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The Doo Wop Project Holiday Show

Nov 29-Apr 18

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!


Roger McGuinn

Apr 25

Roger McGuinn 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Mr. Tambourine Man not only lived history, he made history with his fearless sense of experimentation. As the leader of the influential 60s group, The Byrds, he was on the leading edge, combining the rock beat of the Beatles with the folk sensibilities of Bob Dylan, to create the genre known as “folk-rock.” Roger’s solo career began in 1973 and has yielded 10 albums, a Grammy nomination, and extensive touring and performing for enthralled audiences ever since.

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MONSTER BAND

Apr 24

MONSTER BAND 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 7 PM

Monster Band is a student ensemble 'reanimating' classic pop music live. In this, the 3rd annual performance, the band will present music from the Wrecking Crew, the legendary L.A. studio band behind the hits of The Beach Boys, Mamas & the Papas, The Byrds, and a host of other '50s and 60s pop stars.

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JAZZ CONCERT

Apr 22

JAZZ CONCERT 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 7:30 PM

The Jazz Hawks will present a varied repertoire of Latin, Swing, Bebop and Ballads, showcasing some of the finest literature written for the big band! This student directed group, will surely brighten your day and will also present a few surprise performances as well!!

Free Event


Così Fan Tutte (Encore)

Apr 22

Così Fan Tutte (Encore) 

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.


Doo Wop Explosion III

Apr 21

Doo Wop Explosion III "A Celebration of Acapella Harmony 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

For the third year in a row, our celebration of doo wop acapella harmony returns to Monmouth University's Pollak Theatre. Born on the street corners of urban America, rhythm & blues and doo wop singing reached its peak in the 1950’s, and still has a strong following today. While doo wop singing began as an African American art form, by the late 1950’s it was enjoyed by singers of all races. Doo wop harmony in its purist form is acapella (without instruments or musical tracks).


Senior Recital: Eva Michaylin

Apr 21

Senior Recital: Eva Michaylin 

Wilson Auditorium - 7 PM

Eva Michaylin, a music industry major, will be performing her senior recital on Saturday, April 21st 2018 at Wilson Hall beginning at 7:00PM. She will be performing a variety of vocal selections including Classical, Jazz, Rock, Original Works and Musical Theatre. Light refreshments will be provided. All are invited.

Free Event


SPRING CHORAL CONCERT

Apr 19

SPRING CHORAL CONCERT 

Wilson Hall - 7:30 PM

Enjoy an evening of music performances, by Monmouth University Choirs and soloists, in the magisterial space of Wilson Hall, Monmouth University. Come join us for a celebration of the rich tapestry of choral music in all its magnificence.

Free Event


Spring 2018 Dance Concert - Artists Rising

Apr 18

Spring 2018 Dance Concert - Artists Rising 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 7:30 PM

In collaboration with Student Scholarship Week, artists from the Spring Choreography Class will present their original works that they have spent the semester creating. Performances will also feature the choreographic explorations of the studio dance course and original works by faculty members. Join us to see dance artists rising at Monmouth University.

Free Event


CLASSICAL FUN

Apr 17

CLASSICAL FUN 

Wilson Auditorium - 7:30 PM

A joyous program of music by some of the greatest composers of all time presented by the Monmouth University Chamber Orchestra. This spring concert also features music for chamber ensembles from within the orchestra-solos, duos, trios and quintets.

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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.


Luisa Miller

Apr 14

Luisa Miller 

Pollak Theatre - 12:30 PM

Plácido Domingo adds yet another role to his legendary Met career in this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years. Bertrand de Billy conducts. Maestro de Billy made his Met debut in 1998. He is principal guest conductor of the Dresdner Philharmonie and was formerly Music Director at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and the Radio Symphony Orchestra in Vienna, as well as principal guest conductor of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. He regularly conducts for such companies as the Vienna State Opera, Berlin State Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Paris Opéra, the Salzburg Festival, and Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. In 2018 he will also conduct performances of Tosca and Cendrillon at the Met. Elijah Moshinsky’s production of Luisa Miller features Sonya Yoncheva in the title role, with Plácido Domingo as her father. Piotr Beczała sings Rodolfo, with Olesya Petrova as Federica, Alexander Vinogradov as Count Walter, and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Wurm. Performances of Luisa Miller are on March 29, Apr 2, 6, 9, 14 (matinee), 18 and 21 (matinee), 2018. The April 14 matinee will be transmitted live as part of the Met’s Live in HD series, which reaches more than 2,000 movie theaters in 73 countries around the world. For further information, including casting by date, please visit www.metopera.org.


MU Players present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Apr 13-16

MU Players present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets for all performances of the MU Player's 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee are SOLD OUT! Fourth annual student produced musical. A celebration of student performers and designers all presented on the Woods Theatre stage.


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

Join us for the inaugural academic conference sponsored by the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music. Convened on the beautiful campus of Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey, the conference will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s 1978 classic album Darkness on the Edge of Town. Pre-conference activities will commence on Thursday, April 12th, and conclude on the afternoon of Sunday, April 15th. The conference will welcome an international roster of participants, as well as a host of keynote speakers and musical acts celebrating the life and times of the Jersey Shore and popular music.


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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