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Rule Americana: Spring Concert

Apr 20

Rule Americana: Spring Concert 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Students in the Monmouth University Orchestra, the Concert Choir, and the Chamber Choir will perform. Department Chair David Tripold, with faculty members Ron Frangipane and Michael Gillette, have selected representative works from renowned American composers, mostly of the 20th century. Among the works to be heard that evening will be Samuel Barber’s “Sure on a Shining Night” and his popular “Adagio For Strings,” “Alleluia” by Randall Thompson, and the “Chichester Psalms” by Leonard Bernstein, which will feature the soloist Jeffrey Mendelbaum, who is on the roster of the Metropolitan Opera and has performed concerts and opera up and down the East Coast.


La Traviata - Verdi

Apr 14

La Traviata - Verdi 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Natalie Dessay will put on the red dress in Willy Decker's stunning production, in her first Violetta at the Met.


Marc Muller's Dead On: Live

Apr 13

Marc Muller's Dead On: Live 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Faithful note-for-note re-creations of The Grateful Dead's 1970 Workingman's Dead and American Beauty albums, which include such favorites as "Uncle John's Band," "Casey Jones," "Truckin'," and "Sugar Magnolia.


Met Opera: Ernani Encore - Verdi

Apr 12

Met Opera: Ernani Encore - Verdi 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Angela Meade takes center stage in Verdi's thrilling early gem.


Visiting Writer: Naomi Shihab Nye

Apr 10

Visiting Writer: Naomi Shihab Nye 

Pollak Theatre - 4:30 PM

Author and/or editor of more than 25 volumes or poetry, Naomi Shihab Nye will read selections from her work.

Free Event


On Screen In Person: Blast!

Apr 9

On Screen In Person: Blast! 

Wilson Auditorium - 7:30 PM

Welcome to astrophysics, Indiana Jones-style! Five-time Emmy winner Paul Devlin follows the story of his brother, mark Devlin PhD, as he leads a tenacious team of scientists trying to figure out how all the galaxies formed by launching a revolutionary new telescope under a NASA high-altitude balloon.

Free Event


Met Opera: Manon - Massenet

Apr 7

Met Opera: Manon - Massenet 

Pollak Theatre - 12 PM

Anna Netrebko's dazzling portrayal of the tragic heroine in Laurent Pelly's new production travels to the Met from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.


Jacob Landau: An Exhibit of Selected Works

Apr 5-19

Jacob Landau: An Exhibit of Selected Works 

Monmouth University Library - 12 AM

Advocacy of the Human: An Exhibit of Selected Works by Jacob Landau

Free Event


Here, There, Then, Now: Dahlia Elsayed

Apr 5

Here, There, Then, Now: Dahlia Elsayed 

Art Building Courtyard - 11:30 AM

This special site-specific event is a cross-disciplinary project chronicling how public histories and private narratives temporarily attach to landscape, specifically to bodies of water.

Free Event


Provost Film Series: Under the Bombs

Apr 5

Provost Film Series: Under the Bombs 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

In the wake of Israel's 2006 bombardment of Lebanon, a determined woman finds her way into the country convincing a taxi cab driver to take a risky journey around the scarred region in search of her sister and her son. Panelists: Dr. Azzam Elayan, lecturer in chemistry, Monmouth University and Dr. Saliba Sarsar, professor of political science, Monmouth University

Free Event


Arif Lohar/Arooj Aftab

Mar 31

Arif Lohar/Arooj Aftab 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Singing contemporized interpretations of traditional Punjabi songs, Arif Lohar captures the sights and sounds of modern Pakistani culture with a unique mix of pop and folk stylings.


Jazz and Poetry with Robert Pinsky

Mar 30

Jazz and Poetry with Robert Pinsky 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Robert Pinsky, Three-time U.S. poet laureate and author of several acclaimed books of poetry, prose, and translation will bring his verse to life on the Pollak Theatre stage in a reading with musical accompaniment.


First Senior Exhibition (Fine Art)

Mar 30-Apr 6

First Senior Exhibition (Fine Art) 

Pollak Gallery - 12 AM

Featuring the work of the Monmouth University graduating seniors who will receive their degrees in fine art and/or art education.

Free Event


Spring Musical: Working

Mar 28-Apr 5

Spring Musical: Working 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

Monmouth University’s Department of Music & Theatre will present the first East Coast production of the newly revised musical,Working, based on the book by Pulitzer-Prize winning author Studs Terkel. Adapted by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, and Godspell) from his original version with Nino Faso, the new Working recently completed a run in Chicago. Monmouth’s production will be the first by any university in the country.


On Broadway with David J.V. Meenan and Friends

Mar 24

On Broadway with David J.V. Meenan and Friends 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Incredible tap dancing numbers, Broadway performers singing your favorites show tunes, and comedy will have you dancing and rolling in the aisles again! With a cast of more than 40, you will not want to miss this amazing musical song and dance extravaganza.