Upcoming Events

Janet Boltax

Apr 15-May 31

Janet Boltax 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

Aging in America: Portraits and Commentary, is an exhibition of portraits by Janet Boltax comprised of individuals who are 90 plus years old, along with excerpts of interviews with them. The interviews focus on interesting facets of their lives and how they are adapting to the process of aging. Opening Reception: April 15, 6-8 pm

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Gallery Exhibition: Annual Student Exhibition

Apr 26-May 5

Gallery Exhibition: Annual Student Exhibition 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

Featuring the select works by Monmouth University students in Photography, Graphic Design, Animation and Studio Art. Opening reception: Sunday, April 26, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

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Monmouth University Jazz Band Jam!

May 4

Monmouth University Jazz Band Jam! 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 6 PM

A free performance by Monmouth University's Jazz Band

Free Event


National Theatre of London: The Hard Problem (Broadcast in HD)

May 6

National Theatre of London: The Hard Problem (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).

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Sinatra: A photo exhibit

May 9

Sinatra: A photo exhibit 

Pollak Gallery - 10 AM

The photo exhibit features 38 framed images spanning Sinatra’s boyhood days in Hoboken to his final performances in the 1990s. Included are rare and classic images from inside Sinatra’s Capitol Studios recording sessions, at home, at New Jersey’s Rustic Cabin roadhouse, on the road with the Hoboken Four, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and, of course, Sinatra’s solo career. Photographers include Ken Veeder, Sid Avery, and the legendary Herman Leonard, among others.

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An Evening with NILS LOFGREN ACOUSTIC DUO

May 9

An Evening with NILS LOFGREN ACOUSTIC DUO 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Guitar, multi instrumental and vocal virtuoso NILS LOFGREN joined Neil Young’s band at the age of 17. He used that credential to land his own band Grin, a record deal in 1971. His solo career began in 1975 which spawned a string of mid-70’s rock radio hits, “Back It Up”, “Keith Don’t Go” and his biggest, “I Came to Dance”. In 1984 he joined Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band for the massive Born in the USA tour and has been with them ever since.

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Sinatra: An American Icon Symposium

May 9

Sinatra: An American Icon Symposium 

Wilson Hall - 12 PM

The Sinatra Family and Frank Sinatra Enterprises are pleased to announce some of the major initiatives confirmed as part of this year’s Sinatra 100 centennial celebration honoring one of the most cherished entertainment legends of all time, Frank Sinatra. An icon who forever epitomizes the American dream, Frank Sinatra continues to have an immeasurable influence on popular culture: music, film, art, theatre, fashion and beyond. Sinatra was a true one-of-a-kind personality whose incredible achievements continue to inspire greatness in others. As part of this celebration, Monmouth University in partnership with the GRAMMY MUSEUM will be hosting a day long Sinatra Centennial symposium. Confirmed Panelists will include Max Weinberg and Southside Johnny.

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National Theatre of London: Man and Superman (Broadcast in HD)

May 16

National Theatre of London: Man and Superman (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

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Met Opera: CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA/ PAGLIACCI (Broadcast in HD)

May 17

Met Opera: CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA/ PAGLIACCI (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

New Production Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village.

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MARC COHN and SHAWN COLVIN

Jun 12

MARC COHN and SHAWN COLVIN 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Two brilliant tunesmiths, each presenting a complete show, all in one unforgettable evening. As a storyteller, Shawn Colvin is both keen and warm-hearted, leavening even the toughest tales with tenderness, empathy and a searing sense of humor. Her spellbinding songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis told through clever lyrics, polished phrases and delicious sarcasm. Songwriter and singer, Marc Cohn combines the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. He’s a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales. The Grammy-winning artists behind such classics as “Sunny Came Home” and “Walking in Memphis” will leave the audience spellbound in what is sure to be a great night of music.

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Met Opera: La Traviata (Broadcast in HD)

Jul 7

Met Opera: La Traviata (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Willy Decker’s stunning production of Verdi’s timeless tragedy stars the riveting singing actress Natalie Dessay as Violetta. Matthew Polenzani is Alfredo Germont, the young man from a good family who risks everything for Violetta. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’s father. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

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When Textiles Talk. A Quilting Exhibit

Jul 8-Aug 28

When Textiles Talk. A Quilting Exhibit 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

This juried exhibition includes quilts from members of Rebecca’s Reel Quilt Guild in Middletown and the Beach Plum Quiltmakers of Ocean County. Historically, quilts have been made to convey emotions, record events and to evoke memories; to greet or say good-bye; to sell or raffle for charity; to celebrate, to commemorate or to comfort. The need to communicate requires quilters to express themselves for the same various reasons as other artists. Each quilt in this exhibit is accompanied by a story card explaining the artist’s vision or motivation. Opening Reception: Aug 1 | 5 - 7 PM

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Jody Joseph presents Four Common Threads: One Heartstring

Jul 11

Jody Joseph presents Four Common Threads: One Heartstring 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

In an intimate setting, Jody Joseph reveals her feelings about life and love through the powerful songs of four legendary artists. While unveiling the musical DNA that threads through the heart and soul of Jody Joseph, and the artists who influenced her life: Joni Mitchell, Bette Midler, Janis Joplin, and Stevie Nick, she sings and talks about the common thread that weaved its way thru her own musical life and also shows the parallels in her own songwriting. This particular show, where Jody is performing as herself, is up front and personal, riveting, witty, and real.

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Met Opera: La Fille Du Regiment (Broadcast in HD)

Jul 14

Met Opera: La Fille Du Regiment (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Madcap physical comedy and impeccable coloratura come together in Natalie Dessay’s tour de force portrayal of the feisty tomboy raised by a regiment of French soldiers. Laurent Pelly’s hilarious production also stars Juan Diego Flórez as the young Swiss villager who conquers her heart—along with a slew of high Cs. Marco Armiliato conducts.

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Met Opera: The Merry Widow (Broadcast in HD)

Jul 21

Met Opera: The Merry Widow (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling woman who captivates all of Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new hit staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman. This dazzling production takes place in an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Sir Andrew Davis conducts.

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