Upcoming Events

Cabaret for LIfe presents Smokey Joe's Cafe

Aug 6-9

Cabaret for LIfe presents Smokey Joe's Cafe 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Cabaret for LIfe presents Smokey Joe's Cafe directed and choreographed by Jose de las Cuesta and musical direction by Corey Everly.

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Met Opera: Aida (Broadcast in HD)

Aug 13

Met Opera: Aida (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

The Met’s spectacular production of Verdi’s Egyptian epic captures both the grandeur and the intimacy of this powerful tale of love and politics. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Aida, the enslaved Ethiopian princess in love with the Egyptian warrior Radamès, sung by Roberto Alagna. Olga Borodina is her rival, Amneris. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

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Labor Day

Sep 7

Labor Day 

All Day

University closed


Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey

Sep 8-Dec 22

Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey, a traveling photography exhibition curated by the GRAMMY Museum Los Angeles, features 45 iconic images of Bruce Springsteen. The exhibit serves to document a great American music legend, and will feature photos taken by noted Springsteen photographers Danny Clinch, Ed Gallucci, Eric Meola, Pamela Springsteen and Frank Stefanko.

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Aaron Wexler

Sep 8-Nov 13

Aaron Wexler 

Rotary Ice House Gallery - 9 AM

Aaron Wexler’s work investigates shapes in nature as they relate to abstraction in painting. He collects distinctly different representations of abstraction of nature and architectural networks and utilizing prints, books, photographs and hand painted paper, makes drawings and collages from these source materials. Wexler received his M.F.A from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. His work has been included in various solo and group shows in New York and London including the Morgan Lehman Gallery, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, The National Academy Museum, and Katonah Museum of Art, among others.

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James Deane: A Hidden Treasure

Sep 8-Oct 26

James Deane: A Hidden Treasure 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

This exhibit will feature recently discovered artwork by artistic visionary James Deane a life-long resident of Long Branch (1906 – 2001.) Prolific in many mediums, Deane created works of art with watercolors, pen and ink, pencil and clay. He was supported by his only sibling, his sister Laura, which allowed him the freedom to focus exclusively on his artwork for many years. The works featured in this exhibit include magnificent botanical studies, futuristic landscape paintings and whimsical pottery, most of which has been unseen since the 1930’s.

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Selections from the Monmouth University Collection

Sep 8-Dec 22

Selections from the Monmouth University Collection 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

Featuring selections from Monmouth University's permanent collection including works by Adam Wurtz, Salvadore Dali, Jacob Landau, and Robert Mueller among others.

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Bravo Amici

Sep 20

Bravo Amici 

Pollak Theatre - 4 PM

Bravo Amici’s mix of handsome tenors and stunning divas perform an uplifting collection of well-known classical and contemporary arias. Combining the essential elements of pop, Broadway and opera with classical overtones, their powerful performance is a tribute to the emerging musical genre of “Contemporary Classical Crossover” taking the world by storm. With fans ranging from Sir Elton John to Queen Elizabeth, these acclaimed international top artists have sold more than 3 million albums.

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Visiting Writer: Alex Gilvarry

Sep 22

Visiting Writer: Alex Gilvarry 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Alex Gilvarry is the author of the novel, From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant (Viking). He was selected as a “5 Under 35” nominee by the National Book Foundation in 2014 and received the Hornblower Award at the 2012 New York City Book Awards. He has been a Norman Mailer fellow and a visiting scholar at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin. His essays and criticism have appeared in Vogue, The Nation, Boston Globe, and have been broadcast on NPR's All Things Considered. His next novel, Eastman Was Here, is forthcoming from Viking/Penguin in 2016. He is the Artist-in-Residence at Monmouth University where he teaches creative writing.

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National Theatre Live: The Beaux’ Stratagem (Broadcast in HD)

Sep 24

National Theatre Live: The Beaux’ Stratagem (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash. The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money. Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest. But their greatest obstacle is love. When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered.

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Aquila Theatre's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Oct 1

Aquila Theatre's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

The legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, takes the stage in this witty, fast paced production by the acclaimed Aquila Theatre. The clever Holmes skillfully maneuvers the twisted web of London's most intriguing cases with his split second deductions revealing intimate and useful details of a person's life. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's vivid characters jump from the page weaving a tale of mystery, suspense and intrigue. In addition to Holmes, many of Doyle's other well known creations are on hand; the trusted sidekick Dr. Watson, Irene Adler, the woman who got away, and the only woman to have won Holmes's respect, the red-headed mason Jabez Wilson. With actors drawn from the top British and American stages, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a thrilling and memorable ride.

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