PHOTO BY STEPHANE BOURGEOIS
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The fully renovated State Theatre New Jersey presents MUSE featuring Cirque FLIP Fabrique on Wednesday, March 22 at 7:30pm. Tickets range from $29-$59.
From Québec City, Canada, Cirque FLIP Fabrique is known globally for their contemporary circus productions. Performed at the world-renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2022, FLIP Fabrique’s 10th production MUSE explores gender identity in circus style. Through acrobatics, MUSE attempts to answer the question of “What does it mean to be a woman?” To showcase that there is more than one answer, the performers will explore gender archetypes they may not identify with, such as choosing to wear a football uniform or ballet outfit.
The touring production will feature circus artists Jérémie Arsenault (diablo), Kata Banhegyi (jump rope), Hugo Duquette (trapeze), Anne-Marie Godin (trapeze), Frédérique Hamel (trampoline), Evelyne Paquin-Lanthier (trapeze), and Cédrik Pinault (trampoline). MUSE also features live onstage vocals by singer Flávia Nascimento.
MUSE is directed by Maxime Robin and Sophie Thibeault with artistic direction by Bruno Gagnon. The show features an original score by Millimetrik, lyrics by Valérie Clio, and arrangements by Guillaume Tondreau. MUSE also includes scenic design by Vanessa Cadrin, light design by Kevin Dubois, makeup by Nathalie Simard, and costumes by Erica Schmitz and Camila Comin.
For tickets, more information, or group discounts, call State Theatre Guest Services at 732-246-SHOW (7469) or visit online at STNJ.org. State Theatre Guest Services, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open by phone and email only, Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 5pm. For in-person purchases, Guest Services is open Tuesday through Friday from 12pm to 4:30pm. Additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.
After major renovations, State Theatre New Jersey has reopened and celebrated its 100th Anniversary in December 2021 in a fully renovated theater including newly renovated lobbies, all new restrooms, upgraded HVAC systems, a new elevator for access to all levels, and brand-new theater seats. Originally built as a silent film and vaudeville palace, State Theatre’s historic significance was honored by PBS by featuring it in its documentary series, Treasures of New Jersey, in the fall of 2018. “Treasures of New Jersey: State Theatre New Jersey” can be streamed online.
Today, State Theatre is the largest performing arts center in Central New Jersey and has welcomed more than six million people through its doors since reopening as a non-profit performing arts center in 1988. State Theatre New Jersey is a cornerstone of the cultural vitality of Middlesex County and averages a total economic impact on New Brunswick and the surrounding area of more than $18 million a year. The mainstage programs have featured high-caliber artists such as Diana Ross, Tony Bennett, Kevin Hart, Ringo Starr, Melissa Etheridge, John Leguizamo, Harry Connick, Jr., Diana Krall, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Program offerings include Broadway, orchestra, family, dance, comedy, rock/pop, jazz, Performances for Schools, and Sensory-Friendly Performances.
State Theatre New Jersey’s programs are made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.