Tuesday, August 5, 2014



Popular Music, Comedy, & More!

The Capitol Steps
We Put The "MOCK" in Democracy!

WHEN: Friday, October 17, 8 PM
William Paterson University Shea Center, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne

Take a break from the tightly wound newscasts and exercise your right to laugh with The Capitol Steps! 

Onstage Café at Shea presents

John Sebastian

WHEN: Saturday, November 1, 8 PM

Sit onstage and enjoy a delicious dinner buffet along with beer and wine or enjoy the show only with a general admission ticket. Onstage guests should arrive at 6:30 PM.


Distinguished Lecturer Series presents

Inside Science with Radiolab's Robert Krulwich

WHEN: Friday, November 14,  7:30 PM

In this multimedia talk, Krulwich dissects a series of Radiolab stories, early drafts, ideas that turned out to be mistakes, stories that worked wonderfully, and tales that got him and his radio partner into trouble. 

Christmas with the Celts
(As seen on PBS-TV)

WHEN: Saturday, December 6, 8:00 PM

With Irish step dancers and top notch musicians, The Celts offer a joyful concert of Irish and Scottish carols plus all the Americana classics to get you in the holiday spirit!

Celebrate the Holidays with

Florence LaRue and The 5th Dimension

WHEN: Saturday, December 13, 8 PM

Enjoy classic hits like Up, Up, and Away, Wedding Bell Blues, Stone Soul Picnic, Last Night I Didn't Get To Sleep, and the iconic smash hit Aquarius.

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Musical Salon Series
WHERE: All Performances take place in the historic Hobart Manor.

Iris Perry, Piano 
Daniel Mumm, Cello

WHEN: Sunday, October 19, 2:00 PM

This piano/cello duo will perform concert works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Saint-Saens in the first Salon concert of the season.

Beethoven Birthday Bash
featuring Piano, Cello, and Clarinet

WHEN: Sunday, December 14, 2:00 PM

It's Ludwig's 244th birthday, and you are invited to celebrate with a concert of gorgeous sonatas and a cake.


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New Jersey Playwrights Contest

Get a peek at the works of three up-and-coming New Jersey playwrights as you enjoy staged readings of the finalists from the Twelfth Annual NJPC – Play Series.

Staged Readings of the Finalists from the Twelfth Annual NJPC – Play Series

WHEN: Sunday, October 26, 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM
Shea Center Recital Hall 101

Winner of the Eleventh Annual NJPC - Play Series

Trial and Treason
by S.W. Senek
Based on the novel See No Evil, by Cristina Guarneri

WHEN: December 3-6, 11-13, at 7:00 PM; December 7 and 14 at 3:00 PM
Hunziker Black Box Theatre

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Sneak Peek Spring 2015

On Sale Now!

  • Black Violin- February 5, 7:30 PM. Classical meets hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass
  • Catherine Russell- February 14.  Onstage dinner & seating begins at 6:30 PM. Concert 8:00 PM. Onstage Café at Shea Valentine's Day Celebration. 
  • Juggler Greg Kennedy of Cirque du Soleil- February 28, 2:00 PM. 
  • Eaglemania- March 7, 8:00 PM.  The World's Greatest Eagles Tribute Band!
  • ArcAttack - March 8, 2:00 PM. As seen on NBC's America's Got Talent
  • Direct from Paris- Les Yeux Noirs-March 15, 8:00 PM. Gypsy Klezmer 
  • Author/Sports Journalist Mitch Albom- March 27, 7:30 PM
  • Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes- March 28, 8:00 PM 
  • Micro Shrimp, a new musical comedy- March 31 - April 18.

Winner of the 12th Annual NJPC - Musical Series

  • The Doo Wop Project- April 11, 8:00 PM. Featuring stars from Broadway's Jersey Boys, Beautiful, and Motown the Musical
  • Bugs and Balloons presents The Lizard of Oz- April 12, 2:00 PM.
  • Theater for Children with Autism: Theatreworks USA's Skippyjon Jones April 17, 10:00 AM.
  • Glen Burtnik's Summer of Love Concert- May 9, 8:00 PM.

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William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Shea Center Box Office
Open Monday - Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM
Phone: 973.720.2371