WP Presents Events Calendar

  • Hypno Hype – The Ultimate Hypnosis Show!
    Oct 14, 2016 , 8:00 PM - Oct 14, 2016 , 8:00 PM

    Asad Mecci’s jaw dropping performances have captivated audiences worldwide—and now see him in a new show—written by Colin Mocherie.  Asad has performed on Entertainment Tonight, MTV, Maxim Online, and has even hypnotized people live on the radio!

    Admission: $30 Gold Circle • $25 Rear Orchestra/Loge

    Asad Mecci


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Star Wars Extravaganza!
    The William Paterson Symphony
    Sandra Dackow, Conductor

    Oct 15, 2016 , 8:00 PM - Oct 15, 2016 , 8:00 PM

    The force will be with us all as the WP Symphony performs the entire John Williams film score to Star Wars. Who knows what Extra-Terrestrials may drop by for a surprise visit!  Join us for an “out of this world” evening of music.

    Admisstion: $15 Adults •  $12 Children

    Sandra Dackow


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Imagination Movers
    Oct 21, 2016 , 7:00 PM - Oct 21, 2016 , 7:00 PM

    Top-Rated and Best-Reviewd Touring Act for Families on Ticketmaster.com

    The rock band for families, these Emmy-winning stars of the hit TV series on Disney Junior return to the Shea Center to "move the imaginations" of kids and adults in a fun and zany show that puts smiles on the faces of millions worldwide. 

    Admission: $25 General Admission • $55 VIP package (includes seat and meet-and-greet)

    Appropriate for ages 3 and up

    Imagination Movers


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Blue Raven Entertainment presents
    Eaglemania
    The Worlds Greatest Eagles Tribute Band

    Oct 22, 2016 , 8:00 PM - Oct 22, 2016 , 8:00 PM

    Performing the songs of the Eagles...Hotel California • Desperado • The Long Run • Best of My Love...& many more!

    Admission: $29 Gold Circle • $25 Rear Orchestra/Front Loge • $20 Rear Loge

    Eaglemania 


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Brass Transit – The Chicago Tribute
    Oct 29, 2016 , 8:00 PM - Oct 29, 2016 , 8:00 PM

    Toronto’s dynamic, crowd-pleasing, studio-tight Chicago tribute has been hailed by critics as better than the original. The band’s show includes all the hits from Chicago’s golden age, 1969-1976. With world-class horns, a rocking rhythm section and vocals stacked sky high, Brass Transit transports the audience back to the freewheeling days of the seventies.

    Admission: $38 Orchestra/Front Loge • $33 Rear Loge

    Brass Transit


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • BASETRACK Live
    The Story of A Marine’s Deployment,
    and His Journey Back Home

    Nov 01, 2016 , 12:30 PM - Nov 01, 2016 , 12:30 PM

    Created by Ed Bilous with interviews adapted by Jason Grote, Seth Bockley and Anne Hamburger
    Original Music: Ed Bilous and Michelle DiBucci.

    With compelling music, authentic video, and talented actors, this haunting but hopeful multimedia performance gives a human face to America’s longest war.

    Hailed as one of the top 10 theatrical pieces of 2014 by the New York Times, and endorsed by the Pentagon, it is essential theater for those who have served, their families, and for anyone who seeks to understand war’s devastating effects.

    Admission:  General $10 •  $8 Students • WPU students admitted free with I.D. • Veterans admitted free of charge

    Additional performance at 7:00pm

    Schools: Please call the University Performing Arts office at
    973-720-3178 for ticket reservations and information.

    BASETRACK Live 


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • BASETRACK Live
    The Story of A Marine’s Deployment,
    and His Journey Back Home

    Nov 01, 2016 , 7:00 PM - Nov 01, 2016 , 7:00 PM

    Created by Ed Bilous with interviews adapted by Jason Grote, Seth Bockley and Anne Hamburger
    Original Music: Ed Bilous and Michelle DiBucci.

    With compelling music, authentic video, and talented actors, this haunting but hopeful multimedia performance gives a human face to America’s longest war.

    Hailed as one of the top 10 theatrical pieces of 2014 by the New York Times, and endorsed by the Pentagon, it is essential theater for those who have served, their families, and for anyone who seeks to understand war’s devastating effects.

    Admission:  General $10 •  $8 Students • WPU students admitted free with I.D. • Veterans admitted free of charge

    Additional performance at 12:30pm

    Schools: Please call the University Performing Arts office at
    973-720-3178 for ticket reservations and information.

    BASETRACK Live 


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • The 38th Annual Distinguished Lecturer Series presents
    Jon Meacham
    Pulitzer Prize-winning Presidential Historian,
    on the Upcoming Election

    Nov 04, 2016 , 7:30 PM - Nov 04, 2016 , 7:30 PM

    Jon Meacham is one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals. A regular guest on Morning Joe, he is known as a skilled raconteur with a depth of knowledge about politics, religion, and current affairs. His latest Presidential biography, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, debuted at #1 on the New York Times best sellers list in November 2015. 

    Admission: $25

    Jon Meacham


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Pinkalicious the Musical
    Nov 05, 2016 , 2:00 PM - Nov 05, 2016 , 2:00 PM

    book & lyrics by ELIZABETH KANN
    music by VICTORIA KANN
    lyrics by JOHN GREGOR
    directed by TERESA POND
    based on the book "PINKALICIOUS" by ELIZABETH KANN & VICTORIA KANN

    Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

    Admission: $15

    Pinkalicious the Musical


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • La Yegros -
    Urban and Folkloric music from South America

    Nov 10, 2016 , 12:30 PM - Nov 10, 2016 , 1:22 PM

    Originally from the tropical climates of the rural rain forests in Northeast Argentina, bordering Brazil, La Yegros’ sound is spirited and eclectic. Produced by “Fuerza Bruta” producer King Coya, her singing cuts through the male-dominated contemporary cumbia scene, drawing on both deep folk traditions and cutting edge beats. Her music is an explosive combination of the urban and the folkloric that has international audiences dancing.

    Admission: $8 • WP Students Free

    La Yegros


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant
    Nov 12, 2016 , 8:00 PM - Nov 12, 2016 , 8:00 PM

    Since she won the prestigious 2010 Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocal Competition, Cécile McLorin Salvant has taken the jazz world by storm, becoming one of the most in-demand jazz performers on the scene today. Grammy-nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2014 and 2016, Salvant’s huge vocal range communicates a level of drama and emotion well beyond her years. 

    Admission: All Tickets $25.

    This Jazz Room concert will be followed by a “Sittin’ In” meet-the-artist session after the 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.

    Cécile McLorin Salvant


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Musical Salon presents
    Ragtime!
    City Winds Trio

    Nov 13, 2016 , 2:00 PM - Nov 13, 2016 , 2:00 PM

    With instrumentation of flute, oboe and bassoon, City Winds takes the music of Ragtime to another level.

    Admission: $15 General Seating

    City Winds


    Location: Hobart Manor
     

  • The Art of Trombone Shorty
    featuring Bryan Collier,
    Caldecott-winning Illustrator and author
    With music by the Caleb Rumley Ensemble

    Nov 15, 2016 , 10:30 AM - Nov 15, 2016 , 10:30 AM

    Best known for illustrating children's books, Bryan Collier is a four-time Caldecott honor recipient, and has won six Coretta Scott King Awards. His literary collaboration with New Orleans musical legend Trombone Shorty is highlighted in this program that features literature, art and the music of the Big Easy.

    Please Note: Trombone Shorty is a book title.  He will not be appearing in this program.

    Admission: $8 • WP Students admitted free

    Bryan Collier 


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • John Sebastian
    Nov 19, 2016 , 8:00 PM - Nov 19, 2016 , 8:00 PM

    The iconic front man of The Lovin’ Spoonful brings the music and history of the 1960’s to the Shea Center stage, with such hits as “You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice,” and “Do You Believe in Magic”.

    Admission: $35 orchestra • $30 Loge

    John Sebastian


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • The Moscow Ballet presents
    The Great Russian Nutcracker

    Dec 08, 2016 , 7:00 PM - Dec 08, 2016 , 7:00 PM

    Moscow Ballet’s spectacular scenic design, gorgeous costumes and the exquisite artistry of 40 top Russian dancers have made The Great Russian Nutcracker an American holiday tradition not to be missed. 

    Admission: $65 Gold Circle • $50 Rear Orchestra/Front Loge • $40 Rear Loge

    Moscow Ballet


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Theater for Children with Autism
    Theatreworks USA presents
    Click Clack Moo

    Dec 09, 2016 , 10:30 AM - Dec 09, 2016 , 10:30 AM

    Book by Billy Aronson
    Lyrics by Kevin Del Aguila
    Music by Brad Alexander
    Based on the book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
    Directed by Tony-Award winner John Rando   

    Cows that type? Hens on strike! Whoever heard of such a thing!" Farmer Brown cries. Will Farmer Brown give in to the animals' demands?  Find out in a hilariously "mooooo-ving", sensory-friendly musical about negotiation and compromise, based on the Caldecott-Award winning book.

    Please note:  This performance is only open to classes and families with children with autism.  Please call the University Performing Arts office at 973-720-3178 for ticket reservations and information.

    Theatreworks USA


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Lightwire Theater presents
    A Very Electric Christmas

    Dec 17, 2016 , 2:00 PM - Dec 17, 2016 , 2:00 PM

    Brighten your holidays with Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas. Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits, including Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey and Tchaikovsky.

    Admission: $15 Adults • $12 Children

    Lightwire Theater


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
     

  • Christmas from the Emerald Isle
    McLean Avenue Band & Emerald Fire

    Dec 18, 2016 , 3:00 PM - Dec 18, 2016 , 3:00 PM

    Direct from Ireland, Padraig Allen's McLean Avenue Band & Joanna Barry Connolly's Irish dance group, Emerald Fire, perform dazzling Irish music, song & dance.

    "The group's mastered the art of blending the old & new, embracing the traditional while adding their own signature sound -a sound that screams fun." - The Irish Echo

    Admission: $37 Orchestra/Front Loge  • $30 Rear Loge

    McLean Avenue Band

    Emerald Fire


    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts