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Met Opera: Ring Cycle - Das Rheingold

May 9

Met Opera: Ring Cycle - Das Rheingold 

Pollak Theatre - 6:30 PM

Conceived by Wagner as a prologue to the Ring cycle, Das Rheingold sets forth the dramatic issues that play out in the three subsequent operas. Gold from the depths of the Rhine River is stolen by the dwarf Alberich, who uses it to forge a ring that will give him unlimited power. The theft sets in motion a course of events that will eventually alter the order of the universe. Bryn Terfel as Wotan, lord of the gods, heads the cast.


Met Opera: Ring Cycle - Wagner's Dream

May 7

Met Opera: Ring Cycle - Wagner's Dream 

Pollak Theatre - 6:30 PM

Award-winning filmmaker Susan Froemke takes you behind the scenes as one of the theater¹s finest stage directors teams up with one of the world¹s leading opera companies to tackle opera¹s most monumental challenge: the production of Wagner¹s epic Ring cycle.


Jim Flanagan: Storyteller Growing up Irish-American

May 5

Jim Flanagan: Storyteller Growing up Irish-American 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 7 PM

Jim Flanagan is seanchai, a true Irish storyteller, who has that lyrical way with words the Irish bring to the world. Join him and visit a Jersey City boyhood where street games, schools, nuns, priests, and politicians are the stuff of legends. He will take you on a journey from laughter to tears and back again with the magic of his words.


a drift: Erin V. Sotak

Apr 26

a drift: Erin V. Sotak 

Shadow Lawn - 9 AM

This collaborative site-specific performance transforms ordinary experience into performative action and elevates everyday life encounters.

Free Event


Met Opera: Manon Encore - Massenet

Apr 26

Met Opera: Manon Encore - Massenet 

Pollak Theatre - 7 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.


Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp: Original Stars of Broadway's RENT

Apr 21

Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp: Original Stars of Broadway's RENT 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

This show will feature the two Rent stars performing singly and together.


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.


DAUGHTRY - Break the Spell 2012 Tour

Apr 20

DAUGHTRY - Break the Spell 2012 Tour 

MAC At Monmouth - 7:30 PM

Daughtry “Break the Spell 2012 Tour” with special guest pop rock group Safetysuit and opening the show is singer songwriter Mike Sanchez


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  (Broadcast in HD)

Apr 12

Met Opera: Ernani Encore - Verdi (Broadcast in HD) 

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.