University Theatre, in conjunction with Food for Thought presents They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! by Dario Fo
Translated by Jon Laskin and Michael Aquilante Directed by Samantha Tella
A new translation of Italian playwright/activist Dario Fo’s classic play about working-class citizens rebelling against the high price of food. Two friends become part of a supermarket frenzy, leading to hilarious circumstances, with a message of equality for all.
Admission: General Public $15 • WP community and senior citizens $10 This production performs March 22-25, 2018 Thursday-Saturday at 7:00pm • Saturday also at 2:00pm • Sunday at 3:00pm
Four prominent writers, including a former NY Times columnist, and the current restaurant editor of Food & Wine Magazine, discuss how food writers help shape what we eat. This panel discussion offers a fascinating look at food trends, celebrity chefs, and the foodie nation.
WP Wind Ensemble Conducted by Dr. J. Craig Davis
Music selections include the works of John Mackey, Guy Wolfenden, Percy Grainger, and Jan Van der Roost.
Come hear our annual Composer-In-Residence Day concert.
The 6th Annual Composers Day concert will feature music by WP composers and Edgard Varése.
Members of the environmental/art and design collective SPURSE, authors of Eat Your Sidewalk, discuss food and the environment with Peter Hoffman, chef/owner of the former NYC farm-to-table restaurant Savoy. SPURSE will offer tastes of foraged foods during lecture.
Five time Grammy Award winning musician Victor Wooten has been called the most influential bassist since Jaco Pastorius. Wooten was named Bass Player of the Year three times in a row by Bass Player magazine and the first person to win the award more than once. In 2011, he was ranked #10 in the “Top Ten Bassists of All Time” by Rolling Stone. He is a master innovator of the bass guitar, gifted composer, arranger, producer, vocalist, multi instrumentalist and founding member of Béla Fleck & The Flecktones. His legendary live shows continues the tradition of funkified virtuosity forged by James Brown, Funkadelic and Prince.
Admission: $10.00 School Reservations*
This performance is only open to WP students and local schools. For $10 school reservations, please call 973.720.3178.
Admission: Orchestra $35.00 • Loge $30.00
The WP Music Department presents I Want My '80s: The Best of MTV's Ladies Special performance by Taylor Dayne with guest appearances by Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of Run DMC and Chris Butler of The Waitresses Hosted by original MTV VJ Mark Goodman and Sirius XM's Lori Majewski
This music scholarship fundraising concert will rock the Shea Center with a headline performance by platinum artist Taylor Dayne, who scored seven Top 10 hits from 1988-1990, including “Tell It To My Heart,” “I’ll Always Love You,” and the #1 hit, “Love Will Lead You Back." Led by Grammy Award-winning music director and WP alumnus Rob Fusari, the William Paterson student tribute band, Sweet Dreams, will perform the work of the best female artists of the early-MTV era with special guests Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of Run DMC and Chris Butler of The Waitresses joining them on stage to recreate their group's biggest hits. Join us in support of WP music scholarships and in celebration of the best '80s music. Special video appearance by Martin Fry of the pop band ABC.
All proceeds benefit WP music scholarships.
Admission: $25 General Public • $20 William Paterson faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens • $10 Non-WP students • WP Students admitted free with ID
For Americana godfather David Bromberg, it’s all about the blues! His incredible musical journey spans over 50 years, and includes adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son. A musician’s musician, Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and multiple styles is legendary, leading Dr. John to declare him an American icon.
Admission: Gold Circle $50.00 • Orchestra/Front Loge $45.00 • Rear Loge $40.00
Grammy-nominated Philadelphia-based organist Joey DeFrancesco has been a fixture on the jazz scene since his discovery by Miles Davis in the 1980s. He has recorded more than 30 albums since his 16-year-old debut on Columbia Records, and has played internationally with such luminaries as Arturo Sandoval, Larry Coryell, Frank Wess, John McLuaghlin, Elvin Jones, George Benson, Pat Martino, John Scofield, and many others. DeFrancesco’s swinging Philly exuberance will shine during this concert with his own working band – and as a bonus, his top-level trumpet playing will be showcased as well!
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. Free to all ticket holders. Audience members have a chance to meet and interact with that day’s artist in a question-answer format.
Enjoy an evening of chamber music as the ensembles perform the works of Nelhybel, Frackenpohl, Bach, Ewald, Susato, Gabrielli, and Gershwin.
WP Opera presents Dido and Aeneas Conducted by Lois Buesser Directed by WP music professor Christopher Herbert
This is a fully staged production of Purcell's masterpiece about love and war, with baroque period string quartet and harpsichord.
Admission: General Public $15 • WP community and senior citizens $10 There is an additional performance of this event at 8:00pm on April 14, 2018.
Food for Thought Series presents The Long Island Vegetable Orchestra
The Long Island Vegetable Orchestra performs with freshly prepared instruments made out of vegetables like a saxophone-soundalike “cucumberphone”, pumpkin bass drums struck with lemon grass, various carrot flutes, Butternut Squashes that carry the sound of brass instruments, and other really cool inventions. Kids will never look at their vegetables the same way!
Pre-show creative activities begin at 1:15 p.m. Appropriate for all ages
Admission: $15 Adults • $12 Children
The Long Island Vegetable Orchestra
Admission: General Public $15 • WP community and senior citizens $10 There is an additional performance of this event at 8:00pm on April 13, 2018.
William Paterson jazz alumnus, drummer Mark Guiliana has become one of the leaders among modern drummers, bridging styles between jazz, swing, funk and hiphop with his tremendous technique and command. Guiliana was already a well-known member of the young jazz community, and his career skyrocketed when he was a member of the trio that backed the legendary David Bowie on Bowie’s final album. Guiliana continues our 40th anniversary alumni celebration as he brings his working jazz quartet to our stage, performing his own compositions and inspiring our students.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the impending storm for 3/21/18, this event has been re-scheduled to MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018 at 12:30pm in UC 211. Please hold onto your tickets, as they will be honored for the new date. For more information, please call the box office at 973-720-2371. Thank you. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
How can we help displaced people, newly arrived in a completely alien country find their way?
Syria Supper Club was created to do just that. American hosts open their homes, Syrians cook food from their culture and then sit to enjoy the feast with a table full of guests. Now in its second year Syria Supper Club has created a myriad of connections between long-established Americans and their newest neighbors. From a warm welcome to cultural exchange, breaking bread is the mightiest of bridge builders.
Admission: $10 Syrian Lunch
Syria Supper Club
University Theatre presents My Wonderful Day by Alan Ayckbourn Directed by WP professor Jerry Beal
Nine-year-old Winnie has to write an essay describing everything that happened to her. As she sits in her house and observes the goings on around her, the essay becomes considerably more than anything she had expected. The mastery of Alan Ayckbourn’s craft is shown in another extraordinary blend of comedy and pathos that dissects contemporary English life.
Admission: General Public $15 • WP community and senior citizens $10 The productions performs April 19-22, 2018Thursday-Saturday at 7:00pm • Friday also at 11:00 am • Saturday also at 2:00pm • Sunday at 3:00pm
Film and Discussion
Does environmental sustainability mean it’s okay to poach, hunt and forage? Celebrity chef, food writer and environmentalist, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, tackles these sometimes-controversial issues. A post-film discussion on the ethics and importance of hunting will be led by Iain Kerr, co-founder of SPURSE, which has been at the forefront of ecological research, experimental design, and innovation leadership.
Concert features the music of Edgard Varése, Charles Wuorinen and others.
Music selections by Peter Jarvis, David Gillingham, Howard Hanson, and Alfred Reed.
Featuring Stars from Blockbuster Broadway Musicals
Broadway Backstage! is one of the most unique and satisfying theatrical experiences available for contemporary audiences of today. From their starring roles in Broadway’s most popular musicals such as Chicago, Wicked, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, Evita, and Jesus Christ Superstar, six Broadway stars belt out the tunes that they sing for thousands every night on the Great White Way! Hear their backstage gossip, on-stage mishaps, 'big break' moments, and other insider stories - while enjoying songs from your favorite Broadway shows!
Admission: $48.00 Gold Circle • $45.00 Rear Orchestra/Front Loge • $42.00 Rear Loge?
Award-winning vocalist Alexis Cole is at the heart of today’s New York jazz vocal and cabaret scene. After graduating from William Paterson in the mid-90s, she became a member and featured vocal soloist with the remarkable jazz big band ensemble at West Point Academy. Today, she has moved on to establish a major reputation as a virtuoso vocalist, in command of a wide array of repertoire and always in touch with the jazz traditions. Today’s backing trio also consists of fellow William Paterson alumni, including two recent arranging master’s degree recipients, pianist/musical director Scott Arcangel, and drummer Joe Spinelli.
The WP Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Women’s Chorus, and Men’s Chorus will perform the music of Brahms and Schubert, in addition to contemporary choral literature. WP alumna and horn player Erika Arango will perform as guest artist on this concert.
In this comedic competition, WP students take suggestions from the audience and create improvisations, vying against each other for the highest score.
For information please contact WP professor Elizabeth Stroppel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come laugh with us as WP students perform comedy sketches written and developed in the format of Saturday Night Live!
Join us as WP students take their final exam for Stand-up I by performing their sets live at Gotham Comedy Club in NYC!
Please call Gotham Comedy Club at 212-367-9000 for reservations. Ask for William Paterson Comedy Performance.
James D’Amico Productions presents Battle of the Brits: The Concert That Never Was Featuring Classic Stones Live and The Cast of Beatlemania
It has been a hotly debated topic for fifty years: which group captured the hearts of more fans – The Beatles or The Stones? Experience the music that shaped a generation as the super tribute groups the cast of Beatlemania and Classic Stones Live square off for a Battle Royale!
Admission: $40 Orchestra • $35 Loge
James D'Amico Productions
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470