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  • A Gathering: Face to Face with the Crew of Chinese Folk Dance Drama Princess Zhaojun
    Mar 19, 2019 @ 3:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    CHINESE CULTURE TALK
    A Gathering: Face to Face with the Crew of Chinese Folk Dance Drama Princess Zhaojun

    Sponsored by
    China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd. (CAEG)
    and
    William Paterson University

    Hosted by
    Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University

    Presented by
    China National Opera and Dance Drama Theater

    Members of the elite China National Opera and Dance Drama Theatre will perform selections from Princess Zhaojun.  The centuries-old story of Princess Zhaojun brings to life the real story of one of China's most important heroines, Wang Zhaojun, then an imperial concubine, who sacrifices her comfortable palace life to secure peace on the turbulent border of northern China. There will be three performance selections that will include an introduction to the art of Chinese dancing, Chinese folk dance, and a scene from Princess Zhaojun, as well as audience interaction. The performance includes dance, drama, opulent costumes and live traditional Chinese music. The deputy director of the China National Opera and the Dance Drama Theatre will intersperse the performance with commentary explaining the story and history of the performance.

    Admission: FREE, but advance registration is required. To register:   www.wpunj.edu/ccart

     


     

  • The Weight Band
    featuring members of The Band and the Levon Helm Band

    Mar 22, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Inspired to carry on the legacy of the unforgettable rock group, The Weight Band has kept the spirit of Americana/Roots Rock music alive for today’s audiences. Their live set features Weight Band original songs as well as fan favorites from The Band’s treasured catalog, including “Up On Cripple Creek,” “The Weight,” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.”

    Admission: Orchestra $35 • Loge $28 • WP standard discounts apply.

    The Weight Band 


     

  • New Jersey Theatre Alliance Stages Festival presents
    Pushcart Players’ The Velveteen Rabbit

    Mar 23, 2019 @ 2:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    A young boy’s love and a little nursery magic help transform the Velveteen Rabbit from a favorite plaything into a real rabbit. In this musical re-telling of one of America’s favorite storybooks, the Boy and Velveteen embark on exciting imaginary adventures, and together they learn the true meaning of friendship.

    Admission: Adults $10 • Free for children under 18

    Pushcart Players
    NJ Theatre Alliance
    The Stages Festival 


     

  • Jazz Room Series presents
    Roxy Coss Quintet

    Mar 24, 2019 @ 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    WP alumnus Roxy Coss is considered one of the leading young saxophonists on the New York jazz scene. She was recently listed asDown Beatmagazine’s “Rising Star” on soprano saxophone and is the first artist to be recognized by New York City’s American Federation of Musicians Local 802 Emerging Artist Award.

    Admission: General Public $15 • WP faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens $12 • Non-William Paterson students $8
    WP students are admitted free. • All tickets are an additional $3 on show day.

    Each Jazz Room concert is preceded by a “Sittin’ In” meet-the-artist session one hour prior to performance in Shea Recital Hall. Free to all ticket holders. Audience members have a chance to meet and interact with that day’s artist in a question-answer format.

    Roxy Coss


     

  • New Music Series presents
    Tambourine Fest

    Mar 25, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    WP New Music and Percussion Ensemble, along with other ensembles, will perform new and repertoire compositions for tambourines.

    Admission: Free


     

  • Jazz Room Series presents
    Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen with the WP Jazz Orchestra

    Mar 31, 2019 @ 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Ingrid Jensen is considered one of today’s leading trumpeters and has toured and recorded with a long list of jazz heavyweights. This program features Jensen as a soloist with the WP Jazz Orchestra and also includes premieres of several new arrangements created by WP masters jazz arranging students.

    Admission: General Public $15 • WP faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens $12 • Non-William Paterson students $8
    WP students are admitted free. • All tickets are an additional $3 on show day.

    Each Jazz Room concert is preceded by a “Sittin’ In” meet-the-artist session one hour prior to performance in Shea Recital Hall. Free to all ticket holders. Audience members have a chance to meet and interact with that day’s artist in a question-answer format.

    Ingrid Jensen


     

  • New Music Series presents
    WP New Music and Percussion Ensemble

    Apr 01, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    This concert features music by Philip Glass and others.

    Admission: Free


     

  • The Science of Art Series presents
    Time Lapse Dance Ensemble’s Ice Cycle

    Apr 04, 2019 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Ice Cycle is a dance expressing the fragility and dynamism of the Arctic icescape using artistry to illustrate climate change. The piece is inspired by choreographer Jody Sperling’s experience dancing on Artic polar sea ice. For this performance, Time Lapse Dance Ensemble collaborates with composer Matthew Burtner, a pioneer in eco-acoustics, to include ice-inflected sounds to create stunningly beautiful music.

    Admission: General Public $5 • WP students admitted free with ID.

    Time Lapse Dance Ensemble


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    Travels With My Aunt

    Apr 09, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    Travels with my Aunt
    by Grahame Greene and Giles Havergal
    Directed by Jerry Beal

    From Paris to Rome to Turkey and Paraguay, a conservative, recently retired bank manager is drawn into a wild and unimaginable adventure with his flamboyant and inimitable aunt. Join us for this tour de force that demonstrates the outermost limits of theatrical imagination. 

    Admission: General Public $15 • WP employees, students, alumni, and senior citizens $10
    Please note that there will be no late seating for this performance.


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    Travels With My Aunt

    Apr 10, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    Travels with my Aunt
    by Grahame Greene and Giles Havergal
    Directed by Jerry Beal

    From Paris to Rome to Turkey and Paraguay, a conservative, recently retired bank manager is drawn into a wild and unimaginable adventure with his flamboyant and inimitable aunt. Join us for this tour de force that demonstrates the outermost limits of theatrical imagination. 

    Admission: General Public $15 • WP employees, students, alumni, and senior citizens $10
    Please note that there will be no late seating for this performance.


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    Travels With My Aunt

    Apr 12, 2019 @ 11:00 AM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    Travels with my Aunt
    by Grahame Greene and Giles Havergal
    Directed by Jerry Beal

    From Paris to Rome to Turkey and Paraguay, a conservative, recently retired bank manager is drawn into a wild and unimaginable adventure with his flamboyant and inimitable aunt. Join us for this tour de force that demonstrates the outermost limits of theatrical imagination. 

    Admission: General Public $15 • WP employees, students, alumni, and senior citizens $10
    Please note that there will be no late seating for this performance.


     

  • WP Voice presents
    The Pirates of Penzance

    Apr 12, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Gilbert and Sullivan's
    The Pirates of Penzance
    Directed by Phillip Sprayberry
    Conducted by Lois Buesser

    WP students perform Gilbert and Sullivan’s zany operetta that follows a young man mistakenly apprenticed to a pirate. Conflict ensues and madcap madness abounds, but love wins in the end.

    Admission: General Public $15 • WP employees, students, alumni, and senior citizens $10

    Phillip Sprayberry
    Lois Buesser


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    Travels With My Aunt

    Apr 14, 2019 @ 3:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    Travels with my Aunt
    by Grahame Greene and Giles Havergal
    Directed by Jerry Beal

    From Paris to Rome to Turkey and Paraguay, a conservative, recently retired bank manager is drawn into a wild and unimaginable adventure with his flamboyant and inimitable aunt. Join us for this tour de force that demonstrates the outermost limits of theatrical imagination. 

    Admission: General Public $15 • WP employees, students, alumni, and senior citizens $10
    Please note that there will be no late seating for this performance.


     

  • WP Presents! Theater for Children on the Autism Spectrum
    ArtsPower’s Madeline and The Bad Hat

    Apr 16, 2019 @ 10:30 AM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Recommended for grades Pre-K to 3

    This colorful musical captures the blithe yet touching spirit of Ludwig Bemelmans’ much loved Madeline series. Told with gentle humor, and featuring a beautiful musical score, this amusing tale traces the adventures of Madeline who – despite starting off on the wrong foot with a mischievous new neighbor – eventually learns that first impressions are not everything.

    Admission: $10

    Note: This performance is only open to classes and families with children on the autism spectrum. Call 973.720.3178 for reservations.

    ArtsPower


     

  • New Music Series presents
    WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles

    Apr 22, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    This concert features music by Michael Colgrass and others.

    Admission: Free


     

  • WP Music presents
    Wind Ensemble and Concert Band

    Apr 25, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Admission:  Free


     

  • 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 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.

    Admission: Orchestra $40 • Loge $35

    Best of the Eagles


     

  • Virginia Repertory Theatre presents
    The Jungle Book

    Apr 27, 2019 @ 2:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Virginia Repertory Theatre presents
    The Jungle Book
    Based on the classic tale by Rudyard Kipling
    Directed by Scott Wichman
    Music by Julie Fulcher

    Set in the jungles of southern India, Mowgli, a boy raised by a pack of wolves, has a life full of adventure and conflict. Joined by his best friends Baloo and Bagheera, Mowgli must confront the notorious tiger, Shere Khan. Kipling’s fantastic story teaches respect for life, both animal and human, and the idea of harmony amongst all living things.

    Admission: $10

    Virginia Repertory Theatre


     

  • Jazz Room Series presents
    Trumpeter Ray Vega with the WP Latin Jazz Ensemble

    Apr 28, 2019 @ 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Ray Vega is a crossover artist, immersed in jazz and salsa. His distinctive trumpet brought him to perform and record with legends like Tito Puente, Paquito D’Rivera, Arturo Sandoval, Larry Harlow, and many more. For this program, Vega will combine his unique sound and deep experiences with the WP Latin Jazz Ensemble, led by veteran faculty member Chico Mendoza.

    Admission: General Public $15 • WP faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens $12 • Non-William Paterson students $8
    WP students are admitted free. • All tickets are an additional $3 on show day.

    Each Jazz Room concert is preceded by a “Sittin’ In” meet-the-artist session one hour prior to performance in Shea Recital Hall. Free to all ticket holders. Audience members have a chance to meet and interact with that day’s artist in a question-answer format.

    Ray Vega


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The Sketch Comedy Show

    May 03, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hobart Hall

    Join us for an evening of laughs as WP students perform comedy sketches written and developed in the format of Saturday Night Live!

    Admission: Free
    For information please contact Professor Elizabeth Stroppel at stroppele@wpunj.edu.


     

  • WP Voice presents
    Carl Orff's Carmina Burana

    May 03, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Carl Orff's Carmina Burana
    featuring the WP Choir and Percussion Ensemble
    with the 
    Rosa L. Parks School of Fine & Performing Arts Vocal & Dance Ensemble

    Conducted by Lauren Fowler-Calisto
    Choreographed by Erin Pride

    This unique presentation of Carmina Burana features a dance component that is rarely ever choreographed for this symphonic and vocal masterpiece. The concert features WP music faculty as guest artists: Carl Patrick Bolleia and Bernie Visto, piano; Christopher Dylan Herbert, baritone; David Guzman, tenor; and Chloe Holgate, soprano.

    Admission: $5 • Students admitted free.

    Lauren Fowler-Calisto
    Erin Pride


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The Stand-Up Show

    May 04, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
    Location: Gotham Comedy Club

    WP students from the stand-up introduction class perform live sets at NYC’s Gotham Comedy Club!

    Please call Gotham Comedy Club at 212.367.9000 for reservations. Ask for William Paterson Comedy Performance.

    Gotham Comedy Club


     

  • James D’Amico Productions presents
    The Lettermen
    with special guest Let’s Hang On! America’s #1 Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Tribute

    May 11, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Since 1958, The Lettermen have been entertaining audiences with their exquisite harmonies and soulful ballads. Go back in time with hits likeWhen I Fall in Love, Put Your Head On My Shoulder, Goin’ Out of My Head/Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Hurt So Badand so many more. For one night only, this special concert delivers songs by two of the most romantic singing group of the sixties. Fall in love with the music all over again.

    Admission: Orchestra $55 • Loge $45

    The Lettermen
    Let's Hang On!