March 1, 2023

Live Concert Tribute To Aretha Franklin

QUEEN OF SOUL: The cast of “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.,” a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, coming to State Theatre New Jersey March 11 and 12. (Photo by Jeremy Daniel)

State Theatre New Jersey presents R.E.S.P.E.C.T., an electrifying tribute celebrating the legendary Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin on Saturday, March 11 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $40-$98.

Starring a live band and vocalists, the show takes audiences on a journey of love, tragedy, courage, and triumph in a night of music by Franklin. The concert features hits including “Natural Woman,” “Think,” “I Knew You Were Waiting for Me,” “Chain of Fools,” “Respect,” and many more.

This new production is adapted from McGee Entertainment’s Australian touring smash-hit, RESPECT — The Aretha Franklin Story, starring Angie Narayan (Australian Idol), also known as Australia’s “Soul Mama.” The show continues to play to sold out audiences across Australia.

State Theatre New Jersey is at 15 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick. For tickets, visit