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  • WP Voice presents
    Whitman's War: A Reading of a New Musical by Clint Edwards

    Sep 06, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    WP Voice presents a reading of Clint Edwards' new musical, Whitman's War​, performed by WP students and faculty. 

    Admission: FREE!


     

  • WP Voice presents
    Whitman's War: A Reading of a New Musical by Clint Edwards

    Sep 06, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    WP Voice presents a reading of Clint Edwards' new musical, Whitman's War​, performed by WP students and faculty. 

    Admission: FREE!


     

  • WP Voice presents
    Whitman's War: A Reading of a New Musical by Clint Edwards

    Sep 07, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    WP Voice presents a reading of Clint Edwards' new musical, Whitman's War​, performed by WP students and faculty. 

    Admission: FREE!


     

  • WP Midday Concert Series presents
    Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra

    Sep 20, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    WP jazz faculty member Pete McGuinness leads a 16-piece big band in a public premiere of McGuinness’s new compositions and arrangements. This rare and exciting concert will be a run-up to the group’s recording session for McGuinness’s new CD project, featuring performances of his new works.

    Admission: Free!


     

  • James D’Amico Productions presents
    CSNsongs
    Celebrating the Music of Crosby Stills Nash & Young

    Sep 22, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    The only show of its kind--CSNsongs plays all your favorites like Teach Your Children, Suite: Judy, Our House, Love the One You're With, and the list goes on. If you love the music of Crosby Stills Nash & Young, this show is for you!

    Admission: $40 Orchestra • $35 Loge

    CSNsongs


     

  • Marlene VerPlanck Memorial Tribute
    Special Scholarship Concert

    Sep 23, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    This all-star concert and scholarship fundraiser will celebrate the life and career of vocalist Marlene VerPlanck, who passed away last spring.  Her many solo recordings featured the American Songbook, and a stellar list of accompanists and collaborators; she also had a major career as a studio recording performer, singing backup vocals for such legends as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and others, and recording familiar jingles such as "Mm'm Good" for Campbell's Soup, "weekends were made for Michelob," and "Nationwide is on your side" that put her usually uncredited voice in the ears of every U.S. household. Performers on this concert will include some of the New Jersey and New York jazz legends who collaborated with Marlene on her many recordings and live performances, plus representatives from the William Paterson jazz studies program who have been the proud recipients of the J. Billy VerPlanck Memorial Scholarship. All concert proceeds will benefit the VerPlanck Memorial Scholarship, appropriately renamed to honor both J. Billy and Marlene VerPlanck and their contributions to William Paterson University.

    Admission: $20 • WP students are admitted free with ID


     

  • WP New Music Series presents
    Composers Concordance Chorus

    Sep 24, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    This performance will feature over thirty, one-minute world premiere pieces for unaccompanied chorus, including the works of four WP composers.

    Admission: Free!


     

  • WP Midday Concert Series presents
    Trombonist Tim Newman & Pianist David DeMotta Duo

    Sep 27, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    This duo features WP music faculty member and bass trombonist Tim Newman, who is a veteran of the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra and tours with They Might Be Giants, paired with WP jazz alumnus and newly arrived WP adjunct faculty David DeMotta. The relationship of these two top-level jazz performers and scholars began as student-teacher mentorship and evolved into performing colleagues, showcased on this invigorating concert.

    Admission: Free!


     

  • WP Midday Concert Series presents
    TBA

    Oct 04, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Please check back for more information.


     

  • WP New Music Series presents
    WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles

    Oct 07, 2018 @ 3:00 PM
    Location: High Mountain Reserve Park, 100 University Drive, Wayne, NJ

    The WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles combine for an epic performance of Robert Morris’s Oracles.

    Admission: Free!


     

  • The Science of Art Series
    Foraging Hike

    Oct 10, 2018 @ 9:30 AM
    Location: Meet in Shea Center Lobby

    Join Ecological Art & Design Collective SPURSE to identify and pick unique edible plants, and then snack on wild greens and spontaneously fermented drinks while discussing the pleasures and politics of foraging.

    Meet at Shea Center Lobby-Rain or Shine

    Admission: $10 • WP students admitted free with ID

    There will be another Foraging Hike on Sat., Oct. 13, 2018 at 1:00pm.  This is a separately ticketed event.

    SPURSE


     

  • WP Midday Concert Series presents
    Indian Music Concert

    Oct 11, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    WP music faculty member Payton MacDonald, along with Ina Filip and Shawn Mativetsky, bring their extensive knowledge and remarkable playing of Dhrupad, a 700-year-old tradition of Indian classical music that is noted for its majestic and meditative quality.

    Admission: Free!


     

  • The Science of Art Series
    Foraging Hike

    Oct 13, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
    Location: Meet in Shea Center Lobby

    Join Ecological Art & Design Collective SPURSE to identify and pick unique edible plants, and then snack on wild greens and spontaneously fermented drinks while discussing the pleasures and politics of foraging.

    Meet at Shea Center Lobby-Rain or Shine

    Admission: $10 • WP students admitted free with ID

    There will be another Foraging Hike on Wed., Oct. 10, 2018 at 9:30am.  This is a separately ticketed event.

    SPURSE


     

  • James D’Amico Productions presents
    Let’s Hang On!
    America’s #1 Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

    Oct 13, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Let’s Hang On! is the premiere experience to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons music and pays respect to the Broadway show, The Jersey Boys. This full-blown stage production includes all the great Four Seasons’ mega hits like: Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man, Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You, December ’63, Who Loves You, and more. Take a trip down memory lane with some of the best music from the 1960s.

    Admission: $40 Orchestra • $35 Loge

    Let’s Hang On!


     

  • Jazz Room Series presents
    Barry Harris Trio with Larry McKenna

    Oct 14, 2018 @ 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    The Jazz Room’s 41st season kicks off with the triumphant return of the legendary NEA Jazz Master after his unfortunate Jazz Room concert postponement from a year ago, leading his trio joined by the historic Philadelphia tenor saxophonist Larry McKenna. Harris is a true bebop pioneer and a rare connection to that formative jazz era that is the foundation of so much of today’s music. He is a product of historic collaborations with such giants as Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis, Sonny Stitt, Hank Mobley, Thad Jones, and countless others. His energy and musical strengths are undiminished by his age and will be showcased in this performance. 

    Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist sessions are one hour prior to each concert in Shea Recital Hall.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $12 WP community and senior citizens • $8 non-WP students • WP students admitted fee with ID • $3 additional charge per ticket on show day
    NOTE: An original ticket stub from Harris’s postponed November 2017 concert will earn free admission to this event!

    Barry Harris
    Larry McKenna at All About Jazz


     

  • WP Midday Concert Series presents
    Cellist Joseph Kimura and Pianist Carl Patrick Bolleia

    Oct 18, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    WP music faculty members Joseph Kimura and Carl Patrick Bolleia will perform a program inspired by dance, including Chopin’s Op. 3and Introductionand Polonaise Brillante, Stravinksy's Suite Italienne, and solo piano music by American composer, William Bolcom, in celebration of his 80thbirthday.

    Admission: Free!


     

  • Jazz Room Series presents
    René Marie - Experiment in Truth

    Oct 21, 2018 @ 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Vocalist René Marie has forged a reputation as not only one of the top singers in current jazz, but also as a versatile arranger, composer, and theater performer. Guided and tempered in jazz traditions laid down by Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and other leading ladies of past generations, she borrows various elements of folk, R&B, and even classical and country to create a captivating hybrid style.

    Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist sessions are one hour prior to each concert in Shea Recital Hall.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $12 WP community and senior citizens • $8 non-WP students • WP students admitted fee with ID • $3 additional charge per ticket on show day

    René Marie

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    The engagement of René Marie is partially funded by the Jazz Touring Network of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.


     

  • WP New Music Series presents
    WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles

    Oct 22, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    The ensembles, along with alumni and other area professionals, will present a program of 20thCentury classics and world premieres.

    Admission: Free!


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The 39 Steps

    Oct 23, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    The 39 Steps
    by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan
    Directed by Jerry Beal

    Mix an Alfred Hitchcock classic with a spy novel and a touch of Monty Python to get this fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $10 Students, Senior Citizens, WP faculty, staff, and alumni

    Performances:
    October 23-28, 2018
    Tuesday-Saturday at 7:00 p.m. • Friday also at 11:00 a.m. • Sunday at 3:00 p.m.


     

  • The Science of Art Series
    Einstein!

    Oct 24, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Jack Fry’s award-winning new solo show explores Einstein’s earlier years in Berlin as he struggled to prove this theory of relativity and prove his relativity as a father. 
    “A triumphant theatrical experience that captures the heart and mind as the audience is invited into the psyche of history’s greatest physicist.”
    Recommended for ages 12 and up

    Admission: $10 Schools • Call 973-720-3178 for reservations

    Einstein!


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The 39 Steps

    Oct 24, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    The 39 Steps
    by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan
    Directed by Jerry Beal

    Mix an Alfred Hitchcock classic with a spy novel and a touch of Monty Python to get this fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $10 Students, Senior Citizens, WP faculty, staff, and alumni

    Performances:
    October 23-28, 2018
    Tuesday-Saturday at 7:00 p.m. • Friday also at 11:00 a.m. • Sunday at 3:00 p.m.


     

  • WP Midday Concert Series presents
    Riverside Guitar Duo

    Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    WP music alumnus Matthew Pidi and Matthew Kaplan perform music for classical guitar from the Renaissance through the 20th Century.

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The 39 Steps

    Oct 25, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    The 39 Steps
    by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan
    Directed by Jerry Beal

    Mix an Alfred Hitchcock classic with a spy novel and a touch of Monty Python to get this fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $10 Students, Senior Citizens, WP faculty, staff, and alumni

    Performances:
    October 23-28, 2018
    Tuesday-Saturday at 7:00 p.m. • Friday also at 11:00 a.m. • Sunday at 3:00 p.m.


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The 39 Steps

    Oct 26, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    The 39 Steps
    by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan
    Directed by Jerry Beal

    Mix an Alfred Hitchcock classic with a spy novel and a touch of Monty Python to get this fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $10 Students, Senior Citizens, WP faculty, staff, and alumni

    Performances:
    October 23-28, 2018
    Tuesday-Saturday at


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The 39 Steps

    Oct 26, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    The 39 Steps
    by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan
    Directed by Jerry Beal

    Mix an Alfred Hitchcock classic with a spy novel and a touch of Monty Python to get this fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $10 Students, Senior Citizens, WP faculty, staff, and alumni

    Performances:
    October 23-28, 2018
    Tuesday-Saturday at 7:00 p.m. • Friday also at 11:00 a.m. • Sunday at 3:00 p.m.


     

  • Ensemble Español
    World Renowned Spanish Dance Theater

    Oct 26, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    With undeniable sensuality and passion, world class Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater dancers present the music, songs, and dances of Spain in a variety of innovative ballets, traditional folkloric suites, and fiery Flamenco dramas from medieval times in Iberia to twenty-first century Spain. 

    Admission: $19 Orchestra • $12 Loge • WP students admitted free with ID

    Ensemble Español


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The 39 Steps

    Oct 27, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    The 39 Steps
    by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan
    Directed by Jerry Beal

    Mix an Alfred Hitchcock classic with a spy novel and a touch of Monty Python to get this fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $10 Students, Senior Citizens, WP faculty, staff, and alumni

    Performances:
    October 23-28, 2018
    Tuesday-Saturday at 7:00 p.m. • Friday also at 11:00 a.m. • Sunday at 3:00 p.m.


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The 39 Steps

    Oct 28, 2018 @ 3:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    The 39 Steps
    by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan
    Directed by Jerry Beal

    Mix an Alfred Hitchcock classic with a spy novel and a touch of Monty Python to get this fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $10 Students, Senior Citizens, WP faculty, staff, and alumni

    Performances:
    October 23-28, 2018
    Tuesday-Saturday at 7:00 p.m. • Friday also at 11:00 a.m. • Sunday at 3:00 p.m.


     

  • Jazz Room Series presents
    Gene Bertoncini & Mike Mainieri Quartet

    Oct 28, 2018 @ 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Guitarist Gene Bertoncini was an early protégé of Buddy Rich, was a member of the NBC Tonight Show Orchestra, and has longtime associations with Tony Bennett and Benny Goodman, to name a few. Vibraphonist Mike Mainieri is an accomplished composer. He also produced three Carly Simon albums and recorded with Dire Straits, Laura Nyro, David Sanborn, and Michael Franks. This all-star duo will co-lead a quartet as part of a Bertoncini-led CD recording project. 

    Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist sessions are one hour prior to each concert in Shea Recital Hall.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $12 WP community and senior citizens • $8 non-WP students • WP students admitted fee with ID • $3 additional charge per ticket on show day

    Gene Bertoncini
    Mike Mainieri at NYC Records


     

  • A Salute to Veterans
    Oct 30, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Join us for a special pre-Veteran’s Week celebration as we present excerpts from six plays that highlight the experience of women in the military.

    Admission: Free

    Two Performances - Tues. Oct. 30, 2018 at 12:30pm and 7:00pm


     

  • A Salute to Veterans
    Oct 30, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Join us for a special pre-Veteran’s Week celebration as we present excerpts from six plays that highlight the experience of women in the military.

    Admission: Free

    Two Performances - Tues. Oct. 30, 2018 at 12:30pm and 7:00pm


     

  • James D’Amico Productions presents
    Golden Oldies Spectacular

    Nov 03, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Experience “that old time Rock ‘n’ Roll” with the Brooklyn Bridge, Charlie Thomas’s Drifters, and Jersey’s own The Duprees and Uncle Floyd. A show that is sure to please fans of doo wop and music of the 50s and 60s.

    Admission: Orchestra $59 • Loge $49

    The Brooklyn Bridge
    The Duprees
    Charlie Thomas’s Drifters


     

  • Jazz Room Series presents
    Renee Rosnes Quartet

    Nov 04, 2018 @ 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Renee Rosnes is one of the premier jazz pianists and composers of her generation. She has recorded 17 albums as a leader and worked with many of the great jazz masters. Rosnes has also appeared in concert and on recordings with her husband Bill Charlap, WP director of jazz studies. Her most recent recording, Beloved of the Sky (Smoke Sessions) features her all-star quartet with vibraphonist Steve Nelson, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Lenny White. 

    Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist sessions are one hour prior to each concert in Shea Recital Hall.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $12 WP community and senior citizens • $8 non-WP students • WP students admitted fee with ID • $3 additional charge per ticket on show day

    Renee Rosnes


     

  • WP New Music Series presents
    WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles

    Nov 05, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    The ensembles, along with alumni and other area professionals, will present a program of 20thCentury classics and world premieres.

    Admission: Free!


     

  • The Science of Art Series
    The Art of Citizen Science After Nature

    Nov 07, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    How do we as citizens participate in the making of the sciences?  Join the ecological design team of SPURSE for a fascinating discussion of a critical topic.

    Admission: Free

     Please Note: Date and time are subject to change. Continue to check our website or call the box office for updates. Location announcement coming soon.

    SPURSE


     

  • William Paterson University Symphony
    Nov 07, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Check back for more information!


     

  • NPR’s Selected Shorts: Behaving Badly
    Nov 08, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen. Behaving Badly ventures into the realm of the impolite, the mischievous, and the generally ungovernable with an evening of stories about those who consider what is right and still do wrong.

    Check back on our website to find out which stars will be performing at the Shea Center.

    Admission: $25 • WP students admitted free with ID

    Two Performances - Thurs., Nov. 8, 2018 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm

    NPR’s Selected Shorts: Behaving Badly


     

  • NPR’s Selected Shorts: Behaving Badly
    Nov 08, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen. Behaving Badly ventures into the realm of the impolite, the mischievous, and the generally ungovernable with an evening of stories about those who consider what is right and still do wrong.

    Check back on our website to find out which stars will be performing at the Shea Center.

    Admission: $25 • WP students admitted free with ID

    Two Performances - Thurs., Nov. 8, 2018 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm

    NPR’s Selected Shorts: Behaving Badly


     

  • Girls Night: The Musical
    Nov 10, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Share the fun and laughter in this hilarious, feel-good comedy as five girlfriends re-live their past, celebrate their present, and look to the future on a wild night out!  Featuring the most famous female empowerment hits of the decades including Lady Marmalade, It’s Raining Men, Man I Feel Like A Woman, I Will Survive, and more. See the Off-Broadway sensation that has audiences laughing nationwide!

    Admission: Orchestra $40 • Loge $35

    Girls Night: The Musical on Facebook


     

  • Jazz Room Series presents
    Jimmy Heath
    with the WP Jazz Orchestra dir. by David Demsey

    Nov 11, 2018 @ 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    A true national treasure, Jimmy Heath joins the powerful WP Jazz Orchestra in a program of his arrangements of his own original compositions such as “Gingerbread Boy,” “For Minors Only,” “CTA,” and “A Sound for Sore Ears.” The ageless virtuoso tenor and soprano saxophonist has played with a who’s-who of jazz greats, including Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Gil Evans, and many others. Heath returns to the Shea stage as part of his valued relationship with William Paterson’s jazz studies program.

    Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist sessions are one hour prior to each concert in Shea Recital Hall.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $12 WP community and senior citizens • $8 non-WP students • WP students admitted fee with ID • $3 additional charge per ticket on show day

    Jimmy Heath


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    26 Pebbles

    Nov 13, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    26 Pebbles
    by Eric Ulloa
    Directed by Elizabeth Stroppel

    The quaint suburb of Newtown, Connecticut was a happy place for families and friends. But one December day, their picturesque world shattered as tragedy struck at the elementary school, propelling them into the national spotlight. Based on testimony of Newtown community members, Ulloa’s play explores gun violence and a small town shaken by a horrific event.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $10 Students, Senior Citizens, WP faculty, staff, and alumni

    Performances:
    November 13-18, 2018
    Tuesday-Saturday at 7:00 p.m. •  Saturday also at 2:00 p.m. • Sunday at 3:00 p.m.


     

  • The Science of Art Series
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency
    Opening Ceremony

    Nov 14, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: University Hall

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency - Wednesday, November 14 – Sunday, November 18
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet is a world tour endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to promote world peace and healing by sharing Tibet’s rich and authentic sacred performing and visual arts with modern audiences.  The Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastary will be in residence at WPU with a variety of activities for all to experience.

    Opening Ceremony
    The monks begin by consecrating the site of the mandala sand painting with chants and music, before drawing the design.

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet World Tour


     

  • The Science of Art Series
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency
    Construction of the Compassion Mandala

    Nov 14, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
    Location: University Hall

    Construction of the Compassion Mandala
    From all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite.

    Hours to view the Mandala creation:
    Wednesday, November 14 until 6:00 p.m.
    Thursday, November 15 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Friday, November 16 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
    Saturday, November 17 10:00 a.m. -Noon

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency - Wednesday, November 14 – Sunday, November 18
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet is a world tour endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to promote world peace and healing by sharing Tibet’s rich and authentic sacred performing and visual arts with modern audiences.  The Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastary will be in residence at WPU with a variety of activities for all to experience.

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet World Tour


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    26 Pebbles

    Nov 14, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    26 Pebbles
    by Eric Ulloa
    Directed by Elizabeth Stroppel

    The quaint suburb of Newtown, Connecticut was a happy place for families and friends. But one December day, their picturesque world shattered as tragedy struck at the elementary school, propelling them into the national spotlight. Based on testimony of Newtown community members, Ulloa’s play explores gun violence and a small town shaken by a horrific event.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $10 Students, Senior Citizens, WP faculty, staff, and alumni

    Performances:
    November 13-18, 2018
    Tuesday-Saturday at 7:00 p.m. •  Saturday also at 2:00 p.m. • Sunday at 3:00 p.m.


     

  • The Science of Art Series
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency
    Lecture: Meditation for Focus and Stress Relief

    Nov 15, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency- Wednesday, November 14 – Sunday, November 18
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet is a world tour endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to promote world peace and healing by sharing Tibet’s rich and authentic sacred performing and visual arts with modern audiences.  The Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastary will be in residence at WPU with a variety of activities for all to experience.

    Lecture: Meditation for Focus and Stress Relief

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet World Tour


     

  • The Science of Art Series
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency
    Lecture: The Ancient Art of Healing: The Tibetan Buddhist Approach

    Nov 15, 2018 @ 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency - Wednesday, November 14 – Sunday, November 18
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet is a world tour endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to promote world peace and healing by sharing Tibet’s rich and authentic sacred performing and visual arts with modern audiences.  The Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastary will be in residence at WPU with a variety of activities for all to experience.

    Lecture: The Ancient Art of Healing: The Tibetan Buddhist Approach

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet World Tour


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    26 Pebbles

    Nov 15, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    26 Pebbles
    by Eric Ulloa
    Directed by Elizabeth Stroppel

    The quaint suburb of Newtown, Connecticut was a happy place for families and friends. But one December day, their picturesque world shattered as tragedy struck at the elementary school, propelling them into the national spotlight. Based on testimony of Newtown community members, Ulloa’s play explores gun violence and a small town shaken by a horrific event.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $10 Students, Senior Citizens, WP faculty, staff, and alumni

    Performances:
    November 13-18, 2018
    Tuesday-Saturday at 7:00 p.m. •  Saturday also at 2:00 p.m. • Sunday at 3:00 p.m.


     

  • WP Theatre and Comedy presents
    26 Pebbles

    Nov 16, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    26 Pebbles
    by Eric Ulloa
    Directed by Elizabeth Stroppel

    The quaint suburb of Newtown, Connecticut was a happy place for families and friends. But one December day, their picturesque world shattered as tragedy struck at the elementary school, propelling them into the national spotlight. Based on testimony of Newtown community members, Ulloa’s play explores gun violence and a small town shaken by a horrific event.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $10 Students, Senior Citizens, WP faculty, staff, and alumni

    Performances:
    November 13-18, 2018
    Tuesday-Saturday at 7:00 p.m. •  Saturday also at 2:00 p.m. • Sunday at 3:00 p.m.


     

  • WP Voice presents
    Opera Scenes

    Nov 16, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    WP Opera presents students in captivating and delightful scenes from diverse opera and musical theatre works.

    Admission: Free!


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    26 Pebbles

    Nov 17, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    26 Pebbles
    by Eric Ulloa
    Directed by Elizabeth Stroppel

    The quaint suburb of Newtown, Connecticut was a happy place for families and friends. But one December day, their picturesque world shattered as tragedy struck at the elementary school, propelling them into the national spotlight. Based on testimony of Newtown community members, Ulloa’s play explores gun violence and a small town shaken by a horrific event.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $10 Students, Senior Citizens, WP faculty, staff, and alumni

    Performances:
    November 13-18, 2018
    Tuesday-Saturday at 7:00 p.m. •  Saturday also at 2:00 p.m. • Sunday at 3:00 p.m.


     

  • The Science of Art Series
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency
    Closing Ceremony and Hike

    Nov 17, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
    Location: University Hall

    Closing Ceremony and Hike
    Traditionally most sand mandalas are deconstructed shortly after their completion, as a metaphor of the impermanence of life. The sands are swept up and placed in an urn; to fulfill the function of healing, half is distributed to the audience at the closing ceremony, while the remainder is carried to a nearby body of water, where it is deposited.  Participants may join the monks as they hike to disperse the sand.

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency- Wednesday, November 14 – Sunday, November 18
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet is a world tour endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to promote world peace and healing by sharing Tibet’s rich and authentic sacred performing and visual arts with modern audiences.  The Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastary will be in residence at WPU with a variety of activities for all to experience.

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet World Tour


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    26 Pebbles

    Nov 17, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    26 Pebbles
    by Eric Ulloa
    Directed by Elizabeth Stroppel

    The quaint suburb of Newtown, Connecticut was a happy place for families and friends. But one December day, their picturesque world shattered as tragedy struck at the elementary school, propelling them into the national spotlight. Based on testimony of Newtown community members, Ulloa’s play explores gun violence and a small town shaken by a horrific event.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $10 Students, Senior Citizens, WP faculty, staff, and alumni

    Performances:
    November 13-18, 2018
    Tuesday-Saturday at 7:00 p.m. •  Saturday also at 2:00 p.m. • Sunday at 3:00 p.m.


     

  • WP Voice presents
    Opera Scenes

    Nov 17, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    WP Opera presents students in captivating and delightful scenes from diverse opera and musical theatre works.

    Admission: Free!


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    26 Pebbles

    Nov 18, 2018 @ 3:00 PM
    Location: Hunziker Black Box Theatre

    26 Pebbles
    by Eric Ulloa
    Directed by Elizabeth Stroppel

    The quaint suburb of Newtown, Connecticut was a happy place for families and friends. But one December day, their picturesque world shattered as tragedy struck at the elementary school, propelling them into the national spotlight. Based on testimony of Newtown community members, Ulloa’s play explores gun violence and a small town shaken by a horrific event.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $10 Students, Senior Citizens, WP faculty, staff, and alumni

    Performances:
    November 13-18, 2018
    Tuesday-Saturday at 7:00 p.m. •  Saturday also at 2:00 p.m. • Sunday at 3:00 p.m.


     

  • The Science of Art Series
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency
    Performance: Sacred Music Sacred Dance

    Nov 18, 2018 @ 3:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Performance: Sacred Music Sacred Dance
    Robed in magnificent costumes and playing traditional Tibetan instruments, the Loseling monks perform the multiphonic chanting of ancient temple music and dance for world healing. 

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency- Wednesday, November 14 – Sunday, November 18
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet is a world tour endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to promote world peace and healing by sharing Tibet’s rich and authentic sacred performing and visual arts with modern audiences.  The Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastary will be in residence at WPU with a variety of activities for all to experience.

    Admission: $15 public • $13 Students, Senior Citizens, WP faculty, staff, and alumni

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet World Tour


     

  • WP New Music Series presents
    Premiere screening of Ringing Changes: 50 Years of New Jersey Percussion Ensemble

    Nov 19, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hobart Hall Room 140A

    The New Jersey Percussion Ensemble has been on the forefront of the percussive arts since 1968. A new documentary film by Payton MacDonald chronicles the development of the ensemble, with extensive interview footage from members of the group, as well as founder Ray DesRoches, composers Charles Wuorinen, Robert Pollock, David Saperstein, and many others. The film also includes historical footage and new performances.

    Admission:  Free!

    Screenings on November 19, 2018 at 7:00pm and 9:00pm


     

  • WP New Music Series presents
    Premiere screening of Ringing Changes: 50 Years of New Jersey Percussion Ensemble

    Nov 19, 2018 @ 9:00 PM
    Location: Hobart Hall Room 140A

    The New Jersey Percussion Ensemble has been on the forefront of the percussive arts since 1968. A new documentary film by Payton MacDonald chronicles the development of the ensemble, with extensive interview footage from members of the group, as well as founder Ray DesRoches, composers Charles Wuorinen, Robert Pollock, David Saperstein, and many others. The film also includes historical footage and new performances.

    Admission:  Free!

    Screenings on November 19, 2018 at 7:00pm and 9:00pm


     

  • The Moscow Ballet presents
    The Great Russian Nutcracker

    Nov 30, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Experience the internationally acclaimed Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker, a holiday tradition that has wowed audiences worldwide. Get your tickets now!

    Admission: Front Orchestra $67 • Rear Orchestra $57 • Loge $57 • Rear Loge $47 
    Premium packages are available by calling the box office.

    Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker


     

  • Jazz Room Series presents
    Cynthia Sayer and Her Joyride Quartet

    Dec 02, 2018 @ 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Cynthia Sayer has taken on the rare status as a jazz banjo performer. As a virtuoso and spokesperson for the instrument, Sayer appeared on the PBS documentary “Give Me the Banjo.” She is one of the founding members of Woody Allen’s New Orleans Jazz Band and has performed as part of four of his movies. Her fabulous playing cemented her place in the National Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame as a contemporary performer.

    Sittin’ In Meet-the-Artist sessions are one hour prior to each concert in Shea Recital Hall.

    Admission: $15 General Public • $12 WP community and senior citizens • $8 non-WP students • WP students admitted fee with ID • $3 additional charge per ticket on show day

    Cynthia Sayer


     

  • WP New Music Series presents
    WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles

    Dec 03, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    The ensembles will perform a program of 20thCentury classics and world premieres.

    Admission:  Free!


     

  • The Science of Art Series
    Arm of the Sea Theater presents
    The Rejuvenary River Circus

    Dec 04, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    A Story About the Life of a River
    This allegorical tale features over three dozen mask and puppet characters, great live music, and a gorgeous hand-printed bio-morphic set design. Along this fantastic voyage, a host of creatures offer insight into their particular role in a watershed’s ecosystem. The performance combines art, ecology and social action.

    Recommended for ages 8 and up

    Admission: $10 Schools • Call 973.720.3178 for reservations.

    Arm of the Sea Theater


     

  • WP Voice presents
    Winter Choral Concert

    Dec 04, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Wayne, NJ

    The concert will feature the J.S. Bach cantata, Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131,in addition to seasonal choral favorites.

    Admission: Free!


     

  • WP Presents! Sensory Friendly Performances
    Theaterworks USA’s Pete The Cat

    Dec 05, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    WP Presents! Sensory Friendly Performances
    Theaterworks USA’s Pete The Cat
    Books and Lyrics by Sarah Hammond
    Music by Will Aronson
    Originally Directed and Choreographed by Dan Knechtges
    Directed and Choreographed by Andrew Rasmussen

    Based on the popular book series by Kimberly and James Dean, this rollicking musical follows Pete the groovy blue cat and Jimmy Biddle on a new adventure of friendship and inspiration.

    Recommended for grades Pre-K through 3

    Admission: $10

    Please note: This performance is only open to classes and families with children on the autism spectrum. Please call 973-720-3178 for ticket reservations and information.

    Theaterworks USA


     

  • The 40th Annual Distinguished Lecturer Series presents
    An Evening with Anchor and Managing Editor of PBS NewsHour
    Judy Woodruff

    Dec 06, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Judy Woodruff—one of the world's most prominent female journalists—brings groundbreaking reporting experience, sharing insights on the Trump Administration, Congress and the changing political landscape. Join us in our 40th year, for an in-depth look at the Midterm election results, and an analysis of what is to come.

    Admission: $28

    Judy Woodruff at PBS.org


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    Stand-Up Show: TWO

    Dec 08, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
    Location: Gotham Comedy Club, New York City

    Enjoy the laughter as WP students from the advanced Stand-up II class take their final exam by performing live at New York City’s Gotham Comedy Club!

    Please call 212.367.9000 for reservations.


     

  • James D’Amico Productions presents
    Zeppelin Complete

    Dec 08, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    This six-piece ensemble creates an epic wall of sound Led Zeppelin fans have never before experienced. Here are all your Zeppelin favorites, note perfect--right off the album...exactly the way Jimmy Page meant them to be heard!

    Tickets: $43 Orchestra • $38 Loge

    Zeppelin Complete


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The Comedy Improv Show

    Dec 12, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hobart Hall Martini Room

    Laugh the loudest for your favorite improvisation! In this comedic tour de force, WP students prompt suggestions from the audience and create improvisations that will have you rolling in the aisles!

    For information please contact WP professor Elizabeth Stroppel at stroppele@wpunj.edu.

    Admission: Free!


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    The Sketch Comedy Show

    Dec 14, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Location: Hobart Hall Martini Room

    Sketches are written and performed by WP students in a fun-filled evening of laughter. If you like Saturday Night Live, then this is the show for you! 

    For information please contact WP professor Elizabeth Stroppel at stroppele@wpunj.edu.

    Admission: Free!


     

  • Imagination Movers Holiday Reindeer Party
    Dec 15, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    The Imagination Movers bring their positivity and enthusiasm to the Shea Center stage in this interactive holiday treat for the whole family.Their live stage show has been praised by Parenting magazine and inspires children to "reach high, think big, work hard, have fun!" This is the perfect show to get your kids in the holiday spirit.

    Admission: $25 •  $55 VIP seating and meet-and-greet (limited to 150 tickets)

    The Imagination Movers


     

  • WP Theatre presents
    Stand-Up Show: ONE

    Dec 15, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
    Location: Gotham Comedy Club, New York City

    Share in the laughter as WP students from the stand-up introduction class take their final exam by performing live at one of New York City’s premier comedy clubs!

    Please call the Gotham Comedy Club at 212.367.9000 for reservations.


     

  • 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

    Darlene Love