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ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE

Jul 6-16

ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

ALL REMAINING PERFORMANCES ARE SOLD OUT. Before Loretta and before Dolly, there was Patsy – Patsy Cline, whose hits like “Crazy” and “Sweet Dreams” heralded the cross-over of country music and pop. This summer, Shadow Lawn Stage, the professional theatre in residence at Monmouth University, will present Ted Swindley’s ode to her: Always, Patsy Cline.


Met Opera Summer Encore: Tosca  (Broadcast Live in HD)

Jul 1

Met Opera Summer Encore: Tosca (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Puccini’s enduring favorite, starring an exceptional trio of singing actors in the leading roles, features acclaimed American soprano Patricia Racette as the ultimate diva, Floria Tosca, in Luc Bondy’s production. French tenor Roberto Alagna sings Tosca’s lover, the painter Cavaradossi, and Georgian baritone George Gagnidze is the corrupt, lustful Scarpia. Italian maestro Riccardo Frizza conducts Puccini’s sweeping, dramatic tale of murder, lust, and political intrigue.


Art Walk and Michael Malpass Film Screening

Jun 25

Art Walk and Michael Malpass Film Screening 

Wilson Auditorium - 4 PM

This event will include a tour of the art on campus including the new J. Seward Johnson pieces and the Michael Malpass Retrospective in Pollak Gallery. There will also be a screening of the new documentary about Michael Malpass titled "Michael Malpass - A Great Circle" created by Monmouth University Communication Students under the direction of Erin Fleming, Director of Production Services. The documentary will be screened in Wilson Auditorium at 4:00 PM and the tour will be afterwards at 4:45 PM. Free and open to the public but RSVP required. To RSVP please call 732.263.5715

Free Event


Janice Wolfe - “The Lady” Dog Whisperer of New Jersey

Jun 24

Janice Wolfe - “The Lady” Dog Whisperer of New Jersey 

Wilson Auditorium - 6 PM

Janice Wolfe is an internationally known behaviorist who specializes in rehabilitating fearful dogs. She has rehabilitated more than 25,000 dogs and has written and co-authored many books on animal behavior.

Free Event


BRAVO AMICI - Encore Performance!

May 22

BRAVO AMICI - Encore Performance! 

Pollak Theatre - 4 PM

You asked for it and they are coming back!! After resounding praise and astounding audience feedback BRAVO AMICI will be returning to the Pollak Theatre to close out the our 20th anniversary performing arts season. Geoff Sewell, founder of the classical crossover opera band Amici Forever and his cast of exceptionally talented Broadway performers will be singing your favorite pieces from well-known operas, Broadway musicals and popular music in a style they wittily refer to as “pop-opera.” We promise you will be blown away!!!


Curious George: The Golden Meatball

May 18

Curious George: The Golden Meatball 

Pollak Theatre - 10 AM

Join the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award winning PBS television show in this delightful new musical. All–You-Can-Eat Meatball Day came just once a year. George had been waiting all month for that day, a day almost bigger than his birthday! On Meatball Day, George helped his friend Chef Pisghetti cook some delicious meatballs, and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd had vanished! Something was keeping people away. Something pretty big. And that “something” was Phinneas T. Lightspeed and his speedy Meatballs O’Matic machine. In despair, Chef Pisghetti vows to cook no more. Determined to help his friend, George goes on a mission to enter the Chef’s meatballs in the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest…in Rome. With every swing and flip, George takes the audience through a fun-filled adventure in which he learns more about Rome...and meatballs...and the “secret ingredient” to cooking!


Michael Malpass- A Great Circle

May 18

Michael Malpass- A Great Circle" Documentary Screening 

Wilson Hall - 10 AM

“Michael Malpass - A Great Circle” was created by Monmouth University Communication students under the direction of Erin Fleming. This screening will be held in Wilson Hall and is free and open to the public.

Free Event


MET OPERA: Elektra (Encore)

May 15

MET OPERA: Elektra (Encore) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme—unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner—who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator, Esa-Pekka Salonen, conducts. Tickets on sale Friday, July 24


MET OPERA: Roberto Devereux (Encore)

May 8

MET OPERA: Roberto Devereux (Encore) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queens in the course of a single season, a rare feat made famous by Beverly Sills—and not attempted on a New York stage since. In this climactic opera of the trilogy, directed by Sir David McVicar, she plays Queen Elizabeth I, forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves, Roberto Devereux. Tenor Matthew Polenzani is Devereux, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien complete the principal quartet in the bel canto masterpiece, conducted by Donizetti specialist Maurizio Benini. Tickets on sale Friday, July 24


Best Of The Eagles

May 6

Best Of The Eagles "The Eagles Tribute Band 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Welcome to the Best Of The Eagles "The Eagles Tribute Band"! Established in 2012 with veteran musicians from central New Jersey the Best Of The Eagles play the music of The Eagles drawn primarily from “Their Greatest Hits Vols. 1 & 2” which sold over 40 million albums combined and include the Joe Walsh years. With six powerful vocals, outstanding harmonies, and precision playing, the Best Of The Eagles are extraordinarily true to the sound and image of The Eagles.


CANCELLED: NILS LOFGREN DUO

May 1

CANCELLED: NILS LOFGREN DUO 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Due to E Street Band's River Tour being extended the NILS LOFGREN show must be CANCELLED. Ticket purchases will automatically be refunded to your credit card within 48 hours. If you have any questions please call 732.263.6889. Thank you for your understanding.


Student Recital - James Long

Apr 30

Student Recital - James Long 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 4 PM

James Long is a student of Professors Clarke, Lim and Moon and is a Music Performance Major.  James will be featured on guitar, voice and piano.  Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

Free Event


Met Opera: Elektra (Broadcast in HD)

Apr 30

Met Opera: Elektra (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Tickets on sale Friday, July 24. The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme—unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner—who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator, Esa-Pekka Salonen, conducts.


NJ MoCA Art Conversations: Sculpture Tour and Michael Malpass Film Screening

Apr 28

NJ MoCA Art Conversations: Sculpture Tour and Michael Malpass Film Screening 

Wilson Auditorium - 7 PM

The world of contemporary visual art is often intimidating, challenging, and seemingly unapproachable. To help break those perceptions and barriers, New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art will present “Art Conversations,” a series of three scholar-led panel talks that will provide context and insight into what defines contemporary art, its transformational trends, and its relevance and impact on society. This event will include a tour of the sculpture on campus including the new J. Seward Johnson pieces and the Michael Malpass Retrospective in Pollak Gallery. There will also be a screening of the new documentary, about Michael Malpass titled "Michael Malpass - A Great Circle" created by Monmouth University Communication Students under the direction of Erin Fleming, Director of Production Services.

Free Event


Andy Statman

Apr 27

Andy Statman 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Had there been a planetarium in 19th-century Galicia, or a kosher deli in Depression-era Kentucky, Andy Statman’s music might have been playing in the background. Meandering through time, geography and culture in a few passionate, organic gusts of music, neither the man nor his inimitable hybrid sound has a very clearly defined “before” or “after.” Statman, one of his generation’s premier mandolinists and clarinetists, thinks of his compositions as “a spontaneous, American-roots form of very personal, prayerful Hasidic music, by way of avant-garde jazz.” Presented by the Jewish Cultural Studies Program at Monmouth University.