Pocatello by Samuel D. HunterDirected by Samantha Tella
A poignant tale of identity and connection in middle America, this highly praised play tells the story of an unhappy restaurant manager who watches his beloved hometown being taken over by strip malls and franchises, to the point that it no longer feels like home.
Admission: General Public $15 • WP employees, students, alumni, and senior citizens $10
Samantha TellaSamuel D. Hunter
A young boy’s love and a little nursery magic help transform the Velveteen Rabbit from a favorite plaything into a real rabbit. In this musical re-telling of one of America’s favorite storybooks, the Boy and Velveteen embark on exciting imaginary adventures, and together they learn the true meaning of friendship.
Admission: Adults $10 • Free for children under 18
Pushcart Players NJ Theatre Alliance The Stages Festival
Ice Cycle is a dance expressing the fragility and dynamism of the Arctic icescape using artistry to illustrate climate change. The piece is inspired by choreographer Jody Sperling’s experience dancing on Artic polar sea ice. For this performance, Time Lapse Dance Ensemble collaborates with composer Matthew Burtner, a pioneer in eco-acoustics, to include ice-inflected sounds to create stunningly beautiful music.
Admission: General Public $5 • WP students admitted free with ID.
Time Lapse Dance Ensemble
Travels with my Auntby Grahame Greene and Giles HavergalDirected by Jerry Beal
From Paris to Rome to Turkey and Paraguay, a conservative, recently retired bank manager is drawn into a wild and unimaginable adventure with his flamboyant and inimitable aunt. Join us for this tour de force that demonstrates the outermost limits of theatrical imagination.
Admission: General Public $15 • WP employees, students, alumni, and senior citizens $10Please note that there will be no late seating for this performance.
Gilbert and Sullivan'sThe Pirates of PenzanceDirected by Phillip SprayberryConducted by Lois Buesser
WP students perform Gilbert and Sullivan’s zany operetta that follows a young man mistakenly apprenticed to a pirate. Conflict ensues and madcap madness abounds, but love wins in the end.
Phillip SprayberryLois Buesser
Recommended for grades Pre-K to 3
This colorful musical captures the blithe yet touching spirit of Ludwig Bemelmans’ much loved Madeline series. Told with gentle humor, and featuring a beautiful musical score, this amusing tale traces the adventures of Madeline who – despite starting off on the wrong foot with a mischievous new neighbor – eventually learns that first impressions are not everything.
Note: This performance is only open to classes and families with children on the autism spectrum. Call 973.720.3178 for reservations.
Virginia Repertory Theatre presents The Jungle Book Based on the classic tale by Rudyard Kipling Directed by Scott Wichman Music by Julie Fulcher
Set in the jungles of southern India, Mowgli, a boy raised by a pack of wolves, has a life full of adventure and conflict. Joined by his best friends Baloo and Bagheera, Mowgli must confront the notorious tiger, Shere Khan. Kipling’s fantastic story teaches respect for life, both animal and human, and the idea of harmony amongst all living things.
Virginia Repertory Theatre
Join us for an evening of laughs as WP students perform comedy sketches written and developed in the format of Saturday Night Live!
Admission: FreeFor information please contact Professor Elizabeth Stroppel at email@example.com.
Carl Orff's Carmina Buranafeaturing the WP Choir and Percussion Ensemble with the Rosa L. Parks School of Fine & Performing Arts Vocal & Dance Ensemble
Conducted by Lauren Fowler-CalistoChoreographed by Erin Pride
This unique presentation of Carmina Burana features a dance component that is rarely ever choreographed for this symphonic and vocal masterpiece. The concert features WP music faculty as guest artists: Carl Patrick Bolleia and Bernie Visto, piano; Christopher Dylan Herbert, baritone; David Guzman, tenor; and Chloe Holgate, soprano.
Admission: $5 • Students admitted free.
Lauren Fowler-CalistoErin Pride
WP students from the stand-up introduction class perform live sets at NYC’s Gotham Comedy Club!
Please call Gotham Comedy Club at 212.367.9000 for reservations. Ask for William Paterson Comedy Performance.
Gotham Comedy Club
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470