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Click, Clack, Moo

Dec 6

Click, Clack, Moo 

Pollak Theatre - 2 PM

Will Farmer Brown give in to the animals' demands? Will Jenny get her computer back? Find out in a hilariously "mooooo-ving" new musical about negotiation and compromise, based on the Caldecott Honor Book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.


Senior Recital - Connor Healey

Dec 6

Senior Recital - Connor Healey 

4 PM

Connor Healey, Music major, will be performing his Senior Recital at Unity by the Shore – 3508 Asbury Avenue Neptune, NJ 07753 – on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. He will be featured on the double bass. Admission is free; light refreshments will be served.”

Free Event


Senior Recital - Jennifer Weingarten

Dec 5

Senior Recital - Jennifer Weingarten 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 7 PM

Jennifer Weingarten, a Music Education Major, will be performing her senior recital on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the Lauren K. Woods Theater. She will be featured on voice, piano, and clarinet. Admission is free; light refreshments will be served.

Free Event


Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea

Dec 5

Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

There’s simply no better way to start the holiday season than to spend this special evening with Conductor Father Alphonse Stephenson as he provides humorous and personal anecdotes amidst a program of holiday classics and carols performed flawlessly by his 42-piece orchestra and distinguished vocalists. This well-established Christmas tradition is celebrating its 24th year at Monmouth University. Be sure to get your tickets early for this annual sell out!


Bolshoi Ballet: The Pharaoh’s Daughter

Dec 4

Bolshoi Ballet: The Pharaoh’s Daughter 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

The plot of this lavish production is loosely based on Théophile Gauthier’s novel Le Roman de la Momie. French choreographer Pierre Lacotte was exclusively commissioned in 2000 by the Bolshoi Theatre to resurrect Marius Petipa’s mighty Egyptian fresco, and he succeeded brilliantly in giving new life to this forgotten masterpiece. With its exotic setting, impressive parades, spectacular variations and crowd scenes, this grand 19th‐century Orientalist fantasy is one of the most remarkable productions in the Bolshoi’s repertoire. The main roles are here danced by Bolshoi principals Svetlana Zakharova, Nina Kaptsova and Ruslan Skvortsov.


Theatre Fest 2014

Dec 1-4

Theatre Fest 2014 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - All Day

Please join us for the first Annual TheatreFest, four days and nights of theatre entirely produced and directed by Monmouth University students. All events free of charge and open to the public!

Free Event


A Marvelous Night: The music of Van Morrison

Nov 26

A Marvelous Night: The music of Van Morrison 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE: This concert will take place as scheduled.


World Cinema Series: The Flowers of War

Nov 24

World Cinema Series: The Flowers of War 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Zhang Yimou's "The Flowers of War" (2011) (R) A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan’s rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Free Event


Met Opera: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Broadcast in HD)

Nov 22

Met Opera: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera – stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.


Gallery Exhibition: December Senior Show

Nov 21-Dec 5

Gallery Exhibition: December Senior Show 

Rotary Ice House Gallery - 9 AM

Featuring the work of Monmouth University graduating seniors who will receive their degrees in Graphic Design, Animation or Fine Art. Opening Reception: Friday, November 21, 7 – 9 pm

Free Event


One Last Waltz: A Celebration of the Music & Legacy of The Band

Nov 21

One Last Waltz: A Celebration of the Music & Legacy of The Band 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

A wise man once said it’s better to burn out than fade away, and on Thanksgiving Day of 1976, one of the best live acts of the rock era went out in a blaze of glory. Glen Burtnik, Salvatore Boyd, Bob Burger & Arne Wendt, performing as The Band. They will be joined on stage by a cast of artists, including Southside Johnny, Pat Guadagno, Bobby Banderia, Kate Taylor, Bruce Gassman, Frank Puggy DeRosa, Matt Wade, Stringbean Sorenson, Frank Lombardi, Anthony D'Amato, Emily Grove, Nick Foster, Tommy LaBella, Taylor Hope and more, to bring us on a musical journey back in time to the fall of 1976. Tickets on sale Mon. Oct. 6.


Mary Chapin Carpenter

Nov 20

Mary Chapin Carpenter 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter will appear at the Pollak Theatre this fall in an intimate, acoustic performance. The tour marks Carpenter’s return to singing both timeless hits and deep cuts from her expansive and beloved 13-album catalog after performing with orchestras in early 2014. Over the course of her career, Carpenter has sold over 13 million records. With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards and two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals. Her songs speak to the most personal of life’s details and the most universal. Opening the show will be Tift Merritt.


Art Now: Bernd Klug - Sound Installation and Performance

Nov 20

Art Now: Bernd Klug - Sound Installation and Performance 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 2 PM

This sound installation features a piano-wired based interactive feedback system that turns Rechnitz Hall into a resonating instrument. Room frequencies, wavelengths and the connection points of the strings will create a unique sonic activation of the exhibition space.

Free Event


Ani DiFranco

Nov 18

Ani DiFranco 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Folk singer Ani DiFranco melds soul, funk, jazz, electronica and spoken word into her eclectic repertoire, which features the songs “Untouchable Face,” “32 Flavors” and “Wishin’ and Hopin’.” A Grammy-winning songwriter and collaborator, DiFranco has never stopped evolving, experimenting or pushing the limits of what can be said and sung, over the course of more than 20 albums. Her CDs include the live two-disc Living in Clip, the career retrospective Canon and her latest release, ¿Which Side Are You On? Opening the show will be renowned jazz violinist Jenny Scheinman, who has collaborated and played with artists like Norah Jones, Lou Reed, Aretha Franklin, Lucinda Williams and Bono.


On Screen in Person: The Phantom Tollbooth

Nov 17

On Screen in Person: The Phantom Tollbooth 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations playfully examines the creation, creators, lasting impact and enduring relevance of one of the most beloved children's books of our time. Through interviews, animation, and archival imagery, the documentary traces the friendship between author Norton Juster and Pulitzer Prize-winning artist Jules Feiffer. There will be a Q&A with director Hannah Jayanti following the screening.

Free Event