The Thrill of Victory,
The Agony of the Rest:
The Good, Bad and Ugly
of America's Obsession
with Sports
Presented by
Author, Philanthropist,
and Sports Reporter
Mitch Albom

March 27

Distinguished Lecturer Series – Mitch Albom takes his audience through his 35 years of covering sports, from the biggest names in sports to the dangers of fandom. He explores the money, corruption, racial tensions, as well as the pride, thrills, and excitement of the games that have shaped our nation.

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Southside Johnny and
The Asbury Jukes

March 28

WP Presents! – 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.

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The Lou Donaldson Quartet

March 29

Jazz Room Series - Lou Donaldson is one of the living legends of the alto saxophone, gaining a well-deserved reputation for being a leader in blending the great traditions of blues and bebop.

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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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