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ART+AUTISM

Apr 1-May 31

ART+AUTISM 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

Presented in partnership with Autism Speaks New Jersey, this juried exhibition opening at the beginning of Autism Awareness Month will showcase the talents and abilities of artists living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and initiate a conversation about the unique power of art in the autism community. Each piece of work will be for sale and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks. The opening reception will be presented in conjunction with the Bravo Amici benefit concert for Autism Speaks on April 2

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You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Jun 23-Jul 2

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 12 AM

Shadow Lawn Stage, the professional theatre of Monmouth University, will present the 50th anniversary production of the enchanting musical, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown this June with 10 performances at the historic Woods Theatre on the university’s campus. Based on the famed comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles Schulz, the musical tells the story of some typical days in the life of Charlie Brown. From running after the school bus to spying the cute little red-haired girl at lunch, Charlie deals with the fun and frustrations of life with his friends Lucy, Linus and Schroeder; his kid sister Sally; and his faithful companion, Snoopy. The original production featured Gary Burghoff (Radar in the MASH series). The 1999 revival won 2 Tony Awards – for Roger Bart as Snoopy and Kristen Chenoweth as Sally - and the Drama Desk award for “Best Revival of a Musical”. Fridays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

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National Theatre Live: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Broadcast Live in HD)

Jun 28

National Theatre Live: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London.

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MET OPERA: Les Pêcheurs de Perles (Broadcast in HD)

Jul 5

MET OPERA: Les Pêcheurs de Perles (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Bizet’s gorgeous opera of lust and longing set in the Far East returns to the Met stage for the first time in 100 years. Soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the beautiful Hindu priestess pursued by rival pearl divers competing for her hand. Her suitors are tenor Matthew Polenzani and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, who sing the lilting duet “Au fond du temple saint,” which opera fans know and adore. Director Penny Woolcock explores the timeless themes of pure love, betrayal, and vengeance in a production that vividly creates an undersea world on the stage of the Met. Conductor Gianandrea Noseda brings his romantic flair to the lush score from the composer of Carmen.

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MET OPERA: Macbeth (Broadcast in HD)

Jul 12

MET OPERA: Macbeth (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lučić’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met. Adrian Noble’s chilling production of Verdi’s masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts.

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MET OPERA: Nabucco (Broadcast in HD)

Jul 19

MET OPERA: Nabucco (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi’s early drama of Ancient Babylon, Nabucco, with Plácido Domingo adding a new role to his repertory as the title character. Liudmyla Monastyrska sings the tour-de-force role of Abigaille, Nabucco’s willful daughter, with Jamie Barton as Fenena, Russell Thomas as Ismaele, and Dmitri Belosselskiy as the prophet Zaccaria, the role of his 2011 Met debut.

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MET OPERA: Carmen (Broadcast in HD) 17

Jul 26

MET OPERA: Carmen (Broadcast in HD) 17 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Richard Eyre’s hit production stars Elīna Garanča as the seductive gypsy of the title, opposite Roberto Alagna as the obsessed Don José. Carmen "is about sex, violence, and racism—and its corollary: freedom," the director says about Bizet’s drama. "It is one of the inalienably great works of art. It's sexy, in every sense. And I think it should be shocking." Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Production: Richard Eyre; Barbara Frittoli, Elīna Garanča, Roberto Alagna, Mariusz Kwiecien

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National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part 1, Millennium Approaches (Broadcast in HD)

Aug 9

National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part 1, Millennium Approaches (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

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National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part II, Perestroika (Broacast Live in HD)

Aug 16

National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part II, Perestroika (Broacast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

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Sheba Sharrow

Sep 5-Dec 3

Sheba Sharrow 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 10 AM

As one of its series of events around the theme of “Activism,” Monmouth University hosts an exhibition of paintings by the 20th-century artist who chronicled outrage and compassion for the struggles against injustice. Figurative painter Sheba Sharrow bore witness to human suffering, struggle and liberation. She was a child of the Great Depression and World War II, a participant in the social justice movements of the 1960s and ’70s, saw the bloody roads walked for civil rights and the damages wrought by wars.

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An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash

Sep 23

An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets on sale to Center for the Arts donors 5/8 and general public 5/10. Legendary singer-songwriter GRAHAM NASH is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee-with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame twice, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a GRAMMY Award winner.

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World Cinema Series: Millie and the Lords

Sep 25

World Cinema Series: Millie and the Lords 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Millie and the Lords tells the story of Milagros Baez, a young, working class under-confident Puerto Rican woman whose life is changed for the better when she begins to learn about the Young Lords Party and her rich Puerto Rican history.

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National Theatre Live: Yerma (Broadcast Live in HD)

Sep 28

National Theatre Live: Yerma (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Tickets on sale soon. The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.


Norma

Oct 7

Norma 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Tickets on sale July 19. The season opens with a new production of Bellini’s bel canto tragedy Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, which she has sung to acclaim at the Met in 2013, as well as at the Canadian Opera Company, San Francisco Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Lyric Opera of Chicago—making her one of the world’s leading interpreters of the iconic title character. Joyce DiDonato co-stars as Norma’s colleague and rival, Adalgisa, opposite Joseph Calleja as Pollione and Matthew Rose as Oroveso. Carlo Rizzi conducts and Sir David McVicar directs the new production.


Die Zauberflöte

Oct 14

Die Zauberflöte 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Tickets on sale July 19. The season opens with a new production of Bellini’s bel canto tragedy Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, which she has sung to acclaim at the Met in 2013, as well as at the Canadian Opera Company, San Francisco Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Lyric Opera of Chicago—making her one of the world’s leading interpreters of the iconic title character. Joyce DiDonato co-stars as Norma’s colleague and rival, Adalgisa, opposite Joseph Calleja as Pollione and Matthew Rose as Oroveso. Carlo Rizzi conducts and Sir David McVicar directs the new production.