WP Presents Events Calendar

  • Micro Shrimp, A New Musical Comedy
    04/08/15 07:00 PM - 04/08/15 07:00 PM

    Winner of the Eleventh Annual NJPC - Musical Series

    Micro Shrimp
    Music, Book & Lyrics by Marcus Yi

    March 31 & April 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm
    April 8-11, 15-18, 2015 at 7:00 pm
    April 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm
    Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    Admission: $25.00 General Public • $18.00 WPUNJ Community and Senior Citizens • $10.00 Students
    Previews on March 31 and April 1-all tickets $10.00
    Meet the author session follows the Sun. 4/12/15 matinee.

    This musical comedy is a microcosm of the loves, beliefs and hardships of everyday life in the saltwater tank. As Marty, the new owner of the micro shrimp kit, follows the steps outlined in the instructions, we see the micro shrimp society come to life. A society that is complete with beliefs that shrimp are meant for a greater good; the other side, from which no shrimp returns; and an unknown deity - a moving light source and a net. They also have sibling rivalry; gangs of no-goodniks and lovers who vow to spend their entire lives together. The system is challenged when one shrimp returns from the “other side” to reveal their true fate: they are but fish food, and the revolt begins. This is their struggle; this is their story! A fun, silly outrageous new musical with tunes that will swim around in your head long after you leave the theatre.  


    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
  • Micro Shrimp, A New Musical Comedy
    04/09/15 07:00 PM - 04/09/15 07:00 PM

    Winner of the Eleventh Annual NJPC - Musical Series

    Micro Shrimp
    Music, Book & Lyrics by Marcus Yi

    March 31 & April 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm
    April 8-11, 15-18, 2015 at 7:00 pm
    April 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm
    Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    Admission: $25.00 General Public • $18.00 WPUNJ Community and Senior Citizens • $10.00 Students
    Previews on March 31 and April 1-all tickets $10.00
    Meet the author session follows the Sun. 4/12/15 matinee.

    This musical comedy is a microcosm of the loves, beliefs and hardships of everyday life in the saltwater tank. As Marty, the new owner of the micro shrimp kit, follows the steps outlined in the instructions, we see the micro shrimp society come to life. A society that is complete with beliefs that shrimp are meant for a greater good; the other side, from which no shrimp returns; and an unknown deity - a moving light source and a net. They also have sibling rivalry; gangs of no-goodniks and lovers who vow to spend their entire lives together. The system is challenged when one shrimp returns from the “other side” to reveal their true fate: they are but fish food, and the revolt begins. This is their struggle; this is their story! A fun, silly outrageous new musical with tunes that will swim around in your head long after you leave the theatre.  


    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
  • Micro Shrimp, A New Musical Comedy
    04/10/15 07:00 PM - 04/10/15 07:00 PM

    Winner of the Eleventh Annual NJPC - Musical Series

    Micro Shrimp
    Music, Book & Lyrics by Marcus Yi

    *Author Reception follows the performance

    Admission: $25.00 General Public • $18.00 WPUNJ Community and Senior Citizens • $10.00 Students

    This musical comedy is a microcosm of the loves, beliefs and hardships of everyday life in the saltwater tank. As Marty, the new owner of the micro shrimp kit, follows the steps outlined in the instructions, we see the micro shrimp society come to life. A society that is complete with beliefs that shrimp are meant for a greater good; the other side, from which no shrimp returns; and an unknown deity - a moving light source and a net. They also have sibling rivalry; gangs of no-goodniks and lovers who vow to spend their entire lives together. The system is challenged when one shrimp returns from the “other side” to reveal their true fate: they are but fish food, and the revolt begins. This is their struggle; this is their story! A fun, silly outrageous new musical with tunes that will swim around in your head long after you leave the theatre.  


    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
  • Onstage Cafe at Shea: Amy Helm and The Handsome Strangers plus Yarn
    04/10/15 08:00 PM - 04/10/15 08:00 PM

    Admission: $55.00 onstage seat with dinner and dessert buffet plus open beer-and-wine bar* • $30.00 show only
    *For dinner ticket holders, 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.  


    Location: Shea Center
  • Micro Shrimp, A New Musical Comedy
    04/11/15 07:00 PM - 04/11/15 07:00 PM

    Winner of the Eleventh Annual NJPC - Musical Series

    Micro Shrimp
    Music, Book & Lyrics by Marcus Yi

    Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    Admission: $25.00 General Public • $18.00 WPUNJ Community and Senior Citizens • $10.00 Students
    Previews on March 31 and April 1-all tickets $10.00
    Meet the author session follows the Sun. 4/12/15 matinee.

    This musical comedy is a microcosm of the loves, beliefs and hardships of everyday life in the saltwater tank. As Marty, the new owner of the micro shrimp kit, follows the steps outlined in the instructions, we see the micro shrimp society come to life. A society that is complete with beliefs that shrimp are meant for a greater good; the other side, from which no shrimp returns; and an unknown deity - a moving light source and a net. They also have sibling rivalry; gangs of no-goodniks and lovers who vow to spend their entire lives together. The system is challenged when one shrimp returns from the “other side” to reveal their true fate: they are but fish food, and the revolt begins. This is their struggle; this is their story! A fun, silly outrageous new musical with tunes that will swim around in your head long after you leave the theatre.


    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
  • The Doo Wop Project
    04/11/15 08:00 PM - 04/11/15 08:00 PM

    The Doo Wop Project

    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 Whinehouse.

    Tickets: Orchestra $30 and Loge $25


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
  • The Lizard of Oz
    04/12/15 01:00 PM - 04/12/15 01:00 PM

    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! 


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
  • Micro Shrimp, A New Musical Comedy
    04/12/15 03:00 PM - 04/12/15 03:00 PM

    Winner of the Eleventh Annual NJPC - Musical Series

    Micro Shrimp
    Music, Book & Lyrics by Marcus Yi

    Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    Admission: $25.00 General Public • $18.00 WPUNJ Community and Senior Citizens • $10.00 Students
    Previews on March 31 and April 1-all tickets $10.00
    Meet the author session follows the Sun. 4/12/15 matinee.

    This musical comedy is a microcosm of the loves, beliefs and hardships of everyday life in the saltwater tank. As Marty, the new owner of the micro shrimp kit, follows the steps outlined in the instructions, we see the micro shrimp society come to life. A society that is complete with beliefs that shrimp are meant for a greater good; the other side, from which no shrimp returns; and an unknown deity - a moving light source and a net. They also have sibling rivalry; gangs of no-goodniks and lovers who vow to spend their entire lives together. The system is challenged when one shrimp returns from the “other side” to reveal their true fate: they are but fish food, and the revolt begins. This is their struggle; this is their story! A fun, silly outrageous new musical with tunes that will swim around in your head long after you leave the theatre.


    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
  • Organist Rhoda Scott with the William Paterson Jazz Orchestra
    04/12/15 07:30 PM - 04/12/15 07:30 PM

    Newark native and historic organist Rhoda Scott combines with the exciting WP Jazz Orchestra to re-create Rhoda’s historic 1976 collaboration with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, In New York. This legendary recording featured an album’s worth of original arrangements by Thad Jones, many based on Rhoda’s wonderful original compositions. These long-lost arrangements were donated several years ago by Scott to the Thad Jones Archive at William Paterson University, and the high-energy band will be playing from those rarely heard manuscripts. 

    General Admission $15, WP faculty, staff alumni, and senior citizens $12, Non-William Paterson students $8, WP students are admitted free with valid I.D.

    $3 fee added to tickets purchased on show 


    Location: Shea Center
  • Micro Shrimp, A New Musical Comedy
    04/15/15 07:00 PM - 04/15/15 07:00 PM

    Winner of the Eleventh Annual NJPC - Musical Series

    Micro Shrimp
    Music, Book & Lyrics by Marcus Yi

    Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    Admission: $25.00 General Public • $18.00 WPUNJ Community and Senior Citizens • $10.00 Students

    This musical comedy is a microcosm of the loves, beliefs and hardships of everyday life in the saltwater tank. As Marty, the new owner of the micro shrimp kit, follows the steps outlined in the instructions, we see the micro shrimp society come to life. A society that is complete with beliefs that shrimp are meant for a greater good; the other side, from which no shrimp returns; and an unknown deity - a moving light source and a net. They also have sibling rivalry; gangs of no-goodniks and lovers who vow to spend their entire lives together. The system is challenged when one shrimp returns from the “other side” to reveal their true fate: they are but fish food, and the revolt begins. This is their struggle; this is their story! A fun, silly outrageous new musical with tunes that will swim around in your head long after you leave the theatre.  


    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
  • Micro Shrimp, A New Musical Comedy
    04/16/15 07:00 PM - 04/16/15 07:00 PM

    Winner of the Eleventh Annual NJPC - Musical Series

    Micro Shrimp
    Music, Book & Lyrics by Marcus Yi

    Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    Admission: $25.00 General Public • $18.00 WPUNJ Community and Senior Citizens • $10.00 Students

    This musical comedy is a microcosm of the loves, beliefs and hardships of everyday life in the saltwater tank. As Marty, the new owner of the micro shrimp kit, follows the steps outlined in the instructions, we see the micro shrimp society come to life. A society that is complete with beliefs that shrimp are meant for a greater good; the other side, from which no shrimp returns; and an unknown deity - a moving light source and a net. They also have sibling rivalry; gangs of no-goodniks and lovers who vow to spend their entire lives together. The system is challenged when one shrimp returns from the “other side” to reveal their true fate: they are but fish food, and the revolt begins. This is their struggle; this is their story! A fun, silly outrageous new musical with tunes that will swim around in your head long after you leave the theatre.  


    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
  • Skippyjon Jones
    04/17/15 10:30 AM - 04/17/15 10:30 AM

    Theater for Children with Autism

    Theatreworks USA presents

    Skippyjon Jones
    Based on the book by Judy Schachner

    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.   


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
  • Micro Shrimp, A New Musical Comedy
    04/17/15 07:00 PM - 04/17/15 07:00 PM

    Winner of the Eleventh Annual NJPC - Musical Series

    Micro Shrimp
    Music, Book & Lyrics by Marcus Yi

    Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    Admission: $25.00 General Public • $18.00 WPUNJ Community and Senior Citizens • $10.00 Students

    This musical comedy is a microcosm of the loves, beliefs and hardships of everyday life in the saltwater tank. As Marty, the new owner of the micro shrimp kit, follows the steps outlined in the instructions, we see the micro shrimp society come to life. A society that is complete with beliefs that shrimp are meant for a greater good; the other side, from which no shrimp returns; and an unknown deity - a moving light source and a net. They also have sibling rivalry; gangs of no-goodniks and lovers who vow to spend their entire lives together. The system is challenged when one shrimp returns from the “other side” to reveal their true fate: they are but fish food, and the revolt begins. This is their struggle; this is their story! A fun, silly outrageous new musical with tunes that will swim around in your head long after you leave the theatre.  


    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
  • Micro Shrimp, A New Musical Comedy
    04/18/15 07:00 PM - 04/18/15 07:00 PM

    Winner of the Eleventh Annual NJPC - Musical Series

    Micro Shrimp
    Music, Book & Lyrics by Marcus Yi

    Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    Admission: $25.00 General Public • $18.00 WPUNJ Community and Senior Citizens • $10.00 Students

    This musical comedy is a microcosm of the loves, beliefs and hardships of everyday life in the saltwater tank. As Marty, the new owner of the micro shrimp kit, follows the steps outlined in the instructions, we see the micro shrimp society come to life. A society that is complete with beliefs that shrimp are meant for a greater good; the other side, from which no shrimp returns; and an unknown deity - a moving light source and a net. They also have sibling rivalry; gangs of no-goodniks and lovers who vow to spend their entire lives together. The system is challenged when one shrimp returns from the “other side” to reveal their true fate: they are but fish food, and the revolt begins. This is their struggle; this is their story! A fun, silly outrageous new musical with tunes that will swim around in your head long after you leave the theatre.  


    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
  • Staged Readings of the Finalists from the Twelfth Annual NJPC - Musical Series
    04/19/15 12:00 PM - 04/19/15 07:00 PM

    Sunday, April 19, 2015
    12:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm
    Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    FREE Admission

    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. The three finalists from the NJPC Musical Series will each get one chance to wow the audience – come to one or all three (they’re FREE!). Stay after the performances to meet the author(s) and provide valuable feedback to the judges. The winning musical will receive a full production in April 2016. 


    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre
  • Musical Salon Series: The Tryon Trio
    04/19/15 02:00 PM - 04/19/15 02:00 PM

    $15.00 General Admission

    Katsumi Ferguson, Violin • Andrew Emmons, 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. 


    Location: Hobart Manor
  • Glen Burtnik’s Summer of Love Concert The Music of the Woodstock Generation
    05/09/15 08:00 PM - 05/09/15 08:00 PM

    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!


    Location: Shea Center