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Occurs on Saturday February 25 2023

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Shea Center for Performing Arts
William Paterson University- Shea Center
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne NJ 07470

Event Notes

× Forever Ray- Paying homage to the music of the “Genius” Ray Charles.”

Forever Ray has been performing to sell-out audiences throughout the New York Metropolitan area. They perform the exciting and uplifting music of Ray Charles, which includes a wonderful blend of musical styles ranging from Jazz and Blues to Country and R&B. Members of Forever Ray have performed with Ray Charles, Alicia Keys, Warren Haynes, Lettuce, Rod Stewart, The Blues Brothers, Stevie Wonder, the Harlem Gospel Choir, Frank Sinatra, James Brown, and The Temptations! The band features Whitley Shulton (lead vocals), Angela Workman (vocals), Chyna Grant (vocals), Samantha Joy (vocals), Mitchell Endick (baritone saxophone), Baron Raymonde (alto saxophone), Tim Ouimette (trumpet), John Farnsworth (tenor saxophone), Yayoi Ikawa (keyboards), Bobby Deitch (drums/Musical Director), and Joe Macaro (bass).

Ray Charles, an American musician, was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950s by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, jazz, and country music. He helped racially integrate country and pop music during the 1960s with his crossover success. Frank Sinatra called Ray Charles “the only true genius in show business.”

Reserved Seating: Gold Circle $40 • Orchestra $35 • Loge $35 • Rear Loge $30 • Senior and WP Community 10% discount is available, please call or visit the box office; WP Students 10% discount available with ID at Box Office.

Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. There is an additional $5 charge PER TICKET if purchased at the box office on the evening of the show.

William Paterson University is committed to reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19. To minimize exposure all visitors are required to adhere to state and local laws and University health policies to ensure the safety of our community.

WP is a mask-friendly campus. Masks are no longer required indoors.
Please click HERE to visit our COVID 19 safety protocols information page for the most up to date information.

This performance is being sold to full capacity. Please take your personal comfort level into consideration prior to purchasing tickets.

Additional discounts may be available by calling the Box Office.
There is a $4 per order fee for all sales not made in person at the Box Office.
Box Office hours are Monday and Friday 10 am - 2 pm, Tuesday through Thursday 10 am - 5 pm and one hour prior to the event.
There is a $5 per order fee for mailed or printed tickets. E-Tickets/Print at Home tickets are included in the purchase price.
Discounts are limited to a maximum of 2 tickets. All additional tickets will be at the full public price.
All programs, artists, dates, policies, prices and times subject to change.
Valid government photo ID required for all transactions.
Lobby opens 60 minutes prior to event.
Late Seating is at the discretion of the management. Late Seating is not available for all events.

No Refunds or Exchanges. All Sales Are Final.

Please remember to advise our box office of wheelchair or other special needs prior to purchasing your tickets so that we may better assist you.

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