WP Presents Events Calendar

  • Midday Artist Series: Halcyon Trio Brett Deubner, Violin • Andy Lamy, Clarinet • Gary Kirkpatrick, Piano
    Sep 10, 2015 @ 12:30 PM - Sep 10, 2015 @ 2:30 PM

    This concert features three WP music faculty members performing works by Mozart and Max Bruch.  

    More information: http://www.halcyontrio.com/

    FREE ADMISSION

     


    Location: Shea Center for the Performing Arts
     

  • Composers Concordance Concert
    Sep 14, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - Sep 14, 2015 @ 9:00 PM

    Admission: FREE!


    Location: Shea Auditorium
     

  • Albert Regni, saxophone • Allen Farnham, piano
    Sep 15, 2015 @ 12:30 PM - Sep 15, 2015 @ 2:30 PM

    MIDDAY ARTIST SERIES

    Pianist and WP alumnus Allen Farnham (’04) joins Grammy-Award winning saxophonist Albert Regni in a program that features a mix of contemporary solo works and jazz-oriented concert pieces.   

    Albert Regni: http://www.alregni.com

    Allen Farnham: http://allenfarnham.com

    FREE ADMISSION


    Location: Shea Center for the Performing Arts
     

  • Music from the Future Eric Ross, composer and master of the Theremin • Mary Ross, fine art photographer and visual artist
    Sep 24, 2015 @ 12:30 PM - Sep 24, 2015 @ 2:30 PM

    FREE Admission

    The Ross’s will present their most recent work Boulevard d’Reconstructie (Op.54) that includes projection of Mary’s videos, which are organized, arranged and edited to Eric’s music. 

    Eric Ross


    Location: Shea Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Jazz Concert
    Oct 01, 2015 @ 12:30 PM - Oct 01, 2015 @ 2:30 PM

    FREE Admission


    Location: Shea Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Piano Men: The Music of Elton and Billy With the William Paterson University Symphony Sandra Dackow, Conductor
    Oct 03, 2015 @ 8:00 PM - Oct 03, 2015 @ 10:00 PM

    Admission: Front Orchestra $29 • Rear Orchestra/Front Loge $25 • Rear Loge $20 • William Paterson University Students $10

    Piano Men is a tribute concert unlike any other — an array of greatest hits by two piano legends Billy Joel and Elton John, including a four-piece pop group with Joe Boucher on piano and vocals, performed live with a symphony orchestra.

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    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Tamaduni y Leyendas Valerie Coleman, flutist
    Oct 08, 2015 @ 12:30 PM - Oct 08, 2015 @ 2:30 PM

    FREE Admission

    Flutist, composer and founder of Imani Winds Valerie Coleman presents an eclectic concert celebration of effervescent “cultures and legends” from the music of Bartok and Debussy and contemporary selections including her own works, Sonata Latina by Mike Mower, and a world premiere of Xango and Oyaby composer Jeff Scott. Guest artists will include members from Imani Winds. 


    Location: Shea Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Pianist Rossano Sportiello Quartet featuring saxophonist Harry Allen
    Oct 08, 2015 @ 4:00 PM - Oct 08, 2015 @ 6:00 PM

    This opening Jazz Room event promises to be memorable, featuring the much talked-about Italian pianist Rossano Sportiello as he recalls the spirit and clarity of Oscar Peterson and Dave McKenna, displaying some truly world-class stride piano chops. He will be joined on this concert by the swinging tenor saxist Harry Allen, a fixture on the New Jersey swing scene and increasingly heard at international jazz festivals and cruises. 

    Rossano Sportiello

    Harry Allen

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    Location: Shea Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Classic Albums Live performs The Beatles’ Abbey Road Note for Note Cut for Cut
    Oct 09, 2015 @ 8:00 PM - Oct 09, 2015 @ 10:00 PM

    Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Admission: Gold Circle $35 • Rear Orchestra/Front Loge $30 • Rear Loge $25

     “Come Together” and re-experience the timeless music of The Beatles in a two-set concert that covers one of the world’s greatest classic rock albums Abbey Road, followed by a best of the Beatles second set.

    Classic Albums Live

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  • Ann Hampton Callaway
    Oct 10, 2015 @ 8:00 PM - Oct 10, 2015 @ 10:00 PM

    Admission: $55 Onstage seating features a sumptuous dinner and dessert buffet and beer-and-wine bar. 
    *Dinner ticket holders should arrive at 6:30 p.m.
    $30 Show Only

    Ann Hampton Callaway is a multi-talented cabaret star who wields her unique vocals in the intermingling of jazz and traditional pop. 

    Ann Hampton Callaway

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    Location: Shea Center for the Performing Arts
     

  • IKTUS Combo
    Oct 15, 2015 @ 12:30 PM - Oct 15, 2015 @ 2:30 PM

    FREE Admission

    This smart, gritty, and elegant ensemble of saxophone, electric guitar, piano and percussion fuses classical music and straight up rock-n-roll into one slick, head-bopping performance. 

    IKTUS


    Location: Shea Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny
    Oct 17, 2015 @ 2:00 PM - Oct 17, 2015 @ 4:00 PM

    Stories by Margaret Wise Brown

    Pictures by Clement Hurd

    For ages 3 to 7

    *Pre-show creative activities begin at 1:15 pm

    Admission: Adults $15.00 • Children $12.00

    This staged adaptation brings to life two popular children’s books through the visual magic of glow-in-the-dark puppetry.

    Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

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    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Mauritius by Theresa Rebeck
    Oct 20, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - Oct 20, 2015 @ 9:00 PM

    Tues.-Sat., Oct 20-24

    Admission: General Public $15 • WP faculty, staff, students, alumni and senior citizens $10

    Directed by Elizabeth Stroppel

    After their mother's death, two estranged half-sisters discover a book of rare stamps that may include the crown jewel for collectors. One sister tries to cash in on the windfall, while the other resists for sentimental reasons. In this gripping tale, a seemingly simple sale becomes dangerous when three sleazy collectors are willing to do anything to claim the rare find as their own.

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    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
     

  • Joe Kimura, cello • Gary Kirkpatrick, piano
    Oct 22, 2015 @ 12:30 PM - Oct 22, 2015 @ 2:30 PM

    FREE Admission

    WP music faculty members Joseph Kimura and Gary Kirkpatrick will perform in collaboration the romantic cello works by Johannes Brahms and David Popper.


    Location: Shea Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Mauritius by Theresa Rebeck
    Oct 24, 2015 @ 2:00 PM - Oct 24, 2015 @ 4:00 PM

    Admission: General Public $15 • WP faculty, staff, students, alumni and senior citizens $10

    Directed by Elizabeth Stroppel

    After their mother's death, two estranged half-sisters discover a book of rare stamps that may include the crown jewel for collectors. One sister tries to cash in on the windfall, while the other resists for sentimental reasons. In this gripping tale, a seemingly simple sale becomes dangerous when three sleazy collectors are willing to do anything to claim the rare find as their own.

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    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
     

  • Haunted Illusions Starring David Caserta
    Oct 24, 2015 @ 8:00 PM - Oct 24, 2015 @ 10:00 PM

    Admission: Adults- $25 Orchestra • $20 Loge • $15 Children • $10 WP Students (limited to 1 ticket per student)

    Treat your family to a Halloween magic spectacular of dazzling spells, uproarious comedy, never before seen illusions and audience participation that gets all the goblins and ghouls into the act.

     

    The Magic of David Casserta

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    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Ellen Katz Willner, Oboe Warren Helms, Piano
    Oct 25, 2015 @ 2:00 PM - Oct 25, 2015 @ 4:00 PM

    $15 General Admission

    This piano/oboe duo will perform concert works in the first Salon of the season.

    Ellen Katz Willner

    Warren Helms

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    Location: Shea 101 Recital Hall
     

  • Mauritius by Theresa Rebeck
    Oct 25, 2015 @ 3:00 PM - Oct 25, 2015 @ 3:00 PM

    Admission: General Public $15 • WP faculty, staff, students, alumni and senior citizens $10

    Directed by Elizabeth Stroppel

    After their mother's death, two estranged half-sisters discover a book of rare stamps that may include the crown jewel for collectors. One sister tries to cash in on the windfall, while the other resists for sentimental reasons. In this gripping tale, a seemingly simple sale becomes dangerous when three sleazy collectors are willing to do anything to claim the rare find as their own.

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    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
     

  • Maucha Adnet with Duduka DaFonseca
    Oct 25, 2015 @ 4:00 PM - Oct 25, 2015 @ 6:00 PM

    Vocalist Maucha Adnet has become known as one of the world’s leading purveyors of Brazilian song, through her appearances with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, at Carnegie Hall, and on trumpeter Randy Brecker’s award-winning CD Into the Sun. She is joined by the renowned Grammy-winning Brazilian drummer Duduka DaFonseca, who is a veteran of performances with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gerry Mulligan, John Scofield, Wayne Shorter, Tom Harrell, and is a member of Rufus Reid’s Trio.

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    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Lesley Stahl Legendary Broadcast Journalist and Co-Editor of 60 Minutes
    Oct 29, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - Oct 29, 2015 @ 9:30 PM

    $25 General Admission

    Emmy Award-Winning journalist Lesley Stahl is one of America’s most recognized broadcasters and enters her twenty-fifth year as a 60 Minutes correspondent. With the candor and charm that has helped her become a journalism icon, Stahl discusses her professional and personal career as one of the first female television reporters.

    Lesley Stahl

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    Location: Shea Center for the Performing Arts
     

  • William Paterson University Symphony
    Nov 04, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - Nov 04, 2015 @ 9:00 PM

    Enjoy an evening of orchestral fall classics.


    Location: Shea Auditorium
     

  • Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
    Nov 07, 2015 @ 8:00 PM - Nov 07, 2015 @ 10:00 PM

    Vince Giordano’s lifelong passion for early swing has led him to become one of the most world’s most authentic, high-energy voices of this style. Giordano’s eleven-piece band, the Nighthawks, is a gathering of stellar soloists who have spent years honing their tight ensemble to perfection. The band has appeared in such movies as The Cotton Club, the Howard Hughes-based The Aviator, and won a Grammy for their work in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. In the last six months, WP alumnus Paul Wells has joined as the band’s featured drummer, adding his voice to an already powerfully swinging band. 

    Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks

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    Location: Shea Center for the Performing Arts
     

  • The Giver
    Nov 13, 2015 @ 10:30 AM - Nov 13, 2015 @ 12:30 PM

    In Association with Young Audiences New York
    WP-Presents!

    The Literature to Life® Stage Presentation of

    By Lois Lowry • Performed by Liz Parker

    Adapted & Directed by Elise Thoron

    General Admission: $10 • Free admission to William Paterson students, faculty and staff.

    For school-time performance reservations, please contact the University Performing Arts Office at 973.720.3178.

    This award-winning novel comes to life in a powerful 60-minute one woman-show that explores themes of individuality, ethics, and social constructs.

    American Place Theatre, Literature to Life®

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    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration Starring Oscar ‘Andy’ Hammerstein III, grandson of the beloved lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II with special guests Sean MacLaughlin and Teri Dale Hansen
    Nov 14, 2015 @ 8:30 PM - Nov 14, 2015 @ 10:30 PM

    Admission: Orchestra/Front Loge $37 • Rear Loge $32 

    Thrill to the brilliant music of this legendary team with songs from their celebrated collaborations, featuring music fromSouth Pacific, The Sound of Music, State Fair, The King & I, Carousel, and Oklahoma! 

    Oscar ‘Andy’ Hammerstein III

    Sean MacLaughlin

    Teri Dale Hansen

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    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • The Big Band with Saxophonist/Composer Jerry Dodgion
    Nov 15, 2015 @ 4:00 PM - Nov 15, 2015 @ 6:00 PM

    Although many will recognize Dodgion’s membership in the original Thad Jones Mel Lewis sax section in 1966, he has also had a number of other historic roles, including his 1962 Soviet Union tour with Benny Goodman’s band, his longterm accompaniment of Billie Holliday as a member of the Vernon Alley quintet, and his featured role on one of Frank Sinatra’s few small-group recordings. This concert will showcase Dodgion’s saxophone and his compositions, including his widely played composition “Thank You” and his arrangement of Marian McPartland’s “Ambience.” 

    Jerry Dodgion on Facebook

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    Location: Shea Center for the Performing Arts
     

  • To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday By Michael Brady
    Nov 17, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - Nov 17, 2015 @ 9:00 PM

    Tues.-Sat., Nov 17-21

    Admission: General Public $15 • WP faculty, staff, students, alumni and senior citizens $10

    Directed by Jerry Beal

    In this compassionate, humorous, and whimsical tale of a father in denial over his wife’s death and a daughter desperate for her father’s help, we navigate the harsh realities of loss and the human condition.

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    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
     

  • WP Brass Ensembles • Conducted by Dr. J. Craig Davis
    Nov 19, 2015 @ 8:00 PM - Nov 19, 2015 @ 10:00 PM

    Enjoy an evening of chamber music as the WP Brass Ensembles and other chamber ensembles perform the works of Frackenpohl, Bach, Ewald, Turrin, Sousa, Gabrielli, Calvert, and Gershwin.


    Location: Shea Auditorium
     

  • To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday By Michael Brady
    Nov 20, 2015 @ 11:00 AM - Nov 20, 2015 @ 1:00 PM

    Admission: General Public $15 • WP faculty, staff, students, alumni and senior citizens $10

    Directed by Jerry Beal

    In this compassionate, humorous, and whimsical tale of a father in denial over his wife’s death and a daughter desperate for her father’s help, we navigate the harsh realities of loss and the human condition.

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    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
     

  • Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat
    Nov 21, 2015 @ 2:00 PM - Nov 21, 2015 @ 4:00 PM

    Childsplay in

    Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat

    Based on the book by Dr. Seuss

    Adapted and originally directed by Katie Mitchell

    For ages 3 to 9

    *Pre-show creative activities begin at 1:15 pm

    Admission: $15 Adults • $12 Children

    Play originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain.

    Dr. Seuss text, character and images TM and ©2009 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.

     

    Childsplay

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    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday By Michael Brady
    Nov 22, 2015 @ 3:00 PM - Nov 22, 2015 @ 5:00 PM

    Admission: General Public $15 • WP faculty, staff, students, alumni and senior citizens $10

    Directed by Jerry Beal

    In this compassionate, humorous, and whimsical tale of a father in denial over his wife’s death and a daughter desperate for her father’s help, we navigate the harsh realities of loss and the human condition.

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    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
     

  • Richard Davis with Aska Kaneko and Angelica Sanchez CD recording session co-produced with Seed Artists
    Nov 22, 2015 @ 4:00 PM - Nov 22, 2015 @ 6:00 PM

    This live CD recording session will feature the iconic bass of Richard Davis, heard on such landmark recordings as Eric Dolphy’s Out to Lunchand others with Kenny Dorham, James Moody, Booker Ervin, and Pat Martino – and as the original bassist of the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra in their 1966 debut. He will be joined by composer/violinist Aksa Kaneko, internationally known and in demand as a new-music pioneer; and pianist and WP jazz alumnus Angelica Sanchez who has performed with Joe Lovano, Dave Ballou, Tim Berne and Mark Dresser. 


    Richard Davis

    Aska Kaneko

    Angelica Sanchez on All About Jazz

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    Location: Shea Center for the Performing Arts
     

  • Collage!
    Dec 04, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - Dec 04, 2015 @ 10:00 PM

    Admission: $25 General Public • $23 WP faculty, staff, alumni and senior citizens • $10 non-William Paterson students

    Collage will showcase the musical talents of the WP faculty and students, from jazz to pop to classical. This gala concert is a benefit to raise funds for the WP music department’s endowed music scholarship fund. 

    WP Music Department

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    Location: Shea Center for the Performing Arts
     

  • The WP Music Department presents Collage!
    Dec 04, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - Dec 04, 2015 @ 10:00 PM

    Collage will showcase the musical talents of the WP faculty and students, from jazz to pop to classical. This gala concert is a benefit to raise funds for the WP music department’s endowed music scholarship fund.

    Tickets: $25 General Public, $23 WP faculty, staff, alumni and senior citizens; $10 non-William Paterson students

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    Location: Shea Auditorium
     

  • Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas
    Dec 05, 2015 @ 2:00 PM - Dec 05, 2015 @ 4:00 PM

    Vital Theatre Company presents

    Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas

    Book by Cara Lustik • Lyrics by Matthew Hardy

    Music by Randy Klein • Directed and Choreographed by Sam Viverito

    *Pre-show creative activities begin at 1:15 pm

    Admission: $15 all tickets.

    Based on the New York Times bestselling picture book by Jane O’Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser.

    Vital Theatre Company

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    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Stand-Up Show: TWO
    Dec 05, 2015 @ 5:00 PM - Dec 05, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

    Please call 212.367.9000 for reservations.

    Enjoy the laughter as WP students from the advanced Stand-Up II class take their final exam by performing live at NYC’s Gotham Comedy Club. 

    Gotham Comedy Club


    Location: NYC's Gotham Comedy Club
     

  • Charles McPherson
    Dec 06, 2015 @ 4:00 PM - Dec 06, 2015 @ 6:00 PM

    A product of Detroit’s musical environment, saxophonist Charles McPherson is deservedly known as one of the great speakers of the bebop language. A veteran of performances with Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Phil Woods, and guest appearances on recordings with Charles Mingus, Barry Harris, Art Farmer, Kenny Drew and most recently with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis, McPherson was the featured saxophonist in the Clint Eastwood film Bird. His iconic saxophone voice will provide and exciting finale to this fall’s Jazz Room Series.

    Charles McPherson

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    Location: Shea Center for the Performing Arts
     

  • Fly Guy and Other Stories
    Dec 07, 2015 @ 10:30 AM - Dec 07, 2015 @ 12:30 PM

    Theater for Children with Autism

    Theatreworks USA presents

    Fly Guy and Other Stories

    For ages 4 to 9

    General Admission: $8.00

    Please call the University Performing Arts office at 973-720-3178 for ticket reservations and information. 

    This sensory-friendly, new musical revue is compilation of popular children’s books and only open to classes and families with children with autism. 

    Theatreworks USA

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    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Concert Choir
    Dec 08, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - Dec 08, 2015 @ 10:00 PM

    Admission: FREE!


    Location: Shea Auditorium
     

  • WP Wind Ensemble • Conducted by Dr. J. Craig Davis
    Dec 10, 2015 @ 8:00 PM - Dec 10, 2015 @ 10:00 PM

    This performance will include the works of John Mackey, Vaclav Nelhybel, Charles Gounod, and Norman Dello Joio.

     


    Location: Shea Auditorium
     

  • The Sketch Comedy Show
    Dec 11, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - Dec 11, 2015 @ 9:00 PM

    For information, please contact Professor Elizabeth Stroppel.

    Sketches written and performed in the same format as Saturday Night Live! are presented by WP students in a fun-filled evening of laughter.