WP Presents Events Calendar

  • Classic Albums Live performs
    Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon

    Feb 12, 2016 @ 8:00 PM - Feb 12, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

    The Dark Side of the Moon is Pink Floyd’s most commercially successful recording.  Experience this cut-by-cut, note-by-note musical masterpiece in concert - covering one of the greatest albums of all time.

    Tickets: Gold Circle: $35  •  Rear Orchestra/Front Loge $30 • Rear Loge $25

    Classic Albums Live

     


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Valentine’s Day Celebration
    Onstage Café at Shea presents
    Catherine Russell

    Feb 13, 2016 @ 8:00 PM - Feb 13, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

    Back to the Shea stage by popular demand! WPU University Performing Arts again presents this great singer in the intimate Onstage Café setting at Shea Auditorium.  With a family background that includes her father Luis Russell, a former musical director for the great Louis Armstrong, and her Juilliard-trained mother who performed with the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Cat Russell brings the entire history of blues, jazz and soul to her swinging, soulful voice.  Aside from her numerous performances in major jazz venues and festivals worldwide, she is also a veteran of bands led by David Bowie, Steely Dan, Levon Helm, Paul Simon, Michael Feinstein, and her recent recordings have one top prizes in Germany, as well as the coveted French Grand Prix du Disque.  Ask about special onstage seating for this event, featuring a full-course dinner and open wine/beer bar for only $55.00!

    Tickets: $60 Onstage seating features a sumptuous dinner and dessert buffet, open beer-and-wine bar.
    Dinner ticket holders should arrive at 6:30 p.m. 
    $30 show only

    Catherine Russell 


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Angélique Kidjo
    Education is Hope: Investing in the Future

    Feb 19, 2016 @ 7:30 PM - Feb 19, 2016 @ 7:30 PM

    The 37th Annual Distinguished Lecturer Series presents
    Grammy Award-winning singer and activist Angélique Kidjo

    As a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Angélique Kidjo advocates for education as the key to economic empowerment and is acknowledged by The Guardian magazine as one of the 100 most inspiring women in the world. During this presentation, Kidjo will electrify the audience with the strength of her voice, the power of her words, and the intensity of her performance.

    Admission:  All Tickets $25.00

     

    Angélique Kidjo 


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Mixed-Race Mixtape
    Feb 25, 2016 @ 12:30 PM - Feb 25, 2016 @ 12:30 PM

    Mixed-Race Mixtape is an interactive performance that focuses on complex issues, such as race, class and identity by melding rap, monologues, and instrumentals into a powerful theater show. The production concludes with a post-show discussion.

    Additional show at 7:00 pm

    Tickets: General admission $5 • WP Faculty and Students admitted free with valid I.D.

    Mixed-Race Mixtape


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Mixed-Race Mixtape
    Feb 25, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - Feb 25, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

    Mixed-Race Mixtape is an interactive performance that focuses on complex issues, such as race, class and identity by melding rap, monologues, and instrumentals into a powerful theater show. The production concludes with a post-show discussion.

    Show also performs at 12:30pm

    Tickets: General admission $5 • WP Faculty and Students admitted free with valid I.D.

    Mixed-Race Mixtape


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Gabi Goes Green
    Feb 27, 2016 @ 2:00 PM - Feb 27, 2016 @ 2:00 PM

    New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s Stages Festival presents
    George Street Playhouse’s
    GABI GOES GREEN

    This upbeat musical comedy for all ages discusses the seriousness of climate change and promotes positive choices for a sustainable future. Gabi, an awkward middle school student armed with clean energy and environmentally smart choices, fights to stop Captain Carbon’s threat to destroy our planet.

    Admission:  $10 Adults • Free for children under 18

    George Street Playhouse's GABI GOES GREEN


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Onstage Café at Shea presents
    Fiddler’s Feast!

    Mar 05, 2016 @ 8:00 PM - Mar 05, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

    Featuring: Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas • Jay Ungar and Molly Mason

    A Fiddler's Feast brings together two acclaimed string duos to share the stage for a night of fiddling fun, delivering everything from Scottish dance music to a wide range of American roots genres.  

    Tickets: $55 Onstage seating features a sumptuous dinner and dessert buffet, open beer-and-wine bar. 
    Dinner ticket holders should arrive at 6:30 p.m. 
    $30 show only

    Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

    Jay Ungar and Molly Mason 


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Kashmir
    The Live Led Zeppelin Tribute

    Mar 12, 2016 @ 8:00 PM - Mar 12, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

    Presented by Blue Raven

    The nation’s #1 Led Zeppelin tribute show is the most authentic representation of Led Zeppelin on the modern national touring scene. Kashmir possesses the live stage show, sound, and likeness to bring audiences and fans back to the days when the mighty Led Zeppelin ruled the musical landscape.

    Tickets: Gold Circle: $30 • Rear Orchestra/Front Loge $25 • Rear Loge $20

    Kashmir


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Theater for Children with Autism presents
    Theatreworks USA’s
    Junie B. Jones’ Essential Survival Guide to School

    Mar 18, 2016 @ 10:30 AM - Mar 18, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

    Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise and shows us all how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun, and ALWAYS something to sing about! An all-new musical adventure based on Barbara Park's popular book.

    Tickets: $8

    This 60-minute sensory-friendly production is open to children on the autism spectrum. 
    For ticket reservations or information, please call the Performing Arts office at 973-720-3178.

    Theatreworks USA


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • New Jersey Youth Symphony
    Mar 18, 2016 @ 8:00 PM - Mar 18, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

    Jeffrey Grogan, Artistic Director and Conductor

    Guest musicians: Students from the Paterson Music Project

    New Jersey Youth Symphony, the orchestral and ensemble arm of the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, features fourteen auditioned ensembles for students in grades 3 – 12. Its ensembles have appeared in such renowned concert halls as Carnegie Hall, NJPAC and Musikverein in Vienna. The Youth Symphony is the most advanced ensemble and draws highly talented musicians from around the state.

    The NJYS recently performed Mahler, Symphony #1, and won first place in the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Festival and Competition in Vienna in July 2104 with their performance of Bernstein’s Candide Overture, Tchaikovsky Symphony #5 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1.

    Free Admission 

    New Jersey Youth Symphony


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Ladies of Laughter
    Mar 19, 2016 @ 8:00 PM - Mar 19, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

    Ladies of Laughter features some of the funniest women on the comedy circuit. The show includes comediennes who have appeared on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and in national comedy clubs.

    Tickets: Orchestra $25 • Lodge $20

    Ladies of Laughter


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Musical Salon Series
    The Hobart Trio

    Apr 10, 2016 @ 2:00 PM - Apr 10, 2016 @ 2:00 PM

    Iris Perry, Piano • Kathleen Butler-Hopkins, Violin • Joseph Kimura, Cello

    This piano trio will perform music of Haydn and Brahams, among other works, in the intimate Shea Center Recital Hall.

    Tickets: $15

     

    Iris Perry

    Kathleen Butler-Hopkins

    Joseph Kimura


    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101
     

  • The Doo Wop Project
    Apr 16, 2016 @ 8:00 PM - Apr 16, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

    Featuring current and former stars of Jersey Boys and Motown the Musical, The Doo Wop Project traces the music from groups like The Crests, The Belmonts and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and The Four Seasons, all the way to Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse.

    Tickets: Orchestra $30 • Lodge $25

    The Doo Wop Project


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Theatre for Children with Autism presents
    Theatreworks USA’s
    Seussical

    Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:30 AM - Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:30 AM

    "Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss's best-loved stories collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Adapted from the Broadway version, this adaptation especially for young audiences features thirteen actors and enhanced production values. Seussical is TheatreworksUSA' biggest show ever!

    Tickets: $8

    This 60-minute sensory-friendly production is open to children on the autism spectrum. 
    For ticket reservations or information, please call the Performing Arts office at 973-720-3178.

    Theatreworks USA


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Mime and Body Puppet Theatre from South America
    Hugo y Ines

    Apr 23, 2016 @ 12:30 PM - Apr 23, 2016 @ 12:30 PM

    Using great dexterity, puppeteers Hugo and Ines transform the ordinary into the extraordinary by creating memorable characters through unconventional artistry. Intermixing dance and mime, their characters are created from feet, hands, elbows, knees and a few props.

    Additional performance at 3:00pm

    Tickets: $15 Adults • $12 Children

    Hugo y Ines


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Mime and Body Puppet Theatre from South America
    Hugo y Ines

    Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:00 PM - Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:00 PM

    Using great dexterity, puppeteers Hugo and Ines transform the ordinary into the extraordinary by creating memorable characters through unconventional artistry. Intermixing dance and mime, their characters are created from feet, hands, elbows, knees and a few props.

    Additional performance at 12:30pm

    Tickets: $15 Adults • $12 Children

    Hugo y Ines


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Glen Burtnik’s Summer of Love
    Apr 30, 2016 @ 8:00 PM - Apr 30, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

    Relive the music from the Woodstock Generation! Under the musical direction of Glen Burtnik, the musical landscape between 1967 and 1969 will be commemorated.

    Tickets: Gold Circle: $38 • Rear Orchestra/Loge $33

    Glen Burtnik's Summer of Love


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Classic Albums Live performs
    Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours

    May 14, 2016 @ 8:00 PM - May 14, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

    Released in 1977, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours garnered widespread critical acclaim.  Three decades later, Rumours continues to inspire – leaving its imprint in the musical arena.  Experience Classic Albums Live exquisitely recreate every sound of this timeless album.

    Tickets: Gold Circle: $35 • Rear Orchestra/Front Loge $30 • Rear Loge $25

    Classic Albums Live


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts