Jazz on the Plaza 6:15 p.m. - The Roxy Coss Trio
This explosive duo is comprised of two extraordinary, virtuoso musicians. Diego Figueiredo’s exciting and dynamic guitar playing encompasses his knowledge of jazz, western art music, and bossa nova. Ken Peplowski, a veteran clarinet master, is the one of the most versatile musicians you will find with a stylistic range from early jazz to the avant-garde, and classical to bossa nova.
Admission: $10 per evening concert • $40 for weeklong pass
Diego Figueiredo Ken Peplowski
Jazz on the Plaza 6:15 p.m. - The Lintet
The multi-faceted WP professor, Pete McGuinness, takes the stage with Big Beat, an exciting, up-and-coming, WP alumni-led jazz orchestra. As a two-time Grammy nominee, McGuinness has played and recorded with Maria Schneider, Lionel Hampton, Jimmy Heath, among other accomplishments. For this performance, Big Beat will be directed by WP music professor Stephen Marcone.
Jazz on the Plaza 6:15 p.m. - The Kelly Green Trio
Pianist and composer Angelica Sanchez “likes building structures and breaking free of them,” said Nate Chinen in The New York Times. Sanchez has performed and recorded as a leader, also working in collaboration with a plethora of jazz veterans. For this performance, Sanchez teams up with percussionist and composer Kevin Norton, who has recorded, performed, and composed for an eclectic array of artists and groups. The trio is completed by longtime WP jazz faculty member Steve LaSpina, a stalwart NYC area bassist and composer who has performed and recorded with many jazz legends.
Angelica Sanchez Steve LaSpina Kevin Norton
Jazz on the Plaza 6:15 p.m. - The Candice Reyes Quintet
Saxophonist and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Jimmy Heath’s 50-year career has included every leading jazz musician, from Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis to Wynton Marsalis. A distinguished composer and arranger, his music has been in the repertoire of Clark Terry, James Moody, Chet Baker, Dexter Gordon, and numerous others. His regular quartet includes his brother and co-leader, drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath, pianist Jeb Patton, and bassist David Wong, and this year they will be joined by alto-saxophonist Antonio Hart. Don’t miss the William Paterson summer tradition.
Jimmy Heath & the Heath Brothers Antonio Hart
Enjoy this special free afternoon concert featuring the fresh sounds of student ensembles from our Summer Jazz Workshop.
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, then you will love the CSNsongs show.
Admission: $40 Orchestra • $35 Loge
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.
Let’s Hang On!
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
Join us for a special pre-Veteran’s Week celebration as we present excerpts from six plays that highlight on the experience of women in the military.
Two Performances - Tues. Oct. 30, 2018 at 12:30pm and 7:00pm
Featuring The Brooklyn Bridge ("The Worst That Could Happen"), The Duprees ("You Belong to Me"), and The Drifters ("This Magic Moment"). Plus special guests The Bucket List and Uncle Floyd
Admission: Gold Circle $59 • Orchestra $59 • Loge $49 • Rear Loge $49
The Brooklyn Bridge The Duprees The Drifters
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 7:00pm
NPR’s Selected Shorts: Behaving Badly
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
Experience the internationally acclaimed Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker, a holiday tradition that has wowed audiences worldwide. Get your tickets now!
Admission: $65 Gold Circle • $55 Rear Orchestra/Front Loge • $45 Rear Loge. Premium packages are available by calling the box office.
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
WP Sensory Friendly Performances presents 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
Please note: This performance is only open to classes and families with children on the autism spectrum. Please call Lavene Gass at 973-720-3178 for ticket reservations and information.
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.
Judy Woodruff at PBS.org
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
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
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 Homeand 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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