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  • The Discoteks! & 80s Revolution 70s vs 80s: A Musical Battle
    Mar 01, 2024 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Which musical decade is your favorite, the 70’s or the 80’s? Enjoy a fun filled evening of music in which, you the audience get to choose which decade wins! Your applause along with an applause meter will determine the “winner,” but the real winner is you, enjoying two amazing tribute bands The Discoteks and 80s Revoultion!

    80’s fans- grab your leg warmers and leather jackets, tease your hair and spray your Aqua Net...and get ready for a revolution…80's Revolution! Turn Back Time to an era filled with bright neon colors, innovative and memorable fashion, and iconic movie classics. But most of all - the best music in history. This decade is known for mastering all genres. From Pop to Rock, Dance to New Wave, 80's Revolution covers all of your favorites: Madonna, Journey, Michael Jackson, Pat Benatar, Def Leppard, The Go-Go's, Whitney Houston, Bon Jovi, Cher - and so many more!

    Prefer the disco of the 70’s? The Discoteks are a crowd favorite power tibute performing all the hits of the 70's disco and Motown. The band members have over 35 year’s experience in performing with various groups. The Discoteks have traveled the East coast but also perform all over the country. This heart pounding, high energy performance will get you on your feet and dancing in your seat!

    Reserved Seating: Gold Cirlce $45, Orchestra/Front Loge $40, Rear Loge $35

    Senior citizen, WP student/employee and Group discounts are available by calling or visiting the box office.


     

  • Joe Lovano with the William Paterson University Jazz Orchestra
    Mar 03, 2024 @ 3:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center Auditorium

    Joe Lovano continues to be one of the premiere saxophone voices of today’s generation.  His is a master, with a totally unique improvisational voice and approach, whether he is playing with his own groups or as an honored guest with others.  His earlier career involved significant periods with the big bands led by Woody Herman and Mel Lewis, which will both serve as inspirations for this concert’s set list.  Lovano also has a deep connection to William Paterson, as a former faculty member and longtime guest artist.  This concert will feature arrangements chosen by Lovano for this occasion, as well as premiere performances of three big band arrangements created by WP graduate arrangers, on Lovano’s compositions.  This performance is sure to give a high-energy start to the spring concert series! 

    Admission: Public $15 • WP community and senior citizens $12 • Non-William Paterson students $8 • WP students admitted free with ID (1 ticket per student) at Box Office on day of show.
    Tickets are an additional $5 on show day.


     

  • HYPERCUBE
    Mar 05, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    WP New Music Series

    HYPERCUBE

    New Music Quartet HYPERCUBE has built a reputation on high-energy performances with impressive execution. The NYC-based quartet embraces the boundaries of chamber music, featuring cutting-edge works for saxophone, guitar, piano and percussion, while spanning electric and acoustic worlds. HYPERCUBE is Erin Rogers (saxophones), Jay Sorce (classical & electric guitar), Andrea Lodge (piano & accordion), and Chris Graham (percussion).

    Free admission and open to the public


     

  • Forbidden Tropics: Afro-Peruvian Jazz Band
    Mar 07, 2024 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Auditorium

    WP Midday Artist Series

    Forbidden Tropics: Afro-Peruvian Jazz Band

    Forbidden Tropics is an Afro-Peruvian Jazz band from New Jersey led by guitarist/composer Alejandro Ataucusi. Their music blends Afro-Peruvian rhythms with harmonic elements of Jazz. The band members are Alejandro Ataucusi (guitar), Robbie Sko (keyboards), James Nascimento (bass), David Greiff (Afro-Peruvian percussion), and Mike Dick (drums).

    Free admission and open to the public


     

  • Core Ensemble presents "Ain't I A Woman!"
    Mar 12, 2024 @ 6:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    In celebration of Women's History Month, WP Presents and the WP Center for Diversity and Inclusion proudly present Core Ensemble's "Ain't I A Woman!"
     
    This chamber music theatre work for actress and trio (cello, piano & percussion) celebrates the lives and times of four significant African American women: ex-slave and fiery abolitionist Sojourner Truth, renowned novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, exuberant folk artist Clementine Hunter and fervant civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer. Text is by Kim Hines. The musical score is drawn from the heartfelt sprituals of the Deep South, the urban exuberance of the Jazz Age and concert music by African American composers including Diane Monroe. 
     
    This 50-minute program is hosted by the Core Ensemble, with verbal introductions to vignettes from the lives of Sojourner Truth, Zora Neale Hurston, Clementine Hunter and Fanny Lou Hamer. A question-and-answer period with the performers concludes the program. 
     
    Tickets: General Public $10, WP Faculty & Staff $5, Free admission for students


     

  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band
    Mar 14, 2024 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    At a moment when musical streams are crossing with unprecedented frequency, it’s crucial to remember that throughout its history, New Orleans has been the point at which sounds and cultures from around the world converge, mingle, and resurface, transformed by the Crescent City’s inimitable spirit and joie de vivre. Nowhere is that idea more vividly embodied than in the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which has held the torch of New Orleans music aloft for morethan60years, all the while carrying it enthusiastically forward as a reminder that the history they were founded to preserve is a vibrantly living history. PHJB marches that tradition forward once again on So It Is. The album redefines what New Orleans music means today by tapping into a sonic continuum that stretches back to the city’s Afro-Cuban roots, through its common ancestry with the Afrobeat of Fela Kuti and the Fire Music of Pharoah Sanders and John Coltrane, and forward to cutting-edge artists with whom the PHJB have shared festival stages from Coachella to Newport, including legends like Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello and the Grateful Dead and modern giants like Beck, The Foo Fighters, My Morning Jacket, and the Black Keys.

    Admission: Gold Circle $57, Orchestra/Front Loge $53, Rear Loge $47


     

  • Cassidy Hutchinson | Former Special Assistant to President Donald Trump & New York Times Bestselling Author
    Mar 27, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center Auditorium

    Cassidy Hutchinson is a former special assistant to President Donald Trump. She received national attention after being a key witness in the hearings led by the United States House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. In this moving and inspirational conversation, Cassidy delivers an unparalleled account of the biggest moments in the Trump White House and details how she risked everything to find her voice and get back on the right side of history.

    Born and raised in Pennington, New Jersey part of a working-class military family, Cassidy Hutchinson was the first in her immediate family to graduate from college. Despite having no ties to Washington, Hutchinson landed a vital position at the center of the Trump White House. Her life took a dramatic turn on January 6th, 2021, when she found herself in one of the most extraordinary and unprecedented calamities in modern political history. Faced with a choice between loyalty to the Trump administration or loyalty to the country, she stunned the nation when she bravely came forward to become the pivotal witness in the House January 6 investigations.

    Tickets: Gold Circle $35, Rear Orchestra/Front Loge $25, Rear Loge $20


     

  • Brian KM: Picture This - French Horn and Live Electronics
    Apr 03, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    WP New Music Series

    Brian KM: Picture This - French Horn and Live Electronics

    Neoclassical musician Brian KM pairs his electronic French horn genre with his own photography, videography and drawings, creating multi-sensory fantasy landscapes connecting to the world around. Nominated for the 2023 Melbourne FRINGE Festival's Best Music Category, "Picture This" is sure to delight audiences with a focus on storytelling, accessible music, and interdisciplinary nature.


     

  • Colin Hay Live!
    Apr 03, 2024 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Colin Hay first came to international fame with seminal ’80s hitmakers Men At Work. While the band would reach the heights of stardom—they took home a GRAMMY Award for Best New Artist and sold more than 30 million records worldwide on the strength of #1 singles like “Who Can It Be Now?” and “Down Under”—by 1985, they’d called it quits and gone their separate ways. Hay released his solo debut the following year and, over the course of the next three-and-a-half decades, went on to record twelve more critically acclaimed studio albums that would help establish him as one of his generation’s most hardworking and reliable craftsmen. Rolling Stone praised his “witty, hooky pop” tunes, while NPR’s World Café lauded his “distinctive voice.”.

    Hay’s performances are likewise buoyant and full of life, drawing on vintage pop charm, pub rock muscle, and folk sincerity to forge a sound that’s at once playful and profound, clever and compassionate, whimsical and earnest. Over the course of his remarkable solo career, Hay developed a reputation as a gifted raconteur with serious comedy chops, and his frequent appearances at LA’s Largo club helped garner him a legion of fans in the entertainment world. Among them was actor/director Zach Braff, who called Hay’s mix of heartfelt songwriting and hilarious storytelling “one of the most amazing things I had ever seen.” Braff would go on to feature Hay’s music prominently in the GRAMMY-winning soundtrack for Garden State and invite him to appear as himself on the hit series Scrubs, which helped introduce his music to a whole new generation of listeners.

    On top of his rigorous schedule as a solo artist, Hay has also managed to tour the world several times over with Ringo Starr & His All–Star Band, release an audiobook of Aesop’s Fables, star in the award-winning documentary Waiting For My Real Life, and even provide the voice for Fergus Flamingo in Disney’s The Wild.

    His latest project born out of the pandemic, Now And The Evermore, was released in 2022. This extraordinary solo album faces down struggle, lose, and mortality with grit and wit. Who knows what happens when we die? Perhaps our consciousness lingers on long after we leave our bodies. Perhaps the curtains simply close and the show ends for good. Regardless, Now And The Evermore reminds us that we’re all alive right here, right now. For Colin Hay, that’s plenty to smile about.

    Admission: Gold Circle $85, Orchestra/Front Loge $65, Rear Loge $50


     

  • WP Music Song Evening - French-language art songs and arias
    Apr 04, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    WP Voice students and pianists perform French-language songs and arias, with pianists Matthieu Cognet, Hannah Comia, and June Marano-Murray.

    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    FREE


     

  • Keiko Matsui
    Apr 06, 2024 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    The internationally acclaimed pianist, composer and humanitarian, Keiko Matsui, has worked with everyone from Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Bob James, and Hugh Masekela. There is a reason why the stunning, soft-spoken, and petite powerhouse with such a commanding presence at the piano has amassed a devout following through the years. “When I tour around the world and witness how my music cuts through our differences and connects everyone, it makes me feel euphoric!” exclaims Keiko. Keiko harnesses this joy on her anticipated new and 30th recording Euphoria(Shanachie Entertainment). She enlists an all-star contingency of special guests including vocalist, and daughter of Donny Hathaway, Lalah Hathaway, trumpeter Randy Brecker, guitarist Mike Stern, saxophonist Kirk Whalum, vibist Joel Ross, harmonica player Grégoire Maret and pianist/arranger John Beasley. Keiko is also joined by her touring band, bassist Rico Belled, guitarist JP Mourao and drummer Jimmy Branly, who she credits for making the rigors of touring bearable. Euphoria promises to be a watershed moment for Keiko as she has poured her heart and soul into this project and the result is an utterly inspiring and epic statement.  Keiko declares, “At the core of this album is beauty, strength, energy, love, and hope. These are all the things in life that we need to move forward on a new path.  This music is dedicated to a new era.”

     She recalls, “I unconsciously receive inspiration from the things around me, like people I meet while traveling, events happening in the world, the news or the movies,” explains the pianist. A master storyteller, Keiko Matsui crafts passionate, emotive, and timeless anthems colored with rich harmonies and global rhythms. From tender love songs to reggae-tinged and soul-stirring tracks to stunning melodies and cascading piano, Keiko Matsui’s draws from many influences and appeals to fans from all backgrounds.

     Her music was prominently featured in Say It, Fight It, Cure It, a Lifetime special profiling several courageous women battling breast cancer. Her 1998 album release Full Moon And The Shrine was accompanied by the acclaimed PBS-TV special Keiko Matsui: Light Above The Trees.
    Keiko Matsui’s CD Deep Blue (2001) topped Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz charts for three consecutive weeks. She is the first Japanese artist to achieve this honor. 

     Keiko who masters the delicate balance between career and motherhood (she has two daughters) feels an urgency to leave the world a better place for future generations. “I want to make a positive impact for children in this generation and the future.  Keiko succeeds in conjuring a harmonious affair on Euphoria. As a humanitarian, Keiko strongly supports causes that resonate with her. She dedicates her music to show gratitude and give back. In 2004 the title track of Keiko’s Wildflower was used to support the United Nations World Food Programme’s efforts in Africa. Keiko has also collaborated with Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches (A3M) in numerous charity concerts. In addition, proceeds from her 2001 mini-CD, A Gift of Life, went to The National Donor Program and Marrow Foundation in support of A3M. 

     The highly sought-after pianist continues to solidify her place as one of the most significant and thrilling pianists in contemporary jazz. Keiko concludes, “During the past few years, I have witnessed the loss of life and seen people's sadness and it has been really painful, but it has helped to remind me of the precious gift of time and the importance of gratitude for what I have now,” confides Keiko.” “Euphoria is my gift to my fans around the world.”

    Admission: Gold Circle $60, Orchestra/Front Loge $53, Rear Loge $47 


     

  • Saxophonist Alexa Tarrantino
    Apr 07, 2024 @ 3:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center Auditorium

    Alto/soprano saxophonist Alexa Tarrantino is rapidly establishing herself as one of the most respected young saxophonists on the scene today, and is the newest member of the award-winning super-group ARTEMIS. Originally from Hartford, she earned degrees from Eastman and Juilliard, and went on to be a member first with DIVA Jazz Orchestra, then since that time has performed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and Cecile McLorine Salvant.  Her solo albums have become best-sellers, most recently featuring drummer Ulysses Owens and pianist Christian Sands, and she was nominated as a “Rising Star” in several recent Down Beat Magazine’s Critics Polls.  Her positive energy as a leader, composer, educator and performer will be evident in this performance. 

    Admission: Public $15 • WP community and senior citizens $12 • Non-William Paterson students $8 • WP students admitted free with ID (1 ticket per student) at Box Office on day of show.
    Tickets are an additional $5 on show day.


     

  • Trumpeter Peter Nater with the WP Latin Jazz Ensemble
    Apr 14, 2024 @ 3:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center Auditorium

    Peter Nater is one of the most in-demand trumpeters on the Latin jazz scene today.  He has been a member and Grammy Award winner with the numerous ensembles, including many legends: Harlem Jazz Orchestra, Chico O’Farrill’s Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Ray Sepulveda, the Mambo Legends, the Bronx Horns, the Machito Orchestra, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Ruben Blades, and Marc Anthony.  This concert brings his high energy sound in collaboration with the William Paterson Latin Jazz Ensemble, led for over four decades by Chico Mendoza.  Every concert by this ensemble is an exciting event, but this one promises to be a special one because of Peter Nater’s long collaborations with a virtual who’s-who of Latin Jazz.

    Admission: Public $15 • WP community and senior citizens $12 • Non-William Paterson students $8 • WP students admitted free with ID (1 ticket per student) at Box Office on day of show.
    Tickets are an additional $5 on show day.


     

  • WP Music Department Spring Show: Purcell's Dido and Aeneas & A British Musical Theatre Review
    Apr 18, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Auditorium

    Christopher Herbert, producer & stage director

    Hannah Comia, music director

    James Miles, dramatic consultant

    Emily Wynne, assistant stage director

    President Richard Helldobler, guest choreographer

    Experience the enchanting fusion of Purcell's 1689 opera Dido and Aeneas and a captivating British Musical Theatre Review at the WP Music Department Spring Show. Helmed by producer/director Christopher Herbert and music director Hannah Comia, watch this mesmerizing performance, with guest choreography by WP President Richard Helldobler, unfolds in the intimate setting of Hunziker Black Box Theatre.

    General Admission: $20.00 Public, $10.00 Senior Citizens, and WP students and employees

    Additional Performances:
    April 19, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
    April 20, 2024 @ 7:30 PMApril 21, 2024 @ 3:00 PM


     

  • WP Music Department Spring Show: Purcell's Dido and Aeneas & A British Musical Theatre Review
    Apr 19, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Auditorium

    Christopher Herbert, producer & stage director

    Hannah Comia, music director

    James Miles, dramatic consultant

    Emily Wynne, assistant stage director

    President Richard Helldobler, guest choreographer

    Experience the enchanting fusion of Purcell's 1689 opera Dido and Aeneas and a captivating British Musical Theatre Review at the WP Music Department Spring Show. Helmed by producer/director Christopher Herbert and music director Hannah Comia, watch this mesmerizing performance, with guest choreography by WP President Richard Helldobler, unfolds in the intimate setting of Hunziker Black Box Theatre.

    General Admission: $20.00 Public, $10.00 Senior Citizens, and WP students and employees

    Additional Performances:
    April 18, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
    April 20, 2024 @ 7:30 PMApril 21, 2024 @ 3:00 PM


     

  • Golden Oldies Extravaganza
    Apr 19, 2024 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    A Golden Oldies Extravaganza featuring Bobby Wilson, The Duprees, The Vogues, The Drifters, Dennis Tufano of the Buckinghams, Bob Miranda and The Happenings, The 1910 Fruit Gum Company, and The Chiclettes 

    Hosted by Vinnie Medugno of Music Radio 77 WABC 

    Come see your favorite acts as they perform their greatest hits backed by the famous Coda Band. 

    Tickets: Orchestra $79, Loge $69 


     

  • WP Music Department Spring Show: Purcell's Dido and Aeneas & A British Musical Theatre Review
    Apr 20, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Auditorium

    Christopher Herbert, producer & stage director

    Hannah Comia, music director

    James Miles, dramatic consultant

    Emily Wynne, assistant stage director

    President Richard Helldobler, guest choreographer

    Experience the enchanting fusion of Purcell's 1689 opera Dido and Aeneas and a captivating British Musical Theatre Review at the WP Music Department Spring Show. Helmed by producer/director Christopher Herbert and music director Hannah Comia, watch this mesmerizing performance, with guest choreography by WP President Richard Helldobler, unfolds in the intimate setting of Hunziker Black Box Theatre.

    General Admission: $20.00 Public, $10.00 Senior Citizens, and WP students and employees

    Additional Performances:
    April 18, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
    April 19, 2024 @ 7:30 PMApril 21, 2024 @ 3:00 PM


     

  • WP Music Department Spring Show: Purcell's Dido and Aeneas & A British Musical Theatre Review
    Apr 21, 2024 @ 3:00 PM
    Location: Shea Auditorium

    Christopher Herbert, producer & stage director

    Hannah Comia, music director

    James Miles, dramatic consultant

    Emily Wynne, assistant stage director

    President Richard Helldobler, guest choreographer

    Experience the enchanting fusion of Purcell's 1689 opera Dido and Aeneas and a captivating British Musical Theatre Review at the WP Music Department Spring Show. Helmed by producer/director Christopher Herbert and music director Hannah Comia, watch this mesmerizing performance, with guest choreography by WP President Richard Helldobler, unfolds in the intimate setting of Hunziker Black Box Theatre.

    General Admission: $20.00 Public, $10.00 Senior Citizens, and WP students and employees

    Additional Performances:
    April 18, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
    April 19, 2024 @ 7:30 PMApril 20, 2024 @ 3:00 PM


     

  • WP Percussion Ensemble
    Apr 22, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Auditorium

    New and classic works for percussion


     

  • Coreyah
    Apr 23, 2024 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Auditorium

    Coreyah is a psychedelic Korean folk music group whose six members integrate traditional Korean instruments, vocals, guitar, and percussion. Since their 2010 debut, Coreyah has pioneered a new style of Korean music that blends genres of contemporary ethnic and popular sounds while still maintaining the distinctive characteristics of traditional Korean instruments. The group’s unique freewheeling, polystylistic vision combines a variety of influences, including Anglo-American rock, Balkan gypsy, and genres from South America and Africa. 

    Coreyah has captivated audiences worldwide, touring over 50 cities in 34 countries, while continuing to enchant listeners both domestically and internationally. Their latest milestone, the 4th album titled 'Clap & Applause,' commemorates their 10th anniversary with a dance-inducing, innovative approach to Korean world music.

    This album harmoniously weaves Korean traditional rhythms with toe-tapping and hand-clapping dance beats, showcasing the soulful melodies of the daegeum flute, the electrifying tones of the geomungo zither, and the dynamic pulse of the janggu hourglass drum. It represents their ongoing dedication to infuse pop elements into traditional music, characterized by a bold, youthful style, heartfelt lyrics, and a captivatingly psychedelic sound.

    The name Coreyah is a Sino-Korean homonym that embodies the concept of inheriting the past. In Korean, it also signifies 'whale,' serving as the group’s totem animal and a symbol of good luck.

    Band Members: Kim Dongkun (daegeum, sogeum, tungso), Ham Boyoung (vocal), Jeong Jun Kyu (percussion, Chulhyungeum), Kyungyi (percussion), Kim Yerim (geomungo), and Choi Jong Min (guitar). 

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    This event is supported by the Mid Atlantic Arts, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Performing Arts Global Exchange (PAGE) grant program.


     

  • Wingspan: Reunion Concert
    Apr 28, 2024 @ 3:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center Auditorium

    This important event brings together again the members of the landmark, critically acclaimed Wingspan sextet that was led by the late great pianist Mulgrew Miller.  This band was perhaps Miller’s great “voice,” in terms of the showcase of his compositions, and his long collaboration with the world-renowned players appearing on this concert.  Wingspan was called “dependably hard-charging” by The New Yorker, and that energy is apparent in all their performances.  The ensemble has previously come together at Jazz at Lincoln Center with great critical acclaim, and this concert also promises to be thrilling.  Reuniting will be vibraphonist Steve Nelson, trumpeter Duane Eubanks, saxophonist Steve Wilson, bassist Nat Reeves, and drummer Carl Allen.  Pianist Danny Grissett will perform as the group’s pianist. 

    Admission: Public $15 • WP community and senior citizens $12 • Non-William Paterson students $8 • WP students admitted free with ID (1 ticket per student) at Box Office on day of show. Tickets are an additional $5 on show day.


     

  • WP Choirs Concert
    May 03, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
    Location:

    WP Concert Choir and WP Chamber Choir


     

  • Martin Wind All-Star Quartet, with Scott Robinson, Jim McNeely, and Matt Wilson
    May 05, 2024 @ 3:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center Auditorium

    This all-star foursome brings worlds of experience to our stage.  Multi-instrumentalist Scott Robinson is a true virtuoso on everything from all saxophones, to trumpet and cornet, to such unusual creatures as the Theremin.  Pianist Jim McNeely spent many years with Stan Getz, and as a member of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra; he is one of the most influential arrangers today, and conducts worldwide.  Bassist Martin Wind is a busy jazz musician, has appeared on numerous movie soundtracks, and was one of the three finalists in the Thelonious Monk Bass Competition. Drummer Matt Wilson is an inventive and often humorous composer and bandleader, a virtuosic drummer, and appears in a wide variety of musical surroundings.  Together, these four create a blend of their commanding playing and their wonderful compositions that will close the Jazz Room Series out with a memorable musical event. 

    Admission: Public $15 • WP community and senior citizens $12 • Non-William Paterson students $8 • WP students admitted free with ID (1 ticket per student) at Box Office on day of show. Tickets are an additional $5 on show day.


     

  • WP New Music Ensemble
    May 06, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    WP New Music Series

    WP New Music Ensemble

    The WP New Music Ensemble and faculty present compositions of faculty, students and alumni, celebrating the long-standing new music tradition at William Paterson University.


     

  • Piano Night: Romanticism and the 20th Century
    May 08, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    WP Pianists present compositions of the Romantic and early 20th Century, featuring compositions of Margaret Bonds, Lili Boulanger, Cécile Chaminade, as well as repertory favorites of Brahms, Chopin, Liszt and more.


     

  • Yellow Brick Road. A Tribute to Elton John
    May 11, 2024 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    There is no other performer who looks and sounds so much like Elton John, nor any tribute act that provides the experience of being at an Elton John concert the way Gerald Brann and Yellow Brick Road do. Brann not only bears an uncanny resemblance to the international superstar - complete with gap-toothed smile and many of his mannerisms - but he recreates Elton John’s vocals and playing to a tee. Brann captures the essence of the piano man donning replica costumes and Elton’s trademark sunglasses. A trained jazz pianist, Brann has been a lifelong Elton John fan, and his admiration and love for the music comes shining through as he performs one hit after another with remarkable likeness to the pop icon. The band evokes audience participation throughout the show - whether singing along to “Rocket Man” and “Your Song,” swaying to “Candle in the Wind,” or hopping and bopping to “Crocodile Rock.” This is more than a tribute; this is a recreation of one of the most loved formers of any generation, Elton John.

    Admission: Gold Circle $45, Orc/Front loge $40, Rear Loge $35. Senior citizens, WP student/employee and group discounts are available by calling or visiting the box office.


     

  • Daniela Darcourt - Atrevida Y Teatral
    May 18, 2024 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Emerging Superstar and Latin Grammy Award nominee Daniela Darcourt comes to Wayne, NJ for her Shea Center Debut.

    Reserved Seating: Gold Circle $99 . Rear Orchestra $89 . Front Loge $89. Rear Loge $79

    Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. There is an additional $5 charge PER TICKET if purchased at the box office on the evening of the show.

    This performance is being sold to full capacity. Please take your personal comfort level into consideration prior to purchasing tickets.