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Music & Theatre Department's Chamber Orchestra and Ensembles

Apr 29

Music & Theatre Department's Chamber Orchestra and Ensembles 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 4:30 PM

Classical pieces by Mozart, Grieg, Verdi, Bach, Vaughn, Williams, Schubert, Rossini, & Clarke performed by the Chamber Orchestra & Ensembles

Free Event


Dinosaur Zoo Live

Apr 29

Dinosaur Zoo Live 

Pollak Theatre - 10 AM

TWO SHOWS: 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Direct from Australia, Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO Live™ brings an awesome array of prehistoric creatures to life on stage. From cute baby dinos to teeth-gnashing giants, your family will observe and interact with extraordinary, life-like creatures in this highly imaginative, entertaining and educational live show.


Annual Student Exhibition 2014

Apr 27-May 2

Annual Student Exhibition 2014 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 1 PM

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 27 from 1-4 pm. Featuring select works by Monmouth University students in photography, graphic design, animation and studio art.

Free Event


Met Opera: COSÍ FAN TUTTE

Apr 26

Met Opera: COSÍ FAN TUTTE 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Music Director James Levine makes his long-awaited return to the Met podium to conduct Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. Encore: Sun. May 18 at 1:00 p.m.


Senior Recital - Michael Aragones & Scott Johnston

Apr 26

Senior Recital - Michael Aragones & Scott Johnston 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 3 PM

Michael Aragones (Drums/Piano) Music Education major & Scott Johnston (Guitar) Music major will be performing their Senior Recital.

Free Event


Light of Day Foundation presents: Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys with Special Guest Amy Cook

Apr 25

Light of Day Foundation presents: Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys with Special Guest Amy Cook 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Alejandro Escovedo is a roots rock/alternative country singer/songwriter from Austin, Texas. He began a career in the early 1980’s that spans 14 albums, thousands of live shows and hundreds of thousands of miles on the road forging an identity that is one with his muse and his music.


Visiting Writers: Louise Gluck

Apr 24

Visiting Writers: Louise Gluck 

Pollak Theatre - 4:30 PM

Louise Glück is one of America’s finest contemporary poets. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Glück is a former Poet Laureate of the United States and the author of a dozen widely acclaimed books. Stephen Dobyns, writing in the New York Times Book Review, said “no American poet writes better than Louise Glück, perhaps none can lead us so deeply into our own nature.” Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Hass has called her “one of the purest and most accomplished lyric poets now writing.”

Free Event


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.


Natalie Diaz

Apr 17-18

Natalie Diaz 

Wilson Auditorium - 11 AM

Native American poet Natalie Diaz will speak about the language revitalization program at Fort Mojave, her home reservation, where she works with the last Elder speakers of the Mojave language.

Free Event


Teacher From The Black Lagoon & Other Story Books

Apr 15

Teacher From The Black Lagoon & Other Story Books 

Pollak Theatre - 10 AM

An exciting new musical revue based on favorite contemporary children’s books including Teacher From the Black Lagoon (by Mike Thaler and Jared Lee), Dogzilla (by Dav Pilkey), Grumpy Bird (by Jeremy Tankard), I Want My Hat Back (by Jon Klassen), Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse (by Kevin Henkes), Love Splat, Splat the Cat (by Rob Scotton), The Grasshopper and the Ant.


On Screen/In Person: United in Anger: A History of ACT UP

Apr 14

On Screen/In Person: United in Anger: A History of ACT UP 

Wilson Hall - 7:30 PM

United in Anger: A History of ACT UP is the first feature-length documentary to explore ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) from an historical perspective and describes how a small group of men and women of all races and classes came together to change the world and save each other's lives. There will be a Q & A with the filmmaker Jim Hubbard following the screening.

Free Event


Met Opera: WERTHER Encore

Apr 13

Met Opera: WERTHER Encore 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of Massenet's sublime adaptation of Goethe's revolutionary and tragic romance, opposite Sophie Koch as Charlotte. The new production is directed and designed by Richard Eyre and Rob Howell, the same team that created the Met's recent hit staging of Carmen. Rising young maestro Alain Altinoglu conducts.


Second Senior Show: Graphic Design & Animation

Apr 11-18

Second Senior Show: Graphic Design & Animation 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

Featuring the work of Monmouth University graduating seniors who will receive their degrees in Graphic Design and Animation.

Free Event


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.”


A Judgment of War: An Exhibit of Selected Works by Jacob Landau

Apr 10-25

A Judgment of War: An Exhibit of Selected Works by Jacob Landau 

Monmouth University Library - 4:30 PM

An exhibition of works exploring the theme of war by American artist, humanist, and teacher Jacob Landau. Opening Reception: April 10, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

Free Event