Tuesday, February 28, 2023









MARCH 5, 2:00 PM


“I’m Possible” tells the story of Johnny, a young boy who dreams of joining the circus. Audiences follow Johnny’s inspirational journey as he enters a world of beautiful aerial artistry, flying hula hoops, free standing ladder, the daring wheel of destiny, contortion, comedy and much more jampacked into a one-hour show! This uplifting production features an extraordinary cast of multi-talented and multi-abled performers who inspire audiences with their extraordinary feats of human accomplishment and the astounding potential of the human spirit. Fun for the whole family!


 Omnium Circus ensures representation of disabled and BIPOC artists on a world class stage and a fully accessible, multi-sensory experience so all can experience the wonder of the Circus. American Sign Language is fully integrated into every show. Relaxed seating option at every performance- express your joy the way you feel best! Extra space, movement and vocalization are welcome. Audio description available at every performance.


Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: Gold Circle $45 • Rear Orchestra and Loge $40*


*10% off for WP employees, students, alumni, and senior citizens by calling or visiting the box office. Tickets are an additional $5 on show day.

15% off for groups of ten or more.






This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. 





MARCH 10, 8:00 PM


Killer Queen's first public shows were at London University, following in the footsteps of the real Queen who had played their first shows there decades earlier. Killer Queen's UK popularity grew to such an extent they soon secured a residency in London's Strand Theatre attracting nationwide BBC coverage - the first tribute to have a show in the West End. The band's reputation continued to grow both in the UK and abroad leading to an awards ceremony in Leicester Square, hosted by Suggs from Madness who presented them with the award for “Worldwide Best Tribute Band”. They also scored a number one hit when they they were asked to

recreate Queen's harmonies for “The Real Life” with Fatboy Slim.

Killer Queen has set their sights on America – performing in the the country's most prestigious venues. During 2020 the band released a single in the style of Queen written by Patrick, “We'll Fight Again,” which delighted Queen fans all over the world.


Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: Gold Circle $65 • Rear Orchestra/Front Loge $55 • 

Rear Loge $45







MARCH 23, 7:00 PM


The award-winning Mosaic Dance Theater Company (MDTC), based in Glen Ridge, NJ, in collaboration with WP Presents!, celebrates Women’s History Month and women’s contributions to world culture by taking you on a journey through the ages, in Through Her Eyes: Women of the Near East Through the Ages, a joyous multimedia dance experience.  


Travel through millennia to meet two historical women of the ancient Middle East, who, despite struggles and repression, triumphed over cultural and religious obstacles to attain greatness in their respective lives and times. Their stories, told in MDTC’s signature style of dance/story theater, embody the majestic power and resilience of the human spirit, providing an illuminating look at women's achievements in ancient times.  


Be captivated by the exuberance and grace of engaging folkloric women’s dances of North Africa and the Middle East. Lavish costumes, virtuosic choreography, and sparkling storytelling make Through Her Eyes one event you won’t want to miss. 


Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: Orchestra $30 • Loge $25 $10 students with ID (one ticket per student) 


10% discount for WP employees, alumni, and senior citizens. 

15% discount for groups of 15 or more.






MARCH 25, 8:00 PM


Celebrating over 45 years since their founding in 1977, New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated it into a blend of genres including Bebop Jazz, Funk and R&B/Soul. This unique sound, described by the band as a ‘musical gumbo,’ has allowed the Dirty Dozen to tour across 5 continents and more than 30 countries, record 12 studio albums and collaborate with a range of artists from Modest Mouse to Widespread Panic to Norah Jones. Forty-five-plus years later, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world-famous music machine whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances. 


Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: Gold Circle $45 • Rear Orchestra/Front Loge $40 • 

Rear Loge $35*


*10% off for WP employees, students, alumni, and senior citizens by calling or visiting the box office. Tickets are an additional $5 on show day.








MARCH 29, 10:30 AM


By Junot Díaz

Adaptation and Direction: Elise Thoron

Performed by Kelvin Grullon


This thrilling adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel chronicles the life of Oscar, an overweight science-fiction enthusiast from Paterson, NJ who dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien. Encapsulating magical realism and Dominican-American history, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao presents audiences with an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and explores the endless human capacity to persevere, and risk it all in the name of love.


This Literature to Life presentation features the delicately brutal words of Junot Díaz, detailing the life-long alienation of the love obsessed Oscar as narrated by his unlikely friend, Yunior. Through this 60-minute exploration of brotherhood, fantasy stories, and what it means to be a “Dominican man”, we come to understand the culture of fear and violence that resulted from Trujillo's 30+ years dictatorship of the Dominican Republic, and the importance of facing fear with love.


Appropriate for high school, college, and community audiences

Please note this title contains mature content and language.


Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: FREE


Tickets are not required, but we strongly encourage audience members to register in advance.






MARCH 30, 7:00 PM


The mesmerizing “Fan Dance” and “Drums of Ecstasy” are among the dazzling and engaging repertoire of Sounds of Korea. Under the direction of Sue Yeon Park, noted master artist and recent recipient of the NEA National Fellowship Heritage Award, Sounds of Korea specializes in a repertoire which spans a vast range of styles and settings, from classical court music and dance traditions to theatrical masked dances and solo instrumental folk genres. Using a wide variety of percussion and wind instruments, including the prominent kayagum, Sounds of Korea’s beautifully crafted instruments and colorful costumes play an integral role in their stunning productions.


Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

General Admission: $15 Free for William Paterson students and employees with show of ID (1 ticket per person).







MARCH 31, 8:00 PM


Over the course of crafting a 25-album catalog and architecting nearly 40 Billboard No. 1 singles as a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, Brian Culbertson has charted his own unique course in music. For this album and tour, Culbertson composed thirty songs that populate the three albums in “The Trilogy” that describes the three-part arc of a long-term relationship: the hot and steamy “falling in love” phase, the rocky middle when perhaps they even break up for a bit, and the couple reunites to live “happily ever after” phase. The Trilogy Tour will feature a mix of songs from The Trilogy Albums, as well as the greatest hits from Brian Culbertson’s catalog. Whether you’re listening to music from “The Trilogy” on record or live in concert, you’re hearing an eclectic, entertaining and engaging set from an artist at the peak of his power. 


Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: Gold Circle $69 • VIP Gold $149 • Orchestra $59 •

VIP Orchestra $139 • Front Loge $59 • Rear Loge $49


VIP package

-One (1) Ultimate Seat Location

-Invitation to Soundcheck Viewing

-One (1) Signed Tour Poster

-Crowd-Free Merch Access


WP employees, alumni, and senior citizens are eligible for a 10% discount by visiting the box office in person. No discounts apply to VIP tickets.



The VIP Package is sold by the Shea Center on behalf of 237Global. All inquiries regarding the package beyond your basic ticket should be addressed to Please read the below carefully. Address any questions to


All package elements will be rendered invalid if resold. Name changes will be issued at the sole discretion of 23/7 Global. VIP instructions will be sent via email no later than three days (3) prior to the concert. If you do not receive this email three days (3) prior please email All packages and contents are non-transferable; no refunds or exchanges; all sales are final. All VIP package items and experiences are subject to change. Please note that the information provided at the time of purchase (e-mail and mailing address) is the same information that will be utilized for individual contact requirements where applicable. 23/7 Global, the artist, tour, promoter, ticketing company, venue or any other affiliated parties are not responsible for outdated or inaccurate information provided by the consumer at the time of purchase. If you have any questions regarding your VIP package elements, or have not received your package information within three days (3) of the concert date, please email




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