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  • The Science of Art Series
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency
    Closing Ceremony and Hike

    Nov 17, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
    Location: University Hall

    Closing Ceremony and Hike
    Traditionally most sand mandalas are deconstructed shortly after their completion, as a metaphor of the impermanence of life. The sands are swept up and placed in an urn; to fulfill the function of healing, half is distributed to the audience at the closing ceremony, while the remainder is carried to a nearby body of water, where it is deposited.  Participants may join the monks as they hike to disperse the sand.

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency- Wednesday, November 14 – Sunday, November 18
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet is a world tour endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to promote world peace and healing by sharing Tibet’s rich and authentic sacred performing and visual arts with modern audiences.  The Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery will be in residence at WPU with a variety of activities for all to experience.

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet World Tour


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    26 Pebbles

    Nov 17, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    26 Pebbles
    by Eric Ulloa
    Directed by Elizabeth Stroppel

    The quaint suburb of Newtown, Connecticut was a happy place for families and friends. But one December day, their picturesque world shattered as tragedy struck at the elementary school, propelling them into the national spotlight. Based on testimony of Newtown community members, Ulloa’s play explores gun violence and a small town shaken by a horrific event.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $10 Students, Senior Citizens, WP faculty, staff, and alumni

    Performances:
    November 13-18, 2018
    Tuesday-Saturday at 7:00 p.m. •  Saturday also at 2:00 p.m. • Sunday at 3:00 p.m.


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    26 Pebbles

    Nov 17, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    26 Pebbles
    by Eric Ulloa
    Directed by Elizabeth Stroppel

    The quaint suburb of Newtown, Connecticut was a happy place for families and friends. But one December day, their picturesque world shattered as tragedy struck at the elementary school, propelling them into the national spotlight. Based on testimony of Newtown community members, Ulloa’s play explores gun violence and a small town shaken by a horrific event.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $10 Students, Senior Citizens, WP faculty, staff, and alumni

    Performances:
    November 13-18, 2018
    Tuesday-Saturday at 7:00 p.m. •  Saturday also at 2:00 p.m. • Sunday at 3:00 p.m.


     

  • WP Voice presents
    Opera Scenes

    Nov 17, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    WP Opera presents students in captivating and delightful scenes from diverse opera and musical theatre works.

    Admission: Free!


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    26 Pebbles

    Nov 18, 2018 @ 3:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    26 Pebbles
    by Eric Ulloa
    Directed by Elizabeth Stroppel

    The quaint suburb of Newtown, Connecticut was a happy place for families and friends. But one December day, their picturesque world shattered as tragedy struck at the elementary school, propelling them into the national spotlight. Based on testimony of Newtown community members, Ulloa’s play explores gun violence and a small town shaken by a horrific event.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $10 Students, Senior Citizens, WP faculty, staff, and alumni

    Performances:
    November 13-18, 2018
    Tuesday-Saturday at 7:00 p.m. •  Saturday also at 2:00 p.m. • Sunday at 3:00 p.m.


     

  • The Science of Art Series
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency
    Performance: Sacred Music Sacred Dance

    Nov 18, 2018 @ 3:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Performance: Sacred Music Sacred Dance
    Robed in magnificent costumes and playing traditional Tibetan instruments, the Loseling monks perform the multiphonic chanting of ancient temple music and dance for world healing. 

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency- Wednesday, November 14 – Sunday, November 18
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet is a world tour endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to promote world peace and healing by sharing Tibet’s rich and authentic sacred performing and visual arts with modern audiences.  The Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery will be in residence at WPU with a variety of activities for all to experience.

    Admission: $15 public • $13 Students, Senior Citizens, WP faculty, staff, and alumni

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet World Tour


     

  • WP New Music Series presents
    Premiere screening of Ringing Changes: 50 Years of New Jersey Percussion Ensemble

    Nov 19, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hobart Hall Room 140A

    The New Jersey Percussion Ensemble has been on the forefront of the percussive arts since 1968. A new documentary film by Payton MacDonald chronicles the development of the ensemble, with extensive interview footage from members of the group, as well as founder Ray DesRoches, composers Charles Wuorinen, Robert Pollock, David Saperstein, and many others. The film also includes historical footage and new performances.

    Admission:  Free!

    Screenings on November 19, 2018 at 7:00pm and 9:00pm


     

  • WP New Music Series presents
    Premiere screening of Ringing Changes: 50 Years of New Jersey Percussion Ensemble

    Nov 19, 2018 @ 9:00 PM
    Location: Hobart Hall Room 140A

    The New Jersey Percussion Ensemble has been on the forefront of the percussive arts since 1968. A new documentary film by Payton MacDonald chronicles the development of the ensemble, with extensive interview footage from members of the group, as well as founder Ray DesRoches, composers Charles Wuorinen, Robert Pollock, David Saperstein, and many others. The film also includes historical footage and new performances.

    Admission:  Free!

    Screenings on November 19, 2018 at 7:00pm and 9:00pm


     

  • The Moscow Ballet presents
    The Great Russian Nutcracker

    Nov 30, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Experience the internationally acclaimed Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker, a holiday tradition that has wowed audiences worldwide. Get your tickets now!

    Admission: Front Orchestra $67 • Rear Orchestra $57 • Loge $57 • Rear Loge $47 
    Premium packages are available by calling the box office.

    Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker


     

  • Jazz Room Series presents
    Cynthia Sayer and Her Joyride Quartet

    Dec 02, 2018 @ 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Cynthia Sayer has taken on the rare status as a jazz banjo performer. As a virtuoso and spokesperson for the instrument, Sayer appeared on the PBS documentary “Give Me the Banjo.” She is one of the founding members of Woody Allen’s New Orleans Jazz Band and has performed as part of four of his movies. Her fabulous playing cemented her place in the National Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame as a contemporary performer.

    Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist sessions are one hour prior to each concert in Shea Recital Hall.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $12 WP community and senior citizens • $8 non-WP students • WP students admitted fee with ID • $3 additional charge per ticket on show day

    Cynthia Sayer


     

  • WP New Music Series presents
    WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles

    Dec 03, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    The ensembles will perform a program of 20thCentury classics and world premieres.

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • The Science of Art Series
    Arm of the Sea Theater presents
    The Rejuvenary River Circus

    Dec 04, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    A Story About the Life of a River
    This allegorical tale features over three dozen mask and puppet characters, great live music, and a gorgeous hand-printed bio-morphic set design. Along this fantastic voyage, a host of creatures offer insight into their particular role in a watershed’s ecosystem. The performance combines art, ecology and social action.

    Recommended for ages 8 and up

    Admission: $10 Schools • Call 973.720.3178 for reservations.

    Arm of the Sea Theater


     

  • WP Voice presents
    Winter Choral Concert

    Dec 04, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Wayne, NJ

    The concert will feature the J.S. Bach cantata, Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131,in addition to seasonal choral favorites.

    Admission: Free!


     

  • WP Presents! Sensory Friendly Performances
    Theaterworks USA’s Pete The Cat

    Dec 05, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    WP Presents! Sensory Friendly Performances
    Theaterworks USA’s Pete The Cat
    Books and Lyrics by Sarah Hammond
    Music by Will Aronson
    Originally Directed and Choreographed by Dan Knechtges
    Directed and Choreographed by Andrew Rasmussen

    Based on the popular book series by Kimberly and James Dean, this rollicking musical follows Pete the groovy blue cat and Jimmy Biddle on a new adventure of friendship and inspiration.

    Recommended for grades Pre-K through 3

    Admission: $10

    Please note: This performance is only open to classes and families with children on the autism spectrum. Please call 973-720-3178 for ticket reservations and information.

    Theaterworks USA


     

  • The 40th Annual Distinguished Lecturer Series presents
    An Evening with Anchor and Managing Editor of PBS NewsHour
    Judy Woodruff

    Dec 06, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Judy Woodruff—one of the world's most prominent female journalists—brings groundbreaking reporting experience, sharing insights on the Trump Administration, Congress and the changing political landscape. Join us in our 40th year, for an in-depth look at the Midterm election results, and an analysis of what is to come.

    Admission: $28

    Judy Woodruff at PBS.org


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    Stand-Up Show: TWO

    Dec 08, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
    Location: Gotham Comedy Club, New York City

    Enjoy the laughter as WP students from the advanced Stand-up II class take their final exam by performing live at New York City’s Gotham Comedy Club!

    Please call 212.367.9000 for reservations.


     

  • James D’Amico Productions presents
    Zeppelin Complete

    Dec 08, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    This six-piece ensemble creates an epic wall of sound Led Zeppelin fans have never before experienced. Here are all your Zeppelin favorites, note perfect--right off the album...exactly the way Jimmy Page meant them to be heard!

    Tickets: $43 Orchestra • $38 Loge

    Zeppelin Complete


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The Comedy Improv Show

    Dec 12, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hobart Hall Martini Room

    Laugh the loudest for your favorite improvisation! In this comedic tour de force, WP students prompt suggestions from the audience and create improvisations that will have you rolling in the aisles!

    For information please contact WP professor Elizabeth Stroppel at stroppele@wpunj.edu.

    Admission: Free!


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The Sketch Comedy Show

    Dec 14, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hobart Hall Martini Room

    Sketches are written and performed by WP students in a fun-filled evening of laughter. If you like Saturday Night Live, then this is the show for you! 

    For information please contact WP professor Elizabeth Stroppel at stroppele@wpunj.edu.

    Admission: Free!


     

  • Imagination Movers Holiday Reindeer Party
    Dec 15, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    The Imagination Movers bring their positivity and enthusiasm to the Shea Center stage in this interactive holiday treat for the whole family.Their live stage show has been praised by Parenting magazine and inspires children to "reach high, think big, work hard, have fun!" This is the perfect show to get your kids in the holiday spirit.

    Admission: $25 •  $55 VIP seating and meet-and-greet (limited to 150 tickets)

    The Imagination Movers


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    Stand-Up Show: ONE

    Dec 15, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
    Location: Gotham Comedy Club, New York City

    Share in the laughter as WP students from the stand-up introduction class take their final exam by performing live at one of New York City’s premier comedy clubs!

    Please call the Gotham Comedy Club at 212.367.9000 for reservations.


     

  • WMTR Presents
    A Darlene Love Christmas – Love for the Holidays

    Dec 19, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Celebrate the season with Oscar and Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love in a special holiday concert featuring the #1 holiday classic Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) and hits like He’s a Rebel, The Boy I’m Gonna Marry, Forbidden Nights, and more. 
    “The Queen of Christmas” –David Letterman
    “One of the greatest singers of all time” -Rolling Stone

    Admission: $52 Gold Circle • $45 Rear Orchestra/Loge

    WMTRlogo

    Darlene Love


     

  • National Ballet Theatre of Odessa presents
    The Sleeping Beauty

    Feb 07, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    National Ballet Theatre of Odessa presents
    The Sleeping Beauty
    A Fairytale Ballet in Two Acts

    Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
    Choreography after Marius Petipa, Konstantin Sergeev and Fedor Lopukhov
    Staged by Maria Polyudova

    This full-scale production, choreographed by renowned choreographer Marius Petipa, is based on the Brothers Grimm's enchanting fairytale, where love restores life. This is the first time the legendary National Ballet Theatre of Odessa has visited the United States, with 55 of the most talented and the brightest ballet stars. This production is sure to bring true love onto the stage and into your hearts. Don’t miss it!

    National Ballet Theatre of Odessa


     

  • James D’Amico Production presents
    Best of the Eagles

    Apr 26, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Best of the Eagles (BOTE) is the most exact interpretation of the Eagles in America, performed by musicians with auspicious pedigrees and a passionate love of the Eagles music. Each member mirrors his counterpart in the Eagles instrumentally and vocally. They expertly and authentically re-create the songs, the music, the vocals and the magical aura of one of America’s greatest rock bands.

    Best of the Eagles