The Wolves by Sarah DeLappeDirected by Elizabeth Stroppel
This fierce and humorous play is a portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls on an indoor soccer team. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team battle and bond over tough questions, striving to understand themselves and the world in which they live. DeLappe’s well-nominated play scores a goal with its portrayal of young women today.
Admission: General public $15 • WP students, employees, alumni and senior citizens $10
Performances:October 22-25, 7:00 p.m.October 26, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.October 27, 3:00 p.m.
The “saxophone battle” is a long tradition in jazz – this concert will be not so much a battle as an energized meeting of two great purveyors of the great post-bop tradition, both with deep William Paterson connections. Vincent Herring has been a member of the WP jazz faculty since 2006, profoundly affected by the great sound of Cannonball Adderley and a veteran of bands led by Lionel Hampton, Nat Adderley, Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Cedar Walton and many others. Eric Alexander is among the best-known alumni of the WP jazz program, is a mainstay in New York jazz clubs and in festivals worldwide, is an ongoing collaborator with his former teacher and mentor, pianist Harold Mabern, and has appeared on over 90 CDs as a guest artist. Both Herring and Alexander have a long list of recordings as individual leaders.
3:00 p.m. Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist Session in Shea Recital Hall 101
Admission: $15 General Public • $12 WP faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens • $8 non-William Paterson students Please note: $3 additional charge on show day per ticket WP students are admitted free with ID.
Vincent HerringEric Alexander
The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. In their epic shows DWP takes audiences on a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Seasons all the way to DooWopified versions of modern musicians like Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Maroon 5.
Featuring stars of Broadway’s hits Jersey Boys, Motown: The Musical, Chazz Palminteri's A Bronx Tale, and more, the Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate -- and in some cases entirely reimagine -- some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history.
Admission: $40 Gold Circle • $35 Rear Orchestra • $35 Loge • $32 Rear LogeStandard WP discounts apply
The Doo Wop Project
Praised for a “rich, natural sound that’s larger and more complex than the sum of its parts,” (National Public Radio) New York Polyphony is one of the foremost vocal chamber ensembles active today. The four men, “singers of superb musicianship and vocal allure,” (The New Yorker) give vibrant, modern voice to repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to cutting-edge compositions. Their dedication to innovative programming, as well as a focus on rare and rediscovered Renaissance and medieval works, has not only earned New York Polyphony two Grammy nominations and wide acclaim, but also helped to move early music into the classical mainstream.
New York Polyphony
Internationally respected drummer and WP alumnus returns to his alma mater in a tribute to two of his mentors, drum legends Art Blakey and Elvin Jones. Allen has already built a major career, having led his own bands and appeared with numerous influential jazz performers, beginning with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard a year before graduating from WP. He has also collaborated with Michael and Randy Brecker, Benny Golson, J.J. Johnson, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Cyrus Chestnut, Benny Green, Billy Childs and many others. His direct connection to Elvin Jones and to Blakey will be the inspiration for this powerful performance.
The Lords of 52nd Street, New York’s favorite band, perform their legendary hits that helped establish Billy Joel’s formidable sound and popular music career. From performing on “Turnstiles” to multiplatinum records such as “The Stranger,” “52nd Street,” “Glass Houses,” and “Songs in The Attic,” fans agree that The Lords’ live performances sound just like the original recordings with Billy Joel.
Featuring saxophonist Richie Cannata (who brought you the memorable solo on “New York State of Mind”), drummer Liberty Divetto and guitarist Russell Javors who can all be heard on each of Billy Joel’s 150 million sold records, these are the Lords of 52nd Street!
Admission: Orchestra $35 • Loge $30
The Lords of 52nd Street
The multi-talented New York Voices are one of today’s premiere jazz vocal groups, celebrating their 30th year, with styles ranging from doo-wop to swing to modern jazz. This exciting concert will feature the Voices foursome (Kim Nazarian, Darmon Meader, Lauren Kinhan and Peter Eldridge) in collaboration with the talented students of William Paterson’s 18-piece Jazz Orchestra, with exciting performances of NY Voices’ lead arranger Meader’s great arrangements of standards and big band hits.
New York Voices
The Electric Babyby Stefanie ZadravecDirected by Jerry Beal
When a young man is killed in a car accident, a group of fractured souls come together to care for a magical dying baby. Described as “a touching new drama” and “a mix of fun and surprise,” folk tales and folklore weave throughout this story of sad endings, strange beginnings and the unlikely people that get you from one place to the next.
Performances:November 19-23, 7:00 p.m.November 22, 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.November 24, 3:00 p.m.
Little Blue Engine dreams of someday leaving the train yard to pull the big cars on the main line track. But can she convince Big Silver that she is worthy of being a main line engine? ArtsPower’s dynamic, song-filled adventure portrays Watty Piper’s timeless tale about hard work, determination, and loyalty.
Appropriate for Grades Pre-K to 3Curriculum connections: Literature-Based, Musical, Values-Based
WP opera students present scenes from various operatic works with piano, led by WP professors Christopher Dylan Herbert and Lois Buesser.
The young violinist Daisy Castro has grown to become a major part of gypsy jazz music worldwide, including appearances at Django Reinhardt celebrations in New York, across the US and Europe. Daisy began violin studies in the usual way with Suzuki and school orchestras, but fell in love with gypsy jazz on a France visit with her parents. Her debut CD, Gypsy Moth was released at age 13, and she has been appearing on the world’s stages since then, appearing with violinist Mark O’Connor, guitarist Howard Alden, and many more. Her high-energy gypsy swing will certainly make a wonderful impression in her first Jazz Room performance.
WP Voice professors work with WP Voice students in a public master class focusing on vocal technique, arias, art songs, and stagecraft
WP voice students in their second, third, and fourth years of study present an evening of art songs focused on a specific theme. Professors Warren Helms and June Marano-Murray lead the evening from the piano.
This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, don’t miss your chance to ring in the holidays with this acclaimed Christmas extravaganza. The New York Times, “Hot Ticket!” Celebrate this cherished holiday tradition and relive the dream with Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. Get tickets for the whole family!
Admission: Front Orchestra $69 • Rear Orchestra $59 • Loge $59 • Rear Loge $49. For $175 Platinum and $110 Gold Premium ticket packages please call the Box Office at 973-720-2371
PLATINUM: Platinum Ticket buyers will receive a Premium Nutcracker ornament, a Moscow Ballet Book and a Meet and Greet opportunity with early seating afterward with each ticket purchased.
Platinum Ticket buyers MUST meet the Moscow Ballet representative 45 minutes prior to show time at the merchandise table to attend the Meet and Greet. If Platinum Ticket buyers arrive late, they forfeit the right to the Meet and Greet.
Moscow Ballet reserves the right to reschedule the time of the Meet and Greet in cases of Force Majeure, including but not limited to medical emergencies or other events outside the control of Moscow Ballet or the theater. In cases of a successfully rescheduled tour due to Force Majeure events, there will be no refunds.
Premium tickets are available for purchase until November 18, 2019.
GOLD PREMIUM: Gold Premium Ticket buyers will receive a Premium Nutcracker ornament and the official Moscow Ballet Book with each ticket purchased.
Purchasers should go to the merchandise table to retrieve their products.
Gold Premium tickets are available for purchase until November 18, 2019.
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
Celebrate the winter solstice and its warm traditions with a concert of original and traditional acoustic music drawn from the multi-platinum selling Winter Solstice series as well as their many solo releases. Windham Hill founder and Grammy-winning guitarist, Will Ackerman, Grammy-nominated singer, fiddler, pianist, songwriter Barbara Higbie, guitarist Todd Boston and cellist, Mia Pixley come together to lead a joyous holiday concert.
William Ackerman founded Windham Hill Records in Palo Alto in 1975. The label's audiophile recordings were a run-away success with critics and audiences alike. Musicians including Michael Hedges, George Winston, Will Ackerman, Alex de Grassi, Barbara Higbie and Darol Anger and their group Montreux, Liz Story, Mark Isham, and Tuck and Patty quickly became internationally recognized. The name "Windham Hill" became synonymous with the best in acoustic music in the 1980s and 90s. Windham Hill's 10 Winter Solstice compilation recordings, selling in the many millions, "changed people's conceptions of seasonal music" (John Diliberto, Echoes radio show host). The Winter Solstice Concerts bring the music of Windham Hill full circle, 40 years after it was originally conceived on the Stanford campus.
Admission: Orchestra $40 • Loge $35
Windham Hill's Winter Solstice
Windham Hill Records
Led by Dr. Lauren Fowler-Calisto, WP Concert Choir and Chamber Choir present a program featuring internationally renowned composer, Tarik O'Regan's Magnificat and Classic Winter Carols with Warren Helms, organist.
Enjoy the laughter as WP students from the advanced stand-up class take their final exam by performing live at New York City’s Gotham Comedy Club!
Please call Gotham Comedy Club at 212.367.9000 for reservations.
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 contact WP professor Elizabeth Stroppel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tis the season for hilarity! When the tour guides for Worldwide Tours get separated at holiday time, a worldwide adventure awaits. As they travel around the world in search of each other, these guides share what they learn about the season from a wide variety of places and cultures. Celebrate holidays from all over the globe – the Lohri Festival, St. Lucia Day, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and more!
Pre-show creative activities begin at 12:15 p.m.Appropriate for Grades K to 8
Admission: Adults $10 • Children $8
Bright Star Touring Theatre
Share in the laughter as WP students from the introduction stand-up class take their final exam by performing live at one of New York City’s premier comedy clubs!
Scot Bruce, recognized as the country’s preeminent Elvis performer, and his amazing rockin’ band, meticulously and respectfully recreate the high-energy musical and visual excitement of Elvis’ pre-Vegas career, right down to the vintage instruments and grease in the hair. This riveting and ROCKIN’ holiday tribute concert features the wonderful Christmas songs recorded by Elvis Presley - such as ‘Santa Bring My Baby Back,’ ‘Blue Christmas’, and more! A show guaranteed to have you ALL SHOOK UP!
Because of his uncanny resemblance to the young “King” (and his ability to sing, strum a guitar, and swivel his hips), Scot Bruce’s live show has taken him from his roots in the Pacific Northwest to across the U.S. and all over the world. As Elvis, he has appeared in music videos with Faith Hill and Sheryl Crow, and has been heard as the “Resident Elvis” on the highly rated “Mark and Brian” Los Angeles morning radio show. Recently, he had the honor of performing with the legendary Jordanaires (Elvis’ original backup singers). He also played Elvis in the recreation scenes from E! Entertainment Network’s True Hollywood Story: Elvis in Hollywood. He appeared at Disneyland in California on a regular basis.
“The closest they can get to Elvis in the flesh is Scot Bruce!” – CNN
Blue Suede Christmas with Scot BruceScot Bruce
With the inspiration that Nat King Cole’s TV show brought to the American public which included so many amazingly talented singers such as Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Carmen McRae and many others, John Pizzarelli and Catherine Russell pay homage to Nat King Cole and these iconic singers. This new show is timely for John Pizzarelli who recently released a Nat King Cole tribute album. He also shares a deep connection to William Paterson with his father and historic jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli. Catherine Russell returns by popular demand. Together, they bring Nat King Cole’s most memorable hits such as Route 66, Straighten Up and Fly Right, and Paper Moon along with the timeless works from Billie Holiday and the Ladies of Song.
Admission: $45 Orchestra • $40 Loge • $10 WP students**20% off for WP employees, alumni, and senior citizens by calling (973-720-2371) or visiting the box office in Shea Center lobby.
John PizzarelliCatherine Russell
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