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  • WP Voice presents
    The Fantasticks

    Sep 06, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    WP Voice presents
    THE FANTASTICKS
    the world’s longest-running musical
    Music by Harvey Schmidt
    Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones

    Directed by Phillip Sprayberry
    Musical Direction by Warren Helms
    Choreography by Samara Grossman

    THE FANTASTICKS is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”

    Admission: $15 for adults • $10 for senior citizens and WP faculty and staff • $5 for students

    Performances:
    Fri. 9/6/19 @ 5:00pm
    Sat. 9/7/19 @ 7:30pm
    Sun. 9/8/19 @ 2:00pm
    Wed. 9/11/19 @ 5:00pm
    Fri. 9/13/19 @ 7:30pm
    Sat. 9/14/19 @ 2:00pm


     

  • WP Voice presents
    The Fantasticks

    Sep 07, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    WP Voice presents
    THE FANTASTICKS
    the world’s longest-running musical
    Music by Harvey Schmidt
    Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones

    Directed by Phillip Sprayberry
    Musical Direction by Warren Helms
    Choreography by Samara Grossman

    THE FANTASTICKS is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”

    Admission: $15 for adults • $10 for senior citizens and WP faculty and staff • $5 for students

    Performances:
    Fri. 9/6/19 @ 5:00pm
    Sat. 9/7/19 @ 7:30pm
    Sun. 9/8/19 @ 2:00pm
    Wed. 9/11/19 @ 5:00pm
    Fri. 9/13/19 @ 7:30pm
    Sat. 9/14/19 @ 2:00pm


     

  • WP Voice presents
    The Fantasticks

    Sep 08, 2019 @ 2:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    WP Voice presents
    THE FANTASTICKS
    the world’s longest-running musical
    Music by Harvey Schmidt
    Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones

    Directed by Phillip Sprayberry
    Musical Direction by Warren Helms
    Choreography by Samara Grossman

    THE FANTASTICKS is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”

    Performances:
    Fri. 9/6/19 @ 5:00pm
    Sat. 9/7/19 @ 7:30pm
    Sun. 9/8/19 @ 2:00pm
    Wed. 9/11/19 @ 5:00pm
    Fri. 9/13/19 @ 7:30pm
    Sat. 9/14/19 @ 2:00pm


     

  • WP Voice presents
    The Fantasticks

    Sep 11, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    WP Voice presents
    THE FANTASTICKS
    the world’s longest-running musical
    Music by Harvey Schmidt
    Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones

    Directed by Phillip Sprayberry
    Musical Direction by Warren Helms
    Choreography by Samara Grossman

    THE FANTASTICKS is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”

    Performances:
    Fri. 9/6/19 @ 5:00pm
    Sat. 9/7/19 @ 7:30pm
    Sun. 9/8/19 @ 2:00pm
    Wed. 9/11/19 @ 5:00pm
    Fri. 9/13/19 @ 7:30pm
    Sat. 9/14/19 @ 2:00pm


     

  • WP Midday Concert Series presents
    Iktus Duo

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

    Iktus Duo (flute and percussion) is an ensemble based in New York City that specializes in commissioning, promotion, and educational outreach of new music.

    Admission:  Free!

    Iktus Duo


     

  • WP Voice presents
    The Fantasticks

    Sep 13, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    WP Voice presents
    THE FANTASTICKS
    the world’s longest-running musical
    Music by Harvey Schmidt
    Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones

    Directed by Phillip Sprayberry
    Musical Direction by Warren Helms
    Choreography by Samara Grossman

    THE FANTASTICKS is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”

    Performances:
    Fri. 9/6/19 @ 5:00pm
    Sat. 9/7/19 @ 7:30pm
    Sun. 9/8/19 @ 2:00pm
    Wed. 9/11/19 @ 5:00pm
    Fri. 9/13/19 @ 7:30pm
    Sat. 9/14/19 @ 2:00pm


     

  • WP Voice presents
    The Fantasticks

    Sep 14, 2019 @ 2:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    WP Voice presents
    THE FANTASTICKS
    the world’s longest-running musical
    Music by Harvey Schmidt
    Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones

    Directed by Phillip Sprayberry
    Musical Direction by Warren Helms
    Choreography by Samara Grossman

    THE FANTASTICKS is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”

    Performances:
    Fri. 9/6/19 @ 5:00pm
    Sat. 9/7/19 @ 7:30pm
    Sun. 9/8/19 @ 2:00pm
    Wed. 9/11/19 @ 5:00pm
    Fri. 9/13/19 @ 7:30pm
    Sat. 9/14/19 @ 2:00pm


     

  • WP New Music Series
    WP Faculty Concert featuring Payton MacDonald

    Sep 16, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    This concert features WP music faculty Payton MacDonald performing new and classic marimba repertoire.

    Admission:  Free!

    Payton MacDonald


     

  • WP New Music Series
    World Renowned Collide-O-Scope Music

    Sep 23, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    This program features music by Alban Berg, Milton Babbitt, John Link, Sean Shepard and Iannis Xenakis.

    Admission:  Free!

    Collide-O-Scope Music


     

  • WP Midday Concert Series
    Big Beat

    Sep 26, 2019 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Big Beat is a 19-piece big band that was formed with one purpose - to make music that sounds good and feels good. The band is co-led by four WP jazz alumni arrangers: trombonist Caleb Rumley, bassist Charlie Dougherty, keyboardist Ryan Tomski, and saxophonist Phil Engsberg, plus eleven other WP alumni. With lead vocalist and WP alumnus Allison McKenzie singing jazz, R&B, and soul, they create a fresh big band sound. They have performed at numerous major New York area jazz venues including The Knitting Factory, Langosta Lounge, and WP’s Summer Jazz Room series. Guest artist collaborations include vocalists Karryn Allison and Vanessa Rubin, guitarist Peter Bernstein, saxophonist and WP faculty member Rich Perry, trumpeters Duane Eubanks and Freddie Hendrix, and the Shady Street Show Band.

    Admission:  Free!

    Big Beat


     

  • WP Voice presents
    Vocal Recital
    Christopher Dylan Herbert, baritone • Rachel Schutz, soprano • Timothy Long, piano

    Sep 30, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    Christopher Dylan Herbert, baritone
    Rachel Schutz, soprano
    Timothy Long, piano

    The program will explore music from the first half of the 20th century including Poulenc’s La courte paille, and selections of songs by Erich Korngold and Florence Price, as well as more contemporary music by composers such as Isabelle Aboulker, John Metcalf, Chris DeBlasio, and Jeff Blumenkranz. Despite being “modern,” the program will explore a number of styles and approaches to vocal writing, and will be a great opportunity to hear some engaging and lesser-known works.

    Admission:  Free!

    Christopher Dylan Herbert
    Rachel Schutz
    Timothy Long


     

  • WP Midday Concert Series
    The Atlantic Chamber Players

    Oct 03, 2019 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    The Atlantic Chamber Players are comprised of Andrea Herr, Lisa Pike, Sarah Davol, Jim Noyes and Anna Keiserman.  As a quintet of experienced musicians, they will perform a mix of solo and group works by 20th century composers including Henry Brant and Michael Head.

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP Midday Concert Series
    Guitarist Paul Meyers

    Oct 10, 2019 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Paul Meyers has been a busy freelancer, sideman and bandleader in and around New York City, as well as a WP jazz adjunct faculty. He led his own quartet and recorded a CD featuring the great saxophonist/flutist Frank Wess, andtoured with two of the greatest jazz singers Jon Hendricks and Andy Bey. Meyers has performed and/or recorded with a list of jazz greats such as Harry Allen, Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Ray Drummond, Eddie Gomez, Wynton Marsalis, Bill Mays, Rufus Reid, Steve Wilson, and others. He is also very active player in New York's vibrant Brazilian jazz scene. Meyers leads his own Brazilian jazz group World on a String. He is also a member of Requite Trio. Hewas a member of the Terra Brasil, has performed with Tango-jazz pianist and composer Pablo Zeigler (Astor Piazzola's pianist). He has also worked with the great Paul Winter at his Winter Solstice concerts, featuring Winter with several great Brazilian singers.

    Admission:  Free!

    Paul Meyers


     

  • Jazz Room Series presents
    Trio da Paz

    Oct 13, 2019 @ 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Formed in 1986, this all-star trio includes the premiere performers guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist Nilson Matta, and drummer/percussionist Daduka da Fonseca.  They have made eight recordings, and their repertoire defines Brazilian jazz.  Veterans of annual summer residencies at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, they frequently appear in the world’s major venues.  Their combination of virtuoso jazz-based improvisations and fluid Brazilian groove creates a musical combination that is found nowhere else, and we are excited to welcome them to kick off the 2019-20 Jazz Room season.

    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.

    Trio da Paz at Allmusic.com


     

  • WP New Music Series
    WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles

    Oct 14, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP Midday Concert Series
    Pianist Charisse Baldoria

    Oct 17, 2019 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Philippine-born pianist Charisse Baldoria fuses Western pianism with her Southeast Asian and Hispanic heritage, and integrates various art forms into a concert experience. Prizewinner of international competitions, she has performed in five continents, establishing a career as a pianist with multidisciplinary interests. She has collaborated with dancers, visual artists, performance artists, and Hindustani classical performers. Her latest CD Gamelan on Pianofeatures music inspired by Southeast Asia and her CD Evocación features music inspired by flamenco and tango.  For this program, Baldoria will play Leopold Godowsky’s Java Suite for solo piano inspired by the virtuoso pianist-composer’s travels on the island of Java, Indonesia in the 1920s. It exploits the piano’s sonorities, utilizing polyphony and virtuoso technique to evoke the sounds of the gamelan (gong-chime ensemble) and Javanese life.

    Admission:  Free!

    Charisse Baldoria


     

  • WP Music presents
    Wind Ensemble

    Oct 17, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP Presents!
    The Linda Ronstadt Experience
    Starring American Idol finalist Tristan McIntosh

    Oct 19, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    American Idol finalist Tristan McIntosh creates a stunning portrayal of Linda Ronstadt in the prime of her career. Supported by a superb backing band, Tristan’s formidable vocal talent and stage presence will transport you to a time when Linda Ronstadt ruled the airwaves as one of the most popular female vocalists in music history.

    The Linda Ronstadt Experience is "The Premier Touring Tribute" showcasing the songs that Linda Ronstadt made famous. The show takes you on a musical journey of smash hits "You're No Good', "When will I Be Loved", "That'll Be The Day", "Blue Bayou" and many more. This repertoire spans from Linda's early days with The Stone Poneys, the 1970's where she helped forge the "Country-Rock Sound" with classic renditions of songs by The Eagles, Jackson Brown, Warren Zevon, and into the '80s where she bridged the "New Wave Sound" into huge hits with her chart-topping tenth album "Mad Love". Linda's explosive live shows also included material by The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Little Feet, and other contemporaries of the day. Come out and revel in the songs Linda Ronstadt brought to life so beautifully by the Linda Ronstadt Experience. Tristan McIntosh (2016 American Idol finalist) takes you on an emotional ride of purity, power, and heartbreak as she is soaring through these songs as though they live inside her. Be part of the experience, and follow Tristan McIntosh and The Linda Ronstadt Experience as they bring Linda Ronstadt's music into the 21st century!  

    Admission: Orchestra $25 • Loge $20

    The Linda Ronstadt Experience
    Tristan McIntosh


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

    Oct 22, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe
    Directed 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.


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

    Oct 23, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe
    Directed 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.


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

    Oct 24, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe
    Directed 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.


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

    Oct 25, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe
    Directed 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.


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

    Oct 26, 2019 @ 2:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe
    Directed 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.


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

    Oct 26, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe
    Directed 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.


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

    Oct 27, 2019 @ 3:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe
    Directed 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.


     

  • Jazz Room Series presents
    Vincent Herring / Eric Alexander Quintet

    Oct 27, 2019 @ 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    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 Herring
    Eric Alexander


     

  • The Doo Wop Project
    Nov 02, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    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 Loge
    Standard WP discounts apply

    The Doo Wop Project


     

  • WP Midday Concert Series
    New York Polyphony

    Nov 07, 2019 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    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.

    Admission:  Free!

    New York Polyphony


     

  • Jazz Room Series presents
    Carl Allen Quartet: The Art of Elvin

    Nov 10, 2019 @ 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    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.

    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.

    Carl Allen


     

  • WP Presents!
    The Lords of 52nd Street
    Legends of the Original Billy Joel Band

    Nov 16, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    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


     

  • Jazz Room Series presents
    New York Voices
    w/WP Jazz Orchestra dir. by David Demsey

    Nov 17, 2019 @ 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    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. 

    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.

    New York Voices


     

  • WP New Music Series
    WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles

    Nov 18, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The Electric Baby by Stefanie Zadravec

    Nov 19, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    The Electric Babyby Stefanie Zadravec
    Directed 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.

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

    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.


     

  • WP Presents Schooltime Performancbr> ArtsPower presents
    The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle

    Nov 20, 2019 @ 10:30 AM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    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 3
    Curriculum connections: Literature-Based, Musical, Values-Based

    Admission: $8

    ArtsPower


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The Electric Baby by Stefanie Zadravec

    Nov 20, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    The Electric Babyby Stefanie Zadravec
    Directed 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.

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

    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.


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The Electric Baby by Stefanie Zadravec

    Nov 21, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    The Electric Babyby Stefanie Zadravec
    Directed 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.

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

    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.


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The Electric Baby by Stefanie Zadravec

    Nov 22, 2019 @ 11:00 AM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    The Electric Babyby Stefanie Zadravec
    Directed 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.

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

    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.


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The Electric Baby by Stefanie Zadravec

    Nov 22, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    The Electric Babyby Stefanie Zadravec
    Directed 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.

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

    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.


     

  • WP Voice presents
    Opera Scenes

    Nov 22, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    WP opera students present scenes from various operatic works with piano, led by WP professors Christopher Dylan Herbert and Lois Buesser.

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The Electric Baby by Stefanie Zadravec

    Nov 23, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    The Electric Babyby Stefanie Zadravec
    Directed 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.

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

    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.


     

  • WP Voice presents
    Opera Scenes

    Nov 23, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    WP opera students present scenes from various operatic works with piano, led by WP professors Christopher Dylan Herbert and Lois Buesser.

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The Electric Baby by Stefanie Zadravec

    Nov 24, 2019 @ 3:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    The Electric Babyby Stefanie Zadravec
    Directed 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.

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

    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.


     

  • Jazz Room Series presents
    Daisy Castro – Violin Swing

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

    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.

    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.

    Daisy Castro


     

  • WP Voice Master Class
    Nov 25, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    WP Voice professors work with WP Voice students in a public master class focusing on vocal technique, arias, art songs, and stagecraft

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP Voice presents
    Song Evening

    Nov 26, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    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. 

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP Presents!
    Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

    Dec 02, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    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


     

  • WP Presents!
    35th Anniversary of Windham Hill’s Winter Solstice
    Featuring Will Ackerman, Barbara Higbie and Todd Boston
    With Cellist Mia Pixley

    Dec 04, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    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


     

  • WP Voice presents
    Winter Choral Concert

    Dec 06, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Wayne, NJ

    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.

    Admission: Free!


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    Stand-Up Show: Two

    Dec 07, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
    Location: Gotham Comedy Club, NYC

    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.


     

  • WP New Music Series
    WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles

    Dec 09, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP Music presents
    Wind Ensemble

    Dec 12, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The Sketch Comedy Show

    Dec 13, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hobart Hall, Martini Room

    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 stroppele@wpunj.edu.

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP Presents! & Bright Star Touring Theatre present
    Holidays Around the World

    Dec 14, 2019 @ 1:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    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


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    Stand-Up Show: One

    Dec 14, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
    Location: Gotham Comedy Club, NYC

    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!

    Please call Gotham Comedy Club at 212.367.9000 for reservations.


     

  • WP Presents!
    Blue Suede Christmas with Scot Bruce

    Dec 14, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    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 performs at Disneyland on a regular basis, and tours with the “Legends of Rock & Roll – Buddy, Roy & Elvis.”

    “The closest they can get to Elvis in the flesh is Scot Bruce!” – CNN    

    Admission: Orchestra $35 • Loge $30

    Blue Suede Christmas with Scot Bruce
    Scot Bruce


     

  • Jazz Room Series & WP Presents! present
    John Pizzarelli and Catherine Russell:
    Nat King Cole and The Ladies of Song

    Dec 15, 2019 @ 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    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 Pizzarelli
    Catherine Russell