State Theatre to Open 89th Season with Jackie Evancho on Sunday, September 27
Platinum-selling, 15-year-old vocal sensation Jackie Evancho gained global recognition with her stunning debut on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. The Pittsburgh native brings her immense talent to the State Theatre on Sunday, September 27th.
Show time is 6:00 PM. Tickets are $55/50 and can be purchased by visiting the State Theatre Box Office, 453 Northampton Street, Easton, by calling 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132 or online at www.statetheatre.org. Sponsored by 69 WFMZ-TV & wfmz.com and The Express-Times.
It was her love of the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” that stirred the passion within Jackie Evancho to begin singing and posting videos to YouTube. Not long after gaining a degree of notoriety for those videos Jackie decided to submit one during the 5th season of NBC’s America’s Got Talent variety show. The response was overwhelming and earned her the opportunity to perform in front of the judges on live television.
Jackie’s first performance on America’s Got Talent left audiences and judges astonished that such a perfect, beautiful, soprano voice could come from a 10 year-old girl. During her next appearance in the competition, one of the show’s judges, Piers Morgan, explained, “You’ve got the whole package.” The young soprano with the stunning voice was runner-up and launched her music career, signing with Columbia Records, shortly thereafter.
Her debut EP, O Holy Night, was released in November 2010 and became the year’s #1 best-selling debut recording with sales exceeding 1 million copies and earned her a platinum certification. In June 2011, Jackie released her first studio album, Dream With Me, debuting on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #2 and certified Gold after only four weeks of release. Heavenly Christmas, was released in November 2011 and became one of the top-selling holiday albums of the year.
Expanding her reach outside of the music world, Evancho has also dabbled in acting and modeling. She made her acting debut in “The Company You Keep.” Legendary actor/director/producer Robert Redford cast Jackie to play his daughter in the thriller which came out in theaters in April 2013. Jackie was also selected by GUESS owner, Paul Marciano, to star in the Fall 2012 GUESS Kids clothing campaigns.
For more information on Jackie, visit www.jackieevancho.com.