newton – at Cleveland’s Palace Theatre.

His first CD, “Don’t Laugh … It’ll Only Encourage Him!” was released in January of 2001.

Mark has headlined clubs ALL over the country – including: THE COMEDY CASTLE, JOEY’s, CHAPLIN’s, ANN ARBOR COMEDY SHOWCASE, and FUNNY BUSINESS in Michigan, STANDFORD’s in Missouri, THE STARDOME in Alabama, LAFFS in Arizona & New Mexico, COMIX CAFÉ in New York, GIGGLES in Wisconsin, CRACKERS in Indiana,  LEO’s KOMEDY SHOWCASE in Ontario, Canada, WISEACRES in Virginia, BONKERZ in Wisconsin & Michigan, CONNXTIONS in Ohio & Michigan, FUNNYBONE in Ohio and Indiana, THE COMEDY SPOT in Arizona, COMEDY CABANA in South Carolina, GROUCHO’s in Florida, BULLFROG’s in Kansas, COZZY’s in Virginia, SOUTH STREET in Tennessee.

Mark’s second CD, “REGULAR GUY” was released on the NEXT ROUND label in 2009.

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Saturday August 8, 2015 - 1:00pm

Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 - directions

FREE Family Movie
Saturday, August 8th ~ 1 PM

Sponsored by

Flynn, Py & Kruse Co.
Payne Nickles & Company

Children must be accompanied by an adult

After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rain forest, a young bear (Ben Whishaw) makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed “Paddington” for the London train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry (Hugh Bonneville) and Mary Brown (Sally Hawkins). Although Paddington’s amazement at urban living soon endears him to the Browns, someone else has her eye on him: Taxidermist Millicent Clyde (Nicole Kidman) has designs on the rare bear and his hide.

Directed by Paul King

Rated PG

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Saturday August 15, 2015 - 2:00pm

Saturday August 15, 2015 - 7:30pm

Sunday August 16, 2015 - 2:00pm

Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 - directions

Abracadabra and Alakazam! For the first time ever, the streets of downtown Sandusky will come alive with mystery and enchantment for The Sandusky Magic Festival.  On the weekend of Aug 14th through 16th, more than 20 illusionists, conjurers, jugglers, balloon artists and face painters will appear in and around The State Theatre for a non-stop Celebration of Pure Wonder.  Family-friendly, for children and adults alike, the Festival will feature dazzling displays of the Magical Arts, from Close-up to Street and Stage, One-Man Shows, All Star Galas and even a Rock & Roll Magic Beach Party.

Master magician and producer Jay Scott Berry is pulling the proverbial rabbit out of his hat for this event, bringing in top stars from Hollywood, Las Vegas and around the world.

This stellar cast of wonder workers includes two-time Magic Castle Stage Magician of the Year, Christopher Hart, famous for his role as The Thing in the Adam’s Family feature films.  Joining him, from Canada, is one of the world’s most celebrated female magicians, the elegant and dazzling, Ariann Black.  From the Discovery Channel’s Breaking Magic/Magic of Science, seen by over 100 million viewers, comes the one and only, Wayne Houchin. Direct from Las Vegas, a Guinness World Record holder and the most successful juggler in Vegas history, Michael Goudeau. International star, Jay Scott  Berry, will mystify young and old alike with his award-winning wizardry and David London will amaze and amuse with his mind-bending mysteries.  And that’s not all! Joining the fun will also be The Wizard of Wales, Mario Morris, one of the brightest young stars in the world today, Eric Stevens and Close-up Magic sensation, Wayne Anderson.

Your journey into imagination starts in the lavishly restored State Theatre, just steps from the sands of Lake Erie. This historic venue will host all the main events, including the Wizards of Wonder matinee and Saturday evening gala plus the One-Man Shows, Workshops and Lectures. Tickets start at just $10 and some of the shows are free.  All-inclusive Festival Passes are reasonably priced, starting at $99 Adults and $69 for Children.

Jay Scott Berry, visionary creator and consummate showman, is the world’s leading producer of Magic Festivals. Sandusky now joins a prestigious list that includes New Orleans, Portland, Asheville, Sedona, Woodstock, Sacramento, Stockholm, Belfast, Glastonbury and Zagreb. Each event is different in character but with the same high standards that are Berry’s trademark as a performer. Bucking the trend of high priced shows, he is firmly committed to presenting world-class, family entertainment at affordable prices. With a lifetime of theatrical experience, he maintains a Willy Wonka like sense of charisma and enthusiasm. Smiling, he says, “The magic that makes an impossible dream possible is you believing in it.”  With a wink, he adds, “Anyone who says there’s no such thing as real magic just doesn’t understand what real magic is.”

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