Join Dorothy the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion as they come to life in an adaptation featuring the music of the MGM movie.
Admission: $12 Adults • $10 Children • $1 off Group discount for 10 or more tickets in the same order.
Graham Parker emerged from England’s vibrant mid-70s pub rock music scene, and was promptly tagged the quintessential angry young man. His musical style informed the likes of Elvis Costello and Joe Jackson, as well as earning raves from rock critics worldwide. His recordings with The Rumour are legendary, earning two spots in Rolling Stone’s “Top 100 Albums of All Time.”
Admission: General Public $15 • WP faculty, staff, alumni, and senior citizens $12 • Non-William Paterson students $8WP 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.
Gary SmulyanRalph Moore at All Music
WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles
Incognito by Nick PayneDirected by Jerry Beal
A pathologist steals the brain of Albert Einstein; a psychologist embarks on her first romance with another woman; a seizure patient forgets everything but how much he loves his girlfriend. INCOGNITO braids these mysterious stories into one breathtaking whole that asks whether memory and identity are nothing but illusions.
Admission: $15 General public • $10 WP students and employees and senior citizens
Performances:Wed.-Sat., April 15-18 at 7:00 p.m.Fri., April 17 also at 11:00 a.m.Sun., April 19 at 3:00 p.m.
Performances:Wed.-Sat., April 15-18 at 7:00 p.m.Fri., April 17 also at 11:00 a.m.Sat., April 18 also at 2:00 p.m.Sun., April 19 at 3:00 p.m.
Orpheus in the Underworldby Jacques OffenbachStage Direction by Nathaniel MerchantMusical Direction by Christopher HerbertChoreography by Angel Reed
First Act Teaser
WP Voice presents the classic underground hit first performed in Paris in 1858. This timeless comedy takes the Greek myth of Orpheus and turns it upside down, finishing with the famous can-can!
Admission: $10 General Public • $5 WP students and alumni
The eighteen-piece WP Jazz Orchestra meets the versatile vibraphonist Steve Nelson, who is a veteran of bassist Dave Holland’s acclaimed Quintet, and a longtime collaborator with the late Mulgrew Miller as a member of Miller’s Wingspan group. Nelson has also performed with Kenny Barron, David “Fathead” Newman, Johnny Griffin and Jackie McLean. A bachelors and masters graduate of Rutgers University, Nelson has also been on the Princeton faculty. Along with Nelson’s interpretations of jazz classics and standards, this concert will feature masters student arrangements of Nelson’s compositions written especially for this concert.
Steve Nelson at All About Jazz
Featuring WP Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, and a jazz trio with special guests: Chicago Children's Choir Touring Ensemble, Lincoln Park/DePaul Neighborhood Choir and soloist, Deidra Toran of "Eden Gem" (Baltimore). This concert will highlight the talented Karen Goldfeder and her improvisation work with the WP Voice program throughout the spring semester.
Karen Goldfeder has sung repertoire from Gershwin to Penderecki to Machaud to Joni Mitchell with ensembles ranging from Musica Sacra to The Screaming Headless Torsos to her own band Magpie. Jazz, folk, oratorio, new music, free improvisation, early music, South Indian music, opera, musical theatre, and R&B have all shaped her musical perspective. She works with Bobby McFerrin and his management team to bring Bobby's approach to ensemble singing all over the world, and she serves as the program and curriculum coordinator for the Circlesongs workshop.
Goldfeder has performed, toured, and recorded with New York Virtuoso Singers, Voices of Ascension, New York Treble Singers, the Bard Festival Chorale, and the Gregg Smith Singers (among many others). Her contemporary opera credits include John Adam’s Death of Kinghoffer at Brooklyn Academy of Music and Kurt Weill’s Mahagonny Songspiell at Merkin Hall with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra. Solo appearances include the Monteverdi Vespers of 16010, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, the Stravinsky Mass, and the Pergolesi Stabat Mater. Her jazz resume includes appearances with Jay Clayton, Julian Priester, Muhal Richard Abrams, and more, as well as performing with her own band at festivals including Vancouver Jazz, Bumbershoot in Seattle, and the Edinburgh Fringe.
Come laugh with us as WP students perform comedy sketches written and developed in the format of Saturday Night Live! For information, please contact WP professor Elizabeth Stroppel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us as WP students take their final exam by performing their sets live at Gotham Comedy Club in NYC!
Please call 212.367.9000 for reservations and ask for William Paterson comedy performance.
It takes all kinds of kinds...Southern Charms is a seven-piece tribute celebrating the music of: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Kacey Musgraves, the three women who have dominated country music in the past decade. The show, featuring Jenny Leigh Miller is in three parts, with wardrobe and hair changes, taking the audience on a journey that highlights the mega-hits of each of these Current Top Leading Ladies of Country.
Admission: Orchestra $25 • Loge $20
Jenny Leigh Miller
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