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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

Tickets on sale to Center for the Arts donors 5/8 and general public 5/10. 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

Tickets on sale to Center for the Arts Donors 6/12 at noon and 6/14 at noon to the general public. 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

Tickets on sale to Center for the Arts Donors 6/12 at noon and 6/14 at noon to the general public. 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

Tickets on sale online July 1 and in person or via phone on July 5. 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

Tickets on sale July 1 online. Tickets on sale by phone or in person July 5. 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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Lords of 52nd Street

Dec 8

Lords of 52nd Street 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

The Lords of 52nd Street are Billy Joel’s original band, including Liberty DeVitto on drums, Russell Javors on rhythm 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, Madison Square Garden, and the LA Forum. The band members (along with Doug Stegmeyer – bass guitar) recorded the Turnstiles album, and then teamed up with legendary producer Phil Ramone to record The Stranger. The album was a commercial success, it holds a RIAA diamond certification (10x platinum), and several #1 singles including, Only The Good Die Young and Just The Way You Are. They continued to create many other successful albums including 52nd Street, Glass Houses, The Nylon Curtain. In 2014, Javors, Cannata, and DeVitto (with Stegmeyer, posthumously) were inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. At that time, they decided to reunite after a 30-year separation and began performing in front of live audiences together. Fans declared that The Lords’ live performances sound just like the original recordings with Billy Joel, if not better and they continue to awe fans from around the world! The show will open with a performance by Matt McAndrew, singer songwriter, from season seven of The Voice. Matt is a New Jersey native who creates sincere, guitar-driven music. Matt’s original single from The Voice, Wasted Love, dominated the charts and hearts of fans worldwide. The 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

Tickets on sale to donors 6/26 at noon and to the general public 6/28 at noon. 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

Tickets on sale to donors 6/26 at noon and to the general public 6/28 at noon. 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. Winner of the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop is rife with humor and political jabs, while giving us a glimpse at the human side of Martin Luther King Jr. Hours after his famed final speech, punctuated by the immortal line, "I've been to the mountaintop," the celebrated Reverend reveals his hopes, regrets, and fears, creating a masterful bridge between mortality and immortality. In 2018, America and the world marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., yet, struggles to resolve racial tension remain a challenge for communities everywhere. The Mountaintop premiered in London in 2009 and subsequently ran on Broadway starring Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson. The Mountaintop contains some mature language.

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Rockin’ Road to Dublin

Mar 24

Rockin’ Road to Dublin 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets on sale to donors 6/26 at noon and to the general public 6/28 at noon. 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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