2017 Spring Season at WP Presents!

Mommy University is so excited to renew our partnership this season with WP Presents! In exchange for tickets to performances, we are so happy to be able to bring you all the entertainment this season as well as our honest review of the shows.

The steps of Shea Center for Performing Arts welcomes not only the students of William Paterson where it resides, but also the families of New Jersey.  This community continues to invite musicians, actors, and dancers to further expose our children to diverse artistic expression.  At Mommy University, we have witnessed how bringing children to the theater has not only stimulated an appreciation of the arts as well as encouraging their imagination.

The family performances are one day engagements that can be a minimum of 45 minutes in length and designed to balance educational components with engaging stories.  Prior to each family performance, there is a free craft activity that will relate to the story the children will watch.  After select shows, children can meet the performers, receive an autograph and take a photograph with them.  The program offers many layers that will appeal to the various family members.

2016-17 WP Presents! Spring Season

Jeff Boyer’s Bubble Trouble
Feb 26, 2017 @ 2:00 PM

What is bubbling over with fun? Jeff Boyer’s Bubble Trouble is an exciting one-man bubble explosion. Your family will see a bubble volcano, bubble roller coaster and a child in a bubble. The show blends comedy, music and bubbles in this interactive show.

Admission:  $15 Adults •  $12 Children

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Big Nazo Creature Show 
Mar 11, 2017 @ 2:00 PM

The mix of comedy, music, Sci-Fi, stunts and surreal puppetry intersects each other in this unique experience. Big Nazo is an international performance group that includes artists, puppet performers and musicians that combine their skills to create a performance with unique characters.

Admission:  $15 Adults •  $12 Children


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Theater for Children with Autism presents
Artspower’s The Monster Who Ate My Peas 

Mar 22, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

The value of will power will be explored in this sensory friendly performance that is based on the multi-award winning book written by Danny Schnitzlein and illustrated by Matthew Faulkner.  ArtsPower’s musical tells the story of a young boy who doesn’t want to eat his peas which will engage adults and children.

Admission:  $8 General Seating

Please note this performance is only open to classes and families with children with autism. 
Please call 973-720-3178 for ticket reservations and information


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N.J. Theatre Alliance 19th Annual Stages Festival
Stone Soup and Other Stories (A Sensory Friendly performance)
Mar 26, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Stone Soup offers a blend of folk tales from around the world. It is going to be engaging, participatory and exciting for families to learn about traditions from places around the earth.

Admission:  $10 Adults • Children: Free!

Stone Soup

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Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix Comedy Dog Show
Apr 23, 2017 @ 2:00 PM

Theater is going to the dogs! Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix Comedy Dog Show is at WP Presents. Canines will keep everyone howling from laughter and joy as the dogs demonstrate tricks. The dogs have been mostly rescued from shelters and featured on David Letterman, Disneyland, the Big Apple Circus and at the White House.

Admission: $15 Adults • $12 Children

Muttville Comix

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See something you like (everything I’m sure)? You can purchase tickets on WP Presents website at wp-presents.org  We look forward to bringing you reviews of some of the performances listed here as well as the various benefits of programs WP Presents!

Check out reviews of past performances:


Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas

Get Electrified at WP Presents!

Star Wars Extravaganza

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