WP Presents Series

About WP Presents!

WP Presents! strives to bring to campus high caliber touring artists across a range of disciplines including acoustic and world music, contemporary folk music, theatre, dance, family programming and other eclectic fare. The series is built on a foundation of excellence and continuously seeks innovative programming to serve the campus, and the community.

A multitude of artists including David Crosby, Graham Nash, Lucinda Williams, DMC, Los Lonely Boys, Wanda Sykes, Paula Poundstone, Dar Williams, David Bromberg, Roy Haynes, Arlo Guthrie, Johnny Ventura, The 5th Dimension, Judy Collins, Southside Johnny, John Sebastian, Jim Messina and Dark Star Orchestra have graced our stage. We have presented works from national theatre tours of The Second City, Moscow Ballet, Aquila Theatre Company, American Place Theatre, Vital Theatre, and the National Theatre of the Deaf. Family Performances have included participation in New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival, and sensory friendly productions presented by Theatreworks USA, as part of our Theater for Children with Autism series. Many of our visiting artists conduct educational outreach programs, for both the community at large and the University.

The events are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Watch Highlights from the 2017-18
Performance Season

  • WMTR Presents
    A Darlene Love Christmas – Love for the Holidays

    Dec 19, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Celebrate the season with Oscar and Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love in a special holiday concert featuring the #1 holiday classic Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) and hits like He’s a Rebel, The Boy I’m Gonna Marry, Forbidden Nights, and more. 
    “The Queen of Christmas” –David Letterman
    “One of the greatest singers of all time” -Rolling Stone

    Admission: $52 Gold Circle • $45 Rear Orchestra/Loge

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    Darlene Love


     

  • National Ballet Theatre of Odessa presents
    The Sleeping Beauty

    Feb 07, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    National Ballet Theatre of Odessa presents
    The Sleeping Beauty
    A Fairytale Ballet in Two Acts

    Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
    Choreography after Marius Petipa, Konstantin Sergeev and Fedor Lopukhov
    Staged by Maria Polyudova

    This full-scale production, choreographed by renowned choreographer Marius Petipa, is based on the Brothers Grimm's enchanting fairytale, where love restores life. This is the first time the legendary National Ballet Theatre of Odessa has visited the United States, with 55 of the most talented and the brightest ballet stars. This production is sure to bring true love onto the stage and into your hearts. Don’t miss it!

    National Ballet Theatre of Odessa


     

  • Black Violin: Classical Boom Tour
    Feb 14, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Black Violin is a blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. Live, they are accompanied by their incredible band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJ SPS and a drummer. Since starting Black Violin a decade ago, Wil Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester have performed an average of 200 shows a year in 49 states and 36 countries, as far away as Dubai, Prague and South Africa, while appearing at official NFL celebrations for three Super Bowls and at the U.S. Open with Jordin Sparks. Their groundbreaking collaboration has seen them play their music for everybody from the troops in Iraq to both the official President’s Inaugural Ball and the Kids Inaugural in Washington, D.C. for Barack Obama. Individually and together, Black Violin has collaborated with the likes of P. Diddy, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin and The Eagles.

    Admission:  Orchestra $40 • Loge $32

    Black Violin


     

  • James D’Amico Productions presents
    The Outlaws

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

    For more than 40 years, the Southern Rock legends, The Outlaws, have remained one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre. Known for their triple-guitar rock attack and three-part country harmonies, The Outlaws earned a formidable reputation as an incendiary live act touring with friends The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Marshall Tucker Band and The Charlie Daniels Band as well as The Doobie Brothers, The Who, Eagles and The Rolling Stones. Today, The Outlaws have returned with new music and a new focus: a band of brothers bound together by history, harmony and the road.

    Admission: Orchestra $55 • Loge $45

    The Outlaws


     

  • The Weight Band
    featuring members of The Band and the Levon Helm Band

    Mar 22, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Inspired to carry on the legacy of the unforgettable rock group, The Weight Band has kept the spirit of Americana/Roots Rock music alive for today’s audiences. Their live set features Weight Band original songs as well as fan favorites from The Band’s treasured catalog, including “Up On Cripple Creek,” “The Weight,” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.”

    Admission: Orchestra $35 • Loge $28 •WP standard discounts apply.

    The Weight Band 


     

  • New Jersey Theatre Alliance Stages Festival presents
    Pushcart Players’ The Velveteen Rabbit

    Mar 23, 2019 @ 2:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    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 


     

  • James D’Amico Production presents
    Best of the Eagles

    Apr 26, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Best of the Eagles (BOTE) is the most exact interpretation of the Eagles in America, performed by musicians with auspicious pedigrees and a passionate love of the Eagles music. Each member mirrors his counterpart in the Eagles instrumentally and vocally. They expertly and authentically re-create the songs, the music, the vocals and the magical aura of one of America’s greatest rock bands.

    Best of the Eagles


     

  • Virginia Repertory Theatre presents
    The Jungle Book

    Apr 27, 2019 @ 2:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    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.

    Admission: $10

    Virginia Repertory Theatre