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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

WP Presents! Virtual Wednesdays Winter/Spring Offerings 

Our weekly virtual series continues through this winter and spring with affordable and diverse programsmusic concerts, comedy, and family entertainmentto enjoy from home.

 


 

 

A Broadway Musical Family Affair starring

The Sharpe Family Singers

FEBRUARY 10, 8:00 PM/ET

 

The Sharpe Family Singers, the global TikTok internet sensation, is bringing the “family” back to “family entertainment!” Led by Broadway-star parents Ron and Barbra Sharpe, the show features their two adult children, Samantha and Logan Sharpe, their fan-favorite adorable twin boys, Connor and Aidan Sharpe, and three “adopted” family members (a boyfriend, a best friend, and a lovable uncle). Their repertoire includes songs from blockbuster movies, the Disney songbook, a wide variety of Top 40/Contemporary Pop hits, and new and classic Broadway show tunes. If you are looking for a fresh take on Broadway revues, this is the show for you and your family!

 Pay What You Choose (Starting at $5)

 

 


 

 

FEBRUARY 17, 8:00 PM/ET

 

Winner of "Best of Fest" an astounding 22 times, critically acclaimed and award-winning comedian Mike Delamont brings his hit one-man show to your living room. While God presents himself to us in order to clear up some misunderstandings and fallacies regarding himself and his role as the Almighty, this show is a way for God to let off some steam about what humans have been doing and not doing and his attempts to remain calm in the face of their actions. Enjoy a virtual evening with God, as Delamont embodies the character with such ease that you actually start to believe his explanations for the many issues he discusses. 

Pay What You Choose (Starting at $10)

 

 


 

 

FEBRUARY 24, 8:00 PM/ET

 

Winner of Las Vegas Review-Journal's "Best of Las Vegas" awards three years in a row, The Bronx Wanderers is a celebration of American rock and roll and the story of the Adinolfi family, told through their favorite songs (and yours). The group includes former record producer and family patriarch Yo! Vinny, his two multi-talented sons, Vin A and Nicky Stixx, and three of their most talented musician friends. Together, they take you on a musical, comedic, and heartfelt journey through music’s biggest hits by Frankie Valli, Celine Dion, Neil Diamond, Elvis, Billy Joel, Queen, and Bruno Mars, just to name a few, with great insider stories from Yo! Vinny’s 35-year career in the music industry. Truly a show for everyone of all ages!

 Pay What You Choose (Starting at $10)

 

 


 

 

MARCH 3, 8:00 PM/ET

 

Langston Hughes’s kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite, “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz,” is a 12-part epic poem and Hughes’s homage in verse and music to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s. The work, which he scored with musical cues drawn from the blues, gospel, bebop and progressive jazz, Latin “cha cha” and Afro-Cuban mambo music, West Indian calypso and African drumming, is a creative masterpiece left unperformed at his death. Now, the impressively versatile Dr. Ron McCurdy and his talented group of musicians celebrate this masterwork in a joyous, head bopping, and finger snapping performance.

Pay What You Choose (Starting at $10)

 

 


 

 

MARCH 10, 8:00 PM/ET

 

The award-winning combination of Michael DuBois and Viktoria Grimmy have five generations of circus performing between them and have wowed crowds all over the world. Recently featured in Hugh Jackman’s hit movie, The Greatest Showman, the Great DuBois have amassed an impressive list of credits, including appearances in the Tony Award-winning Pippin on Broadway, The Tonight Show with Jay LenoLate Night with David Letterman, Britney Spears’s World Circus Tour, and the movie Burlesque, to highlight just a few. This virtual show for all ages showcases incredible feats of juggling, hula hoops, aerial, unicycle, contortion, and magic all wrapped up into one fun performance to enjoy at home.

 Pay What You Choose (Starting at $5)

 

 


 

 

Naturally 7:

The Human Instruments

MARCH 24, 8:00 PM/ET

 

The jaw-dropping a cappella group Naturally 7 puts on a fabulous display of audio pyrotechnics that even compelled musical maestro Quincy Jones to declare them, “The best a cappella group in the world!” This tightly orchestrated group of singers transform their voices into actual human instruments, effortlessly producing music of any genre. Their vibrant 20-year career includes three world tours with Michael Bubl√© and shared billing with Coldplay. In addition, the group has shared the stage with numerous icons, including Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Ludacris, The Roots, and more. Naturally 7 give music lovers all they could hope for, and then some.

Pay What You Choose (Starting at $5)

 

 


 

 

Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra

Stage and Screen Spectacular

APRIL 14, 8:00 PM/ET

 

Join Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra for a musical time machine back to the fun and excitement of the early 20th century. Tap your feet to the syncopated stylings of the early 1900s—from tongue-in-cheek vocal numbers to the classics of Scott Joplin and George Gershwin, and even pop favorites by the Beatles and Queen. Watch classic silent films underscored by a 12-person orchestra with live music and sound effects! It's a program sure to make both young and old smile from ear to ear. Grab your bowler hat and suspenders, park your Model T down the street, and enjoy a trip back in time with Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra! 

Pay What You Choose (Starting at $10)

 

 


 

 

The Silhouettes presents

Golden Moments

APRIL 28, 8:00 PM/ET

 

The Silhouettes—America’s Got TalentSeason 6 first runner-up and 2020 Golden Buzzer winners on America’s Got Talent: The Champions—is America’s premier shadow-dance company. They have been featured in TV commercials, Nickelodeon’s See Dad Run, Netflix’s MC2, and performed around the world, receiving standing ovations and outstanding press reviews. Their virtual program, “Golden Moments,” is a one-hour show that tells the story of their twice-around journey on America’s Got Talent

 Pay What You Choose (Starting at $5)

 

 


 

 

Mariachi Divas

A Virtual Cinco de Mayo Concert Celebration

MAY 5, 8:00 PM/ET

 

Two-time Grammy Award winners, 11-time Grammy Award nominees, and multiple winners of Fox Music USA Latin Awards, Mariachi Divas is a unique, all-female multicultural ensemble with its foundation and roots in mariachi that also draws on its members’ diverse influences like jazz and pop to create music that is traditional and then some. The Divas were recently featured in Disney Pixar’s Coco: A Live-to-Film Concert Experience at the Hollywood Bowl, and appeared in the music video of Disney Pixar Coco’s “Remember Me” with Christina Aguilera and Miguel. They have also performed, recorded, and collaborated with major Latin and American recording artists. 

 Pay What You Choose (Starting at $10)

 

 


 

The box office is closed for in-person sales. You must purchase tickets in advance via the online box office ticketing system. If you need assistance, please contact the box office at boxoffice@wpunj.edu or 973.720.2371.

 These events are being livestreamed only. You will be watching the event from home on your own device – computer, tablet, smart phone, or smart TV – and will need Internet access. A special weblink to view livestreams will be on your ticket.

 


 



In an effort to provide the tools necessary for student success in the music program and for the University to continue to provide outstanding public performances, The WP 88 Keys Campaign is being launched to generate support for the purchase of a new Steinway piano for the Shea Center for the Performing Arts. You are invited to join this campaign with a purchase of a piano key. If you are interested, please contact Maureen O’Connor at oconnorm24@wpunj.edu or 973.720.3990. For general support of the campaign, click the donate button and choose

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