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Boom Roasted Productions presents Rent!

May 2-3

Boom Roasted Productions presents Rent! 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

May 2, 8pm - May 3, 3pm and 8 pm. Boom Roasted Productions presents Monmouth University's first entirely student-produced musical, Jonathan Larson's Rent. An inspiring musical about friends and artists struggling with addiction, poverty, AIDS and most of all, love. Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the TONY Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.


Student Recital: Kelly Marie Thomas

May 2

Student Recital: Kelly Marie Thomas 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 3 PM

Kelly Marie Thomas, Music major, will be performing her Senior Recital. She will be featured on voice and will be presenting works by Franz Schubert, Georg Friderich Handel, Gabriel Fauré, Eric Satie, Thomas Arne and many other. Also featured will be selections from several musical theatre shows such as Les Misérables, Sweeney Todd and The Music Man. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

Free Event


MU Chamber Orchestra

Apr 28

MU Chamber Orchestra 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 5 PM

The concert will feature the Chamber Orchestra (which is comprised of students, faculty, and staff), and some smaller ensembles and soloists. The musical bill of fare will include works by Bizet, Mozart, Vaughan Williams, deFalla, Bach, Respighi and other important composers of different eras

Free Event


Student Recital: Devon Loihle

Apr 26

Student Recital: Devon Loihle 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 4:30 PM

Devon Loihle, Music major, will be performing her Senior Recital. She will be featured on voice and piano. Admission is free; light refreshments will be served.

Free Event


Gallery Exhibition: Annual Student Exhibition

Apr 26-May 5

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


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.


Student Recital: Madeline Myers

Apr 25

Student Recital: Madeline Myers 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 3 PM

Madeline Myers, Music Education major, will be performing her Senior Recital. She will be featured on violin and viola. Admission is free; light refreshments will be served.

Free Event


Student Recital: Marcie Licker

Apr 24

Student Recital: Marcie Licker 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 7 PM

Marcie Licker, Music major, will be performing her Senior Recital. She will be featured on voice. Admission is free; light refreshments will be served.

Free Event


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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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.


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.

Free Event


Justice for All: An Exhibition of Selected Works by Jacob Landau

Apr 20-24

Justice for All: An Exhibition of Selected Works by Jacob Landau 

Monmouth University Library - 9 AM

Monmouth University Library, Seminar Room 102 Opening Reception: April 21 4:30 p.m. The exhibition features a selection of 12 pieces. All works are from Monmouth University’s extensive collection of Jacob Landau’s work, comprising over 300 prints, drawings and paintings. The collection was gifted to Monmouth University in 2008 by the Jacob Landau Institute of Roosevelt, NJ. This exhibit is co-sponsored by the Jewish Culture Studies Program and the Honors School of Monmouth University.

Free Event


Student Recital: Molly Mantell

Apr 18

Student Recital: Molly Mantell 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 3 PM

Molly Mantell, Music Industry major, will be performing her Senior Recital. She will be featured on voice. Admission is free; light refreshments will be served.

Free Event



Marc Muller’s Hippie Jazz

Apr 17

Marc Muller’s Hippie Jazz 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

Drawing from influences ranging from The Beatles to Miles Davis, MU Music and Theater Arts Adjunct Professor Marc Muller presents an evening of his instrument original “Hippie Jazz” compositions in the intimate setting of the Woods Theater.