State Theatre New Jersey announces online trivia nights


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The directors of State Theatre New Jersey have announced three Online Trivia Nights for 2020. The trivia nights will feature 1980s trivia on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.; Broadway trivia on Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.; and holiday trivia on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.

Proceeds raised will support the theater’s community engagement programs. A minimum donation of $5 allows patrons to participate in the trivia challenge, according to a press release. To sign up for trivia nights, visit

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Each trivia night will feature 50 multiple choice questions. The winner will get bragging rights and a $150 State Theatre gift certificate and swag bag. The runner-up will receive a State Theatre swag bag.

Online trivia night will be hosted on Zoom on each participant’s desktop computer and played on the smartphone-based trivia game app called Kahoot. Closed captioning for trivia night can be made available by emailing one week prior to the event, according to the press release.

The trivia night on Oct. 14 will feature questions about 1980s pop culture, including movies like “The Breakfast Club” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” music groups like Run DMC and the Bangles, fashion trends like leg warmers and spandex, nostalgic games and toys, and more.

Broadway trivia on Nov. 11 will be hosted by actor and Newark native Brandon A. Wright, who performed the role of Harpo in the national tour of “The Color Purple” at the State Theatre, New Brunswick, in 2020.

The trivia will cover everything from classic musicals like “Grease” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” to actors like Sutton Foster and Nathan Lane, to newer musicals like “Newsies” and “Hadestown.”

Holiday online trivia on Dec. 9 will include questions about classic movies like “Frosty the Snowman” and “Miracle on 34th Street,” songs like “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” and more, according to the press release.

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