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55 Event(s) Found in "Pollak Theatre"

J. Seward Johnson Sculptures

Apr 8-Aug 31

J. Seward Johnson Sculptures 

Pollak Theatre - 9 AM

From now until the end of August, a small collection of J. Seward Johnson Sculptures will be exhibited on Monmouth University grounds. The sculptures on display include God Bless America, Strolling Professor, and Between Classes. J. Seward Johnson is most widely known for his sculptures depicting people engaged in every day activities.

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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.

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Met Opera Summer Encore: L'Elisir d'Amore (Broadcast Live in HD)

Jul 8

Met Opera Summer Encore: L'Elisir d'Amore (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore, directed by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Maurizio Benini, stars Anna Netrebko in her Met role debut as the beautiful landowner Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her. Mariusz Kwiecien sings Adina’s arrogant fiancé, Sergeant Belcore, and Ambrogio Maestri sings the role of the magic potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara.

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Met Opera Summer Encore: La Boheme (Broadcast Live in HD)

Jul 14

Met Opera Summer Encore: La Boheme (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

In one of the most dramatic saves in Live in HD history, soprano Kristine Opolais sang the role of Mimi with only a few hours notice in Franco Zeffirelli’s breathtaking production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Featuring a cast of hundreds, a glorious onstage snow scene, and a detailed reconstruction of the Latin Quarter in Paris, La Bohème also stars Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the passionate poet Rodolfo, Susanna Phillips as the flirtatious Musetta, and Massimo Cavalletti is the painter Marcello. Stefano Ranzani conducts. (originally transmitted live on April 5, 2014)

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Art Walk and Michael Malpass Film Screening

Jul 23

Art Walk and Michael Malpass Film Screening 

Pollak Gallery - 4 PM

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. The documentary will be screened in Pollak Theatre at 4:00 PM and the guided tour immediately follow at 4:45. Free and open to the public but RSVP required. To RSVP please call 732.263.5715

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On Screen/in Person: Sweet Dreams

Sep 22

On Screen/in Person: Sweet Dreams 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Made up of women from both sides of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Rwanda's first and only all women's drum troupe, Ingoma Nshya, offers a place of support, healing and reconciliation. When the group decides to partner with two young American entrepreneurs to open Rwanda's first ever ice cream shop, these remarkable women embark on a journey of independence, peace and possibility. SWEET DREAMS interweaves heart-wrenching stories of tragedy with powerful examples of hope and resilience to present a moving portrait of a country in transition. There will be a Q&A with Co-Directors Lisa Fruchtman and Rob Fruchtman following the screening.

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William Close and the Earth Harp Collective

Sep 24

William Close and the Earth Harp Collective 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

William Close and the Earth Harp Collective recently pushed the boundaries of the “performance experience” when they finished third on NBC’s hit show “America’s Got Talent.” The group received massive praise and admiration from fans and all three judges. William Close is an installation artist and musician who has developed over 100 new types of musical instruments. He is the inventor of the majestic stringed instrument, The Earth Harp, the world's largest stringed instrument.

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CSNsongs

Oct 1

CSNsongs "Celebrating The Music Of Crosby Stills Nash & Young 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets on sale 5/6 for Center for the Arts donors; 5/11 for general public. CSNsongs is more than a tribute band. It is a group of seven New Jersey based musicians that create a full production show paying homage to the folk/rock group that changed music in the 1960s and '70s." All of "Crosby Stills Nash & Young's" compositions are highly respected by "CSNsongs" and are reproduced perfectly as they were originally written, recorded and performed throughout Crosby Stills Nash & Young's musical legacy. The iconic group’s music was born at the famous Woodstock Music Festival when Crosby, Stills and Nash hit the stage and changed the face of folk/rock music forever. Their music continued throughout the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s and is still popular and relevant today. CSN Songs helps audiences relive such special musical moments as Suite Judy Blue Eyes, Ohio, Love the One You’re With, Just a Song Before I Go, and Southern Man.

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Aquila Theatre’s Much Ado About Nothing

Oct 6

Aquila Theatre’s Much Ado About Nothing 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Shakespeare’s great comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, highlights Aquila Theatre’s 25th anniversary season. Spying, subterfuge, deception, false identities, slander, manipulation and love all take part in this wonderfully entertaining battle of the sexes. Much Ado About Nothing, thought to have been written in 1598, belongs to a group of Shakespeare’s more mature romantic comedies. It is an exuberant, philosophical, and festive play excelling in combative wit, melodrama, and potential tragedy.

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The Lightning Thief

Oct 7

The Lightning Thief 

Pollak Theatre - 10 AM

Tickets on sale July 1. Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Recommended for grades 2-6.


Met Opera: Tristan und Isolde (Broadcast Live in HD)

Oct 8

Met Opera: Tristan und Isolde (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 12 PM

Tickets on sale July 20. The season begins with a new production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in his first Live in HD performance.


BENISE - Strings of Passion: 10 Year Anniversary World Tour!

Oct 15

BENISE - Strings of Passion: 10 Year Anniversary World Tour! 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets on sale 4/29 for Center for the Arts donors; 5/4 for general public. The Prince of Spanish Guitar, BENISE is ‘Bennissimo!’ in this special 10 year anniversary production called “Strings of Passion”. Armed with his fiery Spanish Guitar, a stage full of musicians, and an international dance troupe, BENISE takes us on a musical journey through Salsa, Flamenco, Samba, Waltz and Tango, fused with classic rock anthems by Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Santana and The Eagles…to name a few. Go center stage with BENISE in this amazing production that takes your audiences to Spain, China, Paris, Egypt, India, Cuba, Italy, Dubai, the Heartland of America…and more: the Theatrical World Music and Dance Spectacle that has been called “The Latin Riverdance”.

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On Screen/in Person:

Oct 17

On Screen/in Person: " You Belong to Me 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

On August 3, 1952, Ruby McCollum, an African-American woman, shot and killed the prominent white doctor and State Senator-elect C. L. Adams in Live Oak, Florida. Exploring a case that has haunted jurors and prosecutors for decades, YOU BELONG TO ME, Sex, Race and Murder in the South unveils hidden practices, exposing the truth of what it meant to be an African-American in the Jim Crow South, and examining the long road to healing. There will be a post screening Q&A with the producer Jude Hagin.

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Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal

Oct 21

Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash’s exciting show celebrates her highly-acclaimed and three time Grammy winning album, The River & the Thread. The River & the Thread (2014, Blue Note Records) is a collection of original songs that connect and re-connect Rosanne to the American South, the place of her birth and the home of her ancestors. Rosanne follows her acclaimed Grammy nominated and award winning album The List (2009) with her own poetic survey of places and people of The South on these beautiful and varied songs written with her collaborator, musical director, guitarist and husband, John Leventhal.

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Met Opera: Don Giovanni (Broadcast Live in HD)

Oct 22

Met Opera: Don Giovanni (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Tickets on sale July 20. Simon Keenlyside makes his Met role debut as the unrepentant seducer in Tony Award winner Michael Grandage’s staging of Mozart’s masterpiece.