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SOLD OUT - A MUSICAL WINTER WONDERLAND

Dec 8

SOLD OUT - A MUSICAL WINTER WONDERLAND 

Wilson Hall - 7:30 PM

A Musical Winter Wonderland in Wilson Hall on December 8 is SOLD OUT!! Standing Room tickets will be available day of show only for $10. A cavalcade of Holiday favorites featuring the Monmouth University Chamber Orchestra, The Jazz Hawks, The Concert Choir, the Chamber Choir, soloists, and a special appearance by the Colts Neck Reformed Church Exultation Ringers, all in the magisterial setting of Wilson Hall.

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Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea

Dec 2

Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

A limited number of artist tickets for this concert have just been released!! They are available on a first come first serve basis. An annual holiday tradition, the ever lovable and charismatic Father Alphonse Stevenson returns to conduct the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea for their 26th concert of carols and seasonal favorites. There’s simply no better way to start the holiday season than to spend a special evening with Father Alphonse, his 42-piece orchestra and distinguished vocalists as he provides humorous and personal anecdotes amidst a program of holiday classics and carols.


CANCELLED: Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett  This Is Dedicated: Music's Greatest Marriages

Nov 19

CANCELLED: Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett This Is Dedicated: Music's Greatest Marriages 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

DUE TO SCHEDULING DIFFICULTIES THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED. "Newly-married Broadway veterans Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett are often asked, “What’s it like to be married to a fellow artist?” Bringing to life the greatest songs birthed from the greatest marriages, the two attempt to answer the question. From Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil and Alan & Marilyn Bergman to Sonny & Cher to Beyonce & Jay-Z, the themes of love, heartbreak, triumph, and despair infuse not only these incredible songs but also the storied partnerships themselves. In an evening filled with humor, heart, and powerhouse vocals, Barrett & Spector celebrate marriage as the driving force behind this timeless music and tackle the difficult questions behind keeping it all together.


Gallery Talk: Bruce Dorfman & Ira Goldberg

Nov 15

Gallery Talk: Bruce Dorfman & Ira Goldberg 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 1 PM

Please join us for an informal gallery talk with exhibiting artist Bruce Dorfman and Ira Goldberg, Executive Director of the Art Students League of New York.  The discussion will offer visitors the opportunity to ask questions, and hear stories about the artists life, work, and experiences working as a professional artist in NYC.  In addition, Mr. Goldberg's long association with Mr. Dorfman will add addition insight into the artists work and history.

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World Cinema Series: The Official Story

Nov 15

World Cinema Series: The Official Story 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.

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CANCELLED: SHENANDOAH

Nov 13

CANCELLED: SHENANDOAH 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL NOW BE RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE. country music lovers talk about the greatest groups in the genre, Shenandoah is always at the forefront of any discussion. Fueled by Marty Raybon’s distinctive vocals and the band’s skilled musicianship, Shenandoah became well known for delivering such hits as “Two Dozen Roses”, “Church on Cumberland Road” and “Next to You, Next to Me” as well as such achingly beautiful classics as “I Want to be Loved Like That” and the Grammy winning “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart” duet with Alison Krauss. Today that legacy continues as original members Raybon and Mike McGuire reunite to launch a new chapter in Shenandoah’s storied career. Shenandoah has recorded nine studio albums (3 certified gold) and placed 26 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. The boys from Muscle Shoals have left a potent legacy at country radio with over a dozen hit records.


Arlo Guthrie

Nov 11

Arlo Guthrie 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

On the heels of the sold-out Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour, Arlo Guthrie plunges into another musical trip certain to be a flashback inducing, mind-expanding show. For the Running Down The Road Tour, Arlo will again hit the road with a full band to fully embody the best of Guthrie’s catalogue from the late sixties and early seventies. Featuring the most outstanding cuts from Arlo (1968), Running Down The Road (1969), Washington County (1970) along with others, this tour exemplifies the sound that shaped a generation. Guthrie’s latest tour promises to take the audience back to the most remarkable, far-out era.


Spring Awakening

Nov 11-20

Spring Awakening 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

The winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical - told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade" (Entertainment Weekly) - Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. Content may not be suitable for young children. November 11-13 & 16-20. All shows 8 PM except Sun. matinees at 3 PM. ADULT THEMES AND LANGUAGE: CONTENT MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN


On Screen/in Person: Love Thy Nature

Nov 9

On Screen/in Person: Love Thy Nature 

Wilson Auditorium - 7:30 PM

Narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature is a cinematic journey into the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. Neeson is the voice of Homo Sapiens - our collective humankind - who, in the past few thousand years, has come to believe that we are separate from nature. Through Sapiens' journey, the film reveals how a connection with nature ignites a sense of meaning and wonder so profound that it touches the very core of what it means to be human. Interweaving mesmerizing imagery and interview footage, Love Thy Nature is a guided tour of our relationship with nature that proposes new approaches to a sustainable future. There will be a post screening Q&A with the director Sylvie Rokab .

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Met Opera Encore: Don Giovanni (Broadcast Live in HD)

Nov 6

Met Opera Encore: Don Giovanni (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Simon Keenlyside makes his Met role debut as the unrepentant seducer in Tony Award winner Michael Grandage’s staging of Mozart’s masterpiece. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads a cast that includes Hibla Gerzmava as Donna Anna, Malin Byström as Donna Elvira, Serena Malfi as Zerlina, Adam Plachetka as Leporello, Matthew Rose as Masetto, Kwangchul Youn as the Commendatore, and Rolando Villazón in his Live in HD debut as Don Ottavio.


One Last Waltz

Nov 5

One Last Waltz 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets on sale July 1. Glen Burtnik, Salvatore Boyd, Bob Burger & Arne Wendt, performing as The Band. Together they will be joined on stage by both local and national talent. Recreating not only the music but the celebration, camaraderie and talent that took over the stage November 25th back in 1976.


Click Clack Moo

Nov 3

Click Clack Moo 

Pollak Theatre - 10 AM

Cows that type? Hens on strike! Whoever heard of such a thing!" Farmer Brown cries. Find out in a hilariously "mooooo-ving" musical about negotiation and compromise, based on the Caldecott Honor Book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. Recommended for grades K -4.


Visiting Writers: Gerald Stern

Nov 1

Visiting Writers: Gerald Stern 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Gerald Stern was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1925 and was educated at the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University. He is the author of 16 books of poetry, including, most recently, Divine Nothingness (Norton, 2014) and In Beauty Bright (Norton, 2012), as well as This Time: New and Selected Poems, which won the 1998 National Book Award and a kind-of memoir of a year in 85 sections titled Stealing History, was published by Trinity University Press in the spring of 2012. Stern was awarded the 2005 Wallace Stevens Award by the Academy of American Poets, was the 2010 recipient of the Medal of Honor in Poetry by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he was inducted into the 2012 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was the 2012 recipient of the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress. He was the 2014 winner of the Frost Medal. Stern has two books coming out in 2017, a poetry collection from W. W. Norton called Galaxy Love and a book of non-fiction titled Deathwatch, to be released by Trinity University Press.

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Met Opera Encore: Tristan und Isolde (Broadcast Live in HD)

Oct 30

Met Opera Encore: Tristan und Isolde (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Tickets on sale July 20. The season begins with a new production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in his first Live in HD performance.


A Marvelous Night: The Music of Van Morrison

Oct 29

A Marvelous Night: The Music of Van Morrison 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

New Jersey’s favorite entertainers will take the stage to share the music of Van Morrison with their friends. Legendary front man Rob Paparozzi (Original Blues Brothers Band, Blood Sweat ‘n Tears) and Master Song Stylist Pat Guadagno (BobFest, The Candle Brothers) will lead an all-star band on a musical journey through the lifework of one of the most influential and unusual artists of our time. Last year’s capacity crowd was mesmerized by an eclectic selection of Morrison’s mystical compositions, performed by an ensemble of Jersey musical nobility that included Pam McCoy, Steven Delopoulos (Burlap to Cashmere) Irish Tenor Steve Reilly, Michael Ghegan (Michael Jackson Cirque de Soleil), John Korba, (Hall & Oates, Phoebe Snow, Roseanne Cash) Tom Labella, Joe Bellia & Jillian Reyes McCoy (John Bon Jovi’s Kings of Suburbia). The memorable evening was highlighted by a surprise visit from ‘the worlds most recorded drummer’ Bernard “Pretty” Purdie. The whole crew is back for a transcendental evening of genre defying music presented by Charles Moran and Christopher Neary on what is sure to be A Marvelous Night ..... You will be healed!