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THE DOO WOP PROJECT Featuring Former and Current Stars of Jersey Boys and Motown the Musical
WHEN: SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 8:00PM WHERE: The Shea Center, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne
The Doo Wop Project returns to the Shea Center for a third consecutive season! The Doo Wop Project faithfully traces the music from groups like The Crests, The Belmonts, and The Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Seasons, all the way to Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse
This all-star cast of singers features Dominic Scaglione, Jr. (far left) who currently plays the role of Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys on Broadway; Charl Brown (second to left) who was Tony-nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for his breakout role as Smokey Robinson in Broadway's Motown the Musical. John Michael Dias who played the role of Frankie Valli on Broadway and all over the country in the national tours of Jersey Boys; Dominic Nolfi (second to right) who was recently a part of the ensemble cast for Paper Mill Playhouse's A Bronx Tale, directed by Robert DeNiro and Chazz Palminteri, and also appeared in the Broadway productions of Jersey Boys (as Tommy DeVito) and Motown the Musical (as Barney Ales); Dwayne Cooper (right), who is the modern day metamorphosis of Sammy Davis, Jr. and Barry White, is a triple threat by industry standards and has appeared in Broadway's Motown the Musical and Hairspray. Cooper is also a chart-topping songwriter and producer.
There will be a meet-and-greet immediately following the concert. The group will sign and sell copies of their new EP album The Doo Wop Project. To download the album and learn more about The Doo Wop Project, please visit thedoowopproject.com.
WHEN: SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2:00PM
The Hobart Trio featuring Pianist Iris Perry, Violinist Kathleen Butler-Hopkins, & Cellist Joseph Kimura
The trio will perform Haydn's Trio No. 39 in G Major, Hob. XV:25, Turina's Trio No. 2 in B Minor, Op. 76, and Schubert's Trio No. 1 in B Flat Major, D. 898
WHERE: intimate setting of the Shea Recital Hall Room 101 (downstairs from Shea Auditorium).
Touring the United States for the first time since 2002, Hugo y Ines present their classic combination of mime, dance, and puppetry to tell poetic stories about everyday life through characters that they created over a twenty-five year span, using their feet, hands, elbows, knees, and a few props.
This engagement of Hugo y Ines is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Glen Burtnik's Summer of Love Concert Music from the Woodstock Generation
Back by popular demand for the fourth year in a row, the Summer of Love Concert commemorates the musical landscape between 1967 and 1969. Hear music by The Doors, The Mamas & The Papas, Joe Cocker, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, Otis Redding, Sly & The Family Stone, and more.