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Met Opera: Rusalka (Broadcast Live in HD)

Feb 25

Met Opera: Rusalka (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Kristine Opolais stars in a new production of the opera that first won her international acclaim, Dvořák’s fairy-tale opera about the tragic water nymph Rusalka.

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Dancing at Lughnasa

Mar 1-9

Dancing at Lughnasa 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - All Day

TICKETS ON SALE SOON. Dancing at Lughnasa is by Brian Friel, one of Ireland’s finest playwrights. Set in the summer of 1936, during the Celtic harvest festival Lughnasa, the play is told through the memories of Michael, recalling those days of growing up in the northwest county of Donegal with his mother, her three sisters, and an uncle priest recently returned from his missionary days in Africa.

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Another Night of Acapella Harmony: Doo Wop Explosion II

Mar 4

Another Night of Acapella Harmony: Doo Wop Explosion II 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Our celebration of doo wop acappella harmony at the Pollak Theatre is back by popular demand. Born on the street corners of urban America, rhythm & blues and doo wop singing reached its peak in the 1950’s, but still has a strong following today. While doo wop singing began as an African American art form, by the late 1950’s it was enjoyed by singers of all races. Doo wop harmony in its purist form is acappella (without instruments or musical tracks).

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Met Opera Encore: Rusalka (Broadcast Live in HD)

Mar 5

Met Opera Encore: Rusalka (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Kristine Opolais stars in a new production of the opera that first won her international acclaim, Dvořák’s fairy-tale opera about the tragic water nymph Rusalka.

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Mar 6

On Screen/in Person: Real Boy 

Wilson Auditorium - 7:30 PM

REAL BOY is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man. Navigating the ups and downs of young adulthood, he works to gain the support of his mother, who has deep misgivings about her child's transition. As tension mounts at home, Bennett is taken in by his idol, Joe Stevens, the lead singer of the alt-Americana band, Coyote Grace. Exploring how our search for personal identity also involves those closest to us, REAL BOY is a nuanced look at the new American family and the people we turn to when our given families are unavailable. There will be a post screening Q&A with the director Shaleece Haas.

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Visiting Writers: Liz Moore

Mar 7

Visiting Writers: Liz Moore 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Liz Moore is a writer of fiction and creative nonfiction.
Her first novel, The Words of Every Song (Broadway Books, 2007), centers on a fictional record company in New York City just after the turn of the millennium. It draws partly on Liz's own experiences as a musician. It was selected for Borders' Original Voices program and was given a starred review by Kirkus.Roddy Doyle wrote of it, "This is a remarkable novel, elegant, wise, and beautifully constructed. I loved the book."

After the publication of her debut novel, Liz obtained her MFA in Fiction from Hunter College. In 2009, she was awarded the University of Pennsylvania's ArtsEdge residency and moved to Philadelphia, where she still lives.

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Caladh Nua

Mar 9

Caladh Nua 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Caladh Nua is a tightly-knit, vibrant and staggeringly talented band with its origins deeply rooted in the Southern counties of Ireland. Comprised of five versatile musicians and singers playing a wide selection of instruments - from banjo to fiddle, guitar to bodhran and tin whistle to button accordion - the band has captured the essential qualities of traditional Irish music and balanced them finely with an innovative contemporary flair. Through a series of international tours and festivals across the globe, which saw the band take the stage in cities such as Paris, Vienna, Copenhagen, Berlin, Mumbai and Vancouver, Caladh Nua has cast a uniquely captivating net of Irish music and song over an ever widening worldwide audience. A long list of TV and radio broadcasts of their performances and two acclaimed recordings includes American Public Radio, the BBC, and RTE. Performing a vast repertoire of haunting songs and evocative Irish tunes, Caladh Nua is a young ensemble on the rise.

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Met Opera: La Traviata (Broadcast Live in HD)

Mar 11

Met Opera: La Traviata (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Sonya Yoncheva brings her acclaimed interpretation of the doomed courtesan Violetta Valéry to Live in HD audiences for the first time.

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SONGWRITERS BY THE SEA

Mar 18

SONGWRITERS BY THE SEA 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

TICKETS ON SALE SOON. Joe D’Urso and Joe Rapolla return to Monmouth University with their Songwriters by the Sea series for an evening of intimate, relaxed and inspired round-robins. This is a rare opportunity to see and hear a unique collection of very special guest artists that in the past has included, Marshall Crenshaw, Allison Moorer, Garland Jeffreys, Joe Grushecky, John Eddie, Willie Nile and many others, in an intimate and interactive forum. What started out as a coffee shop show for area songwriters to casually perform with other writers and is now a main feature of the Light of Day Festival in Asbury Park has quickly evolved into an international series featuring some of the top songwriters in music today.

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Met Opera Encore: La Traviata (Broadcast Live in HD)

Mar 19

Met Opera Encore: La Traviata (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Sonya Yoncheva brings her acclaimed interpretation of the doomed courtesan Violetta Valéry to Live in HD audiences for the first time.

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TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: THE BEATLES' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Mar 21

TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: THE BEATLES' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 7:30 PM

It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights in Woods Theatre to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss…there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event! This discussion will feature TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: THE BEATLES' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. This event is free but registration is required.

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World Cinema Series: Timbuktu

Mar 22

World Cinema Series: Timbuktu 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed.

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First Senior Show: Graphic Design

Mar 24-31

First Senior Show: Graphic Design 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 10 PM

Featuring the work of Monmouth University graduating seniors who will receive their degrees in Graphic Design. Opening Reception: Fri. Mar. 24, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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Met Opera: Idomeneo (Broadcast Live in HD)

Mar 25

Met Opera: Idomeneo (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart’s Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War.

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Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake - Live in HD

Mar 26

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake - Live in HD 

Pollak Theatre - 3 PM

At moonlight on the banks of a mysterious lake, Prince Siegfried meets the bewitched swan-woman Odette. Completely spellbound by her beauty, he swears his faithfulness to her. However, the Prince realizes too late that Fate has another plan for him…

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