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On Screen In Person: Cafeteria Man

Feb 21

On Screen In Person: Cafeteria Man 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

This feature documentary film by Richard Chisolm chronicles an ambitious effort to ‘green’ the public school diet serving 83,000 students in Baltimore.

Free Event


Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Feb 17

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 

Pollak Theatre - 2 PM

Have you ever had a really rotten day? Alexander has... He wakes up with gum in his hair, he trips on a skateboard, and then he accidentally drops his sweater in the sink - all before breakfast! Laugh and sing along with Alexander's misadventures in this hilarious musical, featuring book and lyrics by Judith Viorst, author of the best-selling classic book. Discover along with Alexander that sometimes, everyone has a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Appropriate for Grades Pre K - 4


Met Opera: RIGOLETTO

Feb 16

Met Opera: RIGOLETTO 

Pollak Theatre - 12:55 PM

Director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi’s towering tragedy in Las Vegas in 1960—an ideal setting for this eternal conflict of depravity and innocence.


PoemJazz with Robert Pinsky & Friends

Feb 15

PoemJazz with Robert Pinsky & Friends 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Robert Pinsky, Three-time U.S. poet laureate and author of several acclaimed books of poetry, prose, and translation will bring his verse to life on the Pollak Theatre stage in a reading with musical accompaniment.


Student Movie Posters from the Department of Art & Design

Feb 11-May 31

Student Movie Posters from the Department of Art & Design 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 12 AM

Student Movie Posters from the Department of Art & Design What can you do with 4 colors, 4 names, 2 locations, 2 dates, 2 film genres and 4 adjectives? For this project, students are asked to create a concept for a movie poster for a film that does not exist. Here are the results of their work.

Free Event


Met Opera: UN BALLO IN MASCHERA (Encore)

Feb 10

Met Opera: UN BALLO IN MASCHERA (Encore) 

Pollak Theatre - 12:55 PM

Accompanied by a thrilling score, Verdi’s vivid characters grapple with life and love, betrayal and death. Director David Alden’s dreamlike setting provides a compelling backdrop for this dramatic story of jealousy and vengeance. Marcelo Álvarez stars as the conflicted king; Karita Mattila is Amelia, the object of his secret passion; and Dmitri Hvorostovsky is her suspicious husband. Kathleen Kim is the page Oscar, and mezzo-soprano powerhouses Dolora Zajick and Stephanie Blythe take turns singing the fortuneteller Ulrica. Fabio Luisi conducts.


Southside Johnny & the Poor Fools

Feb 8

Southside Johnny & the Poor Fools 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

This concert has been rescheduled at the request of management. Please call the box office or check back for details. Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools embark on a stripped down journey through Johnny Lyon’s eclectic version of the Great American Songbook. Playing a wide range of music pulled from Dylan, Mose Allison, Muddy Waters, NRBQ, Richard Thompson, Emmylou Harris, The Band, George Jones and more, The Poor Fools will also dive into some of the legendary Asbury Jukes material–revisiting the classics as well as the underperformed deep tracks.


Aftermath Series - Joel Meyerowitz

Feb 4-Mar 22

Aftermath Series - Joel Meyerowitz 

Pollak Gallery - 12 AM

From the Monmouth University Permanent Collection: selected works from the Aftermath series.

Free Event


Met Opera: L'ELISIR D'AMORE (Encore)

Feb 1

Met Opera: L'ELISIR D'AMORE (Encore) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Anna Netrebko and Matthew Polenzani star in one of the greatest comic gems in opera, as the fickle Adina and her besotted Nemorino. Bartlett Sher, whose previous productions of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Le Comte Ory, and Les Contes d’Hoffmann have delighted Met audiences, guides this lively staging, where surface charm will meet with real emotion. Mariusz Kwiecien is the blustery sergeant Belcore and Ambrogio Maestri is Dulcamara, the loveable quack and dispenser of the elixir. Maurizio Benini conducts.


Faculty and Friends: Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall Inaugural Exhibition

Jan 28-Mar 8

Faculty and Friends: Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall Inaugural Exhibition 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 12 AM

This invitational exhibition features the work of 57 accomplished artists from across the country - including current faculty and former faculty, alumni and artists who have exhibited in the Monmouth University galleries over the years.

Free Event


Provost Film Series: Lumumba

Jan 28

Provost Film Series: Lumumba 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Raoul Peck’s film portrays the true story of the rise to power and assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba.

Free Event


SOLD OUT - In the Mood: 1940s Musical Revue

Jan 27

SOLD OUT - In the Mood: 1940s Musical Revue 

Pollak Theatre - 4 PM

This performance is SOLD OUT. Back by popular demand, In the Mood returns with their big band orchestra, singers, and swing dancers. This retro 1940s musical revives the music that moved a nation's spirit and helped win a war.


Met Opera: CLEMENZA DI TITO (Encore)

Jan 25

Met Opera: CLEMENZA DI TITO (Encore) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

The virtuosic Elina Garanca sings Sesto in Mozart’s drama set in ancient Rome. Giuseppe Filianoti is the noble Tito and Barbara Frittoli is Vitellia in this handsome revival of one of the composer’s final masterpieces. Harry Bicket conducts.


Met Opera: MARIA STUARDA

Jan 19

Met Opera: MARIA STUARDA 

Pollak Theatre - 12:55 PM

Fresh from her triumph in the Met’s The Enchanted Island, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, one of the world’s most exciting singers, takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots.


Met Opera: TEMPEST (Encore)

Jan 13

Met Opera: TEMPEST (Encore) 

Pollak Theatre - 12:55 PM

Composer Thomas Adès conducts the Metropolitan Opera premiere of his 2004 work, which has been widely praised as a modern masterpiece. Director Robert Lepage recreates the interior of 18th-century La Scala, including the hidden workings underneath the stage, where Prospero, the banished Duke of Milan, practices his otherworldly arts. The magnetic baritone Simon Keenlyside stars as Prospero, a role he has sung to great acclaim in London.