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Samson et Dalila (Encore)

Nov 4

Samson et Dalila (Encore) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Tickets on sale July 18. Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the pair was last seen together by HD audiences in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet’s Carmen. Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest, with Elchin Azizov as the Philistine King Abimélech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as the Old Hebrew. Darko Tresnjak, the Tony Award–winning director of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing the first new Met production of the opera in 20 years. Sir Mark Elder conducts.

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The Beatles' THE WHITE ALBUM

Nov 6

The Beatles' THE WHITE ALBUM 

Pollak 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 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 event will feature The Beatles’ THE WHITE ALBUM.

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The Weeklings

Nov 8

The Weeklings 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

“THE WEEKLINGS are America’s most unique tribute to the music and inspiration of THE BEATLES, performing explosive renditions of Beatles classics, uniquely arranged Beatles nuggets such as "Paperback Writer", "Baby You're a Rich Man" and “I Am the Walrus” plus brilliant Beatles-inspired power-pop originals, like their newest, “In The Moment”. The Weeklings bring The Beatles to life, not through costumes and gimmicks, but through their creativity, extraordinary musicianship, exceptional vocals and charming stage presence. “They show their audiences both what The Beatles were, and what they might have been if they were performing today.” This event is part of the The Beatles’ THE WHITE ALBUM: An International Symposium.

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The Beatles’ THE WHITE ALBUM: An International Symposium

Nov 8-11

The Beatles’ THE WHITE ALBUM: An International Symposium 

All Day

Join us for an international scholarly conference devoted to the life, work, and influence of the Beatles, particularly in relation to their legendary album The Beatles (1968), popularized as The White Album. The festivities will include various live acts, as well as keynote addresses by rock critics and figures from the music industry. Celebrated Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn will serve as our keynote speaker, along with such luminaries as Walter Everett, John Covach, Tim Riley, and Robert Rodriguez, among others.


Michael Waters

Nov 9

Michael Waters 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Michael Waters has published twelve books of poetry, most recently The Dean of Discipline (U Pittsburgh P, 2018) and Celestial Joyride (BOA Editions, 2016). Darling Vulgarity (2006) was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize and Parthenopi: New and Selected Poems (2001) was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize. He has co-edited several anthologies, including Reel Verse (Knopf, 2018), Contemporary American Poetry (Houghton Mifflin, 2006), and Perfect in Their Art (Southern Illinois UP, 2003). His poems have appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, Paris Review, Yale Review, Kenyon Review and The Progressive. A 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, he has been the recipient of five Pushcart Prizes, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Fulbright Foundation, and NJ State Council on the Arts, and residency fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, St. James Cavalier Centre (Malta), Tyrone Guthrie Centre (Ireland), and Chateau de Lavigny (Switzerland). Waters is Professor of English at Monmouth University.

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The Drowsy Chaperone

Nov 9-14

The Drowsy Chaperone 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets on sale soon. The Department of Music and Theatre Arts presents The Drowsy Chaperone, directed by Prof. Sheri Anderson. When a die-hard theatre fan plays his favorite cast album, the characters come to life in this hilarious musical farce. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.


Marnie (Nico Muhly/Libretto Nicholas Wright)

Nov 10

Marnie (Nico Muhly/Libretto Nicholas Wright) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Tickets on sale July 18. Nico Muhly’s Marnie, based on Winston Graham’s novel, which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchock’s suspenseful thriller, has its U.S. premiere at the Met this season. Isabel Leonard stars in the title role opposite Christopher Maltman as her blackmailing husband Mark Rutland, Iestyn Davies as his brother Terry, Janis Kelly as Mrs. Rutland, and acclaimed mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves as Marnie’s mother. Robert Spano makes his company debut conducting.

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Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird

Nov 13

Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets on sale July 2. Detroit-born, Berlin-based singer/songwriter, polyglot poet, translator and activist Daniel Kahn concocts furious, tender, electrifying and revolutionary Alienation Klezmer. With the Painted Bird, he presents a variety of passionate songs inspired in part by the struggles of Jewish revolutionaries at the turn of thecentury, and in part by his own intense desire for a better world. The Painted Bird has brought “Yiddish Punk Cabaret” to rock clubs, festivals and shtetls, from Berlin to Boston, Leningrad to Louisiana. The band has been referred to as “The Yiddish Pogues,” and Kahn was once described as “someone between Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Tom Waits – but yiddish.” Fittingly, his Yiddish cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah – coincidentally released a few days before the passing of the great musician – has gone viral, with over 700,000 views. Kahn also leads The Brothers Nazaroff, which revives the lost repertoire of Nathan “Prince” Nazaroff, the master tumler of the 50s in whose mad howl can be heard the alleys of Odessa, the cacophony of Coney Island, and the mountain air of the Catskills. With access to the Smithsonian Folkways vault, The Brothers Nazaroff have restored a piece of a cultural heritage thought lost to the world.


Mystic India

Nov 17

Mystic India 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets on Sale July 2. Created by Director Amit Shah and featuring the AATMA Performing Arts dance company, Mystic India: The World Tour is an internationally acclaimed Bollywood dance spectacular based on the concept of ancient India’s transition into modern India. The colorful costumes and elaborate sets have been custom designed by Amit Shahand handmade in India’s film capital by a team of 40 designers and workers over the course of four years. The team of diverse, impeccably trained dancers from the AATMA Performing Arts dance company combines authentic Indian and modern techniques bringing the streets Mumbai and New York into perfect harmony.


La Sylphide

Nov 18

La Sylphide 

Pollak Theatre - 3 PM

Tickets on sale July 1. On his wedding day, the young Scotsman James is awakened with a kiss from an ethereal winged creature, a Sylph. Entranced by her beauty, James risks everything to pursue an unattainable love. La Sylphide is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets, and a treasure in Danish ballet master August Bournonville’s style. Staged for the Bolshoi by Bournonville expert Johan Kobborg, this production is the ultimate romantic masterpiece.

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The Doo Wop Project Holiday Show

Nov 29

The Doo Wop Project Holiday Show 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

From bop to pop…for the holidays! 3 parts Jersey Boys, 2 parts Motown: The Musical and "not your grandma's doo wop", these five charismatic, handsome, triple threat Broadway stars – with their hot 5-piece band -- tear it up, with musicality, dancing and showmanship not found with any other group in the world! They “re-doo” classic Doo Wop songs from the 50’s and 60’s and make ‘em sound fresh and new…they “doo” doo wop versions of contemporary pop hits by stars like Jason Mraz, Amy Winehouse, Adele and Maroon 5, them….and in -between they sprinkle in some “doowopified” Christmas classics. A perfect way to ring in the holidays!

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Marvelous Night: The Music of Van Morrison

Dec 1

Marvelous Night: The Music of Van Morrison 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets on sale July 2. Legendary front man Rob Paparozzi (Original Blues Brothers Band, Blood Sweat ‘n Tears) and master song stylist Pat Guadagno (BobFest, The Candle Brothers) lead an all-star band on a musical journey through the lifework of one of the most influential and unusual artists of our time. Last year’s capacity crowd was mesmerized by an eclectic selection of Morrison’s mystical compositions, performed by an ensemble of Jersey musical nobility including: Steven Delopoulos (Burlap to Cashmere), Michael Ghegan (Michael Jackson, Cirque de Soleil), John Korba (Hall & Oates, Phoebe Snow, Rosanne Cash), Tom Labella (Bruce Springsteen), and Joe Bellia (Dave Mason, Allman Brothers). The whole crew is back for a transcendental evening of genre defying music. You will be healed! Presented by Nearmor Productions


La Fanciulla del West (Encore)

Dec 2

La Fanciulla del West (Encore) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Tickets on sale July 18. Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, alongside star tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw Dick Johnson. Baritone Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

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David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

Dec 4

David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 

Wilson Auditorium - 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 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 event will feature David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

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Pete the Cat

Dec 4

Pete the Cat 

Pollak Theatre - 10 AM

Tickets on sale July 2. When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners - and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. The whole family, that is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet earth. As the end of second grade approaches, Jimmy has a lot of tests, and the last thing he needs is some groovy cat in his life, changing his family and turning everything upside down. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, they both learn a little something new about inspiration. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus.

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