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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.

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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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Marlon James

Apr 9

Marlon James 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Marlon James was born in Jamaica in 1970. His recent novel A Brief History of Seven Killings won the 2015 Man Booker Prize. It was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature for fiction, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for fiction, and the Minnesota Book Award.

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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

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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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JAZZ CONCERT

Apr 21

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!!

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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).

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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.

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