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.

Stevie Michael Angelo Caminiti (yes, his real name) is a Sicilian Italian, a goomba, a paeson.  He’s not your typical New York or Brooklyn dago mobster but rather a 2nd generation, full blooded Mid-Western WOP.  He comes from a big Italian family. His father Angelo “Banana Nose” Caminiti met his mother “Mona from Long Island” in Kentucky of all places, at his brother “Big Joe” and “Aunt Mimi’s” wedding.   Stevie grew up in an Italian neighborhood in Cincinnati Ohio as the friendly, dorky, funny, goomba guy.  He could always crack up the entire block and with his wealth of memories and material inspired by his Italian family his comedy career was inevitable.

Stevie Caminiti is Funny. His big smile and friendly style ensure a great night of entertainment. The unique insight he holds into the awkward relationship between men and women, as well as the humor associated with every day life has not gone unnoticed.

He was voted Funniest Man in Cincinnati by his peers, Funniest Person in Ohio by Showtime Cable Network, and picked as Best Comedian in Cincinnati by both Cincinnati Magazine and City Beat Magazine.

Stevie combines his great energy with wonderfully strong material about sports, beer, relationships, and about being just a regular guy!

Stevie is a regular visitor on nationally syndicated talk shows, such as Bob & Tom and the Gary Burbank Show. He was featured in Rolling Stone Magazine’s Comedy Issue.

The impressive roster of Comedy Stars he has opened for includes: Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Tim Allen, Jimmy Kimmel, Carrot Top, Chris Rock and Steve Harvey. Steve has also toured with country music star Winona Judd, and opened for such stellar acts as: Todd Rundgren, Hootie and the Blowfish, The Commodores, and Ray Charles.

His television appearances include: Comedy Central, CBS Television’s 48 Hours, Showtime Cable Network, the Nashville Network, A&E, and MTV.

Stevie spent many years as a Spokesperson, for former NFL Quarterback Boomer Esiason’s efforts in raising money to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Also to his credit, he has performed for our troops on many USO Tours throughout Europe. More recently over the past few years, he has been doing performances to benefit our truest Heroes; the Firefighter’s, and Police throughout the country, especially in Pennsylvania and New York, that gave selflessly of their time, as well as their lives in response to the September 11th 2001, terrorist attacks on our country.

After high school Stevie was awarded Western Golf’s Prestigious Evans Scholarship and is a proud Alumni of Miami University, as well as Elder High School in Cincinnati. He has performed at over 100 golf and country clubs throughout the country as well as for the PGA Tour.

All agree that Stevie Caminiti is fabulously funny with extraordinary material, delivery and timing, with a commanding stage presence that makes you feel as though you have known him forever. This is one truly natural talent that is guaranteed to make you laugh.

For More on Steve Visit: www.stevecaminiti.com

Copyright 2003 Act Normal Entertainment
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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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