Family Performances

Moon Bunny

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents

Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny
Stories by Margaret Wise Brown
Pictures by Clement Hurd
For ages 3 to 7

Saturday, October 17, 2015, 2:00 pm*
*Pre-show creative activities begin at 1:15 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: Adults $15.00 • Children $12.00

This staged adaptation brings to life two popular children’s books through the visual magic of glow-in-the-dark puppetry.

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

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Haunted Illusion

Haunted Illusions Starring David Caserta

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 8:00 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: Adults- $25 Orchestra • $20 Loge • $15 Children • $10 WP Students (limited to 1 ticket per student)

Treat your family to a Halloween magic spectacular of dazzling spells, uproarious comedy, never before seen illusions and audience participation that gets all the goblins and ghouls into the act.

The Magic of David Casserta

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The Giver

In Association with Young Audiences New York
& WP-Presents!
The Literature to Life® Stage Presentation of

The Giver
By Lois Lowry • Performed by Liz Parker
Adapted & Directed by Elise Thoron

Friday, November 13, 2015, 10:30 am*

Shea Center for Performing Arts

General Admission: $10 • Free admission to William Paterson students, faculty and staff.

For school-time performance reservations, please contact the University Performing Arts Office at 973.720.3178.

This award-winning novel comes to life in a powerful 60-minute one woman-show that explores themes of individuality, ethics, and social constructs.

American Place Theatre, Literature to Life®

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Cat in the Hat

Childsplay in

Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat
Based on the book by Dr. Seuss
Adapted and originally directed by Katie Mitchell
For ages 3 to 9

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 2:00 pm*
*Pre-show creative activities begin at 1:15 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: $15 Adults • $12 Children

Play originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain.

Dr. Seuss text, character and images TM and ©2009 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.


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Fancy Nancy

Vital Theatre Company presents

Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas
Book by Cara Lustik • Lyrics by Matthew Hardy
Music by Randy Klein • Directed and Choreographed by Sam Viverito

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 2:00 pm*
*Pre-show creative activities begin at 1:15 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: $15 all tickets.

Based on the New York Times bestselling picture book by Jane O’Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser.

Vital Theatre Company

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Fly Guy

Theater for Children with Autism

Theatreworks USA presents

Fly Guy and Other Stories
For ages 4 to 9

Monday, December 7, 2015, 10:30 am

Shea Center for Performing Arts

General Admission: $8.00
Please call the University Performing Arts office at 973-720-3178 for ticket reservations and information.

This sensory-friendly, new musical revue is compilation of popular children’s books and only open to classes and families with children with autism.

Theatreworks USA

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Family Scene Activity

About the Family Performances

The Family Performances are the perfect way to introduce your children to the joys of the performing arts! Each presentation is carefully chosen to balance educational topics with fun so that your child will be actively engaged. Youngsters will leave the theatre with a song on their lips while learning about such topics as sharing, responsibility, respecting other cultures as well as music and great children’s literature. Each show is approximately 45 minutes to one hour long and designed to appeal to the age group designated for that title.

A pre-show craft activity is offered free of charge prior to each Family Performance. These activities may include making masks, puppets, magnets, picture frames, etc., all themed to the show. After the show, meet the cast for an autograph and picture session. Your whole family will have an afternoon of enjoyment and live entertainment for less money than an evening at the movies!