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63 Event(s) Found in "Pollak Theatre"

Macbeth

Jun 27

Macbeth 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

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Madama Butterfly

Jul 11

Madama Butterfly 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. One of the world’s foremost Butterflys, soprano Kristine Opolais, takes on the title role, and Roberto Alagna sings Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Karel Mark Chichon conducts. ESTIMATED RUN TIME: 2 HRS 40 MINS

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Il Trovatore

Jul 18

Il Trovatore 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Soprano Anna Netrebko’s dramatic and vocal skills are on full display as Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her life for the love of the title troubadour. Tenor Yonghoon Lee sings the ill-fated Manrico, baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is his rival, and mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick is the mysterious gypsy with a troubled past. Marco Armiliato conducts Sir David McVicar’s gritty, Goya-inspired production. ESTIMATED RUN TIME: 2 HRS 41 MINS

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Eugene Onegin

Jul 25

Eugene Onegin 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Beloved American soprano Renée Fleming joins Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece of unrequited young love. The opera’s sweeping dramatic arc of this opera—youthful longing, rejection, regret, a desperate plea that comes too late—is perfectly mirrored in Tchaikovsky’s achingly beautiful music and in the gorgeous lighting of this strikingly minimal production. RUN TIME: 2 HRS 49 MINS

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Turandot

Aug 1

Turandot 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Nina Stemme, one of opera’s greatest dramatic sopranos, takes on the title role of the proud princess of legendary China. Tenor Marco Berti is Calàf, the brave prince who sings “Nessun dorma” and wins her hand. Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production is conducted by Paolo Carignani. ESTIMATED RUN TIME: 2 HRS 18 MINS

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Aug 8

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens. ‘A phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle’ (The Times) ‘Dazzlingly inventive’ (Evening Standard) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time returns to selected international cinemas in 2018. Captured live from the National Theatre in London, this critically acclaimed production directed by Marianne Elliot (Angels in America, War Horse) has astonished audiences around the world and has received seven Olivier and five Tony Awards®. Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at math while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world. Production photography by Manuel Harlan

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Catapult

Sep 28

Catapult 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

An America’s Got Talent finalist from Season 8, Catapult is a features incredible dancers who work behind a screen to create magical shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. Be amazed as you watch their bodies transform into a mountain, an elephant, a dragon, even a helicopter! You’ll never figure out how they do it, and you won’t know what they will create next – you’ll be surprised and delighted again and again. Packed with hundreds of shape transformation, the show is full of humor, emotion and engaging stories.

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Multimedia Performance: Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky’s The Book of Ice

Oct 2

Multimedia Performance: Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky’s The Book of Ice 

Pollak Theatre - 6 PM

Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, will visit Monmouth University to present his The Book of Ice—a multimedia performance and discussion he will stage with musicians from campus. Antarctica, the only uninhabited continent, belongs to no single country, and has no government. While certain countries lay claim to portions of the landmass, it is the only solid land on the planet with no unified national affiliation. Drawing on the continent’s rich history of inspiring exploration and artistic endeavors, Miller has put together his own multidisciplinary study of Antarctica. The Book of Ice is one aspect of this ongoing project. In this talk, Miller discusses his journeys to Antarctica, climate change, and the creation of The Book of Ice, using Antarctica-related data to create maps, graphics, sound, music and multimedia performances.

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Julie

Oct 4

Julie 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Tickets on sale July 2. Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas. Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival. This new version of August Strinberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

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Odie Lindsey

Oct 4

Odie Lindsey 

Pollak Theatre - 4:30 PM

Odie Lindsey’s story collection, We Come to Our Senses (W.W. Norton), was included on Best Of lists at Electric Literature and Military Times, and the New York Times Book Review noted that it “captures our culture now.” Lindsey’s fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories, Iowa Review, Guernica, Fourteen Hills, Electric Literature, and in the anthology Forty Stories. He has received an NEA fellowship for veterans, a Tennessee Arts Commission fellowship in Literature, and a Tennessee Williams scholarship to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Lindsey’s essays have appeared in the Oxford American, Columbia, The Millions, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA in writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an MA in southern studies from the University of Mississippi, and a combat badge c/o the U.S. Army. He is Professor of the Practice at the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, Vanderbilt University. Lindsey’s novel is forthcoming, also from W.W. Norton.

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The American Soldier

Oct 5

The American Soldier 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets on sale July 2. Douglas Taurel ("Nurse Jackie," "Blue Bloods") is the creator and star of the Off-Broadway Award-nominated solo play, "The American Soldier," based on true events and documentary letters written by veterans and their family members from the American Revolution through current-day Afghanistan. It honors the experiences of veterans and their families and explores the internal struggles they face when returning home from combat. "The American Soldier" has been nominated for the Amnesty International Award for theatre excellence The American Soldier has been nominated for the Amnesty International Award, received 4 stars internationally, and has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Washington Post and Time Out.

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Aida (Giuseppe Verdi)

Oct 6

Aida (Giuseppe Verdi) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Tickets on sale July 18. Soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her formidable rival Amneris. Aleksandrs Antonenko is the warrior Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti takes the podium for the Met’s monumental production.

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No

Oct 8

No 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum. Director: Pablo Larraín (2012) Rated: R 128 minutes

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MIKE SUPER - MAGIC & ILLUSION

Oct 11

MIKE SUPER - MAGIC & ILLUSION 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets on sale July 2. Mystifier Mike Super has been hailed by critics as the “DANE COOK” of MAGIC! Criss Angel himself praised Mike on LIVE Network Television in front of millions! Ellen DeGeneres brought Mike on her show to make her appear from nothing but shadows, and after he actually did it, she proclaimed... “I haven’t come out like that since the cover of TIME magazine!” Mike was named Entertainer of the Year for two years consecutive and as the winner of NBC’s Phenomenon, Super is the ONLY magician in history to win a live magic competition on Primetime Network Television! Mike was also a top Finalists on NBC’s #1 rated summer series America’s Got Talent and featured on Penn & Teller ‘Fool Us’! Imagine mind blowing illusions combined with the hilarity of a headline comedian. Enjoy this family-friendly performing and join the journey of emotions from laughter, intrigue, danger, fear, wonder, anticipation, tears and sentimentality that only Mike Super delivers. He creates a totally interactive magic experience where you won’t just watch the magic; you’ll become part of it! You may have a chance to take part in making your dream vehicle appear on stage in which every audience member has a chance to win!!!*


Kiss the Sky

Oct 13

Kiss the Sky 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets on sale July 2. Presenting the world’s most historically authentic Jimi Hendrix tribute show ever! Featuring meticulous detailed re-productions in every aspect of look and sound with replica 60's wardrobe and retro 60's instruments, this show accurately re-creates Jimi Hendrix’s most classic concerts & stage performances, from the Experience at Monterey Pop to the Band of Gypsys and more. Kiss The Sky features virtuoso guitarist and former Columbia recording artist, Jimy Bleu. Bleu is the longest running Hendrix tribute artist in the world. He boasts Jimi’s landmark left handed, behind his back playing virtuoso guitar skills, and tours with former Hendrix Bassist, Billy Cox and his Band of Gypsys Experience.He is backed by a cast of world-class touring musicians who have recorded and performed with major music stars including Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, John Mayall, Lady Gaga, Pearl Jam, Teddy Pendergrass, James Cotton, and more.