All Events

  • 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


  • 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


  • Sunday Tea at Hobart Manor: Silk City Artists and Musicians
    May 05, 2019 @ 1:00 PM

    Join us on Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. for Sunday Tea at Hobart Manor- Silk City Artists and Musicians

    $45 per person

    This event is sponsored by the Hobart Manor Revitalization Committee and presented by Vincent N.Parrillo, Professor and Graduate Director of WP Sociology Department and Director of Paterson Metropolitan Region Research Center. 

    Vincent Parrillo will be showing film highlights from his PBS documentary, Parrillo will discuss his portrayal of Paterson's thriving arts community, including interviews with Bucky Pizzarelli, legendary guitarist; Frederico Castelluccio, an artist and actor best known for his role as Furio on The Sopranos;and other artists and musicians discussing the influence of Paterson on their work.

    For more information and to register for this ->


  • 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!


  • WP Music Department presents
    Gundecha Brothers

    May 19, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    Master Dhrupad musicians the Gundecha Brothers bring their soul-expanding music to New Jersey.  The Gundecha Brothers are recognized world wide as some if India's greatest classical musicians.  Don't miss this rare chance to hear their majestic and meditative music.

    Admission:  $25.00.  Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended.

    Gundecha Brothers