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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.


The Songs of Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen …Starring Outstanding Cabaret Performer of the Year Lauren Fox

Nov 16

The Songs of Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen …Starring Outstanding Cabaret Performer of the Year Lauren Fox 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Through stories and song, Lauren Fox examines the creative genius--and conflicted desires--of two of folk music’s most enduring artists. Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen are widely known to be two of the best and most prolific songwriters of their generation. Less known about the fellow Canadian artists is that they had a relationship early in their careers that lasted only a few months, but had a lasting effect on their work.


Argentine Tango Classes (Session II)

Nov 11-Dec 16

Argentine Tango Classes (Session II) 

MAC At Monmouth - 6:45 PM

Please join instructor Lee Sager of Tango Pantera for a six week session of Argentine Tango Classes. No partner or experience necessary. Monday evenings at 6:45 for advanced and 8:00 for beginners

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Ani DiFranco

Nov 8

Ani DiFranco 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

After 20 years in the music biz, self-described “Little Folksinger” Ani DiFranco is still technically little, although her influence on fellow musicians, activists, and indie-minded people the world over has been huge. Opening the show will be female alternative singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick, and three-time world champion spoken word artist featured on NPR, the BBC, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam Buddy Wakefield.


Rosanne Cash

Nov 1

Rosanne Cash 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

For over three decades Rosanne Cash has been one of the most compelling figures in popular music, with a remarkable body of work noted for its emotional acuity, rich and resonant imagery, and unsparing honesty.


An Evening with Keller Williams and Jake Shimabukuro

Oct 25

An Evening with Keller Williams and Jake Shimabukuro 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

In this double-header concert ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro is joined by singer, songwriter and musician Keller Williams


Julian Sands (In Person) in A Celebration of Harold Pinter

Oct 18

Julian Sands (In Person) in A Celebration of Harold Pinter 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Special Live Appearance!! With personal anecdotes and reflections drawn from their work together, Julian Sands (24, A Room with a View, The Killing Fields, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Impromptu, Leaving Las Vegas) combines Harold Pinter’s poems and political prose to create a very fresh and intimate insight into the Nobel laureate's literary legacy.