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16 Event(s) Found in "Performing Arts Series"

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

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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Reduced Shakespeare Company’s All the Great Books (abridged)

Oct 12

Reduced Shakespeare Company’s All the Great Books (abridged) 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Little Dickens. Short Longfellow. Reduced Proust… All the Great Books. As anyone named Cliff will tell you, Less is More. The Literary Canon explodes as the bad boys of abridgement again unleash comic outrage on an unsuspecting public. America’s best loved comedy troupe takes you on a 98 minute roller- coaster ride through its compact compendium of 89 of the world’s great books in All The Great Books (abridged). It’s 1.1 books per minute (on average). Confused by Confucius? Thrown by Thoreau? Wish Swift was faster? Aiming for an ace of Tennyson? Then hop aboard and buckle up as the three cultural guerrillas of the Reduced Shakespeare Company zip through everything you should have read in school but probably didn’t. It’s a blast of bibliography. You’ve seen their PBS special. You’ve heard them on National Public Radio. They are officially London’s longest-running comedy troupe, and have broken box-office records at the Kennedy Center, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and the Pittsburgh Public Theatre. What are you waiting for? Tempus fugit! Reductio ad absurdum.

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Colin Hay

Oct 16

Colin Hay 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

As the singer, guitarist, and main songwriter of Australia's Men At Work, Colin Hay was responsible for penning several of the quirkiest pop hits of the early '80s. Although forever associated with "the land down under", Hay hailed from Scotland but relocated to Australia in 1967. After Men At Work’s rise, demise and a period of reflection, Hay embarked on a solo career, debuting in 1987 with Looking For Jack (the title of which supposedly referred to a brief encounter Hay had with actor Jack Nicholson). Hay continued to release critically acclaimed solo material with regularity throughout the 2000’s, including Wayfaring Sons, Peaks & Valleys, Topanga, 1998's Transcendental Highway, 2007’s Are You Lookin' at Me?, American Sunshine, 2011’s Gathering Mercury, which was followed in 2015 by Next Year People. In 2017 Hay recorded and released his 13th solo album, Fierce Mercy, an epic, cinematic step forward from the singer-songwriter who has become increasingly known for his wonderfully witty and intimate performances as well as his ever-present great voice and incisive song writing . The range of artists who have chosen to cite him as a muse is vast and varied and include the likes of Metallica and The Lumineers, reflecting his continuing relevance and broad appeal.

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The Doo Wop Project

Oct 26

The Doo Wop Project 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Featuring current and former stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, The DOO WOP PROJECT is street corner singing for a whole new generation. Their show begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. Throughout the show, DWP takes you on a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, and the Four Seasons...all the way to Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Amy Winehouse.

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A Marvelous Night: The Music of Van Morrison

Oct 27

A Marvelous Night: The Music of Van Morrison 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

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! Produced by Nearmor Productions

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Mariza

Nov 5

Mariza 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Grammy Award winning singer Mariza returns to captivate audiences with her personal take on traditional fado. In less than 12 years, Mariza has risen from a well-hidden local phenomenon, known only to a small circle of admirers in Lisbon, to one of the most widely acclaimed stars of the World Music circuit. Since then Mariza has continued to wow audiences with her powerful talent as a live performer, recording the album Concerto Em Lisboa to a hometown audience of several thousand right next to that most visual icon of fado — the sea. She has also traveled the world, selling out concert halls, from Carnegie Hall and Disney Concert Hall to London’s Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House, and winning awards, including a BBC World Music Award and 2008 Latin Grammy nomination.

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Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea

Dec 1

Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

There’s no better way to celebrate the holiday season than to spend a special evening with the Orchestra of Saint Peter by the Sea in a program of holiday classics and carols under the direction of Reverend Alphonse Stephenson. Distinguished vocalists perform beautiful arias and treasured classics in between humorous and personal anecdotes imparted by Reverend Alphonse Stephenson, the consummate entertainer. Be sure to get your tickets early for this annual sell out!

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The Lords of 52nd Street - LEGENDS OF THE BILLY JOEL BAND with Special Guest Matt McAndrew

Dec 8

The Lords of 52nd Street - LEGENDS OF THE BILLY JOEL BAND with Special Guest Matt McAndrew 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

The Lords of 52nd Street are Billy Joel’s original band with Liberty DeVitto on drums, Russell Javors on rhythmic guitar, and Richie Cannata on saxophone and keyboards. The band recorded and toured with Joel for over a decade performing alongside the Piano Man at famous arenas including Wembley Stadium, Sydney Opera House and Madison Square Garden. The show will open with a performance by Matt McAndrew, singer songwriter, from season seven of The Voice. Proceeds from this concert will benefit the newly formed, SRF Suicide Prevention Research and Training Project at Monmouth University’s School of Social Work.

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CSNsongs - Celebrating the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Feb 3

CSNsongs - Celebrating the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Returning to Monmouth by popular renowned for an encore engagement, CSNsongs is an ensemble of accomplished musicians who pay homage to the folk/rock legends that revolutionized music in the 1960's and 70's. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's compositions are perfectly and respectfully reproduced as they were originally written and recorded. Relive these historical musical moments with CSN Songs impeccable recreations of Suite Judy Blue Eyes, Ohio, Love the One Your With, Just a Song Before I Go, Southern Man and many other CSN&Y treasures.

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L.A. Theatre Work’s The Mountaintop

Feb 8

L.A. Theatre Work’s The Mountaintop 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

On the evening of April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside room 306 of The Lorraine Motel in Memphis. What happened inside room 306 the night before the killing is a mystery. In her internationally acclaimed play, The Mountaintop, playwright Katori Hall fantasizes what may have transpired in the overnight hours between the legendary civil rights leader and a seemingly inconsequential hotel maid.

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Wailin’ Jennys

Feb 17

Wailin’ Jennys 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

The Wailin' Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse - three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound. Starting as a happy accident of solo singer/songwriters getting together for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Wailin’ Jennys have grown over the years into one of today’s most beloved international folk acts.

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CARLOYN DORFMAN DANCE: The Legacy Project: A Dance Of Hope

Feb 25

CARLOYN DORFMAN DANCE: The Legacy Project: A Dance Of Hope 

Pollak Theatre - 4 PM

Acclaimed choreographer and storyteller Carolyn Dorfman has created an exultant “dance-theatre” trilogy that connects us through our common human experience. Told through the lens of a child of a Holocaust survivor, the choreography illustrates the devastation, yet inspires hope as immigrants journey to a new land that promises new beginnings! Our deepest desires for peace, freedom and family are illuminated in this triumphant work that will make you cry, laugh, think and celebrate the capacity of the human spirit to rise above all circumstance. Described by critics as “ingenious” (The Star-Ledger) and “emotionally resonant” (The New York Times), the dance in the Legacy Project brings together Dorfman’s family stories, Jewish history and a universal struggle for identity. This event is part of the Jewish Cultural Studies Program.

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Danú

Mar 1

Danú 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Hailing from Waterford, Dublin, Donegal and Cork, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Their standing room only concerts throughout Ireland are true events featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire. For over two decades, Danú’s virtuosi players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki, and vocals (Irish and English), have performed around the globe and recorded seven critically acclaimed albums. Their live DVD, One Night Stand, was filmed at Vicar St. Dublin.

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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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Catapult

Apr 19

Catapult 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 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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