Performances

The Sandusky State Theatre is proud to present live entertainment for all ages and demographics.

From touring companies to locally produced productions – we have it all for you!

Friday July 26, 2019 - 7:30pm

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

Starring the theater workshop kids! 

When Dorothy’s house squashes the Wicked Witch of the East, she and her dog Toto set out on the adventure that has charmed millions.  With her friends, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and Tin Woodsman, this remarkable journey takes them to the great Oz … who will only grant them their wishes if they rid the world of the Wicked Witch of the West.
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Friday August 9, 2019 - 7:30pm

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

Starring the theater workshop tweens! 

Soar away to Neverland in this magical adaptation drawn from the beloved novel with fresh, original music!  The Darling children love to hear of Peter Pan’s adventures during his visits through the open window of the nursery.  Then one night after Nana has taken his shadow and Wendy has sewn it back on, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell whisk the children off to Neverland to be part of the adventures.  All your favorite characters are there, including Captain Hook and his pirate crew, Princess Tiger Lily and her tribe, and of course, the Lost Boys and Girls!  A rousing and lovely musical score by the award-winning team of Rockwell and Bogart includes “The Boy Who Never Grew Up,” “Fly Me to Neverland,” “Follow the Leader,” and “Home Sweet Home.”  You won’t have any trouble thinking happy thoughts when you see how surprising
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Saturday August 17, 2019 - 7:00pm

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

Featuring

Comedian Jaret Dreschel
and
Recording Artist Shavazz the Weirdo

Nathn Priest, Sandusky’s native Trap N B Recording artist will be hosting his first ever event in his hometown of Sandusky, OH celebrating the release of his second studio album titled “Sex and Spaghetti”! There will be lots and lots spaghetti, drinks, socializing, and special guest performances!
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Sunday September 29, 2019 - 7:30pm

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

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UB40 Announced First New Album in Five Years and 40th Anniversary Tour

As part of their 40th anniversary celebrations, Britain’s world-famous reggae band UB40 released their first new studio album in five years in September 2018, before embarking on an extensive world tour.

Titled For The Many’, the new album will be the Birmingham reggae veterans’ nineteenth studio album, featuring UB40 founder members Robin Campbell (co-vocals/Guitar), Brian Travers (saxophone/keyboards), Jimmy Brown (drums), Earl Falconer (bass/keyboards/vocals) and Norman Hassan (percussion/vocals), and long-time members Duncan Campbell (vocals), Martin Meredith (saxophone), Laurence Parry (trumpet) and Tony Mullings (keyboards).

The band will also be releasing two companion versions of ‘For The Many’, as Brian Travers explains, “We have really enjoyed making this album, a huge amount of work went into it. It became a massive piece of work so, in addition to the regular version of the album, there will be a dub version and a collaboration version, featuring guest artists from all around the world.”

Travers added, “Both our new album and the tour are going to be called ‘For The Many’, which we adopted from Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party slogan. It is our 40th anniversary, so we are doing forty dates to celebrate that. We can’t wait to start that tour in 2019, but the celebrations start this year with our sold-out show at the Royal Albert Hall in June, before our big hometown concert at Arena Birmingham on 21st December.”

Singer Duncan Campbell said, “After ten years of fronting UB40, for us to do an album of our own original material feels like this is the final hurdle for me. The album and its title reflect how UB40 are all in support of Jeremy Corbyn. Both of the songs I have written on the album also reflect this support of The Labour Party. We all feel this album is an album going back to what UB40 was all about. We are all excited for everybody to hear the album and looking forward to touring it.”

Drummer Jimmy Brown said, “‘For The Many’ is our first original album with Duncan, and a true reflection of where the band are at right now. It gave us an opportunity to go back to our roots and draw on the 1970’s-style reggae that inspired us to be in a band in the first place. There’s lots of dub, various guest toasters and a blend of love songs and political songs. Really looking forward to playing some of these tunes live on our 40th anniversary tour in spring next year, and at our Royal Albert Hall 40th birthday gig. We intended to make an uncompromising reggae album and I think we have achieved that. I’m really happy with the final result.”

Co-vocalist and guitarist Robin Campbell added, “‘For The Many’ is a great mix of reggae styles, while the different artists we have collaborated with will appeal to more fans and tastes in reggae – it really is an album for the many. The 2019 UK tour is a continuation of our 40th year celebrations, as well as sharing tracks from our latest album. Forty dates around the UK instead of a few arenas means that our fans from all over the UK can get to see us much more locally and up close – truly a tour for the many.”

UB40 formed in 1978, naming themselves after the unemployment benefit form, before releasing their debut album ‘Signing Off’ in August 1980 – considered by many to be one of the greatest reggae albums ever released by a British band.

It was the start of a career that has since seen UB40 have forty UK Top 40 hit singles and – with sales of over 100 million records – seen their albums reside in the UK’s Top 75 album chart for a combined period of eleven years, making UB40 one of the most successful British groups of all-time.

UB40 will showcase songs from ‘For The Many’ alongside many of their seventeen UK Top 10 hit singles, including ‘Kingston Town’, ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You’, ‘Don’t Break My Heart’ and ‘Sing Our Own Song’ and, of course, ‘Red, Red Wine’, amongst other fan favourites.

The tour in 2019 will begin at Portsmouth’s Guildhall on 29th March 2019, with the final night of the tour taking place at The Roundhouse in London on 25th May.

The full list of dates for UB40’s ‘For The Many’ 40th Anniversary tour are available at:

www.ub40.global / http://facebook.com/ub40official / @UB40official / http://instagram.com/ub40official
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Saturday October 12, 2019 - 7:30pm

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

TICKETS $30 – $70

50 Years of Abbey Road with the Liverpool Legends

In 2019, Liverpool Legends will be celebrating 50 years of Abbey Road, considered to be the most iconic Beatles record of all time. Abbey Road was a masterpiece of musical vision and imagination, from the harmonies to the melodies and instrument sounds – it’s utter perfection. The music was epic and probably the summit of the entire band’s musical genius.

With precise attention to every musical detail, along with costume changes, vintage instruments and special effects, The Liverpool Legends will bring back the sounds and feelings of the music that is special in the hearts to people all over the world, The Liverpool Legends will make you feel like you are watching listening to the real thing!

Together, these four lads will bring you “The Complete Beatles Experience.”

The #1 rated Beatles Show in the world today!
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