University Theatre Fiction by Steven Dietz Directed by Jerry Beal
Is it real- or is it "Fiction?" From widely-produced playwright Steven Dietz comes this riveting tale of a relationship whose fissures begin to emerge through previously unread diaries of past and current events. But do they tell the truth? If not, why do they contain the writing they do? In the simplest of theatrical ways,? Dietz casts a spell that is sure to engage.
Admission: $15.00 General Admission • $10.00 WP faculty, staff, students, and senior citizens
Performances: November 16-19, 2017 • Thursday-Saturday, 7:00 pm • Friday 11:00 am • Saturday 2:00 pm • Sunday 3:00 pm
25th Anniversary Season
See the one and only Moscow Ballet’s The Great Russian Nutcracker when it returns to the Shea Center for the 25th anniversary season tour. All ages are invited to celebrate the magic of the holidays with Moscow Ballet’s exquisite Russian dancers, gorgeous costumes, and spectacular scenic design created by Carl Sprague (concept designer of the Oscar-winning film La La Land). The Great Russian Nutcracker is an American holiday tradition not to be missed.
Admission: $65.00 Gold Circle • $55.00 Rear Orchestra/Front Loge • $45.00 Rear Loge Premium packages are available by calling the box office.
The Great Russian Nutcracker
Theatreworks USA presents Junie B Jones By Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich
Adapted from the Junie B. Jones series of books by Barbara Park, everyone’s favorite first-grader is back in the “bestest musical ever” with more singing, dancing and mischief!
Admission: $8.00 General Admission
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.
A Literature to Life® stage presentation of The Giver By Lois Lowry Performed by Aurea Tomeski Adapted and Directed by Elise Thoron A Program Of Young Audiences, New York
This Newbery-Award winning, best-selling book for young readers has become the gold standard for the genre. Told with deceptive simplicity, this is the provocative story of Jonas, a boy who experiences something incredible and undertakes something impossible. In the telling, audiences question every value that they have taken for granted and reexamine their most deeply held beliefs. This sixty minute solo-performance focuses on the relationship between the young Jonas and his mentor, The Giver.
Admission: $10.00 General Admission
Please call the University Performing Arts office at 973.720.3178 for ticket reservations and information.
Literature to Life
The Christmas season is magical. For those behind the sparkle of Christmas, the planning is not so easy. This delightful presentation is a special behind-the-scenes peek at the hustle and bustle and near disasters of Christmas preparations at the North Pole. These stories are written by children and brought to life on stage by Child’s Play Touring Theatre professional artists.
Admission: Adults $17.00 • Children $13.00
Pre-show creative activities begin at 1:00 p.m. Appropriate for all ages!
Child's Play Touring Theatre
Swan Lake Music By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Founded by legendary dancer and former Prima Ballerina of The Bolshoi Theater Ballet, Maya Plissetskaya, The State Ballet Theatre of Russia, now under the direction of award-winning dancer and Moiseyev dance company soloist Nikolay Anokhin, presents one of the greatest classical ballets of all time. This full-scale production, set to the music of Tchaikovsky and based on Russian folklore and German legend, follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. The State Ballet Theatere of Russia presents 50 of Russia’s brightest ballet stars to bring this romantic tale of true love to glorious life!
Admission: Gold Circle $65.00 • Rear Orchestra $55.00 • Loge $45 .00 • Rear Loge $35.00
University Music Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell
Students of Opera Workshop and Chamber Singers perform a fully-staged production of Purcell's masterpiece about love and war.
There is an additional performance of this event at 8:00pm on April 14, 2018.
Featuring Stars from Blockbuster Broadway Musicals
Broadway Backstage! is one of the most unique and satisfying theatrical experiences available for contemporary audiences of today. From their starring roles in Broadway’s most popular musicals such as Chicago, Wicked, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, Evita, and Jesus Christ Superstar, six Broadway stars belt out the tunes that they sing for thousands every night on the Great White Way! Hear their backstage gossip, on-stage mishaps, 'big break' moments, and other insider stories - while enjoying songs from your favorite Broadway shows!
Admission: TBA • Please call the box office at 973-720-2371 for ticket information and reservations. Thank you!
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