WP Presents

  • WP Voice presents
    The Fantasticks

    Sep 06, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    WP Voice presents
    THE FANTASTICKS
    the world’s longest-running musical
    Music by Harvey Schmidt
    Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones

    Directed by Phillip Sprayberry
    Musical Direction by Warren Helms
    Choreography by Samara Grossman

    THE FANTASTICKS is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”

    Admission: $15 for adults • $10 for senior citizens and WP faculty and staff • $5 for students

    Performances:
    Fri. 9/6/19 @ 5:00pm
    Sat. 9/7/19 @ 7:30pm
    Sun. 9/8/19 @ 2:00pm
    Wed. 9/11/19 @ 5:00pm
    Fri. 9/13/19 @ 7:30pm
    Sat. 9/14/19 @ 2:00pm


     

  • WP Voice presents
    The Fantasticks

    Sep 07, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    WP Voice presents
    THE FANTASTICKS
    the world’s longest-running musical
    Music by Harvey Schmidt
    Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones

    Directed by Phillip Sprayberry
    Musical Direction by Warren Helms
    Choreography by Samara Grossman

    THE FANTASTICKS is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”

    Admission: $15 for adults • $10 for senior citizens and WP faculty and staff • $5 for students

    Performances:
    Fri. 9/6/19 @ 5:00pm
    Sat. 9/7/19 @ 7:30pm
    Sun. 9/8/19 @ 2:00pm
    Wed. 9/11/19 @ 5:00pm
    Fri. 9/13/19 @ 7:30pm
    Sat. 9/14/19 @ 2:00pm


     

  • WP Voice presents
    The Fantasticks

    Sep 08, 2019 @ 2:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    WP Voice presents
    THE FANTASTICKS
    the world’s longest-running musical
    Music by Harvey Schmidt
    Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones

    Directed by Phillip Sprayberry
    Musical Direction by Warren Helms
    Choreography by Samara Grossman

    THE FANTASTICKS is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”

    Performances:
    Fri. 9/6/19 @ 5:00pm
    Sat. 9/7/19 @ 7:30pm
    Sun. 9/8/19 @ 2:00pm
    Wed. 9/11/19 @ 5:00pm
    Fri. 9/13/19 @ 7:30pm
    Sat. 9/14/19 @ 2:00pm


     

  • WP Voice presents
    The Fantasticks

    Sep 11, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    WP Voice presents
    THE FANTASTICKS
    the world’s longest-running musical
    Music by Harvey Schmidt
    Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones

    Directed by Phillip Sprayberry
    Musical Direction by Warren Helms
    Choreography by Samara Grossman

    THE FANTASTICKS is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”

    Performances:
    Fri. 9/6/19 @ 5:00pm
    Sat. 9/7/19 @ 7:30pm
    Sun. 9/8/19 @ 2:00pm
    Wed. 9/11/19 @ 5:00pm
    Fri. 9/13/19 @ 7:30pm
    Sat. 9/14/19 @ 2:00pm


     

  • WP Voice presents
    The Fantasticks

    Sep 13, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    WP Voice presents
    THE FANTASTICKS
    the world’s longest-running musical
    Music by Harvey Schmidt
    Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones

    Directed by Phillip Sprayberry
    Musical Direction by Warren Helms
    Choreography by Samara Grossman

    THE FANTASTICKS is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”

    Performances:
    Fri. 9/6/19 @ 5:00pm
    Sat. 9/7/19 @ 7:30pm
    Sun. 9/8/19 @ 2:00pm
    Wed. 9/11/19 @ 5:00pm
    Fri. 9/13/19 @ 7:30pm
    Sat. 9/14/19 @ 2:00pm


     

  • WP Voice presents
    The Fantasticks

    Sep 14, 2019 @ 2:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    WP Voice presents
    THE FANTASTICKS
    the world’s longest-running musical
    Music by Harvey Schmidt
    Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones

    Directed by Phillip Sprayberry
    Musical Direction by Warren Helms
    Choreography by Samara Grossman

    THE FANTASTICKS is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”

    Performances:
    Fri. 9/6/19 @ 5:00pm
    Sat. 9/7/19 @ 7:30pm
    Sun. 9/8/19 @ 2:00pm
    Wed. 9/11/19 @ 5:00pm
    Fri. 9/13/19 @ 7:30pm
    Sat. 9/14/19 @ 2:00pm


     

  • Jazz Room Series presents
    Trio da Paz

    Oct 13, 2019 @ 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Formed in 1986, this all-star trio includes the premiere performers guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist Nilson Matta, and drummer/percussionist Daduka da Fonseca.  They have made eight recordings, and their repertoire defines Brazilian jazz.  Veterans of annual summer residencies at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, they frequently appear in the world’s major venues.  Their combination of virtuoso jazz-based improvisations and fluid Brazilian groove creates a musical combination that is found nowhere else, and we are excited to welcome them to kick off the 2019-20 Jazz Room season.

    3:00 p.m. Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist Session in Shea Recital Hall 101

    Admission: $15 General Public • $12 WP faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens • $8 non-William Paterson students
    Please note: $3 additional charge on show day per ticket
    WP students are admitted free with ID.

    Trio da Paz at Allmusic.com


     

  • WP Presents!
    The Linda Ronstadt Experience
    Starring American Idol finalist Tristan McIntosh

    Oct 19, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    American Idol finalist Tristan McIntosh creates a stunning portrayal of Linda Ronstadt in the prime of her career. Supported by a superb backing band, Tristan’s formidable vocal talent and stage presence will transport you to a time when Linda Ronstadt ruled the airwaves as one of the most popular female vocalists in music history.

    The Linda Ronstadt Experience is "The Premier Touring Tribute" showcasing the songs that Linda Ronstadt made famous. The show takes you on a musical journey of smash hits "You're No Good', "When will I Be Loved", "That'll Be The Day", "Blue Bayou" and many more. This repertoire spans from Linda's early days with The Stone Poneys, the 1970's where she helped forge the "Country-Rock Sound" with classic renditions of songs by The Eagles, Jackson Brown, Warren Zevon, and into the '80s where she bridged the "New Wave Sound" into huge hits with her chart-topping tenth album "Mad Love". Linda's explosive live shows also included material by The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Little Feet, and other contemporaries of the day. Come out and revel in the songs Linda Ronstadt brought to life so beautifully by the Linda Ronstadt Experience. Tristan McIntosh (2016 American Idol finalist) takes you on an emotional ride of purity, power, and heartbreak as she is soaring through these songs as though they live inside her. Be part of the experience, and follow Tristan McIntosh and The Linda Ronstadt Experience as they bring Linda Ronstadt's music into the 21st century!  

    Admission: Orchestra $25 • Loge $20

    The Linda Ronstadt Experience
    Tristan McIntosh


     

  • Jazz Room Series presents
    Vincent Herring / Eric Alexander Quintet

    Oct 27, 2019 @ 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    The “saxophone battle” is a long tradition in jazz – this concert will be not so much a battle as an energized meeting of two great purveyors of the great post-bop tradition, both with deep William Paterson connections. Vincent Herring has been a member of the WP jazz faculty since 2006, profoundly affected by the great sound of Cannonball Adderley and a veteran of bands led by Lionel Hampton, Nat Adderley, Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Cedar Walton and many others.  Eric Alexander is among the best-known alumni of the WP jazz program, is a mainstay in New York jazz clubs and in festivals worldwide, is an ongoing collaborator with his former teacher and mentor, pianist Harold Mabern, and has appeared on over 90 CDs as a guest artist.  Both Herring and Alexander have a long list of recordings as individual leaders.

    3:00 p.m. Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist Session in Shea Recital Hall 101

    Admission: $15 General Public • $12 WP faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens • $8 non-William Paterson students
    Please note: $3 additional charge on show day per ticket
    WP students are admitted free with ID.

    Vincent Herring
    Eric Alexander


     

  • The Doo Wop Project
    Nov 02, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. In their epic shows DWP takes audiences on a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Seasons all the way to DooWopified versions of modern musicians like Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Maroon 5.

    Featuring stars of Broadway’s hits Jersey Boys, Motown: The Musical, Chazz Palminteri's A Bronx Tale, and more, the Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate -- and in some cases entirely reimagine -- some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history.

    Admission:  $40 Gold Circle • $35 Rear Orchestra • $35 Loge • $32 Rear Loge
    Standard WP discounts apply

    The Doo Wop Project


     

  • Jazz Room Series presents
    Carl Allen Quartet: The Art of Elvin

    Nov 10, 2019 @ 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Internationally respected drummer and WP alumnus returns to his alma mater in a tribute to two of his mentors, drum legends Art Blakey and Elvin Jones.  Allen has already built a major career, having led his own bands and appeared with numerous influential jazz performers, beginning with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard a year before graduating from WP.  He has also collaborated with Michael and Randy Brecker, Benny Golson, J.J. Johnson, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Cyrus Chestnut, Benny Green, Billy Childs and many others.  His direct connection to Elvin Jones and to Blakey will be the inspiration for this powerful performance.

    3:00 p.m. Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist Session in Shea Recital Hall 101

    Admission: $15 General Public • $12 WP faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens • $8 non-William Paterson students
    Please note: $3 additional charge on show day per ticket
    WP students are admitted free with ID.

    Carl Allen


     

  • WP Presents!
    The Lords of 52nd Street
    Legends of the Original Billy Joel Band

    Nov 16, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    The Lords of 52nd Street, New York’s favorite band, perform their legendary hits that helped establish Billy Joel’s formidable sound and popular music career. From performing on “Turnstiles” to multiplatinum records such as “The Stranger,” “52nd Street,” “Glass Houses,” and “Songs in The Attic,” fans agree that The Lords’ live performances sound just like the original recordings with Billy Joel. 

    Featuring saxophonist Richie Cannata (who brought you the memorable solo on “New York State of Mind”), drummer Liberty Divetto and guitarist Russell Javors who can all be heard on each of Billy Joel’s 150 million sold records, these are the Lords of 52nd Street!

    Admission: Orchestra $35 • Loge $30

    The Lords of 52nd Street


     

  • Jazz Room Series presents
    New York Voices
    w/WP Jazz Orchestra dir. by David Demsey

    Nov 17, 2019 @ 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    The multi-talented New York Voices are one of today’s premiere jazz vocal groups, celebrating their 30th year, with styles ranging from doo-wop to swing to modern jazz.  This exciting concert will feature the Voices foursome (Kim Nazarian, Darmon Meader, Lauren Kinhan and Peter Eldridge) in collaboration with the talented students of William Paterson’s 18-piece Jazz Orchestra, with exciting performances of NY Voices’ lead arranger Meader’s great arrangements of standards and big band hits. 

    3:00 p.m. Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist Session in Shea Recital Hall 101

    Admission: $15 General Public • $12 WP faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens • $8 non-William Paterson students
    Please note: $3 additional charge on show day per ticket
    WP students are admitted free with ID.

    New York Voices


     

  • WP Presents Schooltime Performancbr> ArtsPower presents
    The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle

    Nov 20, 2019 @ 10:30 AM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Little Blue Engine dreams of someday leaving the train yard to pull the big cars on the main line track. But can she convince Big Silver that she is worthy of being a main line engine? ArtsPower’s dynamic, song-filled adventure portrays Watty Piper’s timeless tale about hard work, determination, and loyalty.

    Appropriate for Grades Pre-K to 3
    Curriculum connections: Literature-Based, Musical, Values-Based

    Admission: $8

    ArtsPower


     

  • Jazz Room Series presents
    Daisy Castro – Violin Swing

    Nov 24, 2019 @ 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    The young violinist Daisy Castro has grown to become a major part of gypsy jazz music worldwide, including appearances at Django Reinhardt celebrations in New York, across the US and Europe.  Daisy began violin studies in the usual way with Suzuki and school orchestras, but fell in love with gypsy jazz on a France visit with her parents.  Her debut CD, Gypsy Moth was released at age 13, and she has been appearing on the world’s stages since then, appearing with violinist Mark O’Connor, guitarist Howard Alden, and many more.  Her high-energy gypsy swing will certainly make a wonderful impression in her first Jazz Room performance.

    3:00 p.m. Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist Session in Shea Recital Hall 101

    Admission: $15 General Public • $12 WP faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens • $8 non-William Paterson students
    Please note: $3 additional charge on show day per ticket
    WP students are admitted free with ID.

    Daisy Castro


     

  • WP Presents!
    Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

    Dec 02, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, don’t miss your chance to ring in the holidays with this acclaimed Christmas extravaganza. The New York Times, “Hot Ticket!” Celebrate this cherished holiday tradition and relive the dream with Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. Get tickets for the whole family!

    Admission: Front Orchestra $69 • Rear Orchestra $59 • Loge $59 • Rear Loge $49.
    For $175 Platinum and $110 Gold Premium ticket packages please call the Box Office at 973-720-2371

    PLATINUM: 
    Platinum Ticket buyers will receive a Premium Nutcracker ornament, a Moscow Ballet Book and a Meet and Greet opportunity with early seating afterward with each ticket purchased.

    Platinum Ticket buyers MUST meet the Moscow Ballet representative 45 minutes prior to show time at the merchandise table to attend the Meet and Greet. If Platinum Ticket buyers arrive late, they forfeit the right to the Meet and Greet. 

    Moscow Ballet reserves the right to reschedule the time of the Meet and Greet in cases of Force Majeure, including but not limited to medical emergencies or other events outside the control of Moscow Ballet or the theater.  In cases of a successfully rescheduled tour due to Force Majeure events, there will be no refunds. 

    Premium tickets are available for purchase until November 18, 2019.

    GOLD PREMIUM: 
    Gold Premium Ticket buyers will receive a Premium Nutcracker ornament and the official Moscow Ballet Book with each ticket purchased.  

    Purchasers should go to the merchandise table to retrieve their products.

    Gold Premium tickets are available for purchase until November 18, 2019.

    Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker


     

  • WP Presents!
    35th Anniversary of Windham Hill’s Winter Solstice
    Featuring Will Ackerman, Barbara Higbie and Todd Boston
    With Cellist Mia Pixley

    Dec 04, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Celebrate the winter solstice and its warm traditions with a concert of original and traditional acoustic music drawn from the multi-platinum selling Winter Solstice series as well as their many solo releases. Windham Hill founder and Grammy-winning guitarist, Will Ackerman, Grammy-nominated singer, fiddler, pianist, songwriter Barbara Higbie, guitarist Todd Boston and cellist, Mia Pixley come together to lead a joyous holiday concert.

    William Ackerman founded Windham Hill Records in Palo Alto in 1975. The label's audiophile recordings were a run-away success with critics and audiences alike. Musicians including Michael Hedges, George Winston, Will Ackerman, Alex de Grassi, Barbara Higbie and Darol Anger and their group Montreux, Liz Story, Mark Isham, and Tuck and Patty quickly became internationally recognized. The name "Windham Hill" became synonymous with the best in acoustic music in the 1980s and 90s. Windham Hill's 10 Winter Solstice compilation recordings, selling in the many millions, "changed people's conceptions of seasonal music" (John Diliberto, Echoes radio show host). The Winter Solstice Concerts bring the music of Windham Hill full circle, 40 years after it was originally conceived on the Stanford campus.

    Admission: Orchestra $40 • Loge $35

    Windham Hill's Winter Solstice

    Windham Hill Records


     

  • WP Voice presents
    Winter Choral Concert

    Dec 06, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Wayne, NJ

    Led by Dr. Lauren Fowler-Calisto, WP Concert Choir and Chamber Choir present  a program featuring internationally renowned composer, Tarik O'Regan's Magnificat and Classic Winter Carols with Warren Helms, organist.

    Admission: Free!


     

  • WP Presents! & Bright Star Touring Theatre present
    Holidays Around the World

    Dec 14, 2019 @ 1:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Tis the season for hilarity! When the tour guides for Worldwide Tours get separated at holiday time, a worldwide adventure awaits. As they travel around the world in search of each other, these guides share what they learn about the season from a wide variety of places and cultures. Celebrate holidays from all over the globe – the Lohri Festival, St. Lucia Day, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and more!

    Pre-show creative activities begin at 12:15 p.m.
    Appropriate for Grades K to 8

    Admission: Adults $10 • Children $8

    Bright Star Touring Theatre


     

  • WP Presents!
    Blue Suede Christmas with Scot Bruce

    Dec 14, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Scot Bruce, recognized as the country’s preeminent Elvis performer, and his amazing rockin’ band, meticulously and respectfully recreate the high-energy musical and visual excitement of Elvis’ pre-Vegas career, right down to the vintage instruments and grease in the hair. This riveting and ROCKIN’ holiday tribute concert features the wonderful Christmas songs recorded by Elvis Presley - such as ‘Santa Bring My Baby Back,’ ‘Blue Christmas’, and more! A show guaranteed to have you ALL SHOOK UP!  

    Because of his uncanny resemblance to the young “King” (and his ability to sing, strum a guitar, and swivel his hips), Scot Bruce’s live show has taken him from his roots in the Pacific Northwest to across the U.S. and all over the world. As Elvis, he has appeared in music videos with Faith Hill and Sheryl Crow, and has been heard as the “Resident Elvis” on the highly rated “Mark and Brian” Los Angeles morning radio show. Recently, he had the honor of performing with the legendary Jordanaires (Elvis’ original backup singers). He also played Elvis in the recreation scenes from E! Entertainment Network’s True Hollywood Story: Elvis in Hollywood. He performs at Disneyland on a regular basis, and tours with the “Legends of Rock & Roll – Buddy, Roy & Elvis.”

    “The closest they can get to Elvis in the flesh is Scot Bruce!” – CNN    

    Admission: Orchestra $35 • Loge $30

    Blue Suede Christmas with Scot Bruce
    Scot Bruce


     

  • Jazz Room Series & WP Presents! present
    John Pizzarelli and Catherine Russell:
    Nat King Cole and The Ladies of Song

    Dec 15, 2019 @ 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    With the inspiration that Nat King Cole’s TV show brought to the American public which included so many amazingly talented singers such as Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Carmen McRae and many others, John Pizzarelli and Catherine Russell pay homage to Nat King Cole and these iconic singers. This new show is timely for John Pizzarelli who recently released a Nat King Cole tribute album. He also shares a deep connection to William Paterson with his father and historic jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli. Catherine Russell returns by popular demand. Together, they bring Nat King Cole’s most memorable hits such as Route 66, Straighten Up and Fly Right, and Paper Moon along with the timeless works from Billie Holiday and the Ladies of Song.

    Admission: $45 Orchestra • $40 Loge • $10 WP students*
    *20% off for WP employees, alumni, and senior citizens by calling (973-720-2371) or visiting the box office in Shea Center lobby.

    John Pizzarelli
    Catherine Russell


     

About WP Presents!

WP Presents! strives to bring to campus high caliber touring artists across a range of disciplines including acoustic and world music, contemporary folk music, theatre, dance, family programming and other eclectic fare. The series is built on a foundation of excellence and continuously seeks innovative programming to serve the campus, and the community.

A multitude of artists including David Crosby, Graham Nash, Lucinda Williams, DMC, Los Lonely Boys, Wanda Sykes, Paula Poundstone, Dar Williams, David Bromberg, Roy Haynes, Arlo Guthrie, Johnny Ventura, The 5th Dimension, Judy Collins, Southside Johnny, John Sebastian, Jim Messina and Dark Star Orchestra have graced our stage. We have presented works from national theatre tours of The Second City, Moscow Ballet, Aquila Theatre Company, American Place Theatre, Vital Theatre, and the National Theatre of the Deaf. Family Performances have included participation in New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival, and sensory friendly productions presented by Theatreworks USA, as part of our Theater for Children with Autism series. Many of our visiting artists conduct educational outreach programs, for both the community at large and the University.

The events are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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