WP Presents Events Calendar

  • Wp Presents! Eaglemania
    03/07/15 08:00 PM - 03/07/15 08:00 PM

    Blue Raven Entertainment presents

    Eaglemania
    The World's Greatest Eagles Tribute Band!

    Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Admission: Front Orchestra $29 • Rear Orchestra/Front Loge $25 • Loge $20

    This premier Eagles tribute band faithfully recreates the heartfelt ballads and famous guitar and vocal harmonies that have become the soundtrack of so many peoples’ lives. Hear all The Eagles’ monster hits: Hotel California, New Kid in Town, Tequila Sunrise, Desperado, One of These Nights, Lyin' Eyes, Take It to the Limit, Heartache Tonight, I Can't Tell You Why, The Long Run, and more, as well as songs from Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh’s solo albums. 


    Location: Shea Center
  • "Keep On Keepin' On"
    03/12/15 07:30 PM - 03/12/15 07:30 PM

    Keep On Keepin’ On, the award-winning documentary directed by Alan Hicks ‘07, focuses on the special relationship between jazz legend and William Paterson University permanent artist-in-residence Clark Terry and his former student, Justin Kauflin ’08.

    Following the screening, there will be a question and answer session with Hicks and Kauflin. The evening concludes with a one-time reunion performance of the William Paterson ensemble that Terry led featuring Hicks, Kauflin, Stantawn Kendrick  '08, Brian McCarthy '05, Cameron MacManus '06, and Nicholas Morrison '01.

    The film won best new documentary and best new director awards at the 2014 TriBeCa Film Festival, and best documentary at the 2014 Seattle International Film Festival. Renowned film and music producer Quincy Jones, who also counts Terry as his mentor, is one of the film’s producers.

    Tickets are $10. Proceeds will benefit jazz student scholarships. Click here to purchase tickets or contact the University’s Box Office at 973-720-2371 or email boxoffice@wpunj.edu.


  • WP Presents! Les Yeux Noirs: Gypsy Klezmer Music
    03/15/15 03:00 PM - 03/15/15 03:00 PM

    Direct from Paris
    Les Yeux Noirs: Gypsy Klezmer Music

    Admission: Orchestra $25.00 • Loge $20.00

    Les Yeux Noirs – this Paris-based sextet offers an irresistible invitation to participate in some of the most rhythmic and emotional sounds emanating from any part of the world. Part gypsy, part klezmer, this is the music that has moved people to sing and dance around the world for centuries. With each frenetic stroke of their bows they take the listener further into a dizzying vortex of Central European sounds and images.


    Location: Shea Center
  • Mitch Albom: Author, Sports Journalist, Philanthropist
    03/27/15 07:30 PM - 03/27/15 10:00 PM

    mitchAs part of the Distinguished Lecturer Series, Mitch Albom will present "The Thrill of Victory, The Agony of the Rest: The Good, Bad and Ugly of America's Obsession With Sports," a talk about sports as a metaphor for everything we face in life.


    Location: Shea Center
  • WP Presents! Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes
    03/28/15 08:00 PM - 03/28/15 08:00 PM

     

    Saturday, March 28, 2015, 8:00 pm

    Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Admission: Gold Circle $42.00 • Orchestra/Front Loge $35.00 • Rear Loge $30.00
    Discounts apply for WP faculty, staff, students, and senior citizens.

    Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes first achieved prominence in the mid-1970's, emerging from the same New Jersey Shore music scene as his now legendary contemporary and friend Bruce Springsteen. With their classic blend of hard-core R&B and street-level rock, molten grooves, soulful guitar licks and blistering horn section, Johnny and the Jukes continue to put their unique stamp on the Jersey Shore sound.

     


    Location: Shea Center
  • The Lou Donaldson Quartet
    03/29/15 04:00 PM - 03/29/15 04:00 PM

    Alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson is a living legend. He gained a well-deserved reputation for his leadership in blending the great traditions of blues and bebop. Donaldson has collaborated, toured, and recorded with a Who's Who of major jazz artists including Philly Joe Jones, Clifford Brown, Thelonious Monk, Milt Jackson, and he was a member of Art Blakey's group. His long-awaited Jazz Room concert will demonstrate his technical prowess and blues power.

    (Makeup date from November 23,2014)

    *Tickets from that date will be honored. 


    Location: Shea Center
  • Micro Shrimp, A New Musical Comedy
    03/31/15 07:00 PM - 03/31/15 07:00 PM

    Admission: $25.00 General Public • $18.00 WPUNJ Community and Senior Citizens • $10.00 Students
    Previews on March 31 and April 1-all tickets $10.00
    Meet the author session follows the Sun. 4/12/15 matinee.

    This musical comedy is a microcosm of the loves, beliefs and hardships of everyday life in the saltwater tank. As Marty, the new owner of the micro shrimp kit, follows the steps outlined in the instructions, we see the micro shrimp society come to life. A society that is complete with beliefs that shrimp are meant for a greater good; the other side, from which no shrimp returns; and an unknown deity - a moving light source and a net. They also have sibling rivalry; gangs of no-goodniks and lovers who vow to spend their entire lives together. The system is challenged when one shrimp returns from the “other side” to reveal their true fate: they are but fish food, and the revolt begins. This is their struggle; this is their story! A fun, silly outrageous new musical with tunes that will swim around in your head long after you leave the theatre.  


    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
  • Micro Shrimp, A New Musical Comedy
    04/01/15 07:00 PM - 04/01/15 07:00 PM

    Winner of the Eleventh Annual NJPC - Musical Series

    Micro Shrimp
    Music, Book & Lyrics by Marcus Yi

    March 31 & April 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm
    April 8-11, 15-18, 2015 at 7:00 pm
    April 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm
    Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    Admission: $25.00 General Public • $18.00 WPUNJ Community and Senior Citizens • $10.00 Students
    Previews on March 31 and April 1-all tickets $10.00
    Meet the author session follows the Sun. 4/12/15 matinee.

    This musical comedy is a microcosm of the loves, beliefs and hardships of everyday life in the saltwater tank. As Marty, the new owner of the micro shrimp kit, follows the steps outlined in the instructions, we see the micro shrimp society come to life. A society that is complete with beliefs that shrimp are meant for a greater good; the other side, from which no shrimp returns; and an unknown deity - a moving light source and a net. They also have sibling rivalry; gangs of no-goodniks and lovers who vow to spend their entire lives together. The system is challenged when one shrimp returns from the “other side” to reveal their true fate: they are but fish food, and the revolt begins. This is their struggle; this is their story! A fun, silly outrageous new musical with tunes that will swim around in your head long after you leave the theatre.  


    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
  • Micro Shrimp, A New Musical Comedy
    04/08/15 07:00 PM - 04/08/15 07:00 PM

    Winner of the Eleventh Annual NJPC - Musical Series

    Micro Shrimp
    Music, Book & Lyrics by Marcus Yi

    March 31 & April 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm
    April 8-11, 15-18, 2015 at 7:00 pm
    April 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm
    Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    Admission: $25.00 General Public • $18.00 WPUNJ Community and Senior Citizens • $10.00 Students
    Previews on March 31 and April 1-all tickets $10.00
    Meet the author session follows the Sun. 4/12/15 matinee.

    This musical comedy is a microcosm of the loves, beliefs and hardships of everyday life in the saltwater tank. As Marty, the new owner of the micro shrimp kit, follows the steps outlined in the instructions, we see the micro shrimp society come to life. A society that is complete with beliefs that shrimp are meant for a greater good; the other side, from which no shrimp returns; and an unknown deity - a moving light source and a net. They also have sibling rivalry; gangs of no-goodniks and lovers who vow to spend their entire lives together. The system is challenged when one shrimp returns from the “other side” to reveal their true fate: they are but fish food, and the revolt begins. This is their struggle; this is their story! A fun, silly outrageous new musical with tunes that will swim around in your head long after you leave the theatre.  


    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
  • Micro Shrimp, A New Musical Comedy
    04/09/15 07:00 PM - 04/09/15 07:00 PM

    Winner of the Eleventh Annual NJPC - Musical Series

    Micro Shrimp
    Music, Book & Lyrics by Marcus Yi

    March 31 & April 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm
    April 8-11, 15-18, 2015 at 7:00 pm
    April 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm
    Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    Admission: $25.00 General Public • $18.00 WPUNJ Community and Senior Citizens • $10.00 Students
    Previews on March 31 and April 1-all tickets $10.00
    Meet the author session follows the Sun. 4/12/15 matinee.

    This musical comedy is a microcosm of the loves, beliefs and hardships of everyday life in the saltwater tank. As Marty, the new owner of the micro shrimp kit, follows the steps outlined in the instructions, we see the micro shrimp society come to life. A society that is complete with beliefs that shrimp are meant for a greater good; the other side, from which no shrimp returns; and an unknown deity - a moving light source and a net. They also have sibling rivalry; gangs of no-goodniks and lovers who vow to spend their entire lives together. The system is challenged when one shrimp returns from the “other side” to reveal their true fate: they are but fish food, and the revolt begins. This is their struggle; this is their story! A fun, silly outrageous new musical with tunes that will swim around in your head long after you leave the theatre.  


    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
  • Micro Shrimp, A New Musical Comedy
    04/10/15 07:00 PM - 04/10/15 07:00 PM

    Winner of the Eleventh Annual NJPC - Musical Series

    Micro Shrimp
    Music, Book & Lyrics by Marcus Yi

    *Author Reception follows the performance

    Admission: $25.00 General Public • $18.00 WPUNJ Community and Senior Citizens • $10.00 Students

    This musical comedy is a microcosm of the loves, beliefs and hardships of everyday life in the saltwater tank. As Marty, the new owner of the micro shrimp kit, follows the steps outlined in the instructions, we see the micro shrimp society come to life. A society that is complete with beliefs that shrimp are meant for a greater good; the other side, from which no shrimp returns; and an unknown deity - a moving light source and a net. They also have sibling rivalry; gangs of no-goodniks and lovers who vow to spend their entire lives together. The system is challenged when one shrimp returns from the “other side” to reveal their true fate: they are but fish food, and the revolt begins. This is their struggle; this is their story! A fun, silly outrageous new musical with tunes that will swim around in your head long after you leave the theatre.  


    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
  • Onstage Cafe at Shea: Amy Helm and The Handsome Strangers plus Yarn
    04/10/15 08:00 PM - 04/10/15 08:00 PM

    Admission: $55.00 onstage seat with dinner and dessert buffet plus open beer-and-wine bar* • $30.00 show only
    *For dinner ticket holders, please arrive by 6:30 p.m. to enjoy the full dinner service and open bar.

    Amy Helm’s deep musical roots were enriched by a lifetime of exposure to the finest expressions of American musical tradition. The daughter of music legend Levon Helm, she wields a powerful voice that can both stir and soothe, whether she is singing traditional gospel, blues standards or her own heartfelt compositions.
    The Grammy-nominated roots band, Yarn, will open the evening.  


    Location: Shea Center
  • Micro Shrimp, A New Musical Comedy
    04/11/15 07:00 PM - 04/11/15 07:00 PM

    Winner of the Eleventh Annual NJPC - Musical Series

    Micro Shrimp
    Music, Book & Lyrics by Marcus Yi

    Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    Admission: $25.00 General Public • $18.00 WPUNJ Community and Senior Citizens • $10.00 Students
    Previews on March 31 and April 1-all tickets $10.00
    Meet the author session follows the Sun. 4/12/15 matinee.

    This musical comedy is a microcosm of the loves, beliefs and hardships of everyday life in the saltwater tank. As Marty, the new owner of the micro shrimp kit, follows the steps outlined in the instructions, we see the micro shrimp society come to life. A society that is complete with beliefs that shrimp are meant for a greater good; the other side, from which no shrimp returns; and an unknown deity - a moving light source and a net. They also have sibling rivalry; gangs of no-goodniks and lovers who vow to spend their entire lives together. The system is challenged when one shrimp returns from the “other side” to reveal their true fate: they are but fish food, and the revolt begins. This is their struggle; this is their story! A fun, silly outrageous new musical with tunes that will swim around in your head long after you leave the theatre.


    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
  • The Lizard of Oz
    04/12/15 01:00 PM - 04/12/15 01:00 PM

    Bugs and Balloons presents

    The Lizard of Oz

    Sunday, April 12, 2015, 1:00 pm*
    *Pre-show creative activities begin at 12:15 pm

    Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Admission: Adults $12.00 • Children $10.00

    Journey to see The Lizard of Oz – an interactive land of balloon creations and sculptural costumes – with the singing/dancing Tornado, Yellow Brick Road, the Witch's Castle and, of course, the great and powerful Lizard of Oz! 


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
  • Micro Shrimp, A New Musical Comedy
    04/12/15 03:00 PM - 04/12/15 03:00 PM

    Winner of the Eleventh Annual NJPC - Musical Series

    Micro Shrimp
    Music, Book & Lyrics by Marcus Yi

    Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    Admission: $25.00 General Public • $18.00 WPUNJ Community and Senior Citizens • $10.00 Students
    Previews on March 31 and April 1-all tickets $10.00
    Meet the author session follows the Sun. 4/12/15 matinee.

    This musical comedy is a microcosm of the loves, beliefs and hardships of everyday life in the saltwater tank. As Marty, the new owner of the micro shrimp kit, follows the steps outlined in the instructions, we see the micro shrimp society come to life. A society that is complete with beliefs that shrimp are meant for a greater good; the other side, from which no shrimp returns; and an unknown deity - a moving light source and a net. They also have sibling rivalry; gangs of no-goodniks and lovers who vow to spend their entire lives together. The system is challenged when one shrimp returns from the “other side” to reveal their true fate: they are but fish food, and the revolt begins. This is their struggle; this is their story! A fun, silly outrageous new musical with tunes that will swim around in your head long after you leave the theatre.


    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
  • Organist Rhoda Scott with the William Paterson Jazz Orchestra
    04/12/15 07:30 PM - 04/12/15 07:30 PM

    Newark native and historic organist Rhoda Scott combines with the exciting WP Jazz Orchestra to re-create Rhoda’s historic 1976 collaboration with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, In New York. This legendary recording featured an album’s worth of original arrangements by Thad Jones, many based on Rhoda’s wonderful original compositions. These long-lost arrangements were donated several years ago by Scott to the Thad Jones Archive at William Paterson University, and the high-energy band will be playing from those rarely heard manuscripts. 

    General Admission $15, WP faculty, staff alumni, and senior citizens $12, Non-William Paterson students $8, WP students are admitted free with valid I.D.

    $3 fee added to tickets purchased on show 


    Location: Shea Center
  • Micro Shrimp, A New Musical Comedy
    04/15/15 07:00 PM - 04/15/15 07:00 PM

    Winner of the Eleventh Annual NJPC - Musical Series

    Micro Shrimp
    Music, Book & Lyrics by Marcus Yi

    Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    Admission: $25.00 General Public • $18.00 WPUNJ Community and Senior Citizens • $10.00 Students

    This musical comedy is a microcosm of the loves, beliefs and hardships of everyday life in the saltwater tank. As Marty, the new owner of the micro shrimp kit, follows the steps outlined in the instructions, we see the micro shrimp society come to life. A society that is complete with beliefs that shrimp are meant for a greater good; the other side, from which no shrimp returns; and an unknown deity - a moving light source and a net. They also have sibling rivalry; gangs of no-goodniks and lovers who vow to spend their entire lives together. The system is challenged when one shrimp returns from the “other side” to reveal their true fate: they are but fish food, and the revolt begins. This is their struggle; this is their story! A fun, silly outrageous new musical with tunes that will swim around in your head long after you leave the theatre.  


    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
  • Micro Shrimp, A New Musical Comedy
    04/16/15 07:00 PM - 04/16/15 07:00 PM

    Winner of the Eleventh Annual NJPC - Musical Series

    Micro Shrimp
    Music, Book & Lyrics by Marcus Yi

    Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    Admission: $25.00 General Public • $18.00 WPUNJ Community and Senior Citizens • $10.00 Students

    This musical comedy is a microcosm of the loves, beliefs and hardships of everyday life in the saltwater tank. As Marty, the new owner of the micro shrimp kit, follows the steps outlined in the instructions, we see the micro shrimp society come to life. A society that is complete with beliefs that shrimp are meant for a greater good; the other side, from which no shrimp returns; and an unknown deity - a moving light source and a net. They also have sibling rivalry; gangs of no-goodniks and lovers who vow to spend their entire lives together. The system is challenged when one shrimp returns from the “other side” to reveal their true fate: they are but fish food, and the revolt begins. This is their struggle; this is their story! A fun, silly outrageous new musical with tunes that will swim around in your head long after you leave the theatre.  


    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
  • Skippyjon Jones
    04/17/15 10:30 AM - 04/17/15 10:30 AM

    Theater for Children with Autism

    Theatreworks USA presents

    Skippyjon Jones
    Based on the book by Judy Schachner

    Shea Center for Performing Arts

    General Admission: $8.00
    Appropriate for Pre K-4

    Skippyjon Jones is a little kitten with big ears and even bigger dreams, who pretends to be anything BUT a Siamese cat! This is enchanting musical is about unleashing your powerful imagination and following your dreams. This production is adapted specifically and exclusively for children on the autism spectrum.

    Please note: This performance is only open to classes and families with children with autism. Please call the University Performing Arts office at 973-720-3178 for ticket reservations and information.   


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
  • Micro Shrimp, A New Musical Comedy
    04/17/15 07:00 PM - 04/17/15 07:00 PM

    Winner of the Eleventh Annual NJPC - Musical Series

    Micro Shrimp
    Music, Book & Lyrics by Marcus Yi

    Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    Admission: $25.00 General Public • $18.00 WPUNJ Community and Senior Citizens • $10.00 Students

    This musical comedy is a microcosm of the loves, beliefs and hardships of everyday life in the saltwater tank. As Marty, the new owner of the micro shrimp kit, follows the steps outlined in the instructions, we see the micro shrimp society come to life. A society that is complete with beliefs that shrimp are meant for a greater good; the other side, from which no shrimp returns; and an unknown deity - a moving light source and a net. They also have sibling rivalry; gangs of no-goodniks and lovers who vow to spend their entire lives together. The system is challenged when one shrimp returns from the “other side” to reveal their true fate: they are but fish food, and the revolt begins. This is their struggle; this is their story! A fun, silly outrageous new musical with tunes that will swim around in your head long after you leave the theatre.  


    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
  • Micro Shrimp, A New Musical Comedy
    04/18/15 07:00 PM - 04/18/15 07:00 PM

    Winner of the Eleventh Annual NJPC - Musical Series

    Micro Shrimp
    Music, Book & Lyrics by Marcus Yi

    Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    Admission: $25.00 General Public • $18.00 WPUNJ Community and Senior Citizens • $10.00 Students

    This musical comedy is a microcosm of the loves, beliefs and hardships of everyday life in the saltwater tank. As Marty, the new owner of the micro shrimp kit, follows the steps outlined in the instructions, we see the micro shrimp society come to life. A society that is complete with beliefs that shrimp are meant for a greater good; the other side, from which no shrimp returns; and an unknown deity - a moving light source and a net. They also have sibling rivalry; gangs of no-goodniks and lovers who vow to spend their entire lives together. The system is challenged when one shrimp returns from the “other side” to reveal their true fate: they are but fish food, and the revolt begins. This is their struggle; this is their story! A fun, silly outrageous new musical with tunes that will swim around in your head long after you leave the theatre.  


    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
  • Staged Readings of the Finalists from the Twelfth Annual NJPC - Musical Series
    04/19/15 12:00 PM - 04/19/15 07:00 PM

    Sunday, April 19, 2015
    12:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm
    Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    FREE Admission

    Get your toes tapping and fingers snapping as you enjoy staged readings of three NEW musicals from up-and-coming composers, lyricists and book writers. The three finalists from the NJPC Musical Series will each get one chance to wow the audience – come to one or all three (they’re FREE!). Stay after the performances to meet the author(s) and provide valuable feedback to the judges. The winning musical will receive a full production in April 2016. 


    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
  • Musical Salon Series: The Tryon Trio
    04/19/15 02:00 PM - 04/19/15 02:00 PM

    $15.00 General Admission

    Katsumi Ferguson, Violin • Andrew Emmons, French Horn • Vlada Yaneva, Piano

    This lyrical group will perform the Brahms Horn Trio, among other beautiful compositions, in a spring chamber concert to welcome the season. 


    Location: Hobart Manor
  • Glen Burtnik’s Summer of Love Concert The Music of the Woodstock Generation
    05/09/15 08:00 PM - 05/09/15 08:00 PM

    Admission: Gold Circle $35.00 • Rear Orchestra/Front Loge $30.00 • Rear Loge $25.00

    The Summer of Love Concert, a tribute to the music of the Woodstock Generation, returns to the Shea Center along with the famous Pig Light Show. Whether this is your third year with us or your first, you'll hear songs that you have never heard before, as well as some of your Summer of Love favorites commemorating the musical landscape between 1967 and 1969. Hear the greatest hits from The Doors, Donovan, The Rolling Stones, The Hollies, Country Joe and The Fish, Cream, The Beach Boys, Otis Redding, The Byrds, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Beatles, and more, led by the brilliant music direction of Glen Burtnik and played by an ensemble of gifted, local talent!


    Location: Shea Center