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First Senior Show: Fine Art & Animation

Mar 23-30

First Senior Show: Fine Art & Animation 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 10 AM

Featuring the work of Monmouth University graduating seniors who will receive their degrees in Fine Art and Animation.

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Rockin’ Road to Dublin

Mar 24

Rockin’ Road to Dublin 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Rockin’ Road to Dublin returns to Pollak Theatre in 2018 by popular demand! Created by the 2009 World Champion of Irish Dance Scott Doherty (Riverdance & Lord of the Dance) and worldwide touring Irish musician Chris Smith, Rockin’ Road is the new generation of Irish music and dance. RRTD is a breathtaking display of classic Irish tunes accented by rock 'n' roll riffs, electrifying dancers and a dynamic light show. Enjoy the thrilling sights and sounds as daring performers execute rapid-fire leaps, twirls and footwork, and nimble fiddlers square off with driving electric guitar chords and pulse-pounding drum beats. Fans say, "Rockin' Road to Dublin not only combines Riverdance and Lord of the Dance perfectly, but actually surpasses them!

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SONGWRITERS BY THE SEA

Mar 24

SONGWRITERS BY THE SEA 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets on sale soon. Joe D’Urso and Joe Rapolla return to Monmouth University with their Songwriters by the Sea series for an evening of relaxed and inspired round-robins. This is a rare opportunity to see and hear a unique collection of very special guest artists that in the past has included, Marshall Crenshaw, Allison Moorer, Garland Jeffreys, Joe Grushecky, John Eddie, Willie Nile and many others, in an intimate and interactive forum. What started out as a coffee shop show for area songwriters to casually perform with other writers and is now a main feature of the Light of Day Festival in Asbury Park, has quickly evolved into an international series featuring some of the top songwriters in music today.

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Semiramide (Encore)

Mar 25

Semiramide (Encore) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Angela Meade makes her Met role debut as the title character in Semiramide. Rossini’s opera, which has not been seen at the Met in 25 years, will be conducted by Maurizio Benini and feature Elizabeth DeShong as the Commander of the Assyrian army Arsace, Javier Camarena as an Indian king Idreno, Ildar Abdrazakov as the prince Assur, and Ryan Speedo Green as the high priest Oroe.

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Così Fan Tutte

Mar 31

Così Fan Tutte 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Phelim McDermott returns to the Met staging Mozart’s comedy Così fan tutte, led by David Robertson. Set in the 1950s on Coney Island, the cast features Amanda Majeski as the conflicted Fiordiligi; Serena Malfi as her sister, Dorabella; Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara as their feisty maid, Despina; Ben Bliss and Adam Plachetka as the sisters’ fiancés, Ferrando and Guglielmo; and Christopher Maltman as the cynical Don Alfonso. Così fan tutte is a co-production with the English National Opera.

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Artivism

Apr 1-May 31

Artivism 

Pollak Gallery - 10 AM

As a universal language, the arts have always been an effective tool for addressing social issues. Artivism or "activist art" is a form of social protest that explores cultural and political concerns. However, it is much more than just an innovative tactic, Artivism involves an entire a practice that attempts to inspire positive change in society. This juried exhibition will feature works of art that employ spectacle, symbolism and collective participation to fight for issues of social justice including racial discrimination, gender equality, fair labor practices, human rights and more.

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Artist Talk with Chris Clavio

Apr 3

Artist Talk with Chris Clavio 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Chris Clavio is an Electronic Artist and Entrepreneur living and working in Santa Fe, NM. His work explores the sublime and perception using light, sound, and interactive environments. He currently develops interactive lighting systems for the artist collective Meow Wolf and was a lead designer on the low voltage infrastructure for Meow Wolf's House of Eternal Return. Clavio has shown work across the United States, most recently in Pittsburgh, PA, with Energy Flow, a project in collaboration with Andrea Polli that highlights the Rachel Carson bridge with wind-turbine powered LEDs. His current projects integrate several software platforms and various hardware configurations to create immersive and interactive environments that stimulate the senses in order to evoke the imagination and push the limits of our perceived reality.

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Julius Caesar

Apr 5

Julius Caesar 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London. Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

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Second Senior Show: Graphic Design

Apr 6-13

Second Senior Show: Graphic Design 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 10 AM

Featuring the work of Monmouth University graduating seniors who will receive their degrees in Graphic Design.

Free Event


Human Capital

Apr 9

Human Capital 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Dino Ossola, a small-time real estate agent who dreams of bigger things; Serena Ossola, his teenage daughter who dates a spoiled rich brat; Carla Bruneschi, an actress who has given up her career to marry a wealthy businessman; Massimiliano Giovanni Bernaschi, her husband, a powerful player; Massimiliano Bernaschi, the troubled son of the Bernaschis; Roberta Ossola, a psychologist, Dino's second wife; Donato Russomano, a brilliant drama teacher who is stuck on Carla; Luca Ambrosini, a teenager frowned upon by others; an anonymous cyclist... They are all shareholders of the human capital.

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TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Bruce Springsteen, Darkness on the Edge of Town

Apr 10

TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Bruce Springsteen, Darkness on the Edge of Town 

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 in Woods Theatre 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 discussion will feature Bruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of Town.

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Bruce Springsteen's Darkness on the Edge of Town: An International Symposium

Apr 12-15

Bruce Springsteen's Darkness on the Edge of Town: An International Symposium 

All Day

Conference Theme: “Hard Truths in Hard Rock Settings” The conference will be held from April 12-15, 2018, at Monmouth University. The festivities will include various live acts, as well as keynote addresses by rock critics and figures from the music industry. Registration details and conference schedule coming soon! If you are interested in submitting an abstract for the conference please click here for more information.


MU PLAYERS MUSICAL

Apr 13-16

MU PLAYERS MUSICAL 

Wilson Auditorium - 8 PM

All shows 8 PM except Sun. matinees at 3 PM. Fourth annual student produced musical. A celebration of student performers and designers all presented on the Woods Theatre stage.

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Luisa Miller

Apr 14

Luisa Miller 

Pollak Theatre - 12:30 PM

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a revival of Luisa Miller, which has not been seen at the Met since 2006. Starring Sonya Yoncheva as a peasant girl Luisa opposite Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo in Verdi’s tragedy about a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness in an attempt to save her father’s life. The cast also stars Plácido Domingo as Luisa’s father Miller, with Olesya Petrova as Federica, and Alexander Vinogradov in his Met debut and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Walter and Wurm respectively, the ruthless men determined to tear Luisa and Rodolfo apart.

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Giselle

Apr 15

Giselle 

Pollak Theatre - 3 PM

When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death… Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht, in this chilling, yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi.

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