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Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake - Live in HD

Mar 26

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake - Live in HD 

Pollak Theatre - 3 PM

At moonlight on the banks of a mysterious lake, Prince Siegfried meets the bewitched swan-woman Odette. Completely spellbound by her beauty, he swears his faithfulness to her. However, the Prince realizes too late that Fate has another plan for him…

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National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler (Broadcast in HD)

Mar 29

National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 AM

“I’ve no talent for life.” Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free...Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).

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BLACK MARIA FILM FESTIVAL

Mar 30

BLACK MARIA FILM FESTIVAL 

Pollak Theatre - 6:30 PM

The Black Maria Film Festival was founded in 1981 as a tribute to Thomas Edison's development of the motion picture at his laboratory, dubbed the "Black Maria" film studio, the first in the world, in West Orange, NJ. Now in its 36th year, the festival attracts and showcases the work of independent filmmakers internationally. The festival is a project of the Thomas A. Edison Media Arts Consortium, an independent non-profit organization in residence at New Jersey City University's Department of Media Arts. Unlike other major film festivals, the Black Maria Festival is not presented in only one location. Instead, the winning films are presented at universities, museums, libraries and cultural centers across the country all year.

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Apr 1-May 31

ART+AUTISM 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

Presented in partnership with Autism Speaks New Jersey, this juried exhibition opening at the beginning of Autism Awareness Month will showcase the talents and abilities of artists living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and initiate a conversation about the unique power of art in the autism community. Each piece of work will be for sale and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks. The opening reception will be presented in conjunction with the Bravo Amici benefit concert for Autism Speaks on April 2

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BRAVO AMICI - FUNDRAISER FOR AUTISM SPEAKS

Apr 2

BRAVO AMICI - FUNDRAISER FOR AUTISM SPEAKS 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Presented in partnership with Autism Speaks NJ this special concert presentation held on World Autism Awareness Day will feature Geoff Sewell, founder of the classical crossover opera band Amici Forever and his cast of exceptionally talented Broadway performers singing favorite pieces from well-known musicals, operas and popular music. From classic opera favorites like La Traviata's Brindisi to Phantom's All I Ask of You and crowd pleasers like That's Amore, audiences will delight in the uplifting performance by the gifted vocalists of Bravo Amici. The concert will also feature a special video presentation of Sewell's song Heal Me co-written by his wife Simone and featuring daughters Olivia and Sienna (who has autism) highlighting the message that autism is treatable. This event will be held in conjunction with the Art+Autism gallery exhibition opening reception featuring juried work by artists with Autism. Proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks NJ.

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WOMEN IN THE WORLD WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH FILM FESTIVAL

Apr 3

WOMEN IN THE WORLD WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH FILM FESTIVAL 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Now in its 8th year, Women In Media - Newark’s international Women’s History Month Film Festival continues to educate about, and advocate for global issues facing women. “Women In the World,” the theme of the 2017 film fest, will focus on independent films that illustrate the resilience and determination of women worldwide to triumph over adversity and will include a panel of speakers on this topic. This will be the first year that this exciting, free film festival will be shared with Monmouth University’s audience.

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Visiting Writers: Colm Toibin

Apr 4

Visiting Writers: Colm Toibin 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Colm Toibin is the author of eight novels, including 'The Master' and 'Brooklyn', and two collections of stories. His play 'The Testament of Mary' was nominated for a Tony Award for best play in 2013. He is Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University.

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World Cinema Series: Leviathan

Apr 4

World Cinema Series: Leviathan 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.

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Second Senior Show: Fine Art & Animation

Apr 7-14

Second Senior Show: Fine Art & Animation 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - All Day

Featuring the work of Monmouth University graduating seniors who will receive their degrees in Fine Art and Animation. Opening Reception: Fri. April 7, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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Met Opera Encore: Idomeneo (Broadcast Live in HD)

Apr 9

Met Opera Encore: Idomeneo (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 12 PM

James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart’s Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War.

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On Screen/in Person: States of Grace

Apr 17

On Screen/in Person: States of Grace 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

States of Grace intimately captures the transformation of a revered physician, pioneering AIDS specialist Dr. Grace Dammann, and her family in the wake of a life-changing accident. After seven weeks in a coma and a dozen surgeries, Grace miraculously awakened with her cognitive abilities intact, though her body was left shattered. The film follows her return home to the Buddhist community where she and her partner Nancy "Fu" Schroeder live with their teenage daughter Sabrina in this inspiring portrait of devotion, trust, and resilience. There will be a Q&A with director Mark Lipman following the screening.

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CLASSICAL FUN

Apr 18

CLASSICAL FUN 

Wilson Hall - 7:30 PM

A joyous program of music by some of the greatest composers of all time - Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Wagner, and others.

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A RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN TRIBUTE: MUSIC FROM FAVORITE SHOWS

Apr 20

A RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN TRIBUTE: MUSIC FROM FAVORITE SHOWS 

Wilson Hall - 7:30 PM

If you like Carousel, the King and I, Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, and other Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein favorites, you will want to attend this musical tribute. Monmouth University’s renowned Concert and Chamber Choirs and featured soloists are guaranteed to put a spring in your step and have you whistling some of America’s greatest Broadway Musical tunes.

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Met Opera: Eugene Onegin (Broadcast Live in HD)

Apr 22

Met Opera: Eugene Onegin (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naïve heroine of Tchaikovsky’s opera, adapted from Pushkin’s classic novel.

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Bolshoi Ballet: A Contemporary Evening - Live in HD

Apr 23

Bolshoi Ballet: A Contemporary Evening - Live in HD 

Pollak Theatre - 3 PM

For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a new challenge with audacity in Hans Van Manen’s Frank Bridge Variations, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot’s Short Time Together and Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons.

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