Upcoming Events


Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary

Apr 19

Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary 

Pollak Theatre - 2 PM

Peter Yarrow’s talents as a creative artist—both with the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer—are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs including Puff, the Magic Dragon, Day is Done, Light One Candle and The Great Mandala. We all know the music of Peter, Paul and Mary—folk classics that remain the soundtrack for many generations and in this family-oriented performance, Yarrow performs heartwarming renditions of the iconic songs we all know and love.

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Visiting Writer: Brian Turner

Apr 21

Visiting Writer: Brian Turner 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Brian Turner is a soldier-poet who is the author of two poetry collections, Phantom Noise and Here, Bullet which won the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award, the New York Times “Editor's Choice” selection, the 2006 Pen Center USA "Best in the West" award, and the 2007 Poets Prize, among others. He also has a memoir, My Life as a Foreign Country (2014) that retraces his war experience. Turner served seven years in the US Army, to include one year as an infantry team leader in Iraq with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Prior to that, he was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1999-2000 with the 10th Mountain Division. Turner's poetry has been published in Poetry Daily, The Georgia Review, and other journals, and in the Voices in Wartime Anthology published in conjunction with the feature-length documentary film of the same name.

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Bolshoi Ballet: Ivan the Terrible (Broadcast in HD)

Apr 23

Bolshoi Ballet: Ivan the Terrible (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Ivan the Terrible is a work in the true Bolshoi style. Yuri Grigorovich’s powerful and fascinating epic dramatizes Ivan the Terrible’s controversial reign, and portrays events in 16th‐century Russia in visually stunning scenes. His choreography, full of vigor, strength and wild jumps, also includes great grace and fragility in the female roles. Sensitive classical and powerful character dance blend to create a lyrical epic, rich in the colors of medieval Russia.

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Roger McGuinn Workshop and Guitar Circle

Apr 23

Roger McGuinn Workshop and Guitar Circle 

Wilson Hall - 1 PM

This workshop will include a history of the Byrds' musical revolution as well as highlighting the computer techniques McGuinn uses in recording. Bring your guitar to participate in the Guitar Circle!

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Roger McGuinn

Apr 24

Roger McGuinn 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

As the founder of the Byrds, Roger McGuinn is firmly established as an indisputable industry icon. From his signature 12 string Rickenbacker sound, to his instantly recognizable vocals on hits like Turn, Turn, Turn, Eight Miles High and Mr. Tambourine Man, McGuinn didn’t just make music; he made history. He was on the leading edge, combining the rock beat of the Beatles with the folk sensibilities of Bob Dylan, to create the genre known as “folk-rock.” Roger’s solo career began in 1973 and has yielded 10 albums, a Grammy nomination, and extensive touring and performing for enthralled audiences ever since.

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Met Opera: CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI (Broadcast in HD)

Apr 25

Met Opera: CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 12:30 PM

New Production Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village.

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Gallery Exhibition: Annual Student Exhibition

Apr 26-May 1

Gallery Exhibition: Annual Student Exhibition 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

Featuring the select works by Monmouth University students in Photography, Graphic Design, Animation and Studio Art. Opening reception: Sunday, April 26, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Free Event


National Theatre of London: The Hard Problem (Broadcast in HD)

May 6

National Theatre of London: The Hard Problem (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).

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Sinatra: An American Icon Symposium

May 9

Sinatra: An American Icon Symposium 

Wilson Hall - 12 PM

The Sinatra Family and Frank Sinatra Enterprises are pleased to announce some of the major initiatives confirmed as part of this year’s Sinatra 100 centennial celebration honoring one of the most cherished entertainment legends of all time, Frank Sinatra. An icon who forever epitomizes the American dream, Frank Sinatra continues to have an immeasurable influence on popular culture: music, film, art, theatre, fashion and beyond. Sinatra was a true one-of-a-kind personality whose incredible achievements continue to inspire greatness in others. As part of this celebration, Monmouth University in partnership with the GRAMMY MUSEUM will be hosting a Sinatra Centennial panel discussion. Please check back soon for more details on speakers and schedule.

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An Evening with NILS LOFGREN ACOUSTIC DUO

May 9

An Evening with NILS LOFGREN ACOUSTIC DUO 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Guitar, multi instrumental and vocal virtuoso NILS LOFGREN joined Neil Young’s band at the age of 17. He used that credential to land his own band Grin, a record deal in 1971. His solo career began in 1975 which spawned a string of mid-70’s rock radio hits, “Back It Up”, “Keith Don’t Go” and his biggest, “I Came to Dance”. In 1984 he joined Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band for the massive Born in the USA tour and has been with them ever since.

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National Theatre of London: Man and Superman (Broadcast in HD)

May 16

National Theatre of London: Man and Superman (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

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Met Opera: CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA/ PAGLIACCI (Broadcast in HD)

May 17

Met Opera: CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA/ PAGLIACCI (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

New Production Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village.

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