Micro Shrimp
by Marcus Yi

March 31-April 18

NJ Playwrights Contest –Winner of the Eleveth Annual NJPC Musical Series, this musical comedy is a microcosm of the loves, beliefs and hardships of everyday life in the saltwater tank. A fun, silly outrageous new musical with tunes that will swim around in your head long after you leave the theatre.

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Amy Helm and
The Handsome Strangers
plus Yarn

April 10

Onstage Café at Shea – Amy Helm’s deep musical roots were enriched by a lifetime of exposure to the finest expressions of American musical tradition. The Grammy-nominated roots band, Yarn, will open the evening.

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The Doo Wop Project

April 11

WP Presents! – Featuring current and former stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, The Doo Wop Project traces the evolution of the music.

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The Lizard of Oz

April 12

Family Performances - Journey to see The Lizard of Oz – an interactive land of balloon creations and sculptural costumes! Presented by Bugs and Balloons.

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Organist Rhoda Scott
with the William Paterson Jazz Orchestra

April 12

Jazz Room Series - Newark native and historic organist Rhoda Scott combines with the exciting WP Jazz Orchestra.

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Skippyjon Jones

April 17

Family Performances - Theater for Children with Autism - Based on the book by Judy Schachner - Skippyjon Jones is a little kitten with big ears and even bigger dreams, who pretends to be anything BUT a Siamese cat!

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Staged Readings of the Three Finalists from the 12th Annual Musical Series

April 19

New Jersey Playwrights Contest - 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.

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The Tryon Trio

April 19

Musical Salon Series - Katsumi Ferguson, Violin • Andrew Emmons, French Horn • Vlada Yaneva, Piano - This lyrical group will perform the Brahms Horn Trio, among other beautiful compositions.

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Blue Window
by Criag Lucas

April 21-26

University Theatre – This play captures the longings, anxieties, and confusion that define life in the center of New York.

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Glen Burtnik’s Summer of Love Concert

May 9

WP Presents! – 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.

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