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Andy Grammer

Oct 23

Andy Grammer 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Platinum-selling recording artist Andy Grammer became the first male pop star in a decade, since John Mayer in 2002, to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles, Keep Your Head Up and Fine By Me. In just a few short years, Grammer has gone on to sell over 100,000 albums, play sold out venues nationwide, perform onstage with Taylor Swift, Train, and Colbie Caillat.


Aquila Theatre’s Wuthering Heights

Oct 7

Aquila Theatre’s Wuthering Heights 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Aquila Theatre brings to life Emily Bronte’s classic story of all-consuming passion with its new production of Wuthering Heights. Bringing its signature style and dynamic approach, Aquila re-imagines one of the most famous love stories ever told with this heart wrenching new production. Aquila Theatre is renowned for its ability to adapt works of classical literature into enthralling and mesmerizing live performances. Impeccable design and a unique physical style combine with a marvelous cast to make Wuthering Heights an exquisite and captivating theatrical experience. Pre-Show Discussion with Cast at 7 pm


Augustana

Oct 4

Augustana 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

The band from Southern California (by way of Illinois) makes a rare coastal New Jersey appearance fronted by singer-guitarist-pianist and primary composer Dan Layus; with a revamped lineup, a new record label, and a new leg of tour dates behind their well-received 2014 release, Life Imitating Life. The whispery vocal verses and Coldplay-inspired ivories of the band’s early singles “Boston” and follow-ups “Sweet and Low” and “Hey Now” vaulted to the Top 10 at AAA Radio. Then in 2011, for the band’s self titled album on Epic, Layus had a major surprise with a punchier, more immediate sound that carried melodic currents of Soul Asylum, Tom Petty, Chris Isaak and Bruce Springsteen. Now the new album reconciles the various facets of the Augustana sounds through a succinct rhythmic attack and crisp production — with bright radio-ready anthems like “Ash and Ember” sharing the ride with introspective plaints like “Remember Me,” under the flag of Layus’s unerring pop instincts. Opening the show will be Jim and Sam.


Bystander Intervention: A Key Element in Going from Attitude  to Behavior Change - A Lecture by Dr. John D. Foubert

Oct 2

Bystander Intervention: A Key Element in Going from Attitude to Behavior Change - A Lecture by Dr. John D. Foubert 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

The bystander intervention model is the latest trend in sexual assault awareness. This session will review the research on bystander intervention, the steps of bystander intervention, a model program for men and a model program for women, and outcomes showing the efficacy of both programs.

Free Event


Dinosaur Zoo Live

Apr 29

Dinosaur Zoo Live 

Pollak Theatre - 10 AM

TWO SHOWS: 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Direct from Australia, Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO Live™ brings an awesome array of prehistoric creatures to life on stage. From cute baby dinos to teeth-gnashing giants, your family will observe and interact with extraordinary, life-like creatures in this highly imaginative, entertaining and educational live show.


Light of Day Foundation presents: Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys with Special Guest Amy Cook

Apr 25

Light of Day Foundation presents: Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys with Special Guest Amy Cook 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Alejandro Escovedo is a roots rock/alternative country singer/songwriter from Austin, Texas. He began a career in the early 1980’s that spans 14 albums, thousands of live shows and hundreds of thousands of miles on the road forging an identity that is one with his muse and his music.


Spring Awakenings: A Concert Featuring Orchestra and Collegiate Chorus

Apr 17

Spring Awakenings: A Concert Featuring Orchestra and Collegiate Chorus 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

A concert featuring three perennial favorites, each uncommonly effervescent, sweet and vibrant as if made for Springtime. This concert is sponsored by the Monmouth University Performing Arts Series with orchestra and collegiate chorus conducted by Dr. David M. Tripold.


Sean Tyrrell

Apr 10

Sean Tyrrell 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 7:30 PM

One of Ireland’s major folk voices returns to the Monmouth University for another extraordinary evening of deeply moving, engaging music and storytelling. Long time traditional musician, renowned storyteller and performance artist since the 1960's, Sean Tyrrell has traveled extensively all over the world, collaborating with folks such as Tommy Peoples and Paddy Keenan. Siobhán Long of the Irish Times Review writes, “Here be folk music as it was meant to be: pugilistic at times, all embracing at others. Tyrrell’s appetite for telling it like it is is as unquenchable as ever.”


In the Mood: 1940s Musical Revue

Apr 6

In the Mood: 1940s Musical Revue 

Pollak Theatre - 4 PM

Much more than a concert, IN THE MOOD presents a retro 1940s musical revue featuring the IN THE MOOD Singers and Dancers with the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra. The music and the arrangements are as authentic as it gets. This was a time that all America was listening and dancing to the same kind of music.


ETHEL featuring Kaki King: ...And Other Stories

Apr 4

ETHEL featuring Kaki King: ...And Other Stories 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Known worldwide for transcending the limits of tradition, the New York City-based string quartet ETHEL, comprised of Ralph Farris (viola), Dorothy Lawson (cello), Kip Jones (violin) and Tema Watstein (violin), has for the past decade and a half actively, aggressively, joyfully, adapted their epic skill-set to the presentation of rainbow-colored music of every style and description. Guitarist Kaki King, recognized as one of “The New Guitar Gods” by Rolling Stone has, likewise, won an enthusiastic international following as her gutsy, honest, and astonishingly beautiful works seem to defy gravity. Brought together, these celebrated sound worlds intermingle and swarm to create a glorious and inspired collaboration.


Songwriters by the Sea

Mar 29

Songwriters by the Sea 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

The Sounds of Asbury Park and other Shore points are celebrated when a pair of musically minded Jersey Joes — Joe D’Urso and Joe Rapolla — bring their nationally regarded Songwriters by the Sea series of intimate, relaxed and inspired round-robins to the Pollak Theatre stage. Artists to perform include Marshall Crenshaw, David Johansen, Allison Moorer and Monmouth University students Natalie Zeller, Bryan Haring and Erin Holmes.


Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Mar 2

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo 

Pollak Theatre - 4 PM

For almost 40 years, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, have been performing hilarious and technically impressive parodies of the world’s most-loved ballets. Performing in tutus, tiaras and tights, this all-male ballet company specializes in hilarious twists on the classics such as Swan Lake and Giselle, with equal parts comedy and technical prowess. Devoted fans and newcomers alike will be awed and delighted by the company’s loving knowledge of dance, comic approach, and the astounding fact that men can, indeed, dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces.


Tis the Seasons! THE HIT MEN’s Holiday Show ...featuring Former Stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Dec 13

Tis the Seasons! THE HIT MEN’s Holiday Show ...featuring Former Stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Come see 'Tis the Seasons, the great holiday show starring The Hit Men, former members of these mega-star acts performing all of your favorite songs -- from “Oh What a Night”, “Who Loves You”, “Sherry” and many other Four Seasons hits to “Leroy Brown”, “Hanky Panky” and “Mony Mony”. Plus, great holiday favorites from "Santa Claus is coming to Town" and Jingle Bell Rock” to Maria Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” and “Feliz Navidad”.


Father Alphonse Stephenson and the Orchestra of Saint Peter by the Sea

Dec 6

Father Alphonse Stephenson and the Orchestra of Saint Peter by the Sea 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

SOLD OUT. An annual holiday tradition, the Orchestra of Saint Peter by the Sea return for their 23rd concert of carols and seasonal favorites. Conductor Father Alphonse Stephenson, a Brigadier General in the US Air National Guard and music director for the 1980’s Broadway run of Chorus Line, provides humorous and personal anecdotes amidst a program of holiday classics and carols performed flawlessly by the 42-piece orchestra. Be sure to get your tickets early for this annual sell out!


Josh Ritter

Nov 22

Josh Ritter 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

With startling detail, distinctive storytelling, compelling subject matter and astonishing musicianship, Ritter has developed a singular voice that doesn't defy categorization so much as it creates its own. Opening for Josh Ritter will be Acoustic singer/songwriter and Monmouth University Music Industry Student Natalie Zeller.