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Moon Bunny

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents

Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny
Stories by Margaret Wise Brown
Pictures by Clement Hurd
For ages 3 to 7

Saturday, October 17, 2015, 2:00 pm*
*Pre-show creative activities begin at 1:15 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

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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Mauritius

University Theatre presents

Mauritius
by Theresa Rebeck

Tues.-Sat., October 20-24, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Sun., October 25, 2015 at 3:00pm
Sat., October 24, 2015 also at 2:00 pm
Hunziker Black Box Theatre


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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Haunted Illusion

Haunted Illusions Starring David Caserta

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 8:00 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

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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The Giver

In Association with Young Audiences New York
& WP-Presents!
The Literature to Life® Stage Presentation of

The Giver
By Lois Lowry • Performed by Liz Parker
Adapted & Directed by Elise Thoron

Friday, November 13, 2015, 10:30 am*

Shea Center for Performing Arts

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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Gillian

To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday
By Michael Brady

Tues.-Sat., November 17-21, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Sun., November 22, 2015 at 3:00pm
Fri., November 20, 2015 also at 11:00 am
Hunziker Black Box Theatre


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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Cat in the Hat

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

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 2:00 pm*
*Pre-show creative activities begin at 1:15 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

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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Fancy Nancy

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

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 2:00 pm*
*Pre-show creative activities begin at 1:15 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

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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Fly Guy

Theater for Children with Autism

Theatreworks USA presents

Fly Guy and Other Stories
For ages 4 to 9

Monday, December 7, 2015, 10:30 am

Shea Center for Performing Arts

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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