WP Presents!

Piano Men

Piano Men: The Music of Elton and Billy
With the William Paterson University Symphony
Sandra Dackow, Conductor

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 8:00 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

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.

Piano Men: The Music of Elton and Billy



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Classic Albums Live

Classic Albums Live performs
The Beatles’ Abbey Road
Note for Note Cut for Cut

Friday, October 9, 2015, 8:00 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

Onstage Café at Shea presents

Ann Hampton Callaway

Saturday, October 10, 2015, 8:00* pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

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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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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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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Oboe Piano

Musical Salon Series presents

Ellen Katz Willner, Oboe
Warren Helms, Piano

Sunday, October 25, 2015, 2:00 pm

Shea 101 Recital Hall

$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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Les Yeux Noirs

Direct from Paris
Les Yeux Noirs: Gypsy Klezmer Music

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 3:00 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: Orchestra $25.00 • Loge $20.00


Les Yeux Noirs – this Paris-based sextet offers an irresistible invitation to participate in some of the most rhythmic and emotional sounds emanating from any part of the world. Part gypsy, part klezmer, this is the music that has moved people to sing and dance around the world for centuries. With each frenetic stroke of their bows they take the listener further into a dizzying vortex of Central European sounds and images.



Les Yeux Noirs 2013 from Olivier Slabiak on Vimeo.



On stage with Les Yeux Noirs from Olivier Slabiak on Vimeo.



Les Yeux Noirs



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The Movers

Imagination Movers
Meet the Movers! Tour

Friday, March 20, 2015, 7:00 pm
SHOW IS ON FOR TODAY - MARCH 20TH!

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: General admission $25.00 Ages 2 and up • $50.00 includes show and meet-and-greet access
Duration: 70 minutes (no intermission)


Reach high, think big, work hard, have fun!

From Disney Junior's hit music-and-comedy TV series, Imagination Movers bring their eclectic pop sensibility and fun lyrics to the Shea Center. For the Movers, it all starts with the songs that talk about about healthy snacks, playing catch, conquering childhood fears of bedtime, and more. This latest sensation in family entertainment attracts parents and children alike with their far-reaching musical sensibility, from hip-hop to country and various points in between, and lively comedic talents. This is a show powered by imagination and inspired by children everywhere!

MEET THE MOVERS!
Attend a special meet-and-greet party where you can chat with the Rich, Scott, Dave and Smitty, take pics and get autographs! Remember to bring your camera or smart phone. One VIP ticket per person is required for ages 2 and up. Meet and Greet will be held after the concert at 8:15 p.m. Remain in your seats and your tickets will be checked for access. The meet and greet will be held in the theater.



Imagination Movers



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Mitch Albom

Distinguished Lecturer Series presents

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

Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:30 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

$25.00 General Admission • There are no discounts for this program.


Join best-selling author of Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom, as he takes us 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. As a sports reporter, Albom has been named the #1 Sports Columnist in the Nation by the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) 13 times and appears regularly on ESPN’s Sports Reporters. Most recently, he received the biggest prizes in sports journalism, the APSE Red Smith Award for lifetime achievement and an induction into the Sportswriters Hall of Fame. Sports is a metaphor for everything we face in life, and in this talk, Albom explains why it us something we will never outgrow.

Mitch Albom


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Southside Johnny

Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 8:00 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: Gold Circle $42.00 • Orchestra/Front Loge $35.00 • Rear Loge $30.00
Discounts apply for WP faculty, staff, students, and senior citizens.


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. With their classic blend of hard-core R&B and street-level rock, molten grooves, soulful guitar licks and blistering horn section, Johnny and the Jukes continue to put their unique stamp on the Jersey Shore sound.



Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes



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Amy Helm & Yarn

OnStage Café at Shea presents

Amy Helm and The Handsome Strangers
plus Yarn

Friday, April 10, 2015, 8:00 pm*

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: $55.00 onstage seat with dinner and dessert buffet plus open beer-and-wine bar* • $30.00 show only
*For dinner ticketholders, please arrive by 6:30 p.m. to enjoy the full dinner service and open bar.


Amy Helm’s deep musical roots were enriched by a lifetime of exposure to the finest expressions of American musical tradition. The daughter of music legend Levon Helm, she wields a powerful voice that can both stir and soothe, whether she is singing traditional gospel, blues standards or her own heartfelt compositions.
The Grammy-nominated roots band, Yarn, will open the evening.

Amy Helm
Yarn



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Doo Wop Project

The Doo Wop Project
Featuring Stars from Jersey Boys
and Motown the Musical

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 8:00 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: Orchestra $30.00 • Loge $25.00


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 from the groups like the Crests, the Belmonts, and Flamingos, through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, and the Four Seasons, all the way to Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse.



The Doo Wop Project



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The Lizard of Oz

Bugs and Balloons presents

The Lizard of Oz

Sunday, April 12, 2015, 1:00 pm*
*Pre-show creative activities begin at 12:15 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: Adults $12.00 • Children $10.00


Journey to see The Lizard of Oz – an interactive land of balloon creations and sculptural costumes – with the singing/dancing Tornado, Yellow Brick Road, the Witch's Castle and, of course, the great and powerful Lizard of Oz!

Bugs and Balloons


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Skippyjon Jones

Theater for Children with Autism

Theatreworks USA presents

Skippyjon Jones
Based on the book by Judy Schachner

Friday, April 17, 2015, 10:30 am

Shea Center for Performing Arts

General Admission: $8.00
Appropriate for Pre K-4


Skippyjon Jones is a little kitten with big ears and even bigger dreams, who pretends to be anything BUT a Siamese cat! This is enchanting musical is about unleashing your powerful imagination and following your dreams. This production is adapted specifically and exclusively for children on the autism spectrum.

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.

Theatreworks USA


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The Tryon Trio

Musical Salon Series presents

The Tryon Trio

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:00 pm

Shea Recital Hall 101

$15.00 General Admission


Katsumi Ferguson, Violin • Jessica Santiago, French Horn • Vlada Yaneva, Piano

This lyrical group will perform the Brahms Horn Trio, among other beautiful compositions, in a spring chamber concert to welcome the season.

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Summer of Love Concert

Glen Burtnik’s Summer of Love Concert
The Music of the Woodstock Generation

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 8:00 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: Gold Circle $35.00 • Rear Orchestra/Front Loge $30.00 • Rear Loge $25.00


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. Whether this is your third year with us or your first, you'll hear songs that you have never heard before, as well as some of your Summer of Love favorites commemorating the musical landscape between 1967 and 1969. Hear the greatest hits from The Doors, Donovan, The Rolling Stones, The Hollies, Country Joe and The Fish, Cream, The Beach Boys, Otis Redding, The Byrds, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Beatles, and more, led by the brilliant music direction of Glen Burtnik and played by an ensemble of gifted, local talent!





Summer of Love Concert



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Crosby and Nash

About WP Presents!

WP Presents! strives to bring to campus high caliber touring artists across a range of disciplines including acoustic and world music, contemporary folk music, theatre, dance, family programming and other eclectic fare. The series is built on a foundation of excellence and continuously seeks innovative programming to serve the campus, and the community.


A multitude of artists including David Crosby, Lucinda Williams, DMC, Los Lonely Boys, The Last Poets, Dar Williams, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Roy Haynes, Wynton Marsalis, Johnny Ventura, The Fab Faux and Dark Star Orchestra have graced our stage. We have presented works from national theatre tours of Aquila Theatre Company, American Place Theatre, El Repertorio Espanol, Vital Theatre, and the National Theatre of the Deaf. Family Performances have included participation in New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival, and sensory friendly productions presented by Theatreworks USA, as part of our Theater for Children with Autism series. Many of our visiting artists conduct educational outreach programs, for both the community at large and the University.


The events are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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