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Annual Student Show

Apr 24-30

Annual Student Show 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

Featuring the select works by Monmouth University students in Photography, Graphic Design, Animation and Studio Art.

Free Event


Jimmy LaFave & Amy Helm

Apr 23

Jimmy LaFave & Amy Helm 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Two incredible singer-songwriters perform on the Pollak stage in this co-bill representing the best of American music traditions. The attraction of Jimmy LaFave's music lies in his voice and vision that strikes responsive chords at the heart of folk, blues and American roots rock & roll. Jimmy has devoted most of his life to making music, beginning as a young boy in Texas, then moving to Oklahoma where he crafted his sound, a combining his experiences among authentic songwriters from the tradition of Woody Guthrie. His discography includes 8 critically acclaimed CDs and he has toured extensively through the U.S. and Europe. Amy Helm’s deep musical roots are enriched by her stunning vocal and other creative gifts revealing a spellbinding artist who moves easily through a broad range of musical styles. The daughter of music legend Levon Helm and singer/songwriter Libby Titus Fagen, Helm wields a powerful voice that can both stir and soothe, whether she is singing traditional gospel, blues standards or her own heartfelt compositions.


Student Recital: Rosemary Belonis

Apr 23

Student Recital: Rosemary Belonis 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 4:30 PM

Music/Music Industry and Communication double major, will be performing her Senior Recital at the Woods Theatre. She will be featured on voice and guitar. Admission is free; light refreshments will be served. Rosemary K. Belonis, Monmouth University, Music Industry Communication Radio/TV, National Panhellenic Conference at MU, Director of Membership Development, Pre-Law Club

Free Event


Student Recital: Mahal Wilson

Apr 22

Student Recital: Mahal Wilson 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 7 PM

Music Major, will be performing her Senior Recital at the Woods Theater on Friday, April 22 at 7 pm. She will be featured on voice. Admission is free; light refreshments will be served.

Free Event


Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill with Switchback

Apr 22

Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill with Switchback 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Two world renowned Celtic duos come together for the first time on the Pollak Stage for a spectacular night of Irish music. Irish fiddle virtuoso Martin Hayes and American master guitarist Dennis Cahill have garnered international renown for taking traditional Irish music to the edge of the genre with slow-building, fiery performances while incorporating sensibilities from the worlds of blues and jazz. NPR calls them "one of the best fiddlers on the planet and a subtle guitar master" and The New York Times says "simply exquisite." Hayes and Cahill have performed for President Obama and leaders of the European Union, in major concert halls and headlining festivals around the globe. Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack of Switchback have been playing their brand of eclectic Celtic and Americana music at sold-out concert halls, performing arts centers and festivals for over 20 years. Featuring a mix of Irish music and original songs, their concerts have been described as “breathtaking scenery for your ears.” With a mix of mandolin, guitar, and bass their harmonies have won comparisons to the Louvin Brothers, the Everly Brothers and Simon and Garfunkel.


Something's Happening Here: Spring Showcase

Apr 21

Something's Happening Here: Spring Showcase 

Wilson Hall - 7:30 PM

A musical cavalcade featuring the Monmouth University Chamber and Concert Choirs, Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, student bands and soloists. The concert is conducted by Professor Michael Gillette, Professor Bryan Jenner and Dr. David M. Tripold.


“Rockin’ through the Decades” with Taylor Hope and Friends

Apr 21

“Rockin’ through the Decades” with Taylor Hope and Friends 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Take a musical journey through the decades with Taylor Hope, a prominent electric violinist in the New Jersey music scene and student at Monmouth University. Along with well-known musicians such as Glen Burtnik, Joe Bellia, Joe LaFragola, and others to be announced, Taylor will lead the audience from the groovy vibes of the 1960’s to the cutting edge styles of today. So come out to Pollak Theatre for an unforgettable night of rock and roll with Taylor and her friends.


CANCELLED: An American Celebration of Grandmother Earth

Apr 20

CANCELLED: An American Celebration of Grandmother Earth 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Traditional Native American storytelling is deeply rooted in the earth - honoring all life, especially the plants and animals we depend on. Years upon years of a kinship with the land, life, water and sky has lead to intimate connections to the earth and a relationship of give and take with the natural world. Kevin Locke, visionary Hoop Dancer, preeminent player of the indigenous Northern Plains flute, storyteller, cultural ambassador, recording artist and educator leads an ensemble of multi-talented performers in an uplifting evening of storytelling interwoven with traditional Native American music and dramatic dance elements. Featuring music from Locke’s 2009 Nammy (Annual Native American Music Awards) award-winning album “Earth Gift" this world-premiere event will empower and energize us all to become stewards of our surroundings, preserving our world for posterity and encourage us to live together as part of the Universal heartbeat.


Intro to Celtic Music Workshop with Switchback

Apr 20

Intro to Celtic Music Workshop with Switchback 

Pollak Theatre - 4:30 PM

Attendees are presented with traditional pieces of Irish music, folklore and dance. Following the historic time-line of Irish emigration to the United States, participants are made aware of the evolution of Irish music, once immigrants reached America. They will listen to the transformation of Irish music into today’s western, jazz and bluegrass. The resurgence of Irish music, dance and culture are also examined. Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack of Switchback have been playing their brand of eclectic Celtic and Americana music at sold-out concert halls, performing arts centers and festivals for over 20 years. Featuring a mix of Irish music and original songs, their concerts have been described as “breathtaking scenery for your ears.” With a mix of mandolin, guitar, and bass their harmonies have won comparisons to the Louvin Brothers, the Everly Brothers and Simon and Garfunkel. Held in conjunction with the concert featuring Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill with Switchback on April 22 at 8 PM in Pollak Theatre

Free Event


Visiting Writer: Laura Kasischke

Apr 19

Visiting Writer: Laura Kasischke 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Laura Kasischke has published eight collections of poetry and eight novels. She was the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry for her collection SPACE, IN CHAINS (Copper Canyon Press, 2011). She has also been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Rilke Award for Poetry, the Bess Hokin Award from POETRY magazine, and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is teaches in the MFA Program and the Residential College at the University of Michigan, from which she graduated. She lives with her husband and son in Chelsea, Michigan.

Free Event


Bolshoi Ballet: Don Quixote (Broadcast Live in HD)

Apr 17

Bolshoi Ballet: Don Quixote (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 3 PM

Cervantes’ eccentric hero Don Quixote leaves on journey full of adventures with his loyal squire Sancho Panza in search of his perfect woman. On the way he meets Kitri, the dazzling daughter of an innkeeper who he thinks might be his ideal love. The Bolshoi's panache and excellence are combined in Fadeyechev’s critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance with Leon Minkus’ famous score. Featuring brand new sets and costumes to accompany this colorful and technically challenging production, DON QUIXOTE is quintessential Bolshoi, abounding with life and not to be missed!


Student Recital: Taylor Bernosky

Apr 17

Student Recital: Taylor Bernosky 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 3 PM

Taylor Hope Bernosky, Music Performance and Math Major, will be performing her Senior Recital at Rechnitz Hall on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 3:00pm. She will be featured on violin. Admission is free; light refreshments will be served.

Free Event


Met Opera: Roberto Devereux (Broadcast in HD)

Apr 16

Met Opera: Roberto Devereux (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queens in the course of a single season, a rare feat made famous by Beverly Sills—and not attempted on a New York stage since. In this climactic opera of the trilogy, directed by Sir David McVicar, she plays Queen Elizabeth I, forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves, Roberto Devereux. Tenor Matthew Polenzani is Devereux, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien complete the principal quartet in the bel canto masterpiece, conducted by Donizetti specialist Maurizio Benini.


The Addams Family: The Musical

Apr 15-18

The Addams Family: The Musical 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love. By Boom Roasted Productions. Tickets available at the Central Box Office at the MAC. CASH ONLY.


National Theatre Live: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Broadcast in HD)

Apr 14

National Theatre Live: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Following the hugely successful broadcasts of Coriolanus and King Lear, National Theatre Live brings the Donmar Warehouse’s highly anticipated new production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses to cinemas - broadcast live from the Donmar’s London home. Directed by Josie Rourke (Coriolanus), the cast includes Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Janet McTeer (The White Queen) and Dominic West (The Wire). In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalised the world. Two hundred years later, Christopher Hampton's irresistible adaptation swept the board, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play. Josie Rourke’s revival now marks the play’s thirty year anniversary. Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cecile de Volanges before her wedding night but Valmont has targeted the peerlessly virtuous and beautiful Madame de Tourvel. While these merciless aristocrats toy with others’ hearts and reputations, their own may prove more fragile than they supposed.